Courses and Qualifications Development 

Years 9-12 Learning develop courses and qualifications on behalf of the Department for Education, Children and Young People for learners in Years 9 to 12. 

Senior Secondary Accredited Courses

On behalf of the Minister for Education, Children and Young People, Years 9-12 Learning are responsible for the development and revision of the curriculum for senior secondary education. This curriculum is available to all Tasmanian registered schools. 

The Review of Years 9 to 12 Tasmania by Australian Council for Educational Research in 2016, recommended a review and update of the formal curriculum, assessment, reporting and accreditation requirements. Years 9-12 Learning are currently undertaking this work in alignment with the curriculum priorities. 

Schools can view the planned course provision and course development activity from 2023 to 2028 on the Planned Course Provision site.

Course Development and Review Process

Course Development Process

Senior secondary courses are developed in line with the Years 9 to 12 Curriculum Framework and the Senior Secondary Accreditation Framework.  

The Australian Curriculum is represented in senior secondary courses through: 
* specifically addressing relevant general capabilities 
* enabling of cross-curriculum priorities 
* alignment to relevant Senior Secondary Australian Curriculum (if applicable). 

There a number of Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification (TASC) policies related to course development on their website

Course Development Process – Interactive PDF (PDF, 588KB)

Course Review Process

Newly developed Senior Secondary Courses are reviewed by the Department for Education, Children and Young People using a risk analysis protocol that focuses on analysing the impact of identified issues on student attainment and teaching and learning.
Course Review Process

Packages of Learning

Years 9-12 Learning are currently reviewing and updating the Packages of Learning resources to align with Australian Curriculum (AC) Version 9.0. 

Development PhaseStatus 
Compare AC v8.4 to AC v9.0 Complete 
Scan and assess current materials Complete 
Identify core units Complete 
Terms 1-4 draft teacher materials available Complete 
Terms 1-4 student materials available Complete 

Further information

Further information on course development in 2023 is available.