Have you finished school, but you aren’t quite sure of your next step? A Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) will give you the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions about your future.
This course aims to get you ready for employment by giving you vital skills to help you participate in the broader context of your family, community and lifelong journey of learning. These skills will help you make the right choices across a huge range of industry sectors and study pathways.
Not only that, this course will be based on your own interests and strengths, so you can be sure that we’ll help you learn about the things you actually want to learn about. That makes this course enjoyable, and shows you potential work or education pathways in whatever industry you hope to go into.
Taught over an 11-month period, you’ll attend classes, workshops and participate in online learning, being taught by our expert teachers in the field you want to enter.
Once you complete this course, there are many pathways you can take. Some of these pathways could be studying an intermediate or senior level of VCAL, going into an apprenticeship or traineeship (school-based or full-time), or studying a Certificate I (or higher) at TAFE or University.
All these courses will help you enhance your employment opportunities while you discover your passion and work in the sector gaining real-world experience and earning money.
So, if you’re ready to take the first step into figuring out where you’d like to go in the future, we’re here to help you get there.
This course is delivered with a combination of online and on-campus workshops.
TimesMonday to Friday 9am – 2.45pm
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Victorian Certificate Of Applied Learning (Foundation).
This is a possible pathway at Foundation level:
- Intermediate or Senior level VCAL
- apprenticeships and traineeships (school-based or full-time)
- Certificate I (or above) VET courses
- Certificate I (or above) FE courses
Opportunities for Further Study
- VCAL Intermediate and/or Senior Level
- VET Studies
Specialist Course Information
PlacementPlacement is required for some but not all of the elective options. This will be discussed with students at enrolment.
Placement is arranged by: Student
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Student ServicesSupport is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.
Recognition of Prior LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
Sample course units
|AURTTA127 Carry out basic vehicle servicing operations|
|AURASA102 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace|
|AURTTK102 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace|
|WRS012 Work Related Skills Unit 2 (Foundation)|
|WRS011 Work Related Skills Unit 1 (Foundation)|
|PDS012 Personal Development Skills Unit 2 (Foundation)|
|PDS011 Personal Development Skills Unit 1 (Foundation)|
|LIT012 Literacy Skills Foundation Oral Communication|
|LIT011 Literacy Skills Foundation Reading And Writing|
|NUM011 Numeracy Skills Foundation|
|AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs|
|AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes|
|AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment|
|AHCMOM204 Undertake Operational Maintenance Of Machinery|
|MEM18001 Use hand tools|
|MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations|
|MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering|
|SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol|
|SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee|
|SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety|
|SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices|
|SITXFIN001 Process financial transactions|