The Education Act 2016, passed by Parliament in November 2016, lays the foundation for improving the education outcomes for Tasmanians. Information on how this is being implemented is available at: Education Act Implementation.
Right to Information (RTI)
The Right to Information Act 2009 (RTI Act) commenced on 1 July 2010 and provides for greater access to information held by government bodies. Information is available at: Your Right to Information.
Personal Information Protection (PIP)
The Personal Information Protection Act 2004 came into effect on 5 September 2005 and regulates the way in which public sector agencies deal with how personal information is collected, maintained, used and disclosed in the course of delivering services. Information is available at: Your Personal Information.
Review of Education Regulation
Updates on Education Legislation Amendments Bill 2021, incorporating recommendations for education regulation changes and implementation progress.
Teachers Registration Amendment Bill 2019
The Teachers Registration Amendment Bill 2019 enhances teacher registration, including suspensions and data sharing.
Right to Information
Guidelines for accessing information under the Right to Information Act 2009, including application process, fees, and disclosures.
Routine Disclosure of Information
Routine disclosure of information to the public that may be of broader interest.
A person seeking personal information about their schooling or employment history can apply to the Department for copies of their records.
Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Register
When a gift, benefit or hospitality is accepted, it is declared and recorded on the Department’s Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Register.
Changes in Tasmanian education: minimum leaving requirements, Act implementation, engagement guidance, attendance policies, and future plans.
Object, Principles and Provisions of Legislation
The Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act 1997 upholds child protection, family care, and community principles.