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Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Intermediate)

VCAL Of

Ticket to a Trade Code: VCALINT001

Overview

Campus

Epping, Heidelberg

Duration

available full time / part time

Duration

available full time / part time

Next Intake

Ongoing, January, June, December, Midyear

Next Intake

February

Kickstart your career in a trade

If you’re interested in being a tradie, but you’re not sure which trade is the right one, the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Ticket to a Trade (Intermediate) is the path for you! This six-month course will give you the opportunity to try a variety of trades and take control of your career. With construction trades making up the majority of industries with massive skill shortages in Australia, there’s never been a better time to try a trade and get qualified.

Feel supported while you study

Melbourne Polytechnic’s VCAL Ticket to a Trade (Intermediate) course is a unique offering for young people who have not finished Year 12, but want to move into further study and qualified employment. Learn in an environment that’s not like high school. You’ll improve your literacy, numeracy, personal and work skills and take taster classes in the building and construction trades. Careers counselling is central to this course. You’ll have friendly and approachable teachers that are experts at working with young people supporting you while you study. As you try different trades, our Student Pathways Advisors will help you decide which trade you might like to do in the future.

Get qualified for your future

This course is pre-vocational, 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 with a VCAL at Intermediate level, which means you’ll have a nationally recognised senior school certificate and a clear pathway to your future career.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

This course is pre-vocational, which means it will teach you the skills to make informed choices about your pathway for either further study or future employment.

Pathways

VCAL Senior, Certificate II or Certificate III courses

Akolda Bil

"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

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.

Units of Study
Code Subject Elective Hours
BSBWOR202 ORGANISE AND COMPLETE DAILY WORK ACTIVITIES Core 20
BSBWOR203 WORK EFFECTIVELY WITH OTHERS Core 15
PDS021 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS INTERMEDIATE UNIT 1 Core 100
VU21356 ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES Core 30
VU21359 CREATE A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES Core 30
NUM021 NUMERACY SKILLS INTERMEDIATE Core 100
VU21353 RESEARCH PATHWAYS AND PRODUCE A LEARNING PLAN AND PORTFOLIO Core 20
VU21355 ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES Core 30
VU21361 CREATE A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE WORKPLACE Core 30
VU21362 CREATE A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY Core 30
VU21360 CREATE A RANGE OF TEXTS FOR LEARNING PURPOSES Core 30
WRS022 WORK RELATED SKILLS INTERMEDIATE 2 Core 100
VU21357 ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES Core 30
NUM011 NUMERACY SKILLS FOUNDATION Core 100
VU21364 INVESTIGATE NUMERICAL AND STATISTICAL INFORMATION IN A RANGE OF CONTEXTS Core 50
PDS022 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS INTERMEDIATE UNIT 2 Core 100
BSBCMM201 COMMUNICATE IN THE WORKPLACE Core 40
BSBINN201 CONTRIBUTE TO WORKPLACE INNOVATION Core 35
BSBWHS201 CONTRIBUTE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY OF SELF AND OTHERS Core 20
WRS021 WORK RELATED SKILLS INTERMEDIATE UNIT 1 Core 100
LIT022 LITERACY SKILLS INTERMEDIATE ORAL COMMUNICATION Core 100
VU21358 ENGAGE IN A RANGE OF COMPLEX TEXTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY Core 30
BSBITU201 PRODUCE SIMPLE WORD PROCESSED DOCUMENTS Core 60

Fees & Costs

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 1 November 2019. 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.

Tuition Fees
$1550.00 - $8550.00
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

Stationery items to be purchased by student
Materials Costs
$50.00
$
Estimated
Material Costs are only estimated.

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.

Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites for this course

Next Steps

We're excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and support you on your education journey. Your VTAC application must be made on the VTAC website (http://www.vtac.edu.au/) by selecting the the course you are interested in, and choosing Melbourne Polytechnic in your preferences. Please note if you do not intend to apply to any other institution, you may be eligible to apply directly to Melbourne Polytechnic. Please note that VTAC applications open early August and timely applications close late September. A VTAC application fee will apply and if you apply after timely applications, you may be charged with a late fee.