Federation College

Federation College is dedicated to providing high-quality pathway opportunities and flexible, innovative educational programs. Our programs are designed to assist students to successfully transition into further study, employment and active community engagement. A unique asset of Federation College is its connection to Higher Education, Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Secondary Education, with a team of friendly, supportive and flexible experienced teachers.

Address:
Federation College S Building, SMB Campus (Cnr Grant and Moyle Streets), Ballarat VIC 3350

Ph:
General enquires - (03) 5327 8240
Youth enquiries - (03) 5327 8386

Email:
college@federation.edu.au

Website:
federation.edu.au/faculties-and-schools/federation-college

  • Kick Start

    Kick Start creates pathways (or reengagement) for 'at risk' young people in education, employment and training. The program delivers units from the industry-recognised Certificate I in General Education.

    Kick-Start is aimed at 15 to 17 year old's at risk of leaving the education system permanently, and runs for 5 weeks. The program focuses on communication and personal effectiveness. Students are encouraged to make decisions that will promote positive outcomes and options for their future.


    Applications are open throughout the year. Programs begin in Term 4, so applications will be considered for the appropriate commencement date.

    Application forms are available by contacting Federation College directly. Applicants must attend an interview and complete an LLN assessment prior to enrolment. 


  • Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)

    VCAL programs aim to enable students to prepare and pursue diverse higher level education and training pathways at FedUni. There are three different levels of VCAL program;
    • Foundation
    • Intermediate 
    • Senior 

    Foundation develops students’ knowledge and employable skills, with a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy. Intermediate focuses on 'hands on learning' for students in years 11 and 12.

    VCAL is designed for students whose prefer learning through doing, or a “hands-on” approach. VCAL aims to give young people the necessary skills to equip them well for employment, further training at TAFE level, apprenticeships or traineeships. VCAL gives students practical, work related experience as well as literacy and numeracy skills and an opportunity to build personal skills that are important for life and work. Like the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), VCAL is a recognised Senior Secondary Qualification.


    Applications are open throughout the year for commencement in Term 1 and 3. Application forms are available by contacting Federation College directly. Applicants must attend an interview and complete an LLN assessment prior to enrolment. 

  • P-TECH (Pathways in Technology)

    P-TECH provides a framework for employers to work alongside schools in preparing young people for success in further study and work. Students undertake Senior Secondary Qualifications (VCAL) as well as Vocational Qualifications suited to the industry: federation.edu.au/ptech/what-you-learn-and-what-you-can-get

    Federation College is very fortunate to be partnered with IBM Australia. The P-TECH model is based on a partnership between education and STEM industry sectors to provide opportunities and support to students with:
    • An industry mentor
    • Hands on workplace experience
    • Defined pathways to achieving a higher qualification
    • Innovative approaches to learning
    • Links to employment
    • Learning opportunities using multiple teaching methods and tools.

    Collaboration between the education and industry sectors strengthens the connection between student learning and the skills that employers need. It improves young people’s prospects of employment, including opportunities for employment with industry partners. P-TECH students have the opportunity to be first in line for jobs at IBM.

    P-TECH provides access to the IBM Internship program (subject to a successful application).

    Applications are open throughout the year for commencement in Term 1 and 3. Application forms are available by contacting Federation College directly. Applicants must attend an interview and complete an LLN assessment prior to enrolment.

    Further information can be found at following web links:
    Intermediate: FEDCOL002                                                                                                                              Senior: FEDCOL003


  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)

    In conjunction with Intermediate or Senior VCAL, students may undertake one of the following VET programs (subject to confirmation): 

    • Sport and Recreation
    • Business
    • Hospitality
    • P-TECH-IT 

    or via a SBAT(school based apprenticeship) sourced by the student.

    As VET is delivered in conjunction with a VCAL qualification, therefore VET selection is part of the routine application for VCAL programs.

  • Adaptive Community Education (ACE)

    ACE provides young people (15–19 years) who are experiencing difficulties with schooling but who have a desire to re-engage with learning. Designed for students studying in any Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL); Foundation, Intermediate or Senior. ACE provides pathways to re-engagement through flexible learning options.

    ACE offers students additional time, additional support, or focused support in small groups or one-on-one situations whilst working towards completing their chosen VCAL qualification.


    Applications are open throughout the year for commencement in Term 1 and 3.

    Application forms are available by contacting Federation College directly. Applicants must attend an interview and complete an LLN assessment prior to enrolment.


  • ENDEAVOUR

    • For individuals who want to return to study, improve their employment prospects or want to engage in lifelong learning.
    • School leavers or young adults who need some transition education before pursuing further education.
    • Opportunity to re-engage with learning and build your confidence in a friendly and supportive environment.

    Completion of 22473VIC Cert II is the equivalent to Year 10 and meets educational entry requirements for the Australian Defense Force.

    There is a science elective stream that allows students to build their capacity for STEM education.


    Contact - ph: 5327 8240 or via email - college@federation.edu.au