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, Markers, Marking Coordinators, Supervisors, Supervisor Coordinators 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.

 

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.

Schedule of TASC fees for sessional staff from 1 July 2018

TASC is governed by the Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification Act 2003.

Fees relating to examinations are paid in accordance with Schedule 2 of the Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification (Fees) Regulations 2013.

TASC does not reimburse sessional staff for the time taken to travel to TASC meetings.

Marking Coordinator: For each senior secondary course externally assessed:
  • if 100 or fewer candidates
$395.00
  • if more than 100 candidates
$395.00
  • for each additional candidate above 100
$2.69
Supervisor Coordinator – For preparation and organisation of exam centre or marking guide, set:
  • If 850 or fewer candidates
$526.14
  • If more than 850 but not more than 1 500 candidates
$876.90
  • If more than 1 500 candidates
$1227.66
  • For supervision of each examination session
$118.50
Setting examiner – For each examination paper, including the accompanying answers and solutions or marking guide, set:
  • For a 3-hour examination and a basic-level setting task
$1106.00
  • For a 3-hour examination and a complex-level setting task
$1580.00
  • For a 2-hour examination and a basic-level setting task
$790.00
  • For a 2-hour examination and a complex-level setting task
$1106.00
  • For a 3-hour examination plus the text for an aural examination, and a basic-level setting task
$1264.00
Supervisor:
  • For supervision of each examination session
$118.50
  • For undertaking training as requested by the office: for a half day of training (no longer than 2.5 hours)
$150.10
  • For undertaking training as requested by the office: for a full day of training (more than 2.5 hours)
$300.20
Support Supervisor:
  • For each examination session for which support services are offered
$94.80
Critic – For each examination paper, including the accompanying answers and solutions or marking guide, reviewed and reported on:
  • For a 3-hour examination and a basic-level setting task
$316.00
  • For a 3-hour examination and a complex-level setting task
$474.00
  • For a 2-hour examination and a basic-level setting task
$237.00
  • For a 2-hour examination and a complex-level setting task
$347.60
  • For a 3-hour examination plus the text for an aural examination, and a basic-level setting task
$395.00
Marking:
  • For marking examination papers
$387.10
  • For the marking of folios when marking as a member of a panel tasked with marking the folios (for each hour or part thereof)
$56.88
  • For marking oral or practical examinations (for each hour or part thereof)
$56.88
Marker – For marking a folio when marking alone (per folio):
  • For a large folio containing 3 or more pieces of work
$25.28
  • For a medium folio containing 2 pieces of work
$17.38
  • For a small folio containing 1 piece of work
$11.06
For undertaking training as requested by the office:
  • For a half day of training (no longer than 2.5 hours)
$150.10
  • For a full day of training (more than 2.5 hours)
$300.20

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).
    • a lunch allowance (at the daily rate) may be paid where travel is done in one day (with no overnight stay) and the meeting with TASC is not catered (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).
  • 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 if the TASC meeting is close to your place of employment.

To be reimbursed for daily or overnight accommodation and meal expenses, employees must submit a claim for payment to accounts@tasc.tas.gov.au using the Travel Reimbursement of Expenses Claim Form. We understand that the form can be difficult to complete and are looking forward to the online travel claim system being introduced in 2019. To facilitate quick reimbursement, please view a marked-up copy of the form (showing how to fill it in) and ensure that you:

  • Fill in your travel diary so we can ascertain which allowances you are entitled to.
  • Provide a receipt for your accommodation (where applicable) with your Travel Claim Form.
  • Don’t alter the allowance amounts (these are set by DoE).
  • Complete and submit for approval, an Application to provide private motor vehicle form prior to travel.
  • Attach your Application to provide private motor vehicle form (once authorised by the Executive Officer, TASC) with each claim which includes kilometreage.
  • Include the rates applicable to the vehicle you have been authorised to use.
  • Sign the form.

Additional information must be provided if you wish to claim personal vehicle use or hire costs (see below).

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.

