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Education partners

Australian Maritime College (AMC)

As Australia’s national institute for maritime education, training and research, the Australian Maritime College (AMC) sits amongst the top 10 maritime training institutions in the world and attracts an international and national student cohort.

AMC is a specialist institute of the University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia’s fourth oldest university, and was one of seven founding members of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU), which represents five continents. AMC offers qualifications in the fields of maritime engineering; marine conservation and resource sustainability; coastal and international seafaring; and maritime business and logistics management.

AMC is located across three purpose-built campuses in Australia’s southern-most state, Tasmania. At the heart of its strength lies a suite of state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities, including a fleet of training vessels; ship simulators; engineering workshops; firefighting, survival and damage control facilities; as well as the unique cluster of hydrodynamic facilities that include a towing tank, model test basin, circulating water channel and a cavitation research laboratory. Many of these facilities are also used commercially by maritime, marine and allied organisations – cementing AMC’s close links with industry. This means that students and graduates are able to access work experience and possible employment opportunities with these organisations.

Contact name Alicia Perry
Phone 03 6324 9484
Email marketing@amc.edu.au
Website www.amc.edu.au


Arts & Craft shop and classes.

The purpose of the shop opening is to support local artists and craft persons. By holding classes and personal development courses, the aim is to enhance community spirit in the area by encouraging individuals to find their own way of expressing their inner creative self.

Contact name Rachel Bonney
Phone 0409 718 622
Email Bonneybird3@gmail.com
Website www.Bonneybird.com.au

Festival of Golden Words Inc

Festival of Golden Words Inc is an all-volunteer Tasmanian organisation which organises the biennial Tamar Valley Writers Festival.

Festival of Golden Words Inc launched the inaugural Festival of Golden Words, Tasmania's biggest writers festival, in 2014. It ran to packed house in the Tamar Valley town of Beaconsfield, attracted some of Australia's finest writers and received wide community support and acclaim. The second festival, renamed the Tamar Valley Writers Festival, will be from March 18-20, 2016 and already the list of invited writers is impressive -- Phillip Adams, Don Watson, William McInnes, Sophie Laguna, Michael Robotham, Gideon Haigh, Julian Burnside, David Hill among them.

The festival is backed by the West Tamar Council and the Tasmanian Government, key corporate backers including the Brown Brothers wine conglomerate, and local businesses. Tourism Northern Tasmania regards the festival as a signature event for the region.

Contact name John Farrar
Phone 0427 743 419
Email info@tamarvalleywritersfestival.com.au
Website www.tamarvalleywritersfestival.com.au


Our drive is simple, Inspire and Teach others how to improve their lives and achieve lasting results.

Forte is a business built on passion, vision and a strong purpose. We Teach, Coach and Inspire Tasmanians to achieve lasting results. Our strategy is simple, share the messages that matter!

Our 3 pillars are to be Passionate, Purposeful & Practical Our promise is to do this through trust, transparency and adding real value to our clients, students and partners.

We deliver the following services:

  1. Training Workshops, seminars, 1:1 and B2B
  2. MyBusiness Coach, 1:1, Small groups 
  3. Small Business Bootcamp, '9 steps for getting your business in shape'
  4. Employee Development Systems

Contact name Nic Stephen
Phone 0438 278 391
Email nic@yourforte.com.au
Website www.yourforte.com.au

Glen Dhu Children’s Services Pty Ltd

Education and care service for 0–5 yr old children

A small family owned Tasmanian business in operation for over 20 years
Rated on the highest Australian assessment exceeding national quality standards, we run an education service for children in our purpose build natural setting. Employing 18 highly qualified professional educators and early childhood teachers. We also facilitate conferences with interstate presenters for local educators

Contact name Mel Reid
Phone 03 6344 4628
Email glendhuchildcare@gmail.com
Website www.glendhuchildcare.com.au

Government Education and Training International

Government Education and Training International (GETI) Tasmania operates within the Department of Education and represents Tasmanian Government education and training providers to the world.

GETI Tasmania specialises in connecting international students and businesses with flexible education and training development solutions, from our local government education providers.

Education and training programs for full fee paying international students are delivered through Tasmanian Government schools and TasTAFE, the Tasmanian Government's vocational education and training provider.

GETI Tasmania also has a strong partnership with the University of Tasmania, enabling pathways with credit towards university study. GETI Tasmania also delivers Government education overseas as well as in Tasmania. GETI Tasmania can adapt training solutions to a variety of needs and has a history of coordinating targeted, innovative international programs.

