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The 2020-21 Budget invests a record $7.5 billion* into education, school infrastructure and training over the next four years enabling more Tasmanians to gain the skills they need to grasp the opportunities ahead.


  • $14m to support the mental health and wellbeing of students, including students impacted by trauma*
  • $14m to waive school levies for eligible students*
  • $1.05m for Libraries Tasmania to preserve the historical and cultural value of Tasmania’s iconic film, video and sound collection*
  • $150,000 for the Hobart City Partner Schools’ masterplan
  • $6.6m to engage learners and provide clear pathways to jobs*
  • $1.2m to engage parents as partners in student learning~
  • $1.5m for school excursion grant scheme
  • $3.2m for the Student Systems Renewal including Case Management Platform*
  • $3.4m for School Nurses in Colleges
  • $3.5m for Laboratory Technicians*
  • $4.4m for Adult Learning Strategy*
  • $22m to extend to 30 June 2022 and broaden to all industries, the payroll tax rebate and Small Business Grants Program to hire apprentices, trainees and youth employees
  • $10.5m for no or low cost VET courses, as part of a $21m Job Trainer initiative#
  • $2m for more TasTAFE teachers in priority industries^
  • $6m for the Rapid Response Skills Initiative
  • $28m for six new Child and Family Learning Centres statewide, including West Ulverstone, Waratah-Wynyard, Kingborough, Glenorchy, Sorell and the East Tamar
  • Continuing our commitment for an extra 358 staff by 2024, including 250 teachers and 80 teacher assistants


  • $222m investment in Education and TasTAFE infrastructure including:
  • $7m in additional funding for TasTAFE’s Energy, Trades and Water Centre of Excellence, as part of a $21m project#
  • $9.9m for the completion of Devonport High School
  • $6.1m for capital improvements at schools as a result of Education Act implementation
  • $4.4m for the completion of works at Lansdowne Crescent Primary School
  • $24m for the new Legana Primary School
  • $1.7m for Molesworth Primary School
  • $40m towards the new $50m Brighton High School
  • $18.9m for the new K-12 Penguin School
  • $25.3m for the new K-12 Sorell School
  • $20m to revitalise Cosgrove High School
  • $4.2m for School Farm redevelopment for the Jordan River Learning Federation
  • $2.6m for the redevelopment of the Sheffield School Farm
  • $3.6m for the Southern Support School
  • $1.5m for the Springfield Gardens Primary School
  • $1.5m for the Spreyton Primary School
  • $3m for the redevelopment of Taroona High School as part of a $5m project
  • $4m for TasTAFE’s IT infrastructure upgrades


* Over 4 years ^ Over 2 years ~ Over 3 years # incl Aust Govt Funding