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|Study Mode||Full-time, On Campus|
|Timetable||Three days per week|
This specialised program – which is unique to South West TAFE- gives young parents the opportunity to access the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) in a supportive and friendly environment.
The program has a holistic approach which means that the children are in the classroom with their parents while they complete their work. A fully qualified child care worker provides activities for the children to support their development and learning while the parents complete their classwork. The classroom incorporates a ‘child-friendly zone’ so the children can participate in activities such as role-play, painting, reading, adventure play on the equipment and many other activities.
The VCAL Foundation gives you practical work-related experiences, as well as literacy and numeracy skills and the opportunity to build personal skills that are important for life and work. Like the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), it is a recognised senior secondary qualification.
The VCAL program and the teaching of it at South West TAFE supports and promotes the principles and practices of Australian democracy through a commitment to elected government, the rules of law, the values of openness and tolerance, equal opportunity, and freedom of speech.
You will learn a range of skills through teacher-guided, project-based, hands-on learning; including literacy, numeracy, personal development and work-related skills. You will investigate and experience a number of different industries and job pathways in their chosen area. You will learn necessary social, personal and academic skills to take independent steps towards sustained engagement in formal education and training. Young Parents VCAL study will be undertaken in an environment that is supportive and encouraging of parental obligations as the course is structured to allow children in class.
Upon completion of this course, you may choose to pathway into employment or continue on to further education at TAFE or university.
You may elect to complete a work placement for this course, which will be undertaken at a time additional to class.
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
Entry Requirements for this course include:
You must be under 30 years old at the time of starting the course, unless you are continuing from 2018, have a child/children or pregnant, partner is having a child. You can enter at the level of VCAL to suit their learning needs and abilities. Decisions about which VCAL level you will be placed in will take into account the your literacy level, interests, goals and ability.
You are to be aged under 30 years at the time of starting the course.
To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 10 credits for the year.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|LIT011||Literacy Skills Foundation Reading And Writing||100||$0.00|
|NUM011||Numeracy Skills Foundation||100||$0.00|
|PDS011||Personal Development Skills Foundation Unit 1||100||$0.00|
|WRS011||Work Related Skills Foundation Unit 1||100||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|BSBITU201||Produce simple word processed documents||60||$20.00|
|BSBITU302B||Create Electronic Presentations||20||$0.00|
|VU21318||Identify community options||20||$0.00|
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A USI is a nationally recognised reference number that provides an online record of your training qualifications gained in Australia.
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$3,260.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$13,500.00|
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$50.00|
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
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