VCALFND001 VCAL Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Foundation)

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.


VCAL Foundation will pathway to VCAL Intermediate.

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
LIT011 Literacy Skills Foundation Reading and Writing 100 $30.00
LIT012 Literacy Skills Foundation Oral Communication 100 $30.00
NUM011 Numeracy Skills Foundation 100 $30.00
PDS011 Personal development skills unit 1 (foundation) 100 $50.00
PDS012 Personal development skills unit 2 (foundation) 100 $30.00
WRS011 Work related skills unit 1 (foundation) 100 $30.00
WRS012 Work related skills unit 2 (foundation) 100 $30.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBWOR204 Use business technology 20 $30.00
CHCVOL001 Be an effective volunteer 25 $40.00
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations 20 $22.00
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures 8 $15.00
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry 6 $16.50
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18 $25.00
SIRRMER001 Produce visual merchandise displays 35 $20.00
SIRXIND003 Organise personal work requirements 20 $20.00
SIRXPDK001 Advise on products and services 30 $20.00
SIRXRSK001 Identify and respond to security risks 30 $20.00
SIRXSLS002 Follow point-of-sale procedures 30 $20.00
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol 10 $25.00
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety 15 $35.00
VU21666 Participate in job seeking activities 50 $15.00

Course Assessment

  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Portfolio
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 $2,762
Concession $752
RPL Government Subsidised $1,518
RPL Self-funded $2,277
Self-Funded $3,521

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
2020 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Monday to Friday, 9.00AM - 3.00PM