Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Foundation - -

Foundation VCAL

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On Offer Yes
Award Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Foundation
Accepting Applications Applications for Semester 2, 2015 are currently being accepted
Classes Held

Monday to Friday, according to timetable

Commences Bacchus Marsh and Maryborough - Semester 1 & 2, Ballarat - Semester 2
Program Outline

The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning is a recognised senior secondary certificate of education. The course develops your knowledge and employability skills, with a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy. It also gives you the relevant preparatory skills to develop and extend meaningful pathways for employment and/or further education. This course is for people aged 15 and above.

Foundation VCAL provides a range of educational opportunities and creates great pathways into Federation College VCAL, pre-apprenticeships, employment, further training and traineeships.

Career Opportunities

Completion of programs at Federation College will help students gain employment, including Australian Apprenticeships and Traineeships or progress to further study.

Program Rules and Requirements

Students must be between 15 and 19 years of age and have not achieved Year 10 (or equivalent).

Program Content

LIT011 - Literacy Skills Foundation Reading and Writing

LIT012 - Literacy Skills Foundation Oral Communication

NUM011 - Numeracy Skills Foundation

PDS011 - Personal Development Skills Foundation Unit 1

WRS011/WRS012 - Work Related Skills Foundation

PDS011/PDS012 - Personal Development Skills

Industry Specific Skills

Information Sessions
There are currently no information sessions scheduled.

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Contact Us

Phone: 5327 9000
Freecall: 1800 333 864

International Students International Student Programs
Phone: +61 3 5327 9018
Additional Program Information

DomesticDomestic students are students who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of an Australian permanent visa.
National Course Code VCALFND001
Mid year entry Yes
Intakes Semester 1 and 2

1 year full-time


SMB Campus (Ballarat) - Program Coordinator: Rebecca Absalom

GELC, 88-90 Burke Street, Maryborough - Program Coordinator: Audrey Bartlett

The Laurels, 229 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh - Program Coordinator: Anthony Pearce

Application Method The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE Application page for further information.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.
Application Type - VTAC No
Application Type - Direct Yes

Students must be between 15 and 19 years of age and have not achieved Year 10 (or equivalent).

Assessment Competency based training is concerned with assisting people to gain specific competencies relevant to the purpose of their program of study. A student will be assessed by performing set tasks at specified standards, under prescribed conditions.
A range of assessment methods will be used to enable students to demonstrate competency.
Recognition of Prior Learning If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact FedUni on 1800 333 864.
Pathways/Alternate Entry Pathway information is available from staff listed under 'Enquiries'.
Indicative Fees
Enrolment fees are payable at the time of enrolment. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day. For further information regarding these costs, please view 2015 Indicative Course Fees (pdf,165kb) for tuition and materials fees payable to FedUni.
Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information at: and the TAFE Fees and Charges Information Guide 2015 (pdf,625kb)
Further Information A range of student services, are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please call the number listed above.
The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this publication including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of going to press as at the date above, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

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Information correct as at 24/Nov/2015

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