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Boosting Gippsland's food and fibre industry

Thursday 29 July 2021

Seven food and fibre projects across Gippsland will receive a major boost as part of the ‘What’s Your Food or Fibre Challenge, Gippsland?’ initiative.  From bringing native bush foods to market, to developing a Gippsland-made fish sauce from carp, the initiative will help bring innovative ideas to life with research and industry expert support.   ...

Working together to grow skills and training in the Wimmera

Tuesday 27 July 2021

Federation University and SuniTAFE have today announced a new collaborative approach to the delivery of skills and training in the Wimmera that will provide better opportunities for students and local industry.

Researchers to train next generation in supporting older Australians

Thursday 22 July 2021

Federation University Australia researchers are partners in a new training centre working to help improve the quality of life for older Australians. The Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Optimal Ageing will train the next generation of researchers to understand, detect and improve psychosocial factors that support mental activity, physical health and social connect...

Talks to explore 151 golden years of mining in central Victoria

Tuesday 20 July 2021

Federation University Australia is inviting the community to attend a series of virtual talks exploring the historical influence of mining in central Victoria. The University has a rich history of education and research in the geosciences, dating back to the launch of the School of Mines Ballarat in 1870. The Victorian goldfields produced an estimated 2,500 tons of gold sinc...

Construction starts on Australia's first renewable energy training tower

Wednesday 30 June 2021

Construction is starting on Australia’s first wind turbine training tower at Federation University Australia in Ballarat. Minister for Higher Education, Skills and Training Gayle Tierney visited the Mt Helen campus today for a sod turning event to mark the start of construction and to launch a new short course for tradespeople to retrain to work in the wind industry. T...

Research project to explore potential for water sector in energy market

Monday 28 June 2021

A new research project will help the water sector take advantage of opportunities in the Australian energy market as it undergoes rapid change.   The Centre for New Energy Technologies (C4NET), with support from Gippsland Water and Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water (GWMWater), is funding the project, titled INdustrial and commercial demand FLEXing to Increase Overall beNefit (INFLEX...

Federation gains world recognition in young university rankings

Friday 25 June 2021

Federation University Australia has earned its first international world ranking as one of the top young universities in the world. Federation has been ranked in the top 201 – 250 young universities in the world in the prestigious

Singers come together to spread hope

Friday 18 June 2021

Local singers and Federation University Australia students and alumni are using the power of song to spread hope to communities continuing to deal with the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Federation University’s Word of Mouth Chorus has recorded a virtual mash-up of iconic 20th century songs Bridge Over Troubled Water by Paul Simon and Imagine by Jo...

New soil research projects to help boost profits for Australian farmers

Thursday 3 June 2021

Federation University Australia researchers will lead or support three new projects to help Australian farmers better manage their soil for more profitable and productive farming. The projects are part of the Cooperative Research Centre for High Performance Soils (Soil CRC). The centre brings together scientists, industry and farmers to find solutions for Australia’s underperfor...

Federation alumnus eyes Archibald Prize

Wednesday 2 June 2021

A painting by renowned artist and former Federation University Australia student Graeme Drendel has been shortlisted for Australia's most prestigious portrait award, the Archibald Prize. 

Remembering Aboriginal heroes who shaped Victoria's history

Monday 31 May 2021

The stories of Aboriginal heroes who helped shape Victoria’s history are being illuminated through a Federation University Australia research project.   The project ‘Aboriginal Heroes of Fire, Flood and Food’ will use film and digital mapping to chronicle Aboriginal acts of heroism, specifically in relation to fire, flood and the search ...

Ballarat young women Try-a-Trade

Tuesday 25 May 2021

More than 60 female secondary school students from across the Ballarat and Central Highlands region will be able to get hands-on trade experience at Federation TAFE’s first Try-a-Trade event. Federation TAFE has partnered with Head Start to host the event on Wednesday 26 May.

New agreement to boost training and job opportunities in Gippsland

Friday 21 May 2021

There will be more opportunities for people in Gippsland to train for skilled jobs that are in demand with local employers, thanks to a new agreement between Federation University, Wellington Shire Council and TAFE Gippsland. 

