Achieve your Senior School Certificate with Melbourne Polytechnic. The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Foundation course will give you the basic literacy and numeracy skills needed for you to go onto further education, training or employment.
This course is an Austudy/Abstudy and Centrelink/Department of Human Services approved course for job seekers.
The course has flexible entry points.
Learn skills for the future
The VCAL Foundation program will give you supported training in literacy, numeracy and communication skills, preparing you for further study, pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships or employment.
You will have access to libraries and independent learning services, in addition to passionate, experienced teachers who are there to help you learn.
Guidance for your career
We have strong connections with community agencies and you will have access to a Student Pathways Advisor (SPA) who will work with you one-on-one to help you reach your education goals and to advise you on future pathways.
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 Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) program, Foundation stream, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send us an email.
DepartmentBridging and Prep
Class Schedule: *
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
Modes of DeliveryClassroom
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
Assessment MethodsAssessment is on going 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
MaterialsA materials fee applies. You will need to supply basic stationery and some equipment may need to be purchased for industry specific modules
- you must be at least 15 years old, and have not completed Year 12
- applicants are interviewed on an ongoing basis
- enrolments are ongoing throughout each year
Pathways to further studyOn completion, 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.
|BSBCRT101||Apply critical thinking techniques||20|
|ICTICT103||Use, communicate and search securely on the internet||50|
|LIT012||LITERACY SKILLS FOUNDATION ORAL COMMUNICATION||100|
|NUM011||NUMERACY SKILLS FOUNDATION||100|
|PDS012||PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS FOUNDATION UNIT 2||100|
|VU21324||PLAN AND UNDERTAKE A PROJECT||30|
|VU21326||ENGAGE WITH TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR LEARNING PURPOSES||25|
|VU21328||ENGAGE WITH TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY||25|
|VU21330||CREATE TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR LEARNING PURPOSES||25|
|VU21332||CREATE TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY||25|
|VU21335||WORK WITH MEASUREMENT IN FAMILIAR AND ROUTINE SITUATIONS||30|
|WRS011||WORK RELATED SKILLS FOUNDATION UNIT 1||100|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.