About this course
Do you want to get your senior secondary school education underway? Do you need a pathway to Year 12 Senior VCAL studies? Then jump right in to this VCAL – Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Intermediate) – Year 11 (VCALINT001) course.
This on-campus TAFE course is ideal if you’re keen to undertake a trade or other vocational qualification in conjunction with your VCAL.
Classes at The Gordon’s East Geelong campus will delve into basic literacy and numeracy skills, Work-Related Skills (WRS), Personal Development Skills (PDS), CAD (Computer Aided Design), Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) work placements and other vocational ‘taster’ learning experiences.
Once you’ve successfully completed this course, the units you’ve taken will count towards an accredited VCAL certificate and you can go on to undertake VCAL Senior studies.
Assessment will take the form of:
- Hands-on projects
- Workplace tasks
- Written assignments
- Industry placement
- Team projects
To be eligible for this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Be at least 16 years old
- Possess an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills, which will be assessed prior to course intake
- Possess basic computer skills
- Have either completed Year 10, achieved Certificate I or II in General Education for Adults or successfully completed VCAL Foundation studies
- Attend a compulsory information session
- Attend an interview
- Submit a folio (not compulsory, but is desirable)
- Possess demonstrated interest
- Sit a literacy and numeracy assessment test
- Present a resume, previous school results and a commitment to undertake vocational training
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be available for skills and knowledge obtained through previous study or other relevant experience.
In this VCAL course, the units of competency you may study include:
- MSS402051A – Apply quality standards
- BSBITU302A – Create electronic presentations
- DT031 – Design and technology unit 1
- MEM16008A – Interact with computing technology
- LIT022 – Literacy skills intermediate oral communication
- LIT021 – Literacy skills intermediate reading and writing
- NUM011 – Numeracy skills foundation
- NUM021 – Numeracy skills intermediate
- MEM30031A – Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
- MEM16006A – Organise and communicate information
- PDS021 – Personal development skills intermediate unit 1
- PDS022 – Personal development skills intermediate unit 2
- MEM30033A – Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models
- WRS021 – Work related skills intermediate unit 1
- WRS022 – Work related skills intermediate unit 2
- LIT012 – Literacy skills foundation oral communication
- LIT011 – Literacy skills foundation reading and writing
- NUM031 – Numeracy skills senior
Why The Gordon?
The Gordon is an award-winning TAFE that has been providing high-quality education and training for over 125 years. As one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria, it services more than 19,000 students each year. Thanks to three purpose-built campuses – in Geelong City, East Geelong, and in Werribee – students are provided with a hands-on learning experience in settings modelled on real-world industry environments. The Gordon also boasts one of the most comprehensive and diverse course ranges in all of Western Victoria, with over 230 accredited qualifications to choose from. Students receive the added benefit of access to The Gordon’s pathway program, which provides articulation and credit transfer opportunities at Deakin University.
East Geelong – 2 Fenwick St, Geelong VIC 3220
Geelong City – Boundary Rd, East Geelong VIC 3219
Werribee Learning Centre – 9 Bridge St, Werribee VIC 3030
The Gordon offers its students access to an array of support services, including academic resources and on-site facilities to help make your time on campus happy, healthy and supportive.
The Gordon Library and study support team is on hand to provide personalised assistance with everything from essay writing to note-taking, and also includes an English as an Additional Language (EAL) program for non-native English speakers. Tailored services are also available via the Aboriginal Education Unit and Disability Support Services offices. Career guidance can be sought from the Careers team at any time, and for anyone struggling with personal hardship, a free and confidential counselling service is available at both the Geelong City campus and East campus.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations: