15 TCE credit points

Level: Level 3

Hours: 150

Type: TASC

Standards: LIT

Course overview

You have
TASC course
May lead to
  • ‘A’, ‘B’ (or ‘C’ in consultation with teachers) in Year 10 Australian Curriculum English, History or Geography.
Australia in Asia and the Pacific 3
  • A pathway to other Level 3 courses such as Geography 3, Modern History 3, Studies of Religion 3 or Ancient History 3.
  • The University Connections Program course Asian Studies.
  • A pathway to further study in courses such as geography, history, tourism and religion, and careers in travel, international relations, journalism, teaching, government, trade, overseas aid programs and diplomacy.

  • About the social, cultural, religious and geographical diversity of the Australia, Asia and Pacific region
  • What the relevance of Australia’s relationships are within the region in the 20th and 21st centuries
  • About geographic and human diversity, relationships and environmental issues of the Asia-Pacific region
  • What it means to be a global citizen and to respect diversity
  • How Australia’s role in the region is changing
  • How immigration has changed in the Asia Pacific region
  • What the impact of tourism is on the land and people of the region
  • What the historical and geographical features of the Asia Pacific region are
  • How Pacific and Asian nations respond to human and natural crises.

  • Describe the diversity of the physical and human geography in the Australia, Asia and Pacific Region.
  • Investigate Australia’s changing role in the region: partnerships (overseas trade, security and aid) or immigration (White Australia Policy, post war immigration, refugees and multiculturalism)
  • Map the location of nations, major landforms, climate and environmental degradation.
  • Use generalisations – based on knowledge of human and physical geography, tourism, and cause, effect and responses to national crises in the Australia, Asia and Pacific region.
  • Make logical predictions and reach valid conclusions in real and hypothetical contexts.
  • Investigate human characteristics e.g. populations size and density, religion, identity and culture.
  • Investigate immigration to Australia including the White Australia Policy, post war immigration, refugees and multiculturalism.
  • Investigate tourism and impact on environment, culture, society and economy; reasons for growth; management strategies.

  • Is interested in the evolving relationships between Australia and Asia-Pacific nations
  • Is interested in aspects of ‘Asia literacy’ and its impact on understanding Australia’s relationships with our Asia- Pacific neighbours.
This course is available at 3 locations
  • 2022 (current view)
  • 2023
  • 2024 (discontinued)