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  • Objectives
    This course focuses on students who are currently unsure of their career pathway but are considering a trade based career. The course is part of a VCAL Intermediate and students are given the opportunity to sample a variety of industry trades during their course. By the end of the year, students will be better placed in understanding each trade so they can make an informed career choice. All completed modules will be credited to their future studies. The trades offered in this stream in 2009 will be finalised shortly.
  • Entry requirements
    Year 10 preferred for VCAL Intermediate (Yr 11)
  • Academic Title
    VCAL Multi Trade
  • Course description
    Course Outline
    This course focuses on students who are currently unsure of their career pathway but are considering a trade based career. The course is part of a VCAL Intermediate (Year 11) and students are given the opportunity to sample a variety of industry trades during their course. By the end of the year, students will be better placed in understanding each trade so they can make an informed career choice. Student’s completing the VCAL multi trade can move to VCAL Senior (Year 12), Pre-apprenticeship opportunities or employment. All completed modules will be credited to their future studies. The trades offered in this stream in 2009 will include carpentry,
    electrical and landscaping.

    Campus
    Berwick TEC

    Course Commencement
    February 2009

    Study Mode
    Full Time

    Entrance Requirements
    Year 10 preferred for VCAL Intermediate (Yr 11)

    Selection Process
    Literacy, Numeracy evaluation and interview
    Students must successfully complete the selection criteria

    How do I Apply?
    Apply directly to Chisholm

    Is There An Interview?
    Applicants will be interviewed

    Study Area
    Maths, communications, personal development skills, employment skills and selected industry specific subjects in the trades offered.

    Subjects / Modules
    Various Modules for various trades. Each module is from an accredited pre-apprenticeship or pre-vocational course. For example carpentry contains modules for the Certificate II in Building & Construction- preapprenticeship.

    NUM021 Numeracy Skills Module
    This module aims to builds student’s confidence to explore mathematics beyond its familiar and everyday use. Students will develop mathematics skills that are important in their industry area of choice, create strong pathways into further study and increase their general confidence in this subject. The mathematics covered includes measurement, graphs and statistics, use of maps and directions and an understanding of the use of
    formulas and other problem solving strategies.

    LIT022 Oral Communication Module
    Oral Communication skills are an important part of all subject areas. The VCAL program allows for
    communication skills to be built into every aspect of a student's program in order to develop the skills they will need for employment and further study as well as for general confidence. The Oral Communication module
    includes:
    • Practise job interviews
    • Speaking with industry employers
    • Working in teams
    • Presentation skills
    • Inspirational and informative speakers

    LIT021 Literacy Skills Module
    Building general reading and writing skills is an important part of VCAL. Literacy classes are developed around student’s vocational and personal interests. Vocational (industry) and literacy teachers work together to create a program that involves and engages a student on many levels. They will work on workplace documents, reports, resumes, communication skills and more.

    PDS021 Personal Development Skills Module
    The Personal Development Skills module is about developing each student’s skills, knowledge and attitudes towards one another and their community. Examples include leadership, team building and community projects using a broad range of engaging activities.

    WRS022 Work Related Skills Module
    The module is designed to
    • Development key employability skills such as good communication skills, teamwork, using initiative, problem solving, planning and organising
    • Give students the opportunity to experience relevant work placement in industry
    Berwick TEC also offers students an edge when seeking employment by offering additional industry relevant qualifications and training. These include First Aid and Course in Construction card where applicable

    Cost
    To be advised
    (Concessions on tuition fees may be available to holders of valid Centrelink Benefits Cards unless otherwise stated.)

    Employment Opportunities
    Various trades assistants
    Employability Skills
    Communication Self Management
    Team Work Using Technology
    Learning new skills Using initiative
    Planning and organising Solving problems

    Further Options (& Articulation)
    Variety of pre-apprenticeships are possible

    Skills Recognition
    Where applicants can show evidence of prior qualification or experience in a related field, they may apply for skills recognition (Recognition of Prior Learning).
    There is an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for:
    • Previous study
    • Knowledge
    • Skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course.

    Support Services
    Support is available to students in a range of areas including Study Skills, Personal Counselling, Careers Advice and Disability Support. Contact Student Advisory Services for more details.

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