Year 10 is a really key year in your education, as you get opportunities to start thinking about career and educational options, and you'll learn about pre-tertiary (also known as "Level 3 ") subjects which you may study in Year 11 and Year 12. During this year, you'll probably discover many of the options available – including apprenticeships, vocational training such as TAFE, and university study – and sometimes it's hard to pick which option is right for you.
There are many different reasons to go to university. Some careers require a university qualification – for example, psychologists, architects, lawyers and teachers. Statistics also show that university graduates have a much higher rate of employment and generally receive better financial reward.
Many students also undertake university as a way of adding to the knowledge they've gained and interests they've fostered throughout their senior secondary studies; for example, a student who undertook French in years 11 and 12 may wish to continue with this subject area at uni.
One of the most compelling reasons to consider university, regardless of which degree you choose, is that you will be equipped with a range of generic skills which can really assist in the rapidly-changing world of work. University students learn how to think critically and flexibly and become self-disciplined; great assets for any future career!
Talk to people
- make time to chat to your class teachers and careers advisors at school
- attend any scheduled university information sessions at your school
- attend Uni Open Days
In addition to this site, the following websites provide valuable information about careers and course options:
The University of Tasmania produces an array of resource material, including:
- course and subject brochures
- course guides
- pamphlets on enabling programs and other University of Tasmania support services
To have information mailed out to you, Request Course Info or contact the Uni Info Centre on 1300 363 864.
The University of Tasmania runs a High Achiever Program (HAP) to enable academically-able Tasmanian senior secondary school students to enrol in university subjects in order to complement and extend their TCE or IB studies. For more information about this program, go to the High Achievers website.
For detailed, up-to-date information about entrance requirements for domestic Year 12 students, including alternative pathways for those students who do not met minimum entrance requirements, go to the undergraduate admission requirements webpage.
If you wish to apply to the University of Tasmania, applications close at the end of September the year before you wish to commence (e.g. your last year at school.) Applicants can apply online from August of that year.
For information about courses at the University of Tasmania and the application process, contact the Uni Info Centre:
- by telephone on 1300 363 864 or
- by email to Course.Info@utas.edu.au.
For information about the range of services provided to University of Tasmania students go to the First Year website.