Federation University Australia

Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Through our strong-willed attitude, our desire is to make a difference in a positive way and inspire those around us. This is what drives our success and sets us apart. We are the Federation Generation.

Master's Programmes

Computer Science & IT (3)
Education & Training (3)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



Federation University Australia is the culmination of the former University of Ballarat and the Gippsland Campus of Monash University.The University's history is dating back to 1870.


Federation University Australia acknowledges the traditional owners of the land where its campuses and centres are located. It has set in place measures to address the disadvantage experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in education, employment and opportunity. It has formalised this commitment in the University's Compact with the Australian Government and in its policies, procedures and actions. The University seeks to provide a learning and working environment that promotes and values diversity and offers equality of access and opportunity to all.


We serve regional needs by establishing research programs in critical areas. These programs aim to attract the best researchers in their respective fields to our campuses from around Australia and globally, so that we are better able to understand and address the challenges that face regional communities here and abroad.

Ours is a commitment to a carefully targeted number of outstanding research programs that deliver real outcomes and tangible benefits for our regional sustainability and our shared future.


The Student Careers and Employment Service has some great resources to help students plan for their career, get part-time work whilst studying, and get that all-important graduate position.

Funded by the Student Services Amenities Fee we are here to assist students gain the skills to:

  • Develop effective and eye-catching application documents (resumés, cover letters or emails, selection criteria etc)
  • Sell skills and experiences at an interview
  • Mock interviews for you to practice before a real job interview
  • Make informed career decisions
  • Plan for a successful career in their chosen discipline area, and;
  • Manage a successful career into the future.

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Student services

The Student Support and Services (SSS) Portfolio provides essential services and specialist advice in support of the University's teaching and learning, research and consultancy, and community engagement activities.

Housing services

The FedUni Living Residences offer comfortable, single fully furnished bedrooms. Communal living areas consist of TV/Lounge room and fully equipped kitchens. Laundry facilities are also available at all residences.

Library services

The Library is committed to supporting students to stay in their programs of study by providing targeted and mobile services. We will make it easier for you to reach us when you need to and encourage independence through self-service functions. We are proud that while we provide increasing self-service options that you still appreciate friendly face to face service and value our staff.

ICT services

ICT Services is responsible for several key databases and the underlying electronic information infrastructure. ICT Services plays a proactive role in planning for the future electronic information and communication needs of the University in an environment that is both dynamic and rapidly expanding.

Medical services

The Health Centre is accredited with Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) and provides confidential consultations by appointment to the University community. It is also an accredited travel health and vaccination centre, available to the University community as well as to the general public.

Student Life

Campus life

FedUni is regional Victoria's largest education institution, with campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Gippsland and the Wimmera providing easy access to study, and approximately 1200 staff committed to teaching excellence and student support.

Sports facilities

UniSports offers an exciting range of recreation, education and health programs with fully qualified and experienced staff.

Activities and facilities include learn to swim, water aerobics, pool parties, gym/swim memberships, tennis and squash courts, dance studio, basketball court, sport and recreation centre, outdoor sports field and so much more.

Student clubs

Here at FedUni, we are committed to supporting our student clubs and societies. We have a range of resources available to assist you in starting up a new club, supporting an existing club or helping to connect you with a club that matches your interests.Some of the current clubs and societies include:

  • Arts Society
  • AusIMM Ballarat Student Chapter
  • Biomed Club
  • DPI Graphics Club
  • Green Room
  • Geology Society
  • Golden Key International Honour Society

Ballarat, Victoria, Australia