Students must enrol into at least four subjects. Each subject takes one line. As the College runs on five lines, you will have one line of non-timetabled classes a week. Subjects are listed by title and followed by an number. The number 1, 2 or 3 indicates the level of difficulty (Level 3 being the highest). VET courses are listed by title and then level of the certificate (Certificate III being the highest). Generally, Certificate I courses take one line of study and Certificate II courses will take up two lines.
Are there courses to suit my needs and ability?
We have a range of courses and subjects at different levels to cater for all students. Our enrolment counselors will help you with subject selection and match your abilities, interests and career goals to find the right course for your pathway.
How many Level 3 subjects should I do in Year 11?
Only your best two scores from Year 11 count towards you Tertiary Entrance (TE) Score and ATAR. The College recommends that students who are contemplating university entrance undertake two or three Level 3 subjects in Year 11.
Students undertaking three subjects will be able to discard the subject with the lowest score. The emphasis is on gaining high quality awards rather than a large number of awards and it is important that you can manage your workload – quality is more important in your studies. If university is your goal, talk with an enrolment counsellor bout making sure you study Level 3 pre-requisite subjects for your required university degree.
Do I have exams?
Most Level 3 subjects have an exam at the end of the year and a mid-year exam in July. Other subjects have tests and assignments during the year as part of their assessment. Some subjects have folios, independent studies and practical exams. Enrolment counsellors will be able to tell you the type of assessment required for each subject.
What happens if I want to go to university?
To qualify for entrance to university you must complete at least four Level 3 subjects. However, to maximise your chances of gaining entry to your desired course you should complete five Level 3 subjects over two years.
What is a VET course?
VET stands for Vocational Education and Training. VET courses are nationally accredited training programs. These programs are designed to provide pathways into work or further study.
Our VET programs run for 150 hours (one line) or 300 hours (two lines), depending on the course.
VET Certificate II and III programs will have a workplace component, where you will spend time in the workplace being assessed on the job.
Can I do a VET course and other subjects at the same time?
Yes you can. VET and TASC subjects can be studied easily together, and allow students the best of both worlds. You can find out more about work and still leave your options open for further study at university. Many of our students choose this type of mixed course.
What is the TCE?
TCE stands for the Tasmanian Certificate of Education. The TCE is a qualification for Tasmanians who achieve at a certain level of education. The qualification has been developed in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders including employers, industry bodies, education and training providers, parent and community bodies, schools and colleges.
Students must meet the following requirements to receive the TCE:
- Literacy, Numeracy and ICT. A pass is required at Level 2 to achieve the required standard.
- Successful completion of two years of full time study in accredited subjects. This equates to 120 credit points, 80 of which need to be at Level 2 or above. A minimum of a PA result is required to receive points.
- Pathway Planning – students are required to review their pathway plan. This can be achieved through participation in the Tutor Group Program.
To be eligible for an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for entry into Australian universities, a student must have met the standards for the award of the TCE. Employers also expect students to have completed their TCE.
For more information, please visit: https://www.tasc.tas.gov.au/