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18 Nov 2018

Review of Courses New in 2018


Courses for Review

Humanities & Social Sciences Health & Physical Education Mathematics Mixed Field Science Technologies
·        Introduction to Sociology and Psychology Level 2

·        Community Service Learning Level 2

·        Tasmanian Aboriginal Studies Level 2

·        Philosophy Level 3

  • Personal Care Level 1
  • Fitness Experiences Level 1
  • Outdoor Experiences Level 1
  • Sport and Recreation Experiences Level 1
  • Athlete Development Level 2
  • Outdoor Education Level 2
  • Personal Health and Wellbeing Level 2
  • Community Sport and Recreation Level 2
  • Sport Science Foundation Level 2
  • Health Studies Level 3
  • Outdoor Leadership level 3
  • Sport Science Level 3
·        Mathematics Specialised Level 4 ·        Career and Life Planning Level 2

·        Project Implementation Level 2

·        Building Connections Level 1

·        Environmental Science Level 3

·        Physical Sciences Level 3

·        Physical Sciences – Foundation Level 2

·        Computer Graphics and Design Level 3

·        Housing and Design Level 3

·        Computer Science Level 3

·        Food and Nutrition Level 3

·        Information Systems and Digital Technologies Level 3

·        Computer Graphics and Design – Foundation Level 2

·        Food, Cooking and Nutrition Level 2

·        Engineering Design Level 2


Timeline for Review

  • Nov – Dec 2018 Formstack consultation through the Years 11 and 12 website
    • Submissions open on Monday 19 November (9.00 am)
    • Submissions close on Wednesday 5 December (9.00 pm)
  • Dec – Jan 2019 Curriculum Services work with TASC to address any major concerns
  • Dec – Jan 2019 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  • Type 1 amendment – a factual error, typographical error or outdated material that needs updating; or,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.

​Please provide feedback here.