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
LIT021Literacy Skills Intermediate Reading And Writing (LIT021)100
LIT022Literacy Skills Intermediate Oral Communication (LIT022)100
NUM021Numeracy Skills Intermediate (NUM021)100
PDS021Personal Development Skills Unit 1 (intermediate) (PDS021)100
PDS022Personal Development Skills Unit 2 (intermediate) (PDS022)100
WRS021Work Related Skills Unit 1 (intermediate) (WRS021)100
WRS022Work Related Skills Unit 2 (intermediate) (WRS022)100


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AHCBUS402ACost a project (AHCBUS402A)0
AHCLSC201AAssist with landscape construction work (AHCLSC201A)0
AHCLSC204ALay paving (AHCLSC204A)0
AHCPMG201ATreat weeds (AHCPMG201A)0
AHCWRK208AProvide Information On Products And Services (AHCWRK208A)0
BSBADM101Use Business Equipment And Resources (BSBADM101)0
BSBCMM201ACommunicate In The Workplace (BSBCMM201A)40
BSBDES201AFollow A Design Process (BSBDES201A)0
BSBINM201Process and maintain workplace information (BSBINM201)30
BSBINM301Organise Workplace Information (BSBINM301)30
BSBITU101AOperate A Personal Computer (BSBITU101A)0
BSBITU102ADevelop Keyboard Skills (BSBITU102A)0
BSBITU201Produce Simple Word Processed Documents (BSBITU201)60
BSBITU203ACommunicate Electronically (BSBITU203A)0
BSBOHS201AParticipate In Ohs Processes (BSBOHS201A)0
BSBSMB201Identify suitability for micro business (BSBSMB201)0
BSBWHS201AContribute To Health And Safety Of Self And Others (BSBWHS201A)20
BSBWOR202AOrganise And Complete Daily Work Activities (BSBWOR202A)0
BSBWOR203Work Effectively With Others (BSBWOR203)15
BSBWRT301Write Simple Documents (BSBWRT301)30
CHCIC201BCommunicate With Children (CHCIC201B)0
CHCORG202CWork with others (CHCORG202C)0
CHCYTH301EWork Effectively With Young People (CHCYTH301E)0
CUFWRT301AWrite Content For A Range Of Media (CUFWRT301A)0
CUSMCP302AWrite Song Lyrics (CUSMCP302A)0
CUSMLT201ADevelop And Apply Musical Ideas And Listening Skills (CUSMLT201A)0
CUVACD101AUse Basic Drawing Techniques (CUVACD101A)0
CUVACD201ADevelop Drawing Skills To Communicate Ideas (CUVACD201A)0
CUVDRA201ADevelop Drawing Skills (CUVDRA201A)0
CUVPAI201ADevelop Painting Skills (CUVPAI201A)0
CUVPRI201ADevelop Printmaking Skills (CUVPRI201A)0
CUVPRP201AMake Simple Creative Work (CUVPRP201A)0
CUVRES201ASource And Use Information Relevant To Own Arts Practice (CUVRES201A)0
CUVTEX201ADevelop skills in textile work (CUVTEX201A)0
FDFOP2061AUse Numerical Applications In The Workplace (FDFOP2061A)30
FNSFLT201ADevelop And Use A Personal Budget (FNSFLT201A)0
FNSFLT202ADevelop And Use A Savings Plan (FNSFLT202A)0
FSKLRG04Use Basic Strategies For Work-related Learning (FSKLRG04)15
FSKNUM08Identify And Use Whole Numbers And Simple Fractions, Decimals And Percentages For Work (FSKNUM08)15
FSKNUM09Identify And Estimate Familiar Quantities For Work (FSKNUM09)15
FSKRDG07Read And Respond To Simple Workplace Information (FSKRDG07)15
FSKWTG06Write Simple Workplace Information (FSKWTG06)15
ICAICT204AOperate A Digital Media Technology Package (ICAICT204A)0
ICAWEB201AUse Social Media Tools For Collaboration And Engagement (ICAWEB201A)0
ICTICT104Use digital devices (ICTICT104)0
ICTICT106Operate presentation packages (ICTICT106)0
ICTICT204Operate a digital media technology package (ICTICT204)0
NUM032Numeracy Senior (Advanced) (NUM032)0
SISCCRD301AFacilitate community development through recreational activities (SISCCRD301A)0
SISCCRD304AWork with key stakeholders (SISCCRD304A)0
SISCCRO305ADevelop a budget for a recreation initiative (SISCCRO305A)0
SISFFIT306AProvide Healthy Eating Information To Clients In Accordance With Recommended Guidelines (SISFFIT306A)0
SISOBWG201ADemonstrate Bushwalking Skills In A Controlled Environment (SISOBWG201A)0
SISOFSH201ACatch And Handle Fish (SISOFSH201A)0
SISOFSH202ASelect, Catch And Use Bait (SISOFSH202A)0
