VCAL increases pathways for young people into training and work
VCAL provides students with practical,work-related skills
VCAL programs are designed to meet the aspirations of students
VCAL is delivered as a full certificate to Years 11 and 12 Victorian students. It is available at three certificate levels Foundation, Intermediate and Senior to match individual student learning capabilities.
Literacy & Numeracy Skills
VCAL students study literacy and numeracy subjects such as VCAL or VCE English and Mathematics or other fully accredited studies like the Certificate in General Education (Adult), in their VCAL program.
Industry Specific Skills
VCAL students undertake VET in all programs above VCAL Foundation level. Students have the flexibility to either complete a single VET certificate or to complete modules and units from a variety of certificates, thus gaining experience in a range of vocational areas.
Work Related Skills
In order to develop workforce skills, VCAL students have the choice of undertaking either a structured workplace learning placement or school-based new apprenticeship where they demonstrate that certain learning outcomes have been achieved. VCAL students may also undertake pre-vocational courses such as First Aid or appropriate VCE or VCE VET subjects such as Industry and Enterprise.
Personal Development Skills
The VCAL Personal Development Skills strand develops communication skills, teamwork, self-confidence, self-esteem, respect for others and builds connections with local communities. As part of their learning program, VCAL students undertake studies and/or specially-designed community programs organised in partnership with community-based organisations.