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VCAL in Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Foundation)

Code: VCALFND001

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Overview

Campus

Epping, Heidelberg

Duration

available full time

Duration

available full time

Next Intake

February, July

Next Intake

February

Melbourne Polytechnic’s VCAL Foundation program offers an accredited pathway into VCAL Intermediate. If you’re still at school, or even if you have left, and if you’re older than 15 years old, this course is a great way to broaden your options for further study or work. You’ll receive supported training in literacy, numeracy and communication skills, work-related experiences and personal development skills. This qualification will prepare you for further study, pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships or employment.

Learn skills for the future

Studying VCAL at Melbourne Polytechnic will take you out of the high school environment and into an adult education environment that will help prepare you for further study and/or employment. You will have access to our libraries and all campus student facilities, in addition to friendly and approachable teachers who are there to help you learn.

The start of your learning journey

VCAL is a pathway to Technical and Further Education (TAFE), university, apprenticeships/traineeships or employment. When you successfully complete your VCAL (Foundation) course, you’ll receive a VCAA accredited VCAL Foundation Certificate and skills that will prepare you for working life, no matter the path you choose.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

You 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.

Pathways

You can continue on to an Intermediate VCAL course or Certificate I or Certificate II courses.

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Blended learning
  • Classroom

Assessment Methods

written, observation checklists, portfolio

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subject Elective Hours
CUADIG202 DEVELOP DIGITAL IMAGING SKILLS Elective 50
CUAPPR201 MAKE CREATIVE WORK Elective 40
LIT012 LITERACY SKILLS FOUNDATION ORAL COMMUNICATION Elective 100
NUM011 VCAL FOUNDATION NUMERACY Elective 100
PDS011 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS FOUNDATION UNIT 1 Core 100
PDS012 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS UNIT 2 Core 100
VU21666 PARTICIPATE IN JOB SEEKING ACTIVITIES Elective 50
VU22384 DEVELOP AND DOCUMENT A LEARNING PLAN AND PORTFOLIO Elective 20
VU22385 PLAN AND UNDERTAKE A PROJECT Elective 30
VU22386 ENGAGE WITH TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES Elective 25
VU22387 ENGAGE WITH TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR LEARNING PURPOSES Elective 25
VU22388 ENGAGE WITH TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES Elective 25
VU22389 ENGAGE WITH TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR LEARNING PURPOSES Elective 25
VU22391 CREATE TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES Elective 25
VU22393 CREATE TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORKPLACE Elective 25
VU22394 CREATE TEXTS OF LIMITED COMPLEXITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY Elective 25
VU22395 WORK WITH A RANGE OF NUMBERS AND MONEY IN FAMILIAR AND ROUTINE SITUATIONS Elective 30
VU22397 WORK WITH MEASUREMENT IN FAMILIAR AND ROUTINE SITUATIONS Elective 30
VU22399 WORK WITH DESIGN AND SHAPE IN FAMILIAR AND ROUTINE SITUATIONS Elective 30
WRS011 WORK RELATED SKILLS FOUNDATION UNIT 1 Elective 100
WRS011 WORK RELATED SKILLS FOUNDATION UNIT 1 Elective 100

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

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Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $310 $ 1550 $8550
Materials fee $50 $ 50 $50
Maximum annual amenities $175 $ 250 $250
Total payable $535 $ 1850 $8850
Per year $0
Per semester $0

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 19 November 2020. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Fees explained

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking 

Additional expenses

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.

Stationery items to be purchased by student.

Scholarships on offer

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Requirements

Non completion Year 10

Next Steps

We're excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and support you on your education journey.

Prospective students are required to complete and return an application form and attend an informal interview to find the best suited class and discuss any additional requirements that may be needed to support studies.

All future students who have submitted an application will be contacted via email to schedule the interview between August and December.

You will need a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Please bring this along to the enrolment session with any other documents and identification outlined to you in the email.

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