If you are interested in learning more about studying in Tasmania or wish to work with the Government in delivering Australian education overseas please contact GETI Tasmania.

Contact name James Burrows
Phone 03 6165 5727
Email info@geti.tas.gov.au
Website international.education.tas.edu.au

Green Grass Dairy (GGD)

Green Grass Dairy aims to provide everything that is Tasmanian in a tub of yoghurt. We are a family business wishing to value add.

You will not find Green Grass Dairy Yoghurt on the domestic shelves in Tasmania or even mainland Australia. Over the past 18 months GGD have undertaken marketing research in India and are now nearly launch ready. Adding the Brand Tasmania logo to our packaging is a key ingredient to differentiating our product from others in the market place. We know being made in Tasmania means we are offering a product of the highest quality.

GGD has contracted a Tasmanian manufacturer to produce GGD Yoghurt with Tasmanian ingredients.

Contact name George Rigney
Phone 0407 042 810
Email george@greengrass-dairy.com
Website greengrass-dairy.com

Hobart Technology

Australian Registered Training Organisation that delivers AQF vocational education and training locally and overseas with a focus in Indonesia.

Successfully delivered many programs across a range of skill areas, including Training and Assessment resulting in the issue of Qualifications and Statements of Attainment. Approved by DFAT to receive EMDG grants

Contact name Rupert Badcock
Phone 0408 138 279
Email info@hobarttechnology.org

Honey Tasmania – The Beehive

Honey Tasmania invites you to experience the delicious and fascinating world of honey, learn about the remarkable journey from flower source to jar and appreciate the wonder that is the honeybee.

Honey Tasmania invites you to experience the delicious and fascinating world of honey, learn about the remarkable journey from flower source to jar and appreciate the wonder that is the honeybee.

Come taste uniquely different varieties of pure raw honey made by millions of industrious bees.

Watch the queen laying eggs, see a new baby emerge from a cell and experience the delight of the bees communicating through their waggle dance from two wonderful new display beehives.

Sample unique honey alcohol, as well as Tasmanian whisky and gin. Discover beauty products made from honey and beeswax, honey- and bee-related handmade gifts, books on bees and honey, as well as many more honeybee focused products.

Come enjoy a delicious honey ice cream in the garden while watching the bees fly amongst the flowers.

Contact name Rebecca Campbell
Phone 03 6331 9300
Email honey@honeytasmania.com
Website www.honeytasmania.com

Industrylink: Culinary School of Excellence

Industrylink is Tasmania's Culinary School of Excellence.

A multi award-winning Registered Training Organisation, the school is solely dedicated to the provision of Tourism and Hospitality qualifications relevant to the Tasmanian marketplace. Headquartered in Hobart's exceptional Guilford Young Trade Training Centre, we also deliver training in the stunning new Regional Trade Training Centres around the State. Industrylink currently delivers a range of full qualifications, including Certificates I- IV in Hospitality, Kitchen Operations, Commercial Cookery and Patisserie, as well as master classes for seasoned industry professionals. Industrylink offers an ever-increasing range of elective Units of Competency and Skills Sets, developed in response to industry and learner requirements for diverse, specialised training relevant to the growing niche and artisan market in Tasmania's Tourism and Hospitality industry. Our promise to our learners and the industry is that our qualifications count.

Contact name Tony Kennedy
Phone 0419 551 064
Email tony@industry-link.com.au
Website www.industry-link.com.au

Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies

The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS), established in 2010, comprises the University of Tasmania's internationally recognised expertise across the full spectrum of temperate marine, Southern Ocean and Antarctic research and education.

Contact name Tracey Cochrane
Phone 03 6226 6379
Email imas.directorate@utas.edu.au
Website www.imas.org.au

Kiss A Fish Cookery School

Kiss A Fish Cookery School specialises in teaching seafood cookery, and promoting Tasmanian seafood and produce through its classes.

Based in St Helens known as the commercial and recreational fishing capital of Tasmania.

Contact name Roslyn MacAllan
Phone 0418 433 667
Email info@kissafishcookeryschool.com.au
Website www.kissafishcookeryschool.com.au

Mark Smith, writer, marketer and wine educator

Freelance communications specialist with more than 20 years's experience across print and online platforms. Experience primarily across Tasmania's wine, food, and tourism sectors.

