Completing a program of study in Years 11 and 12 provides you with the opportunity to achieve the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) or an equivalent qualification which will help your future employment, training and study opportunities.
You can choose TASC accredited courses, vocational education and training (VET) courses, formal recognised learning or a combination of these to make up your program of study.
To achieve the TCE you must meet five standards. Use the TCE course planner to understand the credit points you can receive and speak with your school to plan a program of study to achieve all five standards.The Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) is a very important qualification that is a benchmark for future employers and further education providers to let them know what you know and can do.
The TCE is a qualification that is available to Tasmanians who reach the prescribed standards, and it is primarily designed for those completing the senior secondary phase of education and training – the first phase of life-long learning after school. To gain the TCE a person must meet the requirements for standards in:
People can meet these requirements in different ways, in different settings and over different periods of time.
At Launceston College, how we allow students to attain their TCE is by helping them to carefully design their courses so that over their two years of Year 11 and 12, they are able to meet these standards through successfully demonstrating the above aspects.
This terrific video from the Years 9-12 team at the Department of Education is another great resource for students and parents who are trying to understand more about what the TCE is and how you can attain it:
There is more information about the TCE available on the Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification (TASC) website:
The Tasmanian Certificate of Educational Achievement (TCEA) is another quality assured certificate issued by TASC to eligible students at the end of their senior secondary studies.
The TCEA is designed for students for whom certificates such as the Tasmanian Certificate of Education and the Qualifications Certificate do not provide an adequately just and fair account of their participation and achievements in their senior secondary years. Eligible students may include those who cannot meet the requirements for the TCE or a vocational education and training (VET) qualification as strongly as other students.
To view the eligibility requirements in full and for an overview of the TCEA process, please see our TCEA Guidelines.
This terrific video from the Years 9-12 team at the Department of Education is another great resource for students and parents who are trying to understand more about what the TCEA is and how you can attain it: