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If you want to get a year 12 certificate and don't want to be in school then The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Senior at Melbourne Polytechnic is the path for you! This full time course will give you the opportunity to complete your year 12. The Senior stream gives you more future options than the Intermediate, including pathways to industry and further education.
Our VCAL Senior 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. 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. Our Student Pathways Advisors will help you decide which pathway you might like to do in the future. At Senior level, the course offers students a higher level of interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently with effective decision-making and leadership skills. VCAL Senior is a year 12 equivalent.
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 from this course with a VCAL at Senior level, which means you’ll have a nationally recognised senior school certificate and a clear pathway to your future career. Senior VCAL graduates may even be able to transfer credits to VCE study qualifications for further study.
"It means 'future' to me. 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.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."
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.
|BSBITU303||DESIGN AND PRODUCE TEXT DOCUMENTS||Core||90|
|LIT032||LITERACY SKILLS SENIOR ORAL COMMUNICATION||Core||100|
|MA101||FOUNDATION MATHS UNIT 1||Core||50|
|PDS031||PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS SENIOR UNIT 1||Core||100|
|VU22435||ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF HIGHLY COMPLEX TEXTS FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES||Core||30|
|VU22437||ENGAGE WITH A RANGE OF HIGHLY COMPLEX TEXTS FOR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES||Core||30|
|VU22439||CREATE A RANGE OF HIGHLY COMPLEX TEXTS FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES||Core||30|
|WRS031||WORK RELATED SKILLS SENIOR UNIT 1||Core||100|
|WRS032||WORK RELATED SKILLS SENIOR UNIT 2||Core||100|
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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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
|Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Tuition fee||$ 1550||$8550|
|Materials fee||$ 50||$50|
|Maximum annual amenities||$ 250||$250|
|Total payable||$ 1850||$8850|
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.
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