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 is recommended.
  • Exploring Issues in Society 2, Making Moral Decisions 2, Religion in Society 2, and Studies of Religion 3 also provide pathways to this course.
Philosophy 3
  • A range of further studies in history, politics, law, religion, ethics and philosophy, business, sociology, psychology, natural sciences, journalism, nursing, medicine and the creative arts.

  • About the basics of philosophy.
  • About major philosophers and their ideas.
  • How to investigate and explain philosophical ideas, issues and positions.
  • How to identify strengths and weaknesses of philosophical arguments.
  • How to formulate and provide relevant evidence to support philosophical questions.
  • How to question and develop informed opinions on various philosophical issues.
  • How to communicate ideas clearly and effectively in verbal and written forms.
  • How to explore responses to philosophical questions and contemporary issues.
  • How to reflect, critically with an open mind, on my own thinking and that of others, and explore alternative approaches to philosophical questions.
  • How to explain the significance of philosophical positions to contemporary issues.
  • About a range of units of study such as:
    » Epistemology
    » Mind/body: is our mind separate from our body?
    » Free will: are we free to make choices or are our options determined for us?
    » Elective study on either Contemporary Conflicts In Moral Theory OR Life the Universe and everything; competing views to the universal questions around the origin of the universe and life on earth
    » Philosophers’ views on how to live ‘the good life’.

  • Engage in class discussions.
  • Read, reflect upon and analyse philosophical opinions.
  • Undertake inquiry, evaluation of sources, synthesis of evidence, analysis of interpretations and representations, and communication of findings.
  • Identify and articulate philosophical questions.
  • Analyse significant philosophical ideas, viewpoints and arguments, in their historical contexts.

  • Is well organised.
  • Enjoys reading on philosophical topics.
  • Enjoys discussing and supporting an argument.
This course is available at 6 locations
  • 2022 (current view)
  • 2023
  • 2024 (discontinued)