Personalised for LOCAL students.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.
Personalised for INTERNATIONAL students.
International student means; you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.

VCAL in Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Intermediate)

Intermediate

Code: VCALINT001

Sorry, this course is not available for international students.

If you are a local student you may be eligible.

Switch to local student

To find a course that's available to international students, please visit the search page:

Go to search page

Overview

Campus

Epping, Heidelberg

Duration

available full time

Next Intake

February, July

Next Intake

February, July

Melbourne Polytechnic’s VCAL Foundation VCALFND001 program is an accredited secondary certificate that includes industry specific training. This program offers an accredited pathway into VCAL Intermediate and a full or partial completion of a VET course.

Melbourne Polytechnic’s VCAL Intermediate VCALINT001 program is a recognised Senior Secondary school completion certificate. This program offers an accredited pathway into VCAL Senior, a recognised Year 12 equivalency, and a full or partial completion of a VET course.

The four-day program includes 3 days of the VCAL program and 1 day per week of industry specific training. 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. The program is integrated which means that your curriculum is student-centered, negotiated, active hands-on learning that better reflects the world of work and further study.

This qualification will prepare you for further study, pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships or employment.

Get qualified for the future

This course includes industry skills training which means it will teach you the skills to make informed choices about your pathway for either further study or future employment. You’ll graduate from this course with a VCAL at intermediate level, and a full or partial vocational certificate, which means you’ll have a nationally recognised senior school certificate and a clear pathway to your future career.

Students will choose industry skills training from one of the courses listed below:

Semester 1

  • Certificate II in Agriculture AHC20116
  • Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance HLT33015 (partial)
  • Certificate II in Animal Studies ACM20117
  • Certificate II in Building and Construction 22338VIC (Carpentry)
  • Certificate II in Building and Construction 22338VIC (Painting and Decorating)
  • Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair UEE20511
  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education CHC30113 (partial)
  • Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Pre-vocational) 22499VIC
  • Certificate II in Horticulture AHC20416
  • Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) 22569VIC

Semester 2

  • Certificate II in Agriculture AHC20116
  • Certificate II in Animal Studies ACM20117
  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education CHC30113 (partial)
  • Certificate II in Horticulture AHC20416

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

This course could take you to further education such as the VCAL Senior program, trade certificates, pre-apprenticeships or it could help you get employment.

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Blended learning
  • Classroom

Assessment Methods

Written tasks, teacher observation checklists

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
LIT021 Literacy Skills Intermediate Reading and Writing Core 100
LIT022 Literacy skills intermediate oral communication Core 100
NUM011 NUMERACY SKILLS FOUNDATION Elective 100
NUM021 NUMERACY SKILLS INTERMEDIATE Elective 100
NUM022 Numeracy Skills Intermediate Unit 2 Core 100
PDS021 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS INTERMEDIATE UNIT 1 Core 100
PDS022 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS INTERMEDIATE UNIT 2 Core 100
WRS021 WORK RELATED SKILLS INTERMEDIATE UNIT 1 Elective 100
WRS022 WORK RELATED SKILLS INTERMEDIATE 2 Elective 100

Attend an Info Session

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $583 $2915 $12465
Materials fee $50 $50 $50
Maximum annual amenities $175 $250 $250
Total payable $808 $3215 $12765
Per year $
Per semester $

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.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.

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 1 November 2021. 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.

Please note:

Fees vary depending on which certificate or partial qualification training you choose. The above fees reflect the most expensive option.

Contact us or apply now for course-specific fee information.

Fees explained

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

Check your eligibility here.

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Check your eligibility here.

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

The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

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

Stationery items to be purchased by student

Course Fees

Fees vary depending on which certificate or partial qualification training you choose. The above fees reflect the most expensive option.

Contact us or apply now for course-specific fee information.

Requirements

  • you must be at least 17 years old and have not completed Year 12
  • applicants will be interviewed

Next Steps

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

For more information about the VCAL Pathway program, register here to attend an online information session.

All prospective students are required to complete an online application form, complete an online Literacy and Numeracy assessment and attend an informal interview. This gives students an opportunity to discuss any additional requirements that may be needed to support them in their studies and ensures students are placed in the most appropriate class.

All future students who have submitted an application will be contacted via email to schedule the interview with VCAL staff.

Students under 17 who have not completed year 10 will be required to get a School Exit Letter from their school or apply for a Regional Exemption Letter and provide this to complete the enrolment.

Recognising Organisations

Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.

You are currently looking at information for local students

Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.