VPC0000001 Victorian Pathways Certificate

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


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

Classroom - Training will be delivered on site at SuniTAFE.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review (ACER Assessment) to help confirm the course is suitable. 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) 100 $40.00
LIT042 Literacy (VPC) 100 $40.00
LIT043 Literacy (VPC) 100 $40.00
LIT044 Literacy (VPC) Unit 4 100 $40.00
NUM041 Numeracy (VPC) 100 $40.00
NUM042 Numeracy (VPC) 100 $40.00
PDS041 Personal Development Skills (VPC) 100 $50.00
PDS042 Personal Development Skills (VPC) 100 $0.00
WRS041 Work Related Skills (VPC) 100 $40.00
WRS042 Work Related Skills (VPC) Unit 2 100 $40.00
WRS043 Work Related Skills (VPC) 100 $0.00
WRS044 Work Related Skills (VPC) 100 $0.00
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 $32.50
AURAFA103 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20 $26.00
AURAFA104 Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace 20 $26.00
AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20 $26.00
AURETK003 Operate electrical test equipment 40 $52.00
AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuits 20 $26.00
AURETR103 Identify automotive electrical systems and components 25 $32.50
AURETR115 Inspect, test and service batteries 10 $15.00
AURLTA101 Identify automotive mechanical systems and components 25 $32.50
AURTTA105 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives 10 $15.00
AURTTA127 Carry out basic vehicle servicing operations 40 $52.00
AURTTE007 Dismantle and assemble single cylinder four-stroke petrol engines 40 $52.00
AURTTE008 Dismantle and assemble multi-cylinder four-stroke petrol engines 40 $52.00
AURTTJ003 Remove and replace wheel and tyre assemblies 10 $15.00
AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20 $26.00
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately 60 $40.00
BSBPEF202 Plan and apply time management 20 $30.00
BSBPEF301 Organise personal work priorities 30 $35.00
BSBPEF403 Lead personal development 40 $0.00
BSBWHS211 Contribute to the health and safety of self and others 20 $30.00
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others 15 $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
CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs 60 $35.00
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern 20 $35.00
CHCCCS026 Transport individuals 20 $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 $0.00
CHCDIV002 Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety 25 $35.00
CHCECE030 Support inclusion and diversity 63 $0.00
CHCECE034 Use an approved learning framework to guide practice 80 $0.00
CHCECE037 Support children to connect with the natural environment 50 $0.00
CHCECE055 Meet legal and ethical obligations in children's education and care 60 $0.00
CHCECE056 Work effectively in children's education and care 65 $0.00
CPCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry 6 $19.50
CUAACD311 Produce drawings to communicate ideas 90 $20.00
CUACER201 Develop ceramic skills 50 $100.00
CUADES201 Follow a design process 50 $5.00
CUADES301 Explore the use of colour 50 $5.00
CUADES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms 60 $5.00
CUADES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms 60 $5.00
CUADES304 Source and apply design industry knowledge 20 $5.00
CUADIG304 Create visual design components 30 $5.00
CUAPPR311 Produce creative work 45 $5.00
CUAPPR314 Participate in collaborative creative projects 50 $5.00
CUAPRI211 Develop printmaking skills 50 $25.00
CUASCU211 Develop sculptural skills 50 $25.00
CUAWHS312 Apply work health and safety practices 30 $5.00
FSKLRG011 Use routine strategies for work-related learning 10 $15.00
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems 70 $35.00
HLTAID010 Provide basic emergency life support 12 $15.00
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 $0.00
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care 25 $35.00
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment 25 $35.00
SHBBBOS007 Apply cosmetic tanning products 20 $80.00
SHBBCCS005 Advise on beauty products and services 30 $65.00
SHBBFAS004 Provide lash and brow services 30 $250.00
SHBBHRS010 Provide waxing services 100 $200.00
SHBBINF002 Maintain infection control standards 75 $55.00
SHBBMUP009 Design and apply make-up 45 $250.00
SHBBMUP010 Design and apply make-up for photography 30 $250.00
SHBBNLS007 Provide manicure and pedicare services 60 $180.00
SHBBNLS011 Use electric file equipment for nail services 30 $55.00
SHBBRES003 Research and apply beauty industry information 20 $65.00
SHBXCCS005 Maintain health and wellbeing in a personal services setting 40 $35.00
SHBXCCS007 Conduct salon financial transactions 25 $35.00
SHBXCCS008 Provide salon services to clients 30 $35.00
SHBXCCS009 Greet and prepare clients for salon services 10 $35.00
SHBXIND003 Comply with organisational requirements within a personal services environment 45 $35.00
SHBXWHS003 Apply safe hygiene, health and work practices 40 $35.00
SIRXOSM002 Maintain ethical and professional standards when using social media and online platforms 50 $35.00
SIRXSLS001 Sell to the retail customer 20 $65.00
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment 25 $95.00
SITHCCC002 Prepare and present simple dishes 25 $30.00
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery 45 $140.00
SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads 25 $105.00
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment 13 $30.00
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety 15 $45.00
SITXFSA005 Use hygienic practices for food safety 15 $20.00
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices 12 $30.00
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 $1,695
Concession $431
Self-Funded $2,959

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
2024 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom, Full Year, Monday - Friday, 9.00AM to 3.00PM