Associate Degree in Applied Science (Z2J)

Overview  2020

ATAR

No 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.

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 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

Hobart
Term 1, Term 3
Launceston
Term 1, Term 3
Cradle Coast
Term 1, Term 3

Commonwealth Supported places available

ATAR

No 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.

:
See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 2 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Launceston
Term 1, Term 3

Industry experts are also actively involved in the development of the Associate Degree in Applied Science and the teaching of subjects.
The Associate Degree in Applied Science is an industry-focused program designed for people interested in working in fields that require specialised skills and knowledge of applied science principles and processes, including those who may never have considered a career in science.

The specialisations available under this course are:

  • Fermentation Science and Separation Processes (please note that Term 3 commencement is available part time only)
  • Aquaculture

The Fermentation Science and Separation Processes specialisation has been developed for people interested in working in innovative biotechnology industries such as brewing, winemaking, fermented food and drink production and plant-based cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. The Fermentation Science and Separation Processes specialisation will provide students the opportunity to learn about Tasmania’s innovative industries within the food and beverage (beer, cider, wine, whiskey, gin, cheese and other fermented foods) and premium bio-industries (essential oils, seaweed based fertilisers, poppies, pyrethrum and biodiesel). Specialisation subjects such as applied microbiology, applied chemistry and applied biology are integrated with core subjects such as applied maths, quality management, sustainability and technology & innovation. In the second year, students may choose additional elective subjects depending on their areas of interest.

The Aquaculture specialisation is aimed at people who wish to work in the aquaculture industry in Tasmania and mainland Australia. The course was developed in response to industry demand as the aquaculture industry is currently in a high growth phase. Aquaculture subjects are integrated with core subjects in applied science such as applied maths, quality management, sustainability and technology & innovation. In the second year, students may choose additional elective subjects depending on their areas of interest.  Aquaculture is the fastest growing primary industry in Tasmania.   The Associate Degree in Applied Science Aquaculture is relevant to all aspects of the Tasmanian industry, including salmon, trout, oysters, mussels and abalone. The Tasmanian aquaculture industry is a world leader in quality, innovation and technology. Currently, an estimated 2,595 Full Time Equivalent (FTE’s) are employed in the Tasmanian aquaculture sector (inclusive of salmon id processing) (*Seafood Industry Workforce Profile, May 2017.  Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council).

A key feature of the course is the practical component, where 16 ‘Practice and Portfolio’ subjects are paired with 16 academic subjects to provide hands-on learning. This unique system aims to enhance students’ problem solving, communication, critical thinking, teamwork, and leadership skills by allowing them to ‘learn through practice’. It has been designed to make university study a little less daunting—and a lot more practical.

Industry experts have helped to develop the course and are actively involved in the delivery through teaching, site visits, case studies and work placements. As a result, graduates will be considered ‘workplace ready’ after two years of (full time) study.

The program is available for full-time and part-time study across all campuses in Tasmania and is delivered through a combination of online study, face-to-face classes, practical workshops and tutorials.

Graduates of the Associate Degree in Applied Science will have:

  • a pathway to a great career in aquaculture or applied biotechnology
  • opportunities to progress within their chosen field
  • practical skills to take straight into the workplace
  • the opportunity to undertake further study at the University of Tasmania.

The course structure

The Associate Degree in Applied Science is structured over two years full-time (or equivalent part-time), based on four teaching terms of 10 weeks. The associate degree comprises study in 16 different topic areas, each with a practical/hands-on learning component, making a total of:

  • 16 discipline subjects
  • 16 practice and portfolio subjects

Core study areas include:

  • Biology of Aquaculture animals and plants (Aquaculture)
  • Aquatic chemistry (Aquaculture)
  • Fermentation principles and processes (Fermentation & Separation)
  • Separation principles and processes (Fermentation & Separation)
  • Understanding science
  • Applied maths
  • Regulatory challenges
  • Quality management
  • Sustainability
  • Technology & innovation
  • Project Management

On completion of the Associate Degree in Applied Science, graduates will be able to:

  1. Identify personal goals, abilities and pathway to guide career development;
  2. Demonstrate value to an employer;
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of science;
  4. Apply scientific theory and skills to solve workplace problems;
  5. Use a broad range of communication skills;
  6. Explore new technologies, sustainable management principles and innovative solutions to complex problems.

Experiential education and work integrated learning approaches are central to the Associate Degree in Agribusiness. Students will therefore learn through project and problem-based learning activities such as field work, case studies (local and international), action learning, design thinking, simulated environments, placements, data for decision making, wicked problems and more. These approaches ensure practical experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment and that students have the opportunity to develop work-related skills, knowledge and behaviours.

