Local Success Stories

We need you!

If you have got an innovative program that is working well – please get in touch and share your story so that schools and educators around Tasmania can be inspired!

Email your details and a brief summary of your successful program to years9to12project@education.tas.gov.au so that we can use it as a case study to inspire others.

Launceston College STEAM NGN

“The STEAM NGN is a place for people to let their imagination run wild and bring their ideas to life. If you are a designer, maker, coder or a creative, you should definitely check out the STEAM NGN to see how they might help you to make your ideas a reality.

“You can work in 2D or 3D using high-tech equipment, and if you’re involved in one of the STEAM learning programs you can use The Cell retail space to sell your products to the public.

“Even if you’re not in a STEAM course, you’re more than welcome to be part of the STEAM NGN – have a chat with Kent Poulton (AST) or Mark Gleeson (AP) to find out more!”

If you are interested in finding out more about this initiative, check out the Launceston College STEAM page.

Introduction to Nursing – Hobart College

The Introduction to Nursing program at Hobart College allows students to investigate the nursing and other health professions in the health services system. Students can gain a Certificate III in Health Service Assistance or credit for individual units within the course.

Students complete four thematic topics through three different pathways (introductory, in-depth and specialised). They can receive statements of attainment for any units completed or the full qualification over two years. Working in a six bed simulated hospital and with elderly clients along alongside work placements within the relevant health field sets students up for future employment or studies within the nursing or the broader health services. Many students go on to work in health services or continue their studies at the tertiary level.

The course has grown from a small class of 20 students to reaching its full capacity of more than 70. Hobart College has created an interactive website for students and teachers which has facilitated expansion of the course to two more Tasmanian high schools. It has the potential to be expanded nationally.

If you are interested in finding out more about this initiative, check out the Teaching Projects website or contact Hobart College on (03) 6220 3133.

Huon Valley Trade Training Centre – Huonville High School

The Huon Valley Trade Training Centre offers an opportunity for local young people to continue their schooling beyond year 10 in a state-of-the-art training facility which focuses on locally relevant industries. Young people can study at the Cert II level: Aquaculture, Automotive, Construction, Engineering, Hospitality, Horticulture, Business, Tourism as well as Introduction courses in Plumbing, Boating Services and Maritime Operations.

The HVTTC was funded by the Australian Government and opened in 2012. The objective of the centre is to increase the proportion of local young people achieving a year 12 or equivalent qualification; address national skills shortages in locally relevant emerging industries; improve the quality of education offered to secondary school students in the area undertaking trade-related pathways, and assist young people to make a successful transition to work and/or further education and training.

If you are interested in finding out more about this initiative, check out the Huon Valley Trade Training Centre website or contact Huonville High School on (03) 6264 0888 or email huonvalleytradetrainingcentre@education.tas.gov.au

Bayview Secondary College – User-centred design