Senior Years

Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)

The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning is a ‘hands-on’/applied option for students in Years 10, 11 and 12. VCAL has three levels – Foundation, Intermediate and Senior.

At Verney Road School we teach VCAL Foundation over 3 years. The applied learning is taught through interest based projects.

VCAL provides practical education and training for young people. Through hands-on learning, students gain skills and knowledge relevant to work and life in local and global communities.

VCAL is administered by the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA).

There are four compulsory strands in VCAL:

  • Literacy and Numeracy Skills
  • Work Related Skills
  • Industry Specific Skills
  • Personal Development Skills

Students need a high attendance rate to enable them to complete all the required outcomes of VCAL.

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

VET allows students to include vocational studies within their VCAL.

Students undertake nationally recognised training from national training packages which contribute to the Industry Specific Skills strand in VCAL.

We offer Certificate I in Transition Education (Year 10 & 11 students) and Certificate II in Horticulture (Year 12 students).

Certificates not fully completed at VRS can be continued post school in an adult educational facility (e.g. TAFE).