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VCAL in Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Senior)

  • High School Certificate

Our VCAL Senior course is a unique offering for young people who have not finished Year 12, but want to move into further study and qualified employment. Learn in an environment that's not like high school.

Key details

Degree Type
High School Certificate
Course Code
VCALSEN001
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul

About this course

If you want to get a year 12 certificate and don't want to be in school then The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Senior at Melbourne Polytechnic is the path for you! This full time course will give you the opportunity to complete your year 12. The Senior stream gives you more future options than the Intermediate, including pathways to industry and further education.

Supported learning and friendly advice

Our VCAL Senior course is a unique offering for young people who have not finished Year 12, 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 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 pathway you might like to do in the future. At Senior level, the course offers students a higher level of interpersonal skills, and the ability to work independently with effective decision-making and leadership skills. VCAL Senior is a year 12 equivalent.

Make a qualified choice 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 from this course with a VCAL at Senior level, which means you'll have a nationally recognised senior school certificate and a clear pathway to your future career.

Entry requirements

  • you must be at least 17 years old and have not completed Year 12
  • the VCAL (Senior) is also suitable for mature aged adults
  • applicants will be interviewed and enrolments will be ongoing

Study locations

Heidelberg

Career pathways

This is a pre-vocational course of study that will enable you to make more informed choices about your pathway for either further study or employment.

Credit for prior study or work

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.