Courses

VCAL (Foundation)

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.

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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.

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 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.

Local Students

Code

VCALFND001

Campuses

COMMUNITY LOCATIONS, HEIDELBERG, PRESTON

Department

Bridging and Prep
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 1 year


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 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 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

Materials

A materials fee applies. You will need to supply basic stationery and some equipment may need to be purchased for industry specific modules

Entrance Requirements

  • 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 study

On completion, 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

  • Ongoing
  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

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
ICAICT101A OPERATE A COMPUTER 30
LIT012 LITERACY SKILLS FOUNDATION ORAL COMMUNICATION 100
PDS011 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS FOUNDATION UNIT 1 100
VU20009 PARTICIPATE IN JOB SEEKING ACTIVITIES 50
VU21323 DEVELOP AND DOCUMENT A LEARNING PLAN AND PORTFOLIO 20
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
WRS011 WORK RELATED SKILLS FOUNDATION UNIT 1 100

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.