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PRACE College Course Information

What is VCAL?

 

VCAL stands for the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning. It is a senior secondary certificate for years 11 and 12, which is nationally recognised.

There are three levels of VCAL; Foundation, Intermediate and Senior.  At PRACE  College we offer Foundation and Intermediate VCAL. The level that you will go into will be determined in consultation with you after your interview and according to your skill level.

There is no educational pre-requisite to enrol in VCAL at PRACE College.

If you are 16—19 years old, you are eligible to enrol in our VCAL program.

Rolling enrolments: new students are welcome to join the program anytime during first, second and third terms should a place become available.


Where does VCAL take me?

 

When you complete your level of VCAL, you can:

  • Go up to the next level of VCAL
  • Go to TAFE to study further
  • Apprenticeship
  • Traineeship
  • Employment

You could even go back to school if you wanted to.


What we offer

 

  • We offer a small and supportive educational environment
  • We look at the way YOU learn and we deliver the course according to what suits you best
  • We negotiate the program with you so that the projects are interesting, achievable and relevant
  • We will give instructions clearly and in a variety of ways so that you will know what is expected of you, what learning outcomes will be met and what needs to be done to successfully complete the task or project
  • We will always give you reasonable time to complete your work
  • We allow you the opportunity to achieve at your own pace
  • We will often cover many outcomes with the one task
  • We will offer many opportunities to cover the outcomes necessary to complete the course

VCAL Student and Parent Handbook 2020

Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth government funding.



Course Code 21352VIC (Foundation)

21353VIC (Intermediate)

Entry Requirements You will be 16 – 19 years of age.
Course
Description:
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 Group 1: Monday to Thursday
Group 2: Tuesday to Friday
Time 9.30am—3.00pm
Dates 5 February— November 2019

*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)

21353VIC (Intermediate)

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 9.30am—3.00pm
Dates 7 February— November 2019

* enrolments accepted throughout the year

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

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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