Year 11 and 12 – VCAL
Student complete the 4 key units (Literacy, Numeracy, Personal Development, Work Related Skills) of VCAL at the College. Students are present on site on Monday, Tuesday and Fridays to complete these units. Wednesday is the work placement day and Thursday is their VET Certificate day in Charlton.
The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is a ‘hands-on’ senior secondary certificate for students in Year 11 and 12. VCAL gives students practical, work-related experience, as well as literacy and numeracy skills, and the opportunity to build personal development skills that are important for both life and work. Entry to the VCAL program at Year 11 is via an application process of written application and interview.
VCAL is accredited at three levels:
- Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Foundation)
- Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Intermediate)
- Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Senior)
The three qualification levels cater for a range of students with different abilities and interests. It also provides for a progression of skills, knowledge and attitudinal development.
The focus is on knowledge and employability skills development, supported by a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy skills and preparatory learning.
Students enrol in a VCAL learning program at the level that matches their skills and abilities.
A typical example may be a student starting at Foundation or Intermediate level in Year 11.