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Federation awarded New Colombo Mobility Grants

Friday 31 January 2020

Students and staff from Federation University Australia will embark on major international study tours in June and July as part of six New Colombo Mobility Grants awarded in 2020. The grants, totalling $249,400, will enable 78 Federation University students and eight staff to travel to six countries, including Thailand, Fiji, and South Korea. This follows four 2019 projects to Samoa, ...

Research aims to get students reading well

Thursday 30 January 2020

Concerning numbers of Victorian secondary school students are disengaging from reading in English classes, according to research from Federation University Australia. This links to concerns about a flat-lining of reading achievement data in secondary school shown through recent NAPLAN results (2017) and a lack of growth amongst high capacity students (Harding et al, 2018).  ...

Multicultural scholarship open at Brisbane campus

Wednesday 29 January 2020

Federation University Australia has confirmed its support for Brisbane’s multicultural community by offering a scholarship opportunity through the 2021 Lord Mayor’s Multicultural Business Scholarship Program and Mentoring Scheme.    

Federation biotech life-saver receives Order of Australia

Sunday 26 January 2020

Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, a Federation University Australia graduate and now an international biotechnology pioneer, has been awarded an Order of Australia (AM) in today’s Australia Day awards. Dr Mazumdar-Shaw moved to Ballarat in 1974 from India to study brewing. She was the only female in the course and in 1975 graduated from the Ballarat College of Advanced Education – a...

Federation awarded first Fulbright Scholarship

Tuesday 21 January 2020

Research into the effectiveness of Teacher Performance Assessments – which certify whether a graduate is ready to teach – has earnt a Federation University Australia academic one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world.

Free TAFE Early Childhood programs announced

Monday 20 January 2020

Ballarat and Wimmera residents can take advantage of the growing demand for skilled workers in the childcare industry with two new Free TAFE programs in early childhood education being offered at Federation TAFE in 2020. 

Nursing tops Federation University offers for 2020

Wednesday 15 January 2020

Nursing, performing arts, criminology and criminal justice, and veterinary and wildlife science are among the most popular programs for prospective students at Federation University Australia in 2020.

Federation brewing no small beer

Thursday 9 January 2020

Ballarat’s best home brewers will take their hobby to the next level with a session on brewing at Federation University Australia. Beer lovers Dan Court and Paul Richter, winners of last year’s Ballarat Beer Festival Homebrew competition, will receive specialist brewing advice from Federation University’s brewing expert, Associate Professor Peter Aldred. As...

Students head to Nepal for wildlife study

Monday 6 January 2020

Students from Federation University Australia may come face to face with Bengal Tigers and the One Horned Rhinoceros in a three-week tour to study approaches used in the conservation of iconic wildlife species in Nepal. 

Nursing degree to be delivered in east Gippsland

Monday 23 December 2019

Aspiring nurses from East Gippsland will have the opportunity to study closer to home as part of an initiative to grow the local nursing workforce.  Federation University Gippsland will deliver 10 additional Bachelor of Nursing places at Bairnsdale in 2020 in partnership with the Gippsland East University Study Hub and TAFE Gippsland.  Students will have a flexible...

Haileybury students present winning ideas to Council

Wednesday 18 December 2019

A team of students from Haileybury College have presented their winning ideas to Council on strategies to reduce the City of Casey’s ecological footprint.  The team took top honours in the 2019 FedUni Casey Project with their ideas for improvement in waste measurement and reward systems, reducing CO2 emissions in the home, and innovative solutions to Casey’s rapidly...

TAFE students take new skills for a test drive

Wednesday 18 December 2019

Motor mechanic students on exchange from China will test drive their new skills this week as they commence work placement at some of Ballarat’s most prestigious car dealerships.  Federation TAFE has teamed up with Ballarat Mercedes-Benz, Eclipse Ford and Ballarat Holden to host 12 students in the service departments, enabling the students to gain valuable industry experie...

Students return to Arts Academy - and the nineties

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Federation University Australia’s Post Office Gallery will head back 30 years to the age of grunge and glitter this summer as it presents its new visual arts exhibition, REVERB: RETURN TO THE 90s!

Federation research tackles typhoid fever

Monday 9 December 2019

Improvements to water quality that may prevent the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people could be realised due to research funding awarded to Federation University Australia by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Plan to boost Indigenous jobs and students

Monday 9 December 2019

Federation University Australia will create learning spaces for Indigenous students and employ more Indigenous staff as part of the University’s new Reconciliation Action Plan 2019-2022 (RAP). 

