Awards and Scholarships

Young Archies Awards

The Young Archies Awards are modelled on the famous Archibald Prize. The awards are presented in year categories, for the best portrait of a man, woman or child, created by a student in a Tasmanian Government school or college, during the 12 months preceding the closing date Wednesday 26 July 2017.

The 2017 Young Archies finalist artworks can be viewed at he Tasmanian College of the Arts. The opening times are:

  •  Monday to Friday – 8.30 am – 6.00 pm
  • Weekends – 10.00 am – 4.45 pm

Please see the Information Pack and required Artwork Label for this years competition.

Previous Winners:

Alma Lily Stackhouse Scholarship

The Alma Lily Stackhouse Scholarship is awarded annually in celebration of the life of Tasmanian Aboriginal Elder, Mrs Alma Stackhouse and her commitment to the education of young Aboriginal people.

A bursary of $3000 per year is to support a Year 10 Tasmanian Aboriginal student to complete Years 11 and 12. The applicant must originate from the Furneaux Islands or other remote areas of Tasmania and be pursing a tertiary pathway to University or other tertiary-level study.

The Department of Education, Aboriginal Education Services, sponsor the Alma Lily Stackhouse Scholarship as a legacy to Aunty Alma’s lifetime for the Aboriginal Community.

The Frank MacDonald Memorial Prize

Open to all Year 9 students in Tasmanian schools, the Frank McDonald Memorial Prize has been established to honour Tasmania’s last World War 1 veteran, Frank MacDonald MM.

The Frank MacDonald Memorial Prize is open to all students currently in Year 9 in government and non-government schools in Tasmania, as well as home-schooled students at the same year levels.

The prize is a joint initiative of the Tasmanian State Government and the RSL Tasmania.

The 2017 Frank MacDonald Memorial Prize is now open. Links to this year’s information are below:

The Ray Richardson Tasmanian University Scholarship in Education

The Ray Richardson Tasmania University Scholarship in Education has been endowed by Ms Bev Richardson in memory of her father who was a successful businessman in north-east Tasmania.

The Department of Education is pleased to be associated with this scholarship which, not only provides a unique opportunity to recipients, but also so clearly values and supports teaching and learning.

This scholarship is awarded each year to a Year 10 student educated in north-east Tasmania, namely Scottsdale High, St Helens District High, Winnaleah District High or Port Dalrymple High, and who is commencing a course with the University of Tasmania that will lead to a career in teaching.

Scholarship recipients are provided with financial support during their years of study and, upon graduation, they will be eligible for a teaching position with the Tasmanian Department of Education, subject to availability of vacancies.

The scholarship is administered by the University of Tasmania. Full details and information regarding application processes can be found on the University of Tasmania’s website.

Contact Details:

For further information or assistance in relation to the above please contact the School Support Manager on (03) 6336 2360 or via email: learning.services.north@education.tas.gov.au

Tasmanian Training Awards

The Tasmanian Training Awards are conducted annually by Skills Tasmania. The Awards recognise, reward and honour the achievements of apprentices, trainees and vocational students for their endeavours in gaining the highest standards of knowledge and skills within their industry.

They also recognise and honour the achievements of employers, small businesses and training organisations for their dedication to providing the highest quality training and improving the skills of the workforce in this State.

What Matters Tasmania 2017

What Matters? is a writing competition that gives Year 5-12 students in Government schools the opportunity to write about what matters to them in society today. This may involve considering the following questions:

  • What actions do you think should be taken to build a better society?
  • What would you change if you could?
  • What do you want other people to care about?

For further information the Contact Officer, Melanie Holness, can be contacted by phone (03) 6165 6466 or email melanie.holness@education.tas.gov.au.

To help promote the competition download the What Matters 2017 Poster (PDF, 140KB).

To enter please see the What Matters 2017 competition criteria (PDF, 165KB) and  (PDF, 130KB) What Matters 2017 entry form.

The Hardie Fellowships

Professor Hardie was appointed Dean of Education at the University of Tasmania in 1946 and remained there until his retirement in 1976. Following the death of Professor Hardie in 2002, a generous bequest of $7.5 million from his estate has enabled the establishment of a Hardie Fellowship Trust. This provides a number of teachers employed by the Department of Education, Tasmania with the opportunity to undertake a period of research or study at an approved university in the United States of America (USA) each year.

2016-2017 Hardie Fellowship recipients:

  • Susan Bullen
  • Group 1: Sarah Geale and Darren Sangwell
  • Group 2: Joshua Dean and Mark Sivills

2015-2016 Hardie Fellowship recipients:

  • Group 1: Michael Davy and Andrew Harris
  • Group 2: Jan Hunt, Hayley Noonan, Adam Potito and Judy Travers
  • Group 3: Kelly Dyer, Duncan Groves and Natalie Odgers
  • Group 4: Jenny Dudgeon, Chloe Simons and Andrew Walsh.

2014-2015 Hardie Fellowship recipients:

  • Group 1: Judith Fahey, Debra Fisher, Trudy Pearce and Jarrod Williams
  • Group 2: Shane Frost, Jill Burrill, Monique Carter and Marcus Cramp
  • Group 3: Dane Hardy, Scott MacCrum, Hayley Noonan and Ben Wilson
  • Group 4: Marie Phillips, Phillipa Clymo, Neil Harris, Catharina Stam and Kenneth Price

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