General Capabilities Short Qualifications

Aligned with the Years 9-12 Curriculum Framework, eight General Capabilities Short Qualifications based on the Australian Curriculum General Capabilities have been developed, as a cross sector initiative. The COVID-19 period has brought this work forward, as a potential way to assist Year 11 and Year 12 students at risk of not completing their intended qualifications in 2020.

In the first instance, this work is specifically focused on students undertaking VET, as COVID-19 restrictions have impacted students being able to complete practical components of their VET units/qualifications.

These courses are awaiting Recognised Formal Learning status from the Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification. Should this be agreed, these courses may contribute credit points towards the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE).

The General Capabilities Short Qualifications will be available to schools across the three sectors pending outcomes of TASC processes.

Expressions of Interest are now open (with a closing date of 7 September), for those schools who are considering delivering one or more General Capabilities Short Qualifications in Term 4. The Expression of Interest form is to be submitted by the School’s Principal.


General Capabilities Short Qualifications – Overviews

Critical and Creative Thinking Fact or Fake

Critical and Creative Thinking Preferred Futures

Ethical Understanding Consumption and Production

Intercultural Understanding Myself

Personal and Social Capability Resilience for Success

Personal and Social Capability Workplace Dilemmas


Timeline for delivery of General Capabilities in 2020 (View PDF)

Timeframes are dependent on pending TASC processes.

For more information please contact Vocational Learning and Career Education, 9 to 12 Learning, Support and Development, Department of Education, email: