Project Governance

Years 9 to 12 Project Governance

In accordance with the recommendations of the Years 9 to 12 Workshops Report, a governance structure was formed to coordinate the work of the Years 9 to 12 Project.

The Years 9 to 12 Steering Committee is comprised of representatives from the Department of Education, Catholic Education Tasmania, Independent Schools Tasmania, and the Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification.

The Steering Committee ensuring actions across the Working Groups align with each other and with the Years 9 to 12 Review Report’s recommendations.

The Steering Committee is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Years 9 to 12 Review Report (ACER, 2016) recommendations. The Steering Committee provide oversight of the project and report directly to the Minister for Education and Training and are responsible for the development of a Project Framework, Risk Management Assessment and a Project Plan for the Years 9 to 12 Review Project.

 

The Years 9 to 12 Project Team is comprised of representatives from the Department of Education, Independent Schools Tasmania, Catholic Education Tasmania and the Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification.

The Project Team help coordinate the work across the working groups and provide secretariat support to the Steering Committee and the working groups.

 

The Curriculum, Assessment and Teaching Working Group is responsible for the development and implementation of the Years 9 to 12 Curriculum Framework.

The Curriculum, Assessment and Teaching Working Group is comprised of representatives from the Department of Education, Independent Schools Tasmania, Catholic Education Tasmania and Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification, the University of Tasmania, TasTAFE and Skills Tasmania.

 

The Learning Area Groups (led by the Department of Education) are tasked with the review and update the Years 9–12 Curriculum, and are overseen by the Curriculum, Assessment and Teaching Working Group.

The Learning Area Groups comprise of teacher, educator or sector expert representatives from the Department of Education, Independent Schools Tasmania, Catholic Education Tasmania, the University of Tasmania, TasTAFE and industry.

 

The Curriculum, Assessment and Teaching Working Group also oversees the work of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) Subgroup.

The VET Subgroup has been tasked with the development and implementation of a statewide vision for VET for school students and youth under the age of 18 years old in Tasmania.

The VET Subgroup consists of representatives from the Department of Education, Independent Schools Tasmania, Catholic Education Tasmania and Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification, the University of Tasmania, TasTAFE, Skills Tasmania, Tasmanian Secondary Colleges Registered Training Organisation, Southern Tasmanian Catholic Colleges Trade Training Centre and the National Disability Coordination Officer, Southern Tasmania.

 

The Accreditation Framework Working Group is responsible for the development of an Accreditation Framework, reviewing and updating the accreditation and certification of courses for Years 9 to 12.

This working group consists of representatives from the Department of Education, Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification, Independent Schools Tasmania (The Friends’ School, Calvin Christian School), Catholic Education Tasmania, the University of Tasmania, TasTAFE and John Firth (critical friend).

 

The Workforce Support Working Group is responsible for implementing a development strategy to support the rejuvenation of the workforce – including addressing known shortages in specialist teachers and providing training and qualification pathways for aspiring and current principals.

This working group consists of representatives from Curriculum Services (DoE), Workforce Planning and Support (DoE), Vocational Learning and Career Education (DoE), The Professional Learning Institute, Independent Schools Tasmania, Catholic Schools Tasmania, the University of Tasmania and TasTAFE.

The Data Working Group is responsible for providing data and reporting to support the initiatives of the Years 9 to 12 Project. The group will re-evaluate the nature of use of data collected including to issue reports using official statistics, comment on reports from outside sources, and afford VET data a higher profile in public reporting.

Representatives of this working group include:

  • Director, Marketing and Communications, Department of Education
  • Director, Education Performance and Review, Department of Education
  • Director, Vocational Learning and Career Education, Department of Education
  • Independent Schools Tasmania, expert representative
  • Catholic School Tasmania, expert representative
  • Skills Tasmania, expert representative
  • Office of Tasmanian Assessments, Standards and Certification, expert representative
  • University of Tasmania, expert representative.