Glossary term: Tasmanian Qualifications Authority

Acronym: TQA

The body responsible for assessment and certification in senior secondary Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) syllabuses and TQA accredited courses. It recognises other awards and courses on the TCE including vocational education and training qualifications and competencies.

The Authority was established under the Tasmanian Qualifications Authority Act 2003 to combine and integrate the functions of three previous bodies: the Tasmanian Secondary Assessment Board (TASSAB), the Universities Registration Council (URC) and the Tasmanian Accreditation and Recognition Committee (TAReC).

In 2015, TQA became the Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification.