Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification (Fees) Regulations 2013


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Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification (Fees) Regulations 2013

I, the Governor in and over the State of Tasmania and its Dependencies in the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Executive Council, make the following regulations under the Tasmanian Qualifications Authority Act 2003 .

2 December 2013

PETER G. UNDERWOOD

Governor

By His Excellency's Command,

NICK MCKIM

Minister for Education and Skills

1.   Short title

[Regulation 1 Amended by S.R. 2015, No. 48, Applied:29 May 2015] These regulations may be cited as the Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification (Fees) Regulations 2013 .

2.   Commencement

These regulations take effect on 24 December 2013.

3.   Interpretation

In these regulations –
[Regulation 3 Amended by S.R. 2015, No. 48, Applied:29 May 2015] Act means the Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification Act 2003 ;
[Regulation 3 Amended by S.R. 2015, No. 48, Applied:29 May 2015] [Regulation 3 Amended by S.R. 2017, No. 56, Applied:18 Aug 2017]
basic-level setting task means the task of setting an examination paper, including the accompanying answers and solutions or marking guide, that has been determined by the chief executive officer to be a task of a basic level;
complex-level setting task means the task of setting an examination paper, including the accompanying answers and solutions or marking guide, that has been determined by the chief executive officer to be a task of a complex level;
[Regulation 3 Amended by S.R. 2015, No. 48, Applied:29 May 2015] critic means a person holding an appointment as a critic, by whatever term described, with the Office to review and report on one or both of the following:
(a) draft examination papers, including the accompanying answers and solutions or marking guides;
(b) draft texts for aural examinations for senior secondary courses, including the accompanying answers and solutions or marking guides;
examination answer paper means –
(a) the written paper of an examinee containing his or her answers or solutions to an examination paper, whether those answers or solutions are on or combined with the examination paper or in a separate document; or
(b) the written paper of an examinee containing his or her answers or solutions to an aural examination for a senior secondary course;
examination paper means a written examination paper for a senior secondary course containing questions to which the examinee is required to provide written answers or solutions;
folio means a folio of a student's original written, artistic or other work or product;
[Regulation 3 Amended by S.R. 2015, No. 48, Applied:29 May 2015] [Regulation 3 Amended by S.R. 2017, No. 56, Applied:18 Aug 2017] marker means a person who has accepted an appointment with the Office to mark one or more of the following:
(a) an examination answer paper;
(b) a folio;
(c) an oral examination;
(d) a practical examination;
[Regulation 3 Amended by S.R. 2017, No. 56, Applied:18 Aug 2017] marking coordinator means the person holding an appointment as marking coordinator with the Office;
[Regulation 3 Amended by S.R. 2015, No. 48, Applied:29 May 2015] setting examiner means a person who has accepted an appointment as a setting examiner, by whatever term described, with the Office to set or compose one or more of the following:
(a) an examination paper, accompanied by answers and solutions or marking guides;
(b) [Regulation 3 Amended by S.R. 2017, No. 56, Applied:18 Aug 2017] the text for an aural examination for a senior secondary course, accompanied by answers and solutions or marking guides;
[Regulation 3 Amended by S.R. 2017, No. 56, Applied:18 Aug 2017] supervisor means the person holding an appointment as supervisor with the Office;
[Regulation 3 Amended by S.R. 2017, No. 56, Applied:18 Aug 2017] supervisor coordinator means the person holding an appointment as supervisor coordinator with the Office;
[Regulation 3 Amended by S.R. 2017, No. 56, Applied:18 Aug 2017] support supervisor means the person holding an appointment as support supervisor with the Office.

4.   Fees generally

The fees specified in Schedule 1 are payable in respect of the matters specified in that Schedule.

