Nationally or Interstate Assessed Languages (NIAL)
- 2023 NIAL written and oral exam assessment dates – TBA
2023 applications open Tuesday, 31 January and close Friday, 25 March.
Year 11 and 12 students can apply to study nationally or interstate assessed language courses, as well as the locally assessed TASC language courses being provided by Tasmanian schools. The nationally assessed courses are developed on the Collaborative Curriculum and Assessment Framework for Languages (CCAFL).
The nationally or interstate assessed languages (NIAL) are Level 3 courses and are best suited to learners who already have strong skills in reading. writing and speaking a language, either as a background speaker or having extensively studied the language as a second language. These courses require that a learner have at least 200 hours of instruction in the language.
|Nationally assessed language courses||Interstate assessed language courses||Interstate assessed course provider|
|Armenian||Arabic (second language)||VCAA|
|Auslan||Chinese (background speakers)||SACE|
|Bengali||Japanese (first language)||VCAA|
|Bosnian||Korean (first language)||VCAA|
|Chin Hakha||Modern Greek (continuers)||SACE|
|Chinese in Context||Spanish (continuers)||VCAA|
|Croatian||Vietnamese (first language)||VCAA|
|Japanese in Context|
|Korean in Context|
|Malay (background speakers)|
Please note that this is not the full list of interstate-assessed languages available to Tasmanian students, these are only examples of frequently requested languages. Please contact TASC if you have a student interested in sitting the exams for a language that is not listed.