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Welcome to Foundation College

Providing young people with the opportunity to thrive.

Foundation College is linked to Foundation Learning Centre and provides young people the opportunity to learn in a flexible, supported environment. Foundation College offers the Victorian Pathway Certificate as a pre-VCE option, as well as the VCE Vocational Major for years 11 and 12.

About us

First originating as an approved Non-School Senior Secondary Provider for over a decade, Foundation College has developed a rich and supportive education model for students who have not achieved success in mainstream schooling. Our students are capable of achieving, but need assistance to do so, and a supportive environment which encourages them to re-imagine their capacity to succeed.

We want to empower our students by enabling them to participate in their education and be aware of their personal growth. Building solid and collaborative relationships with our students is essential to the success of our programs. Our staff undertake professional development in youth wellbeing, mental health and teaching practice, to ensure that they understand and meet the needs of every student. Our students are supported not only by their Teachers and Education Support staff, but a full time Wellbeing team who support them to increase their capacity to engage in their education and plan for a positive and productive future.

We provide a safe and supportive place to learn, for students to broaden their horizons and develop their personal character and sense of self in this busy, ever changing world. We do this through practical application of our values and a focus on enhancing communication skills, encouraging teamwork and problem solving, and embracing innovation and change.

Our Courses

Our curriculum is based around 4 subject areas – literacy, numeracy, work related skills and personal development skills – which allow students to explore and build their knowledge of contemporary topics which impact both their community and the world as a whole.

Foundation College programs provide unique opportunities for students to actively engage in their learning. At each level our students participate and learn through a range of projects which are realistic, challenging and community focused. Project design incorporates student led practical activities and tangible outcomes which encourage our students to develop their skills in teamwork, adaptability and leadership.

Our emphasis is on assisting our students to build independence, resilience and a sense of self-worth and pride in their accomplishments. For many students, for the first time in their lives they achieve success in a formal learning environment.


Wellbeing & Support

Foundation College provides students with a comprehensive Student Wellbeing program that includes individualised support for students who need it, in-class information and wellbeing sessions and a wrap-around service that includes linking in with a students existing support network to ensure each student is well supported and set up for success.

Our Campuses

Foundation College currently has two Campuses:

Casey Campus
Unit 3, 4 Malcolm Court
Narre Warren VIC 3805

Peninsula Campus
Level 2, 54 – 56 Wells Street,
Frankston VIC 3199

Our Campuses provide students with an alternative learning environment to mainstream school.

Foundation College Policies

Document or policy name Description Links
Behaviour Management Policy Foundation College Behaviour Management Policy Download PDF
Child Safe Policy Foundation College Child Safe Policy Download PDF
Child Safety Reporting Procedure Foundation College Child Safety Reporting Procedure Download PDF
Code of Conduct: Child Safe Foundation College Child Safe Code of Conduct Download PDF
Student Handbook Foundation College Student Handbook Download PDF

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some answers to some Frequently Asked Questions.
Feel free to contact us if you have any other questions about Foundation College or our programs.

Please contact us on 03 9704 7388 or at to discuss enrolling your young person.

This will depend on a number of factors, including the time of year and the program. This will need further discussion, please contact us on 03 9704 7388 to chat about your young person’s individual circumstances.

No, all prospective students and their parent/guardian must attend an interview prior to enrolling. This process allows us to discuss a students individual learning needs, academic goals and any wellbeing concerns, ensuring that Foundation College is going to be the right place for the student.

Students are provided with school laptops during each class to complete their work, which are to be returned at the end of each class. Class sets of stationary are provided in each classroom for student use as required.

Students will need to bring their morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea with them, as well as a drink bottle.

Students at Foundation College do not have a specific school uniform. Students are asked to wear clothes that are appropriate for a school environment, and consider the weather. Students are asked not to wear clothing that contains profanity, offensive imagery, excessive rips or holes, clothes that are too short or revealing or clothes that interfere with the students ability to do their school work.

Please contact our Business Manager on 03 9704 7388 to discuss fees, payment plans and financial hardship concerns.

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