I am a communications specialist, freelancing across print and online platforms. My work is underpinned by a commitment to sharing the achievements and innovations of Tasmania's wine, food, and tourism sectors.

First employed in 1994, I have contributed 20 years and more than 1700 published articles to reporting on all major developments in Tasmanian/Australian wine and wine tourism.

Publications include

  • mastheads owned South Australia's Winetitles Pty Ltd (2005-2014);
  • Tasmanian Farmer (2002-2014);
  • The Examiner and Sunday Examiner (2000-2010);
  • Tasmania 40° SOUTH (1998-2010);
  • The Advocate (1994-1998).

In 2010, I was honoured with a Tamar Valley Wine Route Award:   - Service from an outside organisation/person. -  The award acknowledged 14 years of promoting the valley as a wine destination.

Also wine marketing; thematic interpretation; media/industry liaison; wine education; company communications, inc PR, newsletters, web pages, government grant applications and research. Clients included Stefano Lubiana Wines; Kreglinger Wine Estates; Domaine A; Riversdale Estate; Winstead Vineyard; Tasmanian DPIWE.

Contact name Mark Smith
Phone 03 6243 1102
Email winesmith@bigpond.com
Website www.riversdaleestate.com.au

Mayben Artisan Jeweller

Award winning designer and jeweller Shauna Mayben offers tourists and locals the opportunity to experience a unique visit to Tasmania by attending a jewellery workshop and making their own wedding bands - a truly Mayben experience.

Shauna is also available for commissions and specialises in engagement rings, lockets and other bespoke jewellery.

MAYBEN ARTISAN JEWELLER was born out of a desire to create beautiful bespoke jewellery using the finest Tasmanian materials as well as stones collected from around the world.

A third-generation jeweller with a background in design and fine arts, goldsmith Shauna Mayben has created a studio in Moonah, Tasmania which at its heart has an ethos based on connection, sentiment and originality.

Shauna has always had a passion for beautiful objects. Her enthusiasm to share her knowledge with those who have an appreciation for the handcrafted coupled with the desire to create makes the Mayben experience truly one of a kind. She opened her studio in 2017 to teach students the craft of silversmithing and loves to share the experience of couples wanting to make their very own wedding bands.

At the core of MAYBEN ARTISAN JEWELLER is the desire to create collections which combine personal, precious and fine jewellery with fashion-forward statement pieces that will be valued throughout the owner’s lifetime.

Contact name Shauna Mayben
Phone 0400 985 665
Email shaunamayben@gmail.com
Website www.mayben.com.au

Nita Education

Nita Education provides Tasmanian Aboriginal cultural experiences to all schools and businesses across Southern Tasmania.

We have a long history of working closely with Tasmanian schools, TAFE Tasmania, childcare centres, numerous government organisations, and private businesses.

We deliver high level Cultural Awareness and informative and enjoyable experiences, tailored to your needs.

Our aim is to be:

  • Known for high quality services
  • Known for strengthening our community
  • Known for strong culture

Vision: Shaping the future, sharing our culture

Mission: Inspire connection to our 50,000 year old culture. Encourage young palawa/pakana to embrace their culture.

Phone 0439 002 135
Email trish@nita.education
Website www.nita.education

Robyn Wilson Training Company

Robyn is a best-selling business author and expert who provides premium Business Intelligence Leadership development for SME.

Robyn Wilson Training Company and RWTC@opentute.com provide face to face, online through the RWTC learning portal or in person by Zoom meeting and other platforms on a range of devices to meet the needs of developing the Business Intelligence of your SME business leaders.

Robyn has over 34 years of experience in the areas of education and training working across Australia and the world. She is a world class recognised trainer in her field, a speaker at events nationally and soon internationally to promote her unique 360-degree BIL (Business Intelligence Leadership) process with leaders.

Her mission is to equip all leaders with the skills, knowledge and ability to create success and excellence firstly within themselves, then within their teams and ultimately in the wider global community.

She is a co-author of the best-selling business book on Amazon, Fit for Purpose Leadership #3, and an inspirational and entertaining speaker.

Contact name Robyn Wilson
Phone 0406 242 682
Email robyn@robynwilson.com.au
Website rwtc.opentute.com

Singleton Consulting and Training

Founded in 2001, Singleton Consulting & Training is a Tasmanian based business owned and operated by Kirsten Singleton.

