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Visiting friends and relatives crucial to tourism

Friday 15 February 2019

When it comes to tourism it seems you can put a price on love. Visiting friends and relatives account for around half of Australia’s domestic travel market by volume. This segment also makes a significant contribution to local economies, yet many tourism operators don’t fully understand, or underestimate, the value of these visitors. Ballarat tourism operators wi...

Not so sleepy towns: busting myths on rural crime

Friday 8 February 2019

From ice, drugs and alcohol to farmer’s attitudes towards crime and justice – a national conference in Gippsland is shedding a light on crime in rural areas and whether it really is safer living outside of the city.

Nursing and sports science top the list for university offers at FedUni

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Nursing and sports science have proven popular with prospective students at Federation University Australia, with the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) first round offers released for 2019. “We are delighted to offer places to more than 1,000 students across our campuses,” Professor Helen Bartlett, Vice-Chancellor and President, said. “Nursing has...

FedUni graduates more likely to find a job and earn more money

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Federation University Australia graduates are more likely to get a fulltime job and earn a higher salary compared to the national average, according to a new survey of 5,300 Australian employers. The 2018 Employer Satisfaction Survey, prepared by the Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching, ranked the technical skills, generic skills and work readiness ...

Horticulture information session to be held at Horsham

Wednesday 9 January 2019

Wimmera residents interested in a career in horticulture are invited to a free information session at FedUni TAFE on Wednesday, 16 January. To be held at the Wimmera Campus, Horsham, from 12.00 to 1.00 pm, the information session on the Certificate III in Horticulture will provide students with leading educators, technology and resources. The program, to be delivered from Fe...

New scholarships available to boost study opportunities at FedUni

Thursday 20 December 2018

Scholarships totalling $7 million are now available for students enrolling at Federation University Australia next year.    Up to 50 types of scholarships are on offer covering a wide range of fields. “The University is proud that our scholarships, bursaries and grants support people from all walks of life,” Professor Helen Bartlett, Vice-Chance...

Major history of Australasian economic thought praised in academic journal

Wednesday 19 December 2018

A new economics history book written by Associate Professor Alex Millmow of Federation University Australia has been made the subject of almost an entire academic economic journal. The book, A History of Australasian Economic Thought, was featured prominently in the latest edition of History of Economics Review. The majority of the 11 contributions in the journal foc...

FedUni student wins national scholarship for VET teaching

Friday 14 December 2018

Federation University Australia student Mani Nallasamy Gounder has won the 2018 scholarship for students of VET (Vocational Education and Training) teacher-education programs at universities. Established in memory of Ros Brennan Kemmis, a well-known and influential VET teacher-educator, the award funds a student to attend the annual conference of the Australian Council of Deans of Edu...

FedUni students gain experience at Rio Tinto iron ore mine

Thursday 13 December 2018

Eleven FedUni geology, metallurgy and mining engineering students have broadened their skills and knowledge following a trip to the Nammuldi iron ore mine in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Invited by Rio Tinto, the students worked with the company in a series of complex mining operations. On arrival the students were exposed to Rio Tinto’s values of safe oper...

Internet Of Things Colloquium hosted by FedUni

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Industrial sustainability and energy systems were among the main topics at the Internet Of Things Colloquium hosted by Federation University Australia in Melbourne. Organised by academics from the University’s School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology, the colloquium featured several high-profile researchers presenting on the massive growth in on-line devices.&nb...

Huge recognition and honours for FedUni graduates

Wednesday 5 December 2018

More than 1000 graduating students, an Honorary Doctorate for a distinguished Alumnus and the 25,000th graduate to receive a testamur under the FedUni name are among the highlights of FedUni’s December graduation program.

New research highlights threats to international freshwater systems

Tuesday 4 December 2018

The threats to freshwater biodiversity internationally have reached dangerous levels, according to a new research paper co-authored by Professor Peter Gell of Federation University Australia.      

FedUni researchers awarded prestigious ARC grants

Friday 30 November 2018

Federation University Australia has received two significant research grants from the Australian Research Council this week. The first grant was awarded to Associate Professor Adil Bagirov from the University’s School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology. A leading academic in mathematical optimisation, Associate Professor Bagirov’s research has rec...

Education conference to be hosted at Gippsland Campus

Thursday 29 November 2018

An important symposium on education research and innovative teaching will be held at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus on Monday, 10 December. The PeCALE (Pedagogy, Curriculum, Assessment and Learner Engagement) research group from the University’s School of Education will host the symposium, titled Research Informed Practices: Practical Applications o...

Apprenticeship research event held at FedUni

Thursday 29 November 2018

New research and ideas on apprenticeships and traineeships have been featured at Federation University Australia’s annual ‘OctoberVET’ conference this month. Organised by the University’s Researching Adult and Vocational Education (RAVE) group at the SMB Campus, Ballarat, the theme of the conference was ‘Apprenticeships and Traineeships: Research, Policy ...

