About our Pathway Programs

University is for everyone, but we all take different paths to get there.

You might not have considered university before, or maybe it’s been a while since you last studied. We're here to help you adjust to life as a student and make the most of your learning experience.

Our Pathway Programs will give you the skills and confidence you need to pursue a university qualification. We offer wide range of courses, as well as short foundation programs, to help you make the transition.

Our Pathway Programs are available at the Cradle Coast, Hobart, Launceston, and Rozelle campuses.

Pathways for domestic students

Has it been awhile since you last studied? Maybe you didn’t finish school or receive the ATAR you’d hoped for? The University Preparation Program (UPP) is perfect for anyone who wants to go to uni but needs a little help getting there.

You’ll get the academic skills and confidence to succeed. This course is also a great option if you don’t yet meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

We’ll help you adjust to life as a university student and make the most of the learning experiences on offer. This program will also give you support and encouragement to feel comfortable both on-campus and in the online learning environment.

If you have an idea about the degree pathway you would like to follow, but need a bit of help getting there, the Diploma of University Studies is for you.

This diploma is designed as an alternative entry pathway to university study. As part of your studies, you’ll choose a specialisation that will give you the skills and knowledge to begin bachelor level study. High achievers in this course may have the option to fast track to the bachelor of their choice.

Specialisations include:

Arts pathway

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Justice Studies, Bachelor of Media and Communications

Business pathway

Bachelor of Business

Education pathway

Bachelor of Education (Primary or Health and Physical Education)

Engineering pathway

Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Maritime Engineering

Nursing Foundation Studies pathway

Bachelor of Nursing

Health pathway

Bachelor of Nutritional Science, Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science, Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine

Science pathway

Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology, Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science, Bachelor of Natural Environment and Wilderness

Psychology pathway

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Social Work pathway

Bachelor of Social Work


Riawunna’s Murina Program is a pathway designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. It allows you to gain the skills and confidence to commence undergraduate studies or other vocational goals.

We offer units in history and politics, storytelling and academic study skills, all through a Tasmanian Aboriginal lens.

Our Riawunna team provides a range of programs with all the support you need to succeed. The Murina Program is offered on the Sandy Bay, Newnham and Cradle Coast campuses via online, face-to-face classes and On Country experiences.

The University Connections Program (UCP) is designed to extend the University's specialist teaching and learning to Year 11 and 12 students by allowing them to study units specifically designed for senior secondary students.

Not only is this a great introduction to university study, units through this program have no HECS fees and can contribute to an Associate Degree, Degree or Diploma programs. Some units also contribute to the TCE and are eligible for inclusion in the ATAR.

Pathways for international students

Whether you need to improve your English to qualify for further study, or to enhance job opportunities, or just out of interest, we have an English Language Program that will suit you. The University of Tasmania’s English Language Centre delivers English courses designed to meet the needs of international students by providing direct entry programs into degree courses and assisting in International English Language Testing System (IELTS) preparation.

The International Pathway College delivers a range of bridging programs to enable international students to pathway from their home country into an undergraduate degree. Successful completion of one of these programs is subject to students meeting necessary progression requirements for entry into the relevant University of Tasmania degree program. Further information is available at International Pathway College or the course pages:

* Course pages available soon.