Student Support and Services

Federation University has a huge range of services available to support you through your studies. In this section, you can learn all about these services, including:

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We understand that starting life at university is exciting, but that it also involves change with a challenge or two along the way. To help you meet these challenges, and to succeed, we have a range of student-focused programs, social activities and services available that will help you strike the right balance between work, life and play during your time with us.

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Student Academic and Study Support (SASS)

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Industry Placement Program

The Industry Placement Program (IPP): Provides students with an opportunity to gain valuable workplace experience, to enhance knowledge and skills. Is a unique pathway for businesses, government and industry to attract new talent with skills and interests relevant to your workplace. Placements are conducted full time over 26 weeks (placements for engineering students are conducted in two 13 week blocks).

Careers & Employability

Careers and Employability provide career advice, assistance with finding work while you study, internships and vacation programs, graduate programs, and graduate jobs. They offer a number of workshops on a range of employment related topics. 

Federation Advantage

Federation Advantage is a program that recognises students for all the extra activities they take part in during their studies. It acknowledges students that go above and beyond in their time at University, and provides them with the opportunity to build skills and capabilities essential for employment and longer term, community and career success.


Members of the Student Development team can help you connect with a range of volunteering opportunities that can allow you to get involved and make a positive contribution to your community.

We provide career advice, assistance with finding work, including part-time casual work while you study, assistance finding internships, and vacation programs, graduate programs, and jobs. We offer on-campus workshops and online webinars on a range of employment related topics.

We can help with resume, cover letter, key selection criteria document reviews, job interview practices, hints and tips, access to volunteering opportunities, and careers information and resources.

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Meet our Staff

Library Services

We aim to provide a range of high quality scholarly information resources and services to the FedUni community. In doing so we recognise the importance of our clients - staff and students of the University are central to all that we do. We endeavour to deliver services that recognise the diversity and needs of all client groups; we strive to be both responsive and innovative in our service delivery and to be a vital contributor supporting the University's mission to offer high quality learning and research opportunities.


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. The Library actively seeks your feedback and we will work hard to take on board what you have to say so that your experience with us is a positive one. We continue to work with other university colleagues to bring together student support services in one place and to produce more innovative online and web based resources that can be accessed anytime, anywhere by you when you need them.

Campus libraries
We offer an integrated library service across all campuses. Campus libraries are located at the Ballarat, Gippsland, Berwick and Wimmera campuses.

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Located within the state of the art Health and Sports Precinct on the Mt Helen Campus, UniSports can help you to achieve your health and fitness goals. UniSports features a Health and Fitness Centre, heated indoor 25 metre pool, indoor sports stadiums, active studio, tennis courts with membership options available for students, staff and the community. UniSports also offers Learn to Swim programs, group fitness classes, personal training, children's birthday parties and facility hire for school and community organisations. 

UniSports offers a range of membership options for staff, students and the community. 

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Federation Children’s Centres

Federation Children's Centres, located at Mt Helen, Ballarat CBD (SMB) and Churchill provide quality childcare and kindergarten programs. Centres offer a caring and supportive environment with flexible and stimulating learning experiences. A wonderful environment in which to learn, explore and play.

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A wonderful environment in which to learn, explore and play

Federation Children's Centres

Student Support & Services


Aug 15
Pathways into Federation University (FAST) Information Session

Pathways into Federation University (FAST) Information Session

10:30am to 11:00am
Sun 15 August 2021

Aug 15

Scholarships Info Session Test

1:00pm to 1:30pm
Sun 15 August 2021

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We’ve been building a community for 150 years. One that connects, creates and cares for each other, no matter the challenge. With a community like this around you, now is the time to dream bigger and reach further.

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