Bachelor of Nutrition Science (53H)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Launceston
Semester 1

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Entry requirements

Location

Launceston
Semester 1
A nutritionist has the expertise to provide a range of evidence-based nutrition services related to nutrition, public health nutrition, policy and research, and community health.

The Bachelor of Nutrition Science will provide innovative and entrepreneurial ideas on how to develop a career in nutrition and how to create your own opportunities within your community from local, national and global perspectives.

This course also provides clear career pathways for graduates seeking employment or postgraduate study in the area of Nutrition and Dietetics to deliver a high quality health service in a variety of settings.

Dietetic Pathway

This pathway will allow you to study units which align to the prerequisite requirements for application to postgraduate programs including a Master of Dietetics or a Master of Nutrition and Dietetics in Australia. If you are interested in working with individuals or larger populations, this major will help you understand why and how the foods we eat impact on our health and wellbeing. Along with foundation nutrition science units, this major prepares you to understand the reasons why many health conditions have poor eating practices at their core, and provides an evidence-base for appropriate nutrition in chronic disease prevention. As a graduate of the dietetic pathway major, you may be eligible for registration with the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) as an Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) and, after further completion of relevant work experience, as a Registered Nutritionist (RNutr).

Public Health Nutrition

The focus of this major is on the prevention of diet-related disease and the promotion of optimal nutrition and health in populations. Whether you are interested in working at the grass-roots community level or on the global stage, this major will provide you with the theoretical and practical knowledge to protect and improve the health of communities. This major provides a pathway to the Master of Public Health at the University of Tasmania, and a career in public health and health advocacy, working with government, non-government organisations, industry, and community groups. As a graduate of the public health nutrition major, you may be eligible for registration with the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) as an Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) and, after further completion of relevant work experience, as a Registered Public Health Nutritionist (RPHNutr).

Learn to create, plan and communicate high quality healthcare and health research and learn about the psychology behind health and lifestyle choices of communities that impact their connection to food. You will also learn about the security and access to food, and the social responsibility of a nutritionist.

  • 1 Integrate and apply the principles and practices of health, food and nutrition to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and populations.
  • 2 Independently source, synthesise, and critically analyse evidence-based research, and apply practical solutions to a range of complex nutrition and health issues.
  • 3 Demonstrate academic oral and written communication skills to translate and disseminate evidence-based health-related food and nutrition information to diverse audiences.
  • 4 Engage in ethical and professional practice, both independently and as a team member.
  • Professional Experience Placement

    Your studies will include compulsory Professional Experience Placement.

    Safety in Practice Compliance

    This course includes compulsory Professional Experience Placements. You must meet the College of Health and Medicine’s Safety in Practice Requirements before census date of the first semester of your course. The safety in practice requirements are completed separately to the course admission application.

    Learn beyond the classroom

    Studying in Tasmania, our whole Island becomes your campus. Speak with your unit coordinator about how you can gain practical experience by volunteering in research initiatives, becoming an ambassador, or taking part in a work experience program.

    The University of Tasmania is integrated into all areas of industry locally, nationally and internationally be it through research or work placement programs. Talk to your course coordinator about finding an opportunity to take part in a work experience, placement, or extracurricular activities during your degree.

    Career outcomes

    “I’d like to change the nutrition programs in primary and high schools so kids know how important healthy food is.”

    Raquel Andrews, Health Science student

    Graduates of the Bachelor of Nutrition Science will be well prepared for careers requiring knowledge of nutrition and health, and will be well suited to careers in areas including

    • Health educator or counsellor
    • Health promotion and communication officer
    • Case manager
    • Health service planning
    • Community engagement
    • Community development
    • Food policy
    • Consumer education and awareness campaigns
    • Private practice
    • Nutrition counselling
    • Community nutrition

    Course structure

    In addition to the 4 core units students also complete 2 units from their chosen Major and 2 units of Electives in Year 2

    This unit introduces the determinants of health and wellbeing including lifestyle factors. Students are introduced to the types of measures that are used in reporting health information and the ways in which this information is presented and utilised. Students will…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit sets the foundation for the study of food and its components. It will describe the role and function of macro and micronutrients essential for human health, their digestion and absorption, and relevance for the health of populations and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit is designed to introduce students to human cells and tissues and the anatomy and physiology of the integumentary, defence, musculoskeletal and neuroendocrine systems in the human body. The unit will include: (a) the basic facts and concepts relating…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartHealth Study Period 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonHealth Study Period 1
    Cradle CoastHealth Study Period 1
    Rozelle - SydneyHealth Study Period 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit is designed to introduce you to the anatomy and physiology of the reproductive, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and digestive systems of the human body. The regulation of body temperature will also be studied in the unit. The unit will…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    HobartHealth Study Period 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    LauncestonHealth Study Period 2
    Cradle CoastHealth Study Period 2
    Rozelle - SydneyHealth Study Period 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    In addition to the 4 core units students also complete 2 units from their chosen Major and 2 units of Electives in Year 2

