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Federation University secures record number of New Colombo Plan scholarships

Friday 8 December 2023

Federation University Australia has secured six scholarships as part of the New Colombo Plan (NCP) Scholarship Program.  The NCP Scholarship program is an initiative from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) that is designed to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific by supporting Australian students to study and undertake internships in the region.  The p...

'Made You Look'! Former Federation academic launches new art exhibition

Friday 8 December 2023

An exhibition at Federation University Australia’s Post Office Gallery in Ballarat will showcase Geoff Wallis’ recent series of paintings, ‘Made You Look’!  The ‘Made You Look’! Series will be informed by Wallis’s extensive knowledge of art history and contemporary art issues and ideas.  In the paintings, text is used as a ...

Federation TAFE apprentice wins second Golden Plate

Tuesday 5 December 2023

Federation TAFE student and rising culinary star, Alexis Saville has been named Apprentice of the Year at the 2023 Golden Plate Awards, the second year running she has won the prestigious title. The Golden Plate Awards which showcase and celebrate the best of regional Victorian hospitality were announced on Monday 27 November in front of more than 100 of the state’s culinary ind...

New data reveals Federation researchers rank among world's best

Monday 4 December 2023

A group of Federation University Australia researchers have been named in a distinguished list of the world’s most cited scholars. Each year Elsevier, a global leader in information and analytics, and the prestigious Stanford University compile a list of the world’s top academics based on the number of citations received in the previous year. In 2023, 15 researchers from F...

Deakin and Federation sign agreement to support manufacturing in Ballarat

Monday 4 December 2023

Deakin University and Federation University Australia have signed an agreement that will help drive innovation in the manufacturing sector within the Ballarat region. The ManuFutures ‘Ignite’ program will help entrepreneurs and product-based start-up businesses accelerate ideas into innovative, sustainable manufacturing solutions. The program will offer a free 12-week work...

A wealth of knowledge on offer at Info Day

Thursday 23 November 2023

Prospective students will next month have the opportunity to visit Federation University Australia’s campuses and meet with experienced advisors ahead of making a final decision about their post-secondary education.

Partnership to provide pipeline of skilled nurses in Melbourne's south east

Tuesday 14 November 2023

Federation University Australia and St John of God Hospital are working together to educate the next generation of local nurses to help address the skills needs of the south east Victoria region. Through a Fellowship program, students are embedded within St John of God Health Care’s three South East Melbourne hospitals. Here, they will complete their clinical placement throughou...

Federation University to host Future of Regions workshop in Ararat

Friday 10 November 2023

As ongoing urbanisation continues to create economic, social and environmental challenges in regional areas, Federation University Australia is hosting a ‘Future of Regions’ workshop in Ararat with the aim of developing solutions for the sustainable future of regional Australia.

Federation University's Bachelor of Arts gets a boost

Friday 3 November 2023

Federation University Australia is bolstering its Bachelor of Arts degree, with a revitalised course on offer from 2024. The Bachelor of Arts will feature a new History and Heritage Studies major and a strengthened Indigenous Studies major for which the University has recruited a new senior lecturer. The change follows a comprehensive review of the course to ensure it meets ...

Leading Immunologist to deliver 2023 Sir Albert Coates Oration in Ballarat

Wednesday 1 November 2023

Leading Immunologist Misty Jenkins AO will be in Ballarat next week to present this year’s Sir Albert Coates Oration at Federation University Australia. The oration, which is delivered in association with the Albert Coates Memorial Trust, is an annual event which commemorates the life and achievements of one of Ballarat’s most revered public figures, Sir Albert Ernest Coat...

Gippsland alumni honoured in Federation University awards

Monday 30 October 2023

From supporting diverse communities, to promoting Gippsland’s prosperity, Federation University Australia’s alumni are being recognised for their distinguished contribution to their chosen fields.

Federation Arts Academy graduates take the stage for Showcase 2023

Thursday 26 October 2023

Three years of training will culminate in a final showcase of performances this weekend for 36 Bachelor of Performing Arts students at Federation University Australia's Arts Academy. Graduates are presenting a range of songs, dances and monologues in the two-show live session including song classics Blue Moon and I Can’t Say No, as well as song and dance nu...

Gippsland and Berwick students celebrate graduations

Tuesday 24 October 2023

More than 200 Federation University Australia students will celebrate their achievements at graduation ceremonies in Gippsland and Berwick this week. They will be among more than 650 graduates across the University’s campuses to mark the academic milestone in front of family, friends and classmates in October. Among them will be University Medallist Jessica Obersby, wh...

A message from the Vice-Chancellor of Federation University

Monday 23 October 2023

Statement from Federation University Australia Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Duncan Bentley “Federation University Australia has been a strong advocate for the Yes campaign, and we are committed to continuing our leadership in reconciliation matters. The referendum result will not change our commitment to reconciliation, truth, and justice; this i...

