Unit of Work: VCAL Personal Development Skills

Last updated: January 24, 2013

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Foundation Unit 1 – Intermediate Unit 1

Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Unit of Work: Personal Development Skills.

Developed specifically for secondary students, this integrated RSPCA unit is project- based. Requiring research, team work, project management, along with literacy and numeracy skills, it meets all Learning Outcome requirements for VCAL PDS unit 1, but would also be adaptable to other programs.

This unit contains both Teacher Notes and the Student Handbook.

Drawing of two students working together on a project


  1. Introduction
  2. VCAL Student Checklist
  3. Animals and Attitudes
  4. Volunteering at the RSPCA
  5. Stress and Strategies
  6. RSPCA Campaigns – Part 1
  7. Campaign: Handle with Care
  8. Campaign: Cat Desexing
  9. Campaign: Stamp out Rodeos
  10. Campaign: Anti-Intensive Farming (Battery Hens)
  11. Class Presentation
  12. RSPCA Campaigns – Part 2
  13. Leadership
  14. Back to your Campaign
  15. The Other Side of the Coin
  16. Brainstorming
  17. Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S)
  18. Reflection Activity

Both the Teacher Notes and Student Handbook are available through the download link at the top of this page


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