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15 Sep 2017

Courses new in 2017 – Revision/review process

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Timeline for reviewing/revising courses that were new in 2017

  • Nov – Dec 2017 Formstack consultation
  • Dec – Jan 2018 Curriculum Services work with TASC to address any major concerns
  • Dec – Jan 2018 Teachers will be advised by start of Term 1 of outcome of this process (including responses to issues raised)

Below is a list of courses being reviewed by Curriculum Services. During November you will have an opportunity to raise any issues you may have with any of these courses.

Before providing feedback – please note the threshold for changing a course that has been accredited is high and will be considered in terms of likely outcomes for learners. Please ensure you have discussed your concerns with your Principal/Curriculum AP/Line Manager before submitting.

There must be either:

  • a factual error, typographical error or outdated material that needs updating
  • an issue with the course document that is demonstrably affecting Learner Outcomes.

In providing feedback on issues, you will need to provide a rationale clearly substantiating the way in which the issue has demonstrably affected student outcomes taking into account the following aspects of course accreditation.

  • level of complexity – how hard or demanding they are
  • size value – how big or long they are
  • robustness – the degree of reliability and validity of results issued in a course


  • general coherence: learning outcomes and aims must be appropriate for students in the senior secondary phase of education in Tasmania; and must be at least at the equivalent of the types of competencies characteristic of AQF Cert I; and has a balance of learning of both domain-specific and generic skills and knowledge
  • internal coherence: alignment between learning outcomes, course content, the criteria and performance standards,
  • coherence with other TASC accredited courses, Australian Curriculum courses and other national counterparts
English Humanities & Social Sciences Mathematics Mixed Field The Arts
  • English Foundations Level 2
  • English Level 3
  • Ancient History Level 3
  • Modern History Level 3
  • Legal Studies Level 3
  • Legal Studies Foundation Level 2
  • Community Access Level 1
  • Mathematics Methods Foundation Level 3
  • Mathematics Methods Level 4
  • Student Directed Inquiry Level 3
  • Pathways to Work Level 1
  • Work Readiness Level 2
  • Art Making Level 1
  • Art Practice Level 2
  • Visual Art Level 2
  • Arts Production Level 3
  • Media Production – Foundation Level 2
  • Media Production Level 3
  • Contemporary Music Level 2
  • Drama Foundation Level 2