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Federation College students aim to break water record

Friday 21 September 2018

Students from Federation College aim to recruit nearly 300 people to float on pool noodles in a campaign to highlight the risks of drowning in Australia.  “A total of 291 people died last year due to drowning in Australian waters. In 2008 the Australian Water Safety Council set an ambitious goal of reducing drowning by 50 per cent by 2020,” Rebecca Ab...

University to host free public lecture for White Ribbon Day

Wednesday 19 September 2018

Understanding the urgency and importance of research in the area of family violence, Federation University Australia is providing the community with the opportunity to attend a free lecture on family violence to commemorate this year’s White Ribbon Day.

FedUni Aboriginal Education Centre presented with major award

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Federation University Australia’s Aboriginal Education Centre has been presented with the Training Provider Award for Innovative Koorie Learner Pathways in the VAEAI Wurreker Awards ceremony. This prestigious award acknowledges the University’s excellence in innovative community driven programs, collaborative partnerships resulting in improved pathways and career opportuni...

FedUni researchers win child protection education award

Thursday 13 September 2018

The Raising Expectations Project, run by Federation University Australia in partnership the Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare and La Trobe University, has been announced as the winner of the Best Education Initiative at the 2018 Victorian Protecting Children Awards. 

University manager presented with major higher education award

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Helen Ryan, a senior business manager at Federation University Australia, has been awarded a prestigious higher education award. As business manager at the University’s Federation Business School, Ms Ryan was presented with the DVE Business Solutions Award for Excellence in School and Faculty Management. “Helen has achieved a number of significant milestones ...

University welcomes new Dean of Science, Engineering and Information Technology

Wednesday 12 September 2018

Federation University Australia is pleased to announce Professor Syed Islam as the new Dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology. Professor Islam joins the University from Curtin University where he was Dean of International Strategy and Entrepreneurship in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. He was also the founding Director of the Centre for...

FedUni academics receive major conservation grant

Monday 10 September 2018

Genetics and wildlife conservation specialists at Federation University Australia, in collaboration with the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Gippsland Water and the South Gippsland and La Trobe Landcare Networks have secured a major grant to fund a significant conservation project.

Distinguished public servant Terry Moran appointed Chancellor

Thursday 6 September 2018

One of Australia’s most respected public servants, Mr Terry Moran AC has been appointed Chancellor of Federation University Australia. Mr Moran was appointed Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet for the State of Victoria in July 2000 and held this position until his appointment in 2008 as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the most senio...

Ballarat Child Protection Program recognises First Night Care packs project

Wednesday 5 September 2018

Community Services students from Federation University Australia have been recognised by the Ballarat Child Protection Program for their work in distributing First Night Care packs to foster children.

University welcomes new Pro-Vice Chancellor, International

Monday 3 September 2018

Federation University Australia is delighted to welcome Professor Talal Yusaf as the new Pro-Vice Chancellor, International. Professor Yusaf’s international university career has included teaching, research and management positions in the Middle East, Malaysia and regional Australia. He holds PhDs in renewable energy and biotechnology, and has a strong research backgro...

FedUni Brisbane Campus welcomes domestic postgraduate students

Thursday 30 August 2018

Federation University Australia’s award-winning Brisbane Campus is pleased to announce that it will open its doors to domestic postgraduate students from 2019.   A range of programs covering management, accounting and information technology will be available on campus. The new programs available from next year are: • Master of Business Adm...

FedUni Brisbane Campus maintains relationship with industry

Wednesday 29 August 2018

Federation University Australia continues to build upon its long-standing relationship with information technology providers.  A new program allows students to gain experience through a four-week placement program at the Concentrix office in Brisbane.  Upon completion, students receive credit into their degree and gain valuable skills through participation in an in...

FedUni TAFE presented with three major Victorian Training Awards

Tuesday 28 August 2018

The high quality of Federation University Australia’s TAFE programs has been confirmed at the Victorian Training Awards. FedUni TAFE won awards in three categories. Winners were selected across 13 categories for individuals, employers, training providers and industry collaboration. Alyssa Heard, a former Commercial Cookery and now Patisserie student from Federatio...

University welcomes new Dean of Nursing and Healthcare Professions

Tuesday 28 August 2018

Federation University Australia is delighted to welcome Professor Wendy Cross as the new Dean of the School of Nursing and Healthcare Professions. Based at the Berwick Campus, Professor Cross will lead the University’s very successful and popular Nursing programs across all campuses and grow programs for other healthcare professions.    “Professor ...

FedUni Brisbane Campus announces business and information technology programs

Tuesday 21 August 2018

Federation University Australia’s award-winning Brisbane Campus continues to expand, now offering a suite of business and information technology programs at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.  

Retiring Chancellor reflects on highlights of the role

Monday 20 August 2018

Dr Paul Hemming AO has announced his retirement from his role as Chancellor of Federation University Australia. Dr Hemming joined the University Council in 2007 and was appointed Chancellor in 2012. He presided over the University’s name change in 2014 when the institution, formerly known as the University of Ballarat, became Federation University Australia (FedUni) af...

