Education in Tasmania


Education in Tasmania

The education system in Tasmania comprises two tertiary education institutions; the government run K-12 schooling system, and numerous religious based private schools and colleges.

See Education in Australia for an overview of the national system.

Public education

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:
***Hobart College, Mt Nelson
***Claremont College, Claremont
***Elizabeth College, North Hobart
***Rosny College, Rosny
**Launceston:
***Launceston College, Launceston
***Newstead College, Newstead
**North west:
***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.

The largest public education institute in Tasmania is the University of Tasmania, with major campuses at Newnham (in Launceston) and Sandy Bay (in Hobart), along with a north-west centre in Burnie.

Private 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.

See also

* List of schools in Tasmania

External links

* [http://www.education.tas.gov.au Tasmanian Department of Education]


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