About the course

About the course

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.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


February

Full time: 12 months (4 days a week)

 

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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 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.

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Direct entry

You'll need to:

  • attend an information session
  • complete a supplementary application form (at the information session)
  • provide the following documents: two most recent school reports, letter of recommendation from school/education provider or from any other referee, MIPS or Career Action Plan to support your application, a copy of your VASS Eligibility Report from your school

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.

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Pathways & Accreditation


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

Fees & Finance Options


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
* 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).

Annual 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.
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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 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)
  • LIT021 Literacy skills intermediate 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.

  • WRS021 Work related skills unit 1 (intermediate)
    100.0 hours

  • WRS022 Work related skills unit 2 (intermediate)
    100.0 hours

  • PDS022 Personal development skills unit 2 (intermediate)
    100.0 hours

  • PDS021 Personal development skills unit 1 (intermediate)
    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 specific 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

  • 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

  • NUM033 Numeracy skills senior - unit 2
    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 specific 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


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