Past projects

A small selection of projects successfully completed within single departments or with collaboration among discrete departments of the University.

3W-210 Laboratory re-development

In 2014 Federation University Australia was awarded $2.3M in EIF funding to refurbish and upgrade analytical equipment for carbon and biomass capture. In 2015, FedUni was approached by the CO2CRC in regards to its allocation of $2.7M as part of the $5M allocated to the Latrobe Valley (LV) for Education Infrastructure Funding. FedUni intends to use its funds of $2.3M for the creation of a PCC (Post Combustion Carbon Capture) Analytical Laboratory.

Completed October, 2015.

Budgeting and reporting (Chameleon)

A project to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the University's budgeting and reporting procedures with the implementation of new software.

Building A refurbishment

Works to refurbish both floors of A building for use by SCIP and the Engagement portfolio.

e-Catalogue

This project is to provide a single buying platform that will empower the end users by giving them a choice of products with the ability to compare products and prices. This will also enable saving through the reduction of the number of suppliers the University buys from and shall allow procurement, in partnership with the University Procurement Hub (UPH) initiative, to negotiate better discounts with suppliers. An e-Catalogue solutions will help staff to see critical information such as current stock numbers, delivery lead time as well as freight costs that would assist in making decisions about the suppliers to buy from.

Enterprise Service Bus

The ability to provide accurate, timely program information across the University is critical to ensure partners can communicate their offerings of our education services to the market. This initiative will provide an 'electronic data service' for all relevant program information that can be accessed by partner systems as well as offer vast flexibility for the ITS department to design and control data services for all applications and systems.

Completed April, 2016.

Enterprise timetabling

A project to upgrade the University's timetabling system, Cyon's Syllabus Plus.

FedUni signage

The provision of professional and accurate signage will lead to improved access to on-campus facilities and services. This directly links to the University's aim of providing a quality tertiary education experience that inspires our students to succeed. Professionally-designed signage will not only serve to provide a very practical purpose but will also add to the student experience by assisting to create a vibrant and stimulating environment.

Completed February, 2016.

Learning content repository

Equella is a learning content repository being implemented to act as a repository for a variety of learning and teaching materials as well as copyright, research and asset control mechanism for library resources. These will integrate closely with Moodle to offer users a more seamless experience in accessing and controlling content throughout the university.

Completed April, 2016.

Online course guide

This project will enable a complete transformation of the current program finder system to a market leading online course guide which will offer a truly engaging experience for prospective and current students. The new system will have a re-designed front end, browsing capabilities, improved functionality and a single master source of program information.

The new Course Finder can be found here.

Microsoft Identity Manager (IAM Risk Mitigation)

A project to replace the current bespoke identity access management system with a standardised, commercial, best-practice-based application.

Mt Helen clinical nursing lab upgrade

In order to comply with the requirements of accreditation by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) some works were required in the existing nursing labs, this is considered 'Phase 1' of the project. Phase 2 of the project is to create a High Dependency Unit in S Building making use of some or all of the vacant rooms S201, S2012, S203 and S235. This project will provide an additional learning space for third year students.

Tree of Knowledge safety upgrade

Originally scoped as a bridge replacement, the scope was increased to allow for recommendation made in the Tree of Knowledge safety review. This project will be constructed from materials collected from our very own University recycle program, and the recycled product was manufactured here in Ballarat.

Completed October, 2015.

Virtual classroom BOLD

The project aims to assess Adobe Connect and associated productivity tools, and video-conferencing technologies in a broad range of: Learning and teaching scenarios, academic and library support services, student-to-student peer learning and support, social support services, staff professional development activities and implement the preferred solution to meet these business needs.

Completed April, 2016.

Travel management system (TMS)

A project to implement a new travel management system, Concur.

1W Student HQ

Student HQ provides support to future and current students, in person, online or over the phone. It is one central location on each campus where students can visit to get any assistance they need relating to their studies. This project will establish the Student HQ at the Gippsland Campus.

Textbook & Research Materials Initiative

Semester 2 Textbooks & Resource Materials Initiative - Continual Service Improvement.  Work is done in kind.

SCCM & Windows 10 SOE

System Center Configuration manager simplify's the management and migration of existing devices to Win 10 SCCM manages the deployment of system updates and endpoint virus protection. Microsoft SCCM will become the platform for Federation University to manage the deployment of the new Windows 10 SOE for students while enabling "BYOD" Bring Your Own Device alternative models for device deployment & management.

Online credit precedence

This project is to implement functionality to enable a prospective student to see what credit they will receive for previous study results against a specific course, and to have the credit applied at the time of application.

ServiceNow implementation

Implementation of an application to enable a more service-centric initiation and flow of ITS service requests. The project will also direct change of internal processes to align ITS staff and processes towards best practice and greater efficiencies. Implementation of the knowledge base will create the foundation for a single point of self-service information across the university.