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Training Ballarat students for jobs in mental health

Friday 15 January 2021

A new Free TAFE course offered in Ballarat will allow students to get the training and skills they need to support Victorians with mental illness.   Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle today announced the Certificate IV in Mental Health will be offered at Federation University in Mount Helen for the first time in 2021. She visited the campus today to encourage l...

Innovation centre brings hundreds of jobs to Gippsland

Thursday 14 January 2021

One of Victoria’s largest energy suppliers will call the Latrobe Valley home thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government, creating hundreds of new jobs and boosting the local economy. Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas was in Morwell on Wednesday (13 January) to open the newly completed Innovation Centre and to announce that Alinta Energy will establish...

Road Nats cycling partnership with Fed Uni strengthened

Thursday 14 January 2021

As Ballarat prepares to host the Federation University Road National Championships next month, the University and AusCycling are excited to extend and enhance their cycling partnership through a range of collaborative projects over the next three years. Federation will host training camps for elite cyclists, run athlete testing and talent identification and work with AusCycling to e...

First round offers increase in 2021

Thursday 14 January 2021

Nursing, Exercise and Sport Science, Performing Arts and Visual Arts, Physiotherapy and Education are among the most popular programs for prospective students at Federation University Australia in 2021.

Virtual chorus spreads Christmas cheer

Wednesday 23 December 2020

Members of Gippsland’s Word of Mouth Chorus and Federation University Arts Academy students have come together to spread joy in the lead-up to Christmas, recording a virtual performance of O Holy Night.

Research to shine spotlight on vital retail and hospitality industries

Wednesday 23 December 2020

A Federation University research project will explore how careers in everyday industries like retail and hospitality can be made more visible. These industries employ around 20 per cent of the workforce, operating throughout Australia, yet the industries suffer from low prestige, affecting their choice as careers and the future prospects of workers in these industries. Feder...

Federation partners with industry for Australian-first skills initiative

Tuesday 22 December 2020

Federation University is joining with industry to deliver a major climate change initiative for Australia. It will offer Australia’s first apprenticeship in wind turbine blade repair as part of a $1.6 million funding agreement with industry partner Vestas. From 2022, students at Federation TAFE will be able to study the Certificate III Engineering (Composites), a three...

Landmark research partnership to deliver Ararat innovation boost

Thursday 17 December 2020

Ararat is soon to be home to a new cutting-edge research facility that will explore value-added opportunities to grow the local agriculture sector. The Ararat Jobs and Technology Precinct is being delivered as part of a partnership between Ararat Rural City Council and Federation University Australia. The project reactivates the Federation University Campus in Laby Street, A...

Visual arts exhibition moves with the virtual times

Monday 14 December 2020

Visual arts students graduating from Federation University’s Arts Academy will experience the best of both worlds with their End of Year Exhibition (EYE) taking place online and in galleries. EYE is usually held at the Ballarat Mining Exchange and the Switchback Gallery at the University’s Gippsland Campus, but COVID-19 restrictions have forced this year’s event to c...

Fed Uni and City of Greater Dandenong MoU to strengthen ties

Wednesday 9 December 2020

Federation University and Greater Dandenong City Council have reinforced their relationship to help the south-east Melbourne region recover more quickly from the impact of COVID-19. The University and Council have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build on the extensive partnerships that exist between Federation and local employers.    A key goal is to ...

IBM and Fed Uni demonstrate value in regional investment

Monday 7 December 2020

The IBM/Federation University 25-year partnership contributed $629 million in economic value to the Victorian economy between 2018-2019, a report released today reveals. Commissioned jointly by IBM and the University to celebrate the quarter-century, the Western Research Institute report shows Ballarat Technology Park underpins 4435 jobs in the state, based on the same data period, an...

Collaboration that puts Fed Uni students into jobs at IBM wins national award

Friday 4 December 2020

Federation University’s collaboration with IBM, which has secured hundreds of jobs with the technology giant for Fed Uni students, has received a coveted national award for excellence.   

New project to help agricultural researchers access, use and share valuable data

Thursday 3 December 2020

Federation University and the Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) have announced a new project that will accelerate research innovation and enhance the Agricultural Research Federation (AgReFed) platform. 

Agreement builds pathways between Fed Uni and Chisholm

Tuesday 1 December 2020

Federation University and Chisholm Institute have partnered to improve access to degree courses for students in Melbourne’s south-east and Mornington Peninsula regions.  A pathways agreement will allow students completing specified courses at Chisholm to apply for credits in degrees at Federation University from 2021.  Study areas covered by...

New Fed Uni programs supporting teachers to upskill

Friday 27 November 2020

Qualified teachers will have the opportunity to gain specialist knowledge in a particular discipline area through new programs offered at Federation University. In response to a need identified by the Regional Universities Network and the Department of Education and Training, the Master of Specialist Teaching programs are designed for teachers wanting to upskill and those currently te...