In the first year of an associate degree, students are introduced to learning through practice and exposed to authentic experiences that develop skills and understandings related to industry, community or global needs. Students engage with (i) a range of methods and approaches to practice, (ii) principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios, (iii) reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations, and (iv) ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.

A key component of the course, which is established in the first year, is a Practice Manual. The Practice Manual contains all portfolio requirements for the course, including the Professional Development Plan (PDP) and is a collection of evidence that highlights personal, academic and professional development. Dedicated teachers are in coaching roles to support you to continuously develop your Practice Manual over the duration of the course. This involves working with you to determine what evidence best highlights your ability to apply theory in practice, and what activities and experiences showcase your achievement in terms of transferable skills, professional attributes, technical skills and knowledge, and so forth.

The second year of an associate degree builds on the concept of learning through practice by introducing students to more complex learning experiences. Students are therefore introduced to (i) discipline-based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations, (ii) concepts of managing effective relationships and communicating with others, (iii) the development and use of adaptive leadership skills and how these skills relate to innovative and entrepreneurial practice, and (iv) the nature of responsible, accountable and reflective workplace skills, and creative and critical thinking relevant to para-professional practice. In addition, students are expected to exercise self-awareness, initiative and judgement to manage themselves and professional relationships effectively. On completion of the two years, students are expected to have a fully developed Practice Manual that highlights all their achievements, including the development of transferable skills and professional attributes, so they leave with a tangible asset that showcases what industry are looking for.

Career outcomes

These associate degrees are not only important for those wanting to enter the industry but highly relevant for those in the industry looking to upskill with the potential to articulate to a full bachelor degree.

Tim Jones
Head Cider Maker at Willie Smith’s

Graduation from the Associate Degree in Applied Science can provide an entry opportunity for those who have not worked in science; accelerate progression through a graduate’s present organisation; or open up new career pathways and opportunities.

Opportunities for students specialising in Applied Science (Fermentation science and separation processes) include brewing, wine making, fermented food and drink product manufacture, distillation, alkaloids, biodiesel, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, forensics, essential oils and water treatment.

Opportunities for students specialising in aquaculture include working as technicians and managers on aquaculture farms, hatcheries and nurseries; for companies providing consultancy, advisory, sales and other services; and for government, research agencies and not-for-profit organisations involved in industry regulation.

Extend your study into a Bachelor degree

Students wishing to articulate into the University of Tasmania’s Bachelor of Applied Science (top up) course will receive full credit (subject to chosen specialisation in the Associate Degree and degree). Students wishing to articulate from the Associate Degree in Applied Science into another bachelor course will gain credit subject to the receiving Faculty's discretion.

Course structure

Please note: delivery of individual specialisations is subject to sufficient enrolment numbers

The Associate Degree in Applied Science is a two-year full-time (or equivalent part-time) course requiring the successful completion of 32 subjects comprising of a combination of 16 topic areas, each with an embedded hands-on learning component. The program is offered over four teaching terms of 10 weeks.

Study areas include:

  • Understanding science
  • Applied maths
  • Regulatory challenges
  • Quality management
  • Sustainability
  • Technology & innovation
  • Project Management
  • Disciplinary subjects depending on specialisation

The Associate Degree in Applied Science requires students to develop knowledge and skills through a learning approach based on work integrated learning opportunities such as industry placements, fieldwork, case studies and applied research. This leads the program to be structured around the concept of paired or companion subjects where a Discipline subject and a Practice and Portfolio (P&P) subject are linked such that students are given the opportunity to apply discipline knowledge in a work based type setting.

At the end of the second year, students will have the opportunity to:

- commence employment or enhance their current employment as skilled para-professionals (diploma -associate degree);

- and/or continue study in preparation for future employment which subsequently prepares individuals to transition into leadership and management roles as highly skilled professionals (bachelor – bachelor honours top up degree).

The Associate Degree in Applied Science is offered in blended mode, where students receive access to comprehensive learning materials and a Lecturer for each subject of study. There is a workshop component where students attend campus to practice their skills and also online sessions where students can integrate theory and practice.

For assistance with enrolment, please email U.Connect@utas.edu.au or call 1300 361 928.

Z2J Applied Science (Fermentation Science and Separation Processes)

Students are required to take two units per term if studying full time.

Students commencing in Term 3 must enrol part time - please refer to the study planner for guidance.

