Course Type:
Accredited Course
Study Mode:
On Campus
11 months
Starting Date:
Bairnsdale, Morwell, Sale (Gtec)

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Course Overview

If you’re not exactly sure what you want to do in the future, then the intermediate Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) can help give you the skills and knowledge to make the right decision about your future employment or education.

This qualification will help you focus on using your interests and strengths in a range of possible pathways as well as giving you the opportunity to test out different pathways as you improve your chances for employment.

The key focus of this course is to prepare you for further studies at the next VCAL level, in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), or get you job ready so you can start earning straight away.

But the best bit about this course is when you enrol, you’ll be matched with a level that suits your current abilities before moving on to bigger and better things, so you’ll feel comfortable and supported every step of the way.

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 finish the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Intermediate), there are many pathways you can take. Some of these pathways are studying a Senior level VCAL, completing VCE, studying an apprenticeship or traineeship (school-based or full-time), studying a Certificate II (or above) VET course or going straight into employment.

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’d like to kickstart your future today with the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Intermediate), then we’re here to help you take the steps to get there.

This course is delivered with a combination of online and on-campus workshops.


Monday to Friday 9am – 2.45pm

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Victorian Certificate Of Applied Learning (Intermediate).

Career Opportunities

This is a possible pathway at Intermediate level:

  • Senior level VCAL
  • completion of VCE
  • apprenticeships and traineeships (school-based or full-time)
  • Certificate II (or above) VET courses
  • Certificate II (or above) FE courses
  • Employment.

Opportunities for Further Study


Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Recommended entry requirements

  • Completed Year 10


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



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Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support 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 Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course units
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
AHCNSY202 Care for nursery plants
AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities
AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs
AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCPGD202 Prepare and maintain plant displays
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants
BSBWOR202 Organise and complete daily work activities
VU22526 Follow procedures for routine financial activities of a small business
VU22522 Identify small business policies and procedures
VU22525 Assist with the presentation of public activities and events
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
VU22521 Develop elementary skills for small business environments
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern
CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support
VU21791 Fabricate simple plumbing pipe systems
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCPCM2039A Carry out interactive workplace communication
VU21798 Use basic power tools
VU21797 Use basic plumbing hand tools
VU21795 Use and apply basic levelling equipment for plumbing
VU21789 Apply basic sheet metal practices
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS Requirements, Policies And Procedures In The Construction Industry
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry
SITHCCC012 Prepare poultry dishes
SITHCCC008 Prepare vegetable, fruit, eggs and farinaceous dishes
SITHCCC007 Prepare stocks, sauces and soups
SITHCCC006 Prepare appetisers and salads
SITHCCC011 Use cookery skills effectively
SITHCCC005 Prepare dishes using basic methods of cookery
SITHCCC002 Prepare and present simple dishes
SITHCCC001 Use food preparation equipment
SITHKOP001 Clean kitchen premises and equipment
CPCCWHS2001 Apply WHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
RIIWHS205E Control traffic with stop-slow bat
RIIWHS302E Implement traffic management plans
NUM021 Numeracy Skills Intermediate
PDS022 Personal Development Skills Unit 2 (Intermediate)
PDS021 Personal Development Skills Unit 1 (Intermediate)
LIT022 Literacy Skills Intermediate Oral Communication
LIT021 Literacy Skills Intermediate Reading and Writing
WRS021 Work Related Skills Unit 1 (Intermediate)
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
CUAANM303 Create 3D digital models
CUADIG303 Produce and prepare photo images
CUAANM302 Create 3D digital animations
CUAIND301 Work effectively in the creative arts industry
BSBCRT301 Develop and extend critical and creative thinking skills
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace
AURAFA004 Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURETK003 Operate electrical test equipment
AURETR015 Inspect, test and service batteries
AURLTA001 Identify automotive mechanical systems and components
AURTTA027 Carry out basic vehicle servicing operations
AURTTE007 Dismantle and assemble single cylinder four-stroke petrol engines
AURTTE008 Dismantle and assemble multi-cylinder four-stroke petrol engines
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
SITHFAB001 Clean and tidy bar areas
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITHFAB003 Operate a bar
SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITXWHS101 Participate in safe work practices
VU22014 Prepare for work in the building and construction industry
VU22016 Erect and safely use working platforms
VU22022 Identify and handle carpentry tools and equipment
VU22024 Construct basic sub-floor
VU22025 Construct basic wall frames
VU22027 Install basic external cladding
VU22028 Install basic window and door frames
AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuits
CPCCCM1015A Carry Out Measurements And Calculations
AURTTB007 Remove and replace brake assemblies
VU22031 Construct basic formwork for concreting
AURETR003 Identify automotive electrical systems and components
SITXCCS003 Interact with customers
VU22030 Carry out basic demolition for timber structures
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
VU22023 Perform basic setting out
VU22029 Install interior fixings
SITHIND003 Use hospitality skills effectively
CPCCCM1014A Conduct Workplace Communication
VU22026 Construct a basic roof frame
VU22015 Interpret and apply basic plans and drawings
WRS022 Work Related Skills Unit 2 (Intermediate)