What your child will learn in Tasmanian Government Schools

Did you know?

The curriculum refers to the courses and subjects that are taught to students.

The best way to find out what your child is learning about is to ask them directly. We also encourage you to speak with teachers and the school principal if you would like more detailed information about the curriculum.

Which curriculum is being used in Tasmanian Government schools?

The Australian Curriculum is being implemented in all Australian schools.

Currently Tasmanian Government primary and secondary schools use the Australian Curriculum for:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • HaSS Prep – 6 (Humanities and Social Sciences incorporating History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship and Economics and Business)
  • History 7-10
  • Geography 7-10
  • Civics and Citizenship 7-8
  • Economics and Business 7-8
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Technologies 7-10 (primary schools will begin implementing Technologies from 2017/18

Other areas of the Australian Curriculum are being implemented in accordance with curriculum implementation guidelines and are available from this website. This includes:

  • The Arts
  • Languages.

The Australian Curriculum will ensure that your child is using the same curriculum as every other child of their year group in Australia.

The Australian Curriculum is being implemented in Years 11 and 12 as courses within English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences

In Years 11 and 12 students can study:

  • Specific subjects which give them an Australian Tertiary Admissions Ranking (ATAR) to enable university entrance
  • Subjects which will go towards them achieving the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE)
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications.

Belonging, Being & Becoming: the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia informs curriculum decision making to extend and enrich children’s learning from birth to five years and through the transition to school.

Where can I get more information?