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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.  

Research to examine workforce participation in the Grampians

Thursday 8 September 2022

Federation University Australia’s Future Regions Research Centre will explore the cultural and structural reasons for gendered differences in workforce participation in Grampians public sector roles, as part of a new research project. 

Exhibition an embodiment of Indonesian women artists

Thursday 8 September 2022

The stories of Indonesian women and the complex issues surrounding their lives will be featured in a unique exhibition at Federation University’s Post Office Gallery in Ballarat.  The exhibition, ‘Em I Body: Works by Indonesian Women Artists’ showcases the work of seven women who have lived or are living in Indonesia today.  Presented in partnersh...

Early childhood students can study closer to home

Tuesday 23 August 2022

Federation University Australia and Chisholm Institute are working together to grow the early education workforce across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. From 2023, aspiring early childhood educators will have the opportunity to study closer to home, completing their university degree at Chisholm’s Frankston campus. Graduates of Chisholm’s Diploma of Early...

Landmark Menzies Oration to ignite discussion on better deal for young people

Tuesday 23 August 2022

A landmark speech in Ballarat tomorrow night will put a powerful case for a better deal for young people – leading into next week’s national Jobs and Skills Summit to be held at Parliament House in Canberra.

Federation to embed globally recognised cooperation model across all programs

Friday 12 August 2022

In a first for Australia, the globally recognised cooperative education model – providing academic credit for real workplace experience – will be embedded across all Federation University Australia programs from 2025.

Federation launches Small Business Revitalisation report to enhance Wimmera community

Wednesday 10 August 2022

Federation University Australia’s Future Regions Research Centre in Horsham will launch a Small Business Revitalisation Report on Thursday, that reveals challenges and opportunities for future growth in small towns.  

Ballarat's best young tradies to compete for gold at WorldSkills Competition

Friday 5 August 2022

Apprentices and trainees from Ballarat and the Wimmera will compete to be Australia’s best young tradesperson when Federation TAFE hosts the WorldSkills Regional Competition in August and September. 

Showcasing real world experiences at Federation University Open Day 2022

Wednesday 3 August 2022

Federation University Australia will throw open its doors on Sunday, 14 August, as it welcomes prospective students and their families to the 2022 Open Day.  Open Day is the premiere day of the year for the public to visit Federation campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Gippsland and the Wimmera and learn more about their exciting study opportunities and how these are being enriched by...

Federation research scholarships to help tackle Gippsland transition

Wednesday 20 July 2022

Gippslanders wanting to solve real-world problems in their local community can study with the support of major research scholarships at Federation University Australia.  The University has partnered with key local industries to co-design PhD and Masters projects that help tackle the region's transition to new industries and technologies.  Successful applicants ...

Climate change resulting in fewer tropical cyclones, new research finds

Tuesday 28 June 2022

The number of tropical cyclones is declining at both a global and regional scale, Federation University Australia research has found. Published today in the prestigious journal Nature Climate Change, the research found the annual number of tropical cyclones decreased by approximately 13% during the twentieth century, compared with the late nineteenth century. Federa...

Community backs Ballarat campuses being places for all to meet, share, explore and grow

Monday 27 June 2022

Plans to showcase Federation University Australia’s Ballarat campuses as places for all to meet, share, explore and grow have been strongly endorsed by the local community. A two-stage engagement program was delivered earlier this year with the community and key stakeholders, including staff and students, invited to provide their views on the university’s Campus Vision 2022-2025...

Foundation Appeal secures $575,000 scholarship program for renewable industry training

Saturday 18 June 2022

Federation University Australia today formally launched its Foundation Annual (scholarship) Appeal, with an announcement that Global Power Generation Australia (GPG Australia) will deliver new scholarships worth $575,000 over five years. 

Record number of scholarships to transform students' lives

Friday 10 June 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...

Plan to transform Camp Street precinct gets major boost from government

Wednesday 8 June 2022

A plan to transform Federation University Australia’s Camp Street Campus in Ballarat is being supported with a $350,000 grant from the Victorian Government, to determine the best use for the site, which could become an exciting new cultural, arts, entertainment or business precinct.

'Place of Being' launched at Wimmera Campus to celebrate connection to country

Thursday 2 June 2022

A ‘Place of Being’ (Dyata) to be unveiled tomorrow at Federation University Australia’s Wimmera Campus will enable students, staff, and the wider community to experience spiritual and cultural practices, including smoking ceremonies. 

Federation research helping to improve bus safety and accessibility

Monday 30 May 2022

World-class research by Federation University Australia is helping improve bus safety and accessibility for passengers using wheelchairs and mobility devices.  The University has today welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement of a first phase roll-out of wheelchair containment and restraint systems in up-to 30 metropolitan buses, which will create a more independent...

Unearthing the past to enable a modern era for SMB Campus

Thursday 26 May 2022

The transformation of Federation University Australia’s SMB Campus has entered an exciting new phase with construction underway on a proposed IBM Emerging Technologies Hub. The Hub will aim to support high-end displays and ways to interact with big and diverse data sets that are inherent in much of modern research. The project will involve the extension of Technology P...

Partnering with remote communities to find health solutions

Monday 23 May 2022

Federation University Australia is partnering with the Far East Gippsland community to improve access to health services as the region continues to recover from the Black Summer Bushfires. The University’s Collaborative Evaluation and Research Group (CERG) is working with the Deddick Valley Isolated Community Group and Errinundra to Snowy Community Recovery Committee to identify...

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...