Courses

VCAL (Foundation)

VCALFND001

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.

Industry Connections and Resources

We have strong connections with community agencies which supports our personal development projects.

Course Outcomes

You will be qualified to go on to further VCAL programs, Cert II courses or employment.

Local Students

Code

VCALFND001

Campuses

HEIDELBERG

Department

Bridging and Prep
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: available
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 Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees

Eligible:$1400
Ineligible:$7800
Concession:$280
Materials:$50

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

Assessment Methods

written, observation checklists, portfolio

Materials

USB, Pen, notebook (stationery items)

Entrance Requirements

Non completion Year 10

Pathways to further study

VCAL Intermediate, Cert I or Cert II courses

Career Pathways

You 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.

Enrolment Intake

  • Ongoing
  • January
  • February
  • June
  • December

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
BSBCRT101 Apply critical thinking techniques 20
ICTICT101 Operate a personal computer 30
ICTICT103 Use, communicate and search securely on the internet 50
LIT012 LITERACY SKILLS FOUNDATION ORAL COMMUNICATION 100
NUM011 NUMERACY SKILLS FOUNDATION 100
PDS011 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS FOUNDATION UNIT 1 100
PDS012 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS FOUNDATION UNIT 2 100
VU20009 PARTICIPATE IN JOB SEEKING ACTIVITIES 50
VU21323 DEVELOP AND DOCUMENT A LEARNING PLAN AND PORTFOLIO 20
VU21324 PLAN AND UNDERTAKE A PROJECT 30
VU21325 ENGAGE WITH TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES 25
VU21326 ENGAGE WITH TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR LEARNING PURPOSES 25
VU21327 ENGAGE WITH TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES 25
VU21328 ENGAGE WITH TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY 25
VU21329 CREATE TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES 25
VU21330 CREATE TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR LEARNING PURPOSES 25
VU21331 CREATE TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORKPLACE 25
VU21332 CREATE TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY 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
WRS012 WORK RELATED SKILLS FOUNDATION UNIT 2 100

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.