To achieve the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) students must show they meet the standards of the TCE.

Students can show that they meet the following Everyday Adult Standards by achieving a Satisfactory Achievement (SA) or higher in the identified TASC accredited senior secondary courses that meet the:

  • Everyday Adult Standard – Reading, Writing and Communication (in English)
  • Everyday Adult Standard – Mathematics
  • Everyday Adult Standard – Use of Computers and the Internet.

The Course pages list which of the standards can be achieved for each course.

Or students can show they meet the standards by passing the Everyday Adult Standard safety net tests.

Passing an Everyday Adult Standard safety net test does not provide credit points that contribute to meeting the Participation and Achievement Standard of the TCE. It only shows that a student meets the relevant Everyday Adult Standard.

All tests can be sat as paper-based and / or online tests. Paper-based tests can be undertaken at your school if it is a Test Centre and online tests are scheduled by TASC. View key dates for details.

Online safety net test for the Everyday Adult Standard – Use of Computers and the Internet

Students who need to sit the the safety net test for the Everyday Adult Standard – Use of Computers and the Internet to achieve the TCE can sit an online test in 2021.

Test dates:

  • Tuesday 4 May – open to Year 12, 13 and past students only
  • Wednesday 28 July – open to Year 12, 13 and past students only
  • Wednesday 22 September – open to Year 11, 12 and 13 students and past students.

Students may take up to 90 minutes to complete the test.

Schools can register students for the 28 July test using the Everyday Adult Standard Computers and the Internet registration template in TRACS by 5:00 pm Friday 2 July.

Test centres

  • Current Tasmanian students can sit all the tests at their school.
  • Past Tasmanian students can contact their previous school and sit the tests there (if it is listed as an approved test centre on the list below).

Additional information

  • Paper-based safety net tests will be available to students no earlier than Term 4 of Year 11.
  • A student may not re-sit the same safety net test type within a three month period without permission from TASC.
  • There may be a cost involved, please refer to schools for further details.
  • The online version of the Everyday Adult Standard – Use of Computers and the Internet safety net test is available and can be delivered by schools registered to deliver TASC accredited senior secondary courses.

Schools can participate in the online safety net test for the Everyday Adult Standard – Use of Computers and the Internet.

The schools listed below are TASC approved testing centres for paper-based tests. These centres set their own fees and eligibility guidelines.

  • Calvin Christian School
  • Circular Head Christian School
  • Claremont College
  • Don College
  • Elizabeth College
  • Guilford Young College
  • Hellyer College
  • Hobart College
  • Launceston Christian School
  • Launceston Church Grammar School
  • Launceston College
  • Leighland Christian School
  • Marist Regional College
  • Newstead College
  • Rosny College
  • Scotch Oakburn College
  • Smithton High School
  • St Brendan Shaw College
  • St Helens District High School
  • St Michaels Collegiate School
  • St Mary’s College
  • St Patrick’s College
  • The Fahan School
  • The Friends School
  • The Hutchins School

Schools must register to become a test centre to deliver safety net tests.