    This unit is designed to provide you with an overview of the nutrient needs of individuals for each of the major stages through the lifecycle. By examining the recommended dietary intakes for each stage, common nutritional problems will be explored.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit covers assessment of the nutritional status of individuals, groups, communities and populations using anthropometric, biochemical, clinical, dietary and ecological methods. In this unit students have the opportunity to examine a variety of approaches to measuring food and nutrition…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    CXA385 Nutrition and Disease is designed to provide you with an increased understanding of the role of dietary patterns and dietary components in the prevention of diet-related chronic conditions. Concepts in the regulation of metabolism, obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cardiovascular…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit explores how historical, cultural and social elements, as well as previous and contemporary policy frameworks, shape the health and wellbeing of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today. Cultural safety, self-determination and collaboration are central concepts within…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartNursing Study Period 3
    LauncestonSemester 2
    LauncestonNursing Study Period 3
    Cradle CoastNursing Study Period 3
    Rozelle - SydneyNursing Study Period 3

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Students complete 4 units from their chosen Major and 4 units of Electives in Year 3
    Students must study one of the following majors. Studying a second major is permitted but optional.Availability of the Functional Food and Health major is currently under review and its availability for 2023 is subject to change. (Last updated: August 2022)

    Students are required to successfully complete 8 units which comprises of the following:

    25 credit points in Year 1;
    25 credit points in Year 2 and
    50 credit points in Year 3.

    Biochemistry is an important biological science, often referred to as the chemistry of life, because biochemical processes are essential in order for all living organisms (e.g. humans, fish and plants) to exist. It is biochemistry that allows the mechanisms behind…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit can provide you with an introduction to chemical principles sufficient to be used as a pre-requisite for first Year chemistry units that are part of a chemistry major at the University of Tasmania. It is not designed to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    Online5 Week Session Jan A

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Metabolic biochemistry entails the study of intermediary metabolism and the structures involved. This unit is concerned mainly with the metabolic processes involved in the inter-conversion and storage of metabolic energy, the regulation of these processes and the associated molecules. Specifically,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit is designed to provide you with an in-depth study between nutrients and food components on the biological systems in the human body. Concepts in cell biology, evolution and human diets, hunger-satiety, and nutrient effects on orexigenic vs. anorexigenic…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Expands on the understanding of biochemistry obtained in CXA261 Metabolic Biochemistry, concentrated at a molecular level. The unit is a comprehensive study of regulation of cellular metabolism and signalling along with a detailed study of the molecular mechanisms of genetic…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides students with the opportunity to develop skills in areas relevant to research in exercise and sports or nutrition sciences. Students will have the opportunity to select a topic of interest from a pre-defined list within their general…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    CXA324 Advanced Concepts in Nutrition or Elective if secondary major

    CXA324 Advanced Concepts in Nutrition is designed to provide you with extended knowledge by investigating current developments in the knowledge base for nutrition science and extending upon the information that you have acquired throughout your degree. The unit is designed…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    We want your study experience with us to be as smooth as possible and we know that choosing from lists and lists of electives can sometimes be overwhelming!

    The guides and links below are presented to help you navigate all of these options and find the electives that are best for you.

    Find the answer to your question - ASK US

    What are electives?

    How can I find an elective?

    Are there enrolment help / information sessions that I can attend?

    I am new to UTAS, how do I enrol?

     

    Other help and guides

    eStudent Enrolment Guide [PDF]

    First steps for new students

    Student Portal

    UConnect

    Please don't hesitate to get in touch with our team at UConnect if you need any help.

     

    If you’re in an undergraduate degree and need help choosing your first year units, try the Unit Selection Guide.

    Your electives can be used to add breadth to your degree, by exploring a variety of different subject areas from across the University in areas such as Health, Business, Science and the Creative Arts. Alternatively, you can deepen your engagement with specific subject areas, for example, by completing additional units in the same discipline as your major or related fields.You can also use this space to complete an optional 2nd major which may be a 2nd major from your current course or a major from another course*.Please contact U.Connect@utas.edu.au if you need more information or if you want to add a 2nd major to your study plan.*Some exclusions apply. Not all majors can be taken by students in different courses.
    CXA334 Professional Experience in Health Science or Elective if secondary major

    This unit is designed to link and complement your program of study by introducing students to the work environment. The professional experience placement (PEP) provides students with 80 hours of industry experience within their general field of study. Students will…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    We want your study experience with us to be as smooth as possible and we know that choosing from lists and lists of electives can sometimes be overwhelming!

