Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)

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Our VCAL* program might be the right choice.

  • No School uniform, study in an adult learning environment
  • Help when you need it with one on one support
  • Don’t get lost in the crowd we have small class sizes

Complete your senior secondary qualification in our 35 term week^ project based learning program. The Centre is a child safe organisation that has smaller class sizes than other providers in an adult education environment. The Centre caters for a wide range of learners and abilities. The program is open to youth and adults seeking to complete a senior secondary qualification. VCAL consists of 5 core curriculum areas which ensure our learners are work ready when they complete their program.

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Delivery locations

  • Wangaratta Campus, 17 Chisholm Street
    – Classes in Wangaratta will be held on Monday –  Thursdays, 9.00am till 3.00pm
    – Enrolments all year
VCAL school adult learning at Wangaratta

Our VCAL program is open to anyone who would like to finish school.

Reading and Writing texts and documents for personal, practical, research and knowledge and public issues. Literacy skills also include Speaking and listening to improve interpersonal and presentation skills.

Numeracy skills for design, measurement, time, money, location, data and concepts which related to the real world application of skills.

Work Related Skills includes specific industry knowledge, OHS, work related contexts, applications and resumes, practical work skills, team work and much more relating to learners future work aspirations.

Personal Development Skills includes teamwork, project based learning, introduction to a working environment in the classroom, project management and community participation.

Industry area skills courses which include:

  • ICT10115 Certificate I in information Communication Technology
  • BSB20115 Certificate II in Business
  • CHC33015 Certificate III in Individual Support
  • CHC30213 Certificate III in Education Support
  • AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture

or other qualifications available at The Centre.  Courses depend on the level of VCAL enrolment and learner requirements.

VCAL Levels:

  • Foundation – Skills building level with high teacher support
  • Intermediate – learners have a degree of self-directed and facilitated learning with teacher support
  • Senior– curriculum supports projects in the community and enhancing the learning of other learners through project implementation skills building.

Course Dates:

  • Duration: 4.5 days per week for 35 Weeks (excluding school holidays)
  • Cost: See Fees and Charges, includes training materials
  • Start: Rolling enrolments all year

*This course is delivered using Skills First funding
^Additional program weeks can be included for job active learners to meet activity requirements

Contact The Centre for more information on 03 5721 0200 or email us.