Course Type:
Accredited Course
Study Mode:
On Campus
10 months
Starting Date:
Sale (Gtec): 25/04/2022
Bairnsdale and Morwell: 2023
Bairnsdale, Morwell, Sale (Gtec)
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Course Overview

If you’re an adult learner needing a bit of help choosing the right pathway for you, the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Senior) will introduce you to potential apprenticeships, traineeships or further study opportunities.

In this course, you’ll gain work-related experience while building your practical knowledge and employability skills. It will also prepare you for successful employment with well-developed literacy and numeracy skills, work-related and industry-specific skills, personal and employability skills, and knowledge that you will need for higher education.

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 a 10-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.

When you complete the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Senior), there are many options for future pathways. Some of these options are entering into an apprenticeship in your chosen industry, as well as part-time or full-time work so you can start earning straight away and gain hands-on experience.

You can also take your learning even further by studying the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), apprenticeships and traineeships (school-based or full-time), studying a Certificate II (or above) VET and FE courses, as well as full-time employment. We’ll be here to help guide you in the decision-making process when the time comes, because we know these decisions are never easy.

So, if you’d like to kickstart your future today with the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Senior), 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 (Senior).

Career Opportunities

  • Apprenticeship
  • Full/Part Time Employment

Opportunities for Further Study

This is a possible pathway at Intermediate level:

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

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

  • Students under 17 must seek 'Exemption from School' letter prior to enrolment.

Recommended entry requirements

  • Completion of Year 10 or 11

Limitations to entry

  • Students must meet minimum LLN requirements.


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Not Applicable


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



A minimum of 35 hours
Placement is arranged by: Student

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

Sample course units

Course units
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
BSBWOR202 Organise and complete daily work activities
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others
VU22521 Develop elementary skills for small business environments
VU21797 Use basic plumbing hand tools
VU21795 Use and apply basic levelling equipment for plumbing
VU21789 Apply basic sheet metal practices
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
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS Requirements, Policies And Procedures In The Construction Industry
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
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
AURETK003 Operate electrical test equipment
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
RIIWHS302E Implement traffic management plan
RIIWHS205E Control traffic with stop-slow bat
IE011 Industry and Enterprise Studies 1
NUM031 Numeracy Skills Senior
LIT031 Literacy Skills Senior Reading and Writing
PDS031 Personal Development Skills Unit 1 (Senior)
PDS032 Personal Development Skills Unit 2 (Senior)
SFS031 Skills for Further Study Senior
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace
AURETR015 Inspect, test and service batteries
AURLTA001 Identify automotive mechanical systems and components
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
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
CPCCCM1014A Conduct Workplace Communication
CPCCCM2006 Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry
VU22023 Perform basic setting out
VU22015 Interpret and apply basic plans and drawings
VU22029 Install interior fixings
VU22026 Construct a basic roof frame
VU22030 Carry out basic demolition for timber structures
VU22031 Construct basic formwork for concreting
AURTTE007 Dismantle and assemble single cylinder four-stroke petrol engines
AURETR003 Identify automotive electrical systems and components
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
SITHFAB001 Clean and tidy bar areas
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol
SITHFAB003 Operate a bar
SITXCCS003 Interact with customers
SITXCCS006 Provide service to customers
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity
SITXINV002 Maintain the quality of perishable items
SITXWHS001 Participate in safe work practices
SITHFAB016 Provide advice on food
SITHIND002 Source and use information on the hospitality industry
CPCCCM1015A Carry Out Measurements And Calculations
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace
SITHIND003 Use hospitality skills effectively
LIT032 Literacy Skills Senior Oral Communication
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety