Thank you for your interest in working for TASC. Each year we employ around 1000 sessional staff to assist with senior secondary external assessment.

Our sessional staff include Setting Examiners, Critics, Supervisor Coordinators, Supervisors, Marking Coordinators, Markers and casual staff.

Sessional staff are employed by TASC, and are managed through the Department of Education’s employment conditions, travel and relief allowances and rates. More information about travel reimbursements for work undertaken for TASC please view our TASC Travel Policy.

Setting Examiners and Exam Critics for 2021 – Critics needed for Economics and Business Studies

Every year TASC welcomes applications from new and experienced applicants, including educators and former educators who have: 

  • a deep and broad knowledge of course content (generally five or more years teaching in that topic area) 
  • demonstrated ability to plan and deliver on time 
  • a creative approach to evaluating learning outcomes 
  • skills and expertise in building effective assessment items 
  • analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • excellent written communication skills 
  • the highest standards of accuracy and an affinity for meticulous work 
  • a commitment to TASC values of Connectedness, Equity, Future focus, Integrity and Learning. 

To ensure that there is no perceived conflict of interest, you must not be teaching the Level 3 or 4 course in the same year you write or review the exam for that course. 

Find out more: 

Apply:

Before applying, check the List of Level 3 and 4 courses needing Setting Examiners and Critics for roles still available.

Applications are now open for Marking Coordinators and Markers for 2021. 

We welcome applications from new and experienced applicants, including educators and former educators who have: 

  • knowledge of Level 3 and 4 course content and criteria 
  • skills and expertise in assessment of folios, orals, practical and written exams 
  • demonstrated organisational and coordination skills 
  • high standards of accuracy 
  • a commitment to TASC values of Connectedness, Equity, Future focus, Integrity and Learning. 

 Find out more: 

 Apply: 

Additional Information for Marking Coordinators and Markers for 2021:

TASC Key Dates

2021 Marker Information Sheet – TBC

2021 Marker Schedule – Folio, Practical and Oral

2021 Marker Meeting and Paper Collection Schedule – TBC

2021 Assessment and Discrepancy Panel Schedule – TBC


Applications are now open for Exam Supervisor Coordinators and Supervisors

We welcome applications from new and experienced applicants to administer the end-of-year exams (external assessments) at endorsed Exam Centres around the state in line with TASC’s instructions. Written exams will run from Monday 8 – Thursday 18 November 2021.

Find out more:

Apply:

Training meetings:

  • Supervisor Coordinators are required to attend a training meeting before the exam period. A half day training payment will be made to attendees. A detailed agenda for the meeting will be sent early in October.
  • Supervisors may be required to attend a half day training meeting with their Coordinator before the exam period. A half-day training payment will be made to attendees but travel claims cannot be submitted.

In accordance with the State Service Act 2000 all employees working for TASC must carry out duties in accordance with this the State Service Code of Conduct. In addition, sessional staff must email the following to jobs@tasc.tas.gov.au.

If your tax, banking or superannuation details have changed please contact the Department of Education HR department hrops@education.tas.gov.au.

The payment rates for sessional staff participating in external assessments is set in the Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification (Fees) Regulations 2013 (Schedule 2). The rates are updated on 1 July each year.

See the 2020 and 2021 payment rates.

It is an expectation that sessional staff will only claim allowances directly related to the time taken to travel to and from work for TASC.  

Travel and accommodation claims

We understand that some Setting Examiners, Critics, Markers, Marking Coordinators, Supervisors and Supervisor Coordinators will need to travel to attend compulsory TASC meetings.  Markers, Marking Coordinators may also need to travel to TASC marking centres.

Meetings will be arranged to accommodate travel time and Skype will be enabled wherever possible to reduce the need for travel.

What TASC can reimburse

  • a meal allowance while travelling (no tax receipt is required by TASC however you may need to retain copies of your receipts under ATO travel allowance/income ruling):
    • dinner and breakfast are paid for an overnight stay (at the overnight rate) unless these are included in the accommodation deal (and the accommodation component of the bill exceeds the allowance).
    • a lunch allowance (at the overnight rate) may be paid where travel times align with the schedule of allowances and the work has necessitated travel (or ongoing work) over the uncatered lunch period (this is not common).
  • an overnight accommodation allowance where necessary to attend a TASC compulsory meeting:
    • a copy of your receipt must be provided to TASC (you may need to retain copies of your receipts under ATO travel allowance/income ruling).

What TASC cannot reimburse

  • the time taken to travel to compulsory TASC meetings (or exam centres for Markers).
  • daily lunch allowance for same day travel
  • lunch on a day where the meeting has been catered for.
  • lunch on a day when there is no TASC meeting (compulsory meeting or exam centre gathering).
  • costs associated with accommodation and travel if the TASC meeting (or marking centre) is close to your place of employment.

Steps to claim your TASC work travel (where travel includes accommodation / car use AND meal allowances)

Please note you can only claim up to the set allowance amounts, not reimbursement of actual costs.

