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Department of Education
Agency Number:
Start Date:
18 Sep 1998
Following a change of government the previous department was stripped of its cultural and community development roles and assumed responsibility for the Tasmanian Secondary Assessment Board (up until then under direct Ministerial control). At the same time TAFE Tasmania was more closely integrated into the Department of Education. This brought all the education and training services provided by the state under the administrative control of a single department focused almost exclusively on education and training.
Legislation Administered:
See Statutory Rules 1998 No.124 pp.1308-1309;;Allport Library & Museum of Fine Arts Agreement Act 1966; Archives Act 1983; Building and Construction Industry Training Fund Act 1990; Child Care Act 2001; Christ College Act 1926; Rducation Act 1994; Education Providers Registration (Overseas Students) Act 1991; Libraries Act 1984; Tasmanian Early Years Foundation Act 2005; Tasmanian Qualifications Authority Act 2003; Teachers Registration Act 2000; University of Tasmania Act 1992; Vocational Education and Training Act 1994; Youth Participation in Education and Training (Guaranteeing Futures) Act 2005.
Legislation Creating:
Statutory Rules 1998 No.122
Functions Performed:
Education and training
Controlled Agencies:
Sandy Bay Infant School (TA1318)01 Jan 1837

Campbell Town School (TA1135)01 Jan 1840

Bridgewater Primary School (TA1127)01 Jan 184731 Dec 2008

Kempton Primary School (TA1395)01 Jan 1854

Dover School (TA1164)01 Jan 1855

St Leonards Primary School (TA1316)01 Jan 1859

Avoca State School (TA1116)01 Mar 1860

Hagley Farm School (TA1456)01 Jan 1865

Sassafras Primary School (TA872)01 Jan 1867

Lilydale District School (TA1236)01 Jan 1871

Geeveston School (TA1520)01 Jan 1880

Penguin Primary School (TA1288)01 Jan 1882

Franklin State School (TA1183)01 Jan 1885

Invermay Primary School (TA1464)01 Jan 1889

East Devonport School. (TA1033)01 Jan 1890

Zeehan Primary School (TA1389)01 Jan 189131 Dec 1980

East Zeehan Primary School (TA2025)14 Sep 189119 Sep 1930

Somerset Primary School (TA1333)01 Jan 1893

West Zeehan State School (TA1916)01 May 189527 Nov 1967

Strahan State School (TA1345)07 Sep 1896

Wesley Vale School. (TA1479)01 Jan 189731 Dec 2013

George Town School (TA1187)01 Jan 1900

Ravenswood Primary School (TA1302)01 Jan 190031 Dec 1996

Spreyton Primary School (TA1342)01 Jan 1900

Swansea State School (TA1347)01 Jan 1900

Levendale Primary School (TA1234)01 Jan 190131 Dec 2013

Lindisfarne Primary School (TA1705)01 Jan 1904

Molesworth Primary School (TA1702)01 Jan 1906

Branxholm Primary School (TA1396)01 Jan 191031 Dec 2010

New Norfolk Primary School (TA1273)01 Jan 1912

Albuera Street School (TA1114)01 Jan 1915

Bridport Primary School (TA1398)01 Jan 1915

Lansdowne Crescent School (TA1226)01 Jan 1916

Yolla School. (TA1433)01 Jan 1916

Maydena Primary School (TA1950)01 Jan 191731 Dec 2012

Huonville School (TA1216)01 Jan 1920

Westerway School (TA1497)01 Jan 1920

Rocherlea Primary School (TA1443)01 Jan 192131 Dec 2012

Princes Street Primary School (TA1298)01 Jan 1922

Upper Burnie School (TA1429)02 Mar 192531 Dec 2010

Gladstone Primary School (TA1188)01 Jan 1926

