Improving outcomes for Tasmanian senior secondary students

About this report or communique

Report of the Auditor-General No. 1 of 2022-23: Improving outcomes for Tasmanian senior secondary students

The objective of the audit was to express a reasonable assurance opinion on the effectiveness of Department of Education’s (DoE) implementation of education reforms, including extending State secondary schools to Years 11 and 12, the Years 9 to 12 Project and implementing changes resulting from the Education Act 2016.

Since 2014, the Government has implemented a number of reforms to improve senior secondary student (Year 11 and 12 students) attendance, retention and attainment outcomes. This audit assesses the following three projects managed by DoE in connection with those reforms:

  • Years 11 and 12 Extension Program
  • Years 9 to 12 Project
  • Youth Participation Database.

This audit considered how DoE worked in partnership with relevant stakeholders.

The audit also considered DoE’s actions that were relevant to non-government school students, but excluded activities that were the responsibility of non-government schools.