Creative & Environmental Careers Camp

Get hands on and explore how you can turn your passion into a career!

FedUni TAFE programs are the perfect alternative for students who do not want to move on to a university-level degree. FedUni TAFE's broad range of quality education and training programs deliver skilled workers to a wide variety of industries, from well known career paths like building trades and hospitality right through to the less familiar creative fields.

That's why we are excited to be able to provide the next generation of creative and environmentally conscious minds with the opportunity to get hands on and explore how they can turn their passion into a career at our two-day Creative and Environmental Careers Camp.

Where, what and when?

SMB, Gillies Street and Camp Street campuses
Tuesday & Wednesday - 4-5 July 2017

Over two days, students will be immersed in the career area of their choice (see the options available below). They’ll undertake hands on activities that will give them a thorough understanding of what might be involved in the day to day happenings of their chosen career. Our expert staff will guide them through some of the key skills they’ll need, and some of the activities they’ll undertake in order to succeed in the work environment.

Upon conclusion of day one activities students will be bused to our Mt Helen Campus accommodation where they will be fully supervised by our accommodation team and Residential Advisors. Students will be provided with an evening meal and participate in in social activities before returning to their accommodation for the evening. Students will have breakfast at Mt Helen before being bused back to our Ballarat campuses for day two activities.

What career path can I try?

Students will undertake activities in ONE of the following career areas.

Professional Writing & Editing

Create a portfolio of polished writing in a range of genres. You’ll compose both fiction and non fiction pieces and then move on to refining your work with various sessions. Finish up with a workshop covering evaluation and revision, peer appraisal and polishing of text for your portfolio.

Activities will include:

  • Personal and creative writing; fiction and non fiction writing
  • Grammar and punctuation session (applied specifically to material produced in previous sessions).
  • Editing of work created in previous sessions
  • Workshop including evaluation and revision of text, peer appraisal and polishing of text for writing portfolio.

Building Design

Get started with hand drawings on boards of house plans and elevations. We’ll then progress to development of those designs and elevations using AutoCAD and Revit. 

Moving on to surveying, you’ll measure up rooms, determining floor and ceiling heights, leveling exercises. We’ll also look at soil testing and finish up the camp with model making.

Activities will include:

  • Hand drawing on boards of house plans and elevations.
  • Using AutoCAD and Revit to develop hand drawn floor plan and elevations.
  • Surveying, including measuring up of rooms, determining floor and ceiling heights, levelling exercises using auto levels.
  • Soil evaluation including testing equipment and soil tests.
  • Model making.

Conservation and Land Management

We’ll examine skulls, bones and other specimens to determine species.

You’ll then participate in field work, setting up cameras and equipment for observation of fauna, reviewing and reporting on the recordings obtained overnight. You’ll also gain insights from experts working in the field including a guest speaker from Parks Victoria (Fauna).

Activities will include:

  • Examination of skulls, bones and other specimens to determine species.
  • Participate in field work. Set up cameras and equipment for observation of fauna. Review and report on recordings.
  • Guest speaker from Parks Victoria (Fauna)
  • Visit locations and participate in research.

Graphic Design

Immerse yourself in our graphic design studio.

Using the latest in design technology you’ll participate in image making, studio photography, Photoshop design and editing, typography and poster design as well as character illustration.

Activities will include:

  • Image making
  • Studio photography – Photoshop
  • Typography – Poster design
  • Character illustration

Live  Production

Love the entertainment business - but don’t want to be the centre of attention? Come and get a taste of live recording and mixing using the latest digital sound mixing consoles and check out our large array of Microphones.

You’ll also discover the world of stage lighting, creating special effects and sequencing – you’ll make your lighting dance to the beat!

Activities will include:

  • Recording and mixing using the latest Midas Pro2 and M32Digital Sound Mixing Consoles
  • Mix live recordings
  • Stage lighting
  • Lighting desk control
  • Light sequencing
  • Lighting styles and techniques

Screen and Digital Media

Learn the skills required to create the games you love to play.

We’ll explore digital video editing with Premier Pro and Adobe After Effects and get hands-on with live motion tracking of subjects and compositing 3D models onto real backgrounds, green screen keying, and studio lighting.

Activities will include:

  • Digital video editing
  • Live motion tracking of subjects and compositing 3D models onto real backgrounds
  • Green screen keying
  • Studio lighting

Costs and inclusions

Participants are expected to arrange their own transport to and from the camp. However, all catering, travel, accommodation and supervision requirements for the duration of the camp are included.


Participants under the age of 18 will be fully supervised at all times by Federation University Australia staff and/or Residential Advisers unless written approval is given by the parent or guardian.


Participants will stay overnight at our fully equipped student residences at the Mt Helen Campus (10 minute drive from the Ballarat CBD).

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All transport requirements throughout the duration of the camp are arranged by the University.


All catering is provided and will include lunch, morning and afternoon tea on both days. Tuesday's evening meal will provided at the Mt Helen Campus, as will breakfast on Wednesday.


$80 per participant - with accommodation (inclusive of all meals, transport* and accommodation)

$25 per participant - without accommodation (inclusive of morning and afternoon teas, lunches and transport*)

* Included transport covers movement between activities and accommodation only. Participants are expected to arrange their own transport to and from the camp.


Please register your interest online by Friday 16 June and we will send you a full information and enrolment package.

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