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'll choose a Certificate II or III course, which you can study face to face in the traditional classroom environment or 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 to get the full VCAL qualification. As such we have developed a fully online Certificate III in Micro-Business Operations course which you can study alongside our iVCAL program if you're interested in gaining your full qualification. 

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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 you and the units you select.

You should complete all your enrolled units before the end of October of the calendar year 

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


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:

  • you must have completed year 11 or equivalent
  • have literacy and numeracy skills to a minimum level 2 and 1 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


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 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


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 Senior iVCAL educational core units and vocational units will vary depending on the level and vocational options you choose and what you studied in VCAL Intermediate or year 11, previously.

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 (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 one of the industry areas listed below as part of your Intermediate or Senior VCAL Certificate. 

  • LIT031 Literacy Skills Senior 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.

  • NUM031 Numeracy Skills Senior - 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.

  • WRS031 Work Related Skills Unit 1 (Senior)
    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.

  • PDS031 Personal Development Skills Unit 1 (Senior)
    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).


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