    The guides and links below are presented to help you navigate all of these options and find the electives that are best for you.

    Find the answer to your question - ASK US

    What are electives?

    How can I find an elective?

    Are there enrolment help / information sessions that I can attend?

    I am new to UTAS, how do I enrol?

     

    Other help and guides

    eStudent Enrolment Guide [PDF]

    First steps for new students

    Student Portal

    UConnect

    Please don't hesitate to get in touch with our team at UConnect if you need any help.

     

    If you’re in an undergraduate degree and need help choosing your first year units, try the Unit Selection Guide.

    Your electives can be used to add breadth to your degree, by exploring a variety of different subject areas from across the University in areas such as Health, Business, Science and the Creative Arts. Alternatively, you can deepen your engagement with specific subject areas, for example, by completing additional units in the same discipline as your major or related fields.You can also use this space to complete an optional 2nd major which may be a 2nd major from your current course or a major from another course*.Please contact U.Connect@utas.edu.au if you need more information or if you want to add a 2nd major to your study plan.*Some exclusions apply. Not all majors can be taken by students in different courses.

    Students are required to successfully complete 8 units which comprises of the following:

    25 credit points in Year 1;
    25 credit points in Year 2 and
    50 credit points in Year 3.

    Pulling together the disciplines of sociology, law and complementary medicine this unit is designed for students who want to develop their knowledge in order to understand, debate and critically analyse the use and place of complementary medicines in the modern…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Sports doping is a truly international problem and has a significant impact on todays society; from cheating, to the politics and ethics of sophisticated doping programs, the enormous bureaucracy and cost of monitoring and prosecuting, along with the impact on…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Functional foods are broadly described as providing health benefits beyond basic nutrition. These benefits are mediated through interaction with various biological processes in the body, analogous to drug products, and in fact blur the line between food and medicine. It…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit is designed to introduce students to pharmacology, which is the field of science concerned with the effect of drugs on living organisms. The knowledge of pharmacology is fundamental to the safe and effective use of medicines by health…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartHealth Study Period 2
    LauncestonHealth Study Period 2
    Cradle CoastHealth Study Period 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Marketing of functional foods, supplements and natural products is a highly regulated area, and the pathway to market can vary considerably with regard to whether a product is considered a food or medicine (which includes nutritional supplements and natural products).…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit will consist of a brief literature review and research plan, enabling students to undertake a short laboratory focussed project relating to functional food or supplement use in practice. Instruction in research design, data analysis and report writing is…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Knowledge regarding the composition of functional foods and supplements is important from both a regulatory perspective, as well as using the composition of foods to elucidate potentially positive and harmful health effects. This unit will use an integrative approach to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    CXA324 Advanced Concepts in Nutrition or Elective if secondary major

    CXA324 Advanced Concepts in Nutrition is designed to provide you with extended knowledge by investigating current developments in the knowledge base for nutrition science and extending upon the information that you have acquired throughout your degree. The unit is designed…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    We want your study experience with us to be as smooth as possible and we know that choosing from lists and lists of electives can sometimes be overwhelming!

    The guides and links below are presented to help you navigate all of these options and find the electives that are best for you.

    Find the answer to your question - ASK US

    What are electives?

    How can I find an elective?

    Are there enrolment help / information sessions that I can attend?

    I am new to UTAS, how do I enrol?

     

    Other help and guides

    eStudent Enrolment Guide [PDF]

    First steps for new students

    Student Portal

    UConnect

    Please don't hesitate to get in touch with our team at UConnect if you need any help.

     

    If you’re in an undergraduate degree and need help choosing your first year units, try the Unit Selection Guide.

    Your electives can be used to add breadth to your degree, by exploring a variety of different subject areas from across the University in areas such as Health, Business, Science and the Creative Arts. Alternatively, you can deepen your engagement with specific subject areas, for example, by completing additional units in the same discipline as your major or related fields.You can also use this space to complete an optional 2nd major which may be a 2nd major from your current course or a major from another course*.Please contact U.Connect@utas.edu.au if you need more information or if you want to add a 2nd major to your study plan.*Some exclusions apply. Not all majors can be taken by students in different courses.

    Students are required to successfully complete 8 units which comprises of the following:

    25 credit points in Year 1;
    25 credit points in Year 2 and
    50 credit points in Year 3.

