VCALSEN001 VCAL Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Senior)

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 Senior will help you to transition into further study at University or TAFE including pre apprenticeship and apprenticeship course.

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
LIT031 Literacy Skills Senior Reading and Writing 100 $30.00
LIT032 Literacy Skills Senior Oral Communication 100 $30.00
NUM031 Numeracy Skills Senior Unit 1 100 $30.00
NUM032 Numeracy Skills Senior Unit 2 100 $30.00
PDS031 Personal development senior 1 100 $50.00
PDS032 Personal development skills senior 2 100 $50.00
WRS031 Work Related Skills Unit 1 (Senior) 100 $30.00
WRS032 Work Related Skills Unit 2 (Senior) 100 $30.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AURAEA002 Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace 25 $27.50
AURAFA002 Read and respond to automotive workplace information 10 $15.00
AURAFA003 Communicate effectively in an automotive workplace 20 $22.00
AURAFA004 Resolve routine problems in an automotive workplace 20 $22.00
AURAMA001 Work effectively with others 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
AURLTJ002 Remove, inspect, repair and refit light vehicle tyres and tubes 40 $44.00
AURMMA001 Operate in a motor sport environment 20 $22.00
AURMTA001 Prepare and service light competition vehicles 20 $22.00
AURMTA006 Perform torquing and fastening on motor sport competition vehicles 20 $22.00
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
AURTTJ001 Balance wheels and tyres 10 $15.00
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
AURVTN002 Carry out non-structural vehicle panel repairs 40 $44.00
AURVTN003 Remove and store vehicle body components 20 $22.00
AURVTN016 Repair vehicle body panels using filler 35 $38.50
AURVTP001 Remove paint from vehicle painted surfaces 20 $22.00
AURVTP002 Mask vehicle panels and components 20 $20.00
AURVTP003 Prepare vehicle spray painting equipment for use 40 $44.00
AURVTP013 Prepare vehicle substrates for refinishing 70 $77.00
AURVTP020 De-nib, buff and polish vehicle painted surfaces 20 $22.00
BSBCMM201 Communicate in the workplace 40 $40.00
BSBCUS201 Deliver a service to customers 40 $25.00
BSBDES201 Follow a design process 40 $20.00
BSBDES301 Explore the use of colour 40 $20.00
BSBDES302 Explore and apply the creative design process to 2D forms 50 $30.00
BSBDES303 Explore and apply the creative design process to 3D forms 50 $30.00
BSBDES304 Source and apply design industry knowledge 20 $25.00
BSBIND201 Work effectively in a business environment 30 $25.00
BSBINM201 Process and maintain workplace information 30 $25.00
BSBINM202 Handle mail 15 $25.00
BSBITU213 Use digital technologies to communicate remotely 20 $30.00
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents 80 $35.00
BSBITU312 Create electronic presentations 20 $30.00
BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately 60 $40.00
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others 20 $25.00
BSBWOR202 Organise and complete daily work activities 20 $25.00
BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development 30 $30.00
BSBWRT301 Write simple documents 30 $30.00
CHCCCS002 Assist with movement 25 $40.00
CHCCCS010 Maintain a high standard of service 30 $40.00
CHCCCS015 Provide individualised support 30 $40.00
CHCCCS016 Respond to client needs 60 $40.00
CHCCCS020 Respond effectively to behaviours of concern 20 $40.00
CHCCCS026 Transport individuals 20 $40.00
CHCCDE003 Work within a community development framework 65 $40.00
CHCCDE004 Implement participation and engagement strategies 85 $40.00
CHCCOM001 Provide first point of contact 35 $40.00
CHCCOM005 Communicate and work in health or community services 30 $40.00
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people 40 $40.00
CHCECE004 Promote and provide healthy food and drinks 35 $40.00
CHCPRT001 Identify and respond to children and young people at risk 40 $40.00
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations 20 $22.00
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications 36 $39.60
CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry 6 $15.00
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry 20 $22.00
CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to work safely in the construction industry 6 $16.50
CPCPCM2039A Carry out interactive workplace communication 10 $15.00
CUAACD301 Produce drawings to communicate ideas 80 $25.00
CUADIG203 Develop video art skills 50 $35.00
CUADIG304 Create visual design components 30 $20.00
CUAPHI302 Capture photographic images 50 $35.00
CUAPPR301 Produce creative work 45 $35.00
CUAPRI301 Produce prints 50 $35.00