Year 1

In this unit, you will identify skill sets and knowledge required to work in a chosen science/technology based business/industry and evaluate your own skills, attributes and learning goals in this context. Through case studies, workshops, online materials and tutorials, you…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

This Subject provides a multidisciplinary introduction to the nature of science and scientific knowledge, the methods of science, and the communication of science. Students will encounter perspectives on the nature and role of science in society and examine what science…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

In this unit, you will be introduced to mathematical and statistical methods that support informed decision-making and solution design based on analysis of scientific and technical data. This includes examining how statistical and mathematical methods are used for different purposes…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

Quality management focuses on the quality of physical products as well as service and processes, and how they can be improved. The principles and processes of quality management are the key elements that businesses use to respond to market and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

In this unit, you will gain an insight into the world of chemistry via industry processes. You will work through collaborative and individual activities covering a range of topics such as the chemical basics of matter, introductory chemical analysis, states…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

In this unit, you will be introduced to the regulatory environment that applied science enterprises operate in. In particular, you will explore the regulatory challenges of product safety, biosecurity and environment protection, as well as business practices inherent in product…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

In this unit, you will be introduced to fundamental theory and practice of biology. Key topics will include cell concept, metabolism, heritable information, growth and reproduction, sense and response, and adaption and evolution. You will learn practical laboratory techniques to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

In this unit you will investigate sustainable business practices in natural resource and science reliant industries. This includes practices that promote a sustainable business model that minimises negative impacts on social, economic, environmental and cultural values. Through industry based investigation…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

Year 2

This unit will introduce you to five key concepts of applied microbiology in the context of fermentation and separation industries. These concepts are microbial evolution, cell structure and function, metabolic pathways, information flow and genetics, and microbial systems. You will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

AND one of the following:

In a contemporary workplace, you will be expected to lead a diverse team and dynamic team where you will apply fundamental principles of leadership to build relationships and best practice organisational culture.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

OR

This subject explores the study of biological, chemical, geological and physical sciences in an agricultural context. Concepts covered in this subject will include photosynthesis and respiration, organ systems, global systems, energy and nutrient cycling and include a focus on ecosystems,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

This unit builds upon the introductory chemistry concepts in ZAS105 Applied Chemistry. This unit further develops the depth of knowledge and application of chemistry concepts relating to Fermentation and Separation industries. Further separation techniques will be investigated alongside factors influencing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

AND one of the following:

This unit explores how and why successful businesses develop longer term plans to guide their management. It introduces the concept of medium to long term planning, explaining why business plans are formulated, and how managers use them to guide business…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

OR

This unit builds on the concepts of value chain management by using value chain analysis to improve the performance of a business. It introduces the purpose and use of value chain analysis to identify improvement opportunities for stakeholders in food…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

In this unit you will investigate approaches to design and delivery of projects in industry contexts. This will include identifying and analysing relevant concepts, tools and processes used in the formulation, delivery and management of projects. Investigations will focus on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

In this unit, you will be introduced to key principles and processes of commercial fermentation. This includes isolation, selection and improvement of microbes, selection of growth substrates, process design, control and optimisation, contamination and sterilisation through to trouble shooting, scale-up…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

In this unit you will propose, plan and deliver a project that involves technological innovations in Applied Science industries. This project may include a research and development focus, inquiry into industry practices, or a self-directed project as negotiated with your…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

In this unit you will investigate the chemical and physical principles of separation processes such as distillation, extraction, adsorption and filtration in a variety of industries. Through site visits and guided analysis of separation principles and processes, you will also…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

Z2J Applied Science (Aquaculture)

Students are required to take two per term if studying full time.

Year 1

In this unit, you will identify skill sets and knowledge required to work in a chosen science/technology based business/industry and evaluate your own skills, attributes and learning goals in this context. Through case studies, workshops, online materials and tutorials, you…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

This Subject provides a multidisciplinary introduction to the nature of science and scientific knowledge, the methods of science, and the communication of science. Students will encounter perspectives on the nature and role of science in society and examine what science…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

In this unit, you will be introduced to mathematical and statistical methods that support informed decision-making and solution design based on analysis of scientific and technical data. This includes examining how statistical and mathematical methods are used for different purposes…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

Quality management focuses on the quality of physical products as well as service and processes, and how they can be improved. The principles and processes of quality management are the key elements that businesses use to respond to market and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

In this unit, you will be introduced to the regulatory environment that applied science enterprises operate in. In particular, you will explore the regulatory challenges of product safety, biosecurity and environment protection, as well as business practices inherent in product…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

In this unit, you will receive an introduction to the biology and biological processes of aquatic animals and plants commonly encountered in aquaculture operations. You will be introduced to phylogenetic relationships and investigate the anatomy, physiology and life history of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

In this unit you will investigate sustainable business practices in natural resource and science reliant industries. This includes practices that promote a sustainable business model that minimises negative impacts on social, economic, environmental and cultural values. Through industry based investigation…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

