VCAL - Victorian Certificate Of Applied Learning (Senior)

VCAL - Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Senior)

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

Start Date(s): January 2022
End Date(s): December 2022
Days and Time: 4-5 days a 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 (Senior) course is suitable if you have completed Year 11, Intermediate VCAL or are wanting to finish your senior 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
LIT031Literacy Skills Senior Reading and Writing (LIT031)100
LIT032Literacy Skills Senior Oral Communication (LIT032)100
NUM031Numeracy Skills Senior (NUM031)100
NUM033Numeracy Skills Senior Unit 2 (NUM033)100
PDS031Personal Development Skills Unit 1 (senior) (PDS031)100
PDS032Personal Development Skills Unit 2 (senior) (PDS032)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
WRS031Work Related Skills Unit 1 (senior) (WRS031)100
WRS032Work Related Skills Unit 2 (senior) (WRS032)100

How will I be assessed?

Assessment may be conducted via written, oral or practical 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 visit the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA) website.

What will I study?

VCAL consists of the following areas: Literacy, Numeracy, Personal Development Skills, Work Related Skills, Industry (VET). Students will be enrolled in a variety of units to increase their employability skills.

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#
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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
1002 1002 $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. You may also be eligible for government subsidised training or other exemptions may apply. Actual fees will be assessed upon enrolment. For more information call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email your enquiry by clicking on the 'Enquire' button above.

Can I apply?

You must be at least 16 years of age and have completed Year 11, Intermediate VCAL or its equivalent. It is also recommended to have satisfactory literacy and numeracy skills. This will be determined by a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment at the time of your interview.

Where and how can I study?

You will study the VCAL units at our Broadmeadows or Richmond campus. Various VET programs are also run across a number of different campuses including Broadmeadows, Docklands, Richmond, Moonee Ponds and Essendon.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This VCAL course allows you to develop general skills which increase your eligibility for further study and employability in a variety of industries.

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will gain skills which will increase your employability, such as literacy and numeracy, problem solving and organisational planning. This course will also provide you with basic knowledge and practical skills associated with working in various VET industries.

What qualifications will I receive?

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

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Students will have the opportunity to progress to higher level studies at a Certificate III and Certificate IV level.

How do I apply?

You may apply online by clicking on the 'Apply Here' button above or call us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email for more information.

How will I be selected for this course?

Applicants will need to attend an interview and also undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment to identify their appropriate VCAL level.