The VCAL Intermediate 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.
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 basic literacy and numeracy skills needed for you to go onto further education, training 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.
We have strong connections with community agencies which supports our personal development projects.
You will be qualified to go on to further VCAL programs (Senior), Cert II, Cert III courses or employment.
Structured Workplace Learning is part of Work Related Skills 2
Written tasks, observation checklists, portfolio
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).
DepartmentBridging and Prep
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 annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsWritten tasks, teacher observation checklists
MaterialsStationery items to be purchased by student
Entrance RequirementsNon completion Year 11
Pathways to further studyVCAL Senior, Cert II or Cert III 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.
|BSBCMM201||COMMUNICATE IN THE WORKPLACE||40|
|BSBINN201||Contribute to workplace innovation||35|
|BSBITU201||Produce simple word processed documents||60|
|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|
|PDS021||PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS INTERMEDIATE UNIT 1||100|
|PDS022||PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS INTERMEDIATE UNIT 2||100|
|VU21353||RESEARCH PATHWAYS AND PRODUCE A LEARNING PLAN AND PORTFOLIO||20|
|VU21355||ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES||30|
|VU21356||ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES||30|
|VU21357||ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES||30|
|VU21358||ENGAGE IN A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY||30|
|VU21359||CREATE A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES||30|
|VU21360||CREATE A RANGE OF TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES||30|
|VU21361||CREATE A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORKPLACE||30|
|VU21362||CREATE A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY||30|
|VU21364||INVESTIGATE NUMERICAL AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION IN A RANGE OF CONTEXTS||50|
|WRS021||WORK RELATED SKILLS INTERMEDIATE UNIT 1||100|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.