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

2023 meeting dates of the RAAC and deadlines for submission of applications

  • 14 February 2023 (meeting) – 27 January (deadline)
  • 14 March 2023 (meeting) – 24 February (deadline)
  • 18 April 2023 (meeting) – 31 March (deadline)
  • 9 May 2023 (meeting) – 28 April (deadline)
  • 13 June 2023 (meeting) – 26 May (deadline)
  • 18 July 2023 (meeting) – 30 June (deadline)
  • 15 August 2023 (meeting) – 28 July (deadline)
  • 19 September 2023 (meeting) – 1 September (deadline)
  • 17 October 2023 (meeting) – 29 September (deadline)
  • 14 November 2023 (meeting) – 27 October (deadline)
  • 12 December 2023 (meeting) – 24 November (deadline)

Research Applications 2023

Term 1, 2023

Number of applications approved: 5

NumberTitle of applicationInstitute
2022-30Speech and Language Pathology Implementation of Telepractice in an Educational ContextThe University of Tasmania
2023-02STEM Together Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning ProjectCSIRO
2023-052023-2024 National Primary School and Early Childhood Sun Protection SurveyCancer Council SA
2023-06Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Curricular ProjectUniversity of Melbourne
2023-07Mission Australia 2023 Youth SurveyMission Australia

Research Applications 2022

Term 1, 2022

Number of applications approved: 7

Approved Applications:

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

Term 2, 2022

Number of applications approved: 2

Approved Applications:

NumberTitle of applicationInstitute
2022-12National Post School Destinations Survey – Wave 1The Australian National University
2022-15Learning capitals: Children’s early use of upper- and lower-case letters in namesThe University of Tasmania

Term 3, 2022

Number of applications approved: 3

Approved Applications:

NumberTitle of applicationInstitute
2022-18Song Room’s Transformative LearningAustralian Council for Education Research
2022-19Interpersonal trust in middle childhoodUniversity of Western Australia
2022-23Understanding the dynamic motivation of primary school language teachersThe University of Tasmania

Term 4, 2022

Number of applications approved: 1

Approved Applications:

NumberTitle of applicationInstitute
2022-20The Digital Citizenship Curriculum ProjectQueensland University of Technology