Note:

TASC sessional staff are considered ‘occasional users’ and therefore an allowance shall be paid in accordance with the following 2018 rates:

Cents per kilometre Cents per kilometre
Rate 3 (2 litres and above) Rate 4 (less than 2 litres)
First 10 000 kms 50.79 43.68
 

Any additional kms

 

26.92

 

23.36

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 classes that Setting Examiners, Critics, Markers and Marking Coordinators would otherwise be teaching at the time of compulsory TASC meetings.

Based on the Department of Education 2018 Salary Scales, TASC will pay up to $97.76 per hour (Band 1 Level 13) for up to five hours ($488.80) for teaching relief. This hourly rate will naturally vary between employees depending on what level each relief employee is on.

TASC does not pay relief:

  • for sessional staff while they are setting, critiquing or marking exams
  • directly to individuals (e.g. to cover travel time or to attend compulsory meetings on scheduled days off teaching)

The school may submit a tax invoice to TASC at accounts@tasc.tas.gov.au including the course name, teacher name, date of relief, school contact, number of hours (maximum five) and an amount. Please note that the TASC relief form is no longer required, just the invoice from the school to TASC (with the required details).

 

TASC seeks suitably qualified people to set external examinations every year.

This position requires current knowledge of the relevant course(s) and criterion based assessment. Information about the role can be viewed in the Setting Examiner 2019 statement of duties.

To express interest in setting TASC exams in 2019, please complete this form.

It is a TASC policy that people who are currently teaching the course cannot undertake the role of Setting Examiner or Critic, both of which involve advance access to examination materials.

If no suitable applications are received for a particular TASC course, appropriately qualified and experienced individuals will be directly approached by TASC and invited to apply.

TASC seeks suitably qualified Exam Critics every year.

In early 2019 TASC will email all 2016, 2017 and 2018 Exam Critics, Setters and Markers to call for formal expressions of interest to critique exams for 2019. If you have not worked for TASC previously, please sign up here to be included in that email.

Information about the role can be viewed in the Exam Critic Statement of Duties and in the Setting Examiner and Critics Handbook 2018.

It is a TASC policy that people who are currently teaching the course cannot undertake the role of Setting Examiner or Critic, both of which involve advance access to examination materials.

If no suitable applications are received for a particular TASC course, appropriately qualified and experienced individuals will be directly approached by TASC and invited to apply.

TASC seeks suitably qualified Marking Coordinators every year. All 2018 positions have been filled.

In early 2019 TASC will email all 2016, 2017 and 2018 Marking Coordinators to call for formal expressions of interest for 2019. If you have not worked for TASC previously, please sign up here to be included in that email.

This position requires current knowledge of the relevant course(s) and criterion based assessment. Information about the role can be viewed in the Marking Coordinator Statement of Duties and in the Marking Coordinator Handbook 2018.

Marking Coordinators must have current knowledge of the relevant course and criterion based assessment.

Marking Coordinators work with a team of markers in the external assessment of TASC accredited courses. They help train the markers and create guides to aid them in consistently applying the assessment standards to student work. They also facilitate an assessment panel to consider borderline and discrepant external ratings. After the external assessment period, Marking Coordinators provide an assessment report on the general trends of student responses in the exam. In some instances Marking Coordinators may be asked to review individual papers following a student request for review.

If no suitable applications are received for a particular TASC course, appropriately qualified and experienced individuals will be directly approached by TASC and invited to apply.

 

TASC seeks suitably qualified Markers every year.

In early 2019 TASC will email all 2016, 2017 and 2018 Markers to call for formal expressions of interest to critique exams for 2019. If you have not worked for TASC previously, please sign up here to be included in that email.

The 2018 application process closed on 6 September. People expressed their interest using one of the forms below.


If you worked for TASC as a marker in 2017, you do not need to re-submit an application but please advise us of your interest to be involved again in 2018 using this form:

Now closed – For people who marked in 2017 – Invitation to mark external assessment for TASC again in 2018


If you did not mark external assessment for TASC in 2017 and are interested in applying, please express your interest using this form (note you will need to upload a CV and a copy of your Registration to Work with Vulnerable People card):

Now closed – For people who did not mark in 2017Invitation to mark external assessment for TASC in 2018 


Information about the Marker role can be found in the Marker Statement of Duties. Markers must have current knowledge of the relevant course and criterion based assessment.

