Our 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
You will have access to a Student Pathways Advisor (SPA) who works one-on-one to help you reach your education goals and to provide advice on future pathways. You also have the opportunity to participate in a work experience program during the year. Careers counselling is an integral part of the program.
Learn from the best
Our VCAL Carpentry provides supported training in any necessary literacy, numeracy and communication areas, to get you ready for employment.
You will 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, you 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).
For further information on our VCAL Carpentry (Foundation stream), please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.
Fees for 2017
The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
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.
MaterialsYou will be required to bring a USB with enough space to save your work, stationery and writing materials and work clothing. Tuition fees also apply.
- while there are no formal pre-requisite entry requirements for this course, you must be at least 16 years old and have not completed Year 12
- we look forward to welcoming you into the VCAL program at Melbourne Polytechnic
Pathways to further studyOn completion of this program, you may go onto further vocational training or pre-apprenticeships
Career PathwaysOnce you successfully complete the course, you 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.
|PDS011||PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS FOUNDATION UNIT 1||100|
|VU20955||WORKPLACE SAFETY AND SITE INDUCTION||34|
|VU20971||CARPENTRY HAND TOOLS||80|
|VU21325||ENGAGE WITH TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES||25|
|VU21327||ENGAGE WITH TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES||25|
|VU21329||CREATE TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES||25|
|VU21331||CREATE TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORKPLACE||25|
|VU21333||WORK WITH A RANGE OF NUMBERS AND MONEY IN FAMILIAR AND ROUTINE SITUATIONS||30|
|VU21335||WORK WITH MEASUREMENT IN FAMILIAR AND ROUTINE SITUATIONS||30|
|VU21336||WORK WITH DESIGN AND SHAPE IN FAMILIAR AND ROUTINE SITUATIONS||30|
|VU21363||INVESTIGATE AND INTERPRET SHAPES AND MEASUREMENTS AND RELATED FORMULAE IN A RANGE OF CONTEXTS||50|
|VU21365||INVESTIGATE & USE SIMPLE MATHEMATICAL FORMULAE & PROBLEM SOLVING TECHNIQUES IN A RANGE OF CONTEXTS||50|
|WRS011||WORK RELATED SKILLS FOUNDATION UNIT 1||100|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.