Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) (43A)

Overview  2019

ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

: A tertiary entrance rank of approximately 65 is required

Duration

Minimum 4 Years, up to a maximum of 9 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Cradle Coast
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

: A tertiary entrance rank of approximately 65 is required

Duration

Minimum 4 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Launceston
Semester 1

"You find that you change lives a lot with teaching. It's a rewarding profession in that way."

Georgia Garwood
The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) provides existing and potential early childhood professionals with higher levels of knowledge and skills to facilitate the provision of educationally sound programs for young children. The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) course qualifies graduates to teach children from birth to age 8 and the qualification you gain upon graduation is recognised as suitable to teach in early childhood contexts (including Early Childhood Centres and Kindergartens) in all Australian states and territories.

In addition, the course will provide leaders in early childhood with competencies in teaching and leadership positions.

This degree program is available internally at Launceston and Cradle Coast campuses and externally/fully on-line from anywhere in the world, full-time or part-time.

Who should undertake this program?

  • Child care and educational professionals who would be considering their future as senior staff or directors of child services
  • Child care and educational professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge, skills and understandings and obtain a higher qualification directly relevant to their work
  • School leavers and others who wish pursue a career in the field of early childhood

This degree program is designed and enacted in collaboration with relevant stakeholders and appropriate employing authorities. At the core of the degree program is the student who is educated to bring to their work:

  • The capacity to work effectively in highly diverse contexts; and
  • The capacity to be resilient professionals and lifelong learners.

For teachers, strong personal literacy and numeracy skills form an essential part of the attributes and skills needed to be effective in the classroom. They are also necessary to foster the development of these critical, fundamental skills in students, providing the building blocks for future learning.From 1 July 2016, all initial teacher education students will need to demonstrate that they have personal literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to the top 30 per cent of the adult population through meeting the benchmark set by the national literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education students (the test) prior to graduation. The test has been determined, under the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Accreditation of Initial Teacher Education Programs in Australia: Standards and Procedures, to be the means by which a student's personal literacy and numeracy skills are to be assessed..

While some higher education providers will require students to undertake the test during their course, other higher education providers may require successful completion of the test as a pre-requisite entry requirement. The Faculty of Education at the University of Tasmania requires students to meet the benchmark of the test prior to undertaking their final Professional Experience placement.

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) qualifies students to work in early years' contexts from birth to age 8.  The degree reflects recognition of the changing nature of early years' education and care. The early years of a child's life are crucial in their development and it is widely known that the quality of education and care that children receive in their early years makes a real difference to their developmental and later outcomes. Research shows that participating in a quality early childhood education program has ongoing benefits for children throughout their schooling and beyond, especially those from more disadvantaged backgrounds. The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), prepares professionals seeking to bridge the gap between childcare and school, thus ensuring that childhood programs are educationally and developmentally rigorous.

Course Learning Outcomes

1. Exhibit the ethical, active and responsible professional practice which is central to Education as a discipline by:

  • Demonstrating the necessary attitudes, dispositions and professional values to meet the needs of children, families and the education profession, including a commitment to care, social justice, indigenous reconciliation, inclusion, student engagement and achievement;
  • Demonstrating that they know education theory and practice from a global perspective, with a commitment to celebrating cultural diversity and promoting education for a sustainable future.

2. Exhibit depth and breadth of educational knowledge by:

  • Demonstrating pedagogical content knowledge across the range of disciplinary and cross-disciplinary curriculum areas and professional studies units;
  • Following specialised core early childhood units and a teacher as reflective practitioner action research pathway, in their final year of study.

3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of Education by:

  • Creating, planning, and justifying high quality learning experiences supported by well-developed pedagogical reasoning;
  • Reflecting on and evaluating learning and teaching approaches and, and explaining why current educational knowledge is contestable and open to research and further enquiry;
  • Articulating the transformative purpose and potential of education in society.

4. Apply their knowledge and teaching skills by:

  • Incorporating insights from theory and research evidence into their developing teaching practice;
  • Demonstrating graduate level proficiency in teaching settings – notably in teaching literacy and numeracy - and attaining the graduate professional standards relevant to Education.

