The Years 9 to 12 Project was established as a result of the 2016 Review of Years 9 to 12 Tasmania by the Australian Council for Educational Research which outlined a range of opportunities and recommendations to improve attendance, retention and attainment outcomes for students in Tasmania.
The Project is a joint initiative of Catholic Education Tasmania, Independent Schools Tasmania, the Department of Education, TasTAFE, the University of Tasmania, Skills Tasmania and the Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification.
The purpose of the Years 9 to 12 Project is to enable all students to achieve their potential through Years 9 to 12 and beyond in further study, training and employment.
The project aims to achieve this by making education in Tasmania more meaningful and engaging to Year 9 to 12 students and thereby improving the:
- numbers of students staying in school through to Year 12 and/or further training and education
- attendance rates of students at school and/or further training and education
- achievement of students in the career pathway they choose.
Read the Review of Years 9 to 12 Tasmania (PDF, 2.3MB) by the Australian Council for Educational Research (2016).
Read the Years 9 to 12 Project Workshops Report (PDF, 778KB) by Dr Phil Lambert PSM (2018).
Read the Vocational Education and Training/Vocational Learning in Schools Forums: Summary of Key Themes Report (PDF, 899KB) by Cathcart and Storey (2018).
The Years 9 to 12 Education Framework was developed to inform the work of the Years 9 to 12 Project in improving access, participation, retention, attainment and completion of schooling for Tasmanian students.
A Years 9 to 12 Action Plan was developed to assist the Years 9 to 12 Project in implementing the Education Framework and addressing recommendations of the Review.
The Years 9 to 12 Curriculum Framework has been developed in consultation with stakeholders over a 12 month period. The framework will be used as the basis for developing learning opportunities for Tasmanian students into the future.
The Draft Integrated Model for Course Design and Delivery (PDF, 780KB) brings together a number of interrelated elements regarding course provision, pedagogy, assessment and credentialing. Feedback is sought from the education community on the proposed model and how it can support improved outcomes for young Tasmanians. Interested stakeholders will have opportunities to give feedback in Term 4 and decisions on the model will be made by the end of 2020, pending outcomes of consultation.
View the reports, released in October 2019, of the Community Consultation Survey and draft Curriculum Framework Consultation Survey. Over 95 responses were received from teachers, parents, the VET sector, assistant principals, the university sector and a student to these surveys open from December 2018 to February 2019.
View background and discussion papers, including infosheets explaining the Years 9 to 12 Curriculum Framework
Coming soon: Fact Sheet for Teachers, FAQs, and Student Voice Forums.
A Vision for Vocational Learning and VET in Tasmanian Schools to 2030 has been developed by the Years 9 to 12 Project in consultation with stakeholders.
The Review of Years 9 to 12 Tasmania (ACER) delivered a recommendation to “improve the status of VET and VEL in schools through community involvement in the development of a future vision and associated implementation strategy”.
Eight community VET and Vocational Learning forums were held in Tasmanian centres in October/November 2018, facilitated by Cathcart and Storey.
From this Cathcart and Storey prepared a report that captured key ideas, themes, concerns and discussion points, including eight actionable items that provide a direction for the development of a Vision for VET/VL to 2030.