The CHASE Program
The CHASE program is a yearlong effort which works within the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL); a hands-on option for students in Years 11 and 12. The VCAL provides practical work-related experience, as well as literacy and numeracy skills and the opportunity to build personal skills that are important for life and work. Like the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), VCAL is an accredited secondary certificate.
The CHASE program fits into the Personal Development Skills (PDS) Strand of the Year 11 VCAL. The PDS Strand aims to develop knowledge, skills and attributes that lead towards the development of self, social responsibility, building community, civic and civil responsibility (for example through volunteering and working for the benefit of others), improved self-confidence and self-esteem, and valuing civic participation in a democratic society.
CHASE works in synergy with the VCAL, particularly the PDS Strand in a variety of ways.
Over the course of the school year, our enthusiastic and passionate CHASE mentors will deliver twelve health-related workshops to secondary school students comprising of two major phases: an Education Phase and an Action Phase. The joint efforts of students and mentors throughout the year are recognised at a Showcase event held at the school in Term 4.