General Information

On this page, you will find information to assist with the teaching of courses in the English learning area.

Resources to support the implementation of courses, such as Sample Scope and Sequence, Course Implementation Guide or Common Assessment Tasks are shown in the dropdown menu below for each course (where available). Canvas resources can be found using the information on the Online Resources page of this site.

An online space has been established to provide an opportunity for teachers to collaborate across sectors, and share resources and ideas. Instructions on how to join can be found on the Communities of Practice page.

The Curriculum Leader for English can be contacted via email at years9-12learning@decyp.tas.gov.au.

Course Development

Learning Area Overview - English

Teachers and the wider educational community are key partners in the course development process in the Years 9 to 12 Project. The Learning Area Overview includes the current course offerings and a staged process of replacing or creating new courses. For more information visit the Planned Course Provision section of this website.
NOTE: This Learning Area Overview is accurate to the end of 2022.  Due to the current pause in course development – these will be reviewed and replaced with updated an updated version.

Course Development Status

Course Development PhaseCourses
Course Concept
Course Development PlanningEssential Skills Literacy 2 (paused)
English Level 2 (paused)
English Level 3 (paused)
Initial Course Development
Public Consultation and Revision
TASC Formal Review and Feedback
Course Refinement
Public Consultation and Revision
Submission for Accreditation
Further Development
Newly AccreditedEnglish Inquiry 1 (for use from 2023)
English Inquiry 2 (for use from 2023)
English Inquiry 3 (for use from 2024)
English Studio 2 (for use from 2024)
English Studio 3 (for use from 2024)

Updated course accreditation information can be found on the TASC website.

Update on Course Development for 2023

Years 9 – 12 Learning is pausing the 2025 Course development cycle due to the redeployment of staff to assist meeting the current class teacher shortage. Proposed professional learning, course resources and supports will be impacted. Planning is underway to re-prioritise current development of course resources and Professional Learning.


Information to support the delivery of courses currently accredited by TASC can be found below.

English Foundations

English Inquiry Level 1 (New for 2023)

English Inquiry Level 2 (New for 2023)

English Inquiry Level 3 (New for 2024)

English Literature

English Studio Level 2 (New for 2024)

English Studio Level 3 (New for 2024)

Essential Skills – Reading and Writing (Expires on 31 December 2025)

Learning Area Advisory Group (LAAG)

The purpose of Years 9-12 Learning Area Advisory Groups (LAAGs) are to provide strategic advice and feedback to the Learning Area Curriculum Leader in relation to the development and implementation of courses and qualifications that are accredited and recognised by the Office of Tasmanian Assessment Standards and Certification (TASC). The LAAGs form part of the advisory and consultation structure for Course Development Activity which also includes Critical Friends and Sponsor Schools.

Membership of Years 9-12 LAAGs

  • The Chair of each LAAG is the relevant learning area Curriculum Lead (CL)
  • Secretariat support for LAAGs is provided by Years 9-12 Learning
  • Core LAAG Membership (Strategic Expertise):Leaders of Learning (9/10 Australian Curriculum expertise)
    • Leaders of Learning (11/12 Curriculum/Learning Area AST/AP expertise)
    • Leaders of Learning (Tertiary Providers)
    • Career Education Leader/Career Advisor/Transition or Enrolment team member (School-based)
  • Tranche-specific LAAG Membership:
    • Additional member/s for LAAGs will be appointed where expert subject matter input is required related to:
      • Subject matter expertise related to courses being developed in any given tranche
      • VET expertise (where relevant)

For more information about the LAAG view the Terms of Reference document or contact years9-12learning@decyp.tas.gov.au