• Course Code
  • VCALSEN001
  • Course Type
  • Accredited Course
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Duration
  • 11 months
  • Starting Date
  • January - April
    June - July 2019
  • Location
  • Morwell
  • Bairnsdale
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Course Overview

The qualification aims to provide the skills, knowledge and attributes to enable students to make informed choices about pathways to work and further education. Personal development, students’ interests and pathways for senior secondary students, in the context of applied learning, underpin the principles of VCAL. The VCAL acknowledges these principles by the development of knowledge and:

Employability skills that help prepare the student for employment and for participation in the broader context of family, community and lifelong learning

Skills that assist the student to make informed vocational choices within specific industry sectors and/or facilitate pathways to further learning.

The VCAL certificate at Intermediate and Senior level recognises completion of a senior secondary qualification and primarily prepares students for further studies at the next VCAL level, in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and in VET and/or employment.
Students enrol in a VCAL learning program at the level that matches their skills and abilities. A typical example may be a student starting at Foundation or Intermediate level in Year 11.

This course is delivered with a combination of online and on campus workshops.


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Victorian Certificate Of Applied Learning (Senior).

Career Opportunities

This is a possible pathway at Intermediate level:

  • completion of VCE
  • apprenticeships and traineeships (school-based or full-time)
  • Certificate II (or above) VET courses
  • Certificate II (or above) FE courses
  • employment.

Opportunities for Further Study

As above

Further Information

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Recommended entry requirements

  • Completed Year 10 or Year 11


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

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Course Structure

Course Modules

Unit Code

Unit Description


Senior Numeracy Unit 2


Senior Numeracy


Literacy Skills Senior Reading and Writing


Literacy Skills Senior Oral Communication


Personal Development Skills Unit 1 (Senior)


Personal Development Skills Unit 2 (Senior)


Work Related Skills Unit 1 (Senior)


Work Related Skills Unit 2 (Senior)


Not Applicable

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