As a teacher, you must be informed of TASC rules, policies and procedures when delivering TASC accredited courses. A clear outline of expectations and key information is available including course design, scope and sequence, internal assessment and moderation, and external assessment and exams.

The current TASC accredited courses offered in Tasmania are listed by learning area.

The TCE course planner provides information on the ways in which current courses may contribute to the TCE Everyday adult standards.

The Department of Education’s Years 11 and 12 Curriculum website has information on course development and moderation.

University of Tasmania courses

The University of Tasmania offers the University Connections Program and the High Achiever Program for eligible Year 11 and 12 students which can also contribute towards the TCE.

International baccalaureate diploma

The International baccalaureate diploma is recognised as formal learning and appears on the TASC Recognised Formal Learning web page. The successful completion of the diploma plus the ‘Participation and Achievement Standard’ of the TCE are together considered to be sufficiently reliable evidence of meeting the TCE requirements. Students who achieve the diploma are awarded 120 TCE points at Level 3, the Everyday adult reading and writing in English, mathematics, and use of computers and the internet standards.

Delivery of TASC courses to Year 10 students

TASC-accredited senior secondary courses are designed for study by learners after the completion of Year 10. TASC is willing to support schools in offering TASC courses to Year 10 students in circumstances where such courses provide an extension to Australian Curriculum studies. Please remember that the F-10 Australian Curriculum – as authorised by the Ministerial Council – is the curriculum that is taught pre-Year 11.

Course delivery and assessment

TASC has guidelines to support teachers in course delivery and assessment and quality assurance measures. It is a TASC requirement that all TASC accredited courses delivered in schools have a detailed scope and sequence document. The scope and sequence must be developed in line with the current TASC course document and have a clear assessment schedule embedded or provided separately.

Information Document Delivering TASC Courses (‘Packaging’, ‘Bundling’ & ‘Concurrent Delivery’)

Internal assessment

All TASC accredited courses require internal assessment by teachers.

Teachers should be aware the key areas of internal assessment including; ratings and awards, assessment guidelines, assessment requirements and records and inability to complete course requirements.

External assessment

Level 3 or Level 4 TASC accredited courses also have external assessment requirements such as written examination, a folio of work, an oral or practical assessment and/or display.

Teachers need to be fully aware of the external assessment requirements and the key dates for external assessment for their course. This information must be embedded in scope and sequence and assessment schedules and provided to students at the beginning of the course.

Further information for students and teachers including; exam rules, special provisions, exam timetables and dates for assessment can be located on the students’ exam and assessment page.

To register with TASC, schools must meet the standard for internal moderation of assessments – refer to internal moderation requirements.

Schools registered with TASC are required to have a clear policy and internal processes to ensure the academic integrity of work submitted by students for assessment. Teachers have responsibility to ensure students are fully aware of this requirement and meet the highest standards of honesty and integrity in the work they submit for assessment.

The Authenticity and academic integrity guide provides information for teachers and students on how to reference (cite) other people’s information, images, ideas or words used in student work. The current TASC accredited courses offered in Tasmania are listed by learning area.

Quality assurance is our approach to ensuring that TASC accredited courses offered by schools are of a consistent standard and quality. We apply quality assurance mechanisms to the provision of TASC accredited courses, the standards that we set and the qualifications that we issue.

The aim of this is to ensure community confidence in the integrity and validity of Tasmanian senior secondary school qualifications.

We maintain several approaches to quality assurance including school audits, desktop audits, quality assurance meetings and quality assurance workshops, and they each play a role in ensuring that our standards are maintained.

 

From April 2019, it is expected that TLOs will correspond with TASC directly through the TRACS portal.

TRACS will be located at www.tracs.tasc.tas.gov.au (not live until April 2019).