Bachelor of Education (Primary) (43B)

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 65 or higher 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 65 or higher is required

Duration

Minimum 4 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

"The course is in Launceston but I’m from Hobart. I didn’t want to move away to study. I’ve studied online for the past four years, which has been fantastic and I’ve been able to fit study around my work too."

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is a pre-service teaching degree that prepares you for roles in Primary teaching, from Prep through to Grade 6. This course is accredited through the Tasmanian Teachers Registration Board, and is recognised in all states and territories, so once you graduate you’ll be qualified to teach anywhere in Australia.

Throughout your degree, you will study core theoretical aspects and evidence-based practice. You will also investigate childhood development and behaviour, and study the various subjects you will be teaching. You’ll focus on literacy learning, including speaking, listening, reading and writing, while also studying other subjects, such as Mathematics, Science, Art and Music, and Health and Physical Education.

You will be required to undertake a number of Professional Experience placements totalling 80 days. This will give you the opportunity to apply the theoretical and practical skills that you have learnt in a safe and supportive environment.

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) is available online across Australia, and on-campus from the Launceston and Cradle Coast campuses.

Not sure if you want to study full-time or part-time? We offer flexible study options that allow you to choose how and where you study depending on your needs.

View an overview of the 2017 student cohort in Bachelor of Education (Primary)

"We all remember that good teacher we had in Primary school, I want to be that teacher".

Craig Gooding

Read more about Craig

Students in this program will graduate with a professional qualification and preparation that meets national expectations and standards. In this degree graduates are prepared for recruitment in educational systems throughout Tasmania and Australia. Through experiencing an internationalised curriculum our students will graduate with a global perspective and an enhanced capacity to teach overseas and experience the world whilst working. The degree program is informed by core theoretical knowledge, evidence-based practice and underpinned by a strong theory-practice nexus.  The degree program is designed and enacted in collaboration with appropriate employing authorities. At the core of the degree is the pre-service teacher who is educated to bring their work:

  • A reasoned and critical perspective;
  • The capacity to work effectively in highly diverse contexts;
  • Curricular and pedagogical competence;
  • With the capacity to be resilient practitioners and lifelong learners;
  • A collaborative and contextual approach.

The course content and practical experience provides theoretical and practical opportunities to practice what is learned in a safe and supportive environment.

Course Learning Outcomes

1. (TLO6) Exhibit the ethical, active and responsible professional practice which is central to Education as a discipline by:

  • Demonstrating the necessary attitudes and professional values to meet the needs of children 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. (TLO1) 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;
  • Demonstrating well-developed knowledge through a specialised elective and action research pathway.

3. (TLO2) Demonstrate a critical understanding of Education by:

  • Creating, planning, and justifying high quality learning experiences supported by well-developed pedagogical reasoning;
  • Analysing teaching and learning approaches 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. (TLO6) 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. (TLO4) Communicate effectively by:

  • Demonstrating literacy across a broad range of communication modes and technologies in educational contexts;
  • Engaging with a range of community and professional stakeholders.

6. Apply Teacher Education Information Literacy [TEIL] capabilities by:

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

7. (TLO5) 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 (Primary) are classroom 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 80 days (16 weeks) of full-time Professional Experience. Placements are usually scheduled as continuous ‘blocks’ of time ranging from 20 to 30 days, and occur in a variety of educational settings.

Placements are designed to enable our students to become familiar with a variety of primary-aged learners and learning environments. Your placement will involve active observation, participation and engagement in teaching and learning roles and activities. For Primary placements, the focus is on Preparation/Foundation (Prep) to Grade 6 learners.

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 (Primary) 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 with students from Prep to Grade 6, throughout Australia and overseas.

Professional Recognition

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

Course structure

The Bachelor of Education (Primary) consists of a total of 32 units comprising:

    • 8 Introductory level units
    • 8 Intermediate level units
    • 13 Advanced level units
    • three student elective units: units which may be chosen from this or recommended other subject area within the University, provided they meet the unit level requirements for the degree (see next point below), unit pre-requisites and quotas. You may take individual units or study the equivalent of a minor through your student electives – it's your choice. Student may also choose to specialise in Primary Mathematics Education by choosing three specified Mathematics electives.

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 offers an introduction to curriculum frameworks and the associated range of pedagogies involved in teaching and learning. Curriculum documents are not value-neutral; they are constructed by people who have particular viewpoints, perspectives and ideologies about education and schooling,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

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

This Unit will give you a detailed insight Human development within an education paradigm wherein we will specially explore the following core ideas:Human psychology exists within chronological age (e.g. critical points and/or stages /transitions),Human development is a process of recognising/articulating…

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 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

Students are also required to enrol in ESH101 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 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

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

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

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 ESH200 Professional Experience 2
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 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

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

Or if intending to undertake the Primary Mathematics Specialisation

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Year 4

Compulsory units

Semester 1

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

Or if intending to undertake the Primary Mathematics Specialisation

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Semester 2

In this unit, you will explore teaching and schooling from a sociological perspective. The unit introduces you to the way schools are shaped by wider political and social contexts that enable and constrain what education is and what schooling can…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

Or if intending to undertake the Primary Mathematics Specialisation

Mathematics is a key learning area for all students and essential to an individual's ability to fully participate in society. The teaching of mathematics at all levels is changing in response to research into its teaching and learning and to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit focuses on the broad range of students who may find learning mathematics challenging for a range of reasons. These reasons may include: difficulties directly related to the learning of mathematics, such as dyscalculia; difficulties that are not directly…

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 ESH300 Professional Experience 3

Entry requirements

Interested in studying the Bachelor of Education (Primary), 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 (Primary), 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 on the Admissions webpage.

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 (Primary) 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 the international future student'swebsite.

Additional pre-requisites:

Non-Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT)

In addition, 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) [http://www.utas.edu.au/education/student-resources/non-academic-capability] 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 (Primary) 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.

Note - This course has a mid-year intake.

Normal minimum University admission requirements apply.

Non-Academic Capability Assessment Tool (NACAT)

In addition, 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) [http://www.utas.edu.au/education/student-resources/non-academic-capability] 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.

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International Students

International students will require an overall international English Language Testing System (IELTS) average of 7.5 with no band lower than 7.0 and Listening and Speaking 8.0

General admission information

Online applications

International students

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 Primary Education.

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 (Primary) course.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Education (Primary) degree can advance their Education knowledge with specialised study through either a Postgraduate Coursework or a Research Higher Degree pathway.

Filter the Course list on the Education and Teaching study theme page by Postgraduate or Higher Degrees by research to view the courses currently available.

Students wishing to exit the Bachelor of Education (Primary) 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 (Primary), you should consider enrolment in our Associate Degree (Education Support) as the alternative pathway to your preferred degree and career.

Students, on successfully completing a semester of studies in the Associate Degree (Education Support), can then re-apply for admittance to the Bachelor of Education (Primary),and may apply for credit for the units undertaken.

A Diploma of General Studies (Education Specialisation), which includes Education units, could also be an alternative pathway for those who do not meet minimum ATAR or minimum qualification levels.

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 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

If you are an international student enrolling in the Bachelor of Education (Primary), the 2017 annual tuition fee is AU$ 26,000. This rate is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee

For more information on international fees, go to the International Fees website.

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:

How can we help?

Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

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International
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Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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