This report details the findings of a Review of teacher accommodation in north west Tasmania. The Review was carried out between November 2010 and February 2011.The provision of subsidised accommodation for teachers working in rural and remote areas is one of a number of incentives that can be used to attract and retain (particularly younger) teaching professionals. Not only is the availability of housing an issue but so is the maintenance and quality of housing. This issue is not unique to Tasmania. A number of studies and reports highlight the significance of teacher housing as a factor that contributes to work-life quality and satisfaction for teachers leading to retention of staff in rural areas (Education Workforce Initiatives 2007; Roberts 2005; Sharplin 2008). In Tasmania, 131 residences are owned by the Department of Education (DoE) for the purpose of teacher accommodation. Of these, 75 are located in the north west of the State. The Review specified in the terms of reference for Request for Quotation (RFQ) is limited to this region which includes the municipalities of Circular Head, King Island and West Coast.The focus of the consultancy was to offer an assessment of appropriate teacher accommodation models for the Department of Education, given: a) consideration of the needs of relevant stakeholders; b) the current state and value of the housing stock; c) availability and cost of alternative rental accommodation; and d) availability and cost of maintenance services.
|Place of Publication||Ulverstone|
|Number of pages||64|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2011|
- teacher accommodation