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Success for Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre Program

Monday 30 April 2018

Federation University Australia has joined 15 other universities in being awarded funding for the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Program. Industry and other stakeholders in public health will join the universities in undertaking the challenge of galvanising the digital health sector. “The new CRC aims to improve the health and wellbeing of Australians...

FedUni major contributor to growth of regional Australia

Sunday 29 April 2018

Federation University Australia is a major contributor to economic productivity and employment within the regions it serves, according to a new impact study. The economic impact study conducted by the Nous Group in conjunction with the Centre for Policy Studies for the Regional Universities Network (RUN) demonstrated the impact and importance that Federation University Australia, Vict...

FedUni Education students excel in Literacy and Numeracy Test

Tuesday 24 April 2018

Education students from Federation University Australia have performed above the national average in the Federal Government’s Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education. More than 23,000 teaching students throughout the nation sat the Test last year to assess whether they had literacy and numeracy skills in the top 30 per cent of the adult population. In ...

Arts Academy students present Shakespeare productions

Friday 20 April 2018

Acting and music theatre students from Federation University Australia will perform two William Shakespeare plays in Ballarat over the next three weeks.   The productions, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Margaret of Anjou, will both be held at the Arts Academy, Camp Street. “Our second and third year students are delighted to present these two outstanding...

Women In Trades event held at FedUni SMB Campus

Friday 20 April 2018

The potential for more female students to undertake TAFE programs has been highlighted at the ‘Why Trades Need Women In Trades Event’ at Federation University Australia. Held at the University’s Manufacturing and Engineering Skills Centre, Ballarat, the event promoted trades for females as a career option. Regional female employers who promote female appren...

Satisfaction survey launched for VET students

Tuesday 17 April 2018

How has your VET program helped you achieve your goals? This is the question the Victorian Government is asking around 200,000 students in the annual Student Satisfaction Survey. Students who completed or exited any government-subsidised VET courses provided by registered training providers in 2017 have been sent a survey to complete online, via SMS or by mail. The survey ta...

Art and Design students showcase their professional development

Friday 13 April 2018

A new art exhibition, Eighteen and Over, by third-year students, academics and support staff at Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Centre for Art and Design (GCAD). This project show is driven by students and demonstrates their creativity, endeavour and teamwork. Students curated, prepared content, designed collateral and installed the works in GCAD’s Switchba...

Hospitality programs to receive funding boost

Friday 13 April 2018

Federation University Australia will use increased funding from the Victorian Government to further the training of hospitality students in the Ballarat region. The bulk of the $158,000 funding will go towards course set up and delivery costs including materials development, industry expo events and the appointment of a specialist hospitality teacher. “This new funding...

University honoured to host Royal visit

Monday 9 April 2018

Federation University Australia showcased its students and research at a luncheon for His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex KG GCVO, at the Mt Helen Campus on Sunday, 8 April. The University’s student leaders and academics joined other dignitaries and business representatives for the special event. “The University is deeply honoured to host...

Groundwater data exchange to be relaunched

Monday 9 April 2018

The updated and modernised Visualising Victoria’s Groundwater portal will be launched by Associate Professor Peter Dahlhaus from Federation University Australia on Tuesday, 10 April. “The new portal will now include an on-line library of resources, a spatial map interface and a data download catalogue,” Associate Professor Dahlhaus said. “The system w...

Girls in Physics Breakfast held at FedUni

Thursday 5 April 2018

More than 70 young Western Victorian women have gathered in Ballarat to share and celebrate their enthusiasm for physics. The Ballarat event was one of a series across Melbourne and regional Victoria, encouraging school girls to meet with young women in the early stages of a physics-based career in the hope that they will be inspired to continue studying physics through the rest of sc...

Wayn-Gurr Derrk FedUni Bush Tucker Garden unveiled at Mt Helen Campus

Monday 26 March 2018

Federation University Australia is excited to launch the Wayn-Gurr Derrk Bush Tucker Community Gardens at the Mt Helen Campus. Wayn-Gurr Derrk is Wadawurrung language for 'Good Ground'. The University’s Campus Life and the Aboriginal Education Centre (AEC) have worked together on this unique project and are pleased to see it come together. &ldquo...

Assistance available to FedUni students affected by bushfires

Thursday 22 March 2018

Students from Federation University Australia who have been affected by the recent bushfires in Western Victoria may be eligible for assistance. The University’s Disaster Assistance Scheme enables commencing and continuing students to have their lost or destroyed items such as text books, uniforms and computers replaced if the students have suffered in fires. “Wi...

Bold experiment in social welfare can still shape Australia

Thursday 22 March 2018

A new book on Australian and international social welfare programs over the past forty years has been co-edited by Federation University Australia’s Professor Erik Eklund.  The collection, The State of Welfare, explores the influence of these programs throughout the Australian community and internationally.   A grassroots social welfare program from the ...

Westpac and FedUni renew collaboration agreement to conduct cyber security research at ICSL

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Research into cyber security will be boosted following the signing of a renewed agreement between Westpac Bank and Federation University Australia. The five-year contract between the university and the bank will financially support the Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL), which is located at the University’s Mt Helen Campus. “The ICSL is a cyber securit...

