The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) provides students with the opportunity to develop a range of skills that will assist them in directly entering the workforce. As the title suggests, the focus of the certificate is on applied learning.
At Greater Shepparton Secondary College we offer the VCAL at the three levels:
Students complete studies in:
- VCAL Literacy
- VCAL Numeracy
- VCAL Personal Development Skills
- VCAL Work Related Skills
- Industry Skills (VET)
Students also participate in a Structure Workplace Learning (SWL) program that gives them the opportunity to work for one day each week.
Students are assisted in developing their VCAL pathway through support provided by the Careers and Pathways team – a careers practitioner and their pathway mentor.
The College is well placed for the transition to the VCE (Vocational Major) that is to be introduced from 2023.