Courses

VCAL (Intermediate)

Achieve your Senior School Certificate with Melbourne Polytechnic. The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Intermediate course provides the 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

Our VCAL (Intermediate) course provides you with supported training in literacy, numeracy and communication skills necessary to get you ready for further study, pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships or employment.

As a Melbourne Polytechnic student, you have access to all our 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 works with you one-on-one to help you reach education goals and to provide advice on future pathways. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a work experience program during the year. Careers counselling will be an integral part of the program.

After an intial meeting, we will tailor the most suitable course and pathway for you.

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 an Intermediate 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 an Intermediate personal development VCAL unit
  • one literacy credit (at Certificate II level)
  • one numeracy credit
  • one industry specific credit
  • one work related skills credit

Curriculum components to the value of six credits at Certificate II level (or above).

Contact

For additional information on our VCAL (Intermediate) course options, or to enrol, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students

Code

VCALINT001

Campuses

COMMUNITY LOCATIONS, HEIDELBERG

Department

Bridging and Prep
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 3 months
- one (1) semester. Full VCAL is two semesters

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

Materials

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

Entrance Requirements

  • you must be at least 16 years old and have not completed Year 12
  • applicants will be interviewed on an ongoing basis and enrolments will be ongoing throughout the year

Pathways to further study

On completion, students may go onto further study, pre-apprenticeships or employment.

Career Pathways

Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible to apply for a range of vocational training courses, pre-apprenticeships, traineeships or employment.

Enrolment Intake

  • 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
BSBCMM201 COMMUNICATE IN THE WORKPLACE 40
BSBITU201 Produce simple word processed documents 60
LIT022 LITERACY SKILLS INTERMEDIATE ORAL COMMUNICATION 100
VU21355 ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES 30
VU21359 CREATE A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES 30
VU21361 CREATE A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORKPLACE 30
VU21363 INVESTIGATE AND INTERPRET SHAPES AND MEASUREMENTS AND RELATED FORMULAE IN A RANGE OF CONTEXTS 50
VU21364 INVESTIGATE NUMERICAL AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION IN A RANGE OF CONTEXTS 50

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.