Warrnambool, Portland, Hamilton, Colac
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|Study Mode||Full-time, On Campus|
|Timetable||4 days per week, 5 hours per day|
VCAL Senior provides students who want to achieve their Senior School certificate, the opportunity to choose the qualification option that best suit their needs. VCAL Senior provides students with hands-on practical experiences suited to their individual pathway, as well as literacy and numeracy skills. Students engage in a more independent learning situation, where work and major projects are focused on personal interests. This course allows students to sample a range of careers across various local industries, to help determine their interests and strengths for their chosen career. When enrolling in VCAL Senior, students may also elect to complete VETis, or another course in their area of interest.
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.
Senior VCAL students will learn a range of skills through 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. Senior VCAL students will also enhance the individual 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.
Senior VCAL is a Year 12, Senior Secondary equivalent qualification. The skills and knowledge gained through this course provide students with a range of opportunities. These opportunities include moving into full-time work or further study. During the Senior 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 12 equivalent qualification, Senior 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 Certificate III and IV courses, apprenticeships, traineeships or full-time work.
Students will have the opportunity to go on a practical work placement, supported workplace learning, and industry visits.
At Senior VCAL level, students will 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 to the Institute by speaking to the Course Coordinator. Details available from the Customer Service Centre.
Entry Requirements for this course include;
Students are to be aged 16-22 years.
To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 10 credits for the year.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|LIT031||Literacy Skills Senior Reading And Writing||100||$0.00|
|LIT032||Literacy Skills Senior Oral Communication||100||$0.00|
|NUM021||Numeracy Skills Intermediate||100||$0.00|
|NUM031||Numeracy Skills Senior||100||$0.00|
|PDS031||Personal Development Skills Senior Unit 1||100||$0.00|
|PDS032||Personal Development Skills Senior Unit 2||100||$0.00|
|WRS031||Work Related Skills Senior Unit 1||100||$0.00|
|WRS032||Work Related Skills Senior Unit 2||100||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|BSBCMM201||Communicate in the workplace||40||$0.00|
|BSBFLM312||Contribute to team effectiveness||40||$0.00|
|BSBITU211||Produce digital text documents||60||$0.00|
|BSBITU309||Produce desktop published documents||50||$0.00|
|BSBPEF201||Support personal wellbeing in the workplace||50||$0.00|
|BSBPEF202||Plan and apply time management||20||$0.00|
|BSBWHS201||Contribute to health and safety of self and others||20||$0.00|
|BSBWHS211||Contribute to the health and safety of self and others||20||$0.00|
|BSBWOR203||Work effectively with others||15||$0.00|
|BSBWRT301||Write simple documents||30||$0.00|
|BSBXTW301||Work in a team||40||$0.00|
|CHCCD401E||Support community participation||50||$0.00|
|CHCCHILD403B||Promote the safety, well being and welfare of children, young people and their families||40||$0.00|
|CHCCOM001||Provide first point of contact||35||$0.00|
|CHCCOM005||Communicate and work in health or community services||30||$0.00|
|CHCCS414A||Provide education and support on parenting, health and well being||75||$0.00|
|CHCECE006||Support Behaviour of Children and Young People||30||$0.00|
|CHCECE012||Support children to connect with their world||40||$0.00|
|CHCGRP001||Support group activities||30||$0.00|
|CHCLEG001||Work legally and ethically||55||$0.00|
|CHCPRT001||Identify and Respond to Children and Young People at Risk||40||$0.00|
