High School Certificate
Melbourne Polytechnic's Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Creative Industries course is for young people who have had limited access to education and are interested in creative industries. You'll receive supported training in basic knowledge and skills used in the film and radio industries. This qualification will prepare you for further study, pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships or employment in the media industry.Hands-on experience while you learn
Melbourne Polytechnic has partnered with Youthworx Media to bring you this unique program. You will learn about video production, radio broadcasting and photography through hands-on experience at a dedicated media training studio in Brunswick. Take the opportunity to work on film and photography projects and present a weekly radio show for SYN 90.7 FM with your classmates. Studying VCAL at Melbourne Polytechnic will take you out of the high school environment and prepare you for further study and/or employment. You will have access to our libraries and all campus student facilities, in addition to friendly and approachable teachers who are there to help you learn.Get a head start in a competitive industry
Once you successfully complete Melbourne Polytechnic's VCAL - Creative Industries (Intermediate), you'll be eligible to apply for a range of vocational training courses, pre-apprenticeships, traineeships or job opportunities in the broad creative industries arena. You will also get credits towards the VCAL, an accredited senior school completion certificate. Once you've completed this course you could move on to complete your VCAL, or, you might decide to move on to a Certificate III in Screen and Media at offered by Melbourne Polytechnic in partnership with Youthworx or find an industry traineeship.
Once you successfully complete the course, you'll be eligible to apply for a range of vocational training courses, pre-apprenticeships, traineeships or employment in the broad creative industries.
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.