What is a Learn Local and pre-accredited training?

Pre-accredited training programs are designed to provide quality learning experiences and access to pathways to further education or employment for learners. Learn Local providers are contracted by the Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board (a statutory body, established by the Victorian State Government) to deliver pre-accredited training programs and must adhere to the Board’s Pre-accredited Quality Framework. This ensures that all training programs funded by the ACFE Board are designed around a quality framework for content and pathway outcomes. Learn Local providers are among Victoria’s most valuable community assets, improving the lives and prospects of many Victorians, and playing a positive role in strengthening local economies and communities. The Learn Local sector is an essential part of Victoria’s post-compulsory education system. It plays four crucial roles in supporting learners to enter and succeed in further study and employment.

What pre-accredited courses are being offered?

Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training

Return to Study

Introduction to Community Services

Introduction to Community Development

Presentation and Public Speaking Skill

Will this course be good for my career or educational pathway?

These non-accredited courses will provide a solid understanding of the Community Services sector and the skills and knowledge required to work in this industry. If you are interested in completing accredited training, VACSAL offers the following qualification. Certificate IV in Community Services (CHC42021). This qualification builds skills to work in the community services sector. The Certificate IV will provide a pathway for further study in Diploma in Community Services (CHC52021) – also on VACSAL’s scope of registration

Am I eligible?

This course is open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and non–Aboriginal people.

You are an Australian citizen.

Holder of an Australian permanent visa.

New Zealand citizen Principle place of residence is Victoria

Not detained under the Mental Health Act 1986; or the Crimes (Mental Impairment and Unfitness to be Tried) Act 1997 or the Sentencing Act 1991 at the Thomas Embling Hospital.

Not detained (other than on weekend detention) under the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 or the Sentencing Act 1991 or who is held on remand in the Malmsbury Juvenile Justice Centre or Parkville Youth Residential Centre.

You are an asylum seekers in specified visa categories, referred by Jobs Victoria Employment Network providers to pre-accredited pre-employment programs.

Not enrolled in school.

How are the course delivered?

Face to face workshops

Varied time frames – depending on the course. See below for more details.

Course Length
Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training 1 full day
Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Training 4.5 hours per week over 6 weeks
Return to Study 4 hoursper week over 5 weeks
Introduction to Community Development 4 hours per week over 11 weeks
Presentation and Public Speaking Skill 5 hours per week over 5 weeks

What are the fees?

Fees are $50 per course.

Can I get a refund?

Depending on the circumstances you may get all or some of your money back.

Course cancellation or postponement

Courses with low enrolments may be cancelled or postponed. If the course is cancelled you will be given a full refund.

Student safety and security

Student’s safety and security is a priority to us. All workshops are delivered during the day. More information will be provided as part of your induction and enrolment process.

Compliments and complaints

Let us know what you think about VACSAL RTO/LL and its programs. You may be asked about your experience at VACSAL RTO/LL. Ask for a copy of our Complaints and Grievances Policy.


Where can I get more information and find out about enrolling?

496 High Street, Northcote, VIC 3070