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Federation welcomes Federal funding to transform chronic health outcomes

Monday 16 May 2022

A $3.62 million research grant announced today by the Federal Government will help fund a project to transform chronic health outcomes through digital innovation. Federation University Australia will lead the development of a ‘patient first’ digital platform for patients to self-manage their chronic illness and provide data about their progress to clinicians.  ...

Federation partners with EY and Government to deliver up to 200 new jobs for Ballarat

Friday 13 May 2022

Federation University Australia together with Ernst & Young (EY) and the Victorian Government have teamed up to deliver up to 200 new jobs over the next three years. The new EY Nearshore Delivery Centre to be located in the Federation University Ballarat Tech Park will service clients in Australia and across the wider APAC region. The new centre to initially deliver high...

Record number of scholarships to transform students' lives

Tuesday 10 May 2022

Federation University Australia is transforming the lives of students through a record number of scholarships awarded in 2022. This year the University, in partnership with generous donors, is awarding 194 scholarships across its campuses totalling more than $540,000. The scholarships give students the opportunity to succeed in their studies without the stress of financial p...

Federation maintains strong standing in sustainable impact rankings

Tuesday 10 May 2022

Federation University Australia has been ranked among the top 25 per cent of universities worldwide for its positive impact.  The university is in the top 300 of higher education institutions in the world for its overall Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) impact as part of the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Impact Rankings.  The impact rankings are ...

Federation University positions itself for strong growth: 2021 Annual Report

Tuesday 3 May 2022

Responding to the global pandemic and positioning Federation University Australia for strong growth were the university’s key focuses in 2021. Federation’s 2021 Annual Report tabled in the Victorian Parliament today shows that a loss in international student revenue and a drop in domestic student enrolments due to online learning fatigue were significantly impacti...

Building a strong and sustainable university

Tuesday 3 May 2022

By Federation University Australia Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Duncan Bentley In 2022, we have pressed the accelerator on building a strong and sustainable university for Ballarat and all the regions we serve. We are enriching the student experience, renewing our teaching programs, taking a digital-first approach, making better use of our real estate assets and p...

Ballarat's art school heritage on show in new exhibition

Wednesday 27 April 2022

A major exhibition at Federation University’s Post Office Gallery in Ballarat will showcase the history of one of the University’s key predecessor institutions - the former Ballarat Technical Art School.

Cadetship program to provide real-world training in offshore wind sector

Wednesday 13 April 2022

Federation University Australia and Star of the South are working together to build a skilled local workforce for Gippsland’s emerging renewable energy sector. Together they have launched the Fed Cadet Program giving a Gippsland-based Federation University student the opportunity to work in the offshore wind sector while completing their degree. Star of the South, Aust...

Victoria's premier regional university goes national with Federation University online

Thursday 31 March 2022

Federation University Australia is further expanding into regional and remote communities across Australia with the launch today of Federation University Online. The university will initially offer seven entirely online programs based on best practice digital education.  As Victoria’s premier regional university and the number one university in Australia for enrol...

Federation celebrates the success of Gippsland and Berwick graduates

Tuesday 29 March 2022

Federation University Australia is celebrating the success of 500 graduates with ceremonies at its Gippsland Campus and Bunjil Place this week. The students are among 1500 across the university’s campuses to mark the education milestone in front of family, friends and their classmates this month, following two years of adapting to new ways of learning during the g...

Australia's first renewable energy tower officially open at Federation University

Friday 25 March 2022

Australia’s first renewable energy training tower has been officially opened today at Federation University Australia in Ballarat. The 23-metre-high tower is Stage 1 of the Asia Pacific Renewable Energy Training Centre (APRETC). The tower was officially opened by the Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle MP and the Member for Wendouree Julianna Addison MP, along with repre...

Addressing skills shortages in the Wimmera is a top priority for new TAFE Director

Thursday 24 March 2022

The new Director of Federation TAFE’s Wimmera Campus says that addressing skills shortages in the region is a top priority.  With over 20 years of experience in the sector, Ms Christine Brown is looking forward to working closely with local industries to deliver the training they need to succeed.  She will work collaboratively with Industry Advisory Groups, e...

Federation students to embark on international placements of a lifetime

Monday 21 March 2022

More than 160 Federation University Australia students will enrich their learning experiences this year with 12 international study placements and study tours across the Indo Pacific region. From animal health and conservation in rural Nepal, to an immersive nursing placement in Tonga, the students will gain practical skills and knowledge in their fields of study as part of the Federa...

Federation University to celebrate the success of 1500 graduates

Thursday 17 March 2022

Federation University Australia will celebrate the success of 1500 graduates beginning this week with ceremonies in Ballarat. Higher education and TAFE graduates will mark the education milestone in front of family, friends and their classmates following two years of adapting to new ways of learning during the global pandemic. Among the graduates is Vice-Chancellor's Awa...