5. Communicate effectively by:

  • Demonstrating language and literacy across a broad range of communication modes and technologies in educational contexts;
  • Demonstrating teacher education information literacy capabilities to identify, critically engage with, and communicate ideas in a structured, cohesive, and ethical manner;
  • Engaging with a range of professional stakeholders;
  • Collaborating and empowering families and communities.

6. Apply teacher education information literacy [TEIL] capabilities by:

  • Identifying, critically engaging with, and communicating ideas in a structured, cohesive, and ethical manner.

7. Show their commitment to professional learning by:

  • Being independent, open-minded, and critically reflective learners;
  • Working responsibly in individual and collaborative contexts;
  • Seeking out - and learning from - constructive feedback;
  • Recognising the benefits of ongoing professional learning and refinement of their teaching practice.

Professional Experience Placements

An integral part of your learning in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) are Professional Experience placements - putting into active practice the theory and knowledge you have been studying throughout your degree.

As a student you will participate in a minimum of 90 days (18 weeks) of full-time Professional Experience. Placements are usually scheduled as continuous ‘blocks’ of time ranging from 10 to 35 days, and occur in a variety of educational settings.

Placements are designed to enable our students to become familiar with early childhood education learners and environments. Your placement will involve active observation, interaction, participation and engagement in a range of age-appropriate activities. For Early Childhood placements, students participate in Birth through to Grade 2 environments.

During your placement you will be supervised and managed by a tertiary qualified educator (your Colleague Teacher), and be assessed against Focus Areas within the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

Overseas Exchange

The Faculty of Education has a number of exchange partnerships with Universities whose curriculum and teaching our closely aligned with our own. A full list is available on the Student Exchange – Outgoing site.

Find out more about the University’s Exchange Programs.

Career outcomes

Graduates of Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) are deemed to be qualified to teach in public and private sector schools in all states and territories of Australia by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.

Our graduates work in childcare and early learning centres, and in after-school care from birth through to age 8 throughout Australia and overseas.

Professional Recognition

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) course is a professionally accredited Initial Teacher Education program approved by the Teachers Registration Board Tasmania.

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) course is also recognised by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority.

Course structure

This Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) consists of a total of 32 units comprising:

  • 8 units at Introductory level
  • 6 units at Intermediate level
  • 18 units at Advanced level
  • Unit level requirements for the degree are: between 8-10 units at introductory level, 6-10 units at intermediate level and 14-18 units at advanced level.

Year 1

Compulsory Units

Semester 1

Foundations of Teaching introduces you to the study of teaching as a profession and provides opportunities for you to critically examine the nature of teachers' work. Through reflecting on your past educational experiences and dispositions (that is, your attitudes and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit seeks to prepare you for academic success at the start of your university studies. In this unit you will reflect on your own literacies in light of the academic literacy requirements required for your study and your new…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is the first of three English units you will undertake in the B.Ed. degree. The foundations of English are explored in two key modules, with the first focusing on the nature of language, culture, and how young people learn…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is the foundation mathematics and numeracy unit for the Bachelor of Education. It provides an opportunity to reflect upon and to develop understanding of concepts that are central to mathematics curricula; to consider the cross-curricula implications and opportunities…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Semester 2

This unit is designed for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) specialising in teaching young children from birth to 8 years. The unit introduces and interrogates current early childhood curriculum frameworks that guide reflective practice in child…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit you will be introduced to Music and the Visual Arts as key areas of the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum: The Arts. You will become familiar with the research that supports the practice of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit will explore the theoretical basis considered best practice in science teaching and aims to develop pedagogical content knowledge required for planning and delivering authentic science learning experiences for early childhood and primary education students. The unit is presented…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This introductory unit prepares educators from a variety of disciplines to meet the maturational needs of diverse learners by providing a foundational base of knowledge regarding physical and cognitive development from conception through adulthood, with an emphasis on childhood. Teaching…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students are also required to enrol in ESH107 Professional Experience 1 

