Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning – VCAL
The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is an applied option for Year 11 and 12 students.
VET forms an integral part of the VCAL. VET training is a compulsory requirement for completion of VCAL certificates at Intermediate and Senior level.
The qualification aims to provide the skills, knowledge and attributes to enable students to make informed choices regarding pathways to work and further education. Personal development, the utilisation of a student’s particular interests, and pathways for senior secondary students, in the context of applied learning, are underpinning principles of the VCAL.
The VCAL certificate at each level recognises completion of a senior secondary qualification and primarily prepares students for further studies at the next VCAL level, in Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) and in VET and/or employment.
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|VCE ENGAGEMENT||EAL VCAL|
– Senior VCE
– Senior VCE
|- Physical Education
– Outdoor Education
– Wood Technology
- Food Technology
– Studio Arts
– Business Management
- Work Related Skills
In the VCAL Certificate the word credit has a similar meaning to unit or subject.
For a VCAL Certificate, students must complete:
• 10 credits of accredited VCAL curriculum – A credit equals one VCE or VCE/VET unit, or 100 nominal hours of VET or Further Education delivery.
• a minimum of 2 VCAL units
• at least 1 credit from each strand
• at least 1 credit each of Literacy & Numeracy
In general, students can complete a VCAL certificate in one year, but student’s course planning may allow for longer than this.
There are three award levels of the VCAL certificate;
The certificate selected depends on the overall level of the subjects selected, and is part of the course counselling process.