FedUni raises over $16,000 in annual Christmas in July fundraising appeal

Friday 17 August 2018

Federation University Australia has raised over $16,000 in the annual Christmas in July and August fundraising appeal. Supporting a range of charitable causes, hundreds of staff, students and community members attended a number of events held at both the Mount Helen and Gippsland campuses. The initiatives included two student residential community dinners, hosted by o...

FedUni and Berry Street announce program to train teachers and social workers

Wednesday 15 August 2018

A partnership to develop a work integrated learning program to train and prepare future teachers and social workers has been developed by Federation University Australia and Berry Street. The learning program is designed to support and aid young people to reengage in education. “Young people face complex demands that span social and economic dimensions which can lead t...

University campuses all set for 2018 Open Day

Monday 13 August 2018

Visitors to Federation University Australia’s Open Day on Sunday 26 August will be able to explore a wide range of tertiary programs, student support services, career advice and fun activities. Prospective students and their families are invited to the Ballarat, Gippsland and Berwick campuses from 10 am to 3 pm on the day. Visitors will be able to explore the Universit...

FedUni parasite invasion during National Science Week

Friday 10 August 2018

National Science Week will off with a lively Café Scientifique featuring Federation University Australia academics at the Art Gallery of Ballarat on Saturday evening, 11 August. Worm Parasitologist David Piedrafita and Sarah Bean, a Veterinary Nurse, both from Federation University Australia; and Drew Berry, a Biomedical Animator from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, will p...

Public lecture on Great Influenza Pandemic to be presented at Gippsland Campus

Monday 6 August 2018

A major public lecture to mark the centenary of the Great Influenza Pandemic will be held at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus on Wednesday, 15 August.  To be presented by Dr Alan Hampson, an adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the University, the lecture will investigate why the pandemic is still rated as one of humankind’s greatest threats and why we ...

Christmas in July lunches returning to FedUni

Thursday 2 August 2018

Federation University Australia’s popular Christmas in July and August fundraising events are being held over several campuses once again this year. The first two events in a series of four were held at the Mt Helen Campus on Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 July with around 500 students in attendance.   On Tuesday, 7 August, a lunch will be hel...

University hosts Higher Degree by Research Conference

Friday 27 July 2018

More than 70 of Federation University Australia’s Higher Degree students have presented their research at their annual conference at the Mt Helen Campus. The 2018 Higher Degree by Research Conference provided a welcome opportunity for FedUni students to present their research and hone their presentational skills in front of an audience. “Our higher degree student...

FedUni Alumni honoured at prestigious award event

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Seven prestigious Federation University Australia alumni members spanning more than a century have been honoured at a leading award ceremony in Ballarat. The 2018 Federation University Australia Alumni Awards event was held at the Caro Convention Centre, Mt Helen Campus on Monday, 23 July, with a number of prominent alumni, community members and stakeholders in attendance. &...

Putting a name to graduation day

Tuesday 24 July 2018

What’s in a name you might ask? Everything if you’re a nervous graduate about to cross the stage to receive your testamur on graduation day and your name is awkwardly or incorrectly pronounced. 

University to host Mid-Year Orientation programs

Friday 20 July 2018

Federation University Australia students commencing their study mid-year will have the opportunity to meet staff and other students during a special series of Orientation programs. To be held at the Mt Helen, Berwick and Gippsland campuses, the programs will run from 23 July to 8 August. “The University is delighted to welcome all of our new students commencing at FedU...

Digging out the family dirt

Friday 20 July 2018

Does your family have a connection to Australia’s mining industry? If so, Federation University Australia and the AusIMM Central Victoria Branch want to hear about it. The University and the AusIMM have shared a close association for many decades and are celebrating AusIMM’s 125th anniversary by collecting stories of past, present and future mining workers a...

Growing Aged Care/Disability Opportunities

Thursday 12 July 2018

FedUni TAFE is offering rolling enrolments for its Certificate III in Individual Support Aged Care/Disability/as Traineeships at its Wimmera Campus. The Wimmera Campus begun offering the Certificate III training in February this year, and is now making the process easier for people interested in an entry level role working in Aged Care and Disability. Geoff Lord, Head of the...

Hosting or visiting friends or relatives these school holidays could improve your health

Monday 9 July 2018

Whilst many of us complain about visiting or being visited by our relatives (particularly our in-laws), recent FedUni research reveals that these visits can actually improve quality of life. According to Dr Elisa Backer, Associate Professor of Tourism and Management at Federation University Australia, as individuals we often recall and share negative experiences regarding visits from ...

Through My Eyes, In Your Shoes

Friday 6 July 2018

Jasmine Graham, Manager of FedUni’s Aboriginal Education Centre shared her cultural perspectives with civic leaders as part of State-wide NAIDOC Week activities. Ms Graham spent a full day walking in the shoes of the Mayor – attending launches, and discussions with Ballarat community and business representatives and meeting Cr Belinda Coates, a member of the City of Ballar...