Create your individual pathway to employment or further studies with our Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Senior) course. VCAL, like VCE, 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.

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




National Code VCALSEN001
Study Areas VCAL
Study Level VETis
Course Type International TAFE Course
Campuses Lilydale, Box Hill

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
International Fee $11,960.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $420.00
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, 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).

The 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.

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.

Full time: 12 months

Lilydale, Box Hill

You must have completed intermediate VCAL, Year 11 or equivalent.

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

Direct entry. See how to apply or contact the international office.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

This course may provide you with employment opportunities in your chosen industry. Options include a very wide range of roles within this industry.

VCAL includes studies in literacy, numeracy, personal development and work related skills relevant to work and life. The complete list of Senior VCAL Units is listed below:

  • LIT031 – Literacy – Senior Read and Write (100 hours)
  • NUMT031 – Numeracy Skills Senior Unit 1 
  • NUM033 – Numeracy skills Senior Unit 2 
  • PDS031 – Personal Development Skills Unit 1 (100 hours)
  • PDS032 – Personal Development Skills Unit 2 (100 hours) 
  • WRS031 – Work Related Skills Unit 1 (100 hours)
  • WRS032 – Work Related Skills Unit 2 (100 hours)

 

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)

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MA112 MATHEMATICAL METHODS (CAS) 2 80.0

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MA102 FOUNDATION MATHEMATICS 2 80.0

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MA072 GENERAL MATHEMATICS 2 80.0

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BI022 BIOLOGY 2 80.0

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CH022 CHEMISTRY 2 80.0

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HI042 HISTORY: 20TH CENTURY (SINCE 1945) 2 80.0

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BM022 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 2 80.0

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HH022 HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 2 80.0

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ME022 MEDIA 2 80.0

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VC022 VISUAL COMMUNICATION AND DESIGN 2 80.0

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PY022 PSYCHOLOGY 2 80.0

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SO022 SOCIOLOGY 2 80.0

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LS022 LEGAL STUDIES 2 80.0

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ICPMM263C ACCESS AND USE THE INTERNET 20.0

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SITXFSA201 PARTICIPATE IN SAFE FOOD HANDLING PRACTICES 40.0

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LIT032 LITERACY SKILLS SENIOR ORAL COMMUNICATION 100.0

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LIT022 LITERACY SKILLS INTERMEDIATE ORAL COMMUNICATION 100.0

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LIT021 LITERACY SKILLS INTERMEDIATE READING AND WRITING 100.0

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LIT031 LITERACY SKILLS SENIOR READING AND WRITING 100.0

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EN013 ENGLISH 3 80.0

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EN014 ENGLISH 4 80.0

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EN093 ENGLISH (ESL) 3 80.0

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EN094 ENGLISH (ESL) 4 80.0

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VU21356 ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES 30.0

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VU21355 ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES 30.0

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VU21360 CREATE A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES 30.0

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NUM032 ADVANCED NUMERACY SKILLS SENIOR 100.0

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NUM021 NUMERACY SKILLS INTERMEDIATE 100.0

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NUM031 NUMERACY SKILLS SENIOR 100.0

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AC011 ACCOUNTING 1 80.0

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BI022 BIOLOGY 2 80.0

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BM011 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 1 80.0

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PH033 PHYSICS 3 80.0

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PH034 PHYSICS 4 80.0

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CH022 CHEMISTRY 2 80.0

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CH011 CHEMISTRY 1 80.0

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BM022 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 2 80.0

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MA074 MATHS: FURTHER MATHEMATICS 4 80.0

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MA094 MATHS: SPECIALIST MATHEMATICS 4 80.0

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AC022 ACCOUNTING 2 80.0

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MA112 MATHEMATICAL METHODS (CAS) 2 80.0

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BM033 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 3 80.0

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BM034 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 4 80.0

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MA084 MATHS: MATHEMATICAL METHODS 4 80.0

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MA083 MATHS: MATHEMATICAL METHODS 3 80.0

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MA102 FOUNDATION MATHEMATICS 2 80.0

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PH022 PHYSICS 2 80.0

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MA073 MATHS: FURTHER MATHEMATICS 3 80.0

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BI034 BIOLOGY 4 80.0

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BIO11 BIOLOGY 1 80.0

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MA093 MATHS: SPECIALIST MATHEMATICS 3 80.0