CUVACD303A Produce technical drawings 50 $55.00
FSKOCM07 Interact effectively with others at work 10 $10.00
HLTAAP001 Recognise healthy body systems 70 $40.00
HLTAHA001 Assist with an allied health program 65 $40.00
HLTAID002 Provide basic emergency life support 12 $15.00
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18 $25.00
HLTINF001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures 25 $40.00
HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety 20 $40.00
HLTWHS002 Follow safe work practices for direct client care 25 $40.00
HLTWHS006 Manage personal stressors in the work environment 25 $40.00
MEM12024A Perform computations 30 $33.00
MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment 10 $15.00
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information 20 $22.00
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology 20 $22.00
MEM18001C Use hand tools 20 $22.00
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations 20 $22.00
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 30 $33.00
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 30 $33.00
MSS402040A Apply 5s procedures 40 $44.00
SIRRFSA001 Handle food safely in a retail environment 40 $20.00
SIRRINV001 Receive and handle retail stock 35 $40.00
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
SIRXWHS002 Contribute to workplace health and safety 20 $20.00
SITHFAB002 Provide responsible service of alcohol 10 $15.00
SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety 15 $35.00
SWL031 Structured Workplace Learning 100 $0.00
UEENEEA101A Assemble electronic components 40 $44.00
UEENEEE101A Apply occupational health and safety regulations, codes and practices in the workplace 20 $22.00
UEENEEE102A Fabricate, assemble and dismantle utilities industry components 40 $44.00
UEENEEE104A Solve problems in d.c. circuits 80 $88.00
UEENEEE105A Fix and secure electrotechnology equipment 20 $22.00
UEENEEE107A Use drawings, diagrams, schedules, standards, codes and specifications 40 $44.00
UEENEEE108A Lay wiring/cabling and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage (elv) circuits 40 $44.00
UEENEEE141A Use of routine equipment/plant/technologies in an energy sector environment 40 $44.00
UEENEEE148A Carry out routine work activities in an energy sector environment 40 $44.00
UEENEEE179A Identify and select components, accessories and materials for energy sector work activities 20 $22.00
UEENEEK142A Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector 20 $22.00
VU20903 Produce basic engineering components and products using fabrication and machining 60 $66.00
VU20906 Configure and program a basic robotic system 60 $66.00
VU20909 Develop an individual career plan for the engineering industry 20 $20.00
VU20910 Produce basic engineering sketches and drawings 20 $20.00
VU20911 Handle engineering materials 20 $20.00
VU20912 Perform basic machining processes 40 $44.00
VU20913 Apply basic fabrication techniques 40 $44.00
VU20963 Safe handling and use of plant and selected portable power tools 16 $15.00
VU21541 Maintain rechargeable battery systems 30 $0.00
VU21543 Set up an extra low voltage emergency power supply system (not exceeding 32v) 30 $33.00
VU21544 Install a sustainable extra low voltage energy power system 30 $33.00
VU21552 Operate a small power supply system 30 $33.00
VU21553 Assemble and connect an extra low voltage battery power source 30 $33.00
VU21701 Carry out an integrated technology project 60 $66.00
VU21702 Prepare for working in the integrated technology sector 20 $22.00
VU21703 Work in an integrated technology environment 40 $0.00
VU21704 Use electrotechnology skills in integrated technology work 80 $0.00
VU21705 Use software applications in integrated technology work 20 $0.00
VU21789 Apply basic sheet metal practices 50 $55.00
VU21790 Cut and penetrate building materials and structures 30 $33.00
VU21791 Fabricate simple plumbing pipe systems 30 $33.00
VU21792 Identify career pathways in the plumbing industry 30 $33.00
VU21793 Perform basic oxy-acetylene welding and cutting 20 $22.00
VU21794 Prepare to work in the plumbing industry 20 $22.00
VU21795 Use and apply basic levelling equipment for plumbing 8 $8.80
VU21796 Use basic electric welding equipment and techniques 20 $22.00
VU21797 Use basic plumbing hand tools 50 $55.00
VU21798 Use basic power tools 20 $22.00
VU21799 Use plumbing pipes, fittings and fixtures to simulate plumbing installations 30 $33.00

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 $3,052
Concession $858
RPL Government Subsidised $1,662
RPL Self-funded $2,493
Self-Funded $3,883

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, Monday - Friday, 9.00AM - 3.00PM
2019 January Mildura Campus Classroom Based