Year 2

Compulsory Units

Semester 1

The unit will explore the theoretical and practical issues concerned with establishing and maintaining positive learning environments that allow all students to participate fully in educational opportunities. The unit will explore preventive strategies to establish a positive classroom climate in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is the first of the two Health and Physical Education units, undertaken in sequence. One purpose of this unit is to develop your knowledge in relation to a variety of pedagogical considerations which are not only pertinent to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will provide opportunities to briefly explore past practices to deepen understanding current practices in early childhood settings. Historical teaching practices are embedded within, and inform, contemporary practices. The past therefore, informs the present and potentially future practice of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit, you will examine the processes and pedagogy of design and applied learning. Information will be presented about: the continuum of design and technology, opportunities for learning and problem solving through designing and making, investigating and devising solutions…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students are also required to enrol in ESH207 Professional Experience 2 
Semester 2

In this unit you are introduced to the principles of assessment of student learning, evaluation of learning programs, moderation of assessment, and reporting to education stakeholders. You will develop an understanding of various assessment, moderation, and evaluation strategies that are…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this second English unit, you will further the work commenced in ESH110 in language, closely integrating this with the Literacy Strand of the Australian Curriculum: English. The unit has a particular focus on contemporary approaches to the teaching of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to pedagogies appropriate for teaching primary mathematics. The unit will model and provide opportunities for students to engage with rich tasks, group work, problem solving, and differentiating the curriculum, using examples from across all domains of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

ESH260 will provide you with the knowledge and skills to teach the new learning area of Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) to children in the Early Childhood and Primary years. In Module 1 we examine the sub-strand of History and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSpring school (extended)
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3

Compulsory Units

Semester 1

This Unit focuses on the nature of inclusive education in the 21st century, with an emphasis on diversity and exceptionality. Based on a philosophical foundation that values every child/student and acknowledges the right of every child/student to the most appropriate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is the second of two Health and Physical Education (HPE) Units. The Unit aims to promote awareness of the importance of Health and Physical Education in the curriculum from a generalist teacher’s perspective and provide confidence in teaching its…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

ESH360: Advanced Humanities and Social Sciences will extend your understanding of content and pedagogy beyond what you learned in the introductory unit, ESH260.The Australian Curriculum learning area of Humanities and Social Sciences requires children from birth to Year 6 to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit presents the theory, methods and practice of teaching using digital technologies. You will critically reflect on ICT-based issues in light of modern theorists' views of the transformative effect of digital technologies in education, and learn to select and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students are also required to enrol in ESH307 Professional Experience 3
Semester 2

The focus of this unit is a theoretical and practical exploration of ethics in relation to education and teacher identity. It encourages you to consider how particular philosophical ideas inform educational values, how these values relate to your identity as…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit, you will explore the processes and possibilities of practitioner action research, and generate a plan for investigation into an aspect of relevance in your own educational context. The unit aims to provide you with the opportunity to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this unit, you will be introduced to drama and dance as key Primary and Early Childhood learning areas as well as core components of the Australian Curriculum. You will explore how students learn about and through the arts, with…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students are enabled to constructively consider Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues, histories, cultures and perspectives in the curriculum. The unit has four foci which are integrated: identity/ nationalism, history, ethics, and pedagogy. It considers these foci as they relate…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 4

Compulsory units

Semester 1

This unit introduces you to the foundations of second language acquisition. It has been designed to introduce you to the role of Languages within the curriculum, second language acquisition theories, an appreciation of the relevance of intercultural understanding, links to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this culminating English unit, you will further the work commenced in ESH110 in language, and the work in ESH210 on literacy, closely integrating this with a focus on the Literature Strand of the Australian Curriculum: English. The unit will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds on your existing knowledge of appropriate pedagogies for teaching mathematics by extending it to include knowledge of relevant curricula (including Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia, DEEWR 2009), the development of students'…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit extends the theory and methods for teaching primary science and technology covered in ESH250 through the targeted study of assessment and planning strategies for the development of students' scientific literacy. Current theories of teaching, learning, planning and assessment…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Semester 2

Work in this unit represents a culmination of your teacher education journey and is an important bridge to your ongoing development as a professional. Through engagement with a range of blended learning activities and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The importance of play is recognised as being integral to young children's learning and development. This unit comprises of three modules, namely: What is play? Play and the curriculum; and Play and the early childhood (EC) practitioner. The concept, assessment…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to provide information about the value of implementing Portfolios for Young Children in Early Childhood Settings prior to formal school. Students will discuss and reflect on - What are children's portfolios? How can children's portfolios be…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Early childhood educators need particular leadership and management strategies to participate effectively in shared decision-making for the development of high quality programs and services for all stakeholders. This involves knowing how leadership and management structures and styles, including policy procedures…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students are also required to enrol in ESH308 Professional Experience 4

Entry requirements

Interested in studying the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), you will need to meet the following requirements:

If you are a Year 12 school leaver

Normal minimum University entrance requirements will apply and you are required to have an ATAR score of 65 or higher.