Growing southern Gippsland in a changing climate

Monday 9 December 2019

Southern Gippsland farmers will hear about practical ways to improve their farming practices through carbon farming in a changing environment at a local field day tomorrow. The ‘Becoming a Carbon Cocky’ field day will feature information on a range of topics including soil carbon sequestration, integrating trees and pasture, as well as emissions auditing. It...

Federation graduates celebrate at Civic Hall

Friday 29 November 2019

Ballarat’s Civic Hall has hosted rock concerts and dances over the years but never Federation University Australia graduations – until now. More than 500 students will graduate from Federation University in three ceremonies at Civic Hall next week. The ceremonies will feature a mix of undergraduate and postgraduate students. Among the graduates will be Federation...

Governor delivers Sir Albert Coates Oration

Thursday 28 November 2019

The Governor of Victoria, Linda Dessau AC, was welcomed to Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen campus last night to deliver the 2019 Sir Albert Coates Oration. The Sir Albert Coates Oration is a free annual public event established to commemorate one of Ballarat’s leading figures, with the guest speaker delivering a formal speech on a topic of their choice that typi...

Helping industry in Gippsland boost their business

Wednesday 27 November 2019

A seminar at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland campus will bring together representatives from local industry to learn new ways to strengthen their business.  The Asset Management Workshop will be hosted by the School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology.  The event will focus on helping businesses reduce the cost of ope...

Tackling inequality in Gippsland through education

Thursday 21 November 2019

Federation University Australia has used a Senate Inquiry to call on governments to help pinpoint workforce skills shortages in the Gippsland region.  Gippsland Head of Campus Leigh Kennedy addressed a Senate Economics References Committee hearing in Traralgon as part of its inquiry into regional inequality in Australia.  Ms Kennedy&nb...

Visual arts students unveil Strange Attractors

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Artistic works made from crayon, aerosol, ash, dust and dirt will be some of the intriguing exhibits on display by Federation University Australia’s Graduating Visual Arts students at the Gippsland campus this week.

The 2020 Federation University RoadNats officially launched

Friday 15 November 2019

The 2020 Federation University Road National Championships, officially launched at Federation University Australia campus in Ballarat, will see Australia’s best under 19, under 23, elite, masters, club cyclists, para-cyclists and cyclists with an intellectual impairment battle for the coveted green and gold national champions jerseys in the criterium, road race and time trial.

Arts students shine in End of Year Exhibition

Friday 15 November 2019

Graphic design, ceramics, creative arts and print making will be just some of the art forms on display at Federation University Australia’s spectacular End of Year Exhibition at Ballarat’s Mining Exchange. 

Federation honours Indigenous alumni

Friday 15 November 2019

Indigenous graduates from Federation University Australia will be honoured at the opening of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alumni Chapter in Ballarat.   The University has 625 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alumni and establishing the new Chapter will foster deeper connection with the University. Prominent Indigenous alumni speaking will include ...

Scholarship boost for students in Ballarat, Gippsland and the Wimmera

Thursday 14 November 2019

More than 50 students from around Australia and the world will be able to get a scholarship to study at Federation University Australia as part of new Commonwealth Government program to encourage more people to study, live and work in regional Australia.   

Plan to boost Indigenous jobs and students

Thursday 14 November 2019

Federation University Australia will create learning spaces for Indigenous students and employ more Indigenous staff as part of the University’s new Reconciliation Action Plan 2019-2022 (RAP).

New scholarships in turbine training announced

Friday 8 November 2019

A new scholarship at Federation TAFE will allow electricians, auto mechanics and mechanical fitters to gain the skills and qualifications needed to work as wind turbine technicians. Three scholarships valued at $3,500 each will be offered annually for the next ten years to help people with transferable skills gain the Global Wind Organisation Basic Technical Training (GWO – BTT)...

Arts Academy Showcase ends year on a high

Thursday 7 November 2019

From Chekhov to Pink Floyd, from Frozen to Little Shop of Horrors, Federation University’s Acting and Music Theatre students will showcase their talents in a series of performances at the Arts Academy in Ballarat this week.

Federation partners with World Academy of Sport

Wednesday 6 November 2019

Federation University Australia has been chosen from universities around the globe as the World Academy of Sport’s partner to deliver its first distance undergraduate degree. Australian Olympic 800 metre runner Peter Bol and table tennis player Milly Tapper – the first Australian athlete to compete at both an Olympics and Paralympics – helped launch the new partnersh...

Federation rolls out Baking Training Centre

Monday 4 November 2019

As part of the expanded suite of TAFE offerings at Federation TAFE, apprentice students undertaking new qualifications of Certificate III in Bread Baking and Certificate III in Baking will have access to the latest equipment and technology provided by a new Baking Training Centre opened at Federation TAFE in Ballarat.