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More than a grain of truth in new Fed Uni food and fibre grant

Tuesday 13 April 2021

Three Federation University Australia researchers have been awarded $260,000 from the federal Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment to further research into the traceability of the Australian grain export supply chain.

Workshop brings lessons of the stage to everyday life

Monday 12 April 2021

Federation University’s Arts Academy has launched a new short course that uses decades of performing arts experience to help those wanting to improve their public presentation skills. The two-day workshop Presence and Presentation will be held at the Latrobe Performing Arts Centre on 8 and 9 May. Led by Associate Professor Rick Chew and acclaimed actor, musici...

Fed Uni graduations - A time to celebrate

Monday 12 April 2021

Federation University graduates will be able to celebrate face-to-face at the first in-person graduation ceremonies in more than a year. Students who could not attend graduation ceremonies in 2020 due to COVID-19 will join new graduates for a series of small graduation ceremonies across Federation’s campuses. Ceremonies will be held tomorrow at the Gippsland campus and...

Awards honour Fed TAFE students

Wednesday 31 March 2021

The hard work and dedication of Federation TAFE students over the past year will be celebrated this evening with the presentation of the 2021 TAFE Division Awards for Excellence.  Forty-five awards will be presented to recipients nominated by Fed TAFE for excellence in their studies.  The awards, sponsored by local industry and community groups, include the City of...

Fed Uni researcher hopes to strike it lucky at 12-hour tenpin bowling Easter marathon

Tuesday 30 March 2021

A Federation University Australia researcher is aiming to raise $5,000 for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal by holding a 12-hour tenpin bowling marathon.  Associate Professor Christopher Mesagno, from the School of Science, Psychology and Sport, will attempt to bowl 75 games in the 12 hours, aiming to better his efforts in 2019 and 2009 where he bowled ...

New partners and tenants at Morwell centre's hub of innovation

Monday 22 March 2021

Federation University’s new Morwell Innovation Centre has been designed to facilitate a thriving regional ecosystem that will help transition the local economy. The Centre will be the central hub for business and industry to collaborate and explore new opportunities for the local economy through education and research. Federation University has partnered with Runway to...

Federation University and Giant announce sports science partnership

Wednesday 17 March 2021

Federation University and the Giant cycling team have entered into a three-year partnership focussed upon joining elite cycling athletes with leading sports science researchers at the new sports science facility in Mt Helen.

Fed Uni secures grant to cut emissions and boost sustainability in the Wimmera

Monday 15 March 2021

 A Wimmera project led by Federation University is one of 84 successful proposals to receive funding to adopt innovative practices to increase farm productivity, profitability and protection of natural resources.

Federation boosting allied health education

Thursday 11 March 2021

Gippsland’s future allied health workers will have access to specialised laboratories and teaching spaces to equip them to enter the local workforce, following the opening of Federation University’s new Allied Health and Activity Centre.

Gippslanders called on to rise to their food or fibre challenge

Tuesday 9 March 2021

Gippsland’s food and fibre sector is being invited to turn its challenges into opportunities as part of a program aiming at growing local businesses and boosting the industry. 

Supporting Ballarat business community in recovery

Tuesday 2 March 2021

A reduced-fee Federation University program will support the Ballarat business community as it recuperates from the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Master of Business Administration (MBA) will offer a dynamic blend of theory and practice and will commence in July 2021. In order to support the re-skilling and up-skilling of the local workforce following the 2020 chal...

Students settle into campus life during semester one orientation

Tuesday 23 February 2021

Weeks of planned activities will help Federation University’s newest students settle into university life and get to know their peers as part of a revamped Orientation schedule. A series of online social and information sessions have kicked off this week, while small, in-person events will continue into semester at Federation’s regional campuses. Virtual music lo...

Fed Uni regional leadership credentials on display in upcoming conference

Friday 12 February 2021

Federation University will reaffirm its position as a driving force in matters affecting regional Australia when it takes the helm of the Murray Darling Basin Conference in Rutherglen on 24-26 February. The University’s Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Duncan Bentley, will lead off two days of presentations by experts in their field who will gather to discuss issues su...

Fed Uni, agencies join forces to launch bushfire community platform

Wednesday 10 February 2021

A new website will help Gippsland communities recovering from bushfire share their stories of survival and their reflections on fire preparation. Launched today, the Community Bushfire Connection website features resources for recovery and bushfire management, information about fire ecology and the history of bushfire in Gippsland. There are also resources to support early c...

Face-to-face learning for VET in schools resumes at Wimmera Campus

Thursday 4 February 2021

Federation University’s Wimmera Campus has welcomed over 90 returning and commencing Vocational Education and Training Delivered to Secondary Students (VETDSS) from across the Wimmera Southern Mallee.  

Researchers to study coaching strategy through Road Nats

Wednesday 3 February 2021

Researchers will use this week’s Federation University Road National Championships to gain a better insight into coaching strategy and why coaches make certain decisions during major cycling events.

