VCAL is offered as an alternative senior-studies pathway at Star of the Sea College. The program is designed for students who are applied learners and interested in acquiring work and study skills in a relevant context, customised to their interests and goals.
Students experience a combination of VCAL-specific studies including Literacy, Numeracy, Personal Development Skills, Skills for Further Study, and Work Related Skills, as well as internal and external VET (Vocational Education and Training) certifications, Industry Placement blocks and the internationally recognised Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Certificate.
Pathways available beyond Year 12 include tertiary studies or employment, or a combination of both. A student’s post-school ambitions are decided throughout a consultative process with the VCAL & VET Leader, the Careers Leaders and the skilled personnel available to students and their families in this phase of senior school.
We currently offer intermediate and senior VCAL programs at the College across Years 11 and 12.