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13 Nov 2017

Review of Courses New in 2017

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Courses for Review

English Humanities & Social Sciences Mathematics Mixed Field The Arts Technologies
  • 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
  • Learning Through Internship 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
  • Agricultural Systems Level 3
  • Agricultural Enterprise Level 2


Timeline for Review

  • Nov – Dec 2017 Formstack consultation through the Years 11 and 12 website
    • Submissions open on Monday 13 November
    • Submissions close on Sunday 3 December 2017 (9pm)
  • 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 which will be made available on the 11 and 12 website)

Threshold for Change

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. These issues must be discussed with your school leadership before submitting (Principal/Curriculum AP/Line Manager).

There must be either:

  • Type 1 amendment – a factual error, typographical error or outdated material that needs updating; or,
  • Type 2 amendment – an issue with the course that is demonstrably affecting Learner Outcomes
  • There is also an opportunity to provide feedback on external assessment specifications.


In providing feedback on Type 2 amendments, you will need to provide a rationale clearly substantiating the way in which the issue has demonstrably affected learner outcomes.

The rationale must also take into account the following aspects of course accreditation.

  • level of complexity – how hard or demanding courses are
  • size value – how big or long courses 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 (line of sight) between learning outcomes, course content, the criteria and performance standards,
  • coherence with other TASC accredited courses, Australian Curriculum courses and other national counterparts.

See here for Course Characteristics required by TASC:

See here for Course Accreditation criteria required by TASC:

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