VCALINT001 VCAL Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Intermediate)

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 Intermediate will pathway into VCAL Senior.

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
LIT021 Literacy skills intermediate reading and writing 100 $30.00
LIT022 Literacy skills intermediate oral communication 100 $30.00
NUM021 Numeracy Skills Intermediate Unit 1 100 $30.00
NUM022 Numeracy Skills Intermediate Unit 2 100 $30.00
PDS021 Personal development 1 (intermediate) 100 $50.00
PDS022 Personal Development Skills Unit 2 (Intermediate) 100 $50.00
WRS021 Work Related Skills Unit 1 (Intermediate) 100 $30.00
WRS022 Work Related Skills Unit 2 (Intermediate) 100 $30.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
BSBIND201 Work effectively in a business environment 30 $30.00
BSBINM201 Process and maintain workplace information 30 $30.00
BSBINM202 Handle mail 15 $30.00
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others 20 $30.00
BSBWOR204 Use business technology 20 $30.00
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
SWL021 Structured Workplace Learning 100 $30.00

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 $3,171
Concession $875
RPL Government Subsidised $1,735
RPL Self-funded $2,602
Self-Funded $4,039

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