When your school registers to provide TASC accredited courses the principal must appoint a staff member as the TASC Liaison Officer (TLO). The TLO ensures the school complies with all TASC policies, procedures and reporting requirements; and facilitates communication between your school and TASC. TASC does not fund the TASC Liaison Officer role.

Key duties include:

TASC Liaison Officers ensure that:

The school registration with TASC is accurate at all times (including the school course scope and student enrolments in the TASC online administration system).

TASC Liaison Officers ensure that:

  • The school complies with any directions made by TASC under Section 33 of the Office of Tasmanian Assessments, Standards and Certification Act 2003 in relation to the provision or assessment of a TASC accredited course.
  • Internal assessment made by the school that contributes to results certified by TASC has an adequate level of reliability, validity and fairness.
  • Assessment materials are collected and provided to TASC when required.
  • Students are correctly and clearly identified in any data provided to TASC.
  • Data provided to TASC is complete and accurate.
  • Applications for special provisions and extensions to external folio deadlines are endorsed.
  • Information is provided to TASC to confirm school policies, procedures and practices.

TASC Liaison Officers ensure that:

Students, teachers and the school community are adequately and correctly informed about relevant TASC rules, policies, procedures, key dates and events.

Note: The fortnight TASC update provides timely information and reminders of upcoming events for dissemination using your school’s communication processes.

TASC Liaison Officers ensure that:

The school complies with TASC quality assurance requirements and procedures.

TASC Liaison Officers ensure that:

Students and teachers understand academic integrity and that students understand their declarations about the authenticity and academic integrity of their work submitted for external assessment.

Other important information for TASC Liaison Officers:

The current TASC accredited courses offered in Tasmania are listed by learning area.

The TCE course planner provides information on the ways in which current courses may contribute to the TCE Everyday adult standards.

The Department of Education’s Years 11 and 12 Curriculum website has information on course development and moderation.

The University of Tasmania offers the University Connections Program and the High Achiever Program for eligible Year 11 and 12 students which can also contribute towards the TCE.

Course delivery and assessment

TASC internal assessment guidelines support teachers in course delivery and assessment and quality assurance measures. It is a TASC requirement that all TASC accredited courses delivered in schools have a detailed scope and sequence document. The scope and sequence must be developed in line with the current TASC course document and have a clear assessment schedule embedded or provided separately.

Internal assessment

All TASC accredited courses require internal assessment by teachers.

Teachers should be aware the key areas of internal assessment including; ratings and awards, assessment guidelines, assessment requirements and records and inability to complete course requirements.

External assessment

Level 3 or Level 4 TASC accredited courses also have external assessment requirements such as written examination, a folio of work, an oral or practical assessment and/or display.

Teachers need to be fully aware of the external assessment requirements and the key dates for external assessment for their course. This information must be embedded in scope and sequence and assessment schedules and provided to students at the beginning of the course.

Further information for students and teachers including; exam rules, special provisions, exam timetables and dates for assessment can be located on the students’ exam and assessment page.

Schools registered with TASC must meet standards for internal moderation of assessments.

Internal Moderation of Assessments