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Admission Requirements

Admission to many courses is available on the basis of a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Applicants may apply for admission to the University of Tasmania on the basis of meeting General Entry Requirements (GER) and satisfying any course prerequisites and specific entry requirements.

For information on individual courses, including prerequisite knowledge and specific entry requirements please visit the University's Courses & Units website.

The University of Tasmania's General Entry Requirements (GER) are met when Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) applicants have SA results in at least four level 3 or level 4 subjects accredited by the Office of the Tasmanian Assessment, Standard and Certification (TASC); a Year 11/12 ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) or are eligible for concessional entry. To be considered for concessional entry an applicant's performance in the TCE and any supporting evidence of their capacity to undertake higher education study will be assessed. Supporting evidence may take the form of the successful completion of TAFE/VET study for example, or be in the form of advice from the School or College Principal or Career Advisor.

The University has approved arrangements for recognising senior secondary results (TCE and VET) for students who do not qualify for an ATAR through completing two years post-compulsory study and completing the required minimum four TASC pre-tertiary subjects for university entry. Applicants are allocated a notional TE score based on their studies.

UTAS recognises a variety of alternatives to the ATAR for assessing a student's eligibility for a course, including Other Senior Secondary studies

Applicants with an ATAR meet the University of Tasmania's General Entry Requirements (GER). Information about minimum ATAR requirements for individual courses can be found at the University's Courses & Units website.

In addition to the ATAR, some courses will require prerequisite knowledge and specific entry requirements.

Applicants who have successfully completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma meet the University of Tasmania's General Entry Requirements (GER).

Information about the minimum ATAR requirements for individual courses can be found at the University's Courses & Units website. Some courses will require prerequisite knowledge and specific entry requirements.

To find out more about the IB Diploma points to an equivalent ATAR please refer to our International Baccalaureate website.

A completed overseas secondary qualification other than the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE), may meet the University of Tasmania's General Entry Requirements (GER).

Information about entry requirements to individual courses including prerequisite knowledge and specific entry requirements can be found at the University's Courses & Units website.

Examples of secondary qualifications that are comparable to an Australian Year 12 include, but are not restricted to, those listed below:

  • GCE Advanced 'A' Levels
  • New Zealand NCEA Level 3
  • The United States Advanced Placements (APs)
  • All India Senior School Certificate
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma

Please upload copies of your results and graduation certificate/award at the time of your application submission.

The University of Tasmania understands that some students complete a different TCE study path that does not award an ATAR. Examples of this study path are Vocational Education and Training (VET) study, senior schooling at home, or attendance at a school which follows a non-standard curriculum.

If you have completed a ‘non-standard’ senior secondary course you will be assessed according to your study plan, the subjects studied and results attained on a case-by-case basis. Evidence of the curriculum studied, together with any independent assessments or references from external tutors need to be provided by applicants who have completed a ‘non-standard’ senior secondary course.

For information on individual courses, including prerequisite knowledge and specific entry requirements please visit the University's Courses & Units website.

Applicants who have successfully completed an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate III meet the University of Tasmania's General Entry Requirements (GER) to some pre-degree courses.

Applicants who have successfully completed an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate IV or above meet the University of Tasmania's General Entry Requirements (GER).

For more information on individual courses, including prerequisite knowledge and specific entry requirements please visit the University's Courses & Units website.

Applicants with completed prior university study undertaken at university diploma level or above at any Australian University, or the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent, meet the University of Tasmania's General Entry Requirements (GER).

Applicants with partial university study at the Associate Degree level or higher with a passing Grade Point Average (GPA) based on a 50% study load in undergraduate - degree level subjects, meet the University of Tasmania's General Entry Requirements (GER).

Applicants with partial university study who have failed some subjects require review before proceeding to offer.

If you have been excluded, whether permanently or temporarily, from any tertiary institution, in Australia or elsewhere, you must include all details of the exclusion or suspension in your application. Please refer to our webpage about Readmission.

For more information on individual courses, including prerequisite knowledge and specific entry requirements please visit the University's Courses & Units website.

Successful completion of all units in a university enabling program meets the University of Tasmania's General Entry Requirements (GER).

For more information on individual courses, including prerequisite knowledge and specific entry requirements please visit the University's Courses & Units website.

Aptitude tests, including the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT), may meet the University of Tasmania's General Entry Requirements (GER).

For information on individual courses, including prerequisite knowledge and specific entry requirements please visit the University's Courses & Units website.

Applicants who have not successfully completed senior secondary, tertiary or TAFE/VET study, but have relevant work and life experience and background are required to complete a personal competency statement to demonstrate how that experience meets the University's General Entry Requirements (GER).

GER is met if the applicant can demonstrate sustained employment background or work and life experiences that demonstrate a capacity to succeed in their chosen course of study.

For guidance on how to prepare a personal competency statement please click here