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 History or English.
Modern History 3
  • A pathway to further study at university in history, Asian studies or international relations.
  • A career in law, journalism, teaching, the public service and diplomatic corps.

  • How modern political systems and ideologies differ in the modern history of some nations.
  • How internal and external threats impacted on the history of modern nations.
  • How national responses were shaped by internal and external factors.
  • How historical change was impacted by social, political and economic change.
  • How the political and social forces of the twentieth century have shaped our world.
  • To use primary and secondary documents to investigate historical events.
  • How history has been interpreted by historians.

  • Investigate the history of modern nations (ONE Western and ONE Asian nation)
  • Investigate post World War II developments and the changing world order 1945-2010, including topics such as studies of the Cold War, Australia’s engagement with Asia; peace, conflict and the nature of terrorism; migration.
  • Assess the significance of modern political systems and ideologies and describe their manifestations in the modern history of some nations.
  • Identify and assess drivers of social, political and economic change, and assess nature and impact of such changes in the modern history of some nations.
  • Assess the internal divisions and external threats in the development of modern nations.
  • Describe and assess key historical concepts in the historical record.
  • Describe and assess the causes and impacts of particular events, ideas, movements and developments that have shaped the modern world.
  • Describe and assess historical significance of individuals, events, movements and organisations.

  • Has an interest in modern history.
  • Enjoys investigating historiography and the historical debates that arise.
  • Enjoys responding to key historical questions.
  • Enjoys investigating key historical events that changed the course of history.
  • Is interested in the impact of political ideologies on people’s lives.