Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)
The Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) continues to be implemented at PPSS in conjunction with the VPAC (Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum). VCAL students work alongside non VCAL students and complete work in English and Mathematics which contributes to their VCAL literacy and Numeracy outcomes. VCAL students are required to demonstrate the ability to be able to read and write for self-expression, read and write for practical purposes and read and write for knowledge.
Work Related Skills is an important VCAL unit as it teaches students about Occupational Health and Safety issues such as reading safety signs and symbols, identifying safety hazards, following safety measures and asking for help if needed.
Each year students gain a statement of attainment outlining the outcomes or units that they have successfully completed.