Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)

The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) at Salesian College is proving a most valuable alternative in education for Year 11 and 12 students. It provides a ‘hands-on’ approach to learning, and programs are designed to suit the individual needs and interests of each student.

While the VCE is designed to primarily prepare students for university, not every young person chooses this pathway directly from Year 12. The VCAL is a senior secondary school qualification that sits alongside the VCE, but is based on applied learning in the areas of literacy and numeracy, and is designed to give students employability skills and the skills to go on to further training in the workplace or at a TAFE.

VCAL allows the student to keep one step ahead of his VCE peers on many of the pathways that lead to further education and employment. In 2013, VCAL students at Salesian College have already commenced Certificate II and III courses in Building and Construction, Integrated Technology, Media, Sport and Recreation and Community Service. They attend these courses one day per week.

VCAL provides an exciting option for senior students at the College.

For further information on 2014 VCAL programs, contact Father Peter Monaghan or Mr Kim Beurs at the College.

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Fr Peter Monaghan