International Orientation - Supplementary Materials

Welcome to Federation University!

Here you will find all the information covered during your international student orientation session as well as supplementary materials and extra information

If you have any questions or want any further information, please don't hesitate to contact us:
International Student Advisory
Phone: +61 3 5327 9446 

Orientation Presentation

Can't remember everything we discussed at orientation? That's OK, there was a lot of information covered. Here are the slides from your on campus orientation. There is also a recording of the essential information session.

Mt Helen Campus

Berwick Campus

Gippsland Campus

Study Supports

Find many study supports and resources to help you with your study and improve your academic skills.

Federation University - Study Support

Our Campuses

Federation University is regional Victoria's largest education institution, with campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland and the Wimmera providing easy access to study, and approximately 1,300 staff committed to teaching excellence and student support. Have a look!

Federation University - Our campuses


There are many things to consider when finalising your accommodation, we have useful information and links to help get you started.

Finding somewhere to call home

Consumer Affairs Victoria - Renters Guide


Living on residence provides students with the best start to their university experience. Whether you are studying at the Ballarat, Berwick or Gippsland campus there are a range of accommodation options available with something to suit everyone.

Federation University - FedLiving


Stay up to date with what's happening on your campus and online, and discover upcoming events and activities. Events are a great opportunity for you to make new connections, learn about our supports and services, build employability skills and much more. We hope to see you there!

Federation University - Events

Equity and Inclusion

Federation University is committed to providing equal opportunity and freedom from discrimination and harassment for all members of the Federation community, and to creating an environment which reflects and values the social and cultural diversity within Federation community and the communities it serves.

Federation University Support Services - Equity and Inclusion

Sexuality and Identity

Student Safety

In Australia, if there's an emergency, you can call the police, ambulance and fire services on 000 - Triple Zero. The way Federation University is supporting and protecting students including how to make a report or access services and information.

Federation University - Student Safety Information

Federation University - Safety Tips

Federation University - Safer Campuses

Victoria Police - Your safety

Sun Smart Australia

Emergency and Security

In Australia, if there's an emergency, you can call the police, ambulance and fire services on 000 - Triple Zero. Emergency contacts and procedures. The Security officers work day and night to help provide a safe and secure environment on all Federation campuses. They provide a broad range of security and safety services, such as conducting patrols, providing security escorts on request, responding to incidents, securing buildings, etc.

Federation University - Emergency and Security Information

Federation University - Critical Incidents, what to do in an emergency

Federation University - Critical incident policy

Fire and Water Safety

Australia has a strong culture around swimming and water, as well as being prone to bushfires. This is a big risk to people newly arrived or visiting so use this information to remain safe about both fire and water in Australia.

Vic Emergency - Your guide to Survival

Vic Emergency - Fires in the home

Sun and Water Safety tips

Surf Life Saving Victoria

Student Health

The University is committed to providing the best care for our students. We have health resources available to students.

BUPA - Overseas Student Health Cover

Sexual Health - Information

Sexual Health - Contraceptives

Sexual Health - Sexually Transmitted Infections

Student Support Services

Find support services to help with your life at uni. You can access services including counselling, health services, financial support and much more.

Federation University - Support Services

Federation University - English as a Second Language

Working in Australia

Working in Australia can be a fun and rewarding activity, however it can be a hard to know the rules and what rights you have so Federation University support students to make sure they are being treated fairly at work.

Fair Work Resources

Job Watch, Employment Rights Legal Centre - Your rights at work

International Student Employability assistance

We assist International Students at FedUni with developing skills, confidence in their abilities, and a plan to gain employment locally.

We can help you with:

  • Individual support meetings
  • Planning and goal setting
  • Identifying strengths and building confidence
  • Networking events
  • Informative workshops to build employability skills
  • Help with writing key documents (resumes, cover letters, addressing key selection criteria)
  • Deliberate practice of soft skills

Employability bingo

International Student Compliance

The Australian Government wants overseas students in Australia to have a safe, enjoyable and rewarding place to study. Australia's laws promote quality education and consumer protection for overseas students. These laws are known as the ESOS framework.

ESOS specifies the minimum standards that Australian educational institutions must adhere to when delivering education to international students.

The International Student Compliance team can provide you with information on your enrolment, how to adhere to your student visa conditions along with information of how the University's policies and procedures apply to you.

Check out the International Student Compliance website for more information.

Children's Centre

Federation University offers campus-based quality childcare and kindergarten programs for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years to support students who are studying and raising a family.

Federation University - Children's Centre

Student Groups

University is a great place to try something new or continue developing in something you’re passionate about while making friends and connections. You can join an existing group or even start your own!

Federation University - Clubs and Societies

Sports and Exercise

Whether you're looking to stay active, join in some friendly social sport or compete in high level competition, at Federation University, there are plenty of sport and exercise opportunities for everyone.

Federation University - Sport and Exercise