Exam Centres are schools and colleges endorsed by TASC that meet the requirements to serve as exam centres for external written assessments. These approved exam centres are designated for students to sit their written exams. In certain cases, TASC will review special exam centre requests on an individual basis, considering unique circumstances.

A full list of the endorsed exam centres can be seen below.  Other schools wishing to be considered as a new exam centre must write to the Deputy Director, TASC  by 30 June of the current year of delivery, outlining their response to the following criteria:

  • the travel time between the school where a student studies a course and the nearest established exam centre must be more than 45 minutes; or
  • the proposed exam centre must have at least 100 candidates sitting exams at that centre across the nine day exam period. If one student sits four exams over the nine day period, this student will be counted as four candidates.

Schools that do not meet the criteria for establishment as an exam centre but can provide valid reasons to support their establishment as one will be able to apply directly to the Executive Officer, TASC. If a case is deemed to have merit, TASC will approve the establishment of a school as a new exam centre. The decision will be reviewed at the end of the first exam period after establishment as a new exam centre.

This process will be applied across all school sectors.

Endorsed exam centres

  • Calvin Christian School
  • Circular Head Christian School
  • Claremont College
  • Don College
  • Elizabeth College
  • Fahan School
  • Guilford Young College (Glenorchy)
  • Guilford Young College (Hobart)
  • Hellyer College
  • Hobart College
  • Launceston Christian School
  • Launceston Church Grammar School
  • Launceston College
  • Leighland Christian School
  • Marist Regional College
  • Newstead College
  • Rosny College
  • Scotch Oakburn College
  • St Brendan Shaw College
  • St Helens District High School
  • St Michaels Collegiate School
  • St Mary’s College
  • St Patrick’s College
  • The Friends’ School
  • The Hutchins School
  • Ulverstone Secondary College

Each year in Term 3, TASC assigns all students undertaking written external assessments to their provider school exam centre (if endorsed) or to the nearest endorsed exam centre. Following this, TASC seeks clarification from schools to ensure that the assignment has been correct. Schools may submit a request on behalf of:

  1. Year 10 students undertaking TASC external assessments who would prefer to sit their exams at their feeder school.
  2. Students who have flexible learning arrangements and would prefer to sit their exams at their home school (if an endorsed exam centre) rather than the provider school.

After assessing submissions, TASC updates student records to reflect their exam centre changes and notifies the schools.

Students will receive a Notice of External Assessment form in October with information about where they will sit their TCE exams.

If students can’t get to a regular endorsed exam centre (for example, they are interstate or overseas) it may be possible to set up a special exam centre at a suitable venue.

If a student is planning to travel interstate or overseas at the time of the exams, the school needs to assist them to request a special exam centre. They must apply before 1 July of the year of assessment and be prepared to cover the cost associated with having a special exam centre.

Apply using the Request for Special Exam Centre form.

TASC will look at whether it is possible to set up a special exam centre in that location and any risks to the integrity of the exam paper.

If schools have a question about the requirements and applications for special exam centres, contact Assessment using a ‘Special exam centre’ TRACS task. Students can also contact us for more information.

Further information about applying for a special exam centre and the associated costs, can be found on the Services and Commitments – Fees page.