Young at heart but with 150 years of history to draw upon, Federation University occupies a special place within the Australian higher education sector. At Federation, you’re not just a number: you’re a valued member of a supportive, caring community. Federation University is a progressive, modern university, where everyone has the chance to achieve success. Teachers and staff provide a supportive learning environment using the latest resources and technology, so you’re equipped with the skills and knowledge you need to find employment when you graduate.
The Brisbane Campus
Spanning four floors, our Brisbane Campus features transformational learning spaces and student lounges, tech hubs and fully equipped study rooms. Our award-winning campus provides the best possible learning environment for our students. Federation University’s Brisbane campus is located conveniently close to Central station, easily accessible from across the city. You’ll feel right at home amongst the fresh, cosmopolitan vibe of Brisbane’s CBD.
The campus is also close to Brisbane’s technology hub, which means Federation can deliver leading programs developed in direct collaboration with industry, to meet current and future workforce needs.
Visit the Federation university course finder webpage for more information about the programs at our Brisbane Campus.
Why choose Federation University Australia?
When you choose Federation University, you are joining a community that has grown and flourished over 150 years. We’ve developed a proud tradition of addressing local needs from our foundation in Ballarat, teaching mining skills in the Victorian Gold Rush. Now, we’ve grown to six campuses across Queensland and Victoria, where we continue the tradition of serving local communities. We’re still at the forefront of teaching the most necessary skills, with the expertise to back it up.
Academic learning is complemented by the real-world experience you need to get that edge after graduating. Federation University integrates real-world industry placements into its programs, connecting students to leading Australian businesses. We partner with a range of organisations, such as River City Labs (RCL), Concentrix and Gemstar, to ensure you have access to real life business challenges as part of your study program. For example, as part of the RCL partnership, you will trouble shoot real-world technical problems for start-up 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. Work placements like these are just one of the reasons why Federation is rated so highly for graduate employment outcomes.
Supporting you throughout your learning journey
We believe in community, and we are proud of the place our campuses occupy in the hearts and minds of our communities. We give back to the places we share, through our research, work placements, and actions.
When you come to university, you want to know you’ve made the right choice for your future.
Federation University Australia is currently ranked:
- #1 for employment outcomes for six years
- #1 in Australia for Employability Skills
- #1 in Australia for Teaching Quality
- Ranked in the top 250 young universities in the world
- Ranked in the top universities worldwide for Sustainable Development Goals
With results like these, you can be assured that Federation can help you achieve your learning and employment goals.
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 for all our students. Our priority is to support you from the moment you arrive through to graduation and beyond.
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.
Not everyone takes the same pathway into university, and with our Foundation Access Studies (FAST) Program you can develop the skills to pursue your dream career. FAST is a single semester program designed to teach you how to study effectively, including how to write for academic purposes, research, use university systems and how to apply these skills to your study. When you successfully complete FAST, you will be ready to undertake degree level study at Federation University.
When you have successfully completed FAST you are guaranteed a place in one of Federation University’s undergraduate degrees at our Brisbane, Online or Victorian Campuses.
 Good Universities Guide 2022 & 2021; Employer Satisfaction Survey2018; QILT 2016, 2017 & 2018.
 Employer Satisfaction Survey (ESS) 2018, Australian universities, results released January 2019, and (ESS) 2017
 Student Experience Survey (SES) 2018, Australian universities, postgraduate level, results released March 2019
 Times Higher Education (THE) Young University Rankings 2021
 Times Higher Education World University Impact Rankings 2021
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.
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.