5.   Fees payable in relation to examinations

(1)  [Regulation 5 Subregulation (1) amended by S.R. 2015, No. 48, Applied:29 May 2015] [Regulation 5 Subregulation (1) substituted by S.R. 2017, No. 56, Applied:18 Aug 2017] Each of the following persons is entitled to be paid a fee for the task performed by the person, as specified:
(a) supervisor coordinator, for planning and coordinating exam centres at specified locations during the examination period on behalf of the Office;
(b) supervisor, for supervising the conduct of candidates during the examination period in accordance with the rules;
(c) support supervisor, for assisting in tasks for the preparation of exam centres for the examination period and supervising the conduct of candidates during the examination period;
(d) setting examiner, for setting an examination paper, including the accompanying answers and solutions, or marking guide, and the text for an aural exam;
(e) critic, for reviewing and reporting on an examination paper, including the accompanying draft answers and solutions, or draft marking guide, and the draft text for an aural examination;
(f) marking coordinator, for coordinating other markers and ensuring that marking is evenly distributed between markers, and all papers are marked within the timeframe;
(g) marker, for marking any, or any part of any, of the following:
(i) an examination answer paper;
(ii) a folio;
(iii) an oral examination;
(iv) a practical examination.
(2)  The fee payable to a person under subregulation (1) is that percentage of the fee specified in Schedule 2 that corresponds to the percentage of the task performed by the person.

Note
For example, the fee payable to a marker who marks only 25% of an examination answer paper is 25% of the relevant fee specified in Schedule 2 .
(3)  Despite subregulation (2) , the fee payable to a person under subregulation (1) for a task performed in the year 2013 is to be calculated as if the relevant fee specified in Schedule 2 were 70% of the fee so specified.

Note
For example, the fee payable to a marker who marks only 25% of an examination answer paper in 2013 is 25% of the 70% fee specified in Schedule 2 .
(4)  Despite subregulation (2) , the fee payable to a person under subregulation (1) for a task performed in the year 2014 is to be calculated as if the relevant fee specified in Schedule 2 were 80% of the fee so specified.
(5)  Despite subregulation (2) , the fee payable to a person under subregulation (1) for a task performed in the year 2015 is to be calculated as if the relevant fee specified in Schedule 2 were 90% of the fee so specified.
SCHEDULE 1 - Fees Generally

Regulation 4

[Schedule 1 Amended by S.R. 2017, No. 56, Applied:18 Aug 2017]
  

Fee units

1. 

Application under section 35 of Act for accreditation of higher education course or application under section 39 of Act for renewal of that accreditation –

 
 

(a) if application relates to one local higher education course or overseas higher education course or a group of related local higher education courses or overseas higher education courses

1 100

 

(b) if application relates to one interstate higher education course or a group of related interstate higher education courses

200

2. 

Application under section 42 of Act for registration as registered higher education provider or application under section 49 of Act for renewal of that registration

200

3. 

Registration fee under section 47 of Act for registered higher education provider –

 
 

(a) if registration granted on the basis of section 43(2B) of Act

200

 

(b) if registration granted otherwise than on the basis of section 43(2B) of Act

2 000

4. 

Application under section 55A of Act for approval as approved overseas higher education provider or application under section 55H of Act for renewal of that approval –

 
 

(a) if applicant is overseas higher education institution referred to in section 55A(2)(b) of Act

6 000

 

(b) if applicant is overseas higher education institution referred to in section 55A(2)(c) of Act

1 000

5. 

Approval fee under section 55F of Act for approved overseas higher education provider –

 
 

(a) if approval granted on the basis of section 55B(4) of Act

1 000

 

(b) if approval granted otherwise than on the basis of section 55B(4) of Act

4 000

6. 

Application under section 55N of Act for grant of status of self-accrediting higher education provider or application under section 55U of Act for renewal of that grant of status

6 000

7. 

Self-accreditation fee under section 55S of Act for self-accrediting higher education provider

1 000

7A. 

Application under section 55ZH of Act for accreditation of other education course

500

8. 

Application under section 55ZT of Act for accreditation of education program for provision to overseas students or application under section 55ZX of Act for renewal of that accreditation –

 
 

(a) if application relates to education program referred to in section 55ZT(2)(d) of Act, or to accredited course or accredited training course

50

 

(b) if application relates to any other program or course

1 000

9. 

