What makes VCAL different to mainstream schools?
VCAL is more hands on and tailored to your specific needs. We listen to what motivates you to learn and what goals you need to achieve to get the best out of life and work.
Where are the campuses located?
All levels of VCAL are offered at our Mount Evelyn and Yarra Junction campuses.
What do I have to do to pass VCAL?
In order to pass the Foundation, Intermediate or Senior VCAL, you will need to complete up to 1000 hours of training. There are many ways to put together a VCAL program – each VCAL unit (7 in total) is worth 100 hours; the other 300 hours could come from Vocational Education and Training (VET), VCE, or CGEA units. To complete the Senior VCAL Certificate, students are required to undertake 300 hours of a VET Certificate (generally at a Certificate II or III level).
What happens if I don’t pass all my VCAL units in the year?
The great thing about VCAL is the flexibility. You don’t have to pass all your VCAL units in the same year. You can take as long as you need to finish your VCAL and your results will build up until you have gained the required number of credits and strands appropriate to your VCAL level.
Is there any Recognition for Prior Learning and Credit Transfer?
Learning outcomes from VCAL and VET units may be satisfied owing to your skills, knowledge and experience gained through life experience and from other places – like in part time work or volunteering. RPL can only be applied to the VCAL units WRS and PDS, and requires evidence from the previous or current year. Credit Transfers are where previously completed units are added to your current record (if the unit code is exactly the same).
VCE, VET and VCAL Units previously undertaken at a Secondary School are recorded on the VCAA Central database and will be automatically calculated and added to your current record, making it easier to achieve your VCAL Certificate.
Contact us to discuss your situation and see whether RPL or Credit Transfers can be applied.