About the course

About the course

Create your own journey and individual pathway to employment or further studies with our VCAL Senior course. This course is an applied alternative to Year 12. VCAL, like VCE, is an accredited senior secondary certificate that is recognised internationally as a successful completion of secondary education.

In our VCAL course, you'll have an educational experience that includes applied work skills, industry-based learning, community projects and job-relevant literacy and numeracy skills. If you do not 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


February 

Full time: 1 year (2 days a week VCAL plus 1 - 3 days of a vocational course)

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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 Requirements


You must have completed Intermediate VCAL, Year 11 VCE or equivalent

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


Australian Residents:

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.

We are committed to 100% of our senior students finishing their VCAL journey at Box Hill Institute with a job, traineeship, apprenticeship or pathway course opportunity.

If you put in the work, we’ll help make it happen!!

 

International Students:

After successful completion, you may progress into a Certificate, Diploma or a Bachelor course at Box Hill Institute.  If you are an inbound international student, you may apply for the Certificate, Diploma or a Bachelor course as a package offer.

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 ConcessionGovernment Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$300$1,500$10,500
Service Fee$166$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83$83
Material Fee$105$105$105
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$654$1,854$10,854
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$654$1,854$10,854

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


In order to gain a full VCAL qualification at the senior level, you need to study the 7 core core PLUS some industry-based units (from a VET course) as part of your course. The options available in 2022 are: 

Full Course
2 days per week for 1 year

  • CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services – Box Hill or Lilydale
  • 22338VIC - Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pre-apprenticeship) - Box Hill or Lilydale
  • 22569VIC - Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) - Box Hill or Lilydale
  • ICT30120 - Certificate III in Information Technology (Cyber Security) – Box Hill
  • BSB30220 - Certificate III in Entrepreneurship and New Business – Box Hill

School-based Apprenticeship
1 day per week plus 1 day working in the field of study for 1-3 years

  • AUR30616 Certificate III In Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology* (Partial Completion)
  • CPC30211 Certificate III In Carpentry* (Partial Completion)
  • MSF31113 Certificate III In Cabinet Making (Furniture) (Partial Completion)
  • HLT35015 Certificate III In Dental Assisting
  • UEE30811 Certificate III In Electrotechnology Electrician* (Partial Completion)
  • SFL30115 Certificate III In Floristry (Partial Completion)
  • SHB30416 Certificate III In Hairdressing (Partial Completion)
  • AHC30716 Certificate III In Horticulture (Specialising In Landscaping)
  • SIT30616 Certificate III In Hospitality
  • CPC32413 Certificate III In Plumbing* (Partial Completion)
  • UEE32211 Certificate III In Air-Conditioning And Refrigeration* (Partial Completion)

For more information download the School Based Apprenticeships guide.  

Other Options

  • Year 2 VETDSS if completed Year 1 of the same VETDSS course
  • Other full certificates by request and review of circumstances - Please submit an application for VCAL and in the second course field 'other', type in your course of choice
  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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).

  • 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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