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Federation TAFE: a new name to connect our campuses

Wednesday 2 October 2019

FedUni TAFE will now be known as Federation TAFE. The new name has been announced as part of a refresh of the Federation University Australia logo currently being rolled out across the organisation. This is an important change for the TAFE as it clearly identifies to the community that Federation TAFE is part of a dual-sector institution, Federation University Australia....

Award recognises importance of Indigenous Gardens

Tuesday 1 October 2019

Federation University Australia’s commitment to reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff has been recognised at the Tertiary Education Management (ATEM) Excellence in Community Engagement Awards.

Federation graduates are highest paid in Victoria

Tuesday 1 October 2019

Federation University graduates are more likely to get a full-time job and earn a higher starting salary than graduates from any other Victorian university, according to the new Good Universities Guide 2020 ratings.

Federation success in Wurreker Awards

Monday 23 September 2019

Federation University Australia’s strong record in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education has been recognised in the 2019 Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Wurreker Awards. Federation was declared runner up in two major categories – the Innovative Koorie Learner Pathways TAFE Award and the Public Sector Employer Award. The Wurreker Awards are an...

New award for tackling barriers for women in science

Monday 23 September 2019

Federation University Australia has been awarded an international accreditation for its progress and commitment to remove the barriers that prevent women from achieving their potential in traditionally male dominated careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Free TAFE programs a boost for female students

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Female students at Federation University are taking up trade and vocational education programs in record numbers following the introduction of Free TAFE programs.  The near doubling of female enrolments – from 351 in 2018 to 685 this year – is largely credited to the introduction of Free TAFE. Federation TAFE has about 800 students undertaking 23 Free TAFE p...

Federation nominated for Wurreker Awards

Monday 16 September 2019

Federation University Australia’s commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment has been recognised by being nominated as a finalist in the 2019 Victorian Aboriginal Education Association Wurreker Awards.

Federation hosts Minerals Institute Symposium

Friday 13 September 2019

Experts in minerals and geology have been ‘Romancing The Stone’ at the AusIMM Regional Symposium at Federation University Australia. Among a wide range of topics, the fascinating development of the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory and the search for dark matter was on the agenda. Jordan Rogers, a student from Girton Grammar School, spoke about the Earth Science Olymp...

Ballarat Tech School a finalist in Sustainability Awards

Thursday 12 September 2019

Ballarat Tech School students have been recognised for their commitment to the environment by being selected as finalists in the Education category of the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2019. Their nomination is for the Tech School’s outstanding entry ‘War on Waste – Precious Plastic Program’. Highlights of the Tech School’s activities th...

Second production unveiled at Arts Academy

Thursday 12 September 2019

Federation University’s graduating acting students will present a second play, The Northern Lass, at the Arts Academy later this month. Following the successful production of The Comedy of Errors, this play, The Northern Lass, promises to be equally funny and entertaining. First staged in 1638 and written by Richard Brome, The Northern La...

Arts Academy presents The Comedy of Errors

Wednesday 11 September 2019

William Shakespeare will return to the Arts Academy this month with the production of The Comedy of Errors by Federation University graduating acting students. To be presented at the Helen Macpherson Smith Theatre in Camp Street, Ballarat, the production will run from Wednesday 11 to Sunday 15 September. The Comedy of Errors will be directed by James Pratt....

Conference to explore early childhood education

Wednesday 11 September 2019

New research and advancements in the best methods to educate young children will be unveiled in the upcoming Early Childhood Education Conference at Federation University Australia. The conference will present a valuable professional development opportunity for educators and provide insight into learning and teaching techniques and theory in the early years sector. Topics th...

Federation proud to sponsor Run for a Cause

Wednesday 11 September 2019

The countdown has started for the Federation University Run for a Cause 2019 event on Sunday, 17 November. An event of The Ballarat Foundation, Run for a Cause 2019 will be the largest community fun run and walking event in the Ballarat region. This year’s cause will focus on supporting the one in five children in the Ballarat area who start school disadvantaged. These...

Federation launches new joint tech institute in China

Friday 6 September 2019

Federation University Australia’s links with China have been further strengthened this week with the official opening of the FedUni Information Engineering Institute at Hebei University of Science and Technology (HUST) in the Hebei province, south of Beijing.

University celebrates Gippsland Business Awards

Friday 30 August 2019

Federation University Australia will celebrate its links with commerce and industry as it sponsors the 2019 Federation Business School Gippsland Business Awards. Almost 70 per cent of Federation University graduates go on to work in regional areas, with many of the university’s alumni holding senior roles across the 48 businesses announced as finalists for the awards. ...

