VCE0000001 Victorian Certificate of Education

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


The VCE Vocational Major (VM) is a vocational and applied learning program within the VCE designed to be completed over a minimum of two years. The VCE VM will give students greater choice and flexibility to pursue their strengths and interests and develop the skills and capabilities needed to succeed in further education, work and life.


The purpose of the VCE VM is to provide students with the best opportunity to achieve their personal goals and aspirations in a rapidly changing world by: equipping them with the skills, knowledge, values and capabilities to be active and informed citizens, lifelong learners and confident and creative individuals; and empowering them to make informed decisions about the next stages of their lives through real life workplace experiences.


It prepares students to move into apprenticeships, traineeships, further education and training, university (via non-ATAR pathways) or directly into the workforce.

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
LT031 Literacy (VCE VM) Unit 1 100 $40.00
LT032 Literacy (VCE VM) Unit 2 100 $40.00
LT033 Literacy (VCE VM) Unit 3 100 $40.00
LT034 Literacy (VCE VM) Unit 4 100 $40.00
NM031 Numeracy (VCE VM) Unit 1 100 $40.00
NM032 Numeracy (VCE VM) Unit 2 100 $40.00
NM033 Numeracy (VCE VM) Unit 3 100 $40.00
NM034 Numeracy (VCE VM) Unit 4 100 $40.00
PD031 Personal Development Skills (VCE VM) Unit 1 100 $50.00
PD032 Personal Development Skills (VCE VM) Unit 2 100 $50.00
PD033 Personal Development Skills (VCE VM) Unit 3 100 $50.00
PD034 Personal Development Skills (VCE VM) Unit 4 100 $50.00
WR031 Work Related Skills (VCE VM) Unit 1 100 $40.00
WR032 Work Related Skills (VCE VM) Unit 2 100 $40.00
WR033 Work Related Skills (VCE VM) Unit 3 100 $40.00
WR034 Work Related Skills Unit (VCE VM) Unit 4 100 $0.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCPGD207 Plant trees and shrubs 20 $30.00
BSBPEF202 Plan and apply time management 20 $30.00
BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities 30 $35.00
BSBWHS211 Contribute to the health and safety of self and others 20 $30.00
BSBWRT311 Write simple documents 30 $35.00
CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs 60 $35.00
CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework 65 $35.00
CHCCDE004 Implement participation and engagement strategies 85 $35.00
CHCCOM001 Provide first point of contact 35 $35.00
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services 30 $35.00
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40 $35.00
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25 $35.00
CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry 6 $18.75
CUAACD311 Produce drawings to communicate ideas 90 $25.00
CUACER201 Develop ceramic skills 50 $100.00
CUADES201 Follow a design process 50 $25.00
CUADES301 Explore the use of colour 50 $25.00
CUADES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms 60 $25.00
CUADES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms 60 $25.00
CUADES304 Source and apply design industry knowledge 20 $25.00
CUADIG304 Create visual design components 30 $25.00
CUAPPR311 Produce creative work 45 $25.00
CUAPPR314 Participate in collaborative creative projects 50 $25.00
CUAPRI211 Develop printmaking skills 50 $25.00
CUASCU211 Develop sculptural skills 50 $25.00
CUAWHS312 Apply work health and safety practices 30 $25.00
FSKLRG011 Use routine strategies for work-related learning 10 $15.00
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid 18 $30.00
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care 25 $35.00
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment 25 $35.00
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety 15 $45.00
VU22106 Use recipes to prepare food 10 $10.00
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 $5,828
Concession $1,702
RPL Government Subsidised $5,157
RPL Concession $1,031
RPL Self-funded $6,875
Self-Funded $7,546

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
2023 January Mildura Campus Part Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, 9:00AM to 2.45PM