About the course

About the course

This applied alternative to Year 11 is designed to create an individual pathway for you to further studies in a variety of adult learning settings.

The mid-year VCAL offers an educational experience that includes applied work skills as well as job relevant literacy and numeracy skills.

VCAL, like VCE, is an accredited Senior Secondary Certificate that is recognised internationally as a successful completion of secondary education.

The mid-year VCAL program is at the Intermediate VCAL level only and offers 4 core units for study during Semester 2. It is most suitable for students who have decided to withdraw from Year 11 VCE or who wish to remain engaged in senior secondary education. The program provides a springboard into the full Senior VCAL Certificate including a second VET course option in 2021.


*This course is delivered face-to-face 3 days a week, unless COVID-19 government restrictions require remote delivery 3 days per week

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Intake Dates & Course Length


Full time: 6 months (3 days per week)

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Career Outcomes

After successful completion of the mid-year Intermediate VCAL program, you may apply for entry into Senior VCAL, a certificate level industry course, or general employment.

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Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed Year 10.

Intermediate VCAL is typically for students aged 16 - 17 years.


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.


Direct entry

  • attend a virtual information session 
  • complete your application 
  • if you are under 17 years of age, you will be required to provide a completed Transition From School Form signed by your school principal (you will receive a conditional letter of offer by email that will support your Transition from School Form application)
  • an interview may be required
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Pathways & Accreditation

After successfully completing this mid-year VCAL program, you may wish to apply for entry into Senior VCAL and/or a certificate level course at Box Hill Institute.

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 ConcessionsGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$96$480$3,480
Service Fee$160$160$160
Core Skills Support Fee$80$80$80
Material Fee$140$140$140
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$476$860$3,860
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$476$860$3,860

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 2020 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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