VPC0000001 Victorian Pathways Certificate

Award Course


The VPC (Victorian Pathways Certificate) is designed for students in Years 11 and 12 who would benefit from a more individualised program at a more accessible level than a senior secondary certificate. The VPC is designed to engage students through applied learning and provides flexibility to meet an individual's learning needs. The VPC aims to build the skills, knowledge, values and capabilities that enable students to make informed choices about pathways into further education, training and/or employment. Through participation in the VPC students will gain the necessary foundation skills to allow them to make a successful post-schooling transition.


The VPC is designed to develop and extend pathways for young people, while providing flexibility for different cohorts. On completion of the VPC students will be able to make informed choices about future employment or education pathways. Meaningful pathways are created by linking student aspirations and future employment goals to the choice of accredited curriculum, as well as connecting VPC learning programs to work and industry experiences and active participation in the community. Including VET in VPC learning programs helps connect students with broader options for work, further education and active community participation. Possible future pathways for VPC students include: completion of VCE or VCE Vocational Major, apprenticeships and traineeships, VET courses, employment.


The purpose of the VPC is to: equip students with the skills, knowledge, values and capabilities to be active and informed citizens, lifelong learners and confident and creative individuals, empower students to make informed decisions about the next stages of their lives through authentic workplace experiences, providing them with the best opportunity to achieve their personal goals and aspirations in a rapidly changing world.

Course Delivery

The VPC is a 12 to 18 month program which can be customised to suit the individual student's needs.

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 the VPC.

Expected Time to Complete

1 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
LIT041 Literacy (VPC) Unit 1 100 $40.00
LIT042 Literacy (VPC) Unit 2 100 $40.00
LIT043 Literacy (VPC) Unit 3 100 $40.00
LIT044 Literacy (VPC) Unit 4 100 $40.00
NUM041 Numeracy Skills (VPC) Unit 1 100 $40.00
NUM042 Numeracy Skills (VPC) Unit 2 100 $40.00
PDS041 Personal Development Skills (VPC) Unit 1 100 $50.00
PDS042 Personal Development Skills (VPC) Unit 2 100 $0.00
WRS041 Work Related Skills (VPC) Unit 1 100 $40.00
WRS042 Work Related Skills (VPC) Unit 2 100 $40.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCPGD207 Plant trees and shrubs 20 $30.00
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 25 $31.25
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20 $25.00
AURAFA104 Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace 20 $25.00
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20 $25.00
AURETK003 Operate electrical test equipment 40 $50.00
AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuits 20 $25.00
AURETR103 Identify automotive electrical systems and components 25 $31.25
AURETR115 Inspect, test and service batteries 10 $15.00
AURLTA101 Identify automotive mechanical systems and components 25 $31.25
AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives 10 $15.00
AURTTA127 Carry out basic vehicle servicing operations 40 $50.00
AURTTE007 Dismantle and assemble single cylinder four-stroke petrol engines 40 $50.00
AURTTE008 Dismantle and assemble multi-cylinder four-stroke petrol engines 40 $50.00
AURTTJ003 Remove and replace wheel and tyre assemblies 10 $15.00
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20 $25.00
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately 60 $40.00
BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities 30 $35.00
BSBWHS211 Contribute to the health and safety of self and others 20 $30.00
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development 30 $35.00
BSBWRT311 Write simple documents 30 $35.00
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement 25 $40.00
CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service 30 $35.00
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support 30 $35.00
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern 20 $35.00
CHCCCS026 Transport individuals 20 $35.00
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services 30 $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
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems 70 $35.00
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid 18 $30.00
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 25 $35.00
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety 20 $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 $1,486
Concession $619
RPL Government Subsidised $3,251
RPL Concession $650
RPL Self-funded $4,334
Self-Funded $2,518

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