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.

Applications are now open for Setting Examiners and Exam Critics for 2022.

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: 

How to Apply:

TASC is using the Department of Education’s PageUp Talent Management Software for the recruitment of our 2022 sessional staff.  TASC is changing to this system as it is more secure and allows TASC to more efficiently manage the processing of the sessional staff applications.  The PageUp system is currently used for Department of Education jobs advertised via the website.

Applications are closed for 2021 Exam Supervisors.

Each year, 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.

Find out more:


  • Complete the online form Apply to work for TASC as an Exam Supervisor Coordinator or Supervisor.

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.

Each year, 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: 


Additional Information for Marking Coordinators and Markers for 2021:

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

If your tax, banking or superannuation details have changed please contact the Department of Education HR department

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.

TASC sessional staff receive payments for undertaking their TASC role, which is to be completed in addition to any normal duties they may have at a school.  See ‘Relief reimbursements’ below for more information about when relief claims can be made.

Sessional staff can submit claims for travel, transport and accommodation allowances/reimbursements directly related to work for TASC.

If you are making a claim, there are steps you need to complete before, during and after your travel.

Details on what can (and cannot) be reimbursed and the steps to make a claim are detailed at Travel and accommodation claims.

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

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.