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.
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.
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).
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.
DepartmentBridging and Prep
- 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 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
MaterialsA materials fee applies. Students need to supply basic stationery requirements and some equipment may need to be purchased for industry specific modules.
- 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 studyOn completion, students may go onto further study, pre-apprenticeships or employment.
Career PathwaysStudents who successfully complete the course will be eligible to apply for a range of vocational training courses, pre-apprenticeships, traineeships or employment.
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.
|BSBINN201||Contribute to workplace innovation||35|
|BSBWHS201||Contribute to health and safety of self and others||20|
|BSBWOR202||Organise and complete daily work activities||20|
|BSBWOR203||WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH OTHERS||15|
|LIT022||LITERACY SKILLS INTERMEDIATE ORAL COMMUNICATION||100|
|NUM011||NUMERACY SKILLS FOUNDATION||100|
|NUM021||NUMERACY SKILLS INTERMEDIATE||100|
|PDS022||PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS INTERMEDIATE UNIT 2||100|
|VU21358||ENGAGE IN A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY||30|
|VU21360||CREATE A RANGE OF TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES||30|
|VU21362||CREATE A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY||30|
|WRS021||WORK RELATED SKILLS INTERMEDIATE UNIT 1||100|
|WRS022||WORK RELATED SKILLS INTERMEDIATE 2||100|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.