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Students travel to Nepal to gain new insight into wildlife conservation

Wednesday 18 January 2023

Seventeen students from Federation University Australia are currently in Nepal for a three-week study tour focussed on exploring the approaches used in the conservation of iconic wildlife species. Hosted by the National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC), the students will focus on community conservation techniques applied to the conservation and management of species such as the Be...

Federation shares Sport Science expertise with cycling community

Wednesday 4 January 2023

Athletes and performance coaches participating in the Federation University Road Nationals will benefit from world-renowned Sport Science expertise through a series of virtual seminars that will be co-hosted by AusCycling and Federation University Australia.

New Federation TAFE nursing traineeships support regional health needs

Wednesday 4 January 2023

Federation TAFE will establish a new pipeline of health workers for regional areas by offering a Diploma of Nursing traineeship program in 2023 and securing five-year accreditation for its revised Diploma of Nursing qualification from the Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).

Federation Civil Engineer awarded prestigious veski Fellowship

Friday 16 December 2022

Federation University Australia civil engineering researcher Dr Amin Soltani will progress his work into improving the quality and sustainability of Australian roads, after receiving a prestigious Victoria Fellowship.

Transforming lives through record scholarships at Federation University

Friday 16 December 2022

Federation University Australia’s scholarship opportunities for 2023 are shaping up to be the University’s largest ever, with a record number again on offer. More than 200 scholarships are available to students, giving them the opportunity to succeed in their studies without the stress of financial pressure. The scholarships help to cover costs including textbook...

50 years on, Federation builds towards a bright future in Gippsland

Tuesday 13 December 2022

A long history of tertiary education, industry collaboration and community partnership is being celebrated at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Gippsland Campus, when predecessor institution the Gippsland Institute of Advanced Education (GIAE) established itself in Churchill in the foothills of the Strzelecki Ra...

Federation invites students to be informed

Friday 9 December 2022

New university and TAFE students will have the chance to experience life on campus with a series of expo-style information days to be held at Federation University Australia. The Federation information days will feature campus tours of our world-class facilities, workshops, guest speakers and presentations, personalised advice on study options, VIP sessions for Early Offer Program app...

Federation TAFE apprentices' golden win

Tuesday 6 December 2022

Federation TAFE apprentice Alexis Saville was named Apprentice of the Year at the prestigious 2022 Golden Plate Awards while another Federation TAFE apprentice, Peter Dawson was Highly Commended in the same category.

Federation TAFE welding teacher wins prestigious industry award

Monday 5 December 2022

Federation TAFE Welding and Metal Fabrication Teacher, Anthony (Tony) Monagle has been named the ‘2022 Victorian Training and Education Individual Teacher’ at Weld Australia’s 2022 Welding Excellence Awards.

Honours programs on offer in Wimmera

Thursday 1 December 2022

Prospective students with an interest in the humanities, history and social sciences will have the opportunity to study at Federation University Australia’s Wimmera campus in 2023 with the launch of a Wimmera-focussed honours program.

Federation TAFE works with local distillery to fight food waste

Wednesday 30 November 2022

Federation TAFE’s bakery department is embracing sustainability by working with local Ballarat business, Kilderkin Distillery, to reduce food waste, utilising botanicals and fruits first used in the distiller’s gin production process to produce a delicious range of artisan baked treats.   

Federation embeds Gunai Kurnai language into library spaces

Wednesday 30 November 2022

As part of Federation University Australia’s commitment to embedding Aboriginal languages across its campuses, parts of the Gippsland library recently underwent a transformation to feature new names and Aboriginal artwork.

Budding artists showcase their work

Tuesday 22 November 2022

Emerging artists from across Ballarat and Gippsland will showcase their work as part of Federation University Australia’s End of Year Exhibition (EYE). The exhibition showcases works by students from the Arts Academy’s graduating classes of 2022 across visual arts, ceramics and graphic design programs. Featuring paintings, 3D works, drawing, digital imaging, prin...

EnergyAustralia scholarships to give real-world experience for students

Wednesday 16 November 2022

New scholarships will help increase access to tertiary education in Gippsland and embed important on-the-job learning in degrees to give Federation University Australia students a head start on a successful career.

Federation TAFE adds new talent to boost support in the Wimmera

Tuesday 15 November 2022

Federation TAFE has employed new key staff as it bolsters its commitment to providing job opportunities, enhancing training, and supporting the growth of in-demand industries in the Wimmera region. 

