Update – 2 June 2020

The health and wellbeing of all Tasmanian students continues to be our priority as Years 11 and 12 students have returned to learning at school.

Details of 2020 external assessment are now available on the TASC courses page.

To locate specific course advice, find the individual course from the list and locate the drop-down section within the course information – Supporting documents including external assessment material. The 2020 external assessment advice is named 2020 External Assessment Specifications.

See TASC key dates including updated folio due dates here.

Update – 22 May 2020

The External Assessment Specifications for TASC accredited Level 3 and Level 4 courses are being modified for 2020 (only) in response to the impacts of COVID-19 on teaching and learning.

These modifications are made by TASC following consultation with expert panels with representation from around Tasmania and a course-by-course analysis review by a cross-sector Working Group, to ensure requirements reflect the learning impacts of COVID-19. 

External assessment adjustments for 2020

TASC Information for Students – External Assessments

Update – 11 May 2020

TASC has been working on continuity of learning for TASC accredited courses in 2020. The continuity of learning information is available on the TASC website including detail about the process undertaken and specific course advice.

2020 Course Considerations

Update – 28 April 2020

TASC is closely monitoring the situation in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic with a sharp focus on supporting schools and students as the situation evolves. Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of students and equity and fairness for the issuing of Tasmanian Certificate of Education and other qualifications in 2020.

Frequently asked questions

We understand that students and parents will have many questions in relation to ongoing learning and assessment in Years 11 and 12 in 2020 and have developed FAQs on a range of areas.

Frequently asked questions for students and parents/carers information

Update – 25 March 2020

TASC is constantly monitoring the evolving situation for Tasmanian Year 11 and 12 students in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our priority continues to be the safety and wellbeing of Tasmanian students.

TASC’s focus is on equity and fairness and ensuring that no student is disadvantaged as we consider short, medium and longer term options for assessment and results, including the Tasmanian Certificate of Education in 2020.

We understand that students and parents will have many questions in relation to ongoing learning and assessment in Years 11 and 12 and will continue to provide updated information as work progresses on:

  • Continuity of learning for years 11 and 12 students
  • School-based assessment
  • Exams and other external assessment
  • University entrance