Our mission is to deliver quality learning and consulting services that enable our clients to achieve workplace success and encourage lifelong learning in workplaces.

We specialise in strategic human resource management, workforce planning and organisational development. In 2008 we established a registered training organisation with a focus on delivering leadership and human resource management qualifications. In response to client demand, we also provide disability qualifications.

Contact name Kirsten Singleton
Phone 03 6236 9994
Email kirsten@singletonconsulting.com.au
Website www.singletonconsulting.com.au

Tasmania Chinese Business Association (TCBA)

TCBA is the first and the only non-for-profit Chinese business association in based Tasmania.

We have formed strategic cooperation with the state government, local councils, business associations, multicultural groups, and some local service providers.

TCBA aims to better promote Tasmania towards all the Chinese both in China and mainland Australia, and to attract more tourism and investors for this wonderful state.

Most of our members are local service providers and Chinese investors, who also passionate about promoting Tasmania and improving the economic development of Tasmania.

TCBA has organised and sponsored some important events for the local community with the aim to facilitate culture exchange and to contribute to the economic development.

Contact name Rebecca Hua (Secretary of TCBA)
Phone 0418 136 841
Email admin@tcbatasmania.com.au
Website tcbatasmania.com.au

Tasmania Maritime Network

The Tasmania Maritime Network comprises the heart of the maritime industry, boasting innovative and world leading companies with leading edge products, technology and services, supported by highly adaptive and skilled workforces.

Contact name Richard Lowrie
Phone 0419 504 227
Email rlowrie@incat.com.au
Website www.tmn.org.au

Tasmanian Safety & Training Services

Tasmanian Safety & Training Services is a training company offering state wide training in industries such as Agriculture, Business, Forestry, Civil Construction and Mining.

Our trainers are passionate about the quality of training and the safety of our students. We specialise in adult learning, where we have fun in a learning environment. We also conduct a large part of training in the workplace. We offer ‘Nationally Accredited Training’ both funded and fee-for-service training.

Contact name Marie McDonald
Phone 0411 484 592
Email marie@tsts.net.au
Website www.tsts.net.au

Tasmanian Storyboard Group

The Tasmanian Storyboard Group provides writing, editorial and publication services for corporate, tertiary-education and government clients.

Our aims are to hear your story, know your strategic vision, and write content that broadens and deepens your stakeholder engagement.

We add value by crafting accurate, clear, concise and ethical material that captures the audience, promotes the brand and helps to realise organisational goals.

The consultancy generates, reviews and manages projects in traditional and digital publishing environments. As professional and innovative specialists, we are connected to a respected community of publishing creatives and corporate stakeholders.

Tasmania is our inspiration; words are our business!

Contact name Stuart Gillies
Phone 0407 178 076
Email stuartgillies@internode.on.net
Website www.tasmanianstoryboardgroup.com

Tasmanian Whisky Academy

The Tasmanian Whisky Academy is an education experience celebrating the growing distilling and brewing industries in Tasmania. 

The Tasmanian Whisky Academy runs whisky distilling courses in Tasmania, which celebrate the emerging craft distilling and brewing scene in Tasmania. This includes the General Certificate of Distilling with the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, and the Introduction to Distilling course - run at the internationally celebrated Sullivans Cove Distillery and the Moo Brew Brewery, students are guided through the process from grain, to brewing, to distilling to barrel to bottle.

The Academy holds a range of courses, and the Tasmanian Introduction to Distilling is designed as the ideal starting point for people at all stages of whisky interest. Run over 1-2 days, the course showcases Tasmanian whisky and visits iconic distilleries, including Sullivans Cove and Nonesuch Distilleries and the landscapes around Hobart.


The Tasmanian Whisky Academy provides a pathway for people interested in learning about distilling in the Asia-Pacific region. Courses are available for beginners, enthusiasts and industry people who want to learn distilling skills or improve their position in the industry. The Academy also provides a link to the Tasmanian distilling industry and is proud to provide connection to the Tasmanian and Australian whisky industry.

Contact name Anne Gigney
Phone 0419 431 280
Email Info@whiskyacademy.com.au
Website www.whiskyacademy.com.au

Tasmanian Wool Centre

The Tasmanian Wool Centre is an established attraction in Ross promoting the heritage aspects of the village and the benefits of the woollen fibre that brought wealth to many early settlers in the region.

