About the course

About the course

Create your individual pathway to employment or further studies with our VCAL Intermediate course. This course is an applied alternative to Year 11. VCAL, like VCE, is an accredited senior secondary certificate that is recognised internationally as a successful completion of secondary education.

In our VCAL course, gain an educational experience that includes applied work skills and industry-based learning as well as job-relevant literacy and numeracy skills. If you do not need to complete a traditional VCE to reach your desired goals, you’ll find our VCAL programs are more focused, more integrated and more sustainable for you.

Completing a VCAL program will help you to transition into further study at TAFE and/or seek employment, including pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


February 

Full time: 1 year (2 days a week VCAL plus 1-3 days a week of a vocational course and work placement)

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Career Outcomes


After successful completion of the Intermediate VCAL program, we hope you'll stay on to complete your Senior VCAL year, an industry course or general employment.

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Entry Requirements


You must have completed Year 10 or equivalent

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


After successful completion of the Intermediate VCAL program, you may apply for entry into Senior VCAL, an industry course or general employment.

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$300$1,500$10,500
Service Fee$166$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83$83
Material Fee$105$105$105
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$654$1,854$10,854
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$654$1,854$10,854

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


In order to gain a full VCAL qualification at the senior level, you need to study the 7 core PLUS some industry-based units (from a VET course) as part of your course. The options available in 2022 are:

Full Course
2 days per week for 1 year

  • CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services – Box Hill or Lilydale
  • 22338VIC - Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pre-apprenticeship) - Box Hill or Lilydale
  • 22569VIC - Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) - Box Hill or Lilydale
  • ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology (Cyber Security) – Box Hill
  • BSB30220 - Certificate III in Entrepreneurship and New Business – Box Hill

School-based Apprenticeship
1 day per week plus 1 day of work in the field of study for 1-3 years

  • AUR30616 Certificate III In Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology* (Partial Completion)
  • CPC30211 Certificate III In Carpentry* (Partial Completion)
  • MSF31113 Certificate III In Cabinet Making (Furniture) (Partial Completion)
  • HLT35015 Certificate III In Dental Assisting
  • UEE30811 Certificate III In Electrotechnology Electrician* (Partial Completion)
  • SFL30115 Certificate III In Floristry (Partial Completion)
  • SHB30416 Certificate III In Hairdressing (Partial Completion)
  • AHC30716 Certificate III In Horticulture (Specialising In Landscaping)
  • SIT30616 Certificate III In Hospitality
  • CPC32413 Certificate III In Plumbing* (Partial Completion)
  • UEE32211 Certificate III In Air-Conditioning And Refrigeration* (Partial Completion)

For more information download the School Based Apprenticeships guide.  

Other Options

  • Year 2 VETDSS if completed Year 1 of the same VETDSS course
  • Other full certificates by request and review of circumstances - Please submit an application for VCAL and in the second course field 'other', type in your course of choice

    Core


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • WRS022 Work Related Skills Unit 2 (Intermediate)
    100.0 hours

    This unit aims to familiarise learners who are speakers of languages other than English with the Australian workplace, relevant terminology and work tasks. It covers negotiation of a placement, communication in the workplace, occupational health and safety, evaluation and record keeping.


    The unit is included as an elective for use at different levels of the Certificates in ESL Framework. It may be contextualised to suit the needs and skills of learners in courses from Certificate I to Certificate IV. The focus of this unit is on developing the skills and knowledge to select, negotiate and participate in a practical work placement.

  • 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).

  • PDS022 Personal Development Skills Unit 2 (Intermediate)
    100.0 hours

  • 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.


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