  1. Before you travel:
  • If you are going to use your own car for the travel, complete the Application to provide private motor vehicle form so you can be approved to use your car for work-related purposes.
  • Submit the form to accounts@tasc.tas.gov.au. We will email you to advise if it is approved.
  • This step must happen before we can process your travel claim. Do not submit your travel claim until you are advised your private car use is approved as this could mean that your travel claim is not approved and you will not be paid.
  1. When you travel:
  • Keep details of your travel (including times, kilometres travelled and meals). We recommend filling in the Travel Diary as you go. The Travel Diary is part of the Travel Reimbursement of Claims form (it is the second tab at the bottom of the spreadsheet) and needs to be submitted when you make your travel claim.
  • Keep copies of all your receipts/tax invoices.  Your receipts for accommodation and any incidental expenses will need to be submitted when you make your travel claim. (TASC does not need to see copies of meal receipts for meal allowance whilst travelling overnight or away from your normal work location if more than 60kms away).  However, the Australian Taxation Office may require you to keep all travel receipts.
  1. Making your travel claim:
  • Submit your travel claim after you have travelled (within 20 days).
  • Use the Travel Reimbursement of Claims form (Excel spreadsheet with two tabs):
    • Make sure you have completed the ‘Travel Diary’ (the second tab at the bottom of the spreadsheet)
    • Complete the ‘Travel Advance/Reimbursement of Expenses’ (the first tab in the spreadsheet). Do not alter the accommodation and meal allowance amounts. If claiming for private car usage, use the kilometre rate from your approved Application to provide a private vehicle.
  • Submit the form to accounts@tasc.tas.gov.au with all receipts for accommodation and any incidental expenses attached. (Meal receipts are not required).

Note, if any of the above has not been followed or documents are not attached, your claim cannot be processed in a timely manner.

Vehicle use for compulsory meetings

TASC has expectations regarding reimbursements paid for vehicle hire and private motor vehicle use when attending compulsory meetings:

  • Sessional staff are expected to use work cars and travel with other employees wherever possible. DoE teachers can access corporate pool cars in Campbell Street and Hobart Central carpark and Letitia House. Southern-based Independent and Catholic School teachers can contact TASC to book a DoE corporate pool car.
  • TASC can arrange an AVIS hire car for sessional staff travel (view Avis office locations, then specify pick up times and locations using the Travel Approval Form). Please be mindful that we are charged in 24 hour blocks.
  • If (and only if) work pool cars, car pooling or AVIS hire cannot be arranged, sessional staff can use their own vehicle and be reimbursed using the Application to provide private motor vehicle form and Travel Reimbursement of Expenses Claim Form. Please note approval for applications to provide private motor vehicle forms expire after 12 months.
  • TASC will reimburse for travel if you travel more than 60kms from your normal place of employment

Note:

TASC sessional staff are considered ‘occasional users’ and therefore an allowance shall be paid in accordance with the following current Department of Education allowances:

Cents per kilometre Cents per kilometre
Rate 3 (2 litres and above) Rate 4 (less than 2 litres)
First 10 000 kms 53.50 46.01
 

Any additional kms

 

28.35

 

24.61

Motorcycles – the rate for motorcycles is 9.67 cents per kilometre.

Other expenses (receipts essential)

If you are claiming for fuel or parking as part of your Travel Reimbursement of Expenses Claim, the official receipts with an ABN must be provided. Please note that fuel expenses cannot be claimed if you are using a private motor vehicle and accessing the per-kilometre rate.

Additional information is available in the schedule of allowances.

TASC will pay relief claims when a school employs a relief teacher to cover timetabled classes that Setting Examiners, Critics, Markers and Marking Coordinators would otherwise be teaching while they are working for TASC. This includes:

  • Formal compulsory training sessions
  • Discrepancy (for folio/oral/practical meeting) and assessment panel (for written) meetings
  • Panel marking for practicals, orals and panel folio marking
  • Critic and Setting Examiner meetings at TASC
  • External Assessment Advisory Specifications panel

TASC does not pay relief:

  • For sessional staff while they are setting, critiquing or marking written exams or individual folios (whether at an official marking centre or not).
  • Directly to individuals (e.g. to cover travel time or to attend compulsory meetings on scheduled days off teaching)
  • For non-timetabled classes, for example for recess and lunch

TASC will pay:

  • Up to $102.16 per hour based on the current Department of Education Salary Scales, for a Band 1 Level 13 Relief Teacher with full TRB registration and 12 months at Band 1 Level 12, however schools should invoice based on the relief employee pay level.
  • For up to five hours per day (maximum $510.80) per teacher to cover teaching relief.
  • TASC will only pay reasonable requests for relief reimbursement (based on the travel times and meeting duration).
  • Note: The rate listed above will be updated from time to time to reflect the current Department of Education Salary Scales.

The school may claim relief by submitting a Tax Invoice together with a Relief Claim Form to account@tasc.tas.gov.au

Further information is available in the TASC Relief Claim Guidelines for Sessional Staff.

If you are interested in temporary work assisting with office administration, please add yourself to the Department of Education – Fixed Term and Relief Employment Register roles:

  • Clerical Assistant (Office of Tasmanian Assessment Standards and Certification) – Band 1
  • Administrative Assistant (out of schools) – Band 2.