High School Certificate
Melbourne Polytechnic's VCAL Intermediate program is a recognised senior school completion certificate. It offers a pathway into VCAL Senior, a recognized Year 12 equivalency. If you're still at school, or even if you have left, and if you're older than 15 years old, this course is a great way to broaden your options for further study or work. You'll receive supported training in literacy, numeracy and communication skills, work-related experiences and personal development skills. The program is integrated which means that your curriculum is student-centered, negotiated, active hands-on learning that better reflects the world of work and further study. This qualification will prepare you for further study, pre-apprenticeships, apprenticeships or employment.Feel supported while you study
Melbourne Polytechnic's VCAL Intermediate course is a unique offering for young people who have not finished Year 11, but want to move into further study and qualified employment. Learn in an environment that's not like high school. You'll improve your literacy, numeracy, personal development and work skills. Careers counselling is central to this course. You'll have friendly and approachable teachers that are experts at working with young people supporting you while you study. Our Student Pathways Advisors will help you decide which trade, work area or further study you might like to do in the future.Get qualified for your future
This course is pre-vocational, which means it will teach you the skills to make informed choices about your pathway for either further study or future employment. You'll graduate with a VCAL at Intermediate level, which means you'll have a nationally recognised senior school certificate and a clear pathway to your future career.
This course could take you to further education such as the VCAL Senior program, trade certificates, pre-apprenticeships or it could help you get employment.
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.