Moriarty Primary School (TA1262)06 Feb 192831 Dec 2013

Montagu Bay Primary School (TA1595)01 Jan 1933

Bicheno State School (TA1446)01 Jan 1939

Lenah Valley Primary School (TA2107)01 Jan 1941

Kingston Primary School (TA1511)01 Jan 1943

State Library of Tasmania (TA34)01 Jan 194331 Oct 2006

Brooks High School (TA1463)01 Jan 1948

Reece High School (TA1304)01 Jan 1949

St Marys District High School (TA1442)01 Jan 1949

Deloraine High School (TA1158)01 Jan 1952

St Helens District High School (TA1445)01 Jan 1952

Goodwood Primary School (TA2119)06 Jul 1953

East Ravenswood Primary School (TA1448)01 Jan 195431 Dec 1996

Mayfield Primary School (TA1449)01 Jan 1954

Warrane High School (TA1370)01 Jan 1957

Taroona High School (TA1350)01 Jan 1958

Clarence High School. (TA1424)01 Jan 1959

Queechy High School (TA1418)01 Jan 1959

Waverley Primary School (TA1373)01 Jan 1959

Kings Meadows High School (TA1224)01 Jan 1960

Lindisfarne North Primary School (TA1703)01 Jan 1960

New Town High School (TA1275)01 Jan 1962

Abbotsfield Primary School (TA2027)01 Feb 196431 Dec 2010

George Town High School (TA1408)01 Jan 1965

Norwood Primary School (TA1447)01 Jan 1965

Archives Office of Tasmania (TA380)22 Dec 1965

Hobart College (TA1211)01 Jan 196631 Dec 2008

Murray High School (TA1268)01 Jan 1966

Ouse District School (TA1283)01 Jan 1966

Launceston College (TA2019)01 Jan 196731 Dec 2008

Savage River District High School (TA1320)01 Jan 1967

Elizabeth College (TA1172)01 Jan 196831 Dec 2009

Acton Primary School (TA1473)01 Jan 196931 Dec 2010

Mowbray Heights Primary School (TA1465)01 Jan 1969

Strathgordon School (TA1499)01 Jan 1969

Rosebery District School (TA1510)01 Jan 1970

Scottsdale High School (TA1324)01 Jan 1970

Scottsdale Primary School (TA1718)01 Jan 1970

Brooklyn Primary School (TA2065)31 Dec 2010

Mt Faulkner Primary School (TA2067)31 Dec 2010

Roseneath Primary School (TA2069)31 Dec 2010

South George Town Primary School (TA1476)01 Jan 1972

Rosny College (TA1954)01 Jan 197331 Dec 2009

Ravenswood High School (TA1597)01 Jan 197431 Dec 1996

Don College (TA1161)01 Jan 198031 Dec 2008

Hellyer College (TA1204)01 Jan 198031 Dec 2008

Newstead Heights School (TA2140)01 Jan 1985

Exeter High School (TA1400)05 Nov 1985

Claremont College (TA1143)01 Jan 199031 Dec 2009

Timsbury Road School (TA1354)01 Jan 1991

Smithton High School (TA1331)01 Jan 1994

Tafe Tasmania (TA1532)01 Mar 199431 Dec 2008

Tasmanian State Training Authority (TA1401)02 Nov 199431 Dec 2004

Tasmanian Secondary Assessment Board (TA1478)01 Jul 199531 Dec 2003

Tasmanian Learning and Skills Authority (TA1998)01 Jan 200431 Dec 2007

Linc Tasmania (TA1815)31 Oct 200623 Jul 2018

Skills Tasmania (TA1999)01 Jan 2007

Newstead College (TA1756)01 Jan 200831 Dec 2008

East Derwent Primary School (TA2071)01 Jan 2009

Tasmanian Academy (TA1755)01 Jan 2009

Tasmanian Polytechnic (TA1757)01 Jan 200930 Jun 2013

Tasmanian Skills Institute (TA1758)01 Jan 200930 Jun 2013

Austins Ferry Primary School (TA2068)01 Jan 2011

Romaine Park Primary School (TA2064)01 Jan 2011

Windermere Primary School (TA2066)01 Jan 2011

Andrews Creek Primary School (TA2070)01 Jan 2013

Tastafe Board (TA2015)01 Jul 2013

Libraries Tasmania (TA2179)23 Jul 2018