VCALSEN001 VCAL Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Senior)

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. This could lead to employment as an Apprentice in the Electrotechnology or Automotive fields.


VCAL Senior will pathway into a number of VET Qualifications or further study. This qualification will equip you with the basic knowledge to proceed into further education in this area.

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

ach 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
LIT031 Literacy Skills Reading and Writing (Senior) 100 $30.00
LIT032 Literacy Skills Oral Communication (Senior) 100 $30.00
NUM031 Numeracy Skills Unit 1 (Senior) 100 $30.00
NUM033 Numeracy Skills Unit 2 (Senior) 100 $30.00
PDS031 Personal Development Skills Unit 1 (Senior) 100 $50.00
PDS032 Personal Development Skills Unit 2 (Senior) 100 $50.00
WRS031 Work Related Skills Unit 1 (Senior) 100 $30.00
WRS032 Work Related Skills Unit 2 (Senior) 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
VU22415 Engage with a range of complex texts for employment purposes 30 $15.00
VU22434 Evaluate pathway options, design a learning plan and compile a portfolio 60 $30.00
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 $2,779
Concession $801
RPL Government Subsidised $2,472
RPL Concession $494
RPL Self-funded $3,296
Self-Funded $3,603

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 - 2.45PM