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 2019

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. These fees are updated on 1 July each year. The fees listed below relate to the 2018/2019 financial year (you can view previous rates here).

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
$405.00
  • if more than 100 candidates
$405.00
  • for each additional candidate above 100
$2.75
Note:

  • Co-Marking Coordinators (for courses with more than 700 candidates) will each be paid the Marking Coordinator rate ($405.00) and then a rate based on half the number of students over 200 (at $2.75 per student).
  • Individuals sharing a Marking Coordinator role (for courses with less than 700 candidates) will each be paid half of the Marking Coordinator rate ($405.00) and then a rate based on half the number of students over 100 (at $2.75 per student).
Supervisor Coordinator – For preparation and organisation of exam centres:
  • If 850 or fewer candidates
$539.46
  • If more than 850 but not more than 1 500 candidates
$899.10
  • If more than 1 500 candidates
$1258.74
  • For supervision of each examination session
$121.50
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
$1134.00
  • For a 3-hour examination and a complex-level setting task
$1620.00
  • For a 2-hour examination and a basic-level setting task
$810.00
  • For a 2-hour examination and a complex-level setting task
$1134.00
  • For a 3-hour examination plus the text for an aural examination, and a basic-level setting task
$1296.00
Supervisor:
  • For supervision of each examination session
$121.50
  • For undertaking training as requested by the office: for a half day of training (no longer than 2.5 hours)
$153.90
  • For undertaking training as requested by the office: for a full day of training (more than 2.5 hours)
$307.80
Support Supervisor:
  • For each examination session for which support services are offered
$97.20
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
$324.00 (or $316 before 1/7/2019)
  • For a 3-hour examination and a complex-level setting task
$486.00 (or $474 before 1/7/2019)
  • For a 2-hour examination and a basic-level setting task
$243.00 (or $237 before 1/7/2019)
  • For a 2-hour examination and a complex-level setting task
$356.40 (or $347.60 before 1/7/2019)
  • For a 3-hour examination plus the text for an aural examination, and a basic-level setting task
$405.00 (or $395 before 1/7/2019)
Marking:
  • For marking examination papers
$396.90
  • For the marking of folios when marking as a member of a panel tasked with marking the folios (for each hour or part thereof)
$58.32
  • For marking oral or practical examinations (for each hour or part thereof)
$58.32
Marker – For marking a folio when marking alone (per folio):
  • For a large folio containing 3 or more pieces of work
$25.92
  • For a medium folio containing 2 pieces of work
$17.82
  • For a small folio containing 1 piece of work
$11.34
For undertaking training as requested by the office:
  • For a half day of training (no longer than 2.5 hours)
$153.90
  • For a full day of training (more than 2.5 hours)
$307.80

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 and travel if the TASC meeting (or marking centre) 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 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)

The school may claim relief by submitting:

  1. A copy of the teacher’s timetable for that day
  2. A tax invoice to TASC at accounts@tasc.tas.gov.au including:
  • Date of relief;
  • The amount;
  • Course name;
  • Teacher name;
  • Number of hours (maximum five per day); and
  • A 40 character long description for each day of relief being claimed, for example
    • 23/10/19 Maths Methods Relief. J.Bloggs 5hrs $488.80
    • 25/11/19 Art Prod Relief. K.Smith 4hrs $391.04

TASC will pay:

  • Up to $97.76 per hour based on the Department of Education July 2018 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 $488.80) per teacher to cover teaching relief.
  • TASC will only pay reasonable requests for relief reimbursement (based on the teachers timetables, 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.

TASC is currently processing the applications received to set external examinations for TASC-accredited senior secondary courses.

We are seeking applicants for:

  • EALD EAL315115
  • Studies of Religion REL315116
  • General Mathematics MTG315115

Setting Examiner positions require current knowledge of the relevant course(s) and criterion based assessment. Information about the role can be viewed in the Setting Examiner Statement of Duties and in the Setting Examiners and Critics Handbook 2019.

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

To express your interest in becoming a Setting Examiner for 2019, please complete one of the online forms below.


