VCAL for Life

VCAL First resource

Applied learning Matrix

Professional learning bitton

SAFET1 resources

2016 Term Dates

Term 1 • Jan 27 - Mar 24

Term 2 • Apr 11 - Jun 24

Term 3 • Jul 11 - Sep 16

Term 4 • Oct 3 - Dec 20


2016 Conference • 'Contemporary Learning: engaging the head, heart and hands'

To engage and support 21st century students on their journey towards independent adulthood we need to strike a balance between engaging the Head ( knowledge and theory), Hands ( practical application/skills) and Heart ( wellbeing and connectedness).



2016 VCAL Induction Day

206 VCAL Induction Day

Our thanks to the generous contribution by the presenters who not only provided their time and experience but their resources. Some have made their presentation and resources available here.


2016 membership now due

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VALA members receive generous discounts to VALA events, have access to our resource section as well as full access to Playmeo!

Playmeo • Full access to all the resources • VALA Member only benefit

Full access for VALA members

playmeoVALA has subscribed to playmeo - the world's largest online group games database - to give every VALA member FREE access to this amazing online resource.

playmeo features step-by-step instructions, video tutorials & sample lesson plans to 225+ group games and activities including ice-breakers, get-to-know-you games, energisers, trust exercises and team-building & problem-solving activities.

Full access to Playmeo - via member login (you'll need your member login which we provided when you joined or renewed)

playmeo has been developed by Mark Collard, whom many of you will know as a frequent presenter and exhibitor at various VALA conferences and events.

Free numeracy resources

Building Strength with Numeracy'Building Strength with Numeracy' are adult numeracy resources that will have value for some VCAL classes. The free online materials revise and improve on the iconic adult numeracy resources 'Strength in Numbers' and 'Breaking the Maths Barrier', and other 'tried and true' numeracy teaching resources.

Free download

VCAL First: A guide for teachers new to the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning

VCAL First coverAvailable for free download

This digital publication, written especially for teachers who are coming to grips with VCAL programs for the first time, from VALA provides a comprehensive yet accessible overview of the essential concepts of VCAL.

Working Community • free resource

Working Community coverWorking Community is a community focused school program targeted at young people aged 15-17 who are moving into post-compulsory education. The structured applied learning program involves young people working in teams, designing and managing their own community projects.


Applied learning resources

A reminder that access to the applied learning resources is now a member-only part of the website and requires a password.

Of course the SAFET-1 resources continue to have public access.