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Award nominee passionate about breaking the cycle of prisoners reoffending

Thursday 21 October 2021

Federation TAFE Site Coordinator at Hopkins Corrections Centre, Emily Innes, has been nominated for a national award, which recognises exceptional training and education champions in prison and community corrections settings. 

Bendigo workers get a fresh start for a new career

Thursday 21 October 2021

One hundred Bendigo workers have been given a fresh start for a new career thanks to Federation TAFE. The workers were given the chance to reskill with Federation TAFE after their employer, Moira Mac’s poultry and craft food, announced it would relocate its production to Western Australia next year.  Moira Mac’s chose to partner with Federation TAFE to provi...

Tackling demand for childcare in Ballarat and the Wimmera

Friday 15 October 2021

With the demand for childcare workers expected to grow by 9,000 jobs within the next two years, Federation TAFE is working with local childcare providers in Ballarat and the Wimmera to attract more people to the industry.

New Wellness Centre in Gippsland brings the classroom to the community

Friday 15 October 2021

Federation University Australia is partnering with Latrobe City Council and the Victorian Government to tackle the shortage of skilled healthcare professionals in the region with the establishment of a new Wellness Centre in Traralgon.

Federation debuts Australian premiere of UK musical Made in Dagenham

Wednesday 13 October 2021

Federation University Arts Academy students will deliver a powerhouse performance of the UK musical Made in Dagenham in an Australian premiere this weekend. Performed by graduating third-year performing arts students who have overcome two years of the global pandemic to deliver the musical, a pre-recorded video of the show will be streamed to Aussie audiences to comply with C...

Universities partner to train aspiring local doctors in Gippsland

Tuesday 12 October 2021

Students at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland campus will have a direct pathway to study medicine locally at Monash University’s School of Rural Health, following the launch of a new degree.

Care packs to help Year 12 students look beyond the pandemic

Monday 4 October 2021

To mark the first day of Term 4 today, thousands of year 12 students across Ballarat, Berwick, Gippsland and the Wimmera will begin receiving care packages to help them get through their final school term and ease their path to university.

New free TAFE courses for Ballarat and Wimmera students in jobs growth areas

Wednesday 29 September 2021

Federation TAFE has welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement to expand the Free TAFE initiative, with new courses to be added in 2022. Almost 2,500 students have studied Free TAFE courses at Federation TAFE since the initiative began in 2019. Federation TAFE currently offers 31 Free TAFE courses. Under the expansion of the initiative announced today, ...

Funding boost to transform Ballarat CBD and build the city's reputation as a university town

Friday 17 September 2021

Federation University Australia has welcomed the Victorian Government’s support for the Ballarat University Town Project, which will enhance the university’s connection and presence in the heart of the city, promote jobs and economic growth.

VCE students put business and tech skills to the test in hackathon

Thursday 16 September 2021

Year 11 and 12 students in Ballarat, Berwick, Gippsland, and Brisbane can put their business and tech skills to the test in a virtual hackathon for the chance to secure a scholarship to study Australia’s first degree in Cognitive Enterprise at Federation University Australia.

Researchers investigate impact of climate change on coal mine rehabilitation

Thursday 9 September 2021

Federation University Australia researchers will investigate how climate change could impact the stability of rehabilitated coal mines. The 18-month project will look at the critical role of soil covers and vegetation in building safe, stable and sustainable landforms following mining. Final rehabilitation of the Latrobe Valley coal mines will require at least part of the vo...

Federation makes rapid rise in world university rankings

Friday 3 September 2021

Federation University Australia has climbed significantly higher in the latest world rankings for universities. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 lists the world’s best 1,500 universities across 93 count...

Federation launches Australia's first hybrid TAFE and university degree

Friday 3 September 2021

Federation University is launching an Australian-first degree in food sustainability that combines practical TAFE skills training with the critical thinking and analysis skills of a university degree.

New degrees help tackle skills shortage in Melbourne's growing south-east

Wednesday 1 September 2021

Federation University Australia has launched four new degrees at its Berwick Campus to help tackle the skills shortage in health and education fuelled by a population boom in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs and growing suburban fringe.

Ballarat nursing student in the running for Victorian trainee of the year award

Monday 23 August 2021

Federation TAFE nursing student Samantha Brown has been nominated for an award for Victorian Trainee of the Year. Samantha is one of 44 finalists in the 67th Victorian Training Awards, which recognises the achievements of apprentices, students, teachers, trainers and employe...

New degree targets health workforce shortages in Gippsland and Ballarat

Wednesday 11 August 2021

Federation University Australia has today launched a new degree in speech pathology to help tackle the shortage of allied health professionals in the Gippsland and Ballarat regions. Federation University has worked with regional healthcare providers, including Latrobe Regional Hospital and Ballarat Health Services, to determine where the workforce shortages are for allied health profe...

