Lessons for your life
Tasmanian education supports learners at each stage of development and throughout their lives. Young children may attend pre-school or kindergarten and are prepared for primary school through a Launching into Learning program. Compulsory education begins at age five and primary schools create an active, healthy and socially connected learning environment. Young people are required to participate in education and training until they have completed year 12, gained a vocational qualification, or turned 17 years of age. Secondary schools offer students a plan and equip them with the skills they need for its implementation.
School leavers have a range of options, through academies, polytechnic and university campuses, to attain post-school qualifications. Vocational Education and Training (VET) provides people with the skills and knowledge needed for jobs in particular industries.
Community members of all ages also have opportunities to learn new skills and pursue their interests to enrich themselves and our society.
Students in both government and independent schools complete the Tasmanian Certificate of Education in years 11 and 12, providing them with a tertiary entrance score.
The University of Tasmania (UTAS) is one of Australia’s oldest and most respected universities, teaching a wide range of bachelor, masters and PhD programs, as well as English Language and Foundation Studies programs. It offers a generous scholarship scheme to international students.
Michael Smith is a student at the Conservatory of Music at the University of Tasmania.
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Tasmania’s low cost of living and affordable tuition fees make UTAS a popular choice for international students. The university has campuses Hobart, Launceston and Burnie.
With three world-class institutes – the Australian Maritime College (AMC), Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and Menzies Research Institute – UTAS is ranked among Australia’s top 10 research universities.
UTAS had more than 26,000 students in 2011, including almost 4,000 international students from over 70 countries.
Further information is available on the Education Tasmania website or visit www.utas.edu.au.
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