Consultations closed & previous forums, workshops and surveys

The Draft Integrated Model for Course Design and Delivery describes the structural elements underpinning the Years 9 to 12 curriculum renewal process.

Watch a video introduction (3m43s). Access the Policy Position Papers

Proposed policy positions outlined in the Draft Integrated Model are open for consultation. Schools are encouraged to run a Professional Learning Activities for Staff session, and fill out the group survey. Responses from individual teachers, leaders and others, are welcomed via the individual survey.

These surveys are now open until 5pm on Monday 14 December 2020.

Consultation sessions will also be run at the conference: Tas Ed Talks: Inspiring Years 9-12 Futures.

Responses to Frequently Asked Questions about the Integrated Model and course development are available. Please contact Years 9 to 12 Project with further questions.

NOTE: The Integrated Model and the Policy Position Papers have been developed through an extensive review of literature and emerging educational policy trends. They are designed to gain stakeholder feedback about the high level concept(s) being proposed. It is not possible to present a fully resolved model at this point in time. Once positions have been developed on the basis of consultation, further work can continue with project partners and key stakeholders to co-construct a model that is best suited to the Tasmanian context, subject to any necessary policy development, systems, operational and legislative change.

Vocational Learning – DRAFT Requirements and Guidelines and Industry Engagement Framework open for consultation

The Years 9 to 12 Project, through the Vocational Learning and Career Education (VLCE) team, is seeking feedback from principals, teachers and stakeholders on DRAFT documents in the following areas:

 

Career Education

Draft documents for consultation:

Explainer video:

Feedback survey – have your say:

 

Work-based Learning

Draft document for consultation:

Explainer video:

Feedback survey – have your say:

 

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Draft document for consultation:

Explainer videos (key themes):

Feedback survey – have your say:

 

Apprenticeships and Traineeships

Draft document for consultation:

Explainer video:

Feedback survey – have your say:

 

Industry Engagement Framework

Draft document for consultation:

Feedback survey – have your say:

 

Vocational Learning in Tasmanian Schools Framework

Draft document for consultation:

Feedback survey – have your say:

 

 

The surveys will be open until COB, Monday, 14 December.

For more information, please contact the Vocational Learning and Career Education Team, vlce@education.tas.gov.au or 61655759.

VET teacher consultation sessions – Requirements and Guidelines: Industry Area Groups

Applied Fashion, Retail, ICT, Business, Creative Arts

Monday 9 November – 3.30-4.15PM

Foundation Skills, Sport & Recreation, Fitness & Defence

Tuesday 10 November – 3.30-4.15PM

Automotive and Engineering, Electrotechnology, Construction and Furniture

Wednesday 11 November – 3.30-4.15PM

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Studies

Thursday 12 November – 3.30-4.15PM

Maritime and Aquaculture

Monday 16 November – 3.30-4.15PM

Hairdressing & Beauty, Tourism

Tuesday 17 November – 3.30-4.15PM

Hospitality / Kitchen Operations

Wednesday 18 November – 3.30-4.15PM

Community Services and health

Thursday 18 November – 3.30-4.15PM

 

Work-based Learning – DRAFT Requirements and Guidelines and DRAFT Industry Engagement Framework

 

Career Education – DRAFT Requirements and Guidelines

 

Apprenticeships and Traineeships for school-aged learners – DRAFT Requirements and Guidelines

 

Teachers/school staff need only attend one of the sessions relevant to their area. It will be useful for participants to watch the explanatory videos located under the “Draft Vocational Learning Documents” section prior to the consultation sessions.

It is not essential for participants to register, but it would appreciated if you could let us know you’re attending by completing this short form. For more information or if you have any questions, contact rob.hill@education.tas.gov.au.

For more information, contact vlce@education.tas.gov.au.

Each Policy Position Paper contains between 1 and 6 proposed positions. Please make sure you have read the Paper/s before entering either of the surveys linked below.

The surveys will ask the following for each of these proposed positions:

  • I agree with or can accept this position. Please provide details of why you have chosen this response:
  • I do not have an opinion on this position. Please provide details of why you have chosen this response:
  • I disagree with or cannot accept this position. Please provide details of why you have chosen this response:

Please note – you do not have to provide answers to all survey questions/policy positions.

 

These surveys are open until 5pm on Monday 30 November 2020.

 

Survey: School/Group-based feedback

Schools are encouraged to run the Integrated Model Professional Learning Pack as a session. Principals across the sectors have been provided with the Learning Pack. Once a school has completed a session, feedback can be provided via the School/group survey.

 

Survey: Individuals’ feedback

Individual teachers and others are encouraged to provide your views. Feedback can be provided via the Individual survey. Please view the following videos and read the relevant Policy Position Paper/s prior to entering the survey:

Please note there is a large amount of reading and material involved, so please allow at least 15 minutes for each section of the survey, relating to one of the Policy Position Papers.

You are also welcome to work your way through the Professional Learning Activities for Staff session outline, as far as is practicable as an individual.

 

NOTE: The Integrated Model and the Policy Position Papers have been developed through an extensive review of literature and emerging educational policy trends. They are designed to gain stakeholder feedback about the high level concept(s) being proposed. It is not possible to present a fully resolved model at this point in time. Once positions have been developed on the basis of consultation, further work can continue with project partners and key stakeholders to co-construct a model that is best suited to the Tasmanian context, subject to any necessary policy development, systems, operational and legislative change.

Conference/PL Years 9-12 ed talks

Hear from leading educators and experts, engage with the Years 9 to 12 Project team, VET specialists and Curriculum Leaders, and be empowered to plan for the future.

Audience

All Years 9 to 12 School Leaders and Teachers including VET and Vocational Learning teachers

Dates

The program will be partially mirrored across two pairs of days, 3 & 4 and 7 & 8 December.

