|Our VCAL curriculum is offered at three award levels: foundation, intermediate and senior and integrates VET specialisations alongside core subjects. A student’s award level is determined in consultation with experienced staff at the initial interview. Practical skills are applied in real life settings, community activities, Structured Work Placements or schools-based apprenticeships within a chosen vocational field.
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General Stream VCALA General Stream VCAL certificate is for students seeking a practical, hands-on learning alternative to a VCE qualification. This certificate combines core subjects with VCE subjects or VET electives in the Arts or Trades & Technology. Core subjects include Work Related Skills, Interview Skills, Personal Development Skills and Literacy and Numeracy skills to prepare students for employment pathways or further TAFE studies in their chosen field. VET or VCE electives are selected by the student based on their area of interest. The College appoints a Careers Advisor to assist parents and students with the design of a personalised curriculum based on a student’s individual needs.
VET Arts Electives
VET Technologies Electives
VET Community Electives
Integrated VCALFor Year 11 and 12 students who have developed a definite passion for a future career, the College delivers highly specialised Integrated VCAL programs across Trades and Technologies, the Visual Arts, Music, and Sport & Recreation. Curriculum design for core subjects such as Literacy and Numeracy are refined to suit the employment needs of the student’s specialisation. Students select and integrate a VET certificate within a personalised curriculum for an enhanced practical learning experience. Invaluable industry experience through Structured Work Placements and local community projects complements this unique approach to learning.
Themed VCAL programs
Trades & Technologies
Integrated VCAL programs / Pre-Apprenticeships & TradesThe College’s Pre-Apprenticeships & Trades Program is integrated within an Intermediate or Senior VCAL qualification, which embeds the literacy and numeracy skills required for a student’s chosen industry specialisation. Structured Work Placements with industry are secured for one day per week, giving NCAT graduates a real edge in the workforce. Students also gain an OH&S White Card and a Level 1 First Aid Certificate on graduation. The program provides year 11 and 12 students with proven pathways into a broad range of trades, through hands-on experience and a unique package of qualifications that employers will appreciate. Students elect one of four streams;
Sport LeadershipStudents may choose an integrated VCAL program in Sport Leadership Students gain a Certificate III qualification, and an Intermediate or Senior VCAL qualification. For further details please contact the College.
The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is an accredited senior school certificate designed for year 11 and 12 students who wish to prepare for apprenticeships, employment or TAFE studies.