VCAL Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Foundation)

VCALFND001
Mildura Nationally_Recognised_Training2
Our unique VCAL courses offer a pathway from the world of school to the world of work. VCAL Foundation, VCAL Intermediate and VCAL Senior is equivalent to senior secondary years 10, 11 and 12.

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VCAL Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Foundation) (VCALFND001)

Destination Careers

VCAL is an accredited Senior Secondary Certificate and assists students to determine their careers.

Further Study

VCAL Foundation will pathway to VCAL Intermediate.

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 Year

Details
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.
Where & When
Mildura: January
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.
Units, Fees & Study Options

Select Funding Option:

  • Mildura Campus (starting January)1 Year, Classroom Based, Full Time
    • Government Subsidised
    • Concession
    • Skills Recognition Govt Subsidised
    • Skills Recognition Concession
    • Skills Recognition Self-funded
    • Self-Funded
  • Mildura Campus (starting January)1 Year, Classroom Based, Full Time
    • Government Subsidised
    • Concession
    • Skills Recognition Govt Subsidised
    • Skills Recognition Concession
    • Skills Recognition Self-funded
    • Self-Funded

 

Compulsory Units

Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material
PDS012 Personal development skills unit 2 (foundation) 100.00 $330.00 $30.00 $66.00 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $200.00   Please enquire $300.00   $430.00 $30.00
WRS012 Work related skills unit 2 (foundation) 100.00 $330.00 $30.00 $66.00 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $200.00   Please enquire $300.00   $430.00 $30.00
LIT011 Literacy Skills Foundation Reading and Writing 100.00 $330.00 $30.00 $66.00 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $200.00   Please enquire $300.00   $430.00 $30.00
LIT012 Literacy Skills Foundation Oral Communication 100.00 $330.00 $30.00 $66.00 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $200.00   Please enquire $300.00   $430.00 $30.00
WRS011 Work related skills unit 1 (foundation) 100.00 $330.00 $30.00 $66.00 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $200.00   Please enquire $300.00   $430.00 $30.00
NUM011 Numeracy Skills Foundation 100.00 $330.00 $30.00 $66.00 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $200.00   Please enquire $300.00   $430.00 $30.00
PDS011 Personal development skills unit 1 (foundation) 100.00 $330.00 $50.00 $66.00 $50.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $200.00   Please enquire $300.00   $430.00 $50.00
Totals                                        

