Berwick Campus - Staff information

This web page has been created to provide information to staff about the aquisition of the Berwick Campus of Monash University.

In 2017, FedUni will lease Building 903 from Monash to teach 15 programs from across the four Faculties. Both universities will occupy the Campus, and students of both institutions will attend. In 2018, FedUni will be the sole occupant and provider of tertiary education on the site.

The community response to FedUni in Berwick and surrounds has been strong and positive. Residents have welcomed our open-access policy and early indicators show a strong interest in the programs we will offer.

Campus operations

Teaching spaces

The following teaching spaces are available:

  • Lecture theatre: G121
  • Tutorial rooms: 1139, 1140, 1141
  • Nursing laboratories: G92, G125
  • Science laboratory: G100
  • Computer laboratory: G96
  • Classroom: G101
  • Learning space: G87

It is possible that we will be able to lease additional teaching spaces from Monash University, and this will be coordinated with them by our scheduling team if required.

Students have full access to all student spaces on the campus and will enjoy joint use with Monash University students.

Campus maps will soon be available.

Travelling to Berwick

For those travelling to Berwick from west of Melbourne, we encourage use of V/Line trains from Ballarat to Southern Cross, then Pakenham Metro trains out to the Berwick railway station.

For those travelling from the Gippsland Campus, Traralgon and Bairnsdale V/Line trains stop at the Pakenham station, from which a Metro train can be taken to Berwick.

The Campus is a short walk to the west.

Information on public transport can be found under Berwick > Getting there.

On-campus parking

For those electing to travel by fleet car, no permit is required to park in signed 'Federation University permit' areas at the Campus.

'Zone 4' parking permits are being issued to staff by Greg Jakob on-site at the Berwick campus Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Room 1116. The permits for Berwick staff cost $150 per annum and are paid in lump sum via credit card or bank transfer or deducted directly from your pay on a fortnightly basis of up to $6.92 per pay by signing a payroll authorisation with the application form.

Staff employed at other campuses and required to travel regularly to Berwick should see Greg Jakob in 1116.

Students looking for permits should be directed to Student HQ in 1110.

Temporary visitors

All staff who are visiting the campus by vehicle need to:

- Park in the allotted FedUni parking area as signed;

- Sign in to the visitor parking book at Student HQ identifying the vehicle and registration.

- Student HQ will issue a day permit for staff to display on vehicle dashboard.

- Staff will need to place day permit on vehicle dashboard to avoid issue of infringement notice.

IT arrangements and support

Federation Service Desk will be the first point of contact for Federation staff located at the Berwick Campus: Service Desk portal

Phone: 5327 9999

Teaching spaces support

For all teaching space support Federation staff at the Berwick Campus must contact the Monash eSolutions Service Desk on: 9905 1777 (option 4) or follow the instructions in the room.

Desktop/laptops support

Federation staff will contact Federation University Service Desk on 5327 9999, a Service Desk officer will attempt to resolve the problem remotely. In case the problem cannot be fixed and the staff PC is not operable, Federation Service Desk will escalate the request with a workaround to the eSolutions Berwick team.

Printing

Federation University will provision printing services to both federation staff and students, any issues with Federation staff and students printing, requests should be submitted to the ITS Service Desk: Service Desk portal

Other details, such as the integration between Monash and FedUni systems or the adoption of Monash systems by FedUni, are being progressed. They will be communicated systematically as they are defined.

For information, contact the project team using the online form.

Procurement and deliveries

Procurement

Contact the project team at info.berwick@federation.edu.au if it is appropriate to charge a purchase to the Berwick project code as part of establishing the campus.

Goods delivery

Please adhere to the procedures as outlined in the following document:

The following map may be of use to delivery providers:

Large deliveries can be stored in the shipping containers to the west of Building 903, if there is room. Advise Anton Wray (anton.wray@federation.edu.au) in advance of the delivery.

Mailroom and logistics

Please see below a document outlining the mailroom and logistics protocols for Berwick campus:

Meeting rooms

Room 903.1133 is our meeting room for 2017. The room bookable using the web room booking system.

Room bookings page

Facilities procedures

Please see below Facilities' procedures as they apply to Berwick.