Federation University studies long-term effects on pit stability

Wednesday 25 November 2020

Federation University researchers from the Geotechnical and Hydrogeological Engineering Research Group (GHERG) are exploring whether the quality of water used to fill open cast pits from coal mining affects the stability of mine walls.

Short film in the spotlight at international film festival

Tuesday 24 November 2020

A Federation University Australia-commissioned short film called Data Democracy has been accepted into the Silicon Valley International Film Festival in the United States. The film explores the concepts of a data democracy and will screen at an event where tech industry leaders congregate to view the films and engage with their creators. Silicon Valley is home to ma...

Federation University in top 100 global sports science schools

Monday 23 November 2020

Federation University has jumped into the top 100 of the 2020 Global Ranking of Sport Science schools and departments as assessed by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). Federation’s Department of Sport Science has improved on its previous top 150 ranking in 2018. For 2020, more than 400 universities were ranked. Sport science is the study of how the heal...

Fed Uni opens the door for women in leadership

Monday 23 November 2020

Federation University today advertised two executive positions to support the university in its current and emerging strategic direction. In a move to promote new perspectives and innovative thinking, these new positions are open to women only. The University’s executive team is currently over-represented by men, with five men and no women. It is calling for women-only...

All-inclusive new FedPride strategy launched

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Federation University today launched FedPride 2021-2024 – a comprehensive strategy aimed at best practice for LGBTIQ+ inclusion across every area of university life. Launched during Transgender Awareness Week, FedPride is an intersectional strategy to ensure the rights and inclusion of gender and sexuality diverse people are held as core to every impact area across the universit...

Federation University and City of Casey sign MoU

Wednesday 18 November 2020

Federation University and the City of Casey have strengthened their commitment to increasing social and economic opportunities in the Casey region, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Ballarat's new mayor keeps things local with a Fed Uni MBA

Friday 13 November 2020

Federation University welcomes one of its own as the new Mayor of the City of Ballarat.  Cr Daniel Maloney studied his Master of Business Administration at Federation’s Mt Helen Campus from 2012 - 2014.  The father of two, who grew up in Wendouree, in Ballarat’s outer north-west, was elected to his second, four-year term as a Labour councillor for the c...

New Indigenous award features in Federation University virtual awards ceremony

Friday 13 November 2020

Federation University has introduced the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alumni category in NAIDOC week to the awards ceremony that formally recognises the achievements of distinguished alumni of Federation University and its predecessor institutions. 

Federation University alumni honoured at inaugural awards

Thursday 12 November 2020

Leaders in energy, education, community engagement and engineering are among the graduates to be honoured in Federation University’s 2020 Alumni Awards. The inaugural Gippsland awards formally recognise the achievements of distinguished alumni of Federation’s Gippsland campus and its predecessor institutions. Awards were presented at a virtual ceremony on Tuesday...

Federation University NAIDOC events go online

Monday 9 November 2020

Indigenous performer Waveney Yasso has brought her love of song and storytelling to Federation University as its NAIDOC Week celebrations move online this week. The Queensland-based guitar accompanist to Australia’s Pub Choir and Couch Choir musical acts celebrates Aboriginal culture in a sessio...

Federation University students develop prototype app to stop the spread of infectious disease

Tuesday 3 November 2020

Federation University Australia students collaborated on the prototype of an ID card and app that could help prevent the spread of infectious diseases including COVID-19. Brisbane Campus students were part of the winning team at the annual Arc Hackathon in October. Federation University’s Brisbane Campus partnered with Arc Hardware Incubator to sponsor the event, which...

Morwell Innovation Centre appoints general manager to strengthen ties

Friday 30 October 2020

Federation University’s Morwell Innovation Centre is on track to become a hub of collaboration between researchers, educators and local industry to help shape an exciting future for Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley.

Fed study finds high blood pressure does not increase Covid risks

Tuesday 27 October 2020

A Federation University Australia study has helped allay fears that high blood pressure and taking medication for the condition increases the risk of coronavirus infection and complications. The research follows widespread speculation that having high blood pressure and taking medications used to treat hypertension could increase the possibility of infection or a severe outcome from C...

New research centre a beacon for better health in regional Victoria

Tuesday 27 October 2020

A new research centre at Federation University will work to reduce the health disadvantage of regional and rural residents. The Health Innovation and Transformation Centre, launched yesterday, will develop innovative, multidisciplinary solutions for patients and the general community, spearheaded by the digital, genomic and data revolution. It will focus on areas including a...

Federation program offers VCE students a taste of university subjects

Thursday 15 October 2020

VCE students across Gippsland have the opportunity to complete university subjects while at secondary school as part of a reinvigorated Federation University program. The Advance to University initiative gives students and their families an insight into university study and the sort of career path they may like to take. As part of the program, students in years 11 or 12 can elect two...