- Education in Tasmania
The education system in
Tasmaniacomprises two tertiary education institutions; the government run K-12schooling system, and numerous religious based private schools and colleges.
Education in Australiafor an overview of the national system.
Public education in Tasmania is managed primarily by the State Government's Department of Education. The Department is responsible for all aspects of education in Tasmania including schooling, Adult Education and the State Library.
TAFE Tasmania, also within the Education portfolio, is a vocational tertiary institution with many campuses around the state.
Schools in the public education system include:
* 138 primary schools (Kindergarten to Grade 6)
* 57 high schools (Grade 7 to 10)
* 8 colleges (Grade 11 and 12)
***Hobart College, Mt Nelson
Claremont College, Claremont
***Elizabeth College, North Hobart
Rosny College, Rosny
Launceston College, Launceston
Newstead College, Newstead
Hellyer College, Burnie
Don College, Devonport
Of the high schools, 26 are "district schools" or "district high schools", where in rural areas the primary and high schools are located on a single campus. There are also 8 support (or special) schools, 4 early learning centres, 1 infant school and distance education.
There are many private schools and colleges in
Tasmania. Private schools generally have a religious affiliation, although the strength varies between school. The following major schools offer tuition to students in years K-12:
There are also several smaller private primary schools.
List of schools in Tasmania
* [http://www.education.tas.gov.au Tasmanian Department of Education]
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