The Standards for the provision of TASC-accredited senior secondary courses set clear and measurable requirements for all Tasmanian schools, colleges and other entities registered to deliver and assess TASC-accredited senior secondary courses. The Standards are intended to ensure:
- the correct delivery and assessment of TASC-accredited senior secondary courses
- fairness, equity and comparability of internal assessments
- the reliability, validity and integrity of qualifications issued by TASC
- clarity about roles and responsibilities regarding quality assurance and related matters
- clarity regarding required formal communications and record-keeping.
A summary of the Standards is listed below.
Standard 1: Course providers will ensure that all the knowledge, skills and experiences that comprise a course are delivered to students, and that all stated course requirements are met
Standard 2: Course providers will ensure that individual students are exposed to the learning required by a course
Standard 3: Course providers will ensure that assessment tools meet the requirements of the course and are valid, fair and equitable
Standard 4: Course providers will ensure that accurate assessment records are maintained
Standard 5: Course providers will have effective and documented procedures to ensure comparability of the interpretation and application of course standards to the evidence of student work
Standard 6: Course providers will have policies and procedures to ensure that any disputes regarding internal assessments are resolved prior to final reporting to TASC
Standard 7: Course providers will ensure that students are given explicit learning regarding academic integrity
Standard 8: Course providers will have policies and procedures to ensure that any disputes regarding a school’s refusal to endorse the academic integrity of externally assessed folios are resolved
Standard 9: Course providers will undertake all quality assurance processes required by the Office of TASC
Standard 10: Course providers will ensure that their registered scope of courses and associated enrolments are accurate and up-to-date, that they have policies and procedures regarding student movement between courses, and that final reporting to TASC occurs by due dates.