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Federation University Australia


Federation University Australia, the youngest Australian university was formed by the merger of the University of Ballarat and Monash University’s Gippsland Campus in 2013.  This dual-sector university is centered in Ballarat. Prof David Battersby is the present Vice- Chancellor of FedUni. This third oldest tertiary education institution in Australia hosts over 23000 students.


Ballarat University received five-star rating for the quality of teaching consecutively four times from 2010-14. The Federal Department of Education, Science and Training also recognized Ballarat University's teaching performance, placing it among the top ten of Australian universities in 2005. Monash University was ranked sixth internationally for Education by the QS World University Rankings. 


Centred in Ballarat, FedUni has campuses in Ararat, Horsham, Stawell and Churchill. Ballarat hosts two campuses Camp Street Campus and SMB Campus.

Academic Programs

FedUni offers Technical And Further Education (TAFE) and Horsham's Higher Education Nursing program online. FedUni in collaboration with international colleges offers joint-degree programmes.

The university hosts Australia's largest Technology Park comprising over 30 companies.  The following are the main organizations part of it. 

  • Ambulance Victoria
  • Conservation Volunteers
  • Country Fire Authority
  • Emergency Services Telecommunication
  • Global Innovation Centre
  • Greenhill Enterprise Centre
  • IBM South East Asia
  • IBM Regional Software Solutions Centre
  • ID Research
  • State Revenue Office

FedUni also hosts Institute for Regional and Rural Research and Innovation that addresses rural and regional issues.


FedUni offers a wide range of scholarships to enhance the academic performance of the students. FedUni scholarships include disciple- specific scholarships as well as scholarships based on merit/ economic background. 

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