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Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)


Course Code 21352VIC (Foundation)

21353VIC (Intermediate)

Entry Requirements You will be 16 – 19 years of age.
Course
Description:
Foundation VCAL is the equivalent of year 11.  Intermediate VCAL is the equivalent of year 12.The course includes Literacy, Oral Communication, Numeracy, Personal Development, Work Related Skills and Units from Certificate II courses.  You will be provided with breakfast and lunch daily.  You will complete a work placement, go on camp and go on many excursions.
Pathway: After completing VCAL you can go on to further education and training. apprenticeship, traineeship or full time work.  All students completing VCAL at PRACE will be given preference into any of our other courses..
Location Merrilands Community Centre
Mode of Study Full Time
Days Monday to Friday
Time 9.30am—3.00pm
Dates 6 February— November 2018

*enrolments accepted throughout the year

Duration 1 year
Cost Fees upon enquiry
Enrolment Pre-enrolment interview
Contact Jane Davey 9462 6077
Course Code 21352VIC (Foundation)
Entry Requirements You will be 16 – 19 years of age.
Course
Description:
This course is designed as a taster to VCAL.  All tasks and activities will go towards VCAL if you wish to go on.  You will get lunch each day you are here.
Pathway: After completing PreCAL, you can go on to further education and training.  All students completing PreCAL at PRACE will be given preference into our VCAL program.
Location Merrilands Community Centre
Mode of Study Part Time
Days Thursday and Friday
Time 10.00am—2.00pm
Dates 8 February— November 2018

* enrolments accepted throughout the year

Duration Up to 6 months
Cost Fees upon enquiry
Enrolment Pre-enrolment interview
Contact Jane Davey 9462 6077

Young people at PRACE

The people in the Youth Program at PRACE are all people who are no longer at secondary school. With unemployment rates over 10% in Darebin, it is vital that the community provide them with some hope of a future.

Over the years, the youth program at PRACE has developed into an amazing success, thanks to the remarkable skills of supportive co-ordinators and engaging teachers.

VCAL – PRACE delivers the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). This program is for young people aged 16 to 22 and is an integrated program combining Foundation and Intermediate levels. It runs for a full year for 22.5 hours per week although new students are welcome to join the program anytime during first, second and third terms should a place become available. PRACE is registered as an independent school. Students may wish to enrol in the College where practicable. Please see our PRACE College page for more information.

These courses are:

  • Nationally recognised
  • Delivered in safe community settings
  • Support by a Youth Co-ordinator
  • Support by Youth worker

# Approximate value of contribution from the Victorian State Government under VTG:

Concession Fee Cost Full Fee Cost
Student Contribution:

($0.05 per hour)

$500 Student Contribution:

($2.50 per hour)

$2500
Government contribution: $11750 Government contribution:  $9750
Total cost of course: $12250 Total cost of course: $12250
Plus Service & Amenities: $10 Plus Service & Amenities:  $25

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


Great things about the PRACE Youth Program – Did You Know?

  • Many young people come here because they couldn’t go to TAFE or Secondary School
  • Other adult ed providers don’t cater for young people – PRACE is one of only 2 community education providers in the Northern Region who provide support for young people
  • PRACE is a safe and supportive environment where students have the opportunity to develop close relationships with staff
  • Quality, outcomes and success

VCAL Student and Parent Handbook 

Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding.


 

Testimonials:

Imagine this; imagine coming to a school where everybody treats you the way you deserve to be treated.  Attending PRACE has honestly changed my whole outlook on life.  Being here has changed my future.

Jessica – VCAL


My time at PRACE has been a shifting point in my life.  It has given me a great opportunity to finish my year 11 and 12 and has given me a chance to follow my dreams and become the successful person I’ve always wanted to be.

Joseph – VCAL


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