Tasmanian Certificate of Education

To achieve the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) you must meet the five standards of the TCE which are outlined below.

For more detail  you can visit the TCE course information.

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To meet the participation and achievement standard for the TCE you need to have 120 credit points in senior secondary education and training, with at least 80 credit points in studies at Level 2 or higher.

Each TASC accredited course and other learning recognised by TASC (including vocational education and training studies) is given a credit point value. This value shows the amount of learning at a set standard that can count towards the TCE.

You can meet this standard with a reasonably challenging two-year program of study at senior secondary level with at least 1200 hours of study in senior secondary subjects. You can also meet this standard with a full program of VET units of competency.

Check the course planner for more information about courses.

To meet the everyday adult reading and writing in English standard for the TCE you need to show that you can:

  • read and understand instructions
  • interpret information from diagrams, graphs and charts
  • write a brief formal letter
  • use questions to gather information and provide a verbal report.

You can meet this standard if you successfully complete a TASC accredited course that includes the standard or an identified VET course or other TASC recognised formal learning qualifications to show that you meet this standard.

Check the course planner for more information about your selected courses.

To meet the everyday adult mathematics standard for the TCE you need to show that you can use common maths knowledge and skills to:

  • measure
  • solve basic problems
  • develop budgets
  • collect survey information and interpret it
  • carry out calculations involving fractions and metric quantities.

You can meet this standard if you successfully complete a TASC accredited course that includes the standard or an identified VET course or other TASC recognised formal learning qualifications to show that you meet this standard.

Check the course planner for more information about your selected courses.

If you have not successfully completed a course indicating that you have met the standard you can take an everyday adult standard skills test.

To meet the everyday adult use of computers and the internet standard for the TCE you need to show that you can:

  • use a computer
  • use common applications such as a word processor or spreadsheet
  • send and receive information by email
  • search the internet.

You can meet this standard if you successfully complete a TASC accredited course that includes the standard or an identified VET course or other TASC recognised formal learning qualifications to show that you meet this standard.

Check the course planner for more information about your selected courses.

If you have not successfully completed a course indicating that you have met the standard you can take an everyday adult standard skills test.

The TCE requires you to develop a pathway plan during Year 10 and review your progress before you finish your senior secondary education and training.

We can make special arrangements so that students completing their senior secondary education and training outside the school system can demonstrate that they meet this standard.

Contact us for more information or chat with teachers at your school or college.

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