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.
You will be qualified to go on to further VCAL programs, Cert II courses or employment.
DepartmentBridging and Prep
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 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 Methodswritten, observation checklists, portfolio
MaterialsUSB, Pen, notebook (stationery items)
Entrance RequirementsNon completion Year 10
Pathways to further studyVCAL Intermediate, Cert I or Cert 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.
|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|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.