VCAL - Victorian Certificate Of Applied Learning (Intermediate)

VCAL - Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Intermediate)

Course Code
Youth & Work Education
Study Area(s)
Course Length
Full-time(1 year)

Start Date(s): January 2021
End Date(s): November 2021
Days and Time: 4 to 5 days per week

Course Overview

If you feel that VCE is not your thing, then our Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) course is an excellent alternative and provides you with a practical, hands-on option in Years 10, 11 and 12.

VCAL provides you with practical work-related experience with Vocational Education and Training (VET), as well as literacy and numeracy skills and the opportunity to build personal skills that are important for life and work. Our VCAL (Intermediate) course is suitable if you have completed Year 10, are at least 16 years of age and are looking to complete your secondary certificate.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBCRT311Apply critical thinking skills in a team environment (BSBCRT311)40
CUAMPF211Perform simple musical pieces (CUAMPF211)70
CUAMPF214Perform music from simple written notation (CUAMPF214)30
CUAPAI211Develop painting skills (CUAPAI211)50
CUAPPR211Make simple creative work (CUAPPR211)40
ICTICT215Operate digital media technology packages (ICTICT215)40
ICTWEB304Build simple web pages (ICTWEB304)40
BSBCUS201Deliver a service to customers (BSBCUS201)40
BSBIND201Work effectively in a business environment (BSBIND201)30
BSBWOR204Use Business Technology (BSBWOR204)20
CHCCOM005Communicate and work in health or community services (CHCCOM005)30
CHCDIV001Work with diverse people (CHCDIV001)40
CHCPRT001Identify And Respond To Children And Young People At Risk (CHCPRT001)40
CHCVOL001Be an effective volunteer (CHCVOL001)25
CPCCCM1015ACarry Out Measurements And Calculations (CPCCCM1015A)20
CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry (CPCCWHS1001)6
CUAACD201Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas (CUAACD201)60
LIT021Literacy Skills Intermediate Reading And Writing (LIT021)100
LIT022Literacy Skills Intermediate Oral Communication (LIT022)100
NUM021Numeracy Skills Intermediate (NUM021)100
NUM022Numeracy Skills Intermediate Unit 2 (NUM022)100
PDS021Personal Development Skills Unit 1 (intermediate) (PDS021)100
PDS022Personal Development Skills Unit 2 (intermediate) (PDS022)100
SHBBMUP002Design and apply make-up (SHBBMUP002)45
SHBBMUP006Design and apply creative make-up (SHBBMUP006)45
SHBXIND002Communicate as part of a salon team (SHBXIND002)30
SIRXMKT001Support marketing and promotional activities (SIRXMKT001)30
SITHCCC001Use food preparation equipment (SITHCCC001)25
SITHCCC002Prepare and present simple dishes (SITHCCC002)25
SITHFAB005Prepare and serve espresso coffee (SITHFAB005)30
SITXFSA001Use hygienic practices for food safety (SITXFSA001)15
SITXWHS001Participate in safe work practices (SITXWHS001)12
VU22022Identify and handle carpentry tools and equipment (VU22022)100
VU22023Perform basic setting out (VU22023)24
VU22024Construct basic sub-floor (VU22024)48
WRS021Work Related Skills Unit 1 (intermediate) (WRS021)100
WRS022Work Related Skills Unit 2 (intermediate) (WRS022)100

How will I be assessed?

Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will be advised in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.

Additional comments

VET courses and areas will run subject to numbers. For further information on the individual VET programs, please visit the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA) website.

What will I study?

Students are enrolled in a variety of units designed to develop their skills and knowledge in literacy, numeracy, work related and personal skills. Student are also enrolled in their selected Stream units and may also choose to enrol in a selected VET Certificate. 

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

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Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply. 

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
1001 1001 $1.26 $0.25 $8.75

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2022. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Course and materials fees will vary. Applicants may also be eligible for government subsidised training or other exemptions. The actual fees will be assessed and provided during the enrolment process.

For more information call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email your enquiry by clicking on the 'Enquire' button above.

Can I apply?

Students applying for the VCAL (Intermediate) Certificate must have completed Year 10 and must be at least 16 years of age. Applicants will be assessed in language, literacy and numeracy as part of the application, interview and enrolment process.  

Where and how can I study?

VCAL (intermediate) if offered at the Broadmeadows and Richmond campuses of Kangan Institute.

What employment opportunities will I have?

The VCAL (Intermediate) program will develop skills and knowledge in literacy, numeracy, personal and work related skills allowing you to make informed choices and become eligible for pathways into further studies and employment in a variety of industries.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

Students in VCAL (Intermediate) will develop their skills and knowledge in areas relevant to employment and further studies including literacy, numeracy, communication, IT and others from within their selected Streams and optional VET Certificate. 

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) at an Intermediate level. You may also be eligible for a Certificate II or Certificate III in your chosen VET area or a set of unit credits.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

After successful completion of the VCAL (Intermediate) students will be able to apply for a variety of courses including pre-apprenticeship, VCAL (Senior), VCE and other TAFE certificate level courses. VCAL (Intermediate) may also provide credit towards other certificate level courses.

How do I apply?

You can apply online by clicking on the 'Apply Here' button above or you can contact us on 13 TAFE (13 18233) or email for more information.

How will I be selected for this course?

After the online application is received, students and parents will be invited to attend an information and interview session.

Applicants will then be assessed in language, literacy and numeracy and will receive course, employment and further education advice during the enrolment process.