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Victorian Certificate Of Applied Learning (Foundation)

VCALFND001

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Victorian Certificate Of Applied Learning (Foundation) – VCALFND001

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Course Overview

Looking for an alternative to studying VCE in years 11 and 12 at Secondary School? Not sure Uni is the next step for you? Then the hands-on VCAL is the right fit. Focus on studying what you’re interested in.

Our experienced VCAL teachers support you, strengthening your literacy and numeracy and work-ready skills. Learn to work in a team, solve problems and show initiative. Apply what you learn directly to your workplace.

Don’t worry, VCAL doesn’t mean you can’t go to university. You’ll still gain qualifications that lead you directly to work, and university later if that’s the pathway you choose

Career Pathways

The VCAL is designed to develop and extend pathways for young people, as an alternative to the Senior secondary school qualification. On completion of a VCAL, students will be able to make informed choices about employment or education pathways.

Further Study

On completion of a VCAL, students will be able to make informed choices about employment or education pathways

After successful completion of this course you may wish to pursue further training and complete the VCAL Intermediate course or progress onto other TAFE or university study.

Course Dates & Times

Seymour - Wallis Street

Public - 4 Days per week, starts 28 January - 9:00am to 3:30pm / 2019

Public - 4 Days per week, starts 28 January - 9:00am to 3:30pm / 2020

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Public - 4 Days per week, starts 28 January - 9:00am to 3:30pm / 2019

Public - 4 Days per week, starts 28 January - 9:00am to 3:30pm / 2020

Shepparton - Nixon Street

ASHE - 4 Days per week, starts 28 January - 9:00am to 3:30pm / 2019

Public - 4 Days per week, starts 28 January - 9:00am to 3:30pm / 2020

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Public - 4 Days per week, starts 28 January - 9:00am to 3:30pm / 2019

Public - 4 Days per week, starts 28 January - 9:00am to 3:30pm / 2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
$2,370.00
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
$480.00
3. Full Fee
$2,640.00
Course Materials
$100.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2020 and may change without notice.

Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

- Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
- E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
- Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
  • Additional interviews with the VET (TEC) coordinators may also be undertaken for their VET Industry specific skills units
Core Units
LIT011
Literacy Skills Foundation Reading And Writing
LIT012
Literacy Skills Foundation Oral Communication
NUM011
Numeracy Skills Foundation
PDS011
Personal Development Skills Unit 1 (Foundation)
PDS012
Personal Development Skills Unit 2 (Foundation)
WRS011
Work Related Skills Unit 1 (Foundation)
WRS012
Work Related Skills Unit 2 (Foundation)
Elective Units
BSBCMM201
Communicate in the workplace
BSBDES201
Follow a design process
BSBITU101
Operate a personal computer
BSBITU201
Produce simple word processed documents
BSBWHS201
Contribute to health and safety of self and others
BSBWOR201
Manage personal stress in the workplace
BSBWOR202
Organise and complete daily work activities
BSBWOR203
Work effectively with others
CHCCOM002
Use communication to build relationships
CHCDIV001
Work with diverse people
CHCVOL001
Be an effective volunteer
CUAACD101
Use basic drawing techniques
CUAATS101
Develop understanding of own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity
CUADRA201
Develop drawing skills
CUAPPR201
Make simple creative work
CUAPPR203
Store finished creative work
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
ICTICT103
Use, communicate and search securely on the internet
ICTICT106
Operate presentation packages
SISXCAI001
Provide equipment for activities
SISXCAI002
Assist with activity sessions
SITHFAB002
Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITHFAB005
Prepare and serve espresso coffee
SITXFSA001
Use hygienic practices for food safety
VU22429
Investigate features of Australian culture

Assessment methods may include:

  • Written texts
  • Verbal and written questions
  • Interview records
  • Audio/visual records
  • Portfolios

Individual students are enrolled in units based on need and previous VCAL and VET units completed.

Col Potter
Campus: Shepparton

Bronwyn Cairns
Campus: Shepparton

Jodi Rechsteiner Sanders
Campus: Seymour

Craig Mercuri
Campus: Seymour

Mitch Seaton
Campus: Wangaratta

Tracey Wearne
Campus: Wangratta

Phil Guthrie
Campus: ASHE

On Campus full time students attend 4 days per week with at least 80% attendance for the year.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

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