Check out different trades then move into your trade of choice.

Gain experience in a variety of trades and then complete your preferred trade pre-apprenticeship over 1 year of study.

The VCAL - Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning is an accredited secondary certificate that includes industry training. During the course you’ll gain skills in a variety of trades including carpentry, plumbing, bricklaying and electrical. You will also build numeracy, literacy, personal development and work related skills. This nationally recognised qualification may lead to an apprenticeship in your chosen trade.

Please note that, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, to continue your learning journey, this program will be delivered remotely where possible.

Participants will be required to engage with learning material online and via video conferencing software rather than attend classes. Refer to our COVID-19 Online Service Standards for details of minimum technical requirements and support available. While it is expected that the course duration will remain unchanged, it may be necessary to extend the completion date if circumstances change. Chisholm will be monitoring the situation closely and inform of any changes if the duration of a course is extended.

If you have any queries on a course delivery please contact our student information centre on 1300 244 746 or

Course code
Delivery location
Berwick TEC
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 9 months.
Start dates
Feb 2022

Chisholm courses are subject to minimum and maximum group numbers. Courses may be cancelled or postponed if minimum numbers are not achieved by the start date of the course. Courses may close prior to the start date if the maximum numbers are reached. In that situation, eligible applicants will be offered a place in the next available intake.