Throughout Tasmania, the community has its educational and training needs met in a diversity of ways.
- For those attending school, the Tasmanian Department of Education, with a central office located in Hobart, and a further six district offices in the north, north west and south of the state, is Tasmania's largest education provider (in terms of the number of students, staff and schools). There is also an important non-government sector, and a growing number of families educate their children at home.
- For those who have left school and who need vocationally oriented learning, the vocational education and training (VET) sector, with over 100 registered training organisations state-wide, addresses this need. Technical and Further Education (Institute of TAFE Tasmania) is an important provider, with general campuses in Hobart, Warrane, Launceston, Newnham, Inveresk, Burnie, Devonport, Smithton and Queenstown.
- In Tasmania, the higher education sector is dominated by the University of Tasmania, with major campuses in Sandy Bay and Newnham, and a smaller campus in Burnie.
- The Australian Maritime College, located in the North of the state, provides both higher education and vocational education courses.