Peninsula VCAL Association (PVA)
VCAL MINI GALLERY
What is the PVA
The PVA is an association of the providers of the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning in the Frankston Mornington Peninsula region. The group includes VCAL Coordinators from secondary schools, special schools, community providers and TAFE colleges.
It operates as a sub-committee of the FMPLLEN Board of Management and its purpose is to:
VCAL is a ‘hands on’ option for students in Years 11 and 12.
Like VCE, VCAL is a recognized senior qualification. Unlike VCE, which is widely used by students as a pathway to university, VCAL focuses on ‘hands on learning’. Students who do the VCAL are more likely to be interested in going on to training at TAFE, doing an apprenticeship or taking up employment after completing Year 12.
In most schools in the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula areas, VCAL involves:
Three days at school
One day of industry training and
One day of work placement.
It consists of two or sometimes three separate Certificates:
Intermediate at Year 11
Senior at year 12
Foundation which is at an introductory level
VCAL Voice is an FMPLLEN student led publication with contributions from VCAL students across the FMP region. The magazine promotes the voice of our young people in increasing awareness of the VCAL program and VCAL projects in our schools.
The Peninsula VCAL Association (PVA) supports the magazine by facilitating publication, content, distribution and communication through VCAL students, stakeholders and the wider community.
For more information on the VCAL Voice please contact email@example.com
If a young person out of school wishes to undertake VCAL they can contact the nearest school, Chisholm Institute or one of the Community VCAL providers listed below.
These providers offer the VCAL course in a non school setting at several locations across Frankston and the Peninsula.
VCAL programs at Mornington, Rosebud and Hastings.
Phone: 5986 4623
Brotherhood of St Laurence
David Scott School, Frankston
Phone: 8781 5926
VCAL program at Frankston.
Phone: 9781 3388