Melbourne Polytechnic’s Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Carpentry Course is a dual qualification providing a Certificate II in Building and Construction (Carpentry) and a VCAL Certificate at Foundation level.
This course is an Austudy/Abstudy and Centrelink/Department of Human Services approved course for job seekers.
Get your start in carpentry
The VCAL program is an accredited senior school completion certificate. The VCAL Carpentry program focuses on developing the skills and knowledge required to work as a carpenter in the building and construction industry.
Guidance for your career
Students have access to a Student Pathways Advisor (SPA) who work one-on-one to help reach your education goals and to provide advice on future pathways. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a work experience program during the year. Careers counselling will be an integral part of the program.
Study with Melbourne Polytechnic’s dedicated Youth Unit
Melbourne Polytechnic’s VCAL Carpentry provides supported training in any necessary literacy, numeracy and communication, to get you ready for employment.
You will be part of Melbourne Polytechnic’s unique Youth Unit, with our expert teachers who specialise in working with young people. You will also benefit from Melbourne Polytechnic’s strong connections with community agencies.
Melbourne Polytechnic students’ have access to libraries and independent learning services, in addition to passionate, experienced teachers who are there to help you learn.
A VCAL program must contain curriculum that can be justified against the purpose statement of each of the VCAL strands. To be awarded a Foundation VCAL, students must successfully complete a learning program, which 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 Foundation personal development VCAL unit
- one literacy credit (at Certificate I level)
- one numeracy credit
- one industry specific credit
- one work related skills credit
Curriculum components to the value of six credits at Certificate I level (or above).
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsStudents must be at least 16 years old and have not completed Year 12.
Assessment MethodsAssessment is on going 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.
MaterialsStudents will be required to purchase tools, work clothing and pre-app books. Tuition fees also apply.
Pathways to further studyOn completion, students may go onto further vocational training or pre-apprenticeships.
Career PathwaysStudents who successfully complete the course will be eligible to apply for a range of vocational training courses, pre-apprenticeships, traineeships or employment.
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.
|BSBCMM201A||COMMUNICATE IN THE WORKPLACE||40|
|NUM011||NUMERACY SKILLS FOUNDATION||100|
|PDS011||PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS FOUNDATION UNIT 1||100|
|VU21323||DEVELOP AND DOCUMENT A LEARNING PLAN AND PORTFOLIO||20|
|VU21326||ENGAGE WITH TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR LEARNING PURPOSES||25|
|VU21327||ENGAGE WITH TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES||25|
|VU21330||CREATE TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR LEARNING PURPOSES||25|
|VU21331||CREATE TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORKPLACE||25|
|WRS011||WORK RELATED SKILLS FOUNDATION UNIT 1||100|
|WRS012||WORK RELATED SKILLS FOUNDATION UNIT 2||100|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.