Institute of Education, Arts and Community (International)

Congratulations on starting at Federation University and welcome to Mt Helen Campus! Below you will find everything you need to get started, including the schedule for all the events and activities you need to get you oriented, connected, and ready for your new university life.

As well as on-campus events, you'll also find self-paced content, support and resources in our Orientation Hub opening Monday 18 July.

Register now to let us know you're attending Orientation at Mt Helen and to enter the draw to win a $50 Prezzee gift voucher >

Monday 18 July 2022

New international students starting at Federation University this year must attend international student orientation. This day of activities includes your enrolment. These sessions are for new international students only. 

You should also attend the rest of the orientation events and activities. It's all important and designed to set you up ready for your university journey.

9.15am - 10.00amRegistrations and Breakfast
Meet your fellow students and the friendly staff of the International Student Advisory service.
Meet at the entrance to Building C.
10.00am - 1.00pmMorning Session
Join us for your welcome to campus, key health and safety information, ESOS, and ask questions at our Q&A panel.
Building C, Room 001
1.00pm - 2.00pmLunchAlbert Coates Building (Building U)
2.00pm - 4.00pmAfternoon Session
Essential University information and a social activity. 
Building C, Room 001

Tuesday 19 July 2022

9.00am - 10.00am Free Breakfast and Welcome to Campus
Start the day with free breakfast and hear from the Head of Campus, welcoming you to the university and outlining some of the standout features of your campus.
Albert Coates
10.00am - 10.30am Welcome to Institute of Education, Arts and Community
Hear from the head of your institute and learn more about the range of options available to you at FedUni
10.30am - 11.00am

Program Overview
Learn more about your degree, the specifics of what is required, and get to meet a lecturer or two from your upcoming studies.

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) - T203A
  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) - T203A
  • Bachelor of Education Studies - T203A
  • Bachelor of Outdoor and Environmental Education - P211
  • Bachelor of Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education - P211
  • Foundation Access Studies (FAST) - T204
  • Master of Teaching (Early Childhood) - T120
  • Bachelor of Arts - T203C
  • Bachelor of Community and Human Service - T202
  • Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice - T203B
  • Bachelor of Criminal Justice Management - T203B
By program.
11.00am - 12.00pm ActionBound Campus Tour
Discover your way around campus and compete for prizes in this app-based scavenger hunt!
You will receive instructions at the end of your program overview
12.00pm - 1.00pm Free Lunch Albert Coates
1.00pm - 1.30pm Support Services Overview
A short presentation outlining the variety of support services available at FedUni and how to access them.
1.30pm - 3.30pm Getting Connected & Library Tour
Get your tech set up and working. Learn how to log in to university systems, access student emails, and more. Then once your done, head to the Library for a personal tour from our helpful librarians!

Thursday 21 July 2022

Join our Learning Skills Advisors and Student Academic Leaders on campus to conclude the FedReady program. FedReady is a 2-week program running Monday 11 July - Thursday 21 July online and on-campus and is designed to teach you everything you need to know for a successful start at FedUni.

Whether you've participated throughout the program, or are just starting your self-paced journey, all students are welcome.

10.00am - 11.00amCritical thinking in action:
Practice some of the critical thinking skills that you learned in the online FedReady modules. This is an opportunity to work with your fellow students, student leaders and Learning Skills Advisors.
Register to receive venue information.
11.00am - 12.00pmGetting started at university – Student Panel
Hear from Federation University students about their experiences starting university and ask questions about how to succeed at university.
Register to receive venue information.
12.00pm - 1.00pmCampus tour
Guided tour around the campus by our Student Academic Leaders to introduce you to the key services and locations around campus.
Register to receive venue information.
1.00pm - 2.00pmFree LunchTo be advised.

Getting around on campus

View Mt Helen Campus map (pdf, 3.1mb)

Room numbers for orientation sessions (and classes) can be a little long and confusing at first. You'll find you learn them quickly, but you can use the following rules to help you out:

  • Almost all rooms consist of a letter and three numbers. For example, F301.
  • The letter refers to the building. For example, F301 will be in 'Building F'.
  • The first number is the floor. In the example F301, the room will be on 'Floor 3'.
    • NOTE: Floors at Mt Helen do not always begin at 0 or 1. In some buildings, the ground floor will be 'Floor 2'. If you are uncertain what floor you are on, simply find the nearest room number, and check the first number to determine what floor you are currently on. Then simply head 'up' or 'down' from there.
  • The last two numbers refer to the room number directly. These can just be used to locate exactly which room you are looking for.