The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is a 'hands-on' option for students in Years 11 and 12.
The following video gives you a good overview:
Like the VCE, the VCAL is a recognised senior secondary qualification. Unlike the VCE,
which is widely used by students as a pathway to university, the 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 getting a job
after completing Year 12.
The VCAL's flexibility enables students to design a study program that suits their
interests and learning needs. Students select accredited curriculum components from
VCE studies, Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications, Further Education
(FE) and VCAL units. There are four compulsory strands in VCAL:
Literacy and Numeracy Skills
Work Related Skills
Industry Specific Skills
Personal Development Skills.
A certificate and Statement of Results will be issued to students who successfully
complete their VCAL.
The Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority provide an information booklet
for parents and students. You can get a copy of this
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Royal Melbourne Hospital Work
The Royal Melbourne Hospital in conjunction with the other sites under Melbourne Health offer high school students (year 10 - year 12) work experience placements every year.
Melbourne Health offers one week of work experience for individual students running throughout the school holidays. There are three intakes throughout the year, with places offered by individual departments with Melbourne Health.
Work experience periods and application dates
Period of work experience Application period
3 - 7 April 2017 27 February - 10 March 2017
10 - 14 April 2017 27 February - 10 March 2017
3 - 7 July 2017 29 May - 9 June 2017
10 - 14 July 2017 29 May - 9 June 2017
25 - 29 September 2017 21 August - 1 September 2017
2 - 6 October 2017 21 August - 1 September 2017
How to apply
Applications will open on the above advertising dates.
Structured program facilitated by Digital professionals
The opportunity to interact with people across the Digital team including current graduates to senior managers and members of the senior leadership team
Develop analytical, creative and communication skills beyond just sitting at a desk that can be transferred to both your personal and professional lives
Coles is proudly Australian and one of the largest retailers in the
world. We provide a range of fresh food, groceries, general
merchandise, liquor and fuel to over 21 million customers weekly.
Coles Digital is the technology that drives the business including IT, flybuys and Coles Financial Services. Our IT teams and systems
enable and support over 100,000 team members to serve customers
at more than 2,400 retail outlets across Australia.
Coles offers a number of work experience programs for high
school students and runs a fantastic program for university graduates
to gain experience in the retail, digital and IT industries.
We offer fun, engaging, team based challenges, activities and
learning experiences with an opportunity to solve real world
WHEN IS IT?
The program will run from 3-7 July, 2017, 9am-4:30pm each day.
WHERE IS IT?
The program will be held at the Coles Store Support Centre
800 Toorak Road, Hawthorn East, VIC, 3123
WHO CAN APPLY?
Only High school students in years 10, 11 or 12 are eligible.
The application process is completely online, where you will be asked
to answer a few short answer questions introducing yourself and discussing
the role technology plays in your life. Visit the application site
below to find out more or to complete the online application. Coles
also offers support to students who identify as having a disability and
require adjustments throughout the application process.
Applications close 14th May, 2017.
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