Kick Start - Certificate I in General Education for Adults

About Kick Start

The Kick Start program creates pathways 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. The program focuses on communication and personal effectiveness. Students are encouraged to make decisions that will promote positive outcomes and options for their future.

How to apply

  1. Applicants can download the VET/TAFE application form (pdf, 283kb). Alternatively please contact us have an application form mailed to you.
  2. Return the completed application form in person at SMB Campus, S Building, Cnr Grant and Moyle Streets Ballarat, or mail to Federation College, PO Box 663, Ballarat 3353.
  3. We will then contact you to arrange an interview. Please bring Suitable identification (pdf, 20kb) to the interview.
  4. A letter of offer will be posted within two weeks of the interview. Unsuccessful applicants will be contacted by telephone. Enrolment details are included with the letter of offer.


Enrolment sessions commence in December each year. We will advise the session times and fee details in the letter of offer.

A payment plan may be arranged with the our finance department. Presentation of a current concession card is required at the time of enrolment to obtain the concession rate.


Fees cover tuition, materials and excursions required for the year.

Detailed fee schedules are provided with letters of offer or on request.

Fee schedules also provide details on any additional requirements (for example toolbox, safety boots).

Further information

Additional information about this program can be found on the Kick Start - Certificate I in General Education for Adults web page in the Course Finder.