Federation University Australia – a new name in education


Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.


University Drive Mount Helen Victoria 3350

Contact Telephone number:

+61 3 5327 9018

Contact Fax number:

+61 3 5327 9017

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Federation University Australia is the result of an exciting collaboration between the University of Ballarat and Monash University’s Gippsland Campus. Headquartered in Ballarat, Victoria, FedUni will provide leading Higher Education and TAFE programs to regional Victoria and beyond.

FedUni will be the only regional university in Victoria providing Higher Education, technical and vocational programs as well as significant research opportunities, and several hundred programs across many fields of study. Our aim is to offer a quality tertiary education experience that inspires our students to succeed.

With campuses from Horsham in the west of the state, to Gippsland in the east, a new name was necessary to convey the scope and capacity of an expanded regional university and to maximise recruitment potential, regional reach and marketability.

The name Federation University Australia reflects the partnerships, collaboration and co-operation among a federated network of campuses in regional Victoria, which collectively provide a new and different Australian university.

Since 1994, the University of Ballarat has evolved from being a small, single campus, to a Higher Education provider located exclusively at its Mt Helen site, to a multi-sector, multi-campus, and multi-locational institution.

Our Gippsland Campus will offer a range of exciting programs for regional students. Located only two hours southeast of the Melbourne CBD, it is within easy walking distance of the town of Churchill or just a bus ride from Morwell and Traralgon. The Gippsland Campus offers the benefits of a community-driven regional lifestyle, with cosmopolitan city access.

Federation University Australia will develop a reputation nationally and internationally for delivering relevant, high-quality programs that meet the needs of industry and employers. We are very proud of the excellent employment prospects and careers of our graduates – and we will work hard to ensure this success continues.

We are proudly regional in focus, national in scope and international in reach. Federation University Australia is where success happens and where individuals and groups will continually learn to succeed.

International Students:

Download a 2014 Program Guide

Entry Requirements:

Age Requirement

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of the proposed commencement of their studies in the University.

The information below outlines the basic entry requirements required for international students to be admitted to the University of Ballarat:

Technical & Further Education (TAFE)

Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses require completion of an Australian Year 12, or overseas equivalent, examination Some courses require particular subjects at Year 12, or have other (for example work experience) requirements Certificate II and III have lower requirements.

Higher Education – Undergraduate Students

Higher Education undergraduate students are assessed competitively on the basis of Australian Year 12, or overseas equivalent school qualifications:

  • Some courses require additional procedures such as interviews and/or auditions
  • Students with post-school qualifications (e.g. Diplomas, Advanced Diplomas) may be considered for admission with advanced standing or credit (recognition of prior learning).
  • The amount of advanced standing will not normally exceed more than half of the University of Ballarat course concerned.
  • Other Information: overseas examinations, and minimum grades generally accepted for academic admission into undergraduate courses.

Higher Education – Postgraduate

Entry requirements vary from course to course, but generally require completion of a first degree from a recognised university with specified minimum grades (or marks) in relevant subjects. A period of work experience, following graduation, may also be required for some professional courses.
Details of the University’s postgraduate admission requirements for particular courses are given in the course information for individual courses.

Schedule of Fees:

To view our fees for each region click here

English Language Requirements:

There will be major changes to the English Entry Requirements in 2014.

English Language Requirements vary depending on the program. To view the English Language Requirements for UB programs, visit the Program Guide.

International Student Support:

Federation University will provide strong support to all of our international students. Read more here

International Agent Network:

The University has education agents located around the globe who have been through a selection process that ensures that they have the interests of you, the student, as their primary focus.

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