Melbourne Polytechnic’s Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Animal Studies Course is a dual qualification that will provide you with a Certificate II in Animal Studies and a VCAL Certificate at Senior level.
This course is for young learners who have not completed Year 12 and wish to develop their literacy, numeracy, personal and work related skills and work in fields related to animals.
This program combines a VCAL Senior school completion certificate and a Certificate II in Animal Studies.
VCAL aims to provide you with the knowledge to make informed choices regarding pathways to work and further study. This can provide you with an entry level into TAFE.
You will have access to a Student Pathways Advisor (SPA). Careers counselling will be an integral part of the program. You will be part of our unique Youth Unit, with expert teachers who specialise in working with young people.
To be awarded a Senior VCAL, you must complete a learning program that contains a minimum of 10 credits. One credit is awarded on successful completion of 90-100 nominal hours of accredited curriculum. A certificate must contain two VCAL units at the award level (Personal Development Skills and Literacy) and other curriculum components from:
- VCAL units
- VCE units
- VET accredited curriculum or training packages
- Further Education accredited curriculum
Program to include:
- minimum of two VCAL credits, one of which one is a Senior personal development VCAL unit
- one literacy credit (at Certificate III level)
- one numeracy credit
- one industry specific credit
- one work related skills credit
Curriculum components to the value of six credits at Certificate III level (or above).
This course is an Austudy/Abstudy and Centrelink/Department of Human Services approved course for job seekers.
This program aims to link you with areas of employment associated with animals such as vet nursing, and animal shelters.
This pre-vocational course of study will enable you to make more informed choices about further study and employment.
DepartmentBridging and Prep
Modes of DeliveryClassroom
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsStudents must be at least 15 years old, and have not completed Year 12. Applicants will be interviewed on an ongoing basis, and enrolment will take place throughout November to January.
Assessment MethodsAssessment is ongoing and can occur at any time during the program. Assessment methods may include a portfolio of accumulated evidence, teacher observation and/or checklists, evidence gained through projects or program participation, awards from recognised programs, self assessment inventories, and oral and written work.
MaterialsYou will need to supply your own stationary and books. You will full access to our facilities including computer lab and library.
Pathways to further studySuccessful completion of this course will enable you to go onto further vocational study or employment.
Career PathwaysThis is your entry back into education and further study.
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|LIT032||LITERACY SKILLS SENIOR ORAL COMMUNICATION||100|
|MA101||FOUNDATION MATHS UNIT 1||50|
|MA102||FOUNDATION MATHS UNIT 2||50|
|PDS032||PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS SENIOR UNIT 2||100|
|VU21376||ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF HIGHLY COMPLEX TEXTS FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES||30|
|VU21377||ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF HIGHLY COMPLEX TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES||30|
|VU21379||ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF HIGHLY COMPLEX TEXTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY||30|
|VU21380||CREATE A RANGE OF HIGHLY COMPLEX TEXTS FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES||30|
|VU21381||CREATE A RANGE OF HIGHLY COMPLEX TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES||30|
|VU21382||CREATE A RANGE OF HIGHLY COMPLEX TEXTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY||30|
|WRS031||WORK RELATED SKILLS SENIOR UNIT 1||100|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.