About the course

About the course

With our iVCAL course, you can study all of the core units for two of the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) levels – 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 will support you through this course.

The iVCAL units you study 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 iVCAL course is for you. You may have work or carer commitments during the day. You may live a non-routine life or you need more flexibility in your study patterns. You may also like to enrol into 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.

In the education stage of the program, you will complete the core VCAL units of literacy, numeracy, personal development skills and work related skills. You may elect to continue with the educational units at a higher level of VCAL before starting the vocational stage of the program.

In the vocational stage, you will choose a Certificate II or III course, which you can study face to face in the traditional classroom environment, online, or via a combination of both depending on the course. 

It is important to note that both the educational and vocational stages are needed for you to get the full VCAL qualification. As such we have developed a fully online Certificate III in Micro-Business Operations course which couples well alongside our iVCAL program for students who are interested in gaining their full qualification. 

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Intake Dates & Course Length


Flexible start date, rolling enrolments

Length varies - this course is delivered online and the time taken to complete it will depend on you and the units you select.

You must complete all of your enrolled units by the end of October.

This course is delivered online.  Online learning can involve a range of programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Online delivery means that you can enrol in this course when you wish, and complete at your own pace.

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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:

  • have completed Year 10 (or equivalent)
  • have literacy skills (minimum level 2) and numeracy skills (minimum level 1) of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF)

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.

Applying


You'll need to:

  • complete an application pack and attach your ID (proof of citizenship, concession AND proof of age)
  • complete a Core Skills Diagnostic Profile Assessment (we will provide you with a username and password after we receive your completed application)
  • complete a 'Transition From School Form' signed by your school principal (if you are under 17 years of age)
  • and provide a 'Parental Consent Form' signed by your parent/s or guardian (If you are under 18 years of age)
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Pathways & Accreditation


At the end of this course you may be eligible to progress into the Senior VCAL level (in either a face-to-face setting or online) or apply for entry into the next level course 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


This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Government Subsidised ConcessionGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$125$625$4,375
Service Fee$166$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83$83
Material Fee$50$50$50
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$424$924$4,674
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$424$924$4,674

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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Course Structure


The Intermediate iVCAL educational core units and vocational units will vary depending on the level and vocational options you choose.

In order to gain a full VCAL qualification at the senior level, you need to study the 5 core units listed below, PLUS some industry-based units (from a VET course) as part of your course. You can choose to study a second course at another institute, use a course you've studied previously or enrol in a certificate II or III offered at Box Hill Institute. To support students in this requirement, iVCAL offers the Certificate III in Micro-Business Operations as part of the iVCAL program. This course is delivered online.  

  • NUM021 Numeracy Skills Intermediate - Unit 1
    100.0 hours

    The curriculum for Numeracy skills unit 1 is designed to develop student knowledge, skills and attributes relevant to identifying, applying and communicating mathematical information in the contexts of everyday life, family, employment, further learning and community.

    Numeracy skills corresponding with these social contexts include mathematical knowledge and techniques, financial literacy, planning and organising, measurement, data, representation, design, problem-solving, using software tools and devices, and further study in mathematics or related fields.

    To satisfy the requirements of the VCAL Literacy and Numeracy Skills Strand, students must successfully attain one (1) credit for Literacy and one (1) credit for Numeracy. The Literacy unit must be at the award level or above. The Numeracy unit must be at the award level or below.

  • LIT021 Literacy Skills Intermediate Reading And Writing
    100.0 hours

    The curriculum for Literacy skills reading and writing units is designed to develop student knowledge, skills and attributes relevant to reading and writing, and their practical application in the contexts of everyday life, family, employment, further learning and community.

    Literacy skills corresponding with these social contexts include reading and writing for:

    • self-expression
    • practical purposes
    • knowledge
    • public debate.

    To satisfy the requirements of the VCAL Literacy and Numeracy Skills Strand, students must successfully attain one (1) credit for Literacy and one (1) credit for Numeracy. The Literacy unit must be at the award level or above. The Numeracy unit must be at the award level or below.

  • LIT022 Literacy Skills Intermediate Oral Communication
    100.0 hours

    The curriculum for Literacy skills oral communication units is designed to develop student knowledge, skills and attributes relevant to reading and writing, and their practical application in the contexts of everyday life, family, employment, further learning and community.

    Literacy skills corresponding with these social contexts include reading and writing for:

    • self-expression
    • practical purposes
    • knowledge
    • public debate.

    To satisfy the requirements of the VCAL Literacy and Numeracy Skills Strand, students must successfully attain one (1) credit for Literacy and one (1) credit for Numeracy. The Literacy unit must be at the award level or above. The Numeracy unit must be at the award level or below.

  • PDS021 Personal Development Skills Unit 1 (Intermediate)
    100.0 hours

    The purpose of the VCAL Personal Development Skills Strand is to develop student knowledge, skills and attributes that lead to self-development and community engagement through:

    • family, social, community and environmental responsibilities
    • resilience, self-esteem and efficacy
    • health and wellbeing
    • valuing participation in a democratic society

    Students must successfully complete a minimum of one (1) credit from the VCAL Personal Development Skills Strand at the award level (or above).

  • WRS021 Work Related Skills Unit 1 (Intermediate)
    100.0 hours

    The curriculum for the Work Related Skills units is designed to develop employability skills, knowledge and attributes valued within community and work environments as a preparation for employment. The development of employability skills provides learners with a capacity to consider and choose from the range of pathways. The development of occupational health and safety knowledge prepares learners for the workplace.

    Work Related Skills unit 1 at each VCAL level is designed to achieve learning outcomes important for occupational health and safety, and the development of career goals.

    Students must successfully complete a minimum of one (1) credit from the VCAL Work Related Skills Strand.


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