The Department of Education is one of the largest government agencies in Tasmania. A range of staff are employed to fulfil organisational and functional needs across a range of areas, particularly in schools and colleges, corporate services, adult and community education, library and archive services.
The main occupations include teachers, teacher assistants, librarians, social workers, speech and language pathologists, school psychologists, education facility attendants, general administrative and clerical support.
Employment can be on either a permanent or fixed-term basis (for a specified term or for the duration of a specific task) or on a casual/relief basis as required.
Permanent and Fixed Term vacancies are advertised on the Tasmanian Government Jobs website.
The Department of Education Fixed Term and Relief Employment Register lists the roles that may become available in various locations and departmental areas such as schools and Libraries Tasmania statewide for a specific term up to 12 months, and on a relief basis. A fixed-term and relief employment register is not a vacancy, and inclusion on a register does not guarantee any offer of employment will be made.
Staff are employed in accordance with the provisions of the State Service Act 2000 with conditions of employment outlined in other statutes and industrial awards and agreements.
Unless otherwise specified below, for further information or assistance please contact the Vacancy and Staffing Services section on (03) 6165 6285 or via e-mail Recruitment@education.tas.gov.au.
- Employment Application Guidelines
- Registration to Work With Vulnerable People Policy
- Employment Legislation
- Employment Principles
- Industrial Awards and Agreements
- Information on Relief Teaching
- Obtaining Employment as a Teacher
- Professional Experience in Isolated and Rural Schools (PEIRS Program)
- Salary Scales
White Ribbon Accreditation Program
White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women, to promote gender equity and healthy relationships.
The Tasmanian Department of Education is seeking accreditation under the White Ribbon Australia Workplace Accreditation Program, which provides organisations with the tools to be able to respond to incidents of violence, whether it occurs inside or outside the workplace, and to prevent this violence from occurring in the first instance.
The Workplace Accreditation Program specifically addresses the issue of gender discrimination and domestic violence, and provides organisations with a structured framework to examine current policies, procedures, training and communication, then refine and implement new initiatives where necessary.
The Program is underpinned by the White Ribbon Campaign, which is about recognising the positive role that men play alongside women in preventing violence against women.
The Accreditation Program is a rigorous process over more than a year, in which the Department will contribute to achieving the White Ribbon vision of creating an Australian society in which all women can live in safety, free from violence and abuse.
As one of largest State Service Agencies in Tasmania and leading the education of Tasmania’s children, we are in a unique position to make a real difference to preventing violence and abuse of women in our state.
Being involved with White Ribbon will build on the progress we have already made with the Respectful Schools – Respectful Workplaces program and the Departmental values identified in the Learners First Strategic Plan – Equity and Respect.
The Department has a Policy Statement supporting our commitment to the White Ribbon Workplace Accreditation Program.
For staff, please visit our Staff Intranet webpage for support resources.