Federation signs MOU to support management of key Murray Region site

Friday 13 October 2023

Murray Irrigation and Federation University Australia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the University’s Future Regions Research Centre (FRRC) develop recommendations to ensure the effective end-of-life management of a key water management system in the Murray Darling Basin.

Ballarat alumni honoured in Federation University awards

Monday 9 October 2023

From supporting vulnerable communities and advocating for small businesses, to researching the impacts of cryptocurrency, Federation University Australia’s alumni are being recognised for their distinguished contribution to their chosen fields.

Vale Jacqueline Dark

Thursday 5 October 2023

Federation University Australia is deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of 2016 Distinguished Alumna Jacqueline Dark. Despite graduating from our University with a Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) and Bachelor of Applied Science (Physics), Jacqueline went on to forge an enormously successful career as an opera singer and musical theatre performer gaining accola...

New University ratings reveal where Federation leads the way

Wednesday 4 October 2023

The 2024 Good Universities Guide ratings have revealed that Federation University Australia maintains its position as the top university nationally for first in family enrolments, while also leading numerous higher education categories both nationally and across the state.

Ballarat students celebrate graduations

Tuesday 3 October 2023

More than 450 Federation University Australia university and TAFE students will celebrate their achievements at three graduation ceremonies in Ballarat this week. They will be among more than 650 graduates across the University’s campuses to mark the academic milestone in front of family, friends and classmates in October. Among them will be Master of Social Work (Qual...

Federation University shining spotlight on neurodiversity inclusion

Wednesday 27 September 2023

Federation University Australia’s is shining a spotlight on Autism, ADHD and learning disabilities such as dyslexia in a new research project aimed at bolstering student retention and inclusion at university.

Federation University to prepare Nurse Practitioners in new Master's Degree

Tuesday 26 September 2023

Federation University Australia is working with the regional Victorian health sector to boost its nursing capacity with the launch of a Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) course. The course is designed for highly skilled registered nurses who have been working in a specialty area in the sector. Nurse Practitioners can conduct advanced health assessments, order and interp...

New research reveals lifestyle changes to combat high blood pressure

Monday 18 September 2023

Mindfulness practices such as meditation and yoga should be recommended to people with high blood pressure, according to a comprehensive review of lifestyle changes related to hypertension by researchers at Federation University Australia.

Federation welcomes Government support of Secondary Education

Wednesday 13 September 2023

Federation University Australia welcomes the recent announcement from the Victorian Government to provide scholarships to students that enrol in secondary school teaching degrees. A number of new initiatives were announced that will help cover the cost of degrees, and support and retain teachers once they enter the workforce. Scholarships will be available to all students wh...

Federation Performing Arts students set for September double bill

Thursday 7 September 2023

Graduating students from the Federation University Arts Academy are set to deliver a double bill of productions during September at the Helen Macpherson Smith Theatre in Ballarat. Warp and Woof by Edith Lyttleton opens Thursday, September 7 and is a naturalistic play in three acts, which is set in a dressmaker’s London salon and surrounds. The play stages the social con...

Federation University launches social work courses to combat shortages

Wednesday 6 September 2023

Federation University Australia is launching two new social work courses to address skills shortages in Gippsland’s human services sector. The Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work (Qualifying) (Children & Families) courses, offered from 2024, have been co-designed with local industry partners to meet workforce needs and will give Gippsland students the opportuni...

Federation TAFE VET in schools numbers on the rise

Friday 25 August 2023

Federation TAFE is supporting more young people to pursue Vocational Education and Training (VET) with numbers of Vocational Education and Training Delivered to Secondary School (VETDSS) students increasing by over 9 percent in 2023. 

Federation University announces closure of Brisbane Campus

Monday 21 August 2023

Statement from Federation University Australia Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Duncan Bentley “After careful consideration, Federation University Australia has made the difficult decision to close its Brisbane Campus in 2024. The University is focused on assisting our students and staff as we aim to minimise the impact on all affected individuals...

Federation TAFE win at Victorian Training Awards

Monday 21 August 2023

Federation TAFE’s Barbara Muller has been named Vocational Student of the Year and People’s Choice winner at the 69th Victorian Training Awards. The winners of this year’s VTAs were announced at a special event at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre on Friday, August 18, in recognition of excellence across the state’s vocational education sector. The...

Federation launches Road to Reconciliation multicultural project

Thursday 10 August 2023

The National Centre for Reconciliation, Truth, and Justice at Federation University Australia has received $450,000 funding from the Department of Families, Fairness, and Housing to develop the Roads to Reconciliation: Activating Multicultural Victoria project that will engage regional and metropolitan multicultural communities across Victoria on reconciliation, truth, and justice.

Wall Street Journal Bestseller to deliver Menzies Oration in Ballarat

Thursday 10 August 2023

A Wall Street Journal bestseller will be in Ballarat next week to deliver a speech on how Artificial Intelligence will impact the workforce of the future – and what changes must be made to ensure leadership can leverage this powerful technology.