About VCAL

The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) is a senior secondary certificate that provides the student with practical work-related experience, as well as literacy and numeracy skills that are important for life and work.

Like the VCE, the VCAL is a senior secondary qualification and a pathway to many careers and future education.

VCAL gives students the ability, when completed, to go to a TAFE institute or university, commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, or start a job when they finish school.

The course is flexible and enables students to undertake a study program that suits their interests and learning needs.

  • A good hands on option for Year 11 & 12 students
  • Gain practical work related experience
  • Build skills that are important for life and work



A typical VCAL study program combines structured classes at our College, a VET certificate day off-campus and Structured Workplace Learning during the year.

VCAL classes run onsite by our VCAL staff team provide a supportive and collegial environment to enable students to meet required outcomes. Curriculum is delivered in a combination of structured classroom teaching and learning, and exciting projects which provide hands-on experience in diverse areas. Each year, projects are selected to motivate and challenge students; these ventures also enhance the MCC and wider community.

Senior Years Guide