No Tasmanian year 11 and 12 students will be disadvantaged as a result of COVID-19, says Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff.
He said he understood the senior secondary years were a critical time and many year 11 and 12 students would be "feeling uncertain during this difficult time".
"I want to reassure senior secondary students and their families that if you meet the standards of the Tasmanian Certificate of Education, you will achieve it, with the knowledge that your senior secondary certificate is meaningful and comparable with those students who finished Year 12 in 2019 both in Tasmania, as well as across Australia," Mr Rockliff said.
"We will provide students yet to achieve the Everyday Adult Standards in Reading, Writing and Communication in English, Mathematics and Use of the Computers and the Internet with opportunities to meet them later this year using online safety net tests for these three standards.
External assessments will go ahead for level 3 and level 4 courses.
However, investigations are being done with regard to assessment of practical courses such as Drama, Dance, Music and Outdoor Leadership.
"I am mindful of the current uncertainty, but will ensure that students are not negatively impacted as a result of the pandemic," Mr Rockliff said.
"Senior secondary authorities across Australia have agreed to adopt processes to ensure that students are not disadvantaged.
Meanwhile Christian Schools Tasmania says its schools will remain open but will move to a "hybrid distance learning model" to better support teachers, students and families to manage the ongoing educational needs of students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Christian Schools Tasmania CEO, David Gillman said that more and more students were absent from schools.
Mr Gillman said CST's focus was on the wel-lbeing of staff as well as students.