Course accreditation

Under the Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification Act 2003 TASC has the power to accredit, and set standards for, senior secondary courses in Tasmania. This ensures the quality and integrity of qualifications it issues.

TASC’s Course accreditation policy outlines the scope and requirements of course accreditation.

Courses are accredited in accordance with the priorities and standards outlined in the senior secondary accreditation framework.

The Accreditation Advisory Group (AAG) provides advice and support to the Executive Officer, TASC in relation to senior secondary courses, in line with the AAG Terms of Reference. Specifically, the AAG considers submissions for the accreditation of new courses, requests for amendments to existing courses, courses submitted for accreditation renewal, and the cancelation of courses. AAG recommendations then inform the Executive Officer’s decisions regarding such matters.

Course Accreditation Update

TASC has received, assessed and approved 106 course renewal applications for use in 2022 and beyond.  Fifteen (15) of the course renewal applications, submitted to TASC by 9 to 12 Learning included minor amendments. Courses have been renewed for accreditation for various periods, aligned with the future course development process.  For courses with minor amendments a brief comment noting the nature of the amendment is available below. 

  • Courses renewed without amendments – the accreditation period has been updated and is shown on Course document on the TASC website
  • Courses renewed with minor amendments  – the minor amendments will be updated on these course documents before the beginning of the 2022 school year.  Please note the accreditation period for these courses has not been updated on the individual course page at this stage.  These dates along with the amendments will be updated as soon as possible.

Amendments to accredited courses

Requests for amendments to TASC accredited courses are undertaken by Years 9 to 12 Learning, Department of Education. Please email years9to12learning@education.tas.gov.au with your specific request.