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Fed TAFE Horticulture students planting the seeds of recovery

Thursday 28 May 2020

Students studying the Certificate III in Horticulture at Federation TAFE’s Wimmera Campus in Horsham have received innovative, hands-on, home study packs to ensure they can continue to progress with their studies.

Spotlight on online learning in new FedTalks webinar

Friday 22 May 2020

The basics and benefits of online and flexible learning for VCE and university students will be discussed in Federation University Australia’s first ever FedTalks webinar. Current VCE students, their families and university students are invited to participate in the webinar, titled ‘Online Learning: The Essentials’. Federation University Learning S...

New website connects region's health workers and employers

Thursday 21 May 2020

Federation TAFE has launched a new online one-stop-shop for healthcare jobs in the Grampians region to help tackle local skills shortages. In National Careers Week (18-24 May), the Connecting Health Careers website offers an example of graduates, educators and industry working together to address skills shortages in the community. The website is supported by the Skills and J...

Science award calls for students to think creatively

Tuesday 19 May 2020

Ballarat secondary school students are being encouraged to use their creativity to solve an everyday science problem in the 2020 Peter Doherty Science Award. Organised by the Ballarat Tech School, the award is open to all Ballarat students from Year 7 to Year 10 and aims to promote scientific thought and activity among secondary school-aged students. Remote and flexible lear...

Federation welcomes priority funding for universities

Tuesday 19 May 2020

Federation University Australia has welcomed the $350-million Victorian Higher Education State Investment Fund announced today, to help the state’s university sector recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

Providing new opportunities for people impacted by the pandemic

Monday 11 May 2020

Regional Victorians will have the opportunity to upskill and re-train during the COVID-19 pandemic through a variety of short courses in priority areas identified by the Federal Government as part of its higher education relief package. 

Intestinal worms may increase severity of COVID-19

Friday 8 May 2020

A team of Australian immunology and infectious disease researchers are calling for urgent investigation of the impact of intestinal worms on the immune system’s ability to cope with COVID-19. In a new commentary published online in the Nature Reviews Immunology journal, the team of researchers from Federation University Australia and the Doherty Institute have raised concerns th...

Farmers to benefit from access to soil data

Friday 8 May 2020

Federation University Australia researchers will develop a one-stop-shop for Australian farmers to access the latest research and information about soil, so they can make better decisions about resource management to help boost productivity and profit.

Supporting TAFE students through COVID-19

Wednesday 6 May 2020

Federation University Australia has announced a new financial assistance scheme to help its TAFE students who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Federation TAFE students will be able to access up to $300 each week for two weeks if they: are experiencing financial hardship due to need to self-isolate have had their hours of employment reduced...

Federation University welcomes support for international students

Thursday 30 April 2020

Federation University Australia welcome the Victorian Government’s announcement of a new $45 million hardship fund for international students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. There are around 2,000 international students studying at the university’s Ballarat, Brisbane, Berwick and Gippsland campuses and a further 5,500 studying at our partner institutions in Melbourne, S...

Using dried human waste to boost grain production

Wednesday 22 April 2020

Federation University Australia researchers are trialling the use of a new material obtained from human waste to improve soil fertility and increase crop productivity in Victorian grain-growing regions. 

Program to boost Ballarat business spirits

Wednesday 15 April 2020

Federation University Australia has today launched a business development program in partnership with Commerce Ballarat to help local businesses navigate the challenging climate of COVID-19. 

New webinar series promotes wellbeing during COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Federation University Australia experts will take part in a new webinar series that will provide advice for people navigating life and work during the COVID-19 pandemic. The free weekly series is being run by Compassionate Ballarat, in conjunction with Federation University Australia. Each week, a local expert in their field will offer practical advice on financial decisions...

Supporting students through the COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Federation University Australia has announced a new financial assistance package to help students who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to continue their studies. Students will be able to receive $300 each week for an initial five-week period if they: are experiencing financial hardship due to the need to self-isolate have had their hours of empl...

New research partnership to help mining communities transform

Wednesday 8 April 2020

Federation University Australia researchers at Gippsland and Ballarat will help support the economic and social transition of Australian mining communities as part of a new national Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).

