VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) course is designed for young people aged between 15-24 years of age to enable them to study with their child in the class, supported by an early childhood mentor.

The VCAL program is further enhanced by the presence of a family support worker, who assists students with their personal wellbeing.

In this course, you will build numeracy, literacy, personal development and work related skills. Experienced and passionate teachers will guide you through the program, which focuses on preparing you for further study in your area of interest.

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
Not available Online
Not available for International students
Full Time, 1 year.
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.