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FMPLLEN Inc. VCAL Awards 2021


The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is a practical option for students in Years 11 and 12. It is designed to prepare students for further education, training or employment by providing them with work-related experience, literacy and numeracy skills and an opportunity to develop personal skills.

FMPLLEN hosts the  VCAL Awards to celebrate the achievements of students, schools and industry partners and recognise the work in the Applied Learning field of education.


Award Categories

Student Excellence                 26 awards


Student Achievement             26 awards


Student Industry                      limited awards

School Best Practice               

Industry Partnerships              1 award

A very special thank you to our 2021 Sponsors.  Your continuing support is very much appreciated:

Silver Sponsors 2021

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 Bronze Sponsors 2021


 General Sponsors 2021

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About our Sponsors



Chisholm Institute of TAFE are one of Victoria’s premier public vocational education and training provider, prominently placed across Melbourne’s south east manufacturing heartland and residential growth corridors.

As a government-owned TAFE, Chisholm offers over 250 certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, bachelor and graduate certificate courses, with each course carefully structured to ensure that all of their graduates finish with the skills needed to further their career aspirations.

Nepean Industry Edge Training


As a quality-focused and reputable training organisation, our industry connections allow us to train students in current practices, giving our students job-ready skills upon course completion.

Our industry experience means we understand what the workplace is looking for in the way of staff and make sure courses will give employers and individuals the maximum return on their investment.

We know that when training is delivered clearly and concisely by passionate individuals, all students have the opportunity to achieve their potential. The result is a competent and

confident employee that contributes real value to the


Torrens University Australia


Students are more than just a number

Why we dropped ATAR

The current education system places a strong emphasis on testing and ranked academic results. But, Torrens University Vice-Chancellor Professor Alwyn Louw believes that focussing solely on the ATAR as the main determinant for university entry can be problematic.

“ATAR is just a snapshot of time as students develop and grow. The problem with ATAR is that there’s so much pressure to get the highest score you possibly can. It gives you greater choice in your career pathways. We also know that students continuously develop at all ages – and that some secondary students mature later on, and as such, they need alternative entry pathways,” he explains.

So because we’ve always believed that ATAR is not a true representation of a student’s future success, at Torrens University we have removed it as an entry requirement. We believe passion unlocks potential. We know that each individual student’s strengths, talents and passions are a better indication of how they might succeed in higher education.

Our new entry requirement is a Year 12 certificate* (or equivalent) but we also offer other ways to enter university, including a diploma to bachelor’s pathway, creative portfolio applications and interviews. 

Students can secure their place by applying now through our Early Entry program. We offer over 300 courses, tuition through industry-connected professionals, door-opening work placements and many types of scholarships.

Apply now -



Advance College has three campuses across the Mornington Peninsula - Hastings, Mornington and Rosebud. It has specialist teachers, learning support assistants and well-being staff to deliver the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) at three levels - Foundation, Intermediate and Senior.

Our College maintains a strong focus on its community as it ensures that our students are provided with the best and most relevant education possible.  It provides an alternative, education setting to mainstream school, with a strong emphasis on supporting students in pathways to employment or further education and training.

Our learning program is presented in a positive, education framework which assists our teaching and education support staff to meet the specific needs of disengaged young people in their pursuit of positive achievements in education. It is specifically designed to improve our capacity to address engagement so that young people can achieve their personal and social potential through educational achievement. It is a whole-school approach that meets the developmental strengths and needs of students, teachers, and leaders.

Mornington Peninsula Shire


Our Youth Centres offer young people a safe place to connect with others, enjoy fun activities and programs. Qualified youth workers can provide information and referrals to young people and their families.

Shed 11 Youth Centre,    11 Marine Parade, Hastings    5950 1666

The Corner Youth Centre,  91 Wilsons Road, Mornington    5975 3114

Y Lounge Youth Centre,  1 Nepean Plaza, Rosebud    5986 3585

For more information:     5950 1000           

Integrity Business College


Here at Integrity, we are now accepting applications for 2022 for our Certificate III in Business and Information Technology VETiS programs. Using Microsoft Teams,

students will attend class online weekly and positions for 2022 are available and

eligible students are more than welcome to apply!

The knowledge and skills that are required in the workplace will be acquired by students through our online teaching and will benefit them drastically when

working towards their desired career in Business or IT.

Bluescope Steel



Fulton Hogan


At Fulton Hogan we build and maintain infrastructure that improves the quality of life across New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific. We’re big and growing. But this will always be a family business.
As we evolve responsibly, we always look out for each other and strive to do the right thing. It’s this attitude – and our willingness to roll our sleeves up and give anything a go – that’s taken us from humble beginnings to progressive, proactive industry leaders, open to new ideas and new ways of doing things.
Join a growing, forward-looking and exciting organisation, doing good work and making a positive difference to the world we live in.



Ventia is one of the largest infrastructure service providers in Australia and New Zealand. We’re proud of our talented and engaged people who bring our values to life, inspire confidence with our clients and make a difference for the communities where we work. We aim to provide opportunities for career development in a flexible, supportive and inclusive work environment.

Every job at Ventia is important and we have job opportunities in a wide range of city, regional & remote locations. From connecting people to faster networks, maintaining Defence Force facilities, fixing water pipes, cleaning contaminated land, keeping traffic flowing and ensuring schools are running, our people work across thousands of sites. With graduates and trainees just starting out in their career, to highly skilled experts, we aim to provide diverse, flexible work in a supportive and inclusive environment. With such a wide range of opportunities, being able to provide a long and varied career for our employees is one of our top




Nursery and Garden Industry Victoria

The Nursery and Garden Industry Victoria (NGIV), is the peak industry body for the state’s horticultural sector. We represent the interests of the Victorian horticulture industry.

Horticulture in Australia is booming. Gardening, sustainability, wellbeing, and food production have all captured the public imagination, leading to the unparalleled growth of our industry.  
The Victorian industry is worth over $1.6 billion, employing over 11,000 people and producing over 1/3 of all plants in Australia. You’ll be entering Australia’s horticultural powerhouse.

Ours is an industry that always looks to bring the next generation through; offering the right training and education to progress and bring their careers to life.

A career in horticulture is more than a job. It’s your chance to play a part in caring for the health of our planet when it needs it most. Your work will contribute towards a healthier, happier society for all of us. You’ll be entering an industry that is full of opportunity and variety; once you start learning you’ll never stop.

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