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Students return to Arts Academy - and the nineties

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Federation University Australia’s Post Office Gallery will head back 30 years to the age of grunge and glitter this summer as it presents its new visual arts exhibition, REVERB: RETURN TO THE 90s!

Plan to boost Indigenous jobs and students

Monday 9 December 2019

Federation University Australia will create learning spaces for Indigenous students and employ more Indigenous staff as part of the University’s new Reconciliation Action Plan 2019-2022 (RAP). 

Growing southern Gippsland in a changing climate

Monday 9 December 2019

Southern Gippsland farmers will hear about practical ways to improve their farming practices through carbon farming in a changing environment at a local field day tomorrow. The ‘Becoming a Carbon Cocky’ field day will feature information on a range of topics including soil carbon sequestration, integrating trees and pasture, as well as emissions auditing. It...

Federation graduates celebrate at Civic Hall

Friday 29 November 2019

Ballarat’s Civic Hall has hosted rock concerts and dances over the years but never Federation University Australia graduations – until now. More than 500 students will graduate from Federation University in three ceremonies at Civic Hall next week. The ceremonies will feature a mix of undergraduate and postgraduate students. Among the graduates will be Federation...

Governor delivers Sir Albert Coates Oration

Thursday 28 November 2019

The Governor of Victoria, Linda Dessau AC, was welcomed to Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen campus last night to deliver the 2019 Sir Albert Coates Oration. The Sir Albert Coates Oration is a free annual public event established to commemorate one of Ballarat’s leading figures, with the guest speaker delivering a formal speech on a topic of their choice that typi...

Helping industry in Gippsland boost their business

Wednesday 27 November 2019

A seminar at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland campus will bring together representatives from local industry to learn new ways to strengthen their business.  The Asset Management Workshop will be hosted by the School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology.  The event will focus on helping businesses reduce the cost of ope...

Tackling inequality in Gippsland through education

Thursday 21 November 2019

Federation University Australia has used a Senate Inquiry to call on governments to help pinpoint workforce skills shortages in the Gippsland region.  Gippsland Head of Campus Leigh Kennedy addressed a Senate Economics References Committee hearing in Traralgon as part of its inquiry into regional inequality in Australia.  Ms Kennedy&nb...

Visual arts students unveil Strange Attractors

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Artistic works made from crayon, aerosol, ash, dust and dirt will be some of the intriguing exhibits on display by Federation University Australia’s Graduating Visual Arts students at the Gippsland campus this week.

The 2020 Federation University RoadNats officially launched

Friday 15 November 2019

The 2020 Federation University Road National Championships, officially launched at Federation University Australia campus in Ballarat, will see Australia’s best under 19, under 23, elite, masters, club cyclists, para-cyclists and cyclists with an intellectual impairment battle for the coveted green and gold national champions jerseys in the criterium, road race and time trial.

Arts students shine in End of Year Exhibition

Friday 15 November 2019

Graphic design, ceramics, creative arts and print making will be just some of the art forms on display at Federation University Australia’s spectacular End of Year Exhibition at Ballarat’s Mining Exchange. 

Federation honours Indigenous alumni

Friday 15 November 2019

Indigenous graduates from Federation University Australia will be honoured at the opening of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alumni Chapter in Ballarat.   The University has 625 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alumni and establishing the new Chapter will foster deeper connection with the University. Prominent Indigenous alumni speaking will include ...

Scholarship boost for students in Ballarat, Gippsland and the Wimmera

Thursday 14 November 2019

More than 50 students from around Australia and the world will be able to get a scholarship to study at Federation University Australia as part of new Commonwealth Government program to encourage more people to study, live and work in regional Australia.   

Plan to boost Indigenous jobs and students

Thursday 14 November 2019

Federation University Australia will create learning spaces for Indigenous students and employ more Indigenous staff as part of the University’s new Reconciliation Action Plan 2019-2022 (RAP).

New scholarships in turbine training announced

Friday 8 November 2019

A new scholarship at Federation TAFE will allow electricians, auto mechanics and mechanical fitters to gain the skills and qualifications needed to work as wind turbine technicians. Three scholarships valued at $3,500 each will be offered annually for the next ten years to help people with transferable skills gain the Global Wind Organisation Basic Technical Training (GWO – BTT)...

Arts Academy Showcase ends year on a high

Thursday 7 November 2019

From Chekhov to Pink Floyd, from Frozen to Little Shop of Horrors, Federation University’s Acting and Music Theatre students will showcase their talents in a series of performances at the Arts Academy in Ballarat this week.

