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Federation University welcomes all to Open Day

Friday 23 August 2019

Federation University Australia will throw open its doors on Sunday, 25 August, as it welcomes thousands of prospective students and their families to the 2019 Open Day. To be held from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Ballarat, Gippsland and Berwick campuses, Open Day is the premiere day of the year for the public to visit Federation University and learn more about their exciting study oppor...

International students welcomed to Ballarat

Monday 19 August 2019

International students from more than 30 nations have been given a Mayoral welcome to Ballarat at a lunch at Federation University Australia’s Mt Helen campus.  The Mayor of Ballarat Samantha Macintosh and Federation University’s Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Helen Bartlett spoke to the students about the experience they can expect to have studying and ...

Taking the lead on Gippsland's future energy needs

Wednesday 7 August 2019

A major forum on hydrogen’s potential as a sustainable fuel for the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland will be held at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus.  The forum on Thursday, 8 August, will bring together researchers, industry and community with an interest in understanding the pathways to hydrogen production – carbon and electrolysis based –...

Support for Ballarat and Wimmera TAFE students

Tuesday 6 August 2019

Ballarat and Wimmera students at FedUni TAFE will benefit from even greater support to finish their qualifications and find a job, thanks to a Victorian Government funding boost to Free TAFE courses. Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle met students and staff at the Ballarat campus to announce an $11.7 million funding boost to support Free TAFE courses statewide. FedUni TAFE...

Extra support for care leavers welcomed

Friday 2 August 2019

Care leavers and young people in out of home care will receive extra support following increased Victorian Government funding for a collaborative project between the Centre for Child and Family Welfare Excellence, Federation University Australia, La Trobe University and Swinburne University.

WorldSkills students shine at Wimmera Campus

Thursday 1 August 2019

Wimmera secondary school students have displayed their expertise in electrotechnology as they compete in a regional WorldSkills competition. Held at Federation University Australia’s Wimmera campus, eight competitors from the Wimmera and Southern Mallee each vied for a gold, silver or bronze medal in the Electrotechnology (Career Start) program. The competition include...

Brisbane students shine at Lantern Parade

Tuesday 30 July 2019

Federation University’s Brisbane students have proudly taken part in their first LUMINOUS Lantern Parade recently. The event saw more than 20,000 people come to South Bank Foreshore to celebrate Queensland’s cultural diversity and the University was delighted to be the key educational sponsor for the event. Lanterns were paraded throughout the city to symbolise h...

New Sports Science building on show at 2020 RoadNats

Friday 26 July 2019

Federation University Australia’s picturesque Mount Helen campus and cutting edge sports science programs will be showcased when the 2020 Federation University Road National Championships return to Ballarat in January next year.

University celebrates health and safety research

Thursday 25 July 2019

Mental health and wellbeing in the workplace will be the focus of a research symposium at Federation University Australia, with Chair of the National Mental Health Commission, Lucinda Brogden, to deliver the key note address.

Symposium explores education for different ages

Thursday 25 July 2019

The challenges and opportunities of educating children from different age groups will be explored at an education symposium at Federation University Australia’s Berwick campus. The University’s Pedagogy, Curriculum, Assessment and Learner Engagement research group (PeCALE) will host the event, Supporting Thinking with Different Age Groups, on Friday 26 July. ...

Conference to showcase cutting edge research

Wednesday 24 July 2019

Research into the effects of pharmaceuticals in water on the environment, and exercise to treat depression in the elderly, will be just two of the major topics at Federation University Australia’s Higher Degree by Research Conference.

Azeem leads the way as Study Brisbane Ambassador

Monday 22 July 2019

Azeem Mohammed didn’t appreciate how stunning Brisbane was until he arrived in Australia. Originally from Hyderabad in India, Azeem already has taken over 2500 photos of the city during his walks around Brisbane. A Master of Technology (Enterprise Systems and Business Analytics) student at Federation University Australia’s Brisbane campus, Azeem has turned his pa...

Students pitch ideas at Brisbane incubator

Monday 15 July 2019

Federation University students are not just learning in the class room. They are heading out to start-up weekends where they share their ideas and innovative plans with other students. The Arc Hardware Incubator event was ideal for the University’s Brisbane students. The 54-hour start-up weekend brought many designers and experts together.      

Campus Life Director honoured with award

Friday 12 July 2019

The popularity and strong reputation of Federation University Australia’s residential services have been acknowledged with a prestigious international award.  Federation University's Director of Campus Life, Colin Marshall, was presented the Roelf Visser Global Initiatives award for his outstanding contribution in advancing the campus housing profession and the student ...

