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 Monday 21 August

Book Week

Dress-Up Day (gold coin donation)


Wed 30, 31 & Sept 1

- Year 10 Camp


Wednesday 6 September

Year 7 Immunisations & Yr 10,11 & 12 Meningococcal vaccinations


Wed 13, Thurs 14 & Fri 15 September

School Production "Bailed Up!"


Thursday 14 September

Parent/Teacher Interviews


 Friday 22 September

Last day Term 3

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Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning

The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is a hands-on option for Years 10, 11 and 12 students who previously have only had the option of the VCE or a normal Year 10.


The VCAL gives students practical work-related experience, as well as literacy and numeracy skills and the opportunity to build personal skills that are important for life and work.  And like the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) it is a recognised qualification.


Students who do the VCAL are likely to be interested in going on to training at Technical and Further Education (TAFE), doing an apprenticeship, or getting a job after completing secondary school.  However, if you start your VCAL and then decide the VCE is the right option for you after all, it won’t be too late to change your mind.  In fact, any VCE units you complete as part of your VCAL will count towards your VCE, should you decide to transfer between certificate courses.  The VCAL is offered at Foundation, Intermediate and Senior levels.


Within VCAL students can do a Vocational Education and Training (VET) course or a School-Based New Apprenticeship (SBNA).  Further details on the relationships between VCAL, VCE and the complementary programs of VET and SBNA are shown in diagrammatic form in the Senior School Handbook.


Students will be counselled as to their options and parents will be involved in this counselling process to ensure they are fully aware of the options for their child. More details can be obtained by contacting the Careers Advisor at the College.


If you would like to view VCAL student's classroom and field work, click here to download files.


Applied Learning Curriculim 2014

10 Foundation VCAL

  • Applied English
  • Applied Maths - Science
  • Personal Development
  • Work Related Skills
  • Elective
  • VCE Industry and Enterprise
  • VETiS Hospitality


Year 11 Intermediate VCAL

  • Foundation English
  • Foundation Maths
  • Personal Development
  • VET (own choice)
  • Work Related Skills
  • Block D 
  • Assembly

Work Placement begins in March.


Year 12 VCAL

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Personal Development
  • Work Related Skills
  • VET (own choice)
  • Outdoor Ed

Work Placement begins in March.