VCAL - Copperfield College

Quality Outcomes through VCAL

Copperfield College has an award winning Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) program and has high expectations for all VCAL students to achieve successful outcomes.

Copperfield's VCAL program has been developed since 2003 at its Senior Campus located at Delahey.


Students in VCAL at Copperfield College complete their certificate over year 11 and year 12, achieving outcomes in four major learning strands and a VET.

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Personal Development
  • Work related skills
  • Skills for further study (Year 12 only)
  • VET (industry specific)

All VCAL students at Copperfield College must study an approved Vocational Education and Training (VET) subject as part of their program.


Completing a VET course of study provides students with a national qualification at either Certificate II or III level. VET can also be an effective pathway into further study at a TAFE or University.


All VCAL Students at Copperfield College must also undertake a Structured Workplace Learning placement as part of their program.


The College has a Placement Officer at the Delahey Campus to assist VCAL students in their placement. Year 11 VCAL students are expected to have their work placement organised by Term 2, and Year 12 VCAL students by the end of February.

Copperfield College’s Pathways team are available to discuss a VCAL pathway for any Copperfield College student. Students and their parents are encouraged to discuss this pathway with the relevant Junior Campus Pathways Counsellor.

Year 12 VCAL Information for parents


Year 11 VCAL Information for parents & students

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