Inspiring 9/11 speaker comes to Ballarat

Friday 12 July 2019

Ballarat has an opportunity to hear first-hand about an inspiring story coming out of the tragedy of the September 11 terror attacks in the United States in 2001. Compassionate Ballarat and Federation University Australia’s Arts Academy are hosting Kevin Tuerff, the author of Stranded in Gander on 9/11. Set in the week following the September 11 attacks, the b...

New cyber security training to start in Ballarat

Thursday 11 July 2019

Ballarat students will soon have access to cutting-edge cyber security training at FedUni TAFE following a major funding announcement by the Victorian Government. The $940,000 investment will allow Federation University to build a new IT laboratory to deliver the Certificate IV in Cyber Security. This is part of the Victorian Government’s highly successful Free TAFE initiat...

Seminar to look beyond plastic bags

Monday 8 July 2019

A seminar to prepare for the introduction of the Victorian Government’s statewide ban on lightweight plastic shopping bags will be held at Federation University Australia’s SMB campus on Tuesday, 9 July.

University supporting Brisbane startup interns

Monday 8 July 2019

Federation University Australia’s Brisbane students will soon be connected to Queensland’s tech startups and scale-ups through a new Student Employability Accelerator Program (SEAP). Launched on Federation University’s Brisbane campus this week, SEAP aims to empower international students’ employability and entrepreneurial mindset through a five week curricular...

Outstanding alumni honoured at ceremony

Friday 5 July 2019

Leaders in high performance sport, electronic gaming, business and information will be among eleven distinguished Federation University Australia graduates to be recognised at the 2019 Alumni Awards. Introduced in 2014, the Federation University Alumni Awards have recognised many of our prominent and successful graduates, both nationally and internationally. The 2019 awards will bring...

Delivering the skills Wimmera employers need

Friday 5 July 2019

Federation University Australia has welcomed the Victorian Government’s announcement of $1.1 million under the Regional and Specialist Training Fund (RSTF) for five projects at its FedUni TAFE campus in Horsham.

Brisbane students riding wave of invention

Monday 1 July 2019

A new blind spot detector for bicycles will make cycling on roads safer and help reduce the number of accidents involving cyclists. Information technology students from Federation University Australia’s Brisbane Campus have unveiled a revolutionary new detector sensor for bicycle riders.  Called Wingman, the blind-spot detector sensor is designed to improve road s...

New Chinese partnership highlights info tech strength

Wednesday 26 June 2019

Federation University Australia has become one of only six Australian universities to be granted approved institute status in China for the establishment of a major information technology centre at Hebei University of Science and Technology (HUST).

Building professional skills in the Wimmera

Wednesday 19 June 2019

People living in the Wimmera will be able to gain professional skills that local employers need with FedUni TAFE to launch new accounting and bookkeeping programs at its campus in Horsham. The Certificate IV in Accounting and Bookkeeping will be offered from mid-July as evening classes, making it easier for people who are already working to study. The nationally recognised q...

Family violence doesn't take a holiday

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Family violence will be discussed in a tourism setting for the first time, with a Federation University Australia academic to present research on their connection at an international tourism conference in Melbourne this month.

Youth mental health platform in development

Tuesday 11 June 2019

A digital mental health platform to assist young people with anxiety, depression, substance abuse and sleep problems will be developed with funding granted to a team including a senior Federation University Australia researcher. 

New approach needed to suicide prevention

Tuesday 4 June 2019

Community hotlines such as Lifeline are not fully equipped to handle critical suicide calls and may need to be complemented by a dedicated 24-hour national telephone suicide service, according to new research.

Celebrating student success in the Wimmera

Friday 31 May 2019

FedUni TAFE students have celebrated their hard work and commitment to study at two events at the Wimmera Campus. Twelve students were gowned in academic regalia and presented with a letter of congratulations from Federation University Australia Chancellor, Mr Terry Moran AC and Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Helen Bartlett at a Completion Celebration. Seven studen...

Gippsland Campus celebrates graduating students

Wednesday 29 May 2019

The hard work and dedication of a Yarragon mother-of-three has been recognised with a University Medal for outstanding academic achievement at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus graduation ceremony.

Celebrating National Volunteers Week

Friday 24 May 2019

From creating a Eureka Mapping site to locating the correct site of the Eureka Stockade to cataloguing photographs that tell the history of Ballarat – the work of the dedicated volunteers at Federation University Australia’s libraries will be acknowledged this week as part of National Volunteer Week celebrations.

University artist celebrates 30 years of exhibitions

Friday 24 May 2019

Renowned Gippsland artist Rodney Forbes is set to mount his seventeenth solo exhibition at Australian Galleries, Melbourne’s oldest commercial gallery. An Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at Federation University Australia, Mr Forbes headed the Gippsland Centre for Art and Design at Churchill for eight years and will be celebrating 30 years since his highly successful debut show a...