Course Development

Continuing the dialogue

We’re pleased to announce that the consultation phase of the Years 9 to 12 Project has now been reactivated after several months of being on hold due to Covid-19.

Scoping Papers

Each course in the first stage will have four formal points of consultation for interested stakeholders between September 2020 and June 2021. There will be consultation on:

  1. Course Scope
  2. Structural Overview and Key Features (Nov/Dec)
  3. Initial Draft Course (March 2021)
  4. Final Draft Course (June 2021)

Scoping Papers are now available for all courses proposed in Tranche 1.

A Scoping Paper provides information about proposed courses, including the rationale.

Feedback on the information provided in the Scoping Papers will be open from the 7th of September to the 25th of September 2020.

Scoping Papers Leave Feedback

Formal EOI for Sponsorship of Years 9 to 12 Project Courses

Earlier in Term 3 there was a call for schools to express initial interest in sponsoring courses as part of the Years 9 to 12 Project.

Years 9-12 Learning is now calling for formal Expressions of Interest through the first two weeks of Term 4.

The purpose of sponsorship is to:

  • ensure and demonstrate the viability and relevance of proposed courses; and
  • provide opportunities for schools and industry partners to engage directly in the course development and implementation process.

Expression of interest forms will be accessible from the course development page on the Years 11&12 website from the 12th of October.

Road Maps

Teachers and the wider educational community are key partners in the course development process in the Years 9 to 12 Project.

If you would like to see the possible future state, and where each different Learning Area could be headed including which courses are being redeveloped this year, please view the Road Maps page. On each Road Map you will see the current course offerings of each Learning Area and a staged process of replacing or creating new courses. The first stage (Tranche 1) is underway in 2020. The Road Maps will be available to give feedback on until the end of the year.

What’s changed in 2020?

The pause in course development consultation for the Years 9 to 12 Project has the following implications for provision of new courses:

  • New courses using the Years 9 to 12 Curriculum Framework are not being developed for delivery in 2021. New courses will now be developed during 2020 and 2021, for delivery in 2022 subject to accreditation. Please note, the dynamic nature of the COVID-19 situation, and that this will need to be assessed as the situation continues to unfold
  • The priority is to ensure that a full curriculum is available for Years 11 and 12 in 2021
  • Australian Curriculum processes for Years 9 and 10 will remain unchanged

A second key implication is for the implementation of new approaches under the Vision for Vocational Learning and VET in Tasmanian Schools to 2030:

  • Formal consultation on the draft Vocational Learning in Tasmanian Schools Framework and the draft Requirements and Guidelines for the delivery of VET to school students was paused.

The timing for the development of and consultation on the other elements of the Framework will now re-commence, again being assessed as the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold.

From 2020 all TASC courses developed or re-developed will be done so in consideration of the Years 9 to 12 Curriculum Framework and the Senior Secondary Accreditation Framework.

Video – Introduction to the Years 9 to 12 Curriculum Framework

How you can get involved

The Tasmanian Government is committed to ensuring that teachers are a key partner in the course development process.

There will be opportunities for teachers to be involved in each stage of the course development process, through consultation, collaborative planning, sponsorship and professional networking – opportunities may include:

  • Providing input as critical friends for new and replacement courses
  • Participating in consultation and feedback forums on scoping papers
  • Providing online feedback on course overviews
  • Providing online feedback on initial and final course drafts
  • Participating in Learning Area Groups to advise on final publications
  • Sponsoring a course

These opportunities to collaborate with the Years 9 to 12 Project and the Years 9-12 Learning – Curriculum team on course development for 2022 are available to teachers, schools and relevant stakeholders throughout 2020 and 2021.

More details about how to get involved will be released soon.

Read more on the Years 9 to 12 Project website.