Professor Syed Islam named Fellow of IEEE

Tuesday 27 November 2018

Professor Syed Islam, Dean of the School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology at Federation University Australia, has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow, effective from next January.

FedUni geology student presented with prestigious award

Tuesday 27 November 2018

Jose Fernandez, a geology student from Federation University Australia, has been presented with the prestigious Frank Canavan Award of the Geological Society of Australia (Victorian Division).   Presented to the leading second-year geology student of any Victorian university, the Frank Canavan Award has long been recognised as a pre-eminent geoscience award. Jose’...

FedUni TAFE graduate runner up in Australian Apprentice of the Year Awards

Wednesday 21 November 2018

Alyssa Heard, a hospitality graduate from FedUni TAFE, has been announced as Australia’s runner up for Commercial Cookery in the Australian Apprentice of the Year Awards. Alyssa, from Western Victoria, began her hospitality career in waitressing aged 15. She then enrolled in a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery at FedUni. “The University is very proud of Alyss...

East Gippsland students gain greater access to FedUni programs

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Tertiary students from Eastern Gippsland will soon be able to access Federation University Australia programs in Bairnsdale following the announcement of eight University Study Hubs around the nation.

Study Free TAFE courses at FedUni to get the job you want

Monday 19 November 2018

Eligible students from across the Grampians region will soon be able to access free training at FedUni TAFE’s Ballarat and Wimmera Campuses. From next January, the Victorian Government will cover tuition fees for priority accredited and pre-apprenticeship courses for eligible students. “FedUni TAFE is proud to offer these free priority courses and play our p...

FedUni announces major development at Berwick Campus

Friday 16 November 2018

Federation University Australia will embark on a major re-development at its Berwick Campus following a $40.7 million injection from the Federal Government. The University has been investing in the Campus since early 2017 and a new phase, approved by the University Council this week, sets out an ambitious works program for 2019 to 2022 to accommodate increased student numbers. ...

TAFE information sessions to be held in Wimmera

Wednesday 14 November 2018

Students interested in taking up a TAFE course are invited to a series of information sessions to be held at Federation University Australia’s Wimmera Campus. “Our highly qualified industry-experienced teachers will equip students with the tools they need to succeed in their study and careers,” Geoff Lord, Head of the Wimmera Campus, said. “The inform...

FedUni welcomes increased Federal funding

Monday 12 November 2018

Federation University Australia will be able to offer more student places following the announcement today of a new funding package for regional universities. “The University will receive extra funding of $40.7 million over four years to support our new Berwick Campus in meeting its growing demand for student places,” Professor Helen Bartlett, Vice-Chancellor and President...

New Kindergarten program at FedUni Children's Centre Gippsland

Thursday 8 November 2018

The FedUni Children’s Centre in Gippsland is delighted to offer the Education and Early Childhood Development Funded Kindergarten program, commencing in 2019. The program, guided by the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia, will be delivered by a Bachelor-qualified early childhood teacher and engage each child in effective learning, promoting communication, thinking, pos...

High school students take in university life at FedUni

Thursday 8 November 2018

Federation University Australia and the City of Casey recently provided high school students with a taste of university life. The 2018 FedUni Casey Project saw 114 Year Nine students from seven schools across the city take part in a two-month project at the University’s Berwick Campus. The project saw high school students spend time on campus, meet academics and attend...

New biography of Henry Sutton to be launched at FedUni

Tuesday 6 November 2018

A landmark biography of Henry Sutton, one of Australia’s leading early inventors and innovators, will be launched at Federation University Australia next month. Written by Lorayne Branch, Sutton’s great granddaughter, Henry Sutton: The Innovative Man, is a detailed and lively account of a highly influential and extraordinary Australian.   Based on p...

New support program to benefit Wimmera Bachelor of Nursing students

Thursday 1 November 2018

Federation University Australia has responded to concerns about health workforce shortages in the Wimmera and Southern Mallee by offering Bachelor of Nursing students in Western Victoria the opportunity to access more face-to-face classes in Horsham.

Sir Angus Houston to deliver Sir Albert Coates Oration

Wednesday 31 October 2018

Federation University Australia is proud to announce that Sir Angus Houston, former Chief of the Australian Defence Force and one of the nation’s eminent leaders, will deliver this year’s Sir Albert Coates Oration.

New Dean of School of Education appointed at FedUni

Tuesday 30 October 2018

Federation University Australia has announced another prominent senior position with the appointment of Professor Claire McLachlan as Dean of the School of Education. “I am delighted to join Federation University Australia and lead the University’s School of Education,” Professor McLachlan said. “FedUni has long been a national leader in education pro...

FedUni researcher receives prestigious education award

Friday 26 October 2018

Amy Claughton, a Federation University Australia doctoral student, has been awarded The Inclusive Education Summit Junior Scholar Award. The award for engaged research and scholarship in Disability Studies is a peer recognition accolade in the field of Inclusive Education. Ms Claughton, from the School of Education, studied a group of children with disabilities as they engag...