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.

From 2021 onwards, Year 12 students can receive recognition of use of computers and the internet as part of their achievement of all the other TCE standards [the Participation and Achievement Standard, Everyday Adult Standard: Reading, Writing and Communication (in English) and Everyday Adult Standard: Mathematics], with final verification made via the Principal Declaration.

Students can also 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.

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.

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.

Online Safety Net Tests – Everyday Adult Standards

TASC offers providers access to online safety net tests for their Year 12, 13 and past students (with the facilitation of the school).

*Registration opening/closing dates and testing period dates are advertised in the Key Dates calendar and in the TASC Update.

Schools can find further information about registering students here.