Harvester Integrated VCAL/VET Model
Harvester Technical College has developed an innovative curriculum model which fully integrates the Intermediate and Senior levels of VCAL with a pre-apprenticeship VET certificate in one of the range of trade specialisations delivered at the College including Engineering, Building and Construction (Carpentry), Plumbing, Electrotechnology and Hairdressing.
The key feature of this engaging practical model is that students are able to achieve both a Senior Secondary qualification (VCAL) and a pre-apprenticeship or other VET qualification as part of the same learning activities. In each industry area, all learning and assessment tasks are designed to maximise the industry themed applied projects.
The essential feature of the model is the ability to achieve both VET and VCAL outcomes through participation in real world work projects. These projects, often commissioned by cooperation with local industry, community and Service Clubs groups, are supervised by qualified staff who are qualified in both education and their trade area.
For all integrated programs, outcomes are met through practical projects either on site at HTC as well as through blocks of Structured Workplace Learning with suitably qualified employers in the industry. Secondary certificate for students in years 11 and 12 (or equivalent) which provides learning through practical experience.
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