The Tasmanian Government provides schooling for students from Kindergarten through to year 12. Students begin their education in Primary school (ages 4-11). Students then change schools in Grade 7, Junior High School (ages 12-15). The next two years are Senior High School (ages 16-18). This is when students obtain the nationally recognised Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE).
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Upon completion of Senior High School, students can choose to continue their studies. Most students choose either university or vocational education.
Students can enroll throughout the year. However, students wanting to qualify for the TCE in year 12, must complete the full academic year of Years 11 and 12.
Students under 12 years of age (Grade 7) must be accompanied by a guardian.
The School Environment
Tasmania is proud of its excellence in education and teaching. The Australian Curriculum ensures the national quality standard of education is guaranteed.
Tasmanian Government Schools offer high-quality learning environments. Each school offers modern IT, science facilities, and excellent sporting facilities. Our schools have developed a range of programs to meet the needs and goals of each student. International students are made to feel welcome, with high-quality education in a safe and supportive setting.
Government schooling in Tasmania is leading the way in preparing young people for life in the 21st century. There is a strong emphasis on building students’ academic strengths and critical thinking skills.
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2021 Tasmanian Schools Brochure
2021 Term Dates and Tuition Fees