About the course

About the course

With our iVCAL course, you can study all of the core units for the three Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) levels – Foundation, Intermediate and Senior - online. At the senior level, your educational core units and vocational units will vary depending on your level and the vocational options you chose.

You can tailor our self-paced course to suit your learning needs. Plus you can access iVCAL from any location via the internet at any time you choose. Teachers, student welfare officers and counsellors will support you through this program.

In Stage 1, you will complete online the educational 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 commencing Stage 2.

In Stage 2, you will choose a vocational qualification, which you study either in the traditional face-to-face classroom environment or online, or via a combination of both. The list of vocational options is extensive and includes:

  • ACM20110 Certificate II in Animal Studies
  • CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services (specialising in early childhood education)
  • CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services
  • HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Service Assistance
  • SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-Up
  • CUA30915 Certificate III Music Industry (specialising in Performance)
  • ICT30115 Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (Lightmare Traineeship)
  • 22216VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) Pre-apprenticeship
  • 22261VIC Certificate II in Electrotechnology studies (Pre-Vocational)
  • 22304VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)
  • SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality (Traineeship)

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Intake Dates & Course Length


Flexible start date, rolling enrolments

Flexible course length.  This course is delivered online and completion time will depend on your and the units you select. You should complete all your enrolled units within the calendar year (of enrolment).  Typically you can study this course either full time over 1 year or part time over 2 years.  

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Career Outcomes


After successful completion of the Senior iVCAL program, you may continue studies in your industry area of interest. Alternatively, you may apply for general employment opportunities.

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Entry Requirements


You must:

  • be 15 years of age by January 1 in the year you plan to commence study in any level of VCAL
  • have Literacy and Numeracy skills to a minimum level 4 and 3 respectively 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


Step 1: Attend an information session

Step 2: Complete the Core Skills Diagnostic Test and the first page of the enrolment form

Step 3: Talk to the course coordinator and get Letter of Offer. A copy will need to be submitted to your school

Step 4: Complete the enrolment form and finalise payment of fees

Step 5: book into the enrolment hub to finalise and make payment

Step 6: Attend an orientation session

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Pathways & Accreditation


After successful completion of the Senior iVCAL program, you may have an opportunity to progress into a Certificate III, IV or Diploma level course at Box Hill Institute.

The area of study and the eligibility of credit transfers will depend on the units you may have previously completed.

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 VETDSS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETDSS, 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


Stage 1 involves completing the educational units – literacy, numeracy, personal development and work-related skills – online. The complete list of Senior VCAL Units is listed in Units/Subjects below.

Industry-based studies are a key part of VCAL courses. You can choose to study in one of the industry areas listed below as part of your Senior VCAL Certificate

  • ACM20110 - Certificate II in Animal Studies
  • 22216VIC - Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) Pre-apprenticeship
  • CHC32015 - Certificate III in Community Services
  • CHC22015 - Certificate II in Community Services (specialising in early childhood education) 
  • 22261VIC - Certificate II in Electrotechnology studies (Pre-vocational)
  • SHB30215 - Certificate III in Make-Up
  • ICT30115 - Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (Lightmare Traineeship)
  • 22304VIC - Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship)
  • HLT33115 - Certificate III Health Service Assistance
  • SIT30616 - Certificate III in Hospitality (Traineeship)
  • CUA30915 - Certificate III Music Industry (specialising in Performance)
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