You will also need to undertake the Non-Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT) to complete your application.

If you are a non-school leaver

You will need to meet the minimum University entrance requirements through alternative qualifications or experience. For the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), the minimum qualification is a Certificate IV.

You will also need to undertake the Non-Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT) to complete your application.

More information about entrance requirements can be find at Admissions.

If you are an international student

You will need to meet the International General Entrance Requirements.

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided.
The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) requires an (IELTS) average of 7.5 with no band lower than 7.0, and Listening and Speaking at 8.0.

More information is available at international future students.

Additional pre-requisites:

Non-Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT)

All applicants are required to provide a non-academic personal statement which is used to assist in the selection of students into all Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses at the University of Tasmania.

This statement is submitted through the Non-Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT) after you have completed your application and is used in conjunction with your ATAR score (or equivalent alternative entry). All applicants must satisfactorily complete the NACAT before they will be provided with an offer into the course.

Instructions on submitting your statement and completing the NACAT are provided during the application process.

*From 2017, all Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses in Australia will be required to select entrants on basis of both cognitive and non-cognitive skills and abilities.

Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teaching Education

Prior to undertaking their final Professional Experience placement, Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) students are required to complete the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teaching Education (LANTITE).

Additional information and updates are available on our LANTITE update page.

Credit for appropriate studies completed at another Australian or overseas University or TAFE may be granted.

Please contact us to discuss your credit options, and how applying for credit can fast-track your study and career in Early Childhood.

Students who have undertaken an appropriate course at another Australian or overseas institution of higher education or TAFE college may apply to receive credit for such study. Applications for credit can be made upon application to the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) course.

Honours, Postgraduate Coursework.

Students wishing to exit the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) degree after three years can receive a Bachelor of Educational Studies qualification. The program will be offered internally at Launceston and Cradle Coast campuses, full time or part time, and by distance/on-line Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast, Interstate Isolated and Offshore. The Bachelor of Educational Studies is not a professional teaching qualification.

If you do not meet the school leaver or non-school leaver entry requirements for the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), you should consider enrolment in the Diploma of University Studies (Education Specialisation) (21A) as the alternative pathway to your preferred degree and career.

Students, on successfully completing the Diploma of University Studies (Education Specialisation) can then re-apply for admittance to the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood),and may apply for credit for the units undertaken.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2019, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2019, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

2019 Total Course Fee (international students): $119,915 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $28,450 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

Domestic Students

Each year, the University offers more than 900 awards, worth an estimated $4 million, to students from all walks of life, including those who have achieved high academic results; those from low socio-economic backgrounds; students with sporting ability; students undertaking overseas study; and students with a disability.

For information on all scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the Scholarships and Bursaries website.

Applications for most awards commencing in Semester 1, open at the beginning of August and close strictly on 31 October in the year prior to study.

Domestic Students – HECS Fee Waivers

Fee waivers waive the student contribution amount payable on a Commonwealth Supported Place. 
They are sometimes referred to as a HECS Scholarship or HECS wavier.

A Fee Waiver can apply to an individual unit, a semester, a year of study, or the entire degree, dependent on the arrangements agreed to by the University of Tasmania with employers, State government departments, or as offered by the University in specific degree programs.

Education students are encouraged to review their eligibility for the following Fee Waiver programs, whether for personal or professional development:

You can view the complete range of Fee Waivers and your eligibility on the Fee Waiver site.

For all new students, the Fee Waiver application is completed as part of finalising your enrolment, after you have completed your online application for your course.

The closing date for fee waiver applications is the census date applicable to your enrolment.

International Students

There is a large range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania. For more information on these, visit the Tasmanian International Scholarships website.

Additional costs

In addition to course costs, students may be subject to other costs related to study at university including:

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