State Government pledges funding to expand wind energy training facility

Monday 14 November 2022

Federation University Australia welcomes today’s announcement from the Premier of Victoria, The Hon Daniel Andrews MP, to support the expansion of the Asia Pacific Renewable Energy Training Centre (APRETC) located at Federation’s Mount Helen Campus.

Girls Try-A-Trade at Federation TAFE

Monday 7 November 2022

Years 9 and 10 girls from high schools across Ballarat and the Central Highlands region got valuable hands-on experience in Federation TAFE’s trade space at the Girls Try-A-Trade Day on Friday 4 November.

Gippsland Alumni Awards

Thursday 3 November 2022

From supporting community through challenging times, to the sharing of Indigenous culture and language, Federation University Australia’s alumni are being recognised for their distinguished contribution to their chosen fields.

Federation University researchers awarded for innovative anti-poaching robot

Wednesday 2 November 2022

Federation University Australia researchers are developing technology to help prevent poaching and protect park rangers undertaking important conservation work in Africa. The mechatronics and machine learning team led by Dr Gayan Kahandawa has built a low-cost mobile surveillance robot designed to alert rangers to groups like poachers entering protected areas. Gippsland-base...

Celebrating Federation University's latest graduates

Tuesday 1 November 2022

More than 240 Federation University Australia students will celebrate their graduation at ceremonies in Gippsland and Berwick this week. The students are among more than 1000 across the University’s campuses to mark the education milestone in front of family, friends and their classmates during October and November. Berwick student Jake Kime will be awarded the Univers...

Vital mental health research for rural and regional Australian communities

Monday 31 October 2022

An innovative virtual research and training institute – the first of its kind in Australia – is being launched with the support of Federation University Australia to improve the mental health and wellbeing of rural, regional and remote communities.

Federation Alumni excelling at home and on the world stage

Friday 28 October 2022

From community advocacy to excellence on the international stage, Federation University Australia’s alumni are being recognised for their distinguished contribution to their chosen fields. 

Federation University makes its mark in 2023 World University Rankings

Wednesday 26 October 2022

The release of the 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) World University rankings has shown that Federation University Australia continues to make its mark globally in higher education. The THE World University Rankings 2023 lists the world’s best 1,800 universities across 104 countries ...

Building a skilled renewable energy workforce for Gippsland

Wednesday 26 October 2022

Federation University Australia has commissioned a business case that will support the establishment of a Clean Energy Centre of Excellence in Morwell to help Gippsland build a skilled workforce for the renewable energy jobs of the future.

Federation University appoints Professor Andrew Gunstone to lead on reconciliation matters

Wednesday 19 October 2022

Federation University Australia has appointed Professor Andrew Gunstone as its inaugural Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Reconciliation. This new position is responsible for all reconciliation matters and the university’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

Celebrating Federation University's latest graduates

Tuesday 18 October 2022

More than 800 Federation University Australia students will celebrate their graduation at ceremonies in Ballarat this week. The students are among more than 1000 across the University’s campuses to mark the education milestone in front of family, friends and their classmates during October and November. As part of Ballarat’s ceremony on October 19, Dr Paul Hemmin...

Federation TAFE teacher set to share his skills on the world stage

Friday 14 October 2022

Federation TAFE automotive teacher, John Francis, is set to share his expertise on the world stage as he prepares to be a judge at the WorldSkills International event in Germany. The WorldSkills competition runs from September to November and sees 15 of Australia’s best young apprentices and trainees, known as ‘Skillaroos’, compete against their counterparts from 60 ...

Wimmera Development Association partner with Federation University to boost skills growth in region

Monday 19 September 2022

The Wimmera Development Association (WDA) will relocate to the Federation University Australia Wimmera Campus in October, strengthening their partnership to address the training and jobs needs of the region. 

First generation flock to Federation

Friday 16 September 2022

Federation University Australia has once again been commended for its proud heritage of welcoming students who are the first in their family to attend university.  For the fifth year in a row, Federation has been rated the number one university in Australia for First-Generation Student Enrolments by the Good Universities Guide 2023.  With 55 per cent of students be...

'Place of Belonging' creates culturally safe space for staff, students, and community

Tuesday 13 September 2022

Taur-a (Place of Belonging) is to be launched tomorrow at Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen Campus, as part of the Aboriginal Education Centre’s (AEC) mission to create culturally safe spaces for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff and students.