Our Vision

The University of Tasmania believes that lifting educational attainment is the key to building more skilled, productive and prosperous communities.

We want to ensure that as many Tasmanians as possible are able to acquire the knowledge and qualifications they need for the jobs of today and the future and that higher education helps drive economic renewal across the State.

That is why we have embarked on a $300 million Northern Transformation Program. This includes new, inner-city campuses in Launceston and Burnie, as well as new types of degrees to attract more students into higher education.

Social & Economic Impact

$1.1 Billion
in direct and indirect economic impact during construction

19,000
staff and students bringing life and vitality to the CBDs

12,000
new students to the two northern campuses over the next decade
3,100
new jobs
incorporating:
2,660
jobs during
construction
265
new full-time academic and supporting jobs
185
additional indirect
jobs

Our Partners

The Northern Transformation Program is a partnership between the University, TasTAFE and local, state and federal governments. The Federal Government is contributing $150 million in funding, while the State Government and the University are each contributing $75 million. The City of Launceston and the Burnie City Council are making strategic land allocations and investment in associated public infrastructure.

City of Launceston
Burnie City Council
Cradle Coast Authority
Tasmanian Government
TasTAFE
Australian Government