Your education doesn’t end as soon as you leave school!

In fact it’s very important to keep learning as you live so that you can meet new challenges, learn new skills, and keep your brain active. Everyone learns in different ways whether that be reading, listening, watching, or taking a hands-on approach. A lot of learning can be done by getting involved in something new such as an interest group, volunteer organisation or hobby. But if you like a more formal approach here are a few options you could look at. Check out the links below:


Libraries Tasmania

Libraries Tasmania have a range of great learning options available, from literacy and numeracy programs, computing courses, courses to gain or update employment skills, getting ready for work programs and support to get started. We also offer a range of accredited programs through partnerships with Registered Training Organisations.

University of the Third Age (U3A)

U3A is volunteer-provided learning option with a range of courses and opportunities for those over fifty. U3A meet across Australia. You can find information about the local Clarence group on their website.

Adult Education

Libraries Tasmania is also responsible for providing adult education. If your interest in learning about something has been sparked, have a look here to see if there’s a course for you:


TasTAFE is Tasmania’s largest public provider of vocational education and training and is aimed at developing Tasmania’s Workforce by providing practical training for Tasmanians. TasTAFE have short and long courses covering a broad range of topics. If you’re at a loose end, chances are that TasTAFE has an option for you!

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

UTAS is the home of academic learning in Tasmania. If you’re keen on the idea of going to University but unsure how to begin, the University has preparation programs that can help you get started. For that and other information, check out the University website.