Established in 1988, the Tasmanian Wool Centre is a not-for-profit organisation with an honorary board of Directors who oversee the direction of the business. The prosperity of Ross was secured by the export of wool in its early days and therefore wool is a prime feature of promotion in the business today.

A large retail area within the Centre is stocked with many woollen garments, accessories and homewares, made from Australian wool. Sales from the retail area support the operation of the whole business and profits are used to promote Ross and support heritage projects within the village.

Two museum spaces complete the Centre. The story is told in the Wool and Heritage galleries with many artefacts, pictures and documents on display.

The smell of sheep’s wool pervades the air as you enter the Wool exhibition. A re-created shearing shed complete with sorting table and manual wool press provide a glimpse of past times. Many breeds of sheep’s wool are on view to feel and inspect. Included as permanent exhibits on loan from the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston are “The Canticle, 1966” a large woollen tapestry by John Coburn, “Primary Bind” 1985, a sculpture by Les Kossatz and Stephen Walker’s Ermenigildo Zegna Perpetual Trophy 1963.

In the adjoining room, the History Gallery provides snapshots of significant milestones in Ross’ development. The Ross Bridge, Female Factory and Horton College are permanent exhibits together with changing short-term exhibitions.

Contact name Debra Cadogan-Cowper
Phone 03 6381 5466
Email info@taswoolcentre.com.au
Website www.taswoolcentre.com.au


Every year more than 26,000 students pass through the doors of the TasTAFE around the State. If offers a diverse training environment where people from different backgrounds and ages enter training for all sorts of reasons.

Some people are working full-time, others are part-time or school leavers launching into a career, and some are training to get employment. A great many students are taking up the challenge of a dramatic career change, others are sharpening their skills in their chosen professions. Much of the training happens in the workplace, so the skills passed on are relevant and up to date.

Contact name Anne Ripper
Phone 03 6233 7443
Email anne.ripper@education.tas.gov.au
Website www.tastafe.tas.edu.au

The Australian Ceramics Triennale Tasmania 2019

The Australian Ceramics Triennale Tasmania 2019 - (TACTT2019) Holding Space Making Place - in Hobart, will bring together local, national and international practitioners to share knowledge, skills and build a strong community relationships.

The Australian Ceramics Triennale 2019 Tasmania: Holding Space Making Place, will see over 500 ceramic artists and associates descend upon the Hobart waterfront for four intense days of discussions, demonstrations, exhibitions and more. Satellite exhibitions, workshops, master classes and kiln firings around the state will transform Tasmania, for the months of April and May.
A well-structured program including lectures and demonstrations from some of the world’s most inspiring practitioners alongside trade fairs, sales, exhibitions and informal gatherings, will generate a snapshot of the Australian ceramic landscape in a broader global context. In providing a platform for rich and engaging discourse, TACTT2019 will give ceramic artists from around Australia, and the world, the opportunity to meet and form new (and strengthen existing) networks of dialogue, encouragement, skill sharing and support.

Contact name Bronwyn Clarke
Phone 0410 343 077
Email tasmania2019@australianceramicstriennale.com.au
Website www.australianceramicstriennale.com.au

The Jellyfish App Pty Ltd

A Global GPS based App, that informs /identifies/location based alerts and provides first aid advise for a jellyfish species around the world.

This product was designed and created totally within Australia, Tasmania to be specific.

This innovative App is the only one of its kind in the world whereby through a feature of the paid version allows the user to interact with the worlds leading authority on the species of Jellyfish.
the app has been in operation since dec 2016 and has now been downloaded into 61 different countries, and through its News section is attempting to partner with Tasmanian businesses to help promote their story and therefore obtain global exposure.

the App is available for both iPhone, iPad or Android phone devices, the app has just been converted to include a Chinese language version and is currently being adapted for the French language.

To obtain further information please visit www.thejellyfishapp.com

Contact name Neil Johnson
Phone 0418 133 608
Email neil@thejellyfishapp.com
Website thejellyfishapp.com

University of Tasmania

The University of Tasmania is one of Australia's oldest and most respected universities. It teaches a wide range of bachelor, masters and PhD programs as well as English Language and Foundation Studies programs.

UTAS teaches a wide range of bachelor, masters and PhD programs as well as English Language and Foundation Studies programs.Utas offers a generous scholarship scheme to international students and is ranked in the top 10 for research in Australia. Tasmania’s low cost of living and the university’s attractive tuition fees make Utas a popular choice for international education.

