Research in Government Schools

In respect to ongoing Covid-19 concerns, research applicants are encouraged to minimise their impact on schools and consider remote / virtual research where applicable. The Department’s prime concern is to keep schools safe, not only for our children and young people, but for all staff that support the delivery of education on our sites. It is a condition of any existing or future approvals that researchers comply with COVID-19 safety requirements.

Educational Performance and Review (EPR) coordinates all applications to conduct research in Government schools in Tasmania.

Applications to conduct research are considered by the Departmental Research Applications Advisory Committee (RAAC), which makes a recommendation to the Director, Education Performance and Review for final approval.

Guidelines and Research Application Form may be downloaded from this site, completed, signed and emailed to

2022 meeting dates of the RAAC and deadlines for submission of applications

  • 17 February 2022 (meeting) – 31 January (deadline)
  • 15 March 2022 (meeting) – 28 February (deadline)
  • 14 April 2022 (meeting) – 28 March (deadline)
  • 12 May 2022 (meeting) – 25 April (deadline)
  • 14 June 2022 (meeting) – 30 May (deadline)
  • 14 July 2022 (meeting) – 27 June (deadline)
  • 18 August 2022 (meeting) –  1 August (deadline)
  • 13 September 2022 (meeting) – 29 August (deadline)
  • 13 October 2022 (meeting) – 26 September (deadline)
  • 17 November 2022 (meeting) – 31 October (deadline)
  • 13 December 2022 (meeting) – 28 November (deadline)

Research Applications 2022

Term 1, 2022

Total number of applications received: 11

Number of applications approved: 7

Approved Applications:

Number Title of application Institute
2022-01 Investigating eight Australian primary school teacher’s motivation and engagement to implement STEM education University of Notre Dame Australia
2022-03 National School Principal Survey of School-based Chronic Disease Prevention Practice Implementation The University of Newcastle
2022-04 Mission Australia 2022 Youth Survey Mission Australia
2022-05 PISA 2025 Core 4 Learning in the Digital World ACER
2022-06 The effectiveness of the structured word inquiry approach in the teaching of spelling in primary school classrooms in Tasmania The University of Tasmania
2022-09 Transforming Speech and Language Services for the Early Years in Tasmania: A Collaborative Partnership from 2022-2024 Murdoch Children’s Research Institute
2022-10 Beyond Lettuce, Lunch and Learning: Evaluation of the Clarendon Vale Primary School Kitchen Garden Expansion Program University of Tasmania, Centre for Rural Health

Term 2, 2022

Total number of applications received: 5

Number of applications approved: 2

Approved Applications:

Number Title of application Institute
2022-12 National Post School Destinations Survey – Wave 1 The Australian National University
2022-15 Learning capitals: Children’s early use of upper- and lower-case letters in names The University of Tasmania