Humanities and Social Sciences

This page contains information to assist with the teaching of courses in the Humanities and Social Sciences learning area.  

Resources available to support the implementation of courses for senior secondary courses are shown in the dropdown menu below for each course. Resources available to support the implementation of Australian Curriculum in DECYP schools can be accessed from the Teaching and Learning Centre (DECYP Teachers). 

An online space has been established to provide an opportunity for teachers to collaborate, share resources and ideas. Instructions on how to join can be found on the Communities of Practice page. 

Years 9-12 Learning can be contacted via email at years9-12learning@decyp.tas.gov.au

Course Development

A Learning Area Advisory Group and Critical Friends form part of the advisory and consultation structure for course development. Teachers and the wider educational community are key partners in course development.  

The Learning Area Overview includes the current course offerings and a staged process of replacing or creating new courses.  

For more information visit the Planned Course Provision page. 

Course Development Status

More detail about each phase of the course development process is available.  

Course Development Phase Courses
Course Development Phase   
Course Concept  History – Ancient 3 
History – Modern 3 
Course Plan Development   
Course Skeleton and Line of Sight  
Draft Course Document  
Public Consultation 1  
Formal Review and Feedback  
Public Consultation 2  
Submission for Accreditation 
Review of Accreditation Submission  
TASC Accreditation Advisory Group (AAG)  
Accreditation Decision Civics and Citizenship 1 (new for 2022) 
Studies of Religion 2 (new for 2024) 
Studies of Religion 3 (new for 2024)
History 2 (new for 2024) 

Updated course accreditation information can be found on the TASC website. 

Resources

Information to support the delivery of courses currently accredited by TASC can be found below. 

Accounting (ACC315116)

Ancient History (ANH315117)

Australia in Asia and the Pacific (AAP315116)  

Basic Road Safety (RSE105120)  

Business Studies (BST315116)

Business Studies – Foundation (BST215116) 

Civics and Citizenship (CVC115122) – New in 2022

Community Service Learning (CSL205120) 

Economics (ECN315116)

Explore Issues in Society (BHF215116) 

Financial Literacy (BST105116)

First Nations Studies (TAS315119) 

Focus on Children (BHC115116) 

Geography (GGY315120) 

History (HIS215124) – New in 2024

Introduction to Sociology and Psychology (BHX215118)

Legal Studies (LTS315117) 

Legal Studies – Foundation (LTS215117) 

Making Moral Decisions (RLP205120)

Moden History (HSM315117)

Philosophy (PHL315118)  

Psychology (BHP315116)  

Road Safety Education (RSE205120)  

The course document is available on the TASC website

Sociology (BHS315116) 

Studies of Religion (REL215124) – New in 2024

Studies of Religion (RLP315124) – New in 2024

Tasmanian Aboriginal Studies (TAS215118) 

Working With Children (BHC215116) 

You, Your Family and the Community (BHY105116)

A course renewal application has been submitted for this course. 

Professional Learning

Current professional learning opportunities provided by Years 9-12 Learning can be found on the Professional Learning page.