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Available Fee Waivers

Fee Waivers Available at UTAS

Eligibility Criteria Common to All HECS Waivers

  • While a student may apply for more than one HECS waiver, they are only