Photo by Anamul Rezwan from Pexels

VCAL Awards
The VCAL Achievement Awards celebrate outstanding achievements of young people who participate in and complete a VCAL qualification. The awards also recognise the exceptional efforts of committed teachers and community partners who have played significant roles within the VCAL program. The VCAL Achievement Awards take place in Term 2 each year.

The students, schools and their community partners are living examples of excellence in applied learning. They demonstrate that we can and must find diverse ways of challenging, extending and promoting learning for the full range of young people.

Closes 5pm, Friday 20 November 2020.


2020-21 VALA Committee

Congratulations and welcome (or welcome back) to the new VALA Committee for 2020-2021 elected at the AGM held on Thursday, October 9, 2020.

VALA Remote Learning Listings

Resource, tips and ideas to support you delivering and assessing the VCAL from a distance


Open letter – COVID impact on VCAL and VET units

In response to issues raised by our members and other stakeholders, VALA has conducted a survey amongst VCAL practitioners in order to gain insight into the impact of the pandemic on VCAL certification.

One outcome was this ‘Open letter from VALA re VCAL Certification in the pandemic’ which has been forwarded to people in key positions within Government, DET, VCAA as well as other stakeholders.

The survey received a staggering 679 responses in 105 hours.

VALA Masterclasses

VALA Masterclasses by Zoom webinars

Video (where available), chat text and PowerPoints have been added to the Member Resources (password required) for the following webinars

Structured Workplace Learning – strategies to overcome restrictions

Narelle Bean – Werribee Secondary College

Wednesday August 26, 2020

How do you deliver a ‘hands on’ program in a world that says, ‘hands off’?

Cherie Osta & Geoff Bird – Lorne P-12 College

Session 1 Friday August 28 & Session 2 Friday September 4, 2020

Mark Collard webinar

VALA/Playmeo Webinar
‘Interacting & Connecting in Online Settings’ – Mark Collard

Annual Conference

‘VCAL Heroes – Developing 21st Century skills’

We are inviting educators, coordinators and principals to share their VCAL success stories on a date to be confirmed as soon as the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided.

Submit a proposal

VALA 2020 Induction Day presentations

See all available

VALA 2019 Conference ‘Loud and Proud’ presentations

See all available

VCAL First - A guide for teachers new to VCAL
SAFE-T1 workplace health and safety resources
Professional Learning Directory

Join VALA now or renew your membership

VALA Supporters