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Student Health Initiative


​The Government is committed to ensuring Tasmanian children have the best possible knowledge and experiences that will allow them to lead happy, healthy and active lives. As part of the Government’s Healthy Tasmania Five Year Strategic Plan, the Student Health Initiative is one of a range of initiatives focussed on improving the health and wellbeing of students in Tasmanian schools, and ultimately working towards the goal to make Tasmania the healthiest population in Australia by 2025. 

The Student Health Initiative supports a number of initiatives that already exist within schools and that are in the process of being implemented. Some of these include Move Well Eat Well, Health Promoting Schools, Respectful Relationships and Healthy Kids Tasmania.  

The Student Health Initiative provides $2 million funding over four years to schools with the greatest need to partner with community organisations to meet the health and wellbeing needs of the school community. The focus will be on collaborative partnerships that are innovative, promote broad change in the school community and have a longer term focus. 

The Healthy Tasmania Five Year Strategic Plan also includes a commitment to have all Government schools working towards canteen accreditation by 2020. To support this commitment, a portion of the Student Health Initiative funding will be provided to the Tasmanian School Canteen Association.

The Student Health Initiative has four focus areas: 

For information on examples of the types of community organisations who schools can partner with click here 

Applications open
19 September 2016
Applications close
31 October 2016
Announcement of successful applications
Mid Term 4
Schools and community organisations negotiate and finalise agreements
Term 4
Partnerships commence in schools
Start of 2017 school year


Schools will be assessed against a set of mandatory requirements, non-mandatory requirements and a set of criteria. These are outlined in the School’s Toolkit​.

Resources to assist in the application process can be found on link on the side of this webpage. 

If you have any queries, please email



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