Year 11 and 12 students are enrolled in Foundation Level VCAL studies. This program encompasses Literacy, Numeracy, Personal Development and Work Education Skills.

The satisfactory completion of the VCAL outcomes creates further opportunities for students to work towards the acquisition of VCAL certificates.


Vocational Education and Training

Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) is designed to expand opportunities and pathways for senior secondary students, and improve educational outcomes in line with the Victorian Government’s objective to increase the number of young people completing Year 10/11/12 or equivalent.  VETiS provides a vocationally oriented program of studies leading to a senior secondary certificate. These programs are typically delivered through partnership between schools, industry and Registered Training Organisations, and often include opportunities for students to participate in structured workplace learning.

Ascot Vale Special School is supported by a range of training organistations so that students are able to gain both a breadth of courses and quality of tuition. In 2017, the school will work alongside the following registered training organisations to deliver these accredited programs.

  •  Water 2 All- Certificate 2 in Food processing delivered as a School Based Apprenticeship
  • Ceres Environmental Park- Certificate 2 in Kitchen Operations


Ticket to Work

Ticket to Work is a national initiative which takes a partnership approach to sourcing School Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship (SBAT) opportunities for young people with disabilities.

The Northern and Western Ticket to Work Projects are an initiative of The North West LLEN community Transition Support (CTS). Ascot Vale Special School is proudly partnered with Ticket to Work and CTS and are currently offering support to students seeking to gain a school based apprenticeship.

Visit the National Ticket to Work website for more information



Transition in the Secondary School year is a process that involves intensive collaboration between school, parents/carers and community service providers. When transitioning students into the next phase of their education and adult life it is important that parents/carers are presented with a number of appropriate options and are empowered throughout the process.

If you require any further information about programs we offer please contact Susanne Andriesz (Learning Centre Leader) at the school.


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