In this unit, you will be introduced to key principles and processes of aquaculture. This includes examining processes that support all stages of the aquaculture production cycle, including husbandry, hatchery and grow-out, through to harvesting and preparation for distribution. You…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

Year 2

In this unit you will investigate diseases that impact the aquaculture industry, using case studies from local industries. You will explore the effects of aquatic viruses, bacteria and parasites on animal and human health. You will acquire an understanding of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

AND one of the following:

In a contemporary workplace, you will be expected to lead a diverse team and dynamic team where you will apply fundamental principles of leadership to build relationships and best practice organisational culture.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

OR

This subject explores the study of biological, chemical, geological and physical sciences in an agricultural context. Concepts covered in this subject will include photosynthesis and respiration, organ systems, global systems, energy and nutrient cycling and include a focus on ecosystems,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

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

This unit provides will provide you with an insight into aquatic chemistry, including the properties of chemical substances and their interaction within the aquatic environment. Key theoretical focuses include fundamentals of chemistry, introduction to biochemistry, introduction to environmental chemistry, water…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

AND one of the following:

This unit explores how and why successful businesses develop longer term plans to guide their management. It introduces the concept of medium to long term planning, explaining why business plans are formulated, and how managers use them to guide business…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

OR

This unit builds on the concepts of value chain management by using value chain analysis to improve the performance of a business. It introduces the purpose and use of value chain analysis to identify improvement opportunities for stakeholders in food…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

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

In this unit you will investigate approaches to design and delivery of projects in industry contexts. This will include identifying and analysing relevant concepts, tools and processes used in the formulation, delivery and management of projects. Investigations will focus on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

In this unit, you will integrate knowledge about larval and early life history biology with the practices and processes that underpin hatchery operations for algal, molluscan, crustacean and finfish production. You will gain practical experience in a range of practices…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

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

In this unit you will propose, plan and deliver a project that involves technological innovations in Applied Science industries. This project may include a research and development focus, inquiry into industry practices, or a self-directed project as negotiated with your…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

In this unit you will be introduced to aquatic animal feeds and nutrition and examine the links between feed ingredients, composition, nutrient requirements, fish growth, feed manufacture, nutritional value, feeding practices and product quality. Through the design and execution of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

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

Entry requirements

This Associate Degree is open to applicants from a broad range of backgrounds.

If you have completed Year 12 or completed Year 10 at least two years ago, you can gain Direct Entry to the Associate Degree in one of the following three ways:

  1. ATAR Entry - An ATAR result of 40 or greater achieved within the last 5 years.
  2. UTAS Pathway Entry – Completed the University Preparation Program or Diploma of University Studies (offered by University of Tasmania).
  3. Vocational Education and Training (VET) Entry - A VET certificate III or higher (in a related field of study) within the last 10 years.

The following two Alternative Entry pathways are also available:

  1. Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) Entry - Completed the TCE (or equivalent) with a minimum of Satisfactory Achievements (SA) in 5 x Level 2 subjects.
  2. Personal Competency Entry – Completed a Personal Competency Statement as part of the application process and met the criteria for entry. This statement can include prior work experience, qualifications (e.g. VET qualifications), skills, competencies and/or previous education.

If you are unsuccessful in meeting the Alternative Entry criteria, you will be offered a place in the University Preparation Program or Diploma of University Studies. Completion of either program will allow you direct entry into an Associate Degree (see UTAS Pathway Entry above).

Further information

It is recommended that you submit supporting documentation (e.g. certificates, qualifications, resume etc.) as part of your application. We will attempt to access certain documents on your behalf (e.g. Year 11 and 12 College results or University academic records). Otherwise, you may be contacted to provide additional documentation when your application is reviewed.

If you are an international student

All international applicants will need to meet the International General Entrance Requirements.

You will also need to meet any course-specific requirements with recognised qualifications or equivalent experience.

Visit International Future Students or enquire online about your eligibility.

Articulating into the Associate Degree in Applied Science will be in line with the University’s standard application for credit process. Refer to Articulation/ Credit for more information. Applications for advanced standing can be made upon application to the Associate Degree in Applied Science.

Students wishing to articulate into the University of Tasmania’s Bachelor of Applied Science (top up) course will receive full credit, subject to their chosen specialisation in the Associate Degree and degree.

Students wishing to articulate from the Associate Degree in Applied Science into another bachelor course will gain credit subject to the receiving Faculty's discretion.

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 they enrol in. In 2020, this fee is $46.20 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2020, the maximum charge for full time students is $308.

International students

2020 Total Course Fee (international students): $67,294 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $33,068 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

This course is currently not offered to 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

Each year the University of Tasmania administers an estimated $7 million in scholarships 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 more information on scholarships and to view the full range of scholarships available to you, head to the 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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