The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) program at Mazenod College is targeted at early school leavers and exclusively at Year 11 students who wish to further their knowledge and skills in a specific industry so as to gain employment or to further their studies at TAFE.
The program provides engaging learning environments to capture student skills and talents in a variety of industry areas such as hospitality, furnishing, engineering, multimedia and sport and recreation. The program takes place in a school environment established entirely for these young people and involves students applying and developing their skills in their chosen industry area.
A VCAL program offered by Mazenod College includes:
- Literacy and Numeracy classes
- PERSONAL Development and Work Related Skills classes
- Work placement one day per week
- TAFE program one day per week
- Mazenod VET program
- Involvement in a community based or personal projects.
There are no entry requirements for studying VCAL Intermediate at Mazenod College. However, Mazenod College students are expected to have a Year 10 pass before undertaking the Intermediate Certificate in VCAL.
Students who have previously completed VCE Units and Certificate modules are able to receive Recognition of Prior Learning for these units and modules.