Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

24 September 2020

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

More support for Year 11 and 12 students

Further support will be provided to Tasmanian Year 11 and 12 students whose learning has been impacted by COVID-19.

The Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council (PESRAC) Interim Report contained a recommendation around accelerating existing strategies to deliver improved educational opportunities.

We are delivering on Recommendation 41 which is to assist Tasmanian Year 11 and 12 students at risk of not meeting the requirements of the TCE in 2020/21.

TASC have now granted Recognised Formal Learning to six General Capabilities Short Qualifications, allowing for delivery of the short qualifications in Term 4 to DoE and non-government Year 11 and 12 students.

The qualifications are 20 hours in duration and successful completion contributes two level 2 credit points towards the TCE.

By undertaking these short qualifications, students will increase their understanding and aptitude in the areas of critical and creative thinking, personal and social capability, intercultural understanding and ethical understanding.

This work is specifically focused on students undertaking VET, as COVID-19 restrictions have impacted on students being able to complete practical components of their VET units/qualifications.
The Tasmanian Government is committed to ensuring no student is disadvantaged by COVID-19, and that each and every learner has the best possible opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.

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