Contact name Alicia O'Grady
Phone 03 6226 6312
Email Alicia.OGrady@utas.edu.au
Website www.international.utas.edu.au

Work & Training Ltd

Work & Training is a statewide, not-for-profit company providing employment and training serivces to Tasmania.

The company was established in 1988 and our vision is to be the provider of choice for quality employment and training services in Tasmania.

We are a specialist provider of
•Group Employment Services (trainees and apprentices)
•Nationally Recognised Training
•Permanent Recruitment
•Labour hire
• Foundation Skills and Literacy and numeracy training

We are the largest company in Tasmania providing employment of apprentices and trainees.

Our company was formed by business people and industry leaders, who foresaw that traditional methods of recruitment and training would eventually leave Tasmania with a skills shortage.

We have offices in Hobart (Moonah), Launceston and Ulverstone, employing 50 core staff covering the state. We also employ approximately 270 trainees and apprentices on behalf of businesses across Tasmania.

Our Vision

To be the provider of choice for quality employment and training services in Tasmania.

Our Purpose

To work with individuals, businesses and communities in creating pathways to employment across Tasmania.

Contact name Leanne Wallace
Phone 03 6214 5177
Email leanne.wallace@workandtraining.com.au
Website www.workandtraining.com.au

Read stories from our partners

University expands property portfolio

The University of Tasmania (UTAS) continues to snap up Hobart’s city buildings as it progresses with plans to locate more of its activities in the CBD. The latest purchase is the former Forestry Tasmania building in Melville Street. This follows other recent acquisitions including the Fountainside Hotel on Brooker Avenue, and the Midcity Hotel on the corner of Elizabeth and Bathurst Streets. Both these properties will be converted into student accommodation, as the rental squeeze continues to bite. UTAS has also secured funding to underwrite a new complex of about 430 beds, valued at around $70 million, at 40 Melville Street opposite the University’s Hobart Apartments building.

14 February 2019

Engineering cousins’ global exposure

Two young engineering cousins are putting Tasmania on the international stage. Former Launceston College student Isaac Brain, and his cousin Mitch Torok, from Rosny College in Hobart, won the engineering category in a prestigious national accolade – the 2019 BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards – for their aWear watch prototype that gives protection to the elderly who are in danger of falling. Isaac and Mitch now head to the USA in May to compete against finalists from 80 countries at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Arizona. The cousins’ prototype watch issues an alert if a person falls, and this is sent to nursing staff via SMS. Isaac told The Examiner they developed their watch to protect Mitch’s 89-year-old great grandmother: “Our main inspiration was Mitch’s great grandmother, who lives by herself. I did the software and Mitch did the hardware.” The cousins now hope to conduct testing with residents in nursing homes.

14 February 2019, Edition 202

Boost for MS research

Tasmania continues to lead the way with research into Multiple Sclerosis (MS), with the announcement of two new projects at the University of Tasmania’s Menzies Institute for Medical Research. Alice Saul will explore the effects of diet on MS and said: “Many people with MS modify their diet, or use an MS-specific diet, but there is a low evidence base that what is eaten has an impact on the disease’s progression and symptoms. I will examine the role that diet has for people living with MS by working with the Auslong Study – an internationally unique group of people who were recruited soon after they had initial symptoms suggesting they would develop MS.” It is hoped Saul’s work will make a significant contribution to those living with MS by enhancing their quality of life. A second research project, led by Dr Yuan Zhou, is working to demystify why the prevalence of MS is much higher in females than males. Three quarters of all people with MS are women.

14 February 2019, Edition 202

International pilots head to Tassie

Tasmania is proving to be a significant aviation player, with a local company winning a lucrative contract to train overseas pilots. Par-Avion, based at Cambridge aerodrome in Hobart, is Tasmania’s premier flying training organisation. It has just signed a deal with Air Asia for around 75 of its pilots to be trained in Tasmania each year. In the meantime, Par-Avion has indicated it is keen to set up another flight school in the state’s north-west, and is eyeing off both Devonport and Burnie as potential options. Earlier this year, Managing Director Shannon Wells told The Advocate the fact that both airports are under-utilised and had low congestion, makes them ideally suitable for aviation training: “It’s all round a good match for what we’d want to have for our potential international flying school… it would mean jobs and growth for the region.”

