Starting at Federation

Hi there! Welcome to Federation University Australia.

We’re thrilled that you’ve chosen to join us for Virtual Open Day today! Whatever your passion or career goals, Federation has everything you need to get out there and make your mark in the world and feel supported in the process.

Starting uni is a huge transition, but luckily for those attending Federation we are ranked #1 in Victoria (2022 Good Universities Guide) for how we support undergraduate students through their learning journey, so you couldn’t be in more supportive hands throughout the transition from school to uni, or juggling study, work and play.

We have a range of student-focussed programs, social activities and services available that will help undergraduates and those returning to study feel supported throughout your time at Federation, some of which you can come and explore at our support and services hub.

We’re Victoria’s #1 university for employability skills (Good Universities Guide) and that’s because we have a 152-year history of partnering with the community and industry to ensure we’re educating and training graduates for the jobs and skills needed for the future of work in booming regional areas.

Federation University is Victoria’s #1 university for graduate outcomes, 6 years in a row (Graduate Outcomes National Report). Given how closely we work with industry and community to ensure we’re educating and training students fit for the future of work it’s no wonder our grads get jobs.  

We are one of Australia’s oldest universities with a long and strong history and we draw on this experience to take us into the future. We are a smaller university, but this means we can be more agile, innovative and progressive in our response to regional and industry needs.  

Federation offers over 400 courses, from TAFE and short courses to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as world-class research. Our research is ranked well above the world standard. We collaborate with communities and industries across Australia and overseas to do work that has a measurable impact on our wider society.

We have campuses in Ballarat, Berwick (Melbourne), Gippsland, Wimmera and Brisbane. Each of our campuses are set in beautiful surroundings with stunning scenery and plenty of quiet nooks and crannies to absorb yourself in your studies. Take a panoramic virtual tour of our campuses.

We can’t wait to introduce you to all we have on offer at Federation. Tune in to one of our live information sessions today, meet your future lecturers with one of our ‘on-demand’ videos, and learn about our unique Co-Op Learning Model.

Our future student team is here to help you. Check in with the team in the live chat or join our student lounge for all your study questions answered!