The VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) program is an alternative completion of Victorian secondary school education and involves students undertaking a program based on applied learning principles.

There is a strong correlation between career development and VCAL - the primary destinations for VCAL students are the workplace (apprenticeships/traineeships/employment) or a training institute (TAFE) for life beyond secondary school.

Some of the career development activities that students can be involved in throughout their VCAL program include Real Industry Job Interviews program, individual career counselling, Career Expos, Life Skills projects, school events management, vocational education (VET subject/TAFE course) and structured work placements one day per week.