Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Senior) (PTECH)

Ballarat - SMB
Ballarat - SMB
Semesters 1 and 2
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1 year full-time
Are you ready to make the break from the traditional classroom? Would you like to get a head start on your career while you finish secondary school and combine it with work placements with IBM? If you answered 'yes' to these questions, then the P-Tech program at Federation College is the place to be. The P-Tech curriculum prepares students to navigate the education-to-work transition earlier than is typical through partnership with industry and the opportunity to engage in the workforce. The P-Tech model is based around a partnership between education and science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) industry sectors, to offer opportunities and support for students by providing: An industry mentor Hands-on workplace experience Defined pathways to achieving a higher qualification Innovative approaches to learning Clear links to employment Learning opportunities using multiple teaching methods and tools P-Tech students will not only complete a senior secondary qualification, but will also undertake an industry supported qualification pathway. P-Tech takes you from Year 10 through to an Diploma (in 4-5years), including senior secondary (Year 12). The difference with this type of schooling is that while you study, you are also involved in industry, with an industry specific curriculum, work placements, industry contacts, mentors and projects. Students are also first in line for future positions within IBM. P-Tech is based on an American model, and is new to Australia. Federation College in Ballarat has won the right to set up one of only two P-Tech programs in Australia. As you move through the P-Tech programs, you will be supported by industry mentors as you work towards a science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) career, culminating in an diploma. All mentors will come from the different departments of IBM Ballarat, and offer advice and support. They will also be a friendly face when you put your new skills into practice during work placements and blocked paid internships. What other secondary school program offers industry relevant curriculum, paid work placements and internships, and guaranteed priority position for employment with IBM? Join the new way in education today!"
VCAL is designed to develop and extend pathways for young people. Pathways examples include: Apprenticeship / traineeship Employment TAFE programs Higher Education

Entry requirements (year 12)

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE application page for further information.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: No

Federation University code: FEDCOL003

National course code: FEDCOL003

Fees are subject to change annually.

PTECH does not charge tuition, in line with the program model. Students may have to pay materials fees. Fees are payable at the time of enrolment. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909