Designed for international students intending to enter an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the University of Tasmania, UTASAccess-Direct Entry provides an alternative English language pathway into the University.
This multi-level program provides 20 hours per week of intensive English language tuition for pre-intermediate to advanced learners. Each level comprises a five-week module and progress to successive levels is based on achievement (60% pass mark or better with no skill less than 50% is required to progress in Levels 1-5, 60% pass mark or better with no skill less than 55% is required in Level 6).
Students have access to additional learning support through our online learning environment and student advisors.
Direct Entry students start at any of the available UTASAccess Levels (see link to UTASAccess entry requirements below). Direct Entry to UTAS is achieved by progressing through the Levels to the successful completion of the relevant UTASAccess Level required for entry into their chosen University of Tasmania course (Level 6 for those requiring an IELTS 6, no band less than 5.5 equivalent and Level 7 for those requiring higher IELTS-equivalent scores). Entry Requirements for UTASAccess- Direct Entry (PDF 289.0KB).
Within the multi-level UTASAccess structure lies rigorous academic content to help students acquire the necessary skills to undertake degree studies at the University of Tasmania. These skills are developed through learning tasks and assignments that reflect the conventions and standard of English expected at the tertiary level.
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1. Use targeted functional language to communicate in familiar situations and social contexts (Speaking)
2. Produce targeted written texts based on materials of familiar contexts (Writing)
3. Identify main ideas and specific details in reading and listening materials of familiar contexts by using targeted strategies (Reading & Listening)
4. Demonstrate knowledge of targeted grammar and vocabulary
Fees & scholarships
Fees for Domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.
Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.
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