    This unit introduces students to the foundation knowledge, skills and conceptual frameworks that underpin contemporary public health practice. It explores the biological, social, economic and environmental determinants of health and wellbeing as a basis for developing strategies and systems that…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This is a practical unit providing students with an overview of public health nutrition principles and practices. Students will develop an understanding of public health nutrition priorities such as obesity prevention; economic, geographically and socially disadvantaged communities; international nutrition; food…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Chronic health conditions are the leading cause of illness, disability and death in Australia. This unit will explore the aetiology and epidemiology of the most common chronic diseases, exploring the risk factors which contribute to disease, the underlying mechanisms which…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides students with the foundation competencies for public health intervention planning. It works students through a cyclical process of working with communities and populations to develop solutions via a process of assessing needs and priorities, building capacity and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Evaluation is a core function and responsibility of public health professionals and provides evidence to improve the design, delivery, reach and impact of health interventions in the many different contexts of the health system. This unit develops foundation competencies in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit investigates the components of a healthy and sustainable food system (production to consumption) from a multidisciplinary perspective, focusing on the domains of health, environment, economy and society. Students will critically analyse the concept of the ‘Sustainable Diet’ and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    CXA324 Advanced Concepts in Nutrition or Elective if secondary major

    CXA324 Advanced Concepts in Nutrition is designed to provide you with extended knowledge by investigating current developments in the knowledge base for nutrition science and extending upon the information that you have acquired throughout your degree. The unit is designed…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    We want your study experience with us to be as smooth as possible and we know that choosing from lists and lists of electives can sometimes be overwhelming!

    The guides and links below are presented to help you navigate all of these options and find the electives that are best for you.

    Find the answer to your question - ASK US

    What are electives?

    How can I find an elective?

    Are there enrolment help / information sessions that I can attend?

    I am new to UTAS, how do I enrol?

     

    Other help and guides

    eStudent Enrolment Guide [PDF]

    First steps for new students

    Student Portal

    UConnect

    Please don't hesitate to get in touch with our team at UConnect if you need any help.

     

    If you’re in an undergraduate degree and need help choosing your first year units, try the Unit Selection Guide.

    Your electives can be used to add breadth to your degree, by exploring a variety of different subject areas from across the University in areas such as Health, Business, Science and the Creative Arts. Alternatively, you can deepen your engagement with specific subject areas, for example, by completing additional units in the same discipline as your major or related fields.You can also use this space to complete an optional 2nd major which may be a 2nd major from your current course or a major from another course*.Please contact U.Connect@utas.edu.au if you need more information or if you want to add a 2nd major to your study plan.*Some exclusions apply. Not all majors can be taken by students in different courses.
    CXA334 Professional Experience in Health Science or Elective if secondary major

    This unit is designed to link and complement your program of study by introducing students to the work environment. The professional experience placement (PEP) provides students with 80 hours of industry experience within their general field of study. Students will…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    We want your study experience with us to be as smooth as possible and we know that choosing from lists and lists of electives can sometimes be overwhelming!

    The guides and links below are presented to help you navigate all of these options and find the electives that are best for you.

    Find the answer to your question - ASK US

    What are electives?

    How can I find an elective?

    Are there enrolment help / information sessions that I can attend?

    I am new to UTAS, how do I enrol?

     

    Other help and guides

    eStudent Enrolment Guide [PDF]

    First steps for new students

    Student Portal

    UConnect

    Please don't hesitate to get in touch with our team at UConnect if you need any help.

     

    If you’re in an undergraduate degree and need help choosing your first year units, try the Unit Selection Guide.

    Your electives can be used to add breadth to your degree, by exploring a variety of different subject areas from across the University in areas such as Health, Business, Science and the Creative Arts. Alternatively, you can deepen your engagement with specific subject areas, for example, by completing additional units in the same discipline as your major or related fields.You can also use this space to complete an optional 2nd major which may be a 2nd major from your current course or a major from another course*.Please contact U.Connect@utas.edu.au if you need more information or if you want to add a 2nd major to your study plan.*Some exclusions apply. Not all majors can be taken by students in different courses.
    Students choose 8 electives of any level from any College or discipline area.

    Entry requirements

    We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option. 

    Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study.

    Domestic applicants who recently completed secondary education (completed in the past two years)

    Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available. In 2022, the lowest ATAR to receive an offer into this course was 76.40. The lowest ATAR to receive an offer may change from year to year based on the number of applications we receive.

    Applicants who have recently completed senior secondary studies but have not received an ATAR may still be eligible for admission. We will consider your individual subject results on a case-by-case basis when we assess your application.

    To be eligible for an offer, you must also meet the subject prerequisites listed below.

