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Role Statement

As adopted 18/8/91; amended 14/8/99

ACACA is the national body for the chief executives of the statutory bodies in the Australian States and Territories and in New Zealand responsible for certificates of senior secondary education. ACACA provides a national means for monitoring and enhancing developments in senior secondary curriculum and certification.

ACACA exists to promote curriculum, assessment and certification in schooling functions within the framework of the Commonwealth of Australia and its States and Territories. The authorities represented through ACACA have a wealth of experience and expertise in 'high stakes' assessment and certification: securing and maintaining quality, credibility and integrity in an area of high pressure and demanding community expectations. ACACA provides advice on curriculum, assessment and certification matters, including matters of national concern.

In recent years, there has been significant progress across the nation in the incorporation of nationally recognised vocational education and training in the senior certificate. The statutory bodies represented through ACACA have put considerable resources, effort and commitment into enhancing the role of vocational education and training in curriculum, assessment and certification at the senior secondary level.

For general information about ACACA please contact:

Mr. John Brooks
Manager - People and Communications
Tasmanian Qualifications Authority (TQA)
Phone: (03) 6233 6364

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