Working with our Communities

The Department for Education, Children and Young People is committed to working closely our communities to improve outcomes and provide greater opportunities and resources for all children and young people.

On this page you will find information about current community engagement opportunities being led by the Department for Education, Children and Young People.

Find out what is happening in your community and share your views by clicking on the topic that interests you below.

Attendance and Student Behaviour Management Policy Updates 

Consultation is now open on policy updates relating to both attendance and student behaviour management, with consultation closing 27 September 2023. 

Guided by our commitment to ensuring that all students are known, safe, well and learning, these updates are intended to provide strong, clear and consistent approaches to responding to attendance and student behaviour management in our schools. 

✨ Early Learning for 3-Year-Olds

The Early Learning for Three Year Olds (EL3) initiative is one of the first steps towards achieving the Tasmanian Government’s commitment to provide access to early learning for every child in the year before kindergarten.

Earlier in 2023, the Department for Education, Children and Young People (DECYP) engaged with families, service providers and community members across Tasmania to hear from communities what early learning could look like. This work was guided by a Co-Design Planning Group with the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector, Independent and Catholic sector representatives. For more information visit the Early Learning for Three Year Olds webpage.

Get Involved – Infrastructure projects

A significant number of education infrastructure projects are currently in planning, design or construction. These include two new schools, 10 major school redevelopments, and 6 new Child and Family Learning Centres.

We engage with students, teachers, staff and communities right across Tasmania for all major capital projects to ensure our education facilities are shaped by those who will use them.

View our Capital Works Community Engagement Strategy to find out how.

More information can be found on the Infrastructure projects webpage.