The Queensland Government committed to the new senior assessment and tertiary entrance (SATE) systems on 18 October 2016—Advancing futures: New senior assessment and tertiary entrance systems in Queensland.
In 2016, the Queensland Minister for Education established the Senior Secondary Assessment Taskforce to guide the development of new SATE systems for Queensland. See
Senior Secondary Assessment Taskforce.
In 2018, the Ministerial Taskforce was renamed the SATE Implementation Taskforce to reflect the focus on overseeing the implementation of the new Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) system with Year 11 students from 2019, and the new Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) from 2020.
Membership included representatives from the schooling sectors, parent organisations, principal associations, the tertiary sector, the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) and the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).
The final meeting of the SATE Implementation Taskforce was held on 7 April 2021.
The implementation of the new QCE system will continue to be overseen by the QCAA, in conjunction with Queensland schooling sectors, while the administration of Queensland tertiary entrance arrangements will be administered by participating tertiary institutions through QTAC.
In 2016, the Minister for Education established a Senior Secondary Assessment Taskforce to guide the development of these new systems.
Access the following list of the original members of the taskforce:
The taskforce informed the development of the new systems. Key meeting points and deliverable outcomes considered as part of this process are outlined in communiques:
Inquiries regarding the new QCE system can be directed to the QCAA, using the contact details provided on the
Inquiries regarding the new tertiary entrance arrangements can be directed to QTAC, using the contact details provided on the