|CHCRF624C||Support parents in their parenting role||30||$0.00|
|CHCVOL201B||Be An Effective Volunteer||25||$0.00|
|CHCYTH403C||Support young people to create opportunities in their lives||45||$0.00|
|CPCCCM2006B||Apply basic levelling procedures||8||$0.00|
|CPCCWHS1001||Prepare to work safely in the construction industry||6||$70.00|
|CUAACD201||Develop drawing skills to communicate ideas||60||$42.00|
|CUAACD311||Produce drawings to communicate ideas||90||$0.00|
|CUADES201||Follow a design process||50||$0.00|
|CUADIG304||Create visual design components||30||$0.00|
|CUAPHI312||Capture photographic images||60||$0.00|
|CUARES201||Collect and organise content for broadcast or publication||20||$0.00|
|CUARES301||Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice||50||$70.00|
|EN013||VCE English Unit 3||90||$0.00|
|EN014||VCE English Unit 4||90||$0.00|
|FEP031||Portfolio Enhancement and Presentation||100||$0.00|
|HH011||VCE Health And Human Development Unit 1||70||$0.00|
|HH022||VCE Health And Human Development Unit 2||70||$0.00|
|HH033||VCE Health And Human Development Unit 3||90||$0.00|
|HH034||VCE Heallth And Human Development Unit 4||72||$0.00|
|HLTINF001||Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures||25||$0.00|
|HLTWHS006||Manage personal stressors in the work environment||25||$0.00|
|ICTWEB201||Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement||20||$15.00|
|LS033||VCE Legal Studies - Unit 3||90||$0.00|
|LS034||VCE Legal Studies - Unit 4||90||$0.00|
|MA073||VCE Further Mathematics Unit 3||90||$0.00|
|MA074||VCE Further Mathematics Unit 4||90||$0.00|
|MSFFM2006||Hand make timber joints||40||$50.00|
|OS011||VCE Outdoor And Environmental Studies Unit 1||54||$0.00|
|OS022||VCE Outdoor And Environmental Studies Unit 2||54||$0.00|
|PY011||VCE Psychology Unit 1||70||$0.00|
|PY033||VCE Psychology Unit 3||90||$0.00|
|PY034||VCE Psychology Unit 4||90||$0.00|
|SFS031||Skills For Further Study Senior||100||$0.00|
|SISXCAI003||Conduct non-instructional sport, fitness or recreation sessions||20||$0.00|
|SISXIND006||Conduct sport, fitness or recreation events||55||$0.00|
|SITHCCC002||Prepare and present simple dishes||25||$0.00|
|SITHCCC003||Prepare and present sandwiches||10||$0.00|
|SITHFAB002||Provide responsible service of alcohol||10||$0.00|
|SITHFAB004||Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages||20||$0.00|
|SITHFAB005||Prepare and serve espresso coffee||30||$0.00|
|SITHFAB009A||Provide responsible service of alcohol||10||$0.00|
|SITHFAB012B||Prepare And Serve Espresso Coffee||30||$0.00|
|SITHIND002||Source and use information on the hospitality industry||25||$0.00|
|SITTGDE004||Lead tour groups||30||$0.00|
|SITTIND001||Source and use information on the tourism and travel industry||25||$0.00|
|SITTTSL004||Provide advice on Australian destinations||40||$0.00|
|SITXFSA001||Use hygienic practices for food safety||15||$20.00|
|SITXOHS001B||Follow Health, Safety And Security Procedures||12||$0.00|
|SITXOHS002A||Follow workplace hygiene procedures||15||$0.00|
|VPAU209||Participate In Basic Vehicle Servicing Operations||40||$0.00|
|VU20009||Participate In Job Seeking Activities||50||$0.00|
|VU20963||Safe handling and use of plant and selected portable power tools||16||$0.00|
|VU20971||Carpentry hand tools||80||$0.00|
|VU20982||Basic environmental sustainability in carpentry||16||$0.00|
|VU21314||Apply basic computer skills to language learning||20||$0.00|
|VU21343||Undertake a simple investigation of health and wellbeing||20||$0.00|
|VU21366||Investigate an environmental issue||20||$0.00|
|VU21369||Investigate Indigenous history||30||$0.00|
|VU21375||Evaluate pathway options, design a learning plan and complete a portfolio||60||$0.00|
|VU21389||Design and review a project||40||$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)
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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.
There are five simple steps to apply for a course with us.
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