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

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Youth Federation College

  • Kick Start

    The Kick Start program 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 olds currently at risk of leaving the education system permanently, and runs for 8-10 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 2 and 4, so applications submitted 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.

    Further information can be found at:

    http://federation.edu.au/faculties-and-schools/federation-college/areas-of-study/youth-programs/kickstart

  • 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 (VET pathway) and,
    • Senior (VET pathway).

    Foundation develops students’ knowledge and employable skills, with a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy. The program is for 15-19 year olds who have not achieved year 10 (or equivalent). 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 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.

    Further information can be found at:

    Foundation: study.federation.edu.au/#/course/DIBK

    Intermediate: study.federation.edu.au/#/course/DIBL

    Senior: study.federation.edu.au/#/course/DIBM

  • 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.


    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:
    Foundation: FEDCOL001
    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):
    • Agriculture
    • Automotive and Engineering
    • Beauty
    • Building and Construction
    • Community Services
    • Hospitality
    • Media/IT
    • Sport and Recreation

    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 of Kick-Start, Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) 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 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.

    Further information can be found at:

    http://federation.edu.au/faculties-and-schools/federation-college/areas-of-study/youth-programs/flo-program

  • VET in Schools

    Our Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools (VETiS) program offers a broad suite of VET qualifications specifically packaged for students undertaking a senior secondary school qualification such as Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning program (VCAL). VET programs are designed to provide a more vocational VCE or VCAL experience and expand opportunities for senior secondary students, to link students to industry and training providers, to help meet the needs of industry and to prepare young people for the workplace of the future. VCE VET programs are fully-recognised within the unit’s 1-4 structure of the VCE and can contribute towards satisfactory completion of the VCE or VCAL certificate. Importantly, VETiS allows students to explore career options and pathways.


    Students must be 15 years of age and attending a Secondary school within the Central Highlands area.

    Interested students should speak with their Careers or VET coordinator at their enrolled school.

  • Reconnect

    Reconnect: Engagement learning and support is a Victorian Government Initiative supporting young people (15 -24 years) who have left school early or who are long-term unemployed. It is designed to prepare them for training and work.

    Young people who leave school early often face multiple barriers to re-engaging in education and training or entering the workforce. Reconnect provides an individualised service to each eligible participant to help them get back on track, build resilience and the capacity needed to successfully transition into formal learning and employment in a sustainable way.


    Referral is via the link below.

    http://www.reconnectballarat.com.au/

  • Youth Jobs PaTH

    Youth Jobs PaTH is a flexible new approach to youth employment. It is designed to support young people to gain the skills and work experience they need to get and keep a job. Youth Jobs PaTH is open to jobActive providers to refer eligible participants.

    Federation College provides innovative and purposeful pre-employment training by:
    • Delivering a challenging and innovative Team Based Learning program which means young people engage in active peer learning
    • Providing opportunities for young people to learn about jobs they would love in the field of their interest
    • Providing support services to assist with barriers to successful completion of the program for young people who have additional learning needs
    • Providing healthy snacks during the training to keep learners minds on the job
    • Introducing young people to our extensive network of employers and other support services.

    Referral is via the applicant’s JobActive provider.

  • Aspire

    ASPIRE is a unique program that gives students the following:
    -Senior VCAL.
    -Two higher education units that can be used to credit most Federation University Australia courses.
    -A direct pathway to higher education programs at Federation University Australia.
    -Skills to survive and do well at university.

    ASPIRE has been designed to give Year 12 VCAL students an alternative pathway to university. The program supports their study with vital skills for success. Students learn about university expectations, lectures, different styles of university learning and general university life.

    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:
    http://federation.edu.au/faculties-and-schools/federation-college/areas-of-study/youth-programs/aspire