Years 9-12 Learning work with a wide range of stakeholders on: 

  • curriculum 
  • resources
  • policies and procedures. 

We use structures and processes designed to ensure: 

  • accountability 
  • transparency 
  • responsiveness
  • broad-based participation  
  • equity and inclusiveness.  

9- 12 Leaders Advisory Committee 

The 9- 12 Leaders Advisory Committee (LAC – formerly LTA) enables cross-sectoral school and system leadership representatives to provide strategic advice, feedback and support in relation to the implementation in Tasmanian schools and colleges of the: 

  • Years 9-12 Curriculum Framework 
  • Vision for Vocational Learning and VET in Tasmania 
  • ongoing matters relating to Years 9 to 12 Learning in Tasmanian schools. 


  • Director, Years 9-12 Learning, DECYP (Chair) 

DECYP School membership includes: 

  • two representatives from each of the DECYP Regional Partnerships (Seven Regional Partnerships) 
  • one Principal from a College and one Principal from a school in each regional partnership 

Non-government school membership includes: 

  • up to five Principal representatives (or delegate) and two system representatives from each sector (Catholic Education Tasmania (CET) and Independent Schools Tasmania (IST) schools)

Critical Friends 

The role of a Critical Friend is:  

  • to provide high-level subject matter knowledge and interest in the course under development 
  • to extend and question thinking and to offer alternatives; and 
  • support the work of the Curriculum Lead (CL) in the course development process. 

Engagement with Critical Friends is primarily through two face-to-face sessions in March and August. Two days’ relief is available to schools to support attendance at these sessions. To minimise impact upon core teaching responsibilities any further participation is optional and online. 

Appointment of Critical Friends is through an expression of interest process and endorsement by the Curriculum and Vocational Learning Advisory Group. 

Learning Area Advisory Group 

The role of a Learning Area Advisory Group member is to:  

  • contribute directly to the development and implementation of TASC-accredited and recognised senior secondary courses and qualifications. 

This is primarily done through providing strategic advice, feedback and risk analysis through the course development process. 

Core LAAG Membership (Strategic Expertise): 

  • Leaders of Learning (9/10 Australian Curriculum expertise)                               
  • Leaders of Learning (11/12 Curriculum/Learning Area AST/AP expertise) 
  • Leaders of Learning (Tertiary Providers) 
  • Career Education/Course Counselling/Transition Leader (School-based) 
  • Tranche-specific LAAG Membership (Subject Expertise): 

Additional member/s for LAAGs will be appointed where expert subject matter input is required related to: 

  • Subject matter expertise related to courses being developed in any given year 
  • VET expertise (where relevant) 

More information can be found in the Terms of Reference.

Appointment to a Learning Area Advisory Group is through an expression of interest process and endorsement by the Curriculum and Vocational Learning Advisory Group.  

The purpose of the Years 9 – 12 Industry Advisory Groups (IAGs) is to provide strategic advice and feedback on the range of curriculum offerings aligned to the Years 9 – 12 Curriculum and Vocational Learning frameworks for years 9 – 12 learners. This advice will include guidance on career pathways and characteristics of Planned Programs of Learning in each of the key industry areas.