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


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


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

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$245$245$245
Retain Course Items$0$0$0
Total Course Estimate$794$1,994$10,994
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$794$1,994$10,994

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 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:

  • 22338VIC Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pre-apprenticeship) (Elgar Road Campus)
  • 22569VIC Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) (Elgar Road Campus)
  • SIT30616 Certificate III in Hospitality SBAT (Elgar Road Campus)
  • CHC32015 Certificate III in Community Services (Nelson Road Campus)
  • BSB30315 Certificate III in Micro Business Operations (Online)
  • VETDSS (Cont. into second year only)
  • any Box Hill Institute School Based Apprenticeship or traineeship course
  • 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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