VCAL is a recognised senior secondary qualification designed to improve basic Literacy, Numeracy, Work and Personal Development Skills based on students’ own Individual Learning Plans. A key feature of the program is Pathways and students are guided through career and employment planning. Our students have gone on to jobs in a variety of industries including childcare, photography, building, automotive, retail, hospitality, animal care, security, administration, hair and beauty and more.
Senior VCAL students are expected to work independently and seek assistance from their teacher only as necessary.
STRAND 1 – LITERACY AND NUMERACY SKILLS Your VCAL program must include literacy and numeracy subjects. These can be selected from VCAL literacy skills and VCAL numeracy skills units and/or VCE English and Mathematics units or selected further education studies such as the Certificate in General Education for Adults.
STRAND 2 – INDUSTRY SPECIFIC SKILLS Your VCAL program at the Intermediate and Senior levels must include components of nationally recognised VET qualifications. However, you are not required to focus on, or complete, any single VET certificate. For example, you can choose to complete various units of competency from a range of VET certificates to meet the VCAL requirements and gain experience in a range of vocational areas. The range of VET options is extensive. Some examples are automotive, engineering, building and construction, hospitality, retail, multimedia, information technology, agriculture, horticulture, warehousing and hair and beauty.
STRAND 3 – WORK RELATED SKILLS In order to develop employability skills, VCAL gives you the choice of undertaking a structured work placement, or a part-time apprenticeship/traineeship, or part-time work. You can also study units and modules that will help prepare you for work, for example occupational health and safety or job interview skills.
STRAND 4 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SKILLS As part of your VCAL program you will participate in projects and activities in your community or school that will help develop your teamwork skills, self-confidence and other skills important for life and work. For example, your school may work with the local council to enhance parklands. The learning you gain from being involved in such a project can be counted towards the VCAL.
You begin VCAL at an appropriate level to your needs and capabilities. It doesn’t matter what education you have missed out on in the past. We will work out what the most suitable VCAL level is for you to start in by having you complete some very low stress tests. It is our job to make sure the course you enrol in is right for you.
Fees for 2020 include tuition, materials and student amenities fees. Extra charges that are not applied to course fees are camps and excursions. Payments for these are to be made separately.
Basic: $1300 ($325 per term)
Concession: $660* ($165 per term)
Full Fee: $3220 (For those not eligible for government funding. Check your eligibility here.)
*Concession fee applies only if you have a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card.
Payments by instalment: Payments of $325 (basic) or $165 (concession) are due at the beginning of each term. Payment can be made at reception by cash, cheque or EFTPOS. You can also set up direct debit with your bank to the Diamond Valley Learning Centre CBA account:
Reference: please use student’s name
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
Students with a disability are encouraged to apply.
Melbourne Polytechnic campus
61 Civic Drive
GREENSBOROUGH VIC 3088
Enrol at: DVLC main campus
1 Diamond Creek Road
GREENSBOROUGH VIC 3088
|LIT031||Literacy, reading and writing|
|LIT032||Literacy and oral communication|
|WRS031||Work related skills – Unit 1|
|WRS032||Work related skills – Unit 2|
|PDS031||Personal development skills – Unit 1|
|PDS032||Personal development skills – Unit 2|
|SFS031||Skills for further studies|
|VU21389||Design and review a Project|
|VU21376||Engage with a range of highly complex texts for personal purposes.|
|VU21377||Engage with a range of highly complex texts for learning purposes.|
|VU21380||Create a range of highly complex texts for personal purposes.|
|VU21381||Create a range of highly complex text for learning purposes.|
|VU21383||Analyse and evaluate numerical and statistical information.|
If you want to carry over units from courses you have done in the past or if you believe you are eligible for RPL please ensure you tell the VCAL coordinator at the time of enquiry about the course so the correct process can be put in place in time for your enrolment.
Call us on 03 9435 9060. We will ask for your contact details plus some information on why you want to enrol at DVLC. This will then be passed on to VCAL staff who will call you to arrange a time for you to come in an meet us and start the enrolment process if you wish to go ahead.