    Domestic applicants with VET / TAFE study

    To be eligible for an offer, you must have completed one of the following:

    • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics Specialisation),
    • Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology,
    • Certificate IV in Fitness,
    • Certificate IV in Leisure and Health,
    • Certificate IV in Ageing Support,
    • Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques,
    • Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice,
    • Certificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support,
    • Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy

    You must also meet the subject prerequisites listed below.

    Domestic applicants with higher education study

    To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:

    • Partially completed an undergraduate course at Diploma level or higher (or equivalent). Applicants must have completed at least two units of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points). If an applicant has failed any units the application may be subject to further review before an offer is made

    You must also meet the subject prerequisites listed below.

    Domestic applicants with work and life experience

    This course does not admit students on the basis of work or life experience. You can enquire online for advice on pathways or alternative course options.

    Subject Prerequisites

    These prerequisites apply to students from all educational backgrounds.

    To be an eligible for an offer, you must have studies or experience equivalent to a satisfactory achievement in one of the following Tasmanian Senior Secondary subjects:

    • General Mathematics (MTG315120) (or higher)

    You can enquire online for information on interstate and international equivalents to the Tasmanian senior secondary subjects above. If you have not met this prerequisite you will need to complete a UTAS foundation unit before you start your course.

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

    If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors for special consideration, including economic hardship, a serious medical condition or disability.

    We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course. Special consideration is not available for international applicants.

    SAFETY IN PRACTICE REQUIREMENTS

    This course includes compulsory Professional Experience Placements. You must meet the College of Health and Medicine's Safety in Practice Requirements before census date of the first semester of your course. The safety in practice requirements are completed separately to the course admission application. 

    All international students will need to meet the minimum English Language Requirements, University General Entry Requirements and any course specific requirements such as pre-requisite subjects, if applicable.

    English Language Requirements

    This degree requires an IELTS (Academic) of 6.5, with no individual band less than 6.0, or a PTE Academic score of 58, with no score lower than 50 or equivalent.

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    General Entry Requirements

    Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires the completion of qualifications equivalent to a 12th year of education in Australia.

    Please review the equivalent undergraduate entry requirements to see the minimum requirement relevant to your country. The ATAR information for this course is located in the “For Domestic Students” section of the entry requirements on this page.

    You can also meet the General Entry Requirement for this course with the following qualifications or prior studies:

    • Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance (Nutrition and Dietetics Specialisation),
    • Certificate IV in Food Science and Technology,
    • Certificate IV in Fitness,
    • Certificate IV in Leisure and Health,
    • Certificate IV in Ageing Support,
    • Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques,
    • Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Practice,
    • Certificate IV in Hospital/Health Services Pharmacy Support,
    • Certificate IV in Community Pharmacy
    • Complete or incomplete (minimum 25 credit points) of previous tertiary study at Bachelor level or higher

    If you do not meet the minimum requirements, we offer the Foundation Studies Program.

    Course Specific Requirements

    The following course specific requirements must be met to be eligible to study this degree.

    To be an eligible for an offer, you must have studies or experience equivalent to a satisfactory achievement in the following Tasmanian Senior Secondary subjects:

    • Mathematics General (MTG315115) or equivalent

    If you have not met a required pre-requisite, you will need to complete a University of Tasmania Foundation Studies Program before you start your course.

    Safety In Practice Requirements

    This course includes compulsory Professional Experience Placements. You must meet the College of Health and Medicine's Safety in Practice Requirements before census date of the first semester of your course. The safety in practice requirements are completed separately to the course admission application. 

    Applications for credit can be made in your course application. Find out more information about how to apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing at Recognition of Prior Learning.

    Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your credit transfer.

    Students can articulate from 21A Diploma of University Studies (Health Science).

    Students may be eligible to articulate from the Bachelor of Nutrition Science to: Bachelor of Medical Research and Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Radiation Science), and Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.

    Students may be eligible to articulate to the Bachelor of Nutrition Science from: Bachelor of Medical Research and Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Radiation Science), and Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.

    If you meet the minimum ATAR but haven't completed the required prerequisite unit(s), we offer Foundation Units to help you bridge the gap. These are offered at no cost to you (HECS-waived) and many run in spring and summer school so you can meet a prerequisite and not delay the start of your Bachelor level studies.

    If you do not meet the ATAR, or you are a mature age student and do not meet the General Entry Requirements, you could consider enrolment in the 21A Diploma of University Studies (Health Science).

    Please contact us for further information.

    Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $99,502 AUD*.

    Course cost based on a rate of $32,033 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

    * Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

    International students

    International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

    How can we help?

    Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

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    1300 363 864
    International
    +61 3 6226 6200
    Email
    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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