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The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning is a highly engaging senior secondary qualification. It aims to provide the skills, knowledge and attributes to enable students to make informed choices about employment and educational pathways.



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Student guides

Year 9 and 10 students

Find out about studying VCAL in senior secondary and the career pathways it can lead to.

Year 11 and 12 students

Get advice on how you can study VET in the VCAL and gain industry-specific skills that will get you job ready.

VCAL for adults

If you're returning to study, find out how you can study the VCAL, choose units and achieve your senior secondary certificate.

VCAL Achievement Awards

The VCAL Achievement Awards celebrate outstanding achievements of young people who participate in and complete a VCAL qualification. The awards also recognise the exceptional efforts of committed teachers and community partners who have played significant roles within the VCAL program.

More about VCAL Achievement Awards