Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is a hands-on option for Year 11 and 12 students who enjoy challenges and applied learning.
VCAL gives students the opportunity build employability skills, industry experience, personal development skills, and literacy and numeracy skills. The certificate is designed for students wishing to pursue a career pathway involving an apprenticeship, employment or TAFE.
The VCAL certificate gives students practical work-related experience and qualifications that will be recognised by TAFE institutes and employers. During the year, students are required to complete Structured Work Placement to gain experience in their chosen industry, establish industry networks and increase employment opportunities. VCAL students are also required to complete Vocational Education and training (VET).