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|Study Mode||Full-time, On Campus|
|Commencement||Apply any time|
|Timetable||4 days per week, 5 hours per day|
Whilst we pride ourselves on our hands-on training, we have had to adjust most of our courses for study from home and remote learning during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means courses will be delivered using a range of methods including online learning, virtual classrooms, workbooks and direct contact with your teacher.
Given the government restrictions that are now in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus in Australia, we expect this new model of study will continue until the government makes changes to these restrictions.
VCAL Intermediate provides students a chance to experience the training and qualification options that best suit their needs and interests. It is directed towards young people who want to learn in a supported yet relaxed environment away from mainstream schooling. VCAL provides practical experiences as well as allowing students to sample a range careers across various local industries, to help determine their interests and strengths for their chosen career. This program is targeted at students aged between 15-20 years that are early school leavers, home schooled, students disengaged or at risk of disengaging from formal schooling, unemployed youth, or those seeking pre-apprenticeships.
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.
Intermediate VCAL students will learn a range of skills through teacher guided, project-based, hands-on learning including literacy, numeracy, personal development and work-related skills.
They will investigate and experience a number of different industries and job pathways in their chosen area. Intermediate VCAL students will continue to develop the skills required for them to remain engaged in education. While enrolled in this course, students also have the option of completing a work placement, which will be supported by South West TAFE.
Intermediate VCAL is a Year 11, Senior Secondary equivalent qualification. The skills and knowledge gained through this course provide students with a range of opportunities. These opportunities include transitioning into Senior VCAL (Year 12 equivalent qualification), moving into full-time work or further study.
During the Intermediate VCAL qualification, students will also have the ability to acquire an ‘industry skills set’. This skills set will include qualifications such as first aid, responsible serving of alcohol and the CI card.
As a year 11 equivalent qualification, Intermediate VCAL provides enhanced opportunities to a range of further education, training and employment options.
Through acquired skills, graduates may pursue a number of pathways. These include Senior VCAL (Year 12 equivalent) Certificate II and III courses, apprenticeships, traineeships or full-time work.
Students may have the opportunity to go on a practical work placement, supported workplace learning, and industry visits.
At Intermediate level, students may complete a 20-day work placement.
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.
This course is available via Direct Entry.
Direct Entry - apply directly by speaking to the Course Coordinator. Details available from the Customer Service Centre.
Entry Requirements for this course include;
Students are to be aged 15-20 years. To be eligible for the certificate, students must complete 10 credits for the year.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|LIT021||Literacy Skills Intermediate Reading And Writing||100||$0.00|
|LIT022||Literacy Skills Intermediate Oral Communication||100||$0.00|
|NUM021||Numeracy Skills Intermediate||100||$0.00|
|PDS021||Personal Development Skills Intermediate Unit 1||100||$0.00|
|PDS022||Personal Development Skills Intermediate Unit 2||100||$0.00|
|WRS021||Work Related Skills Intermediate Unit 1||100||$0.00|
|WRS022||Work Related Skills Intermediate Unit 2||100||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|BSBCMM201||Communicate in the workplace||40||$0.00|
|BSBCMM201A||Communicate in the workplace||40||$0.00|
|BSBFLM312||Contribute to team effectiveness||40||$0.00|
|BSBWOR203||Work effectively with others||15||$0.00|
|CHCVOL001||Be an effective volunteer||25||$0.00|
|CUAACD201||Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas||60||$42.00|
|CUAPPR301||Produce creative work||45||$42.00|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||18||$50.00|
|SITHCCC002||Prepare and present simple dishes||25||$40.00|
|SITHCCC003||Prepare and present sandwiches||10||$20.00|
|SITHFAB004||Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages||20||$0.00|
|SITXFSA001||Use hygienic practices for food safety||15||$15.00|
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)||$3,100.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$12,860.00|
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)||$200.00|
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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