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.
Basic literacy and numeracy skills needed for you to go onto further education, training or employment.
We offer a flexible VCAL Koorie program at Epping campus, with:
- Wellness and cultural focus
- New Tech School facilities
- Projects working with Elders
- Personal Development Skills Foundation VCAL unit
- Literacy and numeracy units
The program is delivered over three days a week and is supported by Melbourne Polytechnic Koorie Services staff during all of the sessions.
Semester enrolment to complete VCAL. Reenrolment into second semester units is required or pathway into other training to complete VCAL certificate.
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 Course Advisor
Modes of Delivery
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. 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 annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment Methodswritten, observation checklists, portfolio
MaterialsUSB, Pen, notebook (stationery items)
Entrance RequirementsNon completion Year 10
Pathways to further studyYou can continue on to an Intermediate VCAL course or Certificate I or Certificate II courses.
Career PathwaysYou will have access to a Student Pathways Advisors (SPA) who will work with you one-on-one to help you reach your education goals and to advise you on future pathways.
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.
|ICTICT101||OPERATE A PERSONAL COMPUTER||30|
|LIT012||LITERACY SKILLS FOUNDATION ORAL COMMUNICATION||100|
|PDS011||PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS FOUNDATION UNIT 1||100|
|VU21666||PARTICIPATE IN JOB SEEKING ACTIVITIES||50|
|VU22384||DEVELOP AND DOCUMENT A LEARNING PLAN AND PORTFOLIO||20|
|VU22386||ENGAGE WITH TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES||25|
|VU22388||ENGAGE WITH TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES||25|
|VU22391||CREATE TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES||25|
|VU22393||CREATE TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORKPLACE||25|
|VU22395||WORK WITH A RANGE OF NUMBERS AND MONEY IN FAMILIAR AND ROUTINE SITUATIONS||30|
|VU22396||WORK WITH AND INTERPRET DIRECTIONS IN FAMILIAR AND ROUTINE SITUATIONS||30|
|VU22399||WORK WITH DESIGN AND SHAPE IN FAMILIAR AND SHAPE IN FAMILIAR AND ROUTINE SITUATIONS||30|
|WRS011||WORK RELATED SKILLS FOUNDATION UNIT 1||100|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.