Years 11 & 12
Pre-Enrolment and VET Expressions of Interest for 2024
Students who are interested in an enrolment at Sorell for 2024 in either TASC or VET courses will be required to complete an expression of interest. This will be available towards the end of Term 2. In the meantime, if you would like more infomation about Years 11 and 12 at Sorell School, please contact the Years 11 and 12 Leadership team via the contact details listed below.
Current Year 10 and 11 students at Sorell and schools in the teggana collective will be supported to complete this form during pre-enrolment interviews.
At Sorell School, we put the learner first. We start with your interests and aspirations, then build a learning program tailored to your needs. Sorell School has been offering Year 11 and 12 courses since 2017. Our College offers a wide range of courses, specialist teachers and a purpose-built learning space, all within your local community. We specialise in smaller class sizes, individualised support, flexibility and strong relationships with families and the community.
Year 11 and 12 Courses at Sorell School
At Sorell School, we offer a comprehensive range of TASC subjects from Level 1 to Level 3, along with specialised VET courses in our commerical kitchen, trades shed and on our school farm. To view our full list of subject and course offerings for 2023, click here: Sorell School Years 11 and 12.
The Education Act
From 2020, the Education Act requires young people to stay in education and training until they meet one of the following criteria (unless they have an exemption):
- Finish Year 12
- Achieve a Certificate III
- Turn 18 years old
Evidence demonstrates that students who stay at school have much better employment and life outcomes. The changes to the Education Act were made to reflect this and ensure young Tasmanians are given the best possible opportunities for their life.
Post Year 10 Options
A young person can choose any of the following education and training options, or a combination of these options:
- Years 11 and 12 at any government or non-government school or college, or a tertiary
provider – this may include an Australian School-based Apprenticeship
- a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification through any registered training
- an apprenticeship or traineeship with an employer
Sorell School is a member of the teggana collective, which also includes Bayview Secondary College, Clarence High School, Campania District High School, Rose Bay High School, Triabunna District High School and Rosny College. The teggana Collective works together to provide opportunities for our students to successfully complete the requirements of Senior Secondary Education. Students in Years 11 and 12 are free to choose courses from any of these schools either part or full time. This is called a “shared enrolment”. Students can also have a shared enrolment with schools outside of the collective (e.g. Hobart College).
To view the Rosny College Course Guide (includes a listing of teganna courses), click here: Rosny College (education.tas.edu.au)
To view the Bayview Secondary College, click here: Bayview Secondary College
To view all courses offered in Tasmanian schools and colleges for Year 11 and 12, see the online course guide here: Year 11 and 12 Course Guide - The Department of Education Tasmania
What is the TCE?
The Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) is the certification showing you have successfully completed Years 11 & 12 in Tasmania. The vast majority of today’s jobs require a TCE or higher qualification.
To achieve the TCE, students need to meet all three of these TCE standards:
- Receive 120 credit points worth of subjects over year 11 and 12 (with at least 80 credit points in studies at Level 2 or higher)
- ‘everyday adult’ reading, writing and communication (called the 'Literacy tick’)
- ‘everyday adult’ mathematics (called the 'Numeracy tick')
TASC and VET courses
Students choose a mix of subjects or courses in Years 11 and 12. These can be TASC subjects, VET courses, or a mix of both.
- VET (Vocational Education and Training) courses are nationally recognised, practical courses with an industry/trade focus. In Year 11 & 12 these are mostly Certificate I and Certificate II level e.g., Cert II in Construction Pathways, Cert I in Hospitality. In order to ensure certification at a national level, VET courses can be demanding.
- The other type of subjects you can choose are called TASC subjects (Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification). These are all other kinds of subjects like English, Maths, Psychology, Engineering, Health, Business and so much more!
Levels and Points
Each subject or course is assigned a number of points and a complexity level.
- Levels: Each subject and course is assigned a complexity level ranging from Level 1 to Level 4, with 4 being the highest level of complexity.
- Points: Each course is assigned a set of points to reflect the course size and amount of learning covered. Most subjects are 15 points, but courses can also be 5, 10 or 30 points.
ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank)
An ATAR is a score students are given that they can use to apply for universities around Australia (there are other ways to get into university too, but using an ATAR score is the most common way).
To be given an ATAR you need to:
- Get your TCE
- Successfully complete at least four (recommended five) Level 3 or 4 courses
- At least three of these courses must be in your final year
- To get an ATAR, we recommend completing two level 3 or above subjects in Year 11, and three in Year 12
If you would like additional information or support in regards to Years 11 and 12, please get in touch.
Phone: 03 6269 1100