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Job ready Certificates

Job-ready Certificates

Part of the 2020 Higher Education Relief Package

To help those affected by COVID-19, the Federal Government is funding a new series of certificates.

These will set you up for a successful career, to undertake further studies, or both. Our certificates cover useful topics such as Health, Education, Counselling and Sustainable living.

As part of the Higher Education Relief Package, a minimum of 50 percent of fees will be waived for units studied in 2020. The other 50% will be eligible under the HECS-HELP scheme.

Study areas

Futher information

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Please join us for a 15 minute information session outlining all you need to know about studying a job-ready certificate at the University of Tasmania.

This session will be followed by a 15 minute Q&A.

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Frequently asked questions

Considering applying

Our undergraduate certificates are open to Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens residing in Australia, who meet the course entry requirements.

All units completed under the certificate in Semester 2, 2020 will have a minimum of 50% fee waiver under the Government Higher Education Relief Package. The remaining amount can be covered with a HECS-HELP loan. Units completed in 2021 will not be eligible for the fee waiver.

One semester or six months full time, from 13 July 2020 to December 2020.

Yes. But please note the fee waiver is only available for the units that you complete in 2020. Any units completed in 2021 will be charged at the normal fee.

Yes. All of the certificates are offered completely online and there is no face-to-face component.

If you pass all four units, you will be awarded an undergraduate certificate in your chosen subject area. You can also use these units to credit towards a relevant Associate, Diploma or Bachelor degree. Please see the above information about the Certificates to learn about the qualification that each certificate could lead to.

While the fee waiver cannot be deferred, you can defer your studies to 2021. However, this will mean paying standard fees.

You can study up to four units or as few as one unit in semester 2, 2020 and continue your studies in 2021. However, only the units that you take in 2020 will be covered by the fee waiver.

Don’t worry too much about academic requirements. If you haven’t completed the necessary prior studies, we will take into account your relevant work and life experience. You can provide this to us through a personal competency statement.

However, we can offer you an alternative. Take a look at our Undergraduate Certificate of University Preparation, which can start you on the road to success. This offers opportunities to apply into our certificates, diplomas and even some bachelors later down the track.

The fee waiver is only available to those that apply and enrol in Semester 2, 2020.

You will need to have access to a computer to complete one of these certificates. If you don't own your own computer, perhaps someone in your household does.

You will also require a reliable internet connection. You should expect to download about 1-2 GB of data each month while studying.

The undergraduate certificates are only available to domestic students.

Applying and Enrolling

  1. Visit our Application Portal and sign up with a new account.
  2. Search for the Undergraduate Certificate you are applying for, in some cases it will be listed as an option under the corresponding diploma. E.g. when you apply for the Undergraduate Certificate in Creative Arts and Health, this will be listed as "Diploma of Creative Arts and Health (A1C) - Undergraduate Certificate in Creative Arts and Health".
  3. Complete the application process.

Once you’re finished, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the next steps.

Approximately 20 minutes if you work through it quickly in one go. If you’re able to complete the process in one sitting, you can save as you progress and come back to it later.

After you have applied for the certificate, we will assess your application. If you meet the entry requirements and your certificate has only 4 units we will automatically enrol you into all four units when you receive your offer.  If your certificate has a choice of units you will be able to choose these after you receive your offer through eStudent.

If you are having any difficulties applying, please contact our Future Students team on 1300 363 864 who can assist with this process. You can also email

You will study four units, each worth 12.5 credit points, to a total of 50 credit points for the semester.

You will be assessed in a variety of different ways, depending on the certificate and units you study. This includes online quizzes, reflective writing tasks, project proposals and reports. You can see the specific assessments for your certificate by clicking on the links to the individual units in the certificate information.

Yes. If you would like to be considered for Recognition of Prior Learning, please indicate this at the point of application. On acceptance of your offer, this will prompt a college-based Course Information Officer to reach out to you and progress your application.

The eCAF (electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form) is a government form that is available online through eStudent. Even though there is a fee waiver to undertake these courses, completing the form is a mandatory requirement. Instructions for how to complete the eCAF are available in this guide: eCAF Instruction Guide (PDF 524KB).

If you would like to withdraw from the course, please click here to follow the instructions on how to do this through EStudent. Please note that the deadline to withdraw is the Census Date, which is 10 August for Semester 2, 2020.