VCALFND001 VCAL Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Foundation)

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) offers an educational experience that includes applied work skills and industry based learning as well as job relevant literacy and numeracy skills . VCAL, like VCE is an accredited Senior Secondary Certificate that is recognised internationally as a successful completion of secondary education.


VCAL is an accredited Senior Secondary Certificate and assists students to determine their careers.


VCAL Foundation will pathway to VCAL Intermediate.

Course Delivery

VCAL is offered at three levels (Foundation, Intermediate and Senior) every 12 months. The ACER assessment, interview and previous learning determines the level of VCAL suitable for the student. Students should progress through the levels and achieve a VCAL Senior certificate.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review (ACER Assessment) before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals. Students are required to complete the ACER assessment at SuniTAFE under supervision plus an interview to gauge suitability for VCAL.

Expected Time to Complete

1 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
LIT011 Literacy Skills Reading and Writing (Foundation) 100 $30.00
LIT012 Literacy Skills Oral Communication (Foundation) 100 $30.00
NUM011 Numeracy Skills (Foundation) 100 $30.00
PDS011 Personal Development Skills Unit 1 (Foundation) 100 $50.00
PDS012 Personal Development Skills Unit 2 (Foundation) 100 $30.00
WRS011 Work Related Skills Unit 1 (Foundation) 100 $30.00
WRS012 Work Related Skills Unit 2 (Foundation) 100 $30.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCNSY201 Pot up plants 20 $30.00
AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities 30 $30.00
AURETR115 Inspect, test and service batteries 10 $15.00
AURTTJ003 Remove and replace wheel and tyre assemblies 10 $15.00
BSBWRT311 Write simple documents 30 $35.00
CHCVOL001 Be an effective volunteer 25 $35.00
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry 6 $16.50
CUAPPR201 Make simple creative work 40 $20.00
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18 $35.00
SITHCCC002 Prepare and present simple dishes 25 $30.00
SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee 30 $40.00
SITXCCS001 Provide customer information and assistance 20 $20.00
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety 15 $35.00
VU22091 Work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community members 35 $35.00
VU22096 Participate in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander events of significance 20 $35.00
VU22106 Use recipes to prepare food 10 $10.00
VU22385 Plan and undertake a project 30 $15.00
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $979
Concession $401
RPL Government Subsidised $2,166
RPL Concession $433
RPL Self-funded $2,888
Self-Funded $1,701

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.
Intake Campus Course Details
2022 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, 9.00AM to 2.45PM