For after-hours access, including the weekend, complete the attached application form:

Hotdesks

Desks are available to be booked via the Web Room Booking system for staff visiting the Berwick campus on an ad hoc basis:

  • Room 903_1115  -  eight (8) desks - Labelled 1 to 8

Resources located on each desk (if available) will be noted in the comments field in the Web Room Booking system

Staff members with a booked desk will take priority over those who have not made a booking.

Berwick 903 building rooms are unlocked each morning and the building is currently open 7am to 7pm during semester and 7am to 6pm at other times.

Instructions for assistance with  the Web Room Booking system can be accessed at the following link: Web Room Booking instructions, (.pdf, 56kb)

Library Services

In 2017, the FedUni campus Library will operate out of the existing Monash campus Library space. Library staff for FedUni have commenced at the campus and are located in the Library with the current Monash staff. Together, they are collaborating to provide services and resources to both FedUni and Monash staff and students located at the Berwick campus. For FedUni staff and students, this is as follows:

Resources

  • Access to a small FedUni collection in the Library, consisting of textbooks and required reading materials to support the courses being taught
  • Ability to borrow from the Monash collection at Berwick, including the Teaching Materials Collection and anatomical models
  • Ability to request items from the other FedUni campus libraries (Mt Helen, SMB, Gippsland & Horsham) and through Bonus+. Staff also have access to resources obtained through Document Delivery Services
  • Complete access to FedUni’s extensive online (ebook, journal and streaming media) collections
  • Complete access to the Library’s suite of online support materials, including Subject Guides, ‘How-to’ videos and LibAnswers
  • Access to student PCs with the standard FedUni student image
  • Access to FedUni’s printing, copying and scanning services (FMP)
  • Access to all facilities in the Berwick Library, including powered study carrels, group study space, and flexible learning and teaching space

Services

  • Full access to our advisory services, in person in the Library, or via email, telephone or online chat
  • For staff, access to Liaison services, in order to plan and deliver programs and resources aimed at student information and digital literacies skills development
  • For staff, access to the Library’s eReadings, Copyright and Document Delivery Services
  • Access to advice and assistance for all students with disabilities registered with either Monash or FedUni disability support services
  • Access to activities run as part of FedReady and Orientation, and the staff Academic Induction Program
  • Access to Student Futures support services including Learning Skills Advisors and the ASK service

Catering

Please see below details of the on-site caterer at Berwick.

Berwick Catering

Connie Cai
http://www.berwickcatering.com.au/index.php/contact-us
Email: berwickcatering@gmail.com
Telephone: 9904 7015
Mobile: 0458 536 009

Building 901
Berwick Campus

Lost property

Return all lost property to Monash Connect in Building 930. If they are closed, then take lost property to Monash’s security counter in Building 903.

Short-term staff accommodation

FedUni Living is pleased to offer short term accommodation for visiting staff to the Berwick campus. Private rooms with ensuite are available. For bookings or more information, please visit https://federation.edu.au/feduniliving or call 03 5327 9480.

Project information

Why we are doing this

The Council and senior leadership have identified Berwick as a growing area for higher education and in particular for the programs we offer. This is a strategic initiative to strengthen our position and presence in the south-east, and to expand the reach of our student-centred higher education programs.

Berwick provides us with an opportunity to:

  • increase our student numbers
  • extend our footprint
  • strengthen our position in the south-east
  • offer access to students who might not otherwise have it
  • set up operations in a growth corridor, and
  • increase our revenue.

Offering programs at Berwick aligns with our 2020 vision and strategy:

"to be renowned for being accessible, inclusive, supportive and empathetic in its connection to its students, its staff, and the communities it serves."

Project management

Overseeing the project are a steering committee and working groups comprising senior representatives from critical areas of the University and members of the Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Team. Each working group has a different focus, and all consider staffing impacts:

  • Academic
  • Operations
  • Marketing and Engagement
  • Student Retention.

Difference between Berwick and 2014 merger between University of Ballarat and Monash University, Gippsland

In 2014 Federation University Australia was established. It was a new institution comprising the several campuses of the former University of Ballarat and the Gippsland campus of Monash University.

