TASC Foundation (level 2) and Level 3 courses are available for Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian and Japanese.

Beyond these courses, access to study other languages is available to Tasmanian senior secondary students through CCAFL.

Learners who speak a language not taught in Tasmanian senior secondary schools are able to enrol in a language course accredited through CCAFL. The program is coordinated by TASC. Learning is self-directed with learners receiving support as necessary through their school. There is no internal assessment for these courses. External assessments are held in October or November of each year.

The CCAFL Examination Timetable for 2018 is now available


Students must lodge their Application to Study a CCAFL Course by 20 June in the year they wish to undertake their examination. Late applications will not be accepted.

The awards available for CCAFL courses are based on achievement in the external assessment. Students who are not present for the external assessment will not receive an award. The available awards are:

  • Exceptional Achievement (EA)
  • High Achievement (HA)
  • Commendable Achievement (CA)
  • Satisfactory Achievement (SA)
  • Preliminary Achievement (PA)

All the courses listed below are at Level 3. A PA award or better in these courses contributes 15 credit points towards the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE). An award of SA or better contributes towards the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) for eligible students.

Course materials and assessment tasks are sourced from other Australian assessment agencies and administered according to their specifications.

Qualifications are available in:

  • Arabic
  • Armenian
  • Auslan
  • Bosnian
  • Chinese (BS)*
  • Croatian
  • Dutch
  • Filipino
  • Greek (Modern)
  • Hebrew (Modern)
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian (BS)
  • Indonesian (continuers)
  • Indonesian (beginners)
  • Korean (BS)
  • Persian (BS)
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Sinhala
  • Spanish
  • Tamil
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese (BS)
  • Yiddish

(BS) = Background Speaker