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(UCP) The UTAS College Program aims to engage Year 11 and 12 students with tertiary study and to provide opportunities to extend and reward talented and hard working students. Through the UTAS College Program, Tasmanian senior secondary students may study units at UTAS at the same time or in addition to their TCE studies.
The UTAS College Program (UCP) is an initiative by UTAS in partnership with the senior secondary schools and colleges to enable eligible students to undertake university study. Students can study units at the same time or in addition to their TCE studies as follows:
* These units are best suited to high achieving students whom the Academy or college assesses as capable of completing work at first year university level. Assessment for these units is the same as assessment for other UTAS students, which will often mean taking an exam at a University campus.
Students are recommended for the program by their College based on academic results, motivation and maturity and capacity to cope with university level study.
Co-delivered (extension) units are delivered through a combination of online and independent study undertaken at college or home supported by on campus workshops and colloquia.
Full UTAS units may be on campus mode or online, supported by online tutoring with on campus workshops or lectures.
The Conservatorium Foundation Practical Studies units are College based. Units involve a combination of assignment completion, online activities and/or attendance at UTAS tutorials or workshops. The program requirements will be available on MyLO (the UTAS online learning system) and sent by email to both the student and their responsible teacher.
Step 1 - Choose
Step 2 - Apply
Step 3 - Enrol
Q: Will the UTAS College Program cost me anything?
A: For domestic students the only costs you will be liable for are any textbooks/stationery costs, and costs associated with attending workshops. Students studying under the UTAS College Program will not be liable for HECS.
Q: Do I already have a place reserved for me at the University after I complete year 12?
A: No. When you have completed your Year 11/12 studies, you will need to apply to the University as a normal year 12 leaver. However you can apply for credit for the units you have studied.
Q: When I finish year 12, should I enrol at UTAS as continuing or commencing student?
A: You need to enrol as a commencing student. This ensures you will be entitled to normal services, scholarships etc. of standard commencing students even though you have been a UTAS student through the UTAS College Program.
Q: Will I be required to submit assignments and sit exams?
A: You will be required to complete all the assessments relating to the unit you are undertaking. This may include both assignments and exams. You will be told about these requirements at the beginning of your course.
We advise that you initially discuss the possibility of enrolling in the UTAS College Program with the relevant teacher at your college.
For more information, contact us.
Authorised by the Director, Centre for University Pathways and Partnerships
22 February, 2013