The VCAL numeracy outcomes apply directly to real life settings. Students work on measurement, design, money, time, location etc instead of theoretical, text-book maths. The numeracy goals and outcomes are all related to practical career paths with a focus on real world applications.

Numeracy for practical purposes

Can use everyday informal language of shape, size, colour and other commonly used attributes to identify and recognise shapes in the context of their common usage and application.


Numeracy for practical purposes – Measuring

Can use familiar simple measurements of length, mass, capacity and temperature to compare or measure materials or objects in personal situations.


Numeracy for personal organisation – Money and Time

Can identify and use familiar everyday numbers, and units of money and time to make decisions about money and time in personal situations

Numeracy for personal organisation - Location

Can use simple everyday language of location to give and follow informal oral directions.


Numeracy for interpreting society - Data

Can use simple everyday tables and graphs to interpret public information which is of personal relevance or interest.


Numeracy for interpreting society – Numerical Information

Can use simple everyday numbers and figures to interpret information which is in texts of personal relevance or interest.