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What is VCAL?
The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is a hands-on option for Years 11 and 12 students.
While the VCE is designed to primarily prepare students for university, not every young person chooses this pathway directly from Year 12.
The VCAL’s flexibility enables a student to undertake a study program that suits his interests and learning needs. Fully accredited modules and units are selected for the following four compulsory strands:
• Literacy and Numeracy Skills
• Work Related Skills
• Industry Specific Skills; and
• Personal Development Skills
VCAL gives the student practical work-related experience, as well as literacy and numeracy skills and the opportunity to build personal skills that are important for life and work. Like the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) the VCAL is a recognised senior secondary qualification. Students who do the VCAL are likely to be interested in going on to training at a Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institute, starting an apprenticeship, or getting a job after completing school. If the student successfully completes VCAL, he will receive a Certificate and a Statement of Results that details the areas of study he has completed.
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.
VCAL provides an exciting option for senior students at the College.
A VCAL Information Night will be held at the College on Tuesday June 18 at 7.00pm. 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