Federation University Australia is a modern, progressive university committed to providing high-quality education across a national and international network of campuses. We aim to make a real difference in the life of every student as well as the communities we help build.
Why choose Federation University Australia?
#1 in Australia for teaching quality, eight years in a row.*
#1 in Australia for graduate employability, technical and adaptive skills.^
*Good Universities Guide 2010–2017; ^Employer Satisfaction
Survey (ESS), January 2018 | CRICOS Provider No. 00103D.
Federation University has been a provider of higher education for 150 years and offers several hundred programs across many fields of study and hosts a number of worldclass research centres. It is ranked among the top 150 universities in the world for its sports science programs. As a modern, progressive university offering different levels of study we have the perfect learning environment to make you feel right at home.
We understand that you need real world experience along with your degree to achieve your goals. Federation University integrates real-world industry experiences into its programs, connecting students to leading Australian businesses. We partner with a range of organisations, such as River City Labs (RCL), to ensure you have access to real life business challenges as part of your study program. As part of the RCL partnership, you are involved in troubleshooting real-world technical problems for startup businesses. This experiential learning component connects you with industry, supporting you to develop job-ready skills such as digital literacy, effective communication, project management, and more.
We recognise that coming to university is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. That’s why we ensure we have the best support services in place. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive university with a focus on sustainability. Our priority is to support you from the moment you arrive through to graduation and beyond.
Some of our support programs include:
• FedReady to help prepare students for university
• Student Mentors who will help welcome you to the campus in your first weeks of starting
• Peer Assisted Study Sessions: Study sessions with students who have achieved high marks in subjects
• Disability support
• Aboriginal Education Centre.
Federation University understands that accommodation plays an important part in building a solid foundation to academic success for students. This is why we have partnered with Student One. Student One is Brisbane’s premium student living experience, offering spacious, fully furnished and airconditioned studios and apartments within a prime city centre location. It is less than 300 metres from campus and close to public transport.
Admission and selection
At Federation University we believe in lifelong learning, so whatever your background or experience may be, we encourage you to apply. Students may wish to apply using:
• higher education background, if they have studied previously
• work and life experience
• recent secondary school education
• ATAR, or
• previous study at a certificate III level or higher.
For more information on applying, including our new Early Offer Program, we recommend contacting QTAC or our Future Students team.
Federation University’s Brisbane campus welcomes new students throughout the year in March, July and November. Each degree is carefully curated with links to industry and multiple hands-on learning experiences that give our students a competitive edge when searching for employment. Our flagship programs for 2022 include:
Bachelor of Cognitive Enterprise – Designed in collaboration with IBM, students will learn how disruptive technologies such as Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI) contribute to the digital transformation of organisations.
Bachelor of Information Technology – Develop strong communication, academic and problem-solving skills – critical attributes for success in the IT sector.
Alongside our flagship programs, we also offer a variety of short courses designed for online study which allow students the ability to upskill, anytime, anywhere.
Our scholarships and grants support people from all walks of life – helping build the communities we’re proud to be part of. Thanks to generous government and donor funding, coupled with our strong industry ties, chances are you’ll find an opportunity that’s right for you.
Student and campus services
Life at university is exciting, but it involves change with a challenge or two along the way. To help meet these challenges, and to succeed, we have a range of student focused programs, social activities and services that will help achieve the right work/life balance during your time with us.
Federation University’s Brisbane Campus is located in the heart of the city, with easy access to public transport. It’s only a three minute walk to Central Station. Our other campuses are located in Ballarat (Mt Helen), Gippsland and Berwick. We also offer programs online.