Our Vision

A Culture of Inspired Learners

From the very beginning the Gowrie Training & Consultancy story has been about encouragement and empowerment. Our team draws inspiration from our learners to develop tailored learning experiences that foster positive and sustainable change.

Our Story

Gowrie Training & Consultancy is a division of Lady Gowrie Tasmania which has played a significant role in the lives of countless children and families over the past eight decades.  The organisation has always included a training focus, so it is not surprising Gowrie Training & Consultancy is today a mature and confident division.  That doesn’t mean that we are happy to sit back and rely on our reputation.  On the contrary, we see ourselves as learners too, always looking for better and innovative ways to connect with you.

Lady Gowrie Tasmania was established in 1939 and across the past 8 decades has played a significant role in the lives of countless Tasmanian children and families. The first Lady Gowrie Child Centre in Tasmania was established in July 1939 at Battery Point in Hobart by the incumbent Commonwealth Government as a demonstration, training and best practice model for early childhood professionals across a range of multidisciplinary services – education, care and health.

At the time a Gowrie Centre was established in all Australian states in what were then low socio economic areas where it was felt families needed the most support in the education and care of young children. Each Centre was built using similar planning formats, equipped in a uniform manner, with programs provided on a consistent basis.

Her Excellency, Lady Zara Gowrie, wife of the Governor General, was a strong advocate for the establishment of the Centres and did much to bring about a quick approval of the scheme. Because of the inspiration she provided, it was decided that each of the six centres would bear her name – The Lady Gowrie Child Centre. Between 1939 and 1940, Her Excellency personally opened each of the centres at a public gathering.

Over the years Lady Gowrie Tasmania has grown and evolved, however, our commitment remains the same – supporting the education, care and well being of young children, their families and those who educate and care for them, along with meaningful engagement with the broader community. Our organization is now multi-faceted, offering a range of services. These have been developed in response to present and emerging needs and sector trends and are delivered by a team committed to excellence.

We are proud to say our commitment to early education and care is as strong today, as it was back in 1939.