VCAL is a hands-on option for Year 11 and 12 students at SASC.

The VCAL certificate gives students the opportunity to build employability skills, industry experience, personal development skills, and numeracy and literacy skills. The certificate is designed for students wishing to pursue a career pathway involving an apprenticeship, employment or TAFE.

VCAL is an exciting opportunity for students who enjoy challenges and applied learning. The VCAL students have access to the state-of-the-art VCAL centre, Nindethana.

The VCAL certificate will give students practical work-related experience and qualifications that will be recognised by TAFE institutes and employers. Together, these will help students move from school into work, an apprenticeship or traineeship, and/or further training at TAFE.

During the year, each student will complete:

  • Structured Work Placement to gain experience in their chosen industry, establish industry networks, and increase employment opportunities.
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) vocational studies and nationally recognised training from either accredited state curriculum or national training packages within their VCAL certificate.
  • Studies in Literacy, Numeracy, Personal Development Skills and Work Related Skills to extend and improve their communication skills, reading, writing, numeracy, self-esteem, team work and leadership skills.