Technologies

General Information

On this page, you will find information to assist with the teaching of courses in the Technologies learning area.

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

The Curriculum Leader for Technologies can be contacted via email at years9-12learning@education.tas.gov.au.

Course Development

Learning Area Overview - Technologies

Teachers and the wider educational community are key partners in the course development process in the Years 9 to 12 Project. 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 section of this website.

Course Development Status

Course Development PhaseCourses
Course Concept
Course Development PlanningEssential Skills Digital Literacy 2
Digital Technologies: Computer Science 3
Initial Course Development
Public Consultation and Revision
TASC Formal Review and Feedback
Course Refinement
Public Consultation and RevisionDigital Technologies 2
Electronics and Advanced Technologies 2
Digital Technologies: Digital Management and Leadership 3
Electronics and Advanced Technologies 3
Pre-Accreditation
Submission for Accreditation
Further Development
Newly AccreditedEngineering Design 2 (for use from 2022)
Digital Projects 1 (for use from 2023)
Engineering Design 3 (for use from 2023)

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

Courses

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

Basic Computing (Expiring on 31 December 2022)

This course is replaced by Digital Projects Level 1 from 2023.

Digital Projects Level 1 (New for 2023)

  • The course document is now available on the TASC website.
  • Resources to support teaching and learning are currently under development.

Engineering Design Level 3 (New for 2023)

  • The course document is now available on the TASC website.
  • Resources to support teaching and learning are currently under development.

Learning Area Advisory Group (LAAG)

The purpose of Years 9-12 Learning Area Advisory Groups (LAAGs) are to provide strategic advice and feedback to the Learning Area Curriculum Leader in relation to the development and implementation of courses and qualifications that are accredited and recognised by the Office of Tasmanian Assessment Standards and Certification (TASC). The LAAGs form part of the advisory and consultation structure for Course Development Activity which also includes Critical Friends and Sponsor Schools.

Membership of Years 9-12 LAAGs

  • The Chair of each LAAG is the relevant learning area Curriculum Lead (CL)
  • Secretariat support for LAAGs is provided by Years 9-12 Learning
  • 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 Leader/Career Advisor/Transition or Enrolment team member (School-based)
  • Tranche-specific LAAG Membership:
    • 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 tranche
      • VET expertise (where relevant)

For more information about the LAAG view the Terms of Reference document or contact years9-12learning@education.tas.gov.au.