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VCAL Courses and Overseas Students

Schools and non-school senior secondary providers may be approved to provide the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) to overseas students.

These providers must meet the requirements of the VRQA Guideline on the Provision of VCAL Courses to Overseas Students (pdf - 89.42kb)

Requirements for Providers of VCAL Courses

Before being approved to provide a VCAL course to overseas students, a provider must demonstrate that:

  • students and parent/s of students aged under 18 are provided with current and accurate information about the course including:
    • up-to-date and accurate information on the outcomes for (domestic) students who have been enrolled in VCAL with the provider. The information should indicate the outcomes in terms of completion rates and pathways achieved for students who complete the certificate and those who do not complete
  • the VCAL course will be provided in a manner consistent with the requirements of the relevant Department of Immigration and Border Protection student visa conditions that apply to overseas students.

New providers will be assessed against the requirements of the VRQA Guideline on the Provision of VCAL Courses to Overseas Students as part of their application for approval to deliver VCAL to overseas students.

Existing providers will be assessed against the requirements of the VRQA Guideline on the Provision of VCAL Courses to Overseas Students as part of their application for re-approval to deliver VCAL to overseas students.