Equity and diversity

Embracing diversity

At Federation University, our diversity is our strength.

Respect Now Always

We all have the right to be safe, respected and supported.


We know that students and staff flourish when everyone in our community is valued and recognised.

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.

Preventing and responding to discrimination, harassment and sexual assault

Discrimination, harassment, sexual assault

All students and staff have an important role to play in keeping FedUni a great place to learn and work. This means being aware of our own behaviours, and their potential impact on others.

The University will provide reasonable adjustments/flexible working arrangements to the learning and working environment to ensure all people have equal opportunity to access and participate in University activities.

Get help. Take action.

Contact us for advice and assistance if you:

  • Have experienced or witnessed discrimination, harassment, or sexual harassment;
  • You have experienced or witnessed sexual assault (for more info on getting support, seeing a doctor and reporting of sexual assault visit Safer campuses);
  • You have a concern about an equity issue that is happening to you or someone else at Federation;
  • You are seeking more information about any equity issue at Federation.

Equity and Diversity contact details:
: (03) 5327 9357 or (03) 5327 8104

To find out how discrimination and harassment concerns are dealt with at FedUni please go to our Get help. Take Action. page.

Equity and diversity initiatives and actions


The University will provide reasonable adjustments to the learning and working environment as required, and will use inclusive practices wherever practicable, to ensure that all people have equal opportunity to access and participate in University activities.

Gender equity

Gender equity initiatives at FedUni help to identify and address areas of inequality or imbalance within the learning and work environment.

Indigenous matters

Federation University Australia acknowledges the traditional owners of the land where its campuses and centres are located.

To see our Reconciliation Action Plan and to find out more information about our Aboriginal Education Centre, please visit our Indigenous matters website


Through celebrations of diversity and actions through our FedPride strategy, the University aims to create a safe, inclusive and equitable learning and working environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer and Asexual (LGBTIQA+) members of our community.

Racism prevention

Students and staff as carers

FedUni recognises that many of our students and staff have caring commitments (for children, parents, partners etc) as well as their study/work responsibilities.

There are a range of options that students and staff may wish to consider. Some of these are described in the pages below. Equity & Equal Opportunity can provide assistance.

Support for care leavers

We offer a range of support for care leavers (students who spent time growing up in out-of-home care; including foster care, residential care, kinship care and wards of the State). To find out more information visit our Support for care leavers website.

Contact us


Elizabeth Spark | Manager, Student Equity and Inclusion | equity@federation.edu.au | 03 5327 6461

Baden Cutts | Respectful Communities Coordinator | equity@federation.edu.au | 03 5327  6461

David McGinniss | Care Leaver Coordinator | d.mcginniss@federation.edu.au | 03 5327 9186 | Mondays and Wednesdays


Diversity and Inclusion | Human Resources | 03 5327 9756 | hr@federation.edu.au