Placement of School Farms teachers announced

Tasmania’s network of school farms across the State are being revitalised to better provide the next generation of agricultural leaders with the skills they need to succeed and build Tasmania’s reputation as an agricultural powerhouse.

Today the Government has announced the placement of the new school farm teachers to boost the learning outcomes of students studying at Tasmanian school farms.

It is one more way we are working to make the lives of Tasmanians even better.

As a part of our plan, the Hodgman Liberal Government is delivering an additional 10 FTE school farm teachers for Tasmania’s 15 school farms across the State.

Tasmania’s school farms are key to providing students wishing to pursue a career in agriculture the hands-on skills to help them reach their career goals.

The Hodgman Liberal Government has committed $16.1 million to our Revitalising School Farms initiative, of which $7.56 million is going towards more school farm teachers in our schools.

Furthermore, the initiative allocates $800,000 over four years for school farm resourcing to support the operation of school farms across the State.

The Revitalising School Farms initiative also commits $4.3 million to the redevelopment of the existing Jordan River Learning Federation School Farm at Brighton and $3 million for the redevelopment of the Sheffield School Farm.


The first round of teachers will be in place by the start of Term 4.

Active School FarmsTeaching and funding allocation
Burnie High School0.5 FTE / 10k
Cressy District School0.5 FTE / 10k
Exeter High School0.5 FTE / 10k
Hagley Farm School1.0 FTE / 20k
Jordan River Learning Federation1.0 FTE / 20k
Lilydale District School0.5 FTE / 15k
Oatlands District School0.5 FTE / 10k
Scottsdale High School0.5 FTE / 15k
Sheffield District School1.0 FTE / 20k
Sorell District School0.5 FTE / 10k
St Mary’s District School0.5 FTE / 15k
Tasman District School0.5 FTE / 10k
Winnaleah District School0.5 FTE / 10k
Wynyard High School0.5 FTE / 10k
Yolla District School0.5 FTE / 15k

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