Answers to frequently asked questions about your results.

2023 student results are released on Wednesday 13 December 2023.

The results are progressively emailed to all students to the email address provided in their Student Declaration.

Printed results (and the certificates achieved) are also posted. The mailing of results starts on Wednesday 13 December.

* Keep in mind that results are progressively emailed from the morning of 13 December, so your classmates may receive their results earlier or later in the day than you.

Your results are sent to the email address you provided in your Student Declaration. If you need to update your email address, you can do this using the Update your email address form.

You need to update your email address before or on 12 December, and complete both steps in the registration process:

  1. complete the registration form
  2. click on the link that is emailed to you to verify that the email address provided is correct.

TASC will keep the Update your email address form available for late updates until 5pm on Friday 15 December.

You will be emailed your results to the updated and verified email address within 24 hours (for updates made between 13 and 15 December).

You can use the Results Query form (opens end 2024) to raise any matters related to your exams and results, including queries about missing results.

To achieve the TCE, you must meet all the TCE Standards:

  • Participation and Achievement Standard – 120 credit points with at least 80 credit points at TASC Level 2 and above
  • Everyday Adult Standard – Reading, Writing and Communication (in English)
  • Everyday Adult Standard – Mathematics
  • Everyday Adult Standard – Use of Computers and the Internet.

If you have not achieved 120 TCE credit points, you can continue to add credit points in future years, including through VET studies and TASC recognised formal learning.

If you need to meet any of the three TCE Everyday Adult Standards, you can sit a Safety Net Test to achieve that Standard. Please contact your school to arrange sitting the test.

See ‘TCE Progress’ on your Statement of Results to work out what you need to do to achieve your TCE. Speak with your school or with TASC about the options available.

To achieve an ATAR in Tasmania, you need to complete at least two years of post-Year 10 study and:

  1. achieve the TCE
  2. achieve an award of Satisfactory Achievement or better in at least four TASC Level 3 or Level 4 courses or equivalent. At least three of these courses must be in your final year (Year 12 or Year 13).

More information about the ATAR is available from the University of Tasmania (Tasmania’s Tertiary Admissions Centre) and TASC’s University entrance page. If you believe you should have received an ATAR but haven’t, contact TASC using the Results Query form (opens end 2024).

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Preliminary, Level 1 and Level 2 TASC courses are only internally assessed by your classroom teacher. Your teacher assesses you using the criteria and standards in the course document:

  • For the specific course criteria you are assessed on – see the heading ‘Criteria’
  • For the standards to achieve an A, B and C rating – see the heading ‘Standards’.

Visit the Courses page to find all course documents.

Level 3 and Level 4 TASC courses have both internal and external assessment. Your classroom teacher/school conducts your internal assessment. TASC administers your external assessment and employs teachers to mark your external assessment. Your overall award for the course is a combination of your internal and external results, with the largest proportion of your overall award from the internal assessment by your classroom teacher.

The course criteria you are assessed on, the standards for the ratings you could achieve, and how those ratings apply to give an overall course award are detailed in the course document:

  • For the specific course criteria that you are assessed on, and which criteria are assessed internally and externally – see the heading ‘Criteria’
  • For the standards you need to demonstrate to achieve an A, B and C rating – see the heading ‘Standards’
  • For the combination of internal and external ratings needed for an overall award of Exceptional Achievement (EA), High Achievement (HA), Commendable Achievement (CA), Satisfactory Achievement (SA) or Preliminary Achievement (PA) – see the heading ‘Award Requirements’.

Visit the Courses page to find all course documents.

The external assessment markers are current and previous Tasmanian teachers of that course with demonstrated knowledge of the subject area and the skills required to provide a fair and consistent assessment against the course standards. A Marking Coordinator is appointed for each course to oversee the marking process and to ensure the marking is reliable and in line with the standards.

A TASC Assessment Panel, which includes the Marking Coordinator and selected markers of the course, then reviews all the ratings that have been awarded for the course for any possible discrepancies. The panel also reviews and makes a determination on any student results that are borderline between two awards before finalising the course results.

The written exam materials are de-identified and separated before being sent for marking. The markers do not have any access to student details and do not know their name, year level, school etc.

No single marker marks the full exam paper or folio for one student. Exam papers are split up into parts (depending on the exam format) before being provided to markers. Folios are either double marked (marked by two separate markers independently) or panel-marked (marked by a group of markers). This means two (or more) separate markers may be involved in marking a single student’s exam materials / folio.

All markers apply the same principles in their marking. They use a marking guide or key to assess achievement and to ensure consistent marking practices. The Marking Coordinator is responsible for ensuring the marking completed by each marker is rigorous and fair.

The Marking Coordinator is responsible for resolution of markers’ questions or any discrepancies. TASC staff are available to support and provide advice to Marking Coordinators in their role as needed.

You can request to inspect your written exams (fee applies), if you received unexpected external results in a course. An unexpected external result is one that is substantially different than the results in your final internal ratings.

Review the eligibility requirements before completing the application form at Inspections of written examination material.

  • YEAR 12 AND 13 STUDENTS: Complete the application form by 29 December 2023 to be included in the first round of inspections.
  • YEAR 11 STUDENTS (and Year 12 and 13 students who have not previously applied): Complete the application form by 5 February 2024 for the second round of inspections.

The inspections process is to confirm that no procedural errors have occurred in recording the marks for written exams. The inspection allows students who believe they performed well in their written exam but have received an unexpected result, to have that result looked at more closely. See ‘What external assessment results can’t be inspected’ to confirm eligibility for an inspection.

Exam inspections do not remark exams. The inspection process has a series of checks to ensure that the marks allocated were correctly entered and proper marking processes were applied.

There are many reasons why students may perform particularly well or less well in different assessments or assessment questions throughout their studies. Assessments happen continuously during a course to describe progress and achievement in learning. The written exam results are not more significant than the assessments completed during the rest of the year.

You can request to inspect some of the written exams if you have received an unexpected result (see Inspections of written exam material for detailed information about the process and the application form and more frequently asked questions about inspections).

The inspection request application form lists the written exams that can be inspected. Inspections are not available when the external assessment ratings awarded have already undergone a specific review and verification process by being:

  • Panel marked – marked by a group of markers
  • Double marked – each part has been marked by two separate markers independently
  • Re-marked during the borderline process – the Marking Coordinator and a group of markers review and make a final determination.

If your results have been reviewed through the borderline process, the Course Criterion Profile Statement you receive by email will say ‘Reviewed by TASC Assessment Panel’ alongside your course result.

There are no further review processes for external assessment results beyond the inspections process.

You can complete the Request for copy of written exams form (opens end 2024) to have your exam paper responses returned to you in the first week of July (fee applies). Complete the application form by 26 April 2024.

If you just want to see a copy of the exam paper, all written exam papers are published on the TASC website after the exams are held. See Previous exam papers or go to the Course page and select “Supporting documents including external assessment material”.

Your Qualifications Certificate can be updated as you gain more qualifications throughout your life.

If you complete a Safety Net Test (to meet the standards to achieve your TCE), you will receive an updated Certificate.

If you have completed a recognised qualification (such as a VET Certificate) after leaving school you can apply to add a recognised qualification to your Qualifications Certificate.

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