VCALINT001 VCAL Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Intermediate)

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 Intermediate will pathway into VCAL Senior.

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 if the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's language, literacy and numeracy skills and knowledge and whether the course will help the students achieve their learning and/or employment goals. Students are required to complete the ACER assessment at SuniTAFE under supervision plus attend an interview to gauge their suitability for VCAL.

Expected Time to Complete

1 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
LIT021 Literacy Skills Reading and Writing (Intermediate) 100 $30.00
LIT022 Literacy Skills Oral Communication (Intermediate) 100 $30.00
NUM021 Numeracy Skills Unit 1 (Intermediate) 100 $30.00
NUM022 Numeracy Skills Unit 2 (Intermediate) 100 $30.00
PDS021 Personal Development Skills Unit 1 (Intermediate) 100 $50.00
PDS022 Personal Development Skills Unit 2 (Intermediate) 100 $50.00
WRS021 Work Related Skills Unit 1 (Intermediate) 100 $30.00
WRS022 Work Related Skills Unit 2 (Intermediate) 100 $30.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCFAU201 Recognise fauna 40 $20.00
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment 20 $30.00
AHCNAR201 Carry out natural area restoration works 40 $30.00
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry 6 $16.50
CUAPAI201 Develop painting skills 50 $100.00
CUAPRI201 Develop printmaking skills 50 $115.00
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18 $35.00
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety 15 $35.00
VU22412 Implement and review a project 30 $15.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Portfolio
  • Role play/Simulation
  • Written task
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 $3,204
Concession $897
RPL Government Subsidised $1,743
RPL Self-funded $2,615
Self-Funded $4,076

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
2021 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Monday to Friday, 9.00AM to 2.30PM