The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is a senior secondary qualification and is accredited with the Victorian Qualifications Authority. At senior level, students are expected to demonstrate a high level of interpersonal skills, independent action and achievement of tasks that require decision-making and leadership skills. All students will be expected to design a community project and provide leadership to their project team. Students must have successfully completed VCAL at Intermediate level prior to commencing senior units (or have other approved prior qualifications). This level also includes mandatory industry days. This opportunity provides great insight into the chosen industry and enables a pathway to further studies in this area.
Please contact Wodonga TAFE to arrange a pre-training interview to determine the level of VCAL you will undertake.
** You must not apply online until your VCAL level has been determined at the pre-training interview.
**Literacy skills** - Learners who successfully complete this unit will be able to read, comprehend and write a range of complex texts across a broad range of contexts
**Numeracy skills** - Learners will explore mathematics beyond familiar and everyday use and develop numeracy skills in the mathematical areas of numbers and data; financial literacy; time and location; measurement and design. Learners who successfully complete this unit are expected to have the capacity to interpret and analyse how mathematics is represented and used in their personal lives and in a practical context within a workplace environment.
**Work Related Skills** - Learners will be required to demonstrate employability skills at a high level including; planning, organisation, critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills and be able to apply these in a complex work-related project
**Personal Development** - Learners will develop leadership and team work skills including decision making, goal setting, cultural awareness, problem solving, communication and critical reflection. They will be required to design and implement a community project that demonstrates social engagement and civic and civil responsibility.
**Industry specific skills** - Learners gain specific skills tailored to thrive in particular industries.
LIT031 Literacy Skills Senior Reading and Writing
PDS031 Personal Development Skills Unit 1 (Senior)
PDS032 Personal Development Skills Unit 2 (Senior)
LIT022 Literacy Skills Intermediate Oral Communication
WRS021 Work Related Skills Unit 1 (Intermediate)
NUM021 Numeracy Skills Intermediate
WRS022 Work Related Skills Unit 2 (Intermediate)
BSBDES201 Follow a design process
CUAPPR201 Make simple creative work
CUAPPR301 Produce creative work
CUAPPR304 Participate in collaborative creative projects
BSBITU202 Create and use spreadsheets
BSBITU201 Produce simple word processed documents
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITHFAB004 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages
SITHCCC003 Prepare and present sandwiches
Additional selectable units apply depending on the vocational/industry area chosen for VCAL. Your VCAL enrolment will include enrolment into various units of competency from either Creative Industries or Hospitality training package.
The assessments will enable students to demonstrate the underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes required to meet the course outcomes. A range of assessment strategies to meet different student’s needs will be selected, and may include organising and facilitating a group project, oral presentations, preparation of a portfolio and online activities.
Combining prior study (if applicable) and upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Senior VCAL certificate and a statement of attainment from Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority.
Successful completion of this course may lead to apprenticeships or traineeships, and employment.
- On-campus – The majority of teaching and assessment is conducted on-campus
- McKoy Street, Wodonga Vic (Main campus)
Full-time: 10 months
When You Can Start
3 days per week, 9.15am-2.45pm
In addition to three days of classes, students are expected to participate in structured workplace learning activities.
- The VCAL level will be determined at the time of your pre-training review.
- Students must have successfully completed VCAL at Intermediate level prior to commencing senior units (or have other approved prior qualifications).
- At Senior level you are expected to be an autonomous learner in regard to planning and work activities conducted under supervision.
Government Funded $2,500.00 (Tuition $2,500.00, Materials $0.00)
Concession $500.00 (Tuition $500.00, Materials $0.00)
Fee For Service $4,500.00 (Tuition $4,500.00, Materials $0.00)
Fees Additional Information
The student tuition fees published are indicative only and can be subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future. For more information see ‘Fee information and eligibility’ under the 'Apply Now' tab on the Wodonga TAFE website.
How to apply
Please contact Wodonga TAFE to arrange a pre-training interview, including a literacy and numeracy assessment, to determine the level of VCAL you will undertake. You must not apply online until your VCAL level has been determined at the pre-training interview. After this, our online application process is as follows:
1. Apply via the ‘Apply online now’ button in this course information page. If the course is not available for online application, you can submit your enquiry via the online form below. Alternatively, please feel free to contact our friendly customer service team on 1300 69 8233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2. On completion of a pre-training interview, you will be notified of acceptance into the course.
3. Customer Service will then process your enrolment at which time your fees are payable. You will be provided with a training plan listing the units you are enrolled into.
In addition to the supplied materials, you should also bring:
- A4 lecture note book or paper
- Ruler, pens, pencil, eraser and pencil case
It is recommended that you bring your own laptop or tablet
Successful completion of this course may lead to further study opportunities.
When You Can Enrol
Apply online for the course commencing in February 2021
Please fill the below fields then submit your enquiry: