Centre for University Pathways and Partnerships

University College Program

Welcome to the UTAS College Program webpage.

UTAS College Program allows Year 11 and 12 students to study University level units at the same time or in addition to their TCE studies. The program provides great opportunities to extend and reward hard-working students.

The Program is offered in partnership with schools and senior secondary Colleges.  Individual University of Tasmania faculties and schools deliver programs within the over-arching UCP structure.

Units are delivered through a combination of online and independent study undertaken at college or home supported by on campus workshops.

Extension Units

Some units are known as 'Extension Units*' these are offered in close alignment with a Level 3 pre tertiary subject. It is a prerequisite that students are studying the pre tertiary subject in order to the eligible for the UTAS College unit in the same year.

*They are extending the knowledge and experience for students within that subject.

Students receive an ATAR score from the pre tertiary subject plus a grade for the UTAS unit.

See here for more detail.
TCE PointsNO
ATAR ScoreNO
UTAS GradeYES
Full UTAS Units

Some units are offered which have no correlation with pre tertiary units. These units are known as 'Full UTAS units'.

Students who successfully complete a 'Full UTAS unit' in the UCP receive an ATAR score for that unit.

See here for more detail.
TCE PointsYES
ATAR ScoreYES
UTAS GradeYES
Performance Project

'Performance Project' units accredit and recognize student academic endeavour in on-stage roles in college major music theatre productions or playing in the supporting band/orchestra.

Students are required to commit to a production through rehearsal attendance and significant contribution to the production.

Successful students can count the unit towards their TCE but do not receive an ATAR score.
TCE PointsYES
ATAR ScoreNO
UTAS GradeYES
Limits to the amount of study that can be taken

To minimise the burden of study on grade 11 and 12 students limits to the amount of UTAS College Program study are in place.

See here for more detail.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)