Courses

VCAL Animal Studies (Intermediate)

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 Intermediate level.

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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 Intermediate school completion certificate and a Certificate II in Animal Studies.

Professional guidance

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.

Packaging rules

To be awarded an Intermediate 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 an Intermediate personal development VCAL unit
  • one literacy credit (at Certificate II level)
  • one numeracy credit
  • one industry specific credit
  • one work related skills credit

Curriculum components to the value of six credits at Certificate II level (or above).

Note: this course is an Austudy/Abstudy and Centrelink/Department of Human Services approved course for job seekers.

Industry connections

This program aims to link you with areas of employment associated with animals such as vet nursing, and animal shelters.

Employment outcomes

This pre-vocational course of study will enable you to make more informed choices about further study and employment.

Contact

For further information on our VCAL Animal Studies program (Intermediate stream), please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students

Code

VCALINT001

Campuses

HEIDELBERG, FAIRFIELD

Department

Bridging and Prep
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 1 year
 

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$1350
Ineligible:$6250
Concession:$270
Materials:$30

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Assessment Methods

Assessment is ongoing and can occur at any time during the program. 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

Materials

You will need to supply your own stationary and books. You will full access to our facilities including computer lab and library.

Entrance Requirements

  • you must be at least 15 years old and have not completed Year 12
  • applicants will be interviewed on an ongoing basis, and enrolment will be ongoing throughout the year

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course will enable you to go onto further vocational study or employment

Career Pathways

This is your entry back into education and further study

Enrolment Intake

  • February

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.

Code Subjects Hours
LIT022 LITERACY SKILLS INTERMEDIATE ORAL COMMUNICATION 100
PDS022 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS INTERMEDIATE UNIT 2 100
VU21333 WORK WITH A RANGE OF NUMBERS AND MONEY IN FAMILIAR AND ROUTINE SITUATIONS 30
VU21336 WORK WITH DESIGN AND SHAPE IN FAMILIAR AND ROUTINE SITUATIONS 30
VU21355 ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES 30
VU21356 ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES 30
VU21358 ENGAGE IN A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY 30
VU21359 CREATE A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES 30
VU21360 CREATE A RANGE OF TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES 30
VU21362 CREATE A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY 30
VU21364 INVESTIGATE NUMERICAL AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION IN A RANGE OF CONTEXTS 50
WRS021 WORK RELATED SKILLS INTERMEDIATE UNIT 1 100

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.