Documentation Guidelines

The following details documentation required to support your application. If your supporting documentation does not follow these guidelines your application cannot be assessed.

A certified copy is a copy of an original document that has been verified as being a true copy after the original document has been sighted by an authorised person.

All certified documents must be mailed or delivered in person to UTAS. Photocopies will not be accepted.

The postal address to send certified documents to is:

Domestic Admissions
University of Tasmania
Private Bag 11
Hobart, TAS 7001

Do not send irreplaceable or original documents. Any documents you submit become the property of UTAS and will not be returned.
Who can certify your documents?

People from the following professional and occupational groups:

  • a Justice of the Peace or Commissioner of Declaration.
  • an Accountant (member of a recognised professional accounting body or a Registered Tax Agent)
  • a Barrister, Solicitor or Patent Attorney
  • a Police Officer in charge of a station or with the rank of sergeant or above
  • a Principal of an Australian secondary college, high school or primary school
  • an Australian overseas diplomatic mission and an Australian Educational Centre
  • any authorised UTAS staff member
  • any Australian university or TAFE college
  • the official records department of the institution that originally issued the document(s)
UTAS reserves the right to sight an original document.
Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (Conversion Pathway)

A personal competency statement allows you to meet the University's General Entry Requirements and to demonstrate that you have, through life experiences, the skills and abilities to be successful in a tertiary course. You will be assessed according to how well your written statement addresses all categories and associated indicators.

Your statement of support needs to address:

  • what you have done to prepare for tertiary study
  • the reasons for choosing your preferred program of study
  • your capacity for independent study
  • the skills, knowledge and abilities you believe will help you succeed
  • your communication skills
  • sources of support you have or can put in place to enhance your success at university.

Each of these criteria should be addressed individually. Be sure to provide specific examples of how you meet the criteria.

Independent Learning Strategies

Relates to your capacity for self-directed study.

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise tasks, manage time and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Evidence of self-motivation.
  • Evidence of development of personally effective study techniques.
  • Evidence of awareness of the workload and time commitments inherent in tertiary study, the impact of tertiary study on personal lifestyle and of the financial resources required to complete the course.
Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Relates to your ability to communicate clearly, particularly when using written and oral means, and the ability to interact effectively with others.

  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly, correctly and concisely.
  • Evidence of capacity to express thoughts logically.
  • Evidence of ability to interact effectively with others, including ability to work effectively as part of a team.
Achievement and experience

Relates to your experience, expertise and achievements which are indicative of your likely success in tertiary study. It also provides an opportunity to demonstrate your readiness to participate in the life of a tertiary institution and preparedness for a lifetime of learning.

  • Any personal achievement that demonstrates ability, motivation or commitment.
  • Attainment in formal and/or non-formal studies.
  • Evidence of steps taken to gain study skills or improve skill levels.
  • Completion of a formal tertiary preparation program.
  • Completion of other studies, eg formal and informal training and short courses.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust or adapt to new situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to consider new ideas and viewpoints.
Skills and knowledge

Relates to the skills and knowledge required to be successful in tertiary study.

  • Demonstrated ability to collect, analyse and interpret information.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
  • Evidence of computer skills.