Should you choose VCAL?
Here is the official link for the serious VCAL stuff. I supply my own – shorter – version below.
VCAL (aka Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) is a fantastic way to spend your senior years at school if you:
- like hands-on learning
- want a job straight after school
- want to build up your resume
- enjoy working in teams
- like to work on projects
There are THREE levels of VCAL: Foundation, Intermediate & Senior. The higher the level, the more you achieve. Your school will work with you to decide which level is best for you.
You add a touch of spice to your VCAL by studying a VET subject or participating in a school based apprenticeship.
Uni & VCAL
Getting to Uni with a VCAL Certificate is problematic, although not entirely impossible. So think about this before deciding on the VCAL pathway. Talk to the relevant people at your school.
How do I decide?
I find it helpful to draw up a list (like the one here). That way it is easier when you talk it over with others (parents, teachers and Careers Advisor). If talking doesn’t work, then nag!
VCAL 4 Life
Here is a great clip to get you thinking!