The VCAL Excellence Award is presented to a Year 12 VCAL/VET student who has achieved excellence in each of the learning components of the VCAL program. The award criteria includes:
- Demonstrated personal excellence in each of the learning components of the VCAL Program.
- Demonstrated a high degree of independent and collaborative learning skills and knowledge, in a range of learning and work commitments.
- Strived for personal excellence whilst modelling himself on servant leadership qualities.
- Leadership for learning in a variety of learning environments
The recipient of the VCAL Excellence Award is Claudio Caterino from Avila House. Claudio has completed both Intermediate and Senior VCAL Programs. He has consistently displayed effort across all VCAL work strands and integrated projects, meeting deadlines and contributing to groups tasks. Claudio has completed a VET Certificate in Digital Media and undertaken the VET Certificate 2 in Plumbing (Pre-Apprenticeship), and after numerous work placements with various employers is planning to become a plumber.