Tertiary and Further Education

Dorset Trade Training Centre  

Year 9 - 12 students as well as mature-age students from the wider community.  The centre is equipped to provide training in building and construction, electrotechnology, brick laying, plumbing, engineering, wood, machining, metals and automotive.  Students are practically trained with skills needed to be job ready, receive career advice and help moving into a job or further training. The facility features:

  • Three workshop areas: building and construction; common workshop for non-metals; common workshop for metals, as well as an auto-electrician/mechanic workspace.
  • Outdoor learning area featuring a multi-use sandpit (e.g. for pipe laying and foundation work), wash-down area and materials store.
  • Industry standard equipment and facilities

Course Guide available here

More information:

Narelle Krushka, Acting Trade Training Centre Coordinator                   (03) 63 526 409
Jeanna Bolton-Dean, Scottsdale High School                                      (03) 63 522 477
Tasmanian Polytechnic Information Centre                                          1300 655 307

Dorset Education and Training Centre  

Located on the first floor of Scottsdale's Learning and Information Networks Centre (LINC), Dorset Education and Training Centre provides the opportunity to attain the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) without the need to leave   the Dorset Community.  Delivered face-to-face, most courses are 100 - 150 hours classroom time and focus on the five standards of literacy, numeracy, ICT skills, Pathway Planning and evidence of participation and achievement.

E-Learning programs are also delivered.  Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses all have industry work placement components of between 120 to 240 hours.

Click here for Current Course Guide 

Phone/Fax:  03 63 523 204


In addition to the local State Government schools listed above, opportunities also exist in Launceston, our nearest Tasmanian City, for Private Schooling, Colleges and Tertiary Education.

With Launceston only an hour from Scottsdale, and a regular bus service available, the education services in the city provide a realistic option without city living!