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Federation University and TAFE Gippsland ink landmark agreement advancing higher education

Wednesday 30 October 2019

In a first for the Gippsland region, Federation University Australia and TAFE Gippsland have signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to advance and support tertiary education in Victoria’s Gippsland region.

New library name honours Indigenous culture

Tuesday 29 October 2019

Federation University Australia’s links to the Indigenous peoples of the Wimmera have been recognised with the renaming of Wimmera campus library, with a smoking ceremony and event at the Horsham campus to mark the occasion.

New agreement to boost university participation in Melbourne's south-east

Tuesday 29 October 2019

A new Federation University Australia partnership and pilot program in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs aims to increase the rate of secondary school students going on to study at university. The first agreement of its kind in Melbourne’s growing south-east, Federation University and Hallam Senior College today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will give Yea...

Helping locals solve local problems in the Wimmera

Wednesday 23 October 2019

Wimmera students will be able to study a university degree close to home and work locally as part of the program, with Federation University Australia announcing it will continue the popular Bachelor of Social Science program at its Wimmera campus in Horsham.

Exploring the spread of disease in Antarctic wildlife

Wednesday 23 October 2019

Researchers at Federation University Australia will investigate the prevalence of infectious diseases among Antarctic wildlife to find out how to decrease the risk of diseases being transmitted between people and wildlife in Antarctica.

Joseph Beuys exhibition to open at Arts Academy

Tuesday 22 October 2019

A rare exhibition by internationally acclaimed German artist Joseph Beuys who worked with fat and felt will be launched at Federation University’s Post Office Gallery this week. The iconic works by Joseph Beuys include his renowned films, ‘multiples’ and sculptures spanning the 1960s to the artist’s death in 1986. One of the most influential conceptua...

Ballarat businesses tell us what they really think

Friday 18 October 2019

Ballarat businesses have responded quickly to the Federation University / Commerce Ballarat business survey distributed two weeks ago.     The anonymous survey, which is a joint project of the two organisations, is the first of its type for the region. It is designed to gauge the confidence of Ballarat businesses, as well as their priorities and hopes for the future.

East Gippsland businesses on a winner

Thursday 17 October 2019

Enterprises that excel in innovation, sustainability, community services and hospitality were among the winning entrants in the Federation Business School East Gippsland Business Awards this week. The East Gippsland Business Awards are a major event on the local business calendar, attracting over 100 applications, more than 20 sponsors and an attendance greater than 200 guests each ye...

Remembering those killed in workplace accidents

Monday 14 October 2019

A Remembrance Service to commemorate those who have been killed in workplace accidents and support grieving families will be held at Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen campus this week. Held as part of WorkSafe month, the service will allow bereaved families, occupational health and safety workers, and workplace members to honour those who have been killed at work. ...

International singer Lior to perform in Ballarat with Arts Academy orchestra and choir

Friday 11 October 2019

Australian singer-song writer Lior will take to the stage in Ballarat in a Concert for Compassion – an exciting collaboration with the Federation University Arts Academy that will see the internationally acclaimed Indie-folk star perform alongside the university’s orchestra and choir.

The deadly impact of influenza in Gippsland

Tuesday 8 October 2019

Historical research on the impact of the great influenza pandemic of 1919 in Gippsland, and why this could possibly be repeated in the future, will be revealed at a public seminar in Traralgon this week.

Coal mining art exhibition in the black

Monday 7 October 2019

The impact of open cut mining on the Latrobe Valley will be explored through art at a new exhibition at Federation University’s Gippsland campus. The Black Hole Show, an exhibition by Anthea Williams, will be on display at the Switchback Gallery. Anthea Williams’ exhibition delves into conflict. She uses brown coal derivatives, briquettes and foundry coke as a me...

New degree to meet health workforce shortages in Gippsland

Friday 4 October 2019

Federation University Australia today launched a new degree in occupational therapy that will be delivered at its Gippsland campus to help tackle the region’s shortage of allied health professionals.

Dark comedy comes to Arts Academy

Wednesday 2 October 2019

A black comedy about a brainy beautiful misfit and a group of ruthless high school students will be the next exciting production by Federation University’s Arts Academy students. Heathers: The Musical is the darkly enticing story of Veronica Sawyer, who hustles her way into the most powerful clique at Westerberg High: The Heathers. But before she can get comfo...

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 ...