Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)

The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning is an alternative senior program that allows you to complete practical work-related experience, as well as literacy and numeracy skills and the opportunity to build personal skills that are important for life and work. If you choose to do the VCAL, you will gain practical experience and ‘employability’ skills as well as the skills you will need to go onto further training in the workplace or at a TAFE institute.At Koo Wee Rup Secondary College, the VCAL Certificate can be studied as a one, two or three year program and provided students complete all of the required units, they will be awarded a certificate and statement of results for each level completed. As part of your enrolment, you are required to complete work placement and enrol in a VET course.

The students who have been enrolled in VCAL benefit greatly from being able to network with potential employers and/or try out an industry to see whether they are interested in going on to an apprenticeship or traineeship. If you have already started a VET certificate, you will be able to count this towards your VCAL Certificate. If you have already completed VCE studies, you will be able to count these towards your VCAL Certificate.

Senior VCAL is the equivalent qualification to the VCE and as such, expectations of performance are very high. All students who satisfactorily complete the requirements of the Senior VCAL will receive a Victorian Year 12 Certificate.

For access the VCAL handbook, click on the link: Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning 2020