Our governance

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

The regulations made under the Act can be found here – Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification (Fees) Regulations 2013.

TASC is an independent statutory office responsible to the Tasmanian Minister for Education, Children and Youth.

Our day-to-day operations are managed by the Executive Officer.

Education Regulation Act and establishment of the TASC Board

The Education Legislation Amendments (Education Regulation) Act 2022 will amend the Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification Act 2003.

The Education Regulation Act makes important amendments for TASC, and Tasmania’s other education regulators, including:

  • broader application of the Education Act 2016 principles to facilitate an approach to regulation that is centred around the learner and achievement of outcomes for learners
  • providing for a performance framework, including the development of outcome-based performance targets
  • establishing a skills-based board.

The Bill received Royal Assent on 12 April 2022 and the implementation phase has commenced. The Act is expected to be proclaimed and the board commence in 2023. The TASC Board will take the place of the Framework Advisory Council with a wider governance role.

Framework Advisory Council

The Framework Advisory Council is appointed by the Minister for Education, Children and Youth to advise the Minister and TASC in the development, review and implementation of the senior secondary accreditation framework. The accreditation framework sets the standards, assessment, processes and qualifications for senior secondary education in Tasmania.

Members of the Council bring educational expertise from the three education sectors, TasTAFE and the University of Tasmania and include:

  • the Secretary of the Department for Education, Children and Young People (or nominee)
  • one nominee from Tasmanian Catholic Education
  • one nominee from Independent Schools Tasmania
  • one nominee from TasTAFE
  • one nominee from the University of Tasmania
  • at least one but no more than four persons that the Minister considers appropriate to ensure a breadth of community representation
  • the Executive Officer, TASC as a non-voting member
  • an independent chairperson.