At Gippsland, various Monash staff were identified and their functions directly translated into the new FedUni operation, with some staff teaching joint cohorts of Monash and FedUni students. This ‘teach-out’ period was necessitated by Churchill’s remote location with respect to the other campuses of Monash.

The provision of higher education at Berwick will be a parallel operation in 2017, with both Monash and FedUni occupying the site, teaching discrete cohorts of students. Monash staff and students will be progressively relocated. In 2018, FedUni will fully occupy the site. All staff on the campus will be FedUni staff, and all students will be FedUni students.

Communication with broader FedUni community

FedNews items will be published following each meeting of the steering committee.

The senior team will conduct frequent staff briefings for broad updates on the project, the dates of which will be published on FedNews.

Line managers may hold sessions in various areas of the University to brief their staff personally.

For specific HR questions, see the following document:

Contact the project team via the online form

Stay updated

Frequent updates on Berwick will be in FedNews, complemented by face-to-face communication by the extended leadership team to their staffing groups.

If you have a question, you should ask your line manager in the first instance.

Staff can attend briefings by the senior team, which will be announced ahead of time in FedNews.

Staff can also get in touch with the Berwick project team directly using the online form.

Staffing

Staff recruitment & induction

Recruitment

There will be no direct translation of Monash University staff to FedUni, as was the case in the 2014 merger with the Gippsland Campus.

Monash will relocate its Berwick staff progressively to its Clayton and Peninsula campuses during 2017, and Monash staff currently working at Berwick will not necessarily be hired to work for FedUni.

Induction

The following presentations were made to academic and professional staff commencing at the Federation University, Berwick campus on Tuesday 31 January 2017.  Below are the PowerPoint presentations (in PDF) delivered on the day. Thank you to all the presenters who facilitated sessions.

Session 1 (staff only)
If you have any questions in relation to the information presented in this session, please contact: Kelley Jones, Human Resources

Session 2 (staff only)
If you have any questions in relation to the information presented in this session, please contact: Kelley Jones, Human Resources

Session 3 (staff only)
If you have any questions in relation to the information presented in this session, please contact: Tulsa Andrews, Centre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice (CLIPP)

Session 4 (staff only)
If you have any questions in relation to the information presented in this session, please contact: Tulsa Andrews, Centre for Learning Innovation and Professional Practice (CLIPP)

Additional resources

The following are provided courtesy of Equity & Equal Opportunity:

No staff have to move to Berwick

No employee currently working at any other campus will be required to relocate to Berwick. Expressions of interests have been issued to various work areas to determine interest for those who elect to relocate on an entirely voluntary basis.

No reduction in staffing at other campuses

Staff who relocate to Berwick will be replaced at their original campus.

Location of staff

We are still gathering exact details of the current floorplan and workspace arrangements of Building 903 and others. For information, please contact the project team via the online form.

HR FAQs

For specific HR questions, see the following document:

Give comments and ask questions

This project will have the greatest success with input from our staff. If you have any suggestions, queries, or feedback, please contact the project team using the online form.

Get support

If you have a concern about Berwick, speak with your line manager, or the Berwick project team using the online form.

If you wish to speak with an independent party, FedUni’s confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available 24 hours a day. The number is 1300 OUR EAP (1300 687 327). More information is available on the EAP website.

Programs and students

Programs offered in 2017

  • Bachelor of Community and Human Services
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Education (Birth–Year 6)
  • Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Education Studies
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Business Information Systems)
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Mobile App Development)
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Accelerated Program)
  • Bachelor of Environmental and Conservation Science
  • Bachelor of Veterinary and Wildlife Science

For further details visit Course Finder.

Enrolment numbers

Student enrolments have exceeded expectations; we currently have 350 students commencing in Semester 1, 2017.

FedUni staff support for Monash University students

FedUni staff will only support and teach FedUni students, and Monash will support and teach only Monash students. Separate support operations will be established in Berwick for our students, and such staff will work in near-total isolation from the Monash equivalents, with only incidental collaboration, such as the referral of students seeking support from one institution to the other.

Monash will slowly relocate its staff and students to other campuses during 2017. Unlike the 2014 merger with Gippsland Campus, there will be no teach-out of Monash programs at Berwick. Churchill’s remote location with relation to other Monash campuses necessitated the teach-out following the merger; this is not the case in Berwick.