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PH011 PHYSICS 1 80.0

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CH033 CHEMISTRY 3 80.0

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CH034 CHEMISTRY 4 80.0

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AC033 ACCOUNTING 3 80.0

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AC034 ACCOUNTING 4 80.0

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MA071 GENERAL MATHEMATICS 1 80.0

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MA072 GENERAL MATHEMATICS 2 80.0

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MA101 FOUNDATION MATHEMATICS 1 80.0

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BI033 BIOLOGY 3 80.0

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MA111 MATHEMATICAL METHODS (CAS) 1 80.0

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VU21365 INVESTIGATE & USE SIMPLE MATHEMATICAL FORMULAE & PROBLEM SOLVING TECHNIQUES IN A RANGE OF CONTEXTS 50.0

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WRS031 WORK RELATED SKILLS UNIT 1 (SENIOR) 100.0

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WRS021 WORK RELATED SKILLS INTERMEDIATE UNIT 1 100.0

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WRS022 WORK RELATED SKILLS INTERMEDIATE UNIT 2 100.0

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WRS032 WORK RELATED SKILLS UNIT 2 (SENIOR) 100.0

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PDS032 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS UNIT 2 (SENIOR) 100.0

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PDS022 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS INTERMEDIATE UNIT 2 100.0

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PDS021 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS INTERMEDIATE UNIT 1 100.0

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PDS031 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS UNIT 1 (SENIOR) 100.0

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VBN773 PRODUCE BASIC ENGINEERING SKETCHES AND DRAWINGS 20.0

This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required in the identification, selection and interpretation of a drawing or sketch, and the preparation of sketches and drawings.

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BSBCMN213A PRODUCE SIMPLE WORD PROCESSED DOCUMENTS 60.0

This unit covers preparation and production of short routine letters, notes, memos and records using word processing software.

This unit is related to BSBCMN107A Operate a personal computer, BSBCMN108A Develop keyboard skills and BSBCMN306A Produce business documents.

This unit covers preparation and production of short routine letters, notes, memos and records using word processing software.

This unit is related to BSBCMN107A Operate a personal computer, BSBCMN108A Develop keyboard skills and BSBCMN306A Produce business documents

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VBN782 PERFORM BASIC WELDING AND THERMAL CUTTING PROCESSES TO FABRICATE ENGINEERING STRUCTURES 60.0

This unit of competency sets out the knowledge and skills required to perform: basic welding using manual metal arc welding (MMAW); basic welding using gas metal arc welding (GMAW), basic thermal cutting using fuel gas equipment. This involves identifying the welding/cutting requirements, preparing materials and equipment, welding and cutting components. Welding is routine and where the welding quality is not required to meet an Australian Standard or equivalent. Fillet and butt welds would typically be performed on low carbon/mild steels. Thermal cutting is manual straight line cutting.

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ME034 MEDIA 4 80.0

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VC034 VISUAL COMMUNICATION AND DESIGN 4 80.0

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SITXOHS002A FOLLOW WORKPLACE HYGIENE PROCEDURES 15.0

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to apply good hygiene practices within a range of service industry operations. It requires the ability to follow predetermined procedures, identify and control simple hazards and take particular hygiene measures to ensure the non-contamination of food and other items that might put customers, colleagues and self at a health risk. This unit is one of three hierarchical units describing varying levels of participation in food safety processes: *SITXOHS002A Follow workplace hygiene procedures *SITXFSA001A Implement food safety procedures * SITXFSA002A Develop and implement a food safety program. Food safety is nationally legislated by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 which provides for the operation of a statutory authority known as Food Standards Australia New Zealand. The Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) developed by this authority contains an individual standard for food safety practices. A large component of that standard deals with the health and hygiene of food handlers. This unit of competency complies with the legislative requirements for food safety and hygiene practices as outlined in the Code. The legislative requirement for a business to comply with the national standard for food safety practices, along with training and certification requirements, differs between state and territory governments. In some cases food handlers, especially designated food safety supervisors, may be required to formally achieve competence in hygiene practices through a registered training organisation that may use this unit as the basis for their training.

