Access, Participation and Partnerships

What is the University of Tasmania High Achiever Program?

The University of Tasmania High Achiever Program provides high-achieving Tasmanian senior secondary school students with the opportunity to enrol in University units to complement and extend their TCE or IB studies.

The aims of the Program are to:

  • Enrich educational opportunities for Year 11/12 students
  • Extend the University's high quality courses and teaching to Year 11/12 students
  • Develop links between the University, students and their schools and colleges

The University of Tasmania is highly ranked in the Australian higher education sector for its teaching and learning and research activities. This Program provides early opportunities for academically able Year 11/12 students to undertake the challenges of University study while they are enrolled in the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) or International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma.

High Achiever Program units may contribute towards the calculation of the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). Upon successful completion of the University unit under HAP, the result will be considered for inclusion among your best five results in the calculation of your ATAR.

It is most common (and recommended) for HAP students to undertake a 12.5% unit in each of UTAS Semesters 1 and 2.

Note that from 2016 all HAP unit results will be scaled before inclusion in the calculation of the ATAR.