About this course
Grab the opportunity to continue your senior secondary school studies at a Year 12 level with this on-campus VCAL – Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Senior) Year 12 (VCALSEN001) TAFE course.
This on-campus course is an ideal option if you’re thinking of undertaking a trade or vocational learning while completing your VCAL studies.
The subjects you’ll study at The Gordon’s East Geelong campus will include Work-Related Skills (WRS), Personal Development Skills (PDS), Computer Aided Design (CAD), Structured Workplace Learning (SWL) work placements and other vocational ‘taster’ learning experiences.
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 completed the Foundation or Intermediate VCAL, Year 11 VCE or Certificate I or II in General Education for Adults
- 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:
- BM011 – Business management 1
- DT032 – Design and technology unit 2
- MEM16008A – Interact with computing technology
- LIT032 – Literacy skills senior oral communication
- LIT031 – Literacy skills senior reading and writing
- NUM032 – Numeracy (advanced)
- NUM031 – Numeracy skills senior
- MEM30031A – Operate computer-aided design (CAD) system to produce basic drawing elements
- MEM16006A – Organise and communicate information
- MSAENV272A – Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
- PDS031 – Personal development skills senior unit 1
- PDS032 – Personal development skills senior unit 2
- MEM30007A – Select common engineering materials
- MEM30033A – Use computer-aided design (CAD) to create and display 3-D models
- WRS031 – Work related skills senior unit 1
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: