The Department of Education (DoE) is responsible for:
- education from the early years to Year 12
- Vocational Education and Training (VET) delivered through senior secondary schools (colleges)
- Trade Training Centres
- adult learning (Libraries Tasmania).
At the start of 2021, there were 195 Government schools across Tasmania.
Many secondary schools are now providing Years 11 and 12 as part of the Years 11 and 12 Extension Program. Students can undertake Years 11 and 12 at their local high school.
Teachers in Tasmanian Government schools are registered with the Tasmanian Teachers Registration Board.
Anyone who works or volunteers with children needs to apply for Registration to Work with Vulnerable People. They have to renew their registration every 3 years.
For more information and to register go to the Consumer, Building and Occupational Services website.
The public school system in Tasmania
- Pre-Kindergarten Programs
- Primary School
- Kindergarten (pre-schooling)
- Prep (first year of full time school)
- Years 1 to 6
- Secondary School – Years 7 to 12
- District Schools – Kindergarten to Year 12
- Colleges – Years 11 and 12
- Support Schools and Early Childhood Intervention Services
- provides online education services for students who are unable to physically attend school
- supervises Virtual Learning Tasmania (VLT) Years 11 and 12.