Facing up to cricket injuries

Friday 30 August 2019

Recent high-profile cricket injuries have inspired a national survey of Australian cricket clubs to evaluate attitudes and knowledge among cricket participants towards wearing safe headgear. Dulan Kodikara, a PhD student from the School of Health and Life Sciences at Federation University Australia, who is also a titled sports physiotherapist working closely with cricketers, with the ...

University celebrates Ballarat Business Awards

Thursday 29 August 2019

Federation University Australia will celebrate its links with commerce and industry this week as sponsor of the 2019 Federation Business School Commerce Ballarat Business Excellence Awards. Almost 70 per cent of Federation University graduates go on to work in regional areas, with many of the university’s alumni holding senior roles across the 42 businesses announced as award fi...

University celebrates digital innovation

Monday 26 August 2019

Innovators and futurists will meet at Federation University Australia this week to generate exciting ideas about the digital future. Technology Evolution: Federation University and Partners will provide a fascinating insight into the future of digital opportunities and what it could mean for us and our families.  The event will be part of the Victorian Governme...

Federation University welcomes all to Open Day

Friday 23 August 2019

Federation University Australia will throw open its doors on Sunday, 25 August, as it welcomes thousands of prospective students and their families to the 2019 Open Day. To be held from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Ballarat, Gippsland and Berwick campuses, Open Day is the premiere day of the year for the public to visit Federation University and learn more about their exciting study oppor...

International students welcomed to Ballarat

Monday 19 August 2019

International students from more than 30 nations have been given a Mayoral welcome to Ballarat at a lunch at Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen campus.  The Mayor of Ballarat Samantha Macintosh and Federation University’s Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Helen Bartlett spoke to the students about the experience they can expect to have studying and ...

Taking the lead on Gippsland's future energy needs

Wednesday 7 August 2019

A major forum on hydrogen’s potential as a sustainable fuel for the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland will be held at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus.  The forum on Thursday, 8 August, will bring together researchers, industry and community with an interest in understanding the pathways to hydrogen production – carbon and electrolysis based –...

Support for Ballarat and Wimmera TAFE students

Tuesday 6 August 2019

Ballarat and Wimmera students at FedUni TAFE will benefit from even greater support to finish their qualifications and find a job, thanks to a Victorian Government funding boost to Free TAFE courses. Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle met students and staff at the Ballarat campus to announce an $11.7 million funding boost to support Free TAFE courses statewide. FedUni TAFE...

Extra support for care leavers welcomed

Friday 2 August 2019

Care leavers and young people in out of home care will receive extra support following increased Victorian Government funding for a collaborative project between the Centre for Child and Family Welfare Excellence, Federation University Australia, La Trobe University and Swinburne University.

WorldSkills students shine at Wimmera Campus

Thursday 1 August 2019

Wimmera secondary school students have displayed their expertise in electrotechnology as they compete in a regional WorldSkills competition. Held at Federation University Australia’s Wimmera campus, eight competitors from the Wimmera and Southern Mallee each vied for a gold, silver or bronze medal in the Electrotechnology (Career Start) program. The competition include...

Brisbane students shine at Lantern Parade

Tuesday 30 July 2019

Federation University’s Brisbane students have proudly taken part in their first LUMINOUS Lantern Parade recently. The event saw more than 20,000 people come to South Bank Foreshore to celebrate Queensland’s cultural diversity and the University was delighted to be the key educational sponsor for the event. Lanterns were paraded throughout the city to symbolise h...

New Sports Science building on show at 2020 RoadNats

Friday 26 July 2019

Federation University Australia’s picturesque Mount Helen campus and cutting edge sports science programs will be showcased when the 2020 Federation University Road National Championships return to Ballarat in January next year.

University celebrates health and safety research

Thursday 25 July 2019

Mental health and wellbeing in the workplace will be the focus of a research symposium at Federation University Australia, with Chair of the National Mental Health Commission, Lucinda Brogden, to deliver the key note address.

Symposium explores education for different ages

Thursday 25 July 2019

The challenges and opportunities of educating children from different age groups will be explored at an education symposium at Federation University Australia’s Berwick campus. The University’s Pedagogy, Curriculum, Assessment and Learner Engagement research group (PeCALE) will host the event, Supporting Thinking with Different Age Groups, on Friday 26 July. ...

Conference to showcase cutting edge research

Wednesday 24 July 2019

Research into the effects of pharmaceuticals in water on the environment, and exercise to treat depression in the elderly, will be just two of the major topics at Federation University Australia’s Higher Degree by Research Conference.

Azeem leads the way as Study Brisbane Ambassador

Monday 22 July 2019

Azeem Mohammed didn’t appreciate how stunning Brisbane was until he arrived in Australia. Originally from Hyderabad in India, Azeem already has taken over 2500 photos of the city during his walks around Brisbane. A Master of Technology (Enterprise Systems and Business Analytics) student at Federation University Australia’s Brisbane campus, Azeem has turned his pa...