The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is an alternative option to VCE for students to complete Years 10, 11 and 12. VCAL is for students aged 15-19.
The VCAL program at Djerriwarrh includes:
- Personal Development Skills
- Work Related Skills
- Industry Specific Skills (VET)
Foundation, Intermediate and Senior levels are available.
239 Station Road, Melton
Currently taking expressions of interest for 2019
3-4 days per week + VET component
9:30am – 3:00pm
VCAL – Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning
The VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) is a hands-on option for Year 11 and 12 students, offering practical work-related experience and learning. Like the VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education), VCAL is an accredited secondary certificate.
The program can be started in Year 11 or 12 and you can do an apprenticeship or traineeship part-time while doing VCAL.
When you complete the VCAL there are several career options, including: transferring to the VCE certificate; going to TAFE; doing an apprenticeship or traineeship; or starting a job.
Choosing VCAL studies
With help from your VCAL teacher, you will select units from the following four compulsory strands that meet your needs and interest:
- Literacy and numeracy skills: each VCAL program must include literacy and numeracy subjects. These can be selected from VCAL literacy units and VCAL numeracy units and/or VCE English and mathematics units or other further education studies.
- Industry specific skills: the VCAL program at the intermediate level includes components of nationally recognised vocational education and training (VET) programs. You may also take on a school-based apprenticeship as part of your VCAL program.
- Work related skills: units in work related skills develop the skills that will assist you to be employable. VCAL gives you the opportunity to undertake a structured work placement, a school based apprenticeship or part-time work, as part of a VCAL program.
- Personal development skills: as part of the VCAL program you will take part in projects and activities in the community to help develop teamwork skills, self-confidence and other skills important for life and work.
Statement of Fees
|Minimum course fees are*:||Tuition Fee||Material Fee||Amenities Fee|
|Government Subsidised Tuition Fee||$775||$100||$80|
|Government Subsidised Tuition Fee Concession||$155||$100||$80|
|Full Fee Non-Subsidised Tuition Fee||$3,000||$100||$80|
|Full Fee Non-Subsidised Tuition Fee Concession||$2,400||$100||$80|
There are no formal entry requirements. Students are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) to commence any accredited training in Australia. Please see staff if you need any advice on this matter.