iVCAL is an innovative way to achieve your Year 10, 11 or 12 VCAL certificate, from Foundation, Intermediate and Senior levels. Our iVCAL program is a VCAL online course program meaning your studies is accessible 24/7 – from anywhere in the world, at any time of the day. This self-paced, online course can be completed 100% online or as a combination of online and drop in class sessions. iVCAL can be fully individualised to suit you, the learner and your needs and priorities.

The iVCAL program is fully supported by teachers, wellbeing officers and counsellors, and has been designed so it is easy to access, follow and engage with.

If you choose, you can come into Box Hill Institute (Box Hill’s Nelson campus) for face to face interactions with the teachers and other students in our dedicated IVCAL classroom.

You should enrol to study with us if:

  • you prefer to study in a non-classroom environment
  • you need flexibility in your study pattern
  • you want to return after a break from study
  • you are seeking an alternative learning environment to Secondary School

What does this course involve?

Like the traditional VCAL programs we offer, iVCAL also offers pathways to higher education programs delivered by the Institute and other learning institutions. Stage one involves completing literacy, numeracy, personal development and work skills units online while stage two involves choosing vocational units which may be delivered in the traditional face to face classroom environment or online or a combination of both.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may provide you with the knowledge and skills to explore your chosen vocation with a view to entering that industry. As a student, the Institute’s Employment Service is your first port of call for advice on gaining employment in your chosen vocation, and can be contacted on 1300 BOX HILL (1300 519 694).


This course is government accredited and has national recognition as a Senior Secondary year 11 and 12 qualification.

What further study options will I have?

At the end of this course you may be eligible to progress into higher VCAL levels or apply for entry into higher educational courses in your chosen vocation.


Can I apply?

iVCAL is suited for learners who want to gain a Senior Secondary School Certificate but prefer to study in a non-classroom environment. You may have work or carer commitments during the day or need more flexibility in your study patterns. iVCAL students may live non-routine lives. iVCAL is designed for learners who may require one learning outcome, or one unit, or complete the whole iVCAL program to achieve their VCAL Certificate.

How do I apply?

Application is a Four-stage process.

  1. Stage 1: Watch the attached information video
  2. Stage 2: Complete the Core Skills Diagnostic Test and the enrolment forms (attached)
  3. Stage 3: Talk to the course coordinator and then book into the enrolment hub to finalise and make payment
  4. Stage 4: Attend an orientation session at Nelson campus (Box Hill)

Length of course

Length varies – this course is delivered online and time taken to complete will depend on the individual and the units selected.

How will I be assessed?

Online assessment through our interactive.

Units of Competency

VCAL and Vocational units will vary per person depending on the VCAL level and Vocational options chosen.