First Year at UTAS


If you're a student, and you need advice, you're in the right place.

Hi and welcome from the Student Transition & Retention team.

Our role is to ensure students have a smooth transition to university life.

There are various support services available to students and we hope that you make the most of all that is available to you. We all want to see you succeed, so please contact us if you are having any difficulties or issues.

A student adviser can help you:

  • Understand university policies and procedures.
  • Access services such as counselling, learning support, careers and employment guidance, disability and health support, and specialised services for international students and for students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
  • If you aren't sure you're in the right course.
  • If you're finding it difficult to keep up with your attendance or study commitments.
  • If you have personal circumstances impacting upon your studies.
  • If you need help to develop good time management or study skills.
  • If you have a question and you don't know who to ask.

Find a student adviser...

Please contact us at the Student Centre (you can drop-in if you're on campus), email us on or or telephone: 1300 361 928 (in Australia) or +61 3 6324 5979 (outside Australia).

We have a special Facebook page for AMC and SET students at:  

We use the Facebook page to share information about all sorts of events, opportunities and information that I know AMC and SET students will find useful. Some posts are about social events, some are about educational resources, some are about career development opportunities, some are about important university dates or information.  It's the best way to keep up to date with what's happening.

If you are a Maritime Training (seafaring) student, please follow this link for comprehensive information specifically for you.

Orientation and Information Resources for Seafaring Students

Study Resources

WRISE:  Write Reports in Science & Engineering

Referencing and Assignment Writing at UTAS

UTAS Learning Resources

Library Subject Guides

Assignment Planning Calculator

Tools and resources for time management

MLM Toolbox

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

Student Learning Workshops

Student Learning Consultations


Academic Integrity for Students

Learning Resources

Accommodation Services Tutorial Program (Free tuition for residents.)

Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme
(Free tuition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.)

Marine Engineering and Hydrodynamics Tutorial Programme
(Free tuition for MEH students. Contact Lauren Saunders)

Want help connecting with a private tutor? (Contact Kellie Brandenburg)

Distance Resources

Distance Students at UTAS on Facebook

Online help for study and writing

Book an online Student Learning consultation

Talk to a Student Learning adviser online or on the phone now

Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) Online

Student Learning Workshops (follow the link to online workshops)

Unistart distance

Online computing skills tutorials

Free and confidential UTAS counselling services online

Online Orientation

Help managing personal circumstances

Free and confidential UTAS counselling services

Career development and employment

Help managing a disability and/or health condition

Riawunna:  support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

Support for International students

The Desk:  promoting student success and wellbeing

Cross-cultural support

Financial support and counselling

Student Legal Service

Student Advocacy (TUU)

Community Friends and Networks Programme (Uni M8s)

UTAS Ally Network

Important forms, policies and procedures

Student ID and Access cards

Academic Progress Review (APR)

Enrolment forms


Fees forms


Leave of Absence 

Statutory Declaration

Learning Access Plan

Student Complaints

Examination and Results Forms

We're Listening (feedback form)