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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions by prospective & current students of Federation Academy

Training and education providers differ in the courses they offer and the ways they deliver training. We have set out what you need to know before enrolling in a course and suggested some questions for you to ask providers that may help you decide whether a training and education provider is the one for you. Please refer to this link for further details:
Students without formal secondary qualifications may be required to complete Federation Academy’s Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. Some courses may require satisfactory completion of prerequisite units or qualifications. Such requirements are detailed in the individual course information.
Students must be 18 years of age or above.
Federation Academy does not pre-assess credit or RPL. Once you receive an offer of admission you can then apply for credit or RPL. Applicants who have undertaken study in the last ten years may be eligible to receive credit for units that have been superseded, as long as the units completed still meet the mapping requirements You'll find general information about credit for previous study and recognition of prior learning in the student handbook. Students may receive credit toward their course for units completed at a different tertiary institution by providing an official transcript to the admission office for assessment. To apply for recognition of prior learning, and received an application kit, please contact the RPL Administration at
Yes. The Diploma courses are generally assessed at the same level as those for the relevant first year undergraduate programs offered at University, however pathway arrangements may differ depending on the area of specialisation and the university.
There are a lot of advantages for Federation Academy students, such as smaller class sizes compared to university lecture sizes. Students have more class time per week which allows more time to understand course content and get help from trainers on a one-on-one basis. Students have access to hands on practical training and understanding of the trade, as the qualifications are delivered as per vocational education standards
Yes. All programs offered at Federation Academy are nationally approved and accredited by Australian Skills Qualifications Authority (ASQA). All Australian universities recognise ASQA approved programs and offer advanced standing into under graduate programs. However, please note credits are awarded on an individual case by case basis.
Students can use a Federation Academy Diploma to apply for other institutions, however, students would need to meet any specific entry requirements set by the institutions or required by the training course.
Please contact the student services officer via email:, for details on tuition fees and any other related information.
Australian / Permanent residents can study part-time. International students must study full-time to meet visa conditions. For further details please contact the campus office
All students are required to undertake 20 hours a week of classroom-based learning that are spread across 3 days of the week. Please refer to your training plan for a detailed plan of the subject delivery schedule. In some instances, students may be required to undertake / dedicate additional hours of learning as well for a combination of are a combination of face-to-face teaching, required reading, independent study and working on assessments. Please discuss with your trainer for specific subject learning requirements.
Students who wish to change their course must complete the "Change of Course Application form" and submit to Federation Academy Reception.
Students who wish to withdraw from a course must visit Federation Academy Reception for an appointment with Student Services to complete the "Withdrawal form". Withdrawals will not be processed unless a form has been completed. Students are bound by the Federation Academy Refund Policy, applicable from the date of their original application to withdraw.
To apply for a Student ID Card, students must contact the Student administration department at or alternatively talk to the person at the reception. The Student Administration officer will take a picture of you and the ID card will be ready within 10 working days. Students can pick up their ID from the reception. All Student ID Cards reflect a student's workload at the time of issue (e.g. full time or part time).
A learning management system (LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of educational courses or training programs. If you have not received access to the LMS for your course learning resources, please contact your trainer. You can also visit the reception and request for your LMS login details.
Students are obligated to attend all classes as per their training plan schedule. Students are advised to plan their holidays or other travel as per the term breaks in the Training Plan. In the event of an emergency or for any compassionate reasons, Federation Academy will request the student to submit an application along with the required evidence to grant leave to the student. For any queries, please talk to the student administration team member at the reception.
You will receive the Training Plan with important term and assessment due dates for your course on your induction day. If you need a copy of the training plan, please visit the reception and request for a copy.
You can contact the IT service desk ( for IT support or speak to an IT support Officer at the campus.
Academic Qualification
An official qualification is a record of study undertaken at Federation Academy. Once you have successfully completed your study you will be required to complete an “Academic Request” form along with a completed “Student Survey” prior to receiving the qualification.
Statement of Attainment
A statement of attainment is issued to students and lists those units passed for courses recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework. Statements are issued free of charge to students. If you have not previously received a Statement of Attainment, please email If you have lost your original statement, there would be a re-print cost, please check with the reception staff.
At Federation Academy we offer a variety of support services to assist our students to develop the personal resilience and skills needed to achieve both their academic and personal goals. Support services include personal counselling, accessibility, student mentors, and indigenous engagement. The Student services officer can provide guidance and assist with academic appeals, student grievances and complaints, and navigating Federation Academy policies and procedures. You can contact the Student Services.
Federation Academy has an excellent range of support services, which cover areas including health, welfare and study support. For personal problems, which may affect your work, you can always talk in complete confidence to your trainer or any member of staff with whom you feel comfortable. Trainers can help with a wide range of issues, and if they are unable to help with a particular problem, they will find you someone who can.
Unfortunately, there is no car parking facilities provided by the campus. There are public car parks available close to the campus.
We have Student Advisor/s available on all of our campuses. Please contact your Student Advisor directly to make an appointment. If you would like academic advice about your journey after College (for example, into University), we encourage you to make an appointment to discuss this. Alternatively, Federation Academy provide students with a range of services and resources to help build their career. For more information on careers, job placement, interviews and career planning, please contact the student services officer.