About the course

About the course

With our VCAL online courses (iVCAL), you can study all of the core units for the three Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) levels – Foundation, Intermediate and Senior - online. You can tailor this self-paced course to suit your learning needs. Plus, you can access iVCAL from any location, at any time using the internet. Teachers, student welfare officers and counsellors fully support our iVCAL course.

The Foundation iVCAL educational core units and vocational units will vary depending on your level and the vocational options you choose. If you want to gain your Senior Secondary School Certificate through study outside the classroom environment, then our online VCAL course is for you. You may have work or carer commitments during the day. You may live a non-routine life or need more flexibility in your study patterns. You may also like to enrol in iVCAL if your school does not offer VCAL. A contract can be organised between Box Hill Institute and your school to allow you to study with us while enrolled at your school.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


Flexible start date, rolling enrolments

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Length varies - this course is delivered online and completion time will depend on you and the units you select. 

 

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Career Outcomes


This course may provide you with the knowledge and skills to explore your chosen vocation with view to entering that industry.

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Entry Requirements


You must be 15 years of age by January 1 in the year you intend to commence study.

This iVCAL program is ideal if you 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, or have otherwise non-routine lives.

iVCAL is designed for learners who may require

  • one learning outcome
  • one unit
  • the whole iVCAL program to achieve their VCAL Certificate.

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

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Selection is a four stage process:

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Pathways & Accreditation


After successful completion, you may be eligible to progress into Intermediate VCAL level (in either a face-to-face setting or online) or apply for entry into higher educational courses in your chosen vocation.  

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level

Fees & Finance Options


Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - VCAL $805.00
Gov. Subsidised - Concession VCAL $161.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material Fees$245.00
Retain Course Items***No fee applies
* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
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Course Structure


The Foundation iVCAL educational core units and vocational units will vary depending on your level and the vocational options you choose. If you want to gain your Senior Secondary School Certificate through study outside the classroom environment, then our online VCAL course is for you. You may have work or carer commitments during the day. You may live a non-routine life or need more flexibility in your study patterns. You may also like to enrol in iVCAL if your school does not offer VCAL. A Memorandum of Understanding contract can be organised between Box Hill Institute and your school to allow you to study with us while enrolled at your school.

In Stage 1: you will complete the educational core units of literacy, numeracy, personal development and work-related skills. You may elect to continue with Stage 1 units at a higher VCAL level before starting Stage 2.

In Stage 2: you choose a vocational qualification, which you can study face-to-face in the traditional classroom environment or online or via a combination of both. iVCAL students have access to a range of Box Hill Instituite Certificate II or III programs.

The list of vocational certificates is extensive and examples could include:

  • Certificate II in Animal Studies
  • Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) Pre-apprenticeship
  • Certificate III in Community Services
  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career start)
  • Certificate III in Make-Up
  • Certificate II in Salon Assistant
  • Certificate II in Plumbing Pre-apprenticeship
  • LIT011 Literacy skills foundation reading and writing
    100.0 hours

    The purpose of this unit is to enable students to develop the skills and knowledge to read and write complex texts. The texts will deal with general situations and include some abstract concepts or technical details. At this level, students produce texts that incorporate a range of ideas, information, beliefs or processes and have control of the language devices appropriate to the type of text. In reading, the student identifies the views shaping the text and the devices used to present that view and express an opinion on the effectiveness and content of the text. At the end of the unit students will be able to read, comprehend and write a range of complex texts across a broad range of contexts.

  • PDS012 Personal development skills unit 2 (foundation)
    100.0 hours

    The purpose of this unit is to provide a focus for complex development of appropriate skills and knowledge in order to provide the necessary OH&S preparation for the workplace.

  • LIT012 Literacy skills foundation oral communication
    100.0 hours

    This unit provides a focus for the development of work related and vocational skills in a workplace context or appropriate simulation. The overall aims of the unit include:

    • integrating learning of increasing complexity of work related skills with prior knowledge and experiences about work
    • further enhancing the development of employability skills through increasingly complex work related activity
    • developing increasingly complex critical thinking skills that apply to problem-solving situations in the work context
    • developing planning and organisational skills that incorporate evaluation and review
    • applying increasingly complex transferable skills to work related contexts

  • NUM011 Numeracy skills foundation
    100.0 hours

    The purpose of this unit is to focus on the development of organisation and planning skills, knowledge, practical skills, problem solving and interpersonal skills through participation in experiences of a practical nature. The focus of the learning
    program for Personal Development Skills Senior Unit 2 includes:

    • subject specific knowledge applicable to a relevant personal, social, educational and/or community goal
    • skills applicable to a relevant personal, social, educational and/or community goals of a technical or specialist nature
    • project management and coordination skills
    • evaluative and problem-solving skills
    • introduction to skills for planning, organising and working in teams

  • WRS011 Work related skills unit 1 (foundation)
    100.0 hours

    The purpose of this unit is to focus on the development of organisation and planning skills, knowledge, practical skills, problem solving and interpersonal skills through participation in experiences of a practical nature. The focus of the learning program for Personal Development Skills Senior Unit 1 includes:

    • subject specific knowledge applicable to a relevant personal, social, educational and/or community goal
    • skills applicable to a relevant personal, social, educational and/or community goal
    • understanding of cultural values and cultural awareness
    • organisational skills
    • leadership skills and decision-making skills for group or team work.

  • WRS012 Work related skills unit 2 (foundation)
    100.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to participate in work health and safety (WHS) processes to protect own health and safety, and that of others.

  • PDS011 Personal development skills unit 1 (foundation)
    100.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish a social networking presence using social media tools and applications. The unit specifically identifies the requirements to review compare and use different types of social networking tools and applications.


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