VCALFND001 VCAL Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Foundation)

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) offers an educational experience that includes applied work skills and industry based learning as well as job relevant literacy and numeracy skills . VCAL, like VCE is an accredited Senior Secondary Certificate that is recognised internationally as a successful completion of secondary education.


VCAL is an accredited Senior Secondary Certificate and assists students to determine their careers.


VCAL Foundation will pathway to VCAL Intermediate.

Course Delivery

VCAL is offered at three levels (Foundation, Intermediate and Senior) every 12 months. The ACER assessment, interview and previous learning determines the level of VCAL suitable for the student. Students should progress through the levels and achieve a VCAL Senior certificate.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review (ACER Assessment) before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals. Students are required to complete the ACER assessment at SuniTAFE under supervision plus an interview to gauge suitability for VCAL.

Expected Time to Complete

1 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
LIT011 Literacy Skills Foundation Reading and Writing 100 $30.00
LIT012 Literacy Skills Foundation Oral Communication 100 $30.00
NUM011 Numeracy Skills Foundation 100 $30.00
PDS011 Personal development skills unit 1 (foundation) 100 $50.00
PDS012 Personal development skills unit 2 (foundation) 100 $30.00
WRS011 Work related skills unit 1 (foundation) 100 $30.00
WRS012 Work related skills unit 2 (foundation) 100 $30.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCNSY201 Pot up plants 20 $30.00
AHCNSY202 Care for nursery plants 30 $30.00
AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities 30 $30.00
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20 $30.00
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 25 $27.50
AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20 $22.00
AURAFA004 Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace 20 $22.00
AURASA002 Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace 20 $22.00
AURETK003 Operate electrical test equipment 40 $44.00
AURETR003 Identify automotive electrical systems and components 25 $27.50
AURETR006 Solder electrical wiring and circuits 20 $22.00
AURETR015 Inspect, test and service batteries 10 $15.00
AURLTA001 Identify automotive mechanical systems and components 25 $27.50
AURTTA005 Select and use bearings, seals, gaskets, sealants and adhesives 10 $15.00
AURTTA027 Carry out basic vehicle servicing operations 40 $44.00
AURTTE007 Dismantle and assemble single cylinder four-stroke petrol engines 40 $44.00
AURTTE008 Dismantle and assemble multi-cylinder four-stroke petrol engines 40 $44.00
AURTTJ003 Remove and replace wheel and tyre assemblies 10 $15.00
AURTTK002 Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace 20 $22.00
BSBWOR204 Use business technology 20 $25.00
CHCVOL001 Be an effective volunteer 25 $40.00
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry 6 $16.50
CUAATS302 Produce work that expresses own Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander identity 100 $60.00
FSKOCM07 Interact effectively with others at work 10 $10.00
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18 $25.00
ICTICT103 Use, communicate and search securely on the internet 50 $35.00
SIRRFSA001 Handle food safely in a retail environment 40 $20.00
SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock 35 $40.00
SIRRMER001 Produce visual merchandise displays 35 $20.00
SIRXCEG001 Engage the customer 30 $20.00
SIRXCOM001 Communicate in the workplace to support team and customer outcomes 40 $20.00
SIRXIND001 Work effectively in a service environment 45 $20.00
SIRXIND003 Organise personal work requirements 20 $20.00
SIRXPDK001 Advise on products and services 30 $20.00
SIRXRSK001 Identify and respond to security risks 30 $20.00
SIRXSLS002 Follow point-of-sale procedures 30 $20.00
SIRXWHS002 Contribute to workplace health and safety 20 $20.00
SITHFAB001 Clean and tidy bar areas 15 $35.00
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol 10 $15.00
SITHFAB003 Operate a bar 35 $35.00
SITHFAB004 Prepare and serve non-alcoholic beverages 20 $20.00
SITHFAB005 Prepare and serve espresso coffee 30 $20.00
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety 15 $35.00
VU20963 Safe handling and use of plant and selected portable power tools 16 $15.00
VU21666 Participate in job seeking activities 50 $15.00

Course Assessment

  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Portfolio
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $2,667
Concession $740
RPL Government Subsidised $1,460
RPL Self-funded $2,190
Self-Funded $3,397

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.
Intake Campus Course Details
2019 January Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, 9.00AM - 3.00PM
2019 January Mildura Campus Classroom Based