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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 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.
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|
|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|
|CUAACD301||Produce drawings to communicate ideas||80||$42.00|
|CUAPPR301||Produce creative work||45||$42.00|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid||18||$50.00|
|SITHFAB004||Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages||20||$0.00|
|SITHIND002||Source and use information on the hospitality industry||25||$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 and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of 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)||$180.00|
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.
Not sure which course is right for you? South West TAFE will help you find your way.
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