Courses

VCAL Carpentry

Foundation

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.

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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.

Packaging rules

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).

Contact

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.

Local Students

Code

VCALFND001

Campuses

HEIDELBERG

Department

Foundation Studies
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 1 year

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$1350
Ineligible:$6250
Concession:$270
Materials:$150

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Assessment Methods

Assessment 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.

Materials

You 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.

Entrance Requirements

  • 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 study

On completion of this program, you may go onto further vocational training or pre-apprenticeships

Career Pathways

Once you successfully complete the course, you will be eligible to apply for a range of vocational training courses, pre-apprenticeships, traineeships or employment

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
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

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.