Private Schooling and Further Education Under One Hour

Access to private schooling and further education is available within one hour of most Dorset towns. Launceston, Northern Tasmania's largest city, is 62km from Scottsdale, Dorset's hub for business and facilities.

A privately operated bus service operates daily between Scottsdale and Launceston, providing transport for students.

Students continuing their secondary education have, traditionally, attended Years 11 - 12 at colleges in Launceston, however changes to available courses at Scottsdale High School have meant that a wider range of senior secondary courses are now available.

For parents who choose a private education, there are a number of excellent private schools in Launceston catering for kindergarten to Year 12.

For students wishing to complete Year 11 and 12 courses outside those offered in Scottsdale but still within the public sector, both Launceston College and Newstead College provide a broad curriculum.

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If it's higher education you're looking for Launceston has some of the best opportunities on offer.


University of Tasmania (UTas) 

UTAS is highly regarded internationally as a teaching and research institution and offers a wide range of courses. Newnham campus is approximately 10 minutes drive from Launceston's CBD.


Australian Maritime College

Australia's national centre for maritime training and research, the Australian Maritime College based at Newnham, 10 minutes from Launceston's CBD, attracts many overseas students to its excellent courses and has an internationally recognised reputation for research.


TAFE Tasmania

Part of the national TAFE network, TAFE Tasmania is the states largest registered training organisation delivering vocational education and training to international standards. TAFE Tasmania's Launceston campus is in the city's CBD and additional campuses are at Inveresk, in the Launceston suburb of Invermay and Alanvale in the suburb of Newnham.