The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is an applied, hands-on year 11 and 12 equivalent program designed to create an individual pathway to employment or further studies at TAFE. Find a VCAL course that’s right for you at Box Hill Institute.

Our VCAL courses offer an educational experience that includes applied work skills and industry-based learning as well as job relevant literacy and numeracy skills. VCAL courses are more focused, more integrated and more sustainable for students who do not necessarily need to complete a traditional VCE to gain immediate tertiary entry via the ATAR ranking.

VCAL, like VCE, is an accredited senior secondary school certificate that is recognised internationally as a successful completion of secondary education.

Choosing to undertake a VCAL course will help you to transition and pathway into further study at TAFE and/or employment, including apprenticeships and traineeships. Box Hill Institute has state-of-the-art facilities, experienced and passionate teachers, and a range of support services to guide you through your studies and prepare you for employment or higher level studies in your chosen career pathway.


Application Process

  1. Attend information session
  2. Submit required documents

If you are successful, you will receive a Conditional Letter of Offer by email that will confirm your place in the program and support your Transition from School application (if under 17 years of age). An interview may be required.


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