Federation TAFE welcomes $2.1 million to upgrade equipment and facilities

Wednesday 16 March 2022

Funding announced today by the Minister for Training and Skills and Minister for Higher Education, The Hon. Gayle Tierney MP, will deliver state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to benefit students and apprentices at Federation TAFE. 

Next generation of Gippsland artists stage end of year exhibition at Churchill

Tuesday 15 March 2022

Gippsland residents with an eye for art will have the chance to see and purchase works from our next generation of budding artists at Federation University Australia’s End of Year Exhibition (EYE) at Churchill’s Switchback Gallery.

New research centre to explore delivery of affordable, reliable and sustainable energy

Friday 11 March 2022

Finding new and better ways to deliver affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy to regional and remote communities is a key aim of the Centre for New Energy Transition Research (CfNETR) launched today at Federation University Australia in Ballarat.

Students to grow their skills at the Ballarat Begonia Festival

Monday 7 March 2022

Horticulture students from Federation TAFE will create a wildlife friendly garden display at this year’s Ballarat Begonia Festival.  The garden will be designed to attract native insects, birds and mammals by providing food sources, shelter and safety, as well as nesting sites.  Student Alex Clements-Tyler is undertaking a Certificate III in Horticulture and ...

Student efforts celebrated at TAFE Excellence Awards

Friday 4 March 2022

Thirty-nine Federation TAFE students have been recognised for their achievements at the 2022 TAFE Awards for Excellence.  Awards presented include the Apprentice of the Year, EJT Tippett Outstanding Achievement Award (Vocational Student of the Year), and the Rotary Club of Ballarat Endeavour Award, among others.  Federation TAFE student, Isabella Faull, who...

Federation stages festival to celebrate return of students to campus

Wednesday 2 March 2022

Federation University Australia is celebrating the return of students to its campuses with a festival of music, food and fun activities.  ‘Fed Fest’ events are being held across the University’s Mt Helen, Berwick and Gippsland campuses this week as a culmination of orientation activities to help students settle into university life.  The carnival ...

Nursing students play important role in easing health system stress

Tuesday 1 March 2022

New data shows the important role that Federation University Australia’s nursing students have played in helping to ease pressure on Victoria’s health system. Data compiled by the university shows a 75 per cent increase over 12 months in placement hours for Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery students in a hospital, aged care home or clinic. The stu...

Top trade teacher wins national award

Tuesday 1 March 2022

Federation TAFE’s Electrotechnology teacher, Iaian Fricker, has been awarded the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) Trade Teacher of the Year Award. Iaian has been working with Federation TAFE since 2013, excelling during COVID-19 by adapting his delivery and supporting his students through difficult times. He is diligent, committed, and professional, with no stu...

New research centre aims to boost funding for regional communities

Tuesday 22 February 2022

Regional communities will have more support to apply for government funding thanks to a new research centre based at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus. The university today launched the Collaborative Evaluation and Research Group (CERG) to support non-government and community organisations to evaluate projects, from local health initiatives to school and communi...

New research centre to find digital solutions for a prosperous future

Friday 18 February 2022

Federation University Australia today launched a new research centre that will use digital technology to help Australian communities to prosper, manage natural resources and safeguard against cyber-attacks.

Over 170 students to get a taste of life on campus in Horsham

Wednesday 16 February 2022

Over 170 students will converge on Federation TAFE’s Wimmera Campus in Horsham today for a Student Services Expo and Welcome Day activities.  Diploma of Nursing student Rebecca Ferluga will excitedly be attending the events as she enters her second year of study.   Rebecca has moved into nursing looking for a new challenge after being a childhood educato...

Engagement gets underway for Federation campus vision

Wednesday 16 February 2022

Federation University Australia is inviting the community, government, industry partners, staff, and students to join the conversation about a bold new vision for its campuses in Ballarat, Ararat, Horsham, Gippsland, Berwick, and Brisbane.

Federation's new academic structure to support regional jobs and economic growth

Wednesday 16 February 2022

Federation University Australia has today announced a new higher education academic structure that will drive innovation and greater collaboration with industry, employers, community and government. After extensive consultation with staff, students and the union, the university will move from its existing six small schools to three larger interdisciplinary institutes that will be alig...

Federation University boosts research capabilities in Western Victoria

Friday 11 February 2022

Federation University Australia is strengthening its research capabilities in western Victoria with the launch today of a new research hub at its Wimmera Campus in Horsham and the appointment of a leading economics professor to head up the Ararat Jobs and Technology Precinct. 

New campus vision recognises Ararat as vital to Federation University's future

Wednesday 19 January 2022

Federation University Australia’s plan to grow its presence in Ararat is highlighted in its new Campus Vision 2022 – 2025. Launched today by Federation University Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Duncan Bentley, the Campus Vision sets out a clear way forward for Victoria’s premier regional university to build a strong and sustainable future across all...

New campus vision to transform lives and enhance communities in the Wimmera

Wednesday 19 January 2022

Federation University has unveiled a plan to grow its Wimmera Campus into a vibrant hub for engagement, research, and vocational education activity with a central focus on indigenous reconciliation and sustainability.