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Our Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Senior program is a recognised Senior Secondary school completion certificate with Year 12 equivalency. This program offers students an opportunity to complete their Year 12, and a full or partial completion of a VET course, in an adult learning environment.
The four-day program includes 3 days of the VCAL program and 1 day per week of industry specific training. 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, apprenticeships or employment.
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 Senior 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:
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
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|LIT031||Literacy skills senior reading and writing||Core||100|
|LIT032||Literacy skills senior oral communication||Elective||100|
|MA101||Foundation maths unit 1||Elective||50|
|MA102||Foundation maths unit 2||Elective||50|
|PDS031||Personal development skills senior unit 1||Core||100|
|PDS032||Personal development skills senior unit 2||Core||100|
|WRS031||Work related skills senior unit 1||Elective||100|
|WRS032||Work related skills senior unit 2||Elective||100|
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|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$175||$250||$250|
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.
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:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
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:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
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.
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.
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Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.