Recognition for Prior Learning

Advanced Standing is the recognition of prior studies, from either another institution or another course at this University, that may count towards the requirements for the degree you are applying for at the University of Tasmania. The advanced standing granted may be an exemption (i.e. the advanced standing is granted for a particular unit), or general, for example, for elective units at a particular level.

There are two ways to apply for advanced standing:

  • If you are applying to study a Domestic Undergraduate or Post Graduate Coursework course at the University of Tasmania, you may apply for Advanced Standing as part of your eApplication.
  • If you have not already applied for Advanced Standing as part of an application to study at the University of Tasmania via eApplication, please print out and complete the Advanced Standing application form.

It is important to include the following required documents along with your advanced standing application in order for it to be assessed as promptly as possible. There may be delays in assessing advanced standing applications if all required documents are not provided:

  • Original or certified academic transcript
  • Unit descriptions from the relevant institutional handbook and relating to the year of your study, e.g if your study was undertaken in 2015 descriptions must come from the 2015 handbook
  • If you have indicated that you have completed your previous course but this is not confirmed on your academic transcript you must provide evidence of completion by way of an original or certified copy of your testamur (ie certificate confirming you have completed an award course of study).
  • If your previous qualifications are in a different name to that listed on this application you must provide original or certified evidence of your name change

If you are applying via the Advanced Standing application form, please include paper copies of the above documents, noting when a document must be original or certified (certified meaning a copy of the original document sighted and signed by a Justice of the Peace or Commissioner of Declarations). You can either hand deliver the application with documents to the relevant faculty/institute, or forward by mail. Mailing addresses for faculties/institutes are below.

If you are applying via eApplication, please attach electronic copies/scans of the above documents as part of your application. If your application is successful, you may be asked to provide certified paper copies of these documents.

Faculty of Arts
Hobart: Private Bag 132, Hobart TAS 7001
Launceston: Locked Bag 1345, Launceston TAS 7250
Cradle Coast: Private Bag 3502, Burnie TAS 7320
Email: Arts.Faculty@utas.edu.au

Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Private Bag 84, Hobart TAS 7001
Email: Enquiries@business.utas.edu.au
Phone: 1300 361 928

Faculty of Law
Private Bag 89, Hobart TAS 7001
Email: Law.Enquiries@utas.edu.au

Faculty of Education
Locked Bag 1345, Launceston TAS 7250
Email: Education.Enquiries@utas.edu.au

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology
Private Bag 9, Hobart TAS 7001
Email: Set.Enquiries@utas.edu.au

Faculty of Health
Private Bag 99, Hobart TAS 7001
Email: Health.Central@utas.edu.au

Australian Maritime College
Locked Bag 1345, Launceston TAS 7250
Email: amc.courseinfo@utas.edu.au

Student Learning
For Pre-degree Programs (Bachelor of General Studies Pathways or University Preparation Program):
Locked Bag 1354, Launceston TAS 7250
Email: Predegree.Enquiries@utas.edu.au

For Bachelor of Philosophy:
Private Bag 45, Hobart TAS 7001
Email: Student.Learning@utas.edu.au