Courses

VCAL Ticket to a Trade

Intermediate

VCALINT001

Do you want to learn a trade, but you don’t know which one? The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Ticket to a Trade is a six month course that will give you the opportunity to try a trade.

Find your future in the trades

This course is for young people who did not finish Year 12, but want to improve their basic literacy, numeracy, personal, and work skills. While you improve these skills, you will also take part in taster classes in building and construction trades. These classes will help you choose your future career.

At the end of this course, you will graduate with a VCAL at Intermediate level. The VCAL is a nationally recognised senior school certificate.

Guidance for your career

This course will give you the opportunity to re-enter education. As you try different trades, our Student Pathways Advisors (SPAs) will help you decide which trade you would like to do in the future.

Careers counselling is a central part of this course. You can feel supported by our friendly and approachable teachers who are experts at working with young people. You will also find support from our strong connections with community agencies.

Course outcomes

This is a pre-vocational course. It will help you to make better choices about your future study or job.

Packaging rules

In order to graduate with an Intermediate VCAL, you must 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 must include:

  • a minimum of two VCAL credits. One must be 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)

Local Students

Code

VCALINT001

Campuses

HEIDELBERG

Department

Bridging and Prep
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: available
Course duration consists of one (1) semester VCAL, and one (1) semester pre-apprenticeship

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees

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 annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Assessment is ongoing and can occur at any time during the program. Methods may include a portfolio of accumulated evidence, teacher observation and/or checklists, evidence gained through projects or program participation, awards from recognised programs, self assessment inventories, and oral and written work

Materials

You will need to supply basic stationery requirements and some equipment may need to be purchased for industry specific modules. You will need to buy work boots and work pants

Entrance Requirements

You must be at least 15 years old and have not completed Year 12. Selection is by interview

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course will enable you to go into VCAL Senior, pre-apprenticeship, apprenticeship, or into a vocational education and training (VET) certificate

Career Pathways

Once you have completed this pre-vocational course of study, you should be able to make more informed choices about your pathway for either further study or employment

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Rolling

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
PDS022 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS INTERMEDIATE UNIT 2 100
VU20955 WORKPLACE SAFETY AND SITE INDUCTION 34
VU20971 CARPENTRY HAND TOOLS 80
VU21353 RESEARCH PATHWAYS AND PRODUCE A LEARNING PLAN AND PORTFOLIO 20
VU21356 ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES 30
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
VU21363 INVESTIGATE AND INTERPRET SHAPES AND MEASUREMENTS AND RELATED FORMULAE IN A RANGE OF CONTEXTS 50
VU21365 INVESTIGATE & USE SIMPLE MATHEMATICAL FORMULAE & PROBLEM SOLVING TECHNIQUES IN A RANGE OF CONTEXTS 50
WRS021 WORK RELATED SKILLS INTERMEDIATE UNIT 1 100

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.