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You have

  • No previous experience
  • An interest or need to develop scientific literacy and language 

TASC course

Science 1

May lead to

  • Further study
  • Careers that need science as it relates to Tasmania 

You have

  • No previous experience 
  • An interest in/need to developing scientific literacy 

TASC course

Biology 2

May lead to

  • Biology 3 and Environmental Science 3 
  • Further study 
  • Careers in teaching, health, agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, medicine/nursing, environmental management and hairdressing 

You have

  • No previous experience, however an interest in developing scientific literacy skills is recommended

May lead to

  • Further study.
  • Careers in automotive engineering (trades), electrical engineering (trades), mechanics and physical sciences, or other areas where a practical knowledge of physics and chemistry is beneficial.

You have

  • No previous experience
  • An interest or need to develop scientific literacy skills 

May lead to

  • Further study 
  • Careers that may need science skills and knowledge as it relates to Tasmania 

You have

  • A strong interest in biological sciences.
  • ‘B’ in Year 10 Australian Curriculum English and Science is recommended.
  • It is generally advised that you enrol in this course in Year 12.

TASC course

Biology 3

May lead to

  • Further study and careers including teaching, nursing, medicine, dietetics, pharmacy, dentistry, childcare, optometry, speech therapy, veterinary science, agriculture, marine science, aquaculture, botany, zoology and developing biotechnologies.

You have

  • ‘B’ (or ‘C’ in consultation with teachers) in Year 10 Australian Curriculum English and Science.
  • An interest in environmental issues and management

May lead to

  • Further study.
  • Careers in conservation, parks and wildlife, fisheries and oceanography, environmental science, biology, ecology, environmental engineering, forestry, geography journalism, environmental management, science, tourism, aquaculture, teaching, and life sciences.

You have

  • ‘B’ (or ‘C’ in consultation with teachers) in Year 10 Australian Curriculum Science, Mathematics and English. Successful completion of this course relies on a strong mathematical background

May lead to

  • Further study and careers in many university courses including those in health sciences, environmental science and engineering, including Australian Maritime College science degrees.

You have

  • 'B/C' in Year 10 Australian Curriculum Science, Mathematics and English 

May lead to

  • Other Science courses at Level 3 and 4 
  • Vocational Learning and VET courses
  • Careers that need science skills and knowledge as it relates to Tasmania 

You have

  • A strong SA in Physical Sciences 3 or equivalent, and
  • A strong background in mathematics, e.g. Level 3 mathematics, is highly recommended

TASC course

Chemistry 4

May lead to

  • Further study or careers in chemistry, medicine, biotechnology, biochemistry, medical research, pharmacy and agricultural, environmental science agriculture, pharmacy, environmental science, engineering, health and medical science.

  • Please note Chemistry is a pre-requisite for many tertiary courses. Please check with each university for more information.

You have

  • A strong SA in Physical Sciences 3 or equivalent, and
  • A strong background in mathematics, e.g. Level 3 mathematics, is highly recommended

TASC course

Physics 4

May lead to

  • Further study or careers in physics, medical/health sciences and engineering technology.

  • Please note Physics is a pre-requisite for many tertiary courses. Please check with each university for more information.

You have

  • No previous experience is required
  • An interest in exploring our world is recommended

May lead to

  • Access achievable pathways to further education and training, a range of employment outcomes, or inclusion in appropriate community option settings.

You have

  • No previous experience is required
  •  An interest in exploring our world is recommended

May lead to

  • Access achievable pathways to further education and training, a range of employment outcomes, or inclusion in appropriate community option settings.

You have

  • No previous experience is required
  • An interest in exploring our world is recommended

May lead to

  • Access achievable pathways to further education and training, a range of employment outcomes, or inclusion in appropriate community option settings.

You have

  • No previous experience is required
  • An interest in exploring our world is recommended

May lead to

  • Access achievable pathways to further education and training, a range of employment outcomes, or inclusion in appropriate community option settings.

You have

An interest in working with animals, would like to access further study, and enjoy working outdoors.

May lead to

  • Further study e.g. ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care 
  • Work in animal care or other areas of interest 

You have

  • An interest in land care and conservation
  • To enjoy working outdoors

May lead to

  • Further study
  • Work in land care, conservation or other areas of interest.

You have

An interest in working with animals, would like to access further study, and enjoy working outdoors.

May lead to

  • Further study e.g. Certificate III in Animal Care 
  • Work in animal care or other areas of interest