Federation partners with World Academy of Sport

Wednesday 6 November 2019

Federation University Australia has been chosen from universities around the globe as the World Academy of Sport’s partner to deliver its first distance undergraduate degree. Australian Olympic 800 metre runner Peter Bol and table tennis player Milly Tapper – the first Australian athlete to compete at both an Olympics and Paralympics – helped launch the new partnersh...

Federation rolls out Baking Training Centre

Monday 4 November 2019

As part of the expanded suite of TAFE offerings at Federation TAFE, apprentice students undertaking new qualifications of Certificate III in Bread Baking and Certificate III in Baking will have access to the latest equipment and technology provided by a new Baking Training Centre opened at Federation TAFE in Ballarat.

Federation University and TAFE Gippsland ink landmark agreement advancing higher education

Wednesday 30 October 2019

In a first for the Gippsland region, Federation University Australia and TAFE Gippsland have signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to advance and support tertiary education in Victoria’s Gippsland region.

New library name honours Indigenous culture

Tuesday 29 October 2019

Federation University Australia’s links to the Indigenous peoples of the Wimmera have been recognised with the renaming of Wimmera campus library, with a smoking ceremony and event at the Horsham campus to mark the occasion.

New agreement to boost university participation in Melbourne's south-east

Tuesday 29 October 2019

A new Federation University Australia partnership and pilot program in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs aims to increase the rate of secondary school students going on to study at university. The first agreement of its kind in Melbourne’s growing south-east, Federation University and Hallam Senior College today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will give Yea...

Helping locals solve local problems in the Wimmera

Wednesday 23 October 2019

Wimmera students will be able to study a university degree close to home and work locally as part of the program, with Federation University Australia announcing it will continue the popular Bachelor of Social Science program at its Wimmera campus in Horsham.

Exploring the spread of disease in Antarctic wildlife

Wednesday 23 October 2019

Researchers at Federation University Australia will investigate the prevalence of infectious diseases among Antarctic wildlife to find out how to decrease the risk of diseases being transmitted between people and wildlife in Antarctica.

Joseph Beuys exhibition to open at Arts Academy

Tuesday 22 October 2019

A rare exhibition by internationally acclaimed German artist Joseph Beuys who worked with fat and felt will be launched at Federation University’s Post Office Gallery this week. The iconic works by Joseph Beuys include his renowned films, ‘multiples’ and sculptures spanning the 1960s to the artist’s death in 1986. One of the most influential conceptua...

Ballarat businesses tell us what they really think

Friday 18 October 2019

Ballarat businesses have responded quickly to the Federation University / Commerce Ballarat business survey distributed two weeks ago.     The anonymous survey, which is a joint project of the two organisations, is the first of its type for the region. It is designed to gauge the confidence of Ballarat businesses, as well as their priorities and hopes for the future.

East Gippsland businesses on a winner

Thursday 17 October 2019

Enterprises that excel in innovation, sustainability, community services and hospitality were among the winning entrants in the Federation Business School East Gippsland Business Awards this week. The East Gippsland Business Awards are a major event on the local business calendar, attracting over 100 applications, more than 20 sponsors and an attendance greater than 200 guests each ye...

Remembering those killed in workplace accidents

Monday 14 October 2019

A Remembrance Service to commemorate those who have been killed in workplace accidents and support grieving families will be held at Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen campus this week. Held as part of WorkSafe month, the service will allow bereaved families, occupational health and safety workers, and workplace members to honour those who have been killed at work. ...

International singer Lior to perform in Ballarat with Arts Academy orchestra and choir

Friday 11 October 2019

Australian singer-song writer Lior will take to the stage in Ballarat in a Concert for Compassion – an exciting collaboration with the Federation University Arts Academy that will see the internationally acclaimed Indie-folk star perform alongside the university’s orchestra and choir.

The deadly impact of influenza in Gippsland

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Historical research on the impact of the great influenza pandemic of 1919 in Gippsland, and why this could possibly be repeated in the future, will be revealed at a public seminar in Traralgon this week.

Coal mining art exhibition in the black

Monday 7 October 2019

The impact of open cut mining on the Latrobe Valley will be explored through art at a new exhibition at Federation University’s Gippsland campus. The Black Hole Show, an exhibition by Anthea Williams, will be on display at the Switchback Gallery. Anthea Williams’ exhibition delves into conflict. She uses brown coal derivatives, briquettes and foundry coke as a me...

New degree to meet health workforce shortages in Gippsland

Friday 4 October 2019

Federation University Australia today launched a new degree in occupational therapy that will be delivered at its Gippsland campus to help tackle the region’s shortage of allied health professionals.