Electives

Requirement This Group of Electives
Electives
Code Unit Name Hours Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material
SIRXWHS002 Contribute to workplace health and safety 20.00 $66.00 $20.00 $13.20 $20.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $40.00   Please enquire $60.00   $86.00 $20.00
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 25.00 $82.50 $27.50 $16.50 $27.50 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $50.00   Please enquire $75.00   $107.50 $27.50
AURETR003 Identify automotive electrical systems and components 25.00 $82.50 $27.50 $16.50 $27.50 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $50.00   Please enquire $75.00   $107.50 $27.50
AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20.00 $66.00 $22.00 $13.20 $22.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $40.00   Please enquire $60.00   $86.00 $22.00
SIRXRSK001 Identify and respond to security risks 30.00 $99.00 $20.00 $19.80 $20.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $60.00   Please enquire $90.00   $129.00 $20.00
AURTTE008 Dismantle and assemble multi-cylinder four-stroke petrol engines 40.00 $132.00 $44.00 $26.40 $44.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $80.00   Please enquire $120.00   $172.00 $44.00
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20.00 $66.00 $22.00 $13.20 $22.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $40.00   Please enquire $60.00   $86.00 $22.00
SIRRFSA001 Handle food safely in a retail environment 40.00 $132.00 $20.00 $26.40 $20.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $80.00   Please enquire $120.00   $172.00 $20.00
SITHFAB004 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages 20.00 $66.00 $20.00 $13.20 $20.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $40.00   Please enquire $60.00   $86.00 $20.00
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20.00 $66.00 $22.00 $13.20 $22.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $40.00   Please enquire $60.00   $86.00 $22.00
AURTTE007 Dismantle and assemble single cylinder four-stroke petrol engines 40.00 $132.00 $44.00 $26.40 $44.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $80.00   Please enquire $120.00   $172.00 $44.00
AURTTA027 Carry out basic vehicle servicing operations 40.00 $132.00 $44.00 $26.40 $44.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $80.00   Please enquire $120.00   $172.00 $44.00
AURTTJ003 Remove and replace wheel and tyre assemblies 10.00 $33.00 $15.00 $6.60 $15.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $20.00   Please enquire $30.00   $43.00 $15.00
VU20963 Safe handling and use of plant and selected portable power tools 16.00 $52.80 $15.00 $10.56 $15.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $32.00   Please enquire $48.00   $68.80 $15.00
SITHFAB003 Operate a bar 35.00 $115.50 $35.00 $23.10 $35.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $70.00   Please enquire $105.00   $150.50 $35.00
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol 10.00 $33.00 $15.00 $6.60 $15.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $20.00   Please enquire $30.00   $43.00 $15.00
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety 15.00 $49.50 $35.00 $9.90 $35.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $30.00   Please enquire $45.00   $64.50 $35.00
AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuits 20.00 $66.00 $22.00 $13.20 $22.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $40.00   Please enquire $60.00   $86.00 $22.00
SIRXSLS002 Follow point-of-sale procedures 30.00 $99.00 $20.00 $19.80 $20.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $60.00   Please enquire $90.00   $129.00 $20.00
AURETR015 Inspect, test and service batteries 10.00 $33.00 $15.00 $6.60 $15.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $20.00   Please enquire $30.00   $43.00 $15.00
SIRRMER001 Produce visual merchandise displays 35.00 $115.50 $20.00 $23.10 $20.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $70.00   Please enquire $105.00   $150.50 $20.00
SIRXCEG001 Engage the customer 30.00 $99.00 $20.00 $19.80 $20.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $60.00   Please enquire $90.00   $129.00 $20.00
FSKOCM07 Interact effectively with others at work 10.00 $33.00 $10.00 $6.60 $10.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $20.00   Please enquire $30.00   $43.00 $10.00
AURTTA005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives 10.00 $33.00 $15.00 $6.60 $15.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $20.00   Please enquire $30.00   $43.00 $15.00
AURLTA001 Identify automotive mechanical systems and components 25.00 $82.50 $27.50 $16.50 $27.50 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $50.00   Please enquire $75.00   $107.50 $27.50
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18.00 $59.40 $25.00 $11.88 $25.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $36.00   Please enquire $54.00   $77.40 $25.00
SITHFAB001 Clean and tidy bar areas 15.00 $49.50 $35.00 $9.90 $35.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $30.00   Please enquire $45.00   $64.50 $35.00
SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock 35.00 $115.50 $40.00 $23.10 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $70.00   Please enquire $105.00   $150.50 $40.00
SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee 30.00 $99.00 $20.00 $19.80 $20.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $60.00   Please enquire $90.00   $129.00 $20.00
SIRXCOM001 Communicate in the workplace to support team and customer outcomes 40.00 $132.00 $20.00 $26.40 $20.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $80.00   Please enquire $120.00   $172.00 $20.00
SIRXIND001 Work effectively in a service environment 45.00 $148.50 $20.00 $29.70 $20.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $90.00   Please enquire $135.00   $193.50 $20.00
AURAFA004 Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace 20.00 $66.00 $22.00 $13.20 $22.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $40.00   Please enquire $60.00   $86.00 $22.00
CHCVOL001 Be an effective volunteer 25.00 $82.50 $40.00 $16.50 $40.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $50.00   Please enquire $75.00   $107.50 $40.00
BSBWOR204 Use business technology 20.00 $66.00 $25.00 $13.20 $25.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $40.00   Please enquire $60.00   $86.00 $25.00
SIRXPDK001 Advise on products and services 30.00 $99.00 $20.00 $19.80 $20.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $60.00   Please enquire $90.00   $129.00 $20.00
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry 6.00 $19.80 $15.00 $3.96 $15.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $12.00   Please enquire $18.00   $25.80 $15.00
SIRXIND003 Work effectively in a service environment 20.00 $66.00 $20.00 $13.20 $20.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $40.00   Please enquire $60.00   $86.00 $20.00
AURETK003 Operate electrical test equipment 40.00 $132.00 $44.00 $26.40 $44.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $80.00   Please enquire $120.00   $172.00 $44.00
Requirement This Group of Electives
Electives
Code Unit Name Hours Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20.00 $66.00 $30.00 $13.20 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $40.00   Please enquire $60.00   $86.00 $30.00
AHCNSY201 Pot up plants 20.00 $66.00 $30.00 $13.20 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $40.00   Please enquire $60.00   $86.00 $30.00
ICTICT103 Use, communicate and search securely on the internet 50.00 $165.00 $35.00 $33.00 $35.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $100.00   Please enquire $150.00   $215.00 $35.00
AHCNSY202 Care for nursery plants 30.00 $99.00 $30.00 $19.80 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $60.00   Please enquire $90.00   $129.00 $30.00
AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities 30.00 $99.00 $30.00 $19.80 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $60.00   Please enquire $90.00   $129.00 $30.00
CUAATS302 Produce work that expresses own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity 100.00 $330.00 $0.00 $66.00 $0.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $200.00   Please enquire $300.00   $430.00 $0.00
VU21666 Participate in job seeking activities 50.00 $165.00 $15.00 $33.00 $15.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $100.00   Please enquire $150.00   $215.00 $15.00

