The New Tasmanian Certificate of Education Certificate of

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The New Tasmanian Certificate of Education Certificate of Senior Secondary Graduation Overview and Issues

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What the new TCE will look like

The Qualifications Certificate - What all students will get Qualifications Certificate

The Qualifications Certificate - What all students will get Qualifications Certificate

University Entrance • The change to the TCE will not alter university entrance and

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 •

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

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.

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