VCALSEN001 VCAL - Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Senior) - Year 12

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Next intake February 2022
LocationsEast Geelong Campus
DurationFull-time: 12 months

Course description

VCAL Senior (Year 12) gives you the opportunity to continue your senior secondary school studies at Year 12 level. This program is ideal if you are clearly set on undertaking trade or other vocational studies, as an additional course in conjunction with your VCAL.

The program is delivered by the Geelong Technical Education Centre (GTEC) based at our East Geelong Campus. 

You will learn literacy and numeracy skills, Work-Related Skills (WRS), Personal Development Skills (PDS), Computer Aided Design (CAD), Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) work placements, and other vocational 'taster' experiences.

Satisfactory completion of these units contributes to an accredited VCAL certificate that is equivalent to Year 12. 

Find out more about the VCAL program at GTEC.

Work placement/industry experience

How often do I attend?

How often do I attend?

FT - 5 days per week including VCAL, VET training and Work placement

Possible career outcomes

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19
While The Gordon is permitted to deliver face-to-face teaching in compliance with current Government guidelines and COVIDSafe restrictions, many courses will utilise a blend of remote and on-campus learning. Find out more about delivery changes here.

How to apply

  1. View the application requirements to find out what documents you will need to complete your application.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

Applications & attendance

IntakeApplicationsAttendanceClassesDuration 
2022 February
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2021
Close: 1 Feb 2022 
Class DayStart: 31 Jan 2022
Monday to Friday
 
Full-time: 12 months  Apply  

 

Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course.

  • Applicants must be aged 16 or over at the time of course commencement
  • Any student under the age of 17 must provide a Transition from School form prior to undertaking the course
  • Applicants are expected to have an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills, which will be evaluated prior to course intake.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Applicants must have completed the Foundation or Intermediate VCAL, Year 11 VCE, or Certificate I or II in General Education for Adults.
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Job Trainer. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

  • Applicants must be aged 16 or over at the time of course commencement
  • Any student under the age of 17 must provide a Transition from School form prior to undertaking the course
  • Applicants are expected to have an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills, which will be evaluated prior to course intake.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Applicants must have completed the Foundation or Intermediate VCAL, Year 11 VCE, or Certificate I or II in General Education for Adults.

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

  • Student Pathway Discussion
  • Demonstrated Interest
  • Test: Literacy and numeracy assessment (for new students). School results, compulsory vocational subjects, and a commitment to undertake vocational training

Electives Code Hours
Business Management 1 BM011 53
Interact with computing technology MEM16008 20
Literacy Skills Senior Oral Communication LIT032 100
Literacy Skills Senior Reading And Writing LIT031 100
Numeracy Skills Senior NUM031 100
Numeracy Skills Senior Unit 2 NUM033 100
Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements MEM30031A 40
Organise and communicate information MEM16006 20
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices MSMENV272 30
Perform computations MEM12024 30
Perform engineering measurements MEM12023 30
Personal Development Skills Unit 1 (Senior) PDS031 100
Produce basic engineering drawings MEM30032A 80
Select Common Engineering Materials MEM30007A 40
Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models MEM30033A 40
Work Related Skills Unit 1 (Senior) WRS031 100
Work Related Skills Unit 2 (Senior) WRS032 100
Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering MEM13015 40

 

Please note that the electives listed are those delivered by The Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check https://training.gov.au/Home/Tga. If you have completed any units previously, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. Find out more about RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Workplace tasks
  • Written assignments
  • Industry placement
  • Team projects
FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.37 per hour 1123 AUD $416.00 AUD $7,500.00
Standard Tuition AUD $1.85 per hour 1123 AUD $2,078.00 AUD $7,500.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $10.30 per hour 1123 AUD $11,567.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Materials AUD $405.00 once
Education Levy AUD $168.45

 

All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees only. The current years maximum loan cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

  • Traineeship or Apprenticeship.
  • Further TAFE or vocational training in your chosen career field.

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Follow the link to find more information about pathways, or contact Customer Service.

Date published: 15/10/2021 4:01:48 PM
VCALSEN001-VCAL-Victorian-Certificate-of-Applied-Learning-(Senior)-Year-12

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