SISOFSH203ASelect, rig and use terminal tackle (SISOFSH203A)0
SISOFSH204ASelect, use and maintain fishing tackle outfits (SISOFSH204A)0
SISOFSH205AConstruct and work simple fishing lures (SISOFSH205A)0
SISOFSH206ALocate And Attract Fish (SISOFSH206A)0
SISOODR201AAssist In Conducting Outdoor Recreation Sessions (SISOODR201A)0
SISOODR303AGuide outdoor recreation sessions (SISOODR303A)0
SISOODR404AManage risk in an outdoor activity (SISOODR404A)0
SISOOPS201AMinimise Environmental Impact (SISOOPS201A)0
SISOOPS305AProvide first aid in a remote location (SISOOPS305A)0
SISSCOP307AManage Personal Finances (SISSCOP307A)20
SISXCAI101AProvide equipment for activities (SISXCAI101A)0
SISXCCS201AProvide customer service (SISXCCS201A)0
SISXEMR201ARespond to emergency situations (SISXEMR201A)0
SISXIND211Develop And Update Sport, Fitness And Recreation Industry Knowledge (SISXIND211)0
SISXOHS101AFollow Occupational Health And Safety Policies (SISXOHS101A)0
SITTGDE306Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures (SITTGDE306)0
VU20007Prepare For Employment (VU20007)0
VU20009Participate In Job Seeking Activities (VU20009)0
VU21046Prepare simple budgets (VU21046)10
VU21047Participate in a practical placement with support (VU21047)0
VU21298Conduct A Project With Guidance (VU21298)20
VU21313Develop Verbal Communication Skills (VU21313)15
VU21320Identify features of the health care system (VU21320)0
VU21324Plan And Undertake A Project (VU21324)0
VU21325Engage With Texts Of Limited Complexity For Personal Purposes (VU21325)0
VU21343Undertake a simple investigation of health and wellbeing (VU21343)20
VU21351Investigate driving and owning a car (VU21351)0
VU21354Implement And Review A Project (VU21354)0
VU21355Engage With A Range Of Complex Texts For Personal Purposes (VU21355)0
VU21358Engage With A Range Of Complex Texts To Participate In The Community (VU21358)0
VU21359Create A Range Of Complex Texts For Personal Purposes (VU21359)0
VU21362Create A Range Of Complex Texts To Participate In The Community (VU21362)0
VU21363Investigate And Interpret Shapes And Measurements And Related Formulae In A Range Of Contexts (VU21363)50
VU21364Investigate Numerical And Statistical Information In A Range Of Contexts (VU21364)50
VU21365Investigate & use simple mathematical formulae and problem solving techniques in a range of contexts (VU21365)50
VU21366Investigate An Environmental Issue (VU21366)0
VU21370Investigate Features Of Australian Culture (VU21370)0
VU21375Evaluate Pathway Options, Design A Learning Plan And Complete A Portfolio (VU21375)0
VU21380Create A Range Of Highly Complex Texts For Personal Purposes (VU21380)0
VU21385Use formal mathematical concepts and techniques to analyse and solve problems (VU21385)50
VU21389Design And Review A Project (VU21389)0
VU21390Analyse Science In The Community (VU21390)0
VU21663Develop Personal Effectiveness (VU21663)0
VU21664Prepare For Employment (VU21664)30
VU21665Develop An Action Plan For Career Planning (VU21665)0
VU21666Participate in job seeking activities (VU21666)50

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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For information on disability support at Kangan Institute, click here.

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!

To you check your eligibility click here.

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 2021 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) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

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 such as the Student Support Fee. 

2021 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2021: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
1000 1000 $1.05 $0.21 $7.29

^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 2021. 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.