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Aboriginal Entry Application Process

Do you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander?

The Faculty of Health is committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, staff and communities to achieve their education aspirations.

If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, you may be eligible to apply for admission into the MBBS program through our Aboriginal Entry Application Process.

Aboriginal applicants are encouraged to apply through the Aboriginal Entry Application Process in addition to completing the standard University of Tasmania application.

Applications for the MBBS must be received by 5:00pm on Friday 27th September, 2019. No late applications will be considered.


If you are applying to University from Year 12:

Aboriginal entry by special consideration for Year 12 leavers

Aboriginal Year 12 students are advised to apply for entry to the MBBS program through the School of Medicine Aboriginal Application Process - Application Form. The central admissions process also needs to be completed. Please let us know if you require assistance in completing this process.

Pre-requisites:

  • Completion of the Aboriginal Entry Application Process - Application Form, including:
    • Confirmation of Eligibility for Aboriginal Entry Application Process
    • Personal supporting statement
  • TCE English and Chemistry. Applicants without the chemistry pre-requisite, but who are otherwise eligible, can demonstrate competence by satisfactory completion of a University foundation unit in chemistry before commencement of medicine in February of the year of entry
  • Competitive ATAR score
  • Interview with representative of the University Admissions Committee

Please note, UCAT is not required for applications under the Aboriginal Entry Application Process.


If you are applying into University as a Non-school Leaver:

Aboriginal entry by special consideration for non-school leavers

Pre-requisites:

  • Completion of the Aboriginal Entry Application Process - Application Form, including:
    • Confirmation of Eligibility for Aboriginal Entry Application Process
    • Personal supporting statement
  • Qualifications and experience in a health-related field such as an Aboriginal health worker or nurse
  • Referee report
  • TCE English and Chemistry, or equivalent – which may be demonstrated through TCE, undergraduate study and/or workplace experience. Applicants without the chemistry pre-requisite, but who are otherwise eligible, can demonstrate competence by satisfactory completion of a University foundation unit in chemistry before commencement of medicine in February of the year of entry
  • Interview with representative of the University Admissions Committee

Please note, UCAT is not required for applications under the Aboriginal Entry Application Process. When asked for your UCAT number (if you have not sat the UCAT) please enter NA.


How do I apply through the Aboriginal Entry Application Process?

Please complete the Aboriginal Entry Application Process - Application Form (PDF 439KB) and send to Aboriginal.applicationprocess@utas.edu.au.

The central admissions process also needs to be completed.

If you need assistance filling in either form, please contact us at Aboriginal.applicationprocess@utas.edu.au.