Welcome boost to skills, training, jobs and education in Victorian budget

Friday 21 May 2021

Federation University Australia welcomes the Victorian Government’s investment in skills and training, in the 2021-22 Victorian Budget. Federation TAFE works closely with local employers to tackle the skills shortage in Ballarat and the Wimmera by providing courses that give our students the skills and training industry needs. The $986 million in Budget funding for 25 ...

Federation launches new research centre in Gippsland and Ballarat

Friday 21 May 2021

Federation University Australia today launched a new research centre to support regional communities in transition, with the centre co-located at the Gippsland and Ballarat campuses. The Future Regions Research Centre will work with local industry, government, regional and Indigenous communities to tackle the challenges facing our regions – from transitioning from coal-fired pow...

New childcare course to help tackle skills shortage in the Wimmera

Tuesday 18 May 2021

Childcare workers in the western Victoria will be able to gain a new qualification and increase their career opportunities through a new diploma at Federation TAFE’s Wimmera campus.  Federation TAFE is working with local employers to deliver new courses that will help tackle the skills shortage in the region, with childcare among the critical areas.  The stro...

Latrobe City and Federation Uni join forces to bolster local arts scene

Tuesday 18 May 2021

Federation University Australia and Latrobe City Council are working together to develop a thriving performing arts scene in the Gippsland region.  The partnership was launched with a new Federation University short course – Presence and Presentation – to help people improve their public presentation skills.  Held over 15 and 16 May at the Latrobe Perfo...

Federation University welcomes the 'start-up year'

Monday 17 May 2021

Federation University Australia welcomes the Federal Opposition’s focus on driving entrepreneurship and innovation in Australia, as outlined in Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese’s budget reply speech on Thursday.

Federation University welcomes budget investment in training and innovation

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Federation University Australia welcomes the Federal Government’s investment in skills, training, education, health, aged care and innovation in the 2021-22 Federal Budget. The skills shortage is a significant challenge facing regional areas, and Federation University and Federation TAFE work closely with local employers to ensure our graduates have the skills they need. ...

Research examines how to identify and improve Covid-19 vaccine effectiveness

Wednesday 12 May 2021

A new research partnership between Federation University and Ballarat Health Service (BHS) will examine how COVID-19 vaccines work within the body, and how the rate of effectiveness can be improved in those who do not develop antibodies to facilitate resistance to the disease. 

Kidney gene discovery unlocks door to high blood pressure answers

Friday 7 May 2021

Federation University Australia is part of an international team of scientists that have discovered kidney genes responsible for high blood pressure, paving the way for new opportunities to treat the disease.

Federation University ends 2020 financially sound despite COVID

Wednesday 5 May 2021

Federation University Australia ended 2020 with a positive balance sheet and whole new approach to student learning, overcoming the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic. Federation University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Duncan Bentley joined the university in the middle of Victoria’s second lockdown and said prudent and collaborative financial and organisational management ...

Trade excellence on show

Tuesday 27 April 2021

The most skilled, up-and-coming tradespeople from across Ballarat and the Wimmera will come together tomorrow in preparation for this year’s WorldSkills Australia National Championships and Skills Show in August.

Federation to build Australian-first renewable energy training tower

Tuesday 27 April 2021

Federation University Australia is set to build Australia’s first wind turbine training tower in Ballarat. The tender for construction of the 23-metre tower has been released, with construction expected to start on the Mt Helen campus by July. The tower has been designed with ladders and safety equipment that will give students real-world experience when training to wo...

Federation University ranked in top 200 worldwide for sustainable development goals

Tuesday 27 April 2021

Federation University has been ranked in the top 200 of higher education institutions in the world for its overall Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) impact.   Federation’s positive impact has been recognised internationally in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Impact Rankings. The THE Impact Rankings are the only global performance tables that as...

Performing arts students reclaim 2021 live theatre with original show

Wednesday 21 April 2021

Graduating Federation University third year Bachelor of Performing Arts students have drawn from the extended lockdown of COVID-19 for their exciting new show of original works commencing this Thursday.

Ballarat graduates celebrate

Monday 19 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 in Ballarat from today until 23 Apri...

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 15 and 16 May. Led by Associate Professor Rick Chew and acclaimed a...

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...