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Victorian Certificate Of Applied Learning (Senior)


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Victorian Certificate Of Applied Learning (Senior) – VCALSEN001

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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.

At the senior level the focus is on knowledge and employability skills that lead to a high level of interpersonal skills, independent action and achievement of tasks that require decision making and leadership. This provides an opportunities to demonstrate knowledge and skills which apply directly to the workplace or further study. Senior students are expected to work independently and also take on leadership roles within VCAL activities and projects and make positive contributions to the community.

This course is delivered on campus. You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

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

After successful completion of this course students may wish to progress onto other TAFE or university study

Course Dates & Times

Seymour - Wallis Street

Starts Mon 28th Jan, 4 Days a week, 9am to 3.30pm / 2019

4 Days p/Week - 11 Months - Starts 29 January - 9am to 3.30pm - Full Year/2020

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Starts Mon 28th Jan, 4 Days a week, 9am to 3.30pm / 2019

4 Days p/Week - 11 Months - Starts 29 January - 9am to 3.30pm - Full Year/2020

Shepparton - Nixon Street

ASHE Students Only, Starts Mon 28th Jan, 4 Days a week, 9am to 3.30pm / 2019

4 Days p/Week - 11 Months - Starts 29 January - 9am to 3.30pm - Full Year/2020

Wangaratta - Docker Street

Starts Mon 28th Jan, 4 Days a week, 9am to 3.30pm / 2019

4 Days p/Week - 11 Months - Starts 29 January - 9am to 3.30pm - Full Year/2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
3. Full Fee
Course Materials

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 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

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

The following are considered for entry to this course:

  • Strengths and interests
  • Preferred learning style
  • Vocational goals
  • Readiness for participation in structured workplace learning or formal vocational education
  • Envisaged pathways
  • Leadership capabilities
Core Units
Literacy Skills Senior Reading and Writing
Literacy Skills Senior Oral Communication
Numeracy Skills Senior
Personal Development Skills Unit 1 (Senior)
Personal Development Skills Unit 2 (Senior)
Work Related Skills Unit 1 (Senior)
Work Related Skills Unit 2 (Senior)
Elective Units
Communicate in the workplace
Follow a design process
Explore the use of colour
Produce simple word processed documents
Design and produce text documents
Produce desktop published documents
Design and produce digital text documents
Contribute to health and safety of self and others
Manage personal stress in the workplace
Work effectively with others
Organise personal work priorities and development
Use communication to build relationships
Work with diverse people
Be an effective volunteer
Produce drawings to communicate ideas
Develop drawing skills
Make simple creative work
Produce creative work
Participate in collaborative creative projects
Perform financial calculations
Develop and use a personal budget
Be MoneySmart
Provide first aid
Select and apply type
Numeracy Skills Intermediate
Perform The Intermediate Skills Of Australian Football
Perform The Intermediate Tactics Of Australian Football
Participate In Conditioning For Australian Football
Perform The Advanced Skills Of Australian Football
Perform The Advanced Tactics Of Australian Football
Teach the intermediate skills of Australian Football
Teach The Intermediate Tactics Of Australian Football
Design an athlete's diet
Conduct basic warm-up and cool-down programs
Facilitate groups
Provide responsible service of alcohol
Prepare and serve espresso coffee
Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture
Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures
Use hygienic practices for food safety
Investigate features of Australian culture

Assessment methods may include:

  • Observation
  • Written text
  • Verbal and written questionnaires
  • Interview records
  • Audio/visual records
  • Portfolios

Ben Clifton
Campus: The Academy

Mitch Seaton
Campus: Wangratta

Tracey Wearne
Campus: Wangaratta

Jodi Rechsteiner-Sanders
Campus: Seymour

Craig Mercuri
Campus: Seymour

Col Potter
Campus: Shepparton

Bronwyn Cairns
Campus: Shepparton

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

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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