Warrnambool, Portland, Hamilton
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|Study Mode||Full-time, On Campus|
|Commencement||February, July (Warrnambool), Expressions of Interest Only (Portland and Hamilton)|
|Timetable||Four days a week, Monday to Thursday.|
The Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC) provides an engaging curriculum and excellent support for students to develop the skills, capabilities and qualities for success in personal and civic life.
The VPC is an accredited foundation secondary qualification and although the VPC is not a senior secondary qualification, it can be a pathway to the VCE.
The VPC is designed to develop and extend pathways for students while providing flexibility for different cohorts. The VPC is suitable for students whose previous schooling experience may have been disrupted for a variety of reasons, including students with additional needs, students who have missed significant periods of learning and vulnerable students at risk of disengaging from their education. Students will gain the skills, knowledge, values and capabilities to make informed choices about pathways into a senior secondary qualification, entry-level vocational education and training (VET) course or employment.
The curriculum accommodates student aspirations and future employment goals. VPC learning programs connect students to industry experiences and active participation in the community. Students will have the opportunity to satisfactorily complete 8 out of 12 units over the course of 12 months. Through partial completion of the VPC students will gain the necessary foundation skills to allow them to make the transition to employment, the VCE Vocational Major or other courses.
Possible future pathways for VPC students include:
• completion of VCE or VCE Vocational Major
• apprenticeships and traineeships
• VET courses
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.
Students must be turning 16 in their year of study
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|PDS041||Personal Development Skills (VPC)||100||$0.00|
|PDS042||Personal Development Skills (VPC)||100||$0.00|
|WRS041||Work Related Skills (VPC)||100||$0.00|
|WRS042||Work Related Skills (VPC)||100||$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 course fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Course fee funding is made available to eligible individuals by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect opportunities to access additional funding in the future. An accurate quote for this course will be provided during the enrolment process.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$2,945.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$10,290.00|
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)||$210.00|
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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