Application under section 55ZZ of Act for registration as a registered education (overseas students) provider or application under section 55ZZG of Act for renewal of that registration –

 
 

(a) if application relates to education program at infant, primary or secondary level

500

 

(b) if application relates to education program at post-secondary level

500

10. 

Registration fee under section 55ZZE of Act for registered education (overseas students) provider –

 
 

(a) if application relates to education program at infant, primary or secondary level

500

 

(b) if application relates to education program at post-secondary level

500

10A. 

Application under section 55ZZL of Act for recognition of other qualifications

500

11. 

Application under section 55ZZO of Act for recommendation that new university be established by an Act

50 000

12. 

Fee for providing statement under section 64A(1) of Act –

 
 

(a) if statement requested to be provided on same day

40

 

(b) if statement not requested to be provided on same day

10

13. 

Fee for providing statement under section 64A(2) of Act that compares qualifications conferred or issued in another State, Territory or a country other than Australia.

30

SCHEDULE 2 - Fees Relating to Examinations
[Schedule 2 Substituted by S.R. 2017, No. 56, Applied:18 Aug 2017]

Regulation 5

 

Person and task

Fee units

1. 

Marking coordinator

 
 

(a) For each senior secondary course externally assessed –

 
 

(i) if 100 or fewer candidates

250

 

(ii) if more than 100 candidates

250 plus 1.7 for each extra candidate

2. 

Supervisor coordinator

 
 

(a) For preparation and organisation of exam centres –

 
 

(i) if 850 or fewer candidates

333

 

(ii) if more than 850 but not more than 1 500 candidates

555

 

(iii) if more than 1 500 candidates

777

 

(b) For supervision of each examination session

75

3. 

Setting examiner

 
 

(a) For each examination paper, including the accompanying answers and solutions, or marking guide, set –

 
 

(i) for a 3-hour examination and a basic-level setting task

700

 

(ii) for a 3-hour examination and a complex-level setting task

1 000

 

(iii) for a 2-hour examination and a basic-level setting task

500

 

(iv) for a 2-hour examination and a complex-level setting task

700

 

(v) for a 3-hour examination plus the text for an aural examination, and a basic-level setting task

800

4. 

Supervisor

 
 

(a) For supervision of each examination session

75

 

(b) For undertaking training as requested by the office –

 
 

(i) for a half day of training (no longer than 2.5 hours)

95

 

(ii) for a full day of training (more than 2.5 hours)

190

5. 

Support supervisor

 
 

(a) For each examination session for which support services are offered

60

6. 

Critic

 
 

(a) For each examination paper, including the accompanying answers and solutions or marking guide, reviewed and reported on –

 
 

(i) for a 3-hour examination and a basic-level setting task

200

 

(ii) for a 3-hour examination and a complex-level setting task

300

 

(iii) for a 2-hour examination and a basic-level setting task

150

 

(iv) for a 2-hour examination and a complex-level setting task

220

 

(v) for a 3-hour examination plus the text for an aural examination, and a basic-level setting task

250

7. 

Marker

 
 

(a) For marking examination answer papers

245

 

(b) For marking a folio when marking alone (per folio) –

 
 

(i) for a large folio containing 3 or more pieces of work

16

 

(ii) for a medium folio containing 2 pieces of work

11

 

(iii) for a small folio containing 1 piece of work

7

 

(c) For the marking of folios when marking as a member of a panel tasked with marking the folios

36 for each hour or part of an hour

 

(d) For marking oral or practical examinations

36 for each hour or part of an hour

 

(e) For undertaking training as requested by the office –

 
 

(i) for a half day of training (no longer than 2.5 hours)

95

 

(ii) for a full day of training (more than 2.5 hours)

190

Displayed and numbered in accordance with the Rules Publication Act 1953.

Notified in the Gazette on 11 December 2013

These regulations are administered in the Department of Education.