Federation University Ballarat business confidence survey optimistic of full Covid recovery

Tuesday 2 February 2021

Federation University researchers have engaged with the Ballarat business community to capture the sentiment of local businesses during the global Coronavirus pandemic. The online Ballarat Business Confidence Survey 2020 was devised by Dr Moulik Zaveri, Dr Damian Morgan and Dr Shoaib Riaz at the Federation Business School. Ninety-six businesses responded to the 59-question o...

New Federation Business Centre of Excellence in Ballarat

Friday 29 January 2021

Ballarat will be the home of a new state-of-the-art business centre, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Victorian Higher Education State Investment Fund. Minister for Higher Education Gayle Tierney today visited the site of the new Federation University Business Centre of Excellence on Lydiard Street, which is expected to open in late 2022. She said the project w...

Fed TAFE plugs school leavers straight into local jobs

Thursday 21 January 2021

Tom and Cameron Butler have used their Federation TAFE studies to transition from school straight into local jobs. The Horsham brothers both studied a Federation TAFE Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) through the VET in Schools program at local St Brigid’s College. Both were snapped up by the companies for whom they did work experience – Tom at La...

Training Ballarat students for jobs in mental health

Friday 15 January 2021

A new Free TAFE course offered in Ballarat will allow students to get the training and skills they need to support Victorians with mental illness.   Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle today announced the Certificate IV in Mental Health will be offered at Federation University in Mount Helen for the first time in 2021. She visited the campus today to encourage l...

Innovation centre brings hundreds of jobs to Gippsland

Thursday 14 January 2021

One of Victoria’s largest energy suppliers will call the Latrobe Valley home thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government, creating hundreds of new jobs and boosting the local economy. Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas was in Morwell on Wednesday (13 January) to open the newly completed Innovation Centre and to announce that Alinta Energy will establish...

Road Nats cycling partnership with Fed Uni strengthened

Thursday 14 January 2021

As Ballarat prepares to host the Federation University Road National Championships next month, the University and AusCycling are excited to extend and enhance their cycling partnership through a range of collaborative projects over the next three years. Federation will host training camps for elite cyclists, run athlete testing and talent identification and work with AusCycling to e...

First round offers increase in 2021

Thursday 14 January 2021

Nursing, Exercise and Sport Science, Performing Arts and Visual Arts, Physiotherapy and Education are among the most popular programs for prospective students at Federation University Australia in 2021.

Virtual chorus spreads Christmas cheer

Wednesday 23 December 2020

Members of Gippsland’s Word of Mouth Chorus and Federation University Arts Academy students have come together to spread joy in the lead-up to Christmas, recording a virtual performance of O Holy Night.

Research to shine spotlight on vital retail and hospitality industries

Wednesday 23 December 2020

A Federation University research project will explore how careers in everyday industries like retail and hospitality can be made more visible. These industries employ around 20 per cent of the workforce, operating throughout Australia, yet the industries suffer from low prestige, affecting their choice as careers and the future prospects of workers in these industries. Feder...

Federation partners with industry for Australian-first skills initiative

Tuesday 22 December 2020

Federation University is joining with industry to deliver a major climate change initiative for Australia. It will offer Australia’s first apprenticeship in wind turbine blade repair as part of a $1.6 million funding agreement with industry partner Vestas. From 2022, students at Federation TAFE will be able to study the Certificate III Engineering (Composites), a three...

Landmark research partnership to deliver Ararat innovation boost

Thursday 17 December 2020

Ararat is soon to be home to a new cutting-edge research facility that will explore value-added opportunities to grow the local agriculture sector. The Ararat Jobs and Technology Precinct is being delivered as part of a partnership between Ararat Rural City Council and Federation University Australia. The project reactivates the Federation University Campus in Laby Street, A...

Visual arts exhibition moves with the virtual times

Monday 14 December 2020

Visual arts students graduating from Federation University’s Arts Academy will experience the best of both worlds with their End of Year Exhibition (EYE) taking place online and in galleries. EYE is usually held at the Ballarat Mining Exchange and the Switchback Gallery at the University’s Gippsland Campus, but COVID-19 restrictions have forced this year’s event to c...

Fed Uni and City of Greater Dandenong MoU to strengthen ties

Wednesday 9 December 2020

Federation University and Greater Dandenong City Council have reinforced their relationship to help the south-east Melbourne region recover more quickly from the impact of COVID-19. The University and Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build on the extensive partnerships that exist between Federation and local employers.    A key goal is to ...

IBM and Fed Uni demonstrate value in regional investment

Monday 7 December 2020

The IBM/Federation University 25-year partnership contributed $629 million in economic value to the Victorian economy between 2018-2019, a report released today reveals. Commissioned jointly by IBM and the University to celebrate the quarter-century, the Western Research Institute report shows Ballarat Technology Park underpins 4435 jobs in the state, based on the same data period, an...