If you were a TASC Setting Examiner in 2017 or 2018 for a particular course, you do not need to re-submit a full application to Set the same course, but please advise us of your interest to be involved again in 2019 using this form:

For people who were TASC Setting Examiners in 2017 or 2018


If you were not a TASC Setting Examiner in 2017 or 2018 for a particular course and are interested in applying to Set that course in 2019, please express your interest using this form (note you will need to upload a copy of your Registration to Work with Vulnerable People card and a 2 page Curriculum Vitae relating to the Statement of Duties Selection Criteria):

New applicants – For people who were not TASC Setting Examiners for a particular course in 2017 or 2018


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 is currently processing the applications received for the Exam Critic positions. Applications closed on Friday 22 March 2019 however if you are interested in one of the positions, applications can still be submitted.

Exam Critic positions require current knowledge of the relevant course(s) and criterion based assessment. Information about the role can be viewed in the Exam Critic Statement of Duties and in the Setting Examiners and Critics Handbook 2019.

It is a TASC policy that people who are currently teaching the course cannot undertake the role of Exam Critic, which involves advance access to examination materials.

To express your interest in becoming an Exam Critic for 2019, please complete one of the online forms below (available on Tuesday 12 March).


If you were a TASC Exam Critic in 2017 or 2018, you do not need to re-submit a full application to critique the same course, but please advise us of your interest to be involved again in 2019 using this form:

For people who were TASC Exam Critics in 2017 or 2018


If you were not a TASC Exam Critic in 2017 or 2018 for a course and are interested in applying for that course in 2019, please express your interest using this form (note you will need to upload a copy of your Registration to Work with Vulnerable People card and a 2 page Curriculum Vitae relating to the Statement of Duties Selection Criteria):

New applicants – For people who were not TASC Exam Critics in 2017 or 2018


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 is currently seeking expressions of interest for following positions:

  • Co-Marking Coordinator English Writing
  • Shared Marking Coordinator Business Studies

To express your interest in becoming a Marking Coordinator for one of the available courses in 2019, please complete the online form below. Applications close Friday 10 May

For people who were not Marking Coordinators in  2018 – Invitation to be a TASC Marking Coordinator for TASC in 2019

Applicants will be advised on the outcome of their submission within 2-6 weeks from the closing date. Following the employment of successful applicants, the website will be updated with any remaining vacant positions.

Information about the roles can be viewed in the Marking Coordinator Statement of Duties and in the Marking Coordinator Handbook 2019.

From 2019, courses with more than 700 candidates will have co-Marking Coordinators to enable northern and southern marking teams and training meetings. Information about allowances for co-Marking Coordinators and shared Marking Coordinator roles can be seen in the ‘Sessional Staff Payments’ tab above.From 2019, courses with more than 700 candidates will have co-Marking Coordinators to enable northern and southern marking teams and training meetings. Information about allowances for co-Marking Coordinators and shared Marking Coordinator roles can be seen in the ‘Sessional Staff Payments’ tab above.

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.

 


TASC is currently seeking suitably qualified Markers for 2019. Applications are due by Friday 28 June 2019.

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.

To express your interest in becoming a Marker for 2019, please complete one of the online forms below (available on Tuesday 12 March).


If you were a TASC Marker in 2017 or 2018 for a particular course, you do not need to re-submit a full application but please advise us of your interest to mark the same course in 2019 using this form:

For people who were TASC Markers in 2017 or 2018 – Invitation to be a TASC Marker in 2019


If you were not a TASC Marker in 2017 or 2018 for a particular course and are interested in applying to mark that course, please express your interest using this form:

For people who were not TASC Markers in 2017 or 2018 – Invitation to be a TASC Marker in 2019


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 is currently seeking suitably qualified Supervisor Coordinators for external assessment 2019.  Applications close Friday, 13 September.  Apply to be a Supervisor Coordinator:

Re-application (only for those employed as a Supervisor Coordinator in 2017 and/or 2018)

New application

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.

Written examinations will run from Monday 11– Thursday 21 November 2019. 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. A half day training payment will be made to attendees. A detailed agenda for the meeting will be sent early in October.

TASC is currently seeking suitably qualified Supervisors for external assessment 2019.  Applications close Friday, 13 September.  Apply to be a Supervisor:

Re-application (only for those employed as a Supervisor in 2017 and/or 2018)

New application

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.

Written examinations will run from Monday 11– Thursday 21 November 2019. 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. In 2019, TASC will require assistance from Wednesday 13- Sunday 24 November and Saturday 30 November – Friday 6 December.

If you are interested in assisting with this process, please:

  1. complete an online form (available from October 2019) to express your interest
  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:

  • In 2018 we paid 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.
  • In 2018 we paid 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.