About the course

About the course

Create your individual pathway to employment or further studies with our Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Senior) course. Like VCE, VCAL is an accredited Senior Secondary Certificate that is recognised internationally as a successful completion of secondary education. Our Senior VCAL course is an applied alternative to Year 12.

You can study our Senior VCAL course in a variety of adult learning settings. 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 necessarily 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 transition into further study at TAFE and/or seek employment, including pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


January

Full time: 12 months

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Career Outcomes


This course may provide you with employment opportunities in your chosen industry. Options include a variety of roles within your goal industry.

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Entry and Academic Requirements


International students must have completed an Australian Year 11, Intermediate VCAL,  or international equivalent with a pass.

PLEASE NOTE: Box Hill Institute only accept enrolments from international students who are 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement.

English Language Requirements


A minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5 (Academic) or equivalent. A minimum TOEFL score of 530 for paper examination; 179 for computer based and 71 for internet based or equivalent, or approved equivalent.

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International students please apply through:

  1. an authorised representative in your country
  2. a Box Hill Institute booth at an education exhibition
  3. or direct to Box Hill Institute

See how to apply or contact the international office for more information.

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Pathways & Accreditation


After successful completion, you may have an opportunity to progress into a Certificate III, Certificate IV or Diploma course at Box Hill Institute. The area of study and credit transfers available will depend on the units you have previously completed.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level

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Annual Tuition Fee$11,960
Annual Service Fee$160
Annual Material Fee$245
Retain Course Items (Year 1)$0
Estimated Annual Fee$12,365

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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Course Structure


In addition to the 7 core units listed below, you will study industry-based units as part of your course. You can choose to study in one of the industry areas listed below as part of your Intermediate VCAL Certificate:

  • 22338VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pre-apprenticeship) (Box Hill)
  • 22499VIC Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Pre-vocational) (Box Hill)
  • 22304VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) (Box Hill)
  • ACM20117 Certificate II in Animal Studies (Box Hill)
  • SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality SBAT (Box Hill)
  • SHB30215 Certificate III in Make-up (Lilydale Lakeside)
  • CUA30915 Certificate III in Music Industry (Specialising in Sound Production) (Box Hill)
  • CUA40915 Certificate IV in Music Industry (Specialising in Sound Production) Pathway option. MUST hold Certificate III in Music Industry (Specialising in Sound Production) (Box Hill)
  • CUA31115 Certificate III in Visual Arts (City Campus)
  • SIS30115 Certificate III in Sport and Recreation (Lilydale Lakeside)   
  • NUM031 Numeracy Skills Senior - Unit 1
    100.0 hours

    This unit provides a focus for the development of work related and vocational skills in a workplace context or appropriate simulation. The overall aims of the unit include:

    • integrating learning of increasing complexity of work related skills with prior knowledge and experiences about work
    • further enhancing the development of employability skills through increasingly complex work related activity
    • developing increasingly complex critical thinking skills that apply to problem-solving situations in the work context
    • developing planning and organisational skills that incorporate evaluation and review
    • applying increasingly complex transferable skills to work related contexts

  • LIT032 Literacy Skills Senior Oral Communication
    100.0 hours

    At the end of this unit students will be able to use and respond to spoken language with complex and abstract content across a broad range of contexts.

  • LIT031 Literacy Skills Senior Reading And Writing
    100.0 hours

    The purpose of this unit is to enable students to develop the skills and knowledge to read and write complex texts. The texts will deal with general situations and include some abstract concepts or technical details. At this level, students produce texts that incorporate a range of ideas, information, beliefs or processes and have control of the language devices appropriate to the type of text. In reading, the student identifies the views shaping the text and the devices used to present that view and express an opinion on the effectiveness and content of the text. At the end of the unit students will be able to read, comprehend and write a range of complex texts across a broad range of contexts.

  • WRS031 Work Related Skills Unit 1 (Senior)
    100.0 hours

    The purpose of this unit is to provide a focus for complex development of appropriate skills and knowledge in order to provide the necessary OH&S preparation for the workplace.

  • WRS032 Work Related Skills Unit 2 (Senior)
    100.0 hours

    This unit provides a focus for the development of work related and vocational skills in a workplace context or appropriate simulation. The overall aims of the unit include: *integrating learning of increasing complexity of work related skills with prior knowledge and experiences about work *further enhancing the development of employability skills through increasingly complex work related activity *developing increasingly complex critical thinking skills that apply to problem-solving situations in the work context *developing planning and organisational skills that incorporate evaluation and review *applying increasingly complex transferable skills to work related contexts.

  • PDS031 Personal Development Skills Unit 1 (Senior)
    100.0 hours

    The purpose of this unit is to focus on the development of organisation and planning skills, knowledge, practical skills, problem solving and interpersonal skills through participation in experiences of a practical nature. The focus of the learning program for Personal Development Skills Senior Unit 1 includes: *subject specifi c knowledge applicable to a relevant personal, social, educational and/or community goal *skills applicable to a relevant personal, social, educational and/or community goal *understanding of cultural values and cultural awareness *organisational skills *leadership skills and decision-making skills for group or team work.

  • PDS032 Personal Development Skills Unit 2 (Senior)
    100.0 hours

    The The purpose of this unit is to focus on the development of organisation and planning skills, knowledge, practical skills, problem solving and interpersonal skills through participation in experiences of a practical nature. The focus of the learning program for Personal Development Skills Senior Unit 2 includes: *subject specifi c knowledge applicable to a relevant personal, social, educational and/or community goal *skills applicable to a relevant personal, social, educational and/or community goals of a technical or specialist nature *project management and coordination skills *evaluative and problem-solving skills *introduction to skills for planning, organising and working in teams.


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