VCAL courses

Are you a young person looking to complete senior secondary school in an alternative setting, and you already have a career or trade in mind for the future?

Our unique VCAL courses are delivered through the Geelong Technical Education Centre (GTEC), offering a unique pathway from the world of school to the world of work. Our highly flexible program is integrated with hands-on TAFE training and real work opportunities, tailored to your career goals.

More questions? Check out our VCAL FAQs​ or visit the GTEC page.

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Profiles and Testimonials

“I’m currently completing my senior VCAL alongside a Certificate III in Animal Studies at GTEC. I chose to study here as mainstream school wasn't the right fit for me, and I wanted to learn in a hands-on way. The teachers at GTEC and within Animal Studies are all great. They treat you like a person rather than a student, and are there to support your learning.

As part of my course I completed work experience at PetStock in Corio, and am now completing a traineeship with them. In this industry you need to learn to identify problems with animals, keep an eye out for different behaviours, make them comfortable, as well as knowledge of nutrition and anatomy.

I love working with animals and am looking forward to continuing my career in this field.”

Emilia La Spada
VCAL and Certificate III in Animal Studies

Industry and Corporate Training

If you would like to book training for your organisation, please contact 5225 0800 to discuss your requirements.

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The Gordon Institute of TAFE is one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria and has been helping people gain real skills for real jobs for over 125 years. We pride ourselves on delivering a great range of TAFE courses from short courses to nationally accredited training across apprenticeships, traineeships, certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas, which can lead you to a great career or create pathways to university.

Our training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne.

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