OHS course to run at Bairnsdale in April

Friday 13 March 2020

Federation University will deliver an Occupational Health and Safety initial training course in East Gippsland for health and safety representatives beginning on 1 April. Held at TAFE Gippsland in Bairnsdale, the WorkSafe-approved course will run over five weekdays, with a refresher course held Wednesday 8 April. The one-day refresher course is suitable for those who have previously c...

Girls in Physics explore new horizons

Thursday 12 March 2020

More than 60 young western Victorian women will gather at Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen campus on Friday morning to celebrate their passion for physics at a breakfast event to encourage more women into careers in traditionally male dominated industries.

Federation excels in Student Experience Survey

Thursday 12 March 2020

Federation University Australia students enjoy the best support and have the best skills development of any Victorian university, according to the latest national Student Experience Survey. With a top ranking of 80.4 per cent for student support and 85.3 per cent for skills development, Federation University has been recognised by undergraduate students as the best university in the s...

Leading students honoured in TAFE awards

Friday 6 March 2020

Successful building designers, hairdressers, electricians and horticulturalists will be just some of the award recipients to be honoured at the 2020 TAFE Division Awards for Excellence Presentation tonight.

TAFE Talks - New information series aims to change the conversation around vocational education

Wednesday 4 March 2020

TAFE Talks – a new series of information sessions that aim to change the conversation around vocational education – will get underway at Federation TAFE today. With many industries facing skills shortages and strong growth, there is a demand for high quality candidates to enter vocational training. Despite this, many schools still direct their students exclus...

New allied health students celebrate O Week at Federation's Gippsland campus

Wednesday 4 March 2020

A new generation of Gippsland-trained allied health professionals have commenced their studies at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland campus.  Orientation Week (O Week) got underway at Federation University last week with more than 470 new students beginning their studies at the university’s Gippsland campus.  O Week gives students the...

Minister opens new health and sports precinct

Friday 28 February 2020

Federal Minister for Education Dan Tehan has opened Federation University Australia’s new Health and Sports Precinct and launched plans for stage two of the precinct, which will provide communities across Western Victoria with access to world-class sporting facilities and cutting edge health and sports technology and research.

Orientation Week kicks off at Federation

Thursday 27 February 2020

More than 2700 new Federation University Australia students are getting their first taste of university life this week as Orientation Week is launched throughout the state. Students at the Mt Helen, Camp Street, School of Mines Ballarat (SMB) and Berwick campuses have enjoyed four days of information sessions, food, music and fun events as they make new friends and familiarise themsel...

Federation artists present their vision for 2020

Friday 21 February 2020

Teaching staff and research associates from Federation University Australia’s Arts Academy are on the other side of the easel this week as they unveil their own work during the annual SCOPE20 exhibition.

Professor Helen Bartlett to end term as Federation University Vice-Chancellor in July 2020

Thursday 20 February 2020

Federation University Australia today announced that Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Helen Bartlett, will finish her term in July 2020 to assume the role of Vice-Chancellor and President at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Research to help improve the lives of Gippsland youth

Monday 17 February 2020

New research to improve the lives of vulnerable local children has been showcased at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland campus.  The child and family services symposium on 14 February, entitled Communities of Knowledge and Practice – New Ways Forward, featured research by Federation University PhD students.  The research highlights policy ...

Federation on the ball with Sports Symposium

Thursday 13 February 2020

Another football season is upon us and players are training heavily. But are they preparing their bodies enough to avoid injury? The inaugural Ballarat and District Sports Medicine Symposium will cover this topic and more at Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen campus this Saturday, 15 February. The Symposium will be held in partnership with Ballarat OSM and AFL ...

Award-winning director goes north for new play

Tuesday 11 February 2020

Alongside her established career as a professional director for companies such as Melbourne Theatre Company and Red Stitch Theatre, award-winning director Dr Kim Durban can often be found directing Acting students at Federation University Australia’s Arts Academy.

Inspiring universities to partner regional cities

Wednesday 5 February 2020

One of the world’s leading biochemists, Sir Peter Downes, will reflect on his career in science, academia and entrepreneurship at a major business breakfast at Federation University Australia’s Tech Park Central this Thursday.

Federation graduates walking into jobs

Wednesday 5 February 2020

Federation University Australia graduates once again have demonstrated their strong employability by performing above the national average in three important fields as part of the latest Employer Satisfaction Survey.