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What is VCAL?

Completing Year 10, 11 and 12 is an important step towards a career, but VCE is not your only option. The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is a 'hands-on' option for students in Years 10, 11 and 12; and like VCE, VCAL is a recognised senior secondary qualification, better suited to many student's learning needs and career pathways to that of VCE.  The flexibility of the VCAL program enables students to design a study program that suits their interests and needs.

VCAL courses at Holmesglen

Studying VCAL at Holmesglen Vocational College is a proven successful pathway to apprenticeships, further study and employment, which gives you access to all the great facilities, teachers and specialised support that Holmesglen has to offer.

You can start the VCAL Foundation program at 15 or 16 years old, after finishing year 9, or join us for VCAL Intermediate, or for VCAL senior, completing your senior secondary education.

If the idea of combining practical, career focused learning with Year 11 and 12 sounds exciting, Holmesglen may very well be the education choice you're looking for. VCAL at Holmesglen Vocational College is different to secondary school. You learn all your subjects through projects in and outside the classroom, and each week you spend two whole days participating in different industry specific streams and career focused courses.

Access to opportunities, being treated fair and with respect, creating an open, positive and nurturing environment is the key to gaining a sense of belonging at Holmesglen Vocational College and feeling welcomed and supported.

See VCAL courses offered at Holmesglen or come to our next VCAL Open Day to find out more.

Contact us

T: 1300 639 888

Chadstone campus
1 Batesford Road, Chadstone VIC 3169
Building 4, Level 2

Moorabbin campus
488 South Road, Moorabbin VIC 3189
Building 4, Level 2, Room 301 (see map)

Waverley campus
595 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley VIC 3150
Building 12, Level 2, Room 12

All information is correct at the time of printing but subject to change.

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