Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning

Year 11 Intermediate Certificate
Year 12 Senior Certificate

The Dromana College VCAL program provides an applied learning environment where the learning is often described as ‘hands on’. The VCAL pathway is suited to students who enjoy more practical based subjects and are interested in a vocational pathway such as VET certificates and diplomas or in traditional trade pathways such as an apprenticeship or traineeship in the areas such as (but not limited to):

  • Hospitality
  • Community Services (Child and Health Care)
  • Education Support
  • Horticulture
  • Sport and Recreation
  • Retail
  • Hair Stylist
  • Beauty
  • Traditional Trades: Building. Plumbing, Electrical, Flooring and Tiling, Carpentry
  • Automotive – Mechanical / Marine
  • Administration

VCAL students must undertake compulsory study in: Literacy, Numeracy, Work Related Skills, Industry Specific Skills: Certificate based subject, Personal Development and one day a week in a Structured Workplace Learning environment throughout the school year to satisfactorily attain their VCAL Certificates at Year 11 and Year 12.

VCAL Horizons Program

The VCAL Horizons Program caters to students who may want to keep a University pathway option open in the future or who require higher level Mathematics for traditional type trades like Electrical/ Electrician.

To access the VCAL Horizons Program students must either receive a formal invitation to participate or can apply online. Academic performance in Year 10/11 is taken into consideration as well as the pathway plan the student is interested in pursuing.

Students in the VCAL Horizons Program will be required to complete a modified VCAL Program that incorporates VCE General Maths Unit 1/2 at Year 11 as well as the other compulsory VCAL requirements listed above.

VCAL Electives and VET Certificates

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