In desktop audits, course providers are asked to supply documents and materials to TASC. TASC undertakes a review of the materials and gives formal feedback to schools and colleges.

There are two types of desktop audit:

  1. course-specific desktop audits are used as part of the on-going quality assurance for Work Readiness Level 2, Student Directed Inquiry Level 3, and Project Implementation Level 2. All schools and colleges that offer these courses must submit required materials for TASC verification.
  2. selected desktop audits – each year TASC selects some specific courses and asks providers to send in copies of documentation for verification purposes (such as scope and sequence documents, assessment tasks, samples of student work, and assessment records). Schools and colleges will be individually contacted if they are required to undertake this quality assurance method.