Leading TAFE students receive awards

Monday 19 March 2018

Thirty awards to some of Federation University Australia’s leading students have been presented at the 2018 TAFE Awards for Excellence at the Mt Helen Campus. The awards, which recognise major achievements in TAFE study at the university, are nominated by FedUni TAFE and Federation College.  The 2018 Craftsperson Awards also were presented. These awards are a join...

Gippsland researchers to release book on transformative education initiatives

Thursday 15 March 2018

Gippsland educational researchers at Federation University Australia have secured a book contract with Springer for their edited collection entitled, 'Regional-global Transformations: On being relevant and responsive educational researchers’. 

Frank Golding honoured for care leavers work

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Frank Golding, an Honorary Research Fellow at Federation University Australia’s Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History (CRCAH), was recently invited to attend a historic policy announcement at Kirribilli House on child redress and institutional abuse.

FedUni researcher seconded to Agribusiness Gippsland

Wednesday 14 March 2018

Agribusiness Gippsland (AGI), in partnership with Federation University Australia, has announced that Veterinary Science Lecturer, Dr Danielle Auldist, has been seconded to the role of Executive Officer of AGI. 

New teacher education book to be co-edited by leading FedUni academics

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Federation University Australia’s Associate Professor Robyn Brandenburg and Dr Sharon McDonough will release a major teacher education book with leading education publishers SpringerNature. 

FedUni and partners to celebrate ten years of Clemente program

Friday 9 March 2018

Federation University Australia will join local partners to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Clemente Ballarat on Wednesday, 21 March. To be held at Ballarat Town Hall from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm, the event will celebrate the achievements of the program throughout the region.  Clemente Ballarat is an humanities-based higher education program which is life-changing for pe...

Major nursing book to be released by FedUni academics

Friday 9 March 2018

Academics at Federation University Australia’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare have developed a new nursing book specifically designed to guide undergraduate students. Titled ‘The Road to Nursing: Empowering your Undergraduate Nursing Journey’, the book will be published by Cambridge University Press in early 2019. It will be edited by Professor...

Independent Support Traineeships announced for Wimmera students

Monday 26 February 2018

In response to growing workforce needs across the Wimmera, Federation University Australia is now offering the Certificate III in Individual Support Aged Care / Disability as Traineeships. FedUni TAFE Skills and Jobs Centre is proud to assist local Aged Care and Disability Facilities in the recruitment of their next generation of Aged Care and Disability professionals. &ldqu...

FedUni to co-host international teacher education conference

Friday 23 February 2018

The World Federation of Associations for Teacher Education (WFATE) will hold its fifth biennial conference in Melbourne from 9 to 11 July. Federation University Australia, as conference host, is partnering with three other Victorian-based universities - Deakin University, Australian Catholic University and Victoria University - in the planning of this event, which will be held at the ...

FedUni and HRL Technology sign collaborative agreement

Thursday 22 February 2018

Federation University Australia and HRL Technology Group are set to sign a Collaborative Agreement that will lead to the establishment of a Gippsland Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence. The new centre will provide a focus for transformative technology in manufacturing and provide opportunities for practical development and learning in the field. Professor Helen Bart...

New FedUni students looking forward to Orientation Week

Monday 19 February 2018

Up to 3000 new Federation University Australia students are set to get their first taste of university life during Orientation Week over the next few days. The University’s O Week activities will include market stalls, barbecues, campus tours and sports events at the Berwick, Ballarat, and Gippsland campuses. “I am delighted to welcome all of our new students to ...

FedUni announces sports partnership with ESS Performance

Friday 16 February 2018

Federation University Australia is excited to announce a new partnership with ESS Performance over the next five years. Arranged by the University’s Faculty of Health and School of Health Sciences and Psychology, the partnership will provide FedUni Exercise and Sport Science students with new opportunities to advance their research and pursue their career.  Th...

New scholarships announced for Bachelor of Business students

Monday 12 February 2018

Federation Business School is delighted to announce that applications are open for the new IBM / Bachelor of Business 2018 scholarship program. Valued at $35,500 over the duration of the degree, the scholarships will provide successful applicants with an internship in the IBM Ballarat project management team as part of their three-year Bachelor of Business study program. &ld...

Research on Children and Young People Showcased at Gippsland Forum

Tuesday 6 February 2018

Four postgraduate students from Federation University Australia will present their research at the Gippsland Campus as part of the Inner Gippsland Children and Youth Area Partnership. To be held on Friday, 9 February, from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm, the forum will bring together more than 100 guests. Attendees will include state and local government representatives, as well as de...

Wimmera Campus to offer new program for personal care workers

Friday 2 February 2018

People wanting to work in the Wimmera within the aged care and disability sectors will now have the opportunity to gain their qualifications at Federation University Australia’s Wimmera Campus. FedUni TAFE is on track to deliver the Certificate III Individual Support qualification, delivered as a traineeship model for the first time, in the coming months. “Workin...