WDSS offers a foundation level VCAL certificate for all students deemed capable. The emphasis is on learning with a practical application, with a view to getting students "work ready".

Our VCAL team has a very high success rate in securing students Structured Workplace Learning during their VCAL course. These SWL's are designed to lead students into School Based Apprenticeships where available, and ideally, ongoing employment after school.

VCAL students are the leaders of our school, and take part in leadership development programs along with students from the Wangaratta Learning Community such as Student Voice. This program enables students to discuss ways in which they can improve their schools for the benefit of all students.

They are also responsible for preparing the school canteen each and every Friday.