The Holmesglen Vocational College offers a VCAL Foundation program to young people who recognise their learning style is suited to vocational education and hands-on teaching.
Career opportunities, include:
- Many transferrable skills will be learnt during the program, increasing students confidence and prepare them for what is expected in the real world (including working life). This program is also designed to prepare the person for further education (eg. VCAL).
Pathways to further study:
- VCAL Intermediate or VCE
- Apprenticeships or traineeships (school based or fulltime)
Studying the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Foundation) at Holmesglen
Our Vocational College VCAL Foundation course focuses on strong literacy, numeracy and employability skills, where students will experience personal development and growth, and engage in a variety of projects and activities within the Holmesglen setting and the surrounding community.
Our program encourages diversity and ensures everyone has equal rights and a tailored learning approach to suit the individual.
The program is aimed at students who have just finished Year 9 and want to make the transition to an adult learning environment to complete their Senior Secondary Certificate in VCAL.
Students get the opportunity to gain a sense of belonging within a new, supportive, and rewarding environment.
The program also has clear pathways into VCAL Intermediate, VCAL Senior (equivalent Year 12) and further certificate courses and apprenticeships.
Students must complete all VCAL Core Foundation units . These units are delivered throughout the year, three days per week. Students will also complete a certificate II in Small Business as part of their VCAL Foundation program on a separate day per week, gaining many transferrable and employability skills (4-day program).
WRS012 - VCAL Foundation Work Related Skills Unit 2
NUM011 - VCAL Foundation Numeracy Skills Unit 1
PDS012 - VCAL Foundation Personal Development Skills Unit 2
VU22527 - Contribute to small business planning
VU22526 - Follow procedures for routine financial activities of a small business
VU22524 - Participate in small business quality processes
ICTWEB201 - Use Social Media for collaboration and engagement
BSBSOR202 - Organise and complete daily work activities
||Work Related Skills Foundation Unit 1
||Literacy Skills Foundation Reading And Writing
||Personal Development Skills Foundation Unit 1
||Contribute to health and safety of self and others
||Develop elementary skills for small business environments
||Identify small business policies and procedures
||Contribute to small business operations and innovation
||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
||Undertake basic market research and promotion for a small business product or service
||Assist with the presentation of public activities and events
| Code || Name |
|WRS011||Work Related Skills Foundation Unit 1|
|LIT011||Literacy Skills Foundation Reading And Writing|
|PDS011||Personal Development Skills Foundation Unit 1|
|BSBWHS201||Contribute to health and safety of self and others|
|VU22521||Develop elementary skills for small business environments|
|VU22522||Identify small business policies and procedures|
|VU22520||Contribute to small business operations and innovation|
|BSBSUS201||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|VU22523||Undertake basic market research and promotion for a small business product or service|
|VU22525||Assist with the presentation of public activities and events|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
There are no entry requirements. Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Applicants must have a Transition from School Form signed by their last school principal, and permission from the Department of Education (from the Regional Director), permitting them to leave school.
This is a requirement under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
Upon successful completion of all units students will be eligible to receive a VCAL Foundation certificate (often compared to Year 10)
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.
|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Government subsidised||$2,029.50||per annum|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
|Materials fee||$200.00||per annum|
|Activities fee||$0.00||per annum|
Additional costs may also apply for course consumables and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses.
To view the additional costs that may apply to your course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession