Tips for Students

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Right and Responsibilties
FedUni Living has put together some important information for Students. Click here to view.

How To Search the Private Housing Service
 

Basic Search

For a Basic search you have two options:

  • Room
  • Property

Room
If you are looking for Shared Accommodations near FedUni’s campuses you can use the ‘Search’ panel located at the top of the Private Housing Service home page. You can display all available rooms near your chosen campus by simply selecting a ‘Campus’ from the drop-down list and then clicking on the ‘Search’ button. You can narrow your search by entering a maximum weekly rental amount (e.g. $150). This will display all vacant share housing that meets your search criteria.

Property
To view listings for vacant properties near FedUni’s campuses you can use the ‘Search’ panel located at the top of the Private Housing Service home page. You can display all available vacant properties near your chosen campus by simply selecting ‘Property’ and a ‘Campus’ from the drop-down list and then clicking on the ‘Search’ button. You can narrow your search by entering a maximum weekly rental amount (e.g. $150). This will display all the vacant properties that meet your search criteria.

Advanced search

If the basic search is not giving you the results you are after you can narrow your search criteria by doing an Advanced Search. By doing this you can select more criteria like Heating, Parking and Pets.
 

How to use the Private Housing Service– Future students

Prospective FedUni students are welcome to browse the listings on Private Off Campus Accommodation Service. However, if you have not yet received an offer to study at the Federation University, you will not be able to register or view contact details of Accommodation providers.

How to use the Private Housing Service – Current students

If you are a current FedUni student - that is, you are currently enrolled at FedUni or you have received an offer to study at Federation University and been provided with your student number and password - you can access Private Housing Service via the FedUni Living website.

Register as a Student

  • Click on ‘Register as a student'
  • Fill in your details
  • Select the ‘Terms and Conditions’ link to read the terms and conditions of use. You should read the terms and conditions carefully prior to submitting your registration as it provides important information about searching FedUni Off Campus Database. If you have read, and agree to the Terms and Conditions, click on the checkbox to record your agreement 
  • If all your information is complete and correct select the ‘Register’ box
     

Sign in to Private Housing Service
In order to sign in to Private Housing Service you must have first registered as a user.

To sign in to FedUni Off Campus Database you need to click on the Private Housing Service ‘Sign in now’ link.
 

Home tab
Clicking on the ‘Home' tab at the top of your Dashboard takes you back to the FedUni Private Housing Service home page where you can read news and information; search for listings using the ‘Search panel’ on the top of the page; or return to your Dashboard (using the link provided).

Rooms tab
Clicking on the ‘Rooms tab’ at the top of your Dashboard takes you to the 'Find rooms in shared housing' page where you can search for shared housing listings.

Properties tab
Clicking on the ‘Properties tab’ at the top of your Dashboard takes you to the Find properties to rent page where you can search for vacant property listings.

Campuses tab
Clicking on the ‘Campuses' tab at the top of your Dashboard takes you to a list of Federation University Campuses: Mt Helen, Camp St, SMB, Stawell, Ararat, Horsham and Gippsland. Clicking on a campus link will give you more information about that campus, including a map of the area. Clicking on the ‘Find listings near …’ link will display all the currently advertised listings near the campus you have selected.

Add a listing tab
This tab is used for providers to add a listing (not applicable to current students unless they also wish to register as a provider and advertise housing).

Additional information
The information on the right hand side of your Dashboard is displayed on every Private Housing Service page. It provides links to:

  • FedUni Living website
  • Tips for students
  • Tips for providers
  • Contact FedUni Living

Your listing shortlist
If you like a listing you can ‘bookmark’ it by simply clicking on the ‘Add to shortlist’ button (located at the bottom of the displayed listing).

In order to add a listing to your shortlist, you must have registered as a user and be signed in to FedUni Private Off Campus Database. If you are currently signed in, your email address will be displayed in the top right hand corner of the screen. If it isn’t displayed, simply sign in again…

To view your Shortlist, select the ‘View your shortlist’ link on your Dashboard. If you want to remove a listing from your Shortlist, simply select the ‘Remove’ button adjacent to the link for the listing to be deleted.

Sign out
To sign out of Private Housing Service simply click on the ‘Sign out’ link on the top right-hand corner of the screen.