Issued to eligible students to provide a fair and broader account of their participation and achievement
The Tasmanian Certificate of Educational Achievement (TCEA) is a quality assured certificate issued by TASC to eligible students at the end of their senior secondary studies.
The TCEA recognises senior secondary education participation and achievements with descriptive text. The certificate is designed for students for whom certificates such as the Tasmanian Certificate of Education and the Qualifications Certificate do not provide an adequately just and fair account of their participation and achievements in their senior secondary years.
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A student is eligible to apply for the TCEA at the end point of senior secondary schooling (Year 12 or Year 13) when they meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria:
- where an impairment, disability and/or condition impacts upon one or more aspects of their learning.
- where personal circumstances and/or family circumstances and/or trauma related experiences have had a significant impact on learning or caused difficulties in learning
The supporting evidence provided may be a Learning Plan (LP) and/or a school statement.
To view more information on the TCEA process, see the TCEA Guidelines
How to apply
- 2023 TCEA Key Dates
Applications for the TCEA open on Monday 1 May and close on Friday 7 July.
- Application form
Applications must be made via the TCEA application form and submitted via TRACS.
For detailed instructions and a step-by-step guide to submitting an application for the TCEA, see How to lodge a TCEA application.
Schools are notified of application approvals via TRACS in August.
How to submit the descriptive text for approved TCEA applicants
Once an application has been approved by TASC, schools begin compiling information on each student in readiness for the descriptive text that will appear on the student’s certificate. A template is provided to schools when the application process has been finalised.
The completed draft descriptive text for each approved applicant should be uploaded via TRACS
by Friday 27 October.