This course includes the following methods of assessment: Project, Practical task, Portfolio.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

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:

Average total fees to complete this course:

Government Subsidised $2,647
Concession $733
Skills Recognition Govt Subsidised $1,450
Skills Recognition Self-funded $2,175
Self-funded $3,372

Concession for Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses applies only to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

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 canellations 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.

Financial Help for Students

Australian residents may be eligible to receive a variety of payments and subsidies to help them study.

Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY and ABSTUDY are support payments intended to cover a student’s general living expenses. Many Australians are eligible for one of these payments. Please contact the Department of Human Services for more details.

The Victorian Training Guarantee provides a subsidy for people undertaking an approved Victorian course that is at a higher level than any they have studied before (other conditions apply). This discount is included when we give you a quote. Please contact us to talk more about it.

Students who are single parents, caring for someone with special needs or are receiving a Disability Support Pension may be eligible for the Pensioner Education Supplement. Please contact the Department of Human Services for more details.

Trade Support Loans are low interest loans for people studying approved trades, agriculture and horticulture courses (including apprenticeships). Trade Support Loans can be spent on anything you need to learn your trade, including tools.

A VET Student Loan is a low interest loan scheme for approved Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Certificate IV courses. Under both schemes, eligible students can avoid paying their course fees up front. They only need to start paying them once they earn a substantial wage ($54,869 for the 2016-2017 financial year). A low rate of interest is charged. Please note that a VET Student Loan also includes a loan fee and can not be used to cover amenities, materials and some other fees and charges. Students should refer to the Institute’s VET Student Loans Student Entry Procedure for information on eligibility to access VET Student Loans.

Please contact us to talk more about these loan programs.

If a student has children, they may be eligible for Jobs, Education and Training Child Care fee assistance. This offers additional assistance to the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. Our Mildura Campus is home to TAFE Kids Inc, a centre offering child care and kindergarten services. It provides care to children of SuniTAFE students, staff and the general public. Please contact the Department of Human Services for more details.

Some software companies provide substantial discounts to SuniTAFE students. These include Microsoft and Adobe. Please talk to the SuniTAFE Bookshop for details.

The Support for Adult Australian Apprentices initiative can provide support payments to both apprentices aged 25 and over, and their employers. Please contact us for details.

Students may be eligible for Rent Assistance to help with accommodation costs. Our Mildura Campus includes Student Residences which can provide students with single and shared rooms in close proximity to all our campus facilities. Please contact us for details about our residences, and the Department of Human Services for information about Rent Assistance.

If you live near one of our campuses and plan to use a bus to attend classes, you may be eligible for a Victorian Public Transport Student Concession Card. This card gives people cheaper bus fares. Apprentices, people undertaking courses of less then ten weeks duration and part time students are not eligible. Please contact Public Transport Victoria for more details.

Students needing to leave home to attend one of our campuses may be eligible for the Fares Allowance. This can assist with up to three trips per year between the locality where you study and where you originally lived. If your trip involves Victorian buses or trains, having a Victorian Public Transport Student Concession Card will likely reduce the cost further. To learn more about the Fares Allowance, contact the Department of Human Services.

Financial Help for Business

You know your business. SuniTAFE knows training and the government incentives available to help businesses develop their staff. If you’d like to find out how we can help you improve your business through staff development, please contact us.

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VCAL Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Foundation)

VCAL Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Foundation)

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