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The New Tasmanian Certificate of Education Certificate of Senior Secondary Graduation Overview and Issues Presentation to Rural VET Teachers Conference 24 -25 May 2007 Bicheno
Background • Based on achievement of a set of requirements • Will be first issued in 2009 • 2007 year 10 students will need to plan for it
To get the New TCE students will need to show they • can do everyday adult reading, writing and communication (literacy skills); • can use everyday adult maths (numeracy skills); • can make everyday adult use of computers and the internet (ICT skills); • have completed a full program as part of your senior secondary education and training (participation and achievement); and • have developed and reviewed plans for your future (pathway planning
Meeting the requirements Details on a first cut on what will count will be available in June 2007 on the website at http: //www. tqa. tas. gov. au/1906 Literacy Standard • TCE 5 C subjects in English and related areas • TCE 3 -4 B and C subjects with an externally assessed component * • Literacy short course* • Literacy test (stand-alone)* * These are currently under consideration – others will be added as they are developed.
Meeting the requirements Numeracy Standard • TCE 5 C subjects in Mathematics and related areas (Accounting 5 C) • TCE 3 -4 B and C Mathematics subjects with an externally assessed component * • Numeracy short course* • Numeracy test (stand-alone)* * These are currently under consideration – others will be added as they are developed.
Meeting the requirements Information Communication Technology (ICT) Standard • TCE 5 C subjects in ICT • TCE 3 -4 B and C in ICT subjects with an externally assessed component * • ICT test (stand-alone)* * These are currently under consideration – others will be added as they are developed.
Meeting the requirements Participation and Achievement • Equivalent of two year “full-time” program of studies • Broad range of TCE, TQA accredited, recognised and VET courses • 120 units of credit * • 80 units of credit must be at complexity level 2 ** • Table of Complexity Level and Credit points at http: //www. tqa. tas. gov. au/4 DCGI/_WWW_doc/008 028/RND 01/Participation_May_2007. pdf * Eg TCE 5 C course counts for 15 units of credit ** Eg Certificate II in Retailing counts at complexity level 2
Meeting the requirements Pathway Planning • Students will show that they have developed and reviewed plans for the future • 2007 year 10 students will lodge a Statement of Intent as part of the formal requirements for Guaranteeing Futures • Particular courses or programs may be developed to support student’s use of pathway planning
Who will get the new TCE? • Students doing a full-time program at school or college • Students doing a mix of TCE and VET full-time as in a schoolbased traineeship or apprenticeship • Students doing a full-time VET program – Eg an apprenticeship • Students combining part-time work and study or training* * There are no time restrictions for completion. Students can take more than two years
For those who do not meet the requirements • The TQA will issue a Qualifications Certificate to all students • This will show all senior secondary education and training qualifications. • These qualifications can count toward a future new TCE qualification
Narrative Certificate • Will record participation and achievement of students undertaking senior secondary studies in an ‘individualised’ way, using text to describe achievement • Reporting governed by a set of guidelines to be provided by the TQA
What the new TCE will look like • A statement showing a student has met all the requirements to be awarded the new TCE • A Qualifications Certificate which lists all achievement in: üTCE üTQA accredited üTQA recognised üVET
What the new TCE will look like
The Qualifications Certificate - What all students will get Qualifications Certificate
University Entrance • The change to the TCE will not alter university entrance and the Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER). • Year 12 students usually gain their TER from: 1. achievement in TCE 5 C subjects using rules approved by the university. 2. An equivalent TER which recognises VET and other courses (up to TER of 65) • This will continue.
What value will the new TCE have? • Sets minimum standards for achievement • Employers recognise meeting or doing better than the standards will assist employment, further education and training • Complements Guaranteeing Futures by providing a valued qualification for post-year 10 education and training
For 2008 Year 11 students • Should enrol in a full two year program • Should check that they can meet literacy, numeracy and ICT requirements • Should ensure that they can meet the 120 units of credit over two years with 80 at complexity level 2 or above
Further information Information available from the new TCE website at http: //www. tqa. tas. gov. au/1906 Contact the TQA on ph 6233 4649 Email [email protected] tas. gov. au