The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)
The delivery of the VCAL at Essenon Keilor College is based on adult learning and youth development principles. These principles have been found to be relevant in providing successful programs for students seeking a pathway to further VET and/or employment.
• Curriculum content is negotiated to build on students’ abilities
• Curriculum content focuses on hands-on learning
• Curriculum content encourages personal development and growth
• Recognition of student achievement is both formal and informal
VCAL is hands-on option for Year 11 and 12 students. The VCAL program allows students to participate in studies that suit their interests and learning needs. Students undertake work placement and participate in a VET program. Students can gain an Intermediate VCAL certificate at the end of the first year of their program and a Senior VCAL Certificate at the end of the second year.
To view the Senior Campus Handbook Click here
See pages 29 & 30 for information about the VCAL program.
To view VCAL information on the VCAA website Click here