Education Workforce Roundtable

Australian Education UnionPeter Underwood CentreTasmanian GovernmentTasmanian Principals AssociationTeachers Registration Board of TasmaniaUniversity of Tasmania

The Minister’s Education Workforce Roundtable is committed to taking action to deliver a quality education workforce for Tasmania.

Education is an important foundation for Tasmania’s future prosperity and for sustainable community and social outcomes. Teachers are one of the biggest influencers of student success; therefore quality teaching practices are critical to improving student learning and education outcomes in Tasmania.

We know we need to work collaboratively to attract people with the right capabilities to Tasmania’s education system, to prepare students to become teachers, and provide our current teachers with opportunities to enhance their careers and adopt skills to respond to challenges and needs of a rapidly changing society.

What is the Roundtable?

The Education Workforce Roundtable is a group of expert education leaders brought together in April 2018 by the Education Minister to advise and work closely with the Department to build a future ready education workforce. The Roundtable will therefore focus on raising the quality of teaching practices and workforce strategies to develop a skilled and future ready education workforce.

The Hodgman Government is supporting these initiatives with its commitment to employ 358 additional education staff, including 250 teachers, by 2024.

The Roundtable’s endeavours are a bold, new, and innovative approach in collaboration across the education sector, demonstrating passion for improving education quality and learning outcomes for all Tasmanians.

Who are members of the Roundtable?

Members and the organisations they represent are:

Jeremy Rockliff MP  Minister for Education, Deputy Premier, Hodgman Government

Tim Bullard  Secretary, Department of Education

Rufus Black  Vice Chancellor, University of Tasmania

Natalie Brown  Director, Peter Underwood Centre for Educational Attainment

Lee Rayner  Registrar, Teachers Registration Board of Tasmania

Sally Milbourne  President, Tasmanian Principals Association

Helen Richardson  President, Australian Education Union

How often does the Roundtable meet?

The Roundtable met seven times between April and December 2018.

Four meetings are already scheduled for 2019 with the first to be held in February.

What has the Roundtable delivered so far?

Education Workforce Roundtable Declaration

The More Teachers, Quality Teaching Action Plan


For all enquiries about the Minister’s Education Workforce Roundtable please email

Roundtable News

Teacher Intern Placement Program Review – Education Workforce Roundtable

Education Workforce Roundtable – Chair’s update

Education Workforce Roundtable – Minister’s update July 2020