Markers work with the Marking Coordinator in teams to ensure that student work is externally assessed. External assessment of folios, orals, practicals and written examinations begins in October and ends in November. See the TASC Key Dates for more information.

As part of the role, Markers are required to attend a meeting prior to marking. A full day training payment will be made to attendees. Relief can be sought by the school to cover the missed teaching load on that day. A detailed agenda for the meeting will be sent early in Term 3. Some Markers will also be required to attend an assessment panel on completion of the marking.

 

TASC seeks suitably qualified Supervisor Coordinators every year.

In early 2019 TASC will email all 2016, 2017 and 2018 Supervisor Coordinators to call for formal expressions of interest for 2019. If you have not worked for TASC previously, please sign up here to be included in that email.


 

If you worked for TASC as a Supervisor Coordinator in 2017, you do not need to re-submit an application but please advise us of your interest to be involved again in 2018 using this form:

Now closed – For people who were Supervisor Coordinators in 2017 – Invitation to be a Supervisor Coordinator for TASC again in 2018


If you were not a Supervisor Coordinator for TASC in 2017 and are interested in applying, please express your interest using this form (note you will need to upload a CV and a copy of your Registration to Work with Vulnerable People card – employment status):

Now closed – For people who were not Supervisor Coordinators in 2017Invitation to supervise external assessment for TASC in 2018.


Information about the Supervisor Coordinator role can be found in the Supervisor Coordinator Statement of Duties.

Supervisor Coordinators work with a team of Supervisors at endorsed exam centres around the state to ensure that student examinations run smoothly.

Examinations run from Monday 12 – Thursday 22 November 2018. See the TASC Key Dates for more information.

As part of the role, Supervisor Coordinators are required to attend a meeting prior to examination period on Monday 15 or Tuesday 16 October. A half day training payment will be made to attendees. A detailed agenda for the meeting will be sent early in October.

TASC seeks suitably qualified exam Supervisors every year.

In early 2019 TASC will email all 2016, 2017 and 2018 exam Supervisors to call for formal expressions of interest to supervise exams in 2019. If you have not worked for TASC previously, please sign up here to be included in that email.


If you worked for TASC as a Supervisor in 2017, you do not need to re-submit an application but please advise us of your interest to be involved again in 2018 using this form:

For people who were Supervisors in 2017 – Invitation to supervise external assessment for TASC again in 2018


If you were not a Supervisor for TASC in 2017 and are interested in applying, please express your interest using this form (note you will need to upload a CV and a copy of your Registration to Work with Vulnerable People card – employment status):

For people who were not Supervisors in 2017Invitation to supervise external assessment for TASC in 2018.


Information about the Supervisor role can be found in the Supervisor Statement of Duties.

Supervisors work with the Supervisor Coordinator in a team at endorsed exam centres around the state, to ensure that student examinations run smoothly.

Examinations run from Monday 12 – Thursday 22 November 2018. See the TASC Key Dates for more information.

As part of the role, Supervisors may be required to attend a half day meeting prior to the examination period. A half day training payment will be made to attendees but travel claims cannot be submitted.

Each year TASC employs people to help de-collate and re-collate student exam papers in November and December. If you are interested in assisting with this process, please:

  1. complete our online form to express your interest by 15 October 2018
  2. register on the DoE – Clerical Assistant (TASC)- Band 1  register

If you are interested in temporary work assisting with office administration, please add yourself to the DoE – Administrative Assistant – Band 2 -register. This register is used from time to time throughout the year when short-term vacancies occur.

The careers website contains the Statement of Duties for the positions and a quick reference guide on applying through the registers.

The hourly rates for casuals are set in the Tasmanian State Service Award – General Stream:

  • We pay our Clerical Assistants (who help us process exams) at the Band 1/Level 1 base-hourly rate of $22.41, with an additional 25% loading on week days (so around $28.00 per hour) and an additional 225% loading on weekends.
  • We pay our Administrative Assistants at the Band 2/Level 2 base-hourly rate of $28.31 with an additional 25% loading on week days (so around $35.35 per hour) or an additional 225% loading on weekends.