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available full time / part time
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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.
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.
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.
"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."
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The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|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|
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic
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Our Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic (SLAM) team run the fun stuff on campus: things like movie nights, bake sales, cook-offs, career expos, spring markets, and much more.Student Life at Melbourne Polytechnic
Melbourne Polytechnic has a large range of specialist training facilities in health and community, construction, hospitality, education and more.Specialist Training Facilities
One of the most common misconceptions about scholarships is that you have to be 'top in your class' to apply. Melbourne Polytechnic scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria such as merit, your area of study and personal circumstances.Scholarships
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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.
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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.
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