14 October 2018, Edition 199

Ansett to fly high in Launceston

Will Richards, the grandson of Reginald Ansett – who founded the airline company that proudly carried his name – is continuing his grandfather’s aviation legacy, in Tasmania. He is also trading airplanes for helicopters. Richards has set up a base for a helicopter training school and scenic flights at Glebe Farm, near Launceston. Ansett Aviation is due to begin operations this month. Earning his aviation stripes mustering cattle in the far north, Richards will add to his other helicopter operations at Broome, in northern Western Australia, and Gladstone, in central Queensland. The new venture is a boost not only for the aviation industry, but also local tourism. Ansett Aviation manager, Michael Douglas, told The Examiner: “The new base here in Launceston offers flight training for both private and commercial licenses and also scenic joy flights and air charters.” Reginald Ansett established Ansett Airlines in 1935, with the company flying high for 66 years.

12 September 2018, Edition 198

Symphony summer school

Expect the sounds of sweet music over the coming summer months, with a special summer school for aspiring Tasmanian conductors. For the second year, the Australian Conducting Academy, in conjunction with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO), will be giving the next generation of conductors the opportunity to hone their talents with a professional orchestra. The course is being led by TSO principal guest conductor, Johannes Fritzsch. TSO Managing Director, Nicholas Heyward told The Mercury: “For the second year running we are delighted to offer a talented group of aspiring conductors a unique opportunity to work with a professional orchestra which is very involved and supportive of the process, and hone their skills with Johannes, a master educator and mentor.” The symphony summer school will be held in Hobart from late January next year.

12 September 2018, Edition 198

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Kids join archaeological dig

Young archaeologists-in-training have joined the dig at an important excavation as part of an innovative education initiative.

8 May 2018, Edition 194

Naval partners for Maritime College

The Launceston based Australian Maritime College has been named as the strategic partner of the new $25m Naval Shipbuilding College in Adelaide. The Naval College will be the key provider of manpower and expertise needed for the Federal Government’s $195m defence build, which includes submarines and naval vessels. However, the partnership will also deliver opportunities for students at the Maritime College. University of Tasmania Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rufus Black, welcomed the announcement by Federal Defence Minister, Christopher Pyne, seeing it as a major opportunity for Tasmania. Professor Black said: “There will soon be unprecedented career development opportunities in the maritime sector, particularly in the fields of maritime engineering and logistics, as a result of the Government’s multi-billion dollar naval shipbuilding program.” It is estimated that by 2026 more than 5,200 workers will be needed to fulfil the Government’s defence build.

11 April 2018, Edition 193

Academy honours two locals

Two University of Tasmania scientists have received prestigious career honorific awards from the Australian Academy of Science in recognition of their lifelong achievements. UTAS Professor David Cooke (ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits) won the 2018 Haddon Forrester King Medal and Lecture, while his colleague, Professor Matt King (School of Land and Food), was awarded the 2018 Mawson Medal and Lecture. Professor Cooke's investigations into the geological processes that produce copper-gold deposits, as a result of fluids released from magma deep within the Earth's crust, have transformed geochemical exploration techniques around the world. Professor King's work has helped reveal the dynamic nature of ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica and how they contribute to sea-level change. Nationally, 18 academics were honoured and most of them will be presented with their awards at the academy’s annual signature science event, Science at the Shine Dome, on 24 May in Canberra. In a further tribute to UTAS, three senior staff have been named in this year's Clarivate Analytics' Highly Cited Researchers list, ranking them in the top 1 per cent in their subject fields globally. They are Professor Reg Watson (Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies); Associate Professor Tim Brodribb (Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology) and Professor Sergey Shabala (Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture).

8 February 2018, Edition 191

$14.7m boosts UTAS research

UTAS researchers will map the Milky Way, use our convict history to explore the impact of solitary confinement, analyse how best to influence corporate tax strategies and complete other projects, thanks to 27 grants totalling $14.7 million in recent Australian Research Council allocations. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Brigid Heywood, said: “This is an outstanding result for the university, and for Tasmania, in what is a highly competitive process. Our research delivers significant social and economic benefits to the State, but more importantly it creates new knowledge which drives creativity and innovation. The projects funded today highlight the breadth of the University of Tasmania’s expertise and confirm our place as a research-led institution boldly exploring new frontiers.”

8 February 2018, Edition 191

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Tasmania's Stories Edition 203

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Brand Tasmania is about to enter an exciting new era as a statutory authority. Please enjoy your March newsletter.

22 March 2019, Edition 203

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