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.
Completing a VCAL program will help you transition into further study at TAFE and/or seek employment, including pre-apprenticeships and apprenticeships.
20 Sep 2019 at 02:00PM AEST
Full time: 12 months (4 days a week)
This course may provide you with employment opportunities in your chosen industry. Options include a variety of roles within your goal industry.
You must have completed Intermediate VCAL, Year 11 or equivalent.
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.
You'll need to:
If you are under 17 years of age, you will be required to provide a completed Transition From School Form signed by your school principal.
If you are successful, you will receive a conditional letter of offer by post and email that will confirm your place in the program and support your Transition from School application. An interview may be required.
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 have previously completed.
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level
|Tuition Fee Type||Estimated Annual Fee|
|Gov. Subsidised - VCAL||$1,380.00|
|Gov. Subsidised - Concession VCAL||$276.00|
|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|
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 Senior VCAL Certificate:
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.
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:
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:
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:
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