Helping year 12 students look beyond the pandemic at Federation University's Open Day

Wednesday 11 August 2021

Year 12 students will be able to secure a place at Federation University Australia before they sit their exams or receive an ATAR score as part of a new early offers program&n...

Researchers seek community views on future of Latrobe Valley's coal mine sites

Thursday 5 August 2021

Gippsland residents can have their say on the future of the Latrobe Valley’s coal mine sites thanks to a new Federation University Australia research project. The Latrobe Valley’s mines are scheduled to be closed for coal mining before 2050, with the exact form of rehabilitation still to be determined. The research project is being led by Federation University en...

Partnership to support student teachers in the Wimmera

Wednesday 4 August 2021

Federation University Australia has welcomed a partnership with the Victorian Government to expand the number of placements for student teachers in the Wimmera.  Announced today by Minister for Education James Merlino, the partnership between the Victorian Government and Federation University, Deakin University and Australian Catholic University will provide an extra 60 plac...

Federation undergraduates more likely to get jobs

Wednesday 4 August 2021

Federation University Australia undergraduates are more likely to get a full-time job than those from any other Victorian university, according to the Good Universities Guide 2022 ratings that were released this week. 

Disrupting business - Federation University and IBM collaborate on a new Australian-first degree

Tuesday 3 August 2021

Federation University Australia and global technology company IBM have collaborated to launch Australia’s first degree in Cognitive Enterprise. A Cognitive Enterprise is a business that uses disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), automation, blockchain technology (which supports cryptocurrency) and 5G to transform and innovate. Just like these techn...

Boosting Gippsland's food and fibre industry

Thursday 29 July 2021

Seven food and fibre projects across Gippsland will receive a major boost as part of the ‘What’s Your Food or Fibre Challenge, Gippsland?’ initiative.  From bringing native bush foods to market, to developing a Gippsland-made fish sauce from carp, the initiative will help bring innovative ideas to life with research and industry expert support.   ...

Working together to grow skills and training in the Wimmera

Tuesday 27 July 2021

Federation University and SuniTAFE have today announced a new collaborative approach to the delivery of skills and training in the Wimmera that will provide better opportunities for students and local industry.

Researchers to train next generation in supporting older Australians

Thursday 22 July 2021

Federation University Australia researchers are partners in a new training centre working to help improve the quality of life for older Australians. The Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Optimal Ageing will train the next generation of researchers to understand, detect and improve psychosocial factors that support mental activity, physical health and social connect...

Talks to explore 151 golden years of mining in central Victoria

Tuesday 20 July 2021

Federation University Australia is inviting the community to attend a series of virtual talks exploring the historical influence of mining in central Victoria. The University has a rich history of education and research in the geosciences, dating back to the launch of the School of Mines Ballarat in 1870. The Victorian goldfields produced an estimated 2,500 tons of gold sinc...

Construction starts on Australia's first renewable energy training tower

Wednesday 30 June 2021

Construction is starting on Australia’s first wind turbine training tower at Federation University Australia in Ballarat. Minister for Higher Education, Skills and Training Gayle Tierney visited the Mt Helen campus today for a sod turning event to mark the start of construction and to launch a new short course for tradespeople to retrain to work in the wind industry. T...

Research project to explore potential for water sector in energy market

Monday 28 June 2021

A new research project will help the water sector take advantage of opportunities in the Australian energy market as it undergoes rapid change.   The Centre for New Energy Technologies (C4NET), with support from Gippsland Water and Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water (GWMWater), is funding the project, titled INdustrial and commercial demand FLEXing to Increase Overall beNefit (INFLEX...

Federation gains world recognition in young university rankings

Friday 25 June 2021

Federation University Australia has earned its first international world ranking as one of the top young universities in the world. Federation has been ranked in the top 201 – 250 young universities in the world in the prestigious

Singers come together to spread hope

Friday 18 June 2021

Local singers and Federation University Australia students and alumni are using the power of song to spread hope to communities continuing to deal with the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Federation University’s Word of Mouth Chorus has recorded a virtual mash-up of iconic 20th century songs Bridge Over Troubled Water by Paul Simon and Imagine by Jo...

New soil research projects to help boost profits for Australian farmers

Thursday 3 June 2021

Federation University Australia researchers will lead or support three new projects to help Australian farmers better manage their soil for more profitable and productive farming. The projects are part of the Cooperative Research Centre for High Performance Soils (Soil CRC). The centre brings together scientists, industry and farmers to find solutions for Australia’s underperfor...