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HI031 HISTORY: 20TH CENTURY (1900-1945) 1 80.0

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HI042 HISTORY: 20TH CENTURY (SINCE 1945) 2 80.0

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HH011 HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 1 80.0

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CS011 CLASSICAL STUDIES 1 80.0

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VC033 VISUAL COMMUNICATION AND DESIGN 3 80.0

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PY034 PSYCHOLOGY 4 80.0

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SA033 STUDIO ARTS 3 80.0

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SA034 STUDIO ARTS 4 80.0

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SO033 SOCIOLOGY 3 80.0

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HH022 HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 2 80.0

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CS022 CLASSICAL STUDIES 2 80.0

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ME033 MEDIA 3 80.0

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IT011 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 1 80.0

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VC011 VISUAL COMMUNICATION AND DESIGN 1 80.0

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IT012 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 2 80.0

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ME022 MEDIA 2 80.0

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PY011 PSYCHOLOGY 1 80.0

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SITHGAM006A PROVIDE RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING SERVICES 10.0

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ME011 MEDIA 1 80.0

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PY033 PSYCHOLOGY 3 80.0

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LS033 LEGAL STUDIES 3 80.0

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LS034 LEGAL STUDIES 4 80.0

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HLTFA301B APPLY FIRST AID 18.0

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to provide first aid response, life support, management of casualty(s), the incident and other first aiders,, until the arrival of medical or other assistance

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IT024 IT APPLICATIONS 4 80.0

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ICPMM263B ACCESS AND USE THE INTERNET 20.0

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HH034 HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 4 80.0

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HI164 HISTORY: RENAISSANCE ITALY 4 80.0

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SO034 SOCIOLOGY 4 80.0

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VC022 VISUAL COMMUNICATION AND DESIGN 2 80.0

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PY022 PSYCHOLOGY 2 80.0

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SO011 SOCIOLOGY 1 80.0

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SO022 SOCIOLOGY 2 80.0

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HH033 HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 3 80.0

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HI163 HISTORY: RENAISSANCE ITALY 3 80.0

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BSBITU201A PRODUCE SIMPLE WORD PROCESSED DOCUMENTS 60.0

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SITHFAB009A PROVIDE RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOL 10.0

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to responsibly sell or serve alcohol and to satisfy the requirements for responsible sale and service of alcohol (RSA) under state or territory legislation. A harm minimisation approach is central to compliance with liquor licensing legislation which, across all Australian States and Territories, imposes obligations on all licensed venues to participate in the management of public safety through the responsible sale and service of alcohol. Those developing training to support this unit must consult the relevant state or territory liquor licensing authority to determine any accreditation arrangements for courses, trainers and assessors. This unit covers the RSA skill and knowledge requirements common to all States and Territories. Some legislative requirements and knowledge will differ across borders. In some cases after completion of this unit, state and territory liquor authorities may require candidates to complete a bridging course to address these specific differences. All persons undertaking training as part of a national qualification that includes the sale and service of alcohol must complete this unit. Under differing state and territory legislation it is a required unit only for certain nominated personnel operating in licensed premises.

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LS011 LEGAL STUDIES 1 80.0

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PE011 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1 80.0

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PE022 PHYSICAL EDUCATION 2 80.0

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HLTFA311A APPLY FIRST AID 18.0

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VU21353 RESEARCH PATHWAYS AND PRODUCE A LEARNING PLAN AND PORTFOLIO 20.0

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IT023 IT APPLICATIONS 3 80.0

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LS022 LEGAL STUDIES 2 80.0

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HI133 HISTORY REVOLUTIONS UNIT 3 80.0

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HI134 HISTORY REVOLUTIONS UNIT 4 80.0

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VU20915 PERFORM BASIC WELDING AND THERMAL CUTTING PROCESSES TO FABRICATE ENGINEERING STRUCTURES 60.0

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SFS031 SKILLS FOR FURTHER STUDY - SENIOR 100.0

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HLTFA301C APPLY FIRST AID 18.0

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ICPMM263C ACCESS AND USE THE INTERNET 20.0

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SITXFSA201 PARTICIPATE IN SAFE FOOD HANDLING PRACTICES 40.0

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SITHFAB201 PROVIDE RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOL 10.0

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HLTAID003 PROVIDE FIRST AID 18.0

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SITXFSA101 USE HYGIENIC PRACTICES FOR FOOD SAFETY 15.0

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VU20910 PRODUCE BASIC ENGINEERING SKETCHES AND DRAWINGS 20.0

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