Tasmanian schools are amazing places - and a great choice for international students. Tasmanian government schools offer world-class facilities in a safe, friendly and welcoming environment. Our teachers are all highly qualified, providing students with the best chance of success. Tasmanian government schools offer a world-class education at an affordable price.
Tasmania's government education system provides rich and rewarding learning experiences for all students. Tasmanian schools emphasise teaching skills such as literacy, numeracy and IT. Tasmanian schools also teach students to become independent thinkers who are informed and responsible citizens of a global society.
The Tasmanian Government provides schooling for students from four years of age. Beginning in kindergarten, students continue their education through primary school, junior high school and senior high school.
As an international student, you can enter into any grade of the Tasmanian school system, based on your age.
Upon completion of senior high school, students receive the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) and a national Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). With these qualifications, students can apply to study in universities all around Australia and the world.
International students in Tasmanian government schools stay in the government-run homestay program. A homestay means paid accommodation in a Tasmanian home. It is a home away from home - a welcoming place where you can study, relax and be part of a local Tasmanian family. Living in a homestay is also a fantastic way for you to practise your language skills in an English-speaking environment.
Primary school (K to 6)
Tasmania's government primary schools provide an enriching learning environment with a strong emphasis on basic skills in literacy, numeracy and IT. Teachers work with children and their families to develop a student's sense of self-worth and the values they need for life in a global society.
Junior high school (7 to 10)
In junior high school, you will study a broad range of subjects, both academic and recreational. These school years are a really good time to work out which subjects interest you, and which subjects you would like to study further in the future.
Senior high school (11 to 12)
Tasmania's government senior high schools are very unique. Students studying Years 11 and 12 (approximately 16 to 18 years of age) attend different campuses to those studying at junior high schools.
The structure of senior high schools provides students with more independence and encourages them to develop a str