We provide the tools - You create the opportunity

Lee Whiteley
Chief Executive, University College

University College is a new way of learning. It's all about giving you the real-world tools you need to create the future you want.

We give you authentic, hands-on experiences that relate directly to your future career. We provide flexible online learning, so you can manage your learning around your life. We partner with industry to give you the very best learning experiences and job prospects. We are passionate about seeing University College students thrive in their careers.

Where are we?

University College is part of the University of Tasmania. We have 3 campuses across the state and our courses are delivered flexibly to provide easy access if you live in a regional area or if you're currently working.

The Cradle Coast campus is situated in the scenic coastal city of Burnie, North-West Tasmania. The region is renowned for producing some of the finest food products in the country. The Launceston campus is a spacious, 50-hectare campus that overlooks the Tamar River and is located just a short distance from the city centre. The Hobart campus is set on 100 hectares in the beachside suburb of Sandy Bay between Mount Wellington and the Derwent River, only five minutes’ drive south of the city centre.

Diagram explaining how University College works with the University of Tasmania

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Why start with UC?

We always put you at the centre of everything we do! UC offers a range of contemporary and flexible programs which provide the knowledge and qualifications to enter directly into the workforce and also offer an attractive and cost-effective pathway into Bachelor degrees. The range of Diploma and Associate Degree awards offered by us not only provide tailored education to enter specific professions but deliver the knowledge and skills needed to easily transfer from one career to another throughout the course of employment.

Through the embedded hands-on learning nature of the Associate Degree, you are given the opportunity to apply discipline knowledge in a work-based type setting. In doing so, you will graduate job ready with the ability and confidence to apply your disciplinary knowledge directly to the workplace. If you are already working in industry, the Associate Degree provides practical and relevant study experiences, with the ability to undertake subject assessments in the workplace.

Find your course.

What are you interested in? Explore our courses below, you may find your future career!


Applied Business

Applied Business (online)

Sports, Recreation and Leisure

Tourism and Events


Applied Health and Community Support



Fermentation Science and Separation Processes


Cyber Security

Equipment Design and Technology






University Preparation Program (UPP)

Diploma of University Studies

Diploma of Pharmacy Studies

Diploma of Sustainable Living

Diploma of Construction Management

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