Children at FedUni

Bringing children to the University – FedUni policies and procedures

Through its Children in University Activities Policy, FedUni recognises that there are occasions when allowing staff and students who are parents/carers/guardians to bring children to a University activity or location assists these staff and students to balance their work/study and caring responsibilities. However, in this Policy FedUni also recognises that, in a variety of situations, there are reasons why such access may need to be refused or limited.

Through its Breastfeeding of Infants Policy, FedUni articulates its commitment to policies and practices which support staff and students who wish to continue to breastfeed on their return to work or study.

The accompanying Children in University Activities Procedure has been developed to help FedUni balance these needs and must be followed when staff or students wish to bring children to University activities. The procedure also provides a framework for providing support and flexibility for breastfeeding mothers, in their transition back to study or work, and in their roles as parents.

The Manager, Equity and Equal Opportunity can provide advice and assistance in regard to these policies and procedures. Contact us for more information.

FedUni parenting facilities

There are parent/private breastfeeding rooms:

  • Mt Helen campus: in the U Building (Albert Coates Complex) and Y Building
  • Horsham Campus: in the Wimmera Building
  • Gippsland Campus: in Building 1N

There is no designated parent/breastfeeding room on the SMB campus. Please contact us to discuss alternative arrangements.

For access to a fridge to store expressed milk, students should contact their Faculty/FedCollege/FedTAFE and staff should speak with their supervisor.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Equity & Equal Opportunity.

FedUni childcare facilities

FedUni owns and operates two Children's Centres with childcare and kindergarten programs offering quality education and care. They are on the Mt Helen and SMB campuses.

There is a Childcare Centre adjacent to the Gippsland campus operated by MUGSU.