This gives schools flexibility in when they engage. For example your school may engage on the 3 & 4 December or the 7 & 8 December (or alternatively the 3 & 8 December or 4 & 7 December).

Program

An online professional learning experience that explores three key themes for the Years 9 to 12 Project, including:

  • Why: the case for change – the evolving social, educational and global landscape told through the words of leading educators.
  • How: the levers for change – how the Years 9 to 12 Project is enabling transformation through structural approaches to curriculum, assessment and pedagogy, vocational learning (including VET), the use of data and workforce support.
  • What: the implications for delivery – what change can look like at a school level for students, for teachers, and for school leaders; how newly designed courses support the big ideas that inform teaching, learning and assessment; how schools can be supported by the newly developed Vocational Learning Framework and associated Requirements and Guidelines; and how school communities can plan for personalised, customised and localised delivery suited to their unique context.

Meetings will be held online and will be recorded, where possible. Opportunities for school-based reflection and discussion will also be built into the program. Further details about this event will be available in early Term 4.

Years 9 to 12 Curriculum Framework Options Papers on ‘Areas for Consideration’

Stakeholder feedback is being sought on two options papers. The options papers discuss possible ways forward for two key concepts that underpin the Years 9 to 12 Curriculum Framework:

An online stakeholder survey is open until 5pm on Monday 23 March 2020. Survey responses will help to inform final positions on each of these concepts.

The survey questions are also available in PDF format: Modularisation Survey Questions / Multi-level Courses Survey Questions.

A feedback form is also currently available for teachers to provide feedback on the draft Learning Area road maps and proposed list of tranche 1 courses, as discussed at the Teacher Regional Forums 18-24 February and online on 2 March 2020. Please see the Years 11 and 12 Curriculum website, or go straight to the feedback form.

Where and When

Online participation in all the below sessions is now available. Please register (choosing the online ticket option) through the Eventbrite link below on the date of your choosing, or see the Years 11-12 page to join a session directly.

A specific online-only session is now available on Monday 2 March 2020.

Burnie (NW): 3-5pm, 18 February 2020 – Burnie Arts and Convention Centre Eventbrite

Devonport (NW): 3-5pm, 19 February 2020 – paranaple Centre Eventbrite

Launceston (N): 3-5pm, 20 February 2020 – Door of Hope, Launceston Convention Centre Eventbrite

Hobart 1 (S): 3-5pm, 24 February 2020 – Sustainability Learning Centre Eventbrite

Hobart 2 (S): 3-5pm, 25 February 2020 – Professional Learning Institute (PLI) Eventbrite

Online session: 3-5pm, 2 March 2020 – Online session Eventbrite

Student Voice Forums – register by email

Register to bring a group of students by emailing the Years 9-12 Project team.

with Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT) and Years 9 to 12 Learning team (Curriculum Leaders and Vocational Learning and Career Education team).

Where and When:

Burnie (NW): 18 February 2020 – Burnie Arts and Convention Centre: 10.30 am to 2.30 pm

Devonport (NW): 19 February 2020 – paranaple Centre: 10.30 am to 2.30 pm

Launceston (N): 20 February 2020 –Launceston Convention Centre: 10.30 am to 2.30 pm

Hobart 1 (S): 24 February 2020 – Sustainability Learning Centre: 10.30 am to 2.30 pm

Hobart 2 (S): 25 February 2020 – Professional Learning Institute (PLI): 10.30 am to 2.30 pm

Curriculum Forum 2:  Learning Area Groups

April 2019, Tailrace Centre Launceston

A follow up day was held on 4 April 2019, for the Learning Area Groups to consider the draft Curriculum Framework. This included an in-depth consideration of the ‘organisers’: Discipline-based Study, Transdisciplinary Projects, Professional Studies, Work-based Learning and Personal Futures.

Learning Area Groups include representatives from the Department of Education, Independent Schools Tasmania, Catholic Education Tasmania, TasTAFE, University of Tasmania and industry.

The forum was held from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm.

Curriculum Forum: Learning Area Groups

23 November 2018 – Launceston

On 23 November, nearly 100 members of Learning Area Groups got together in Launceston to discuss how the draft Curriculum Framework could work for each Learning Area of the Australian Curriculum (Arts, English, Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages and English as an Additional Language, Mathematics, Science, Technologies, Mixed Field).

Learning Area Groups include representatives from the Department of Education, Independent Schools Tasmania, Catholic Education, Tasmania, TasTAFE, University of Tasmania and industry.

The forum was held from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm.

Vocational Education and Training (VET)/Vocational Learning (VL) Forums

October/November 2018 – statewide

Eight VET/VL Forums were held in late October/early November to engage schools, registered training organisations (RTOs), industry and community stakeholders in the development of a vision for VET and VL in Tasmanian schools to 2030.

Over 160 participants from across all sectors joined the Project Team to discuss opportunities to improve the status of VET and VL in schools through increased community involvement and better local partnerships.

Full day forums were held between 10.00 am and 3.30 pm, with half-day sessions running from 12.00 noon to 3.30 pm. You can find more information in the Forum Report.

Curriculum Forums

September 2018 – statewide

Ten Curriculum Forums were held throughout September with teachers and principals from the Department of Education, Independent Schools Tasmania and Catholic Education Tasmania to workshop a draft curriculum framework for Years 9 to 12.

Over 120 participants joined the Project Team to discuss how to make the Years 9 to 12 curriculum more engaging and meaningful to students and thereby improve the attendance, retention, attainment outcomes for Tasmanian students.

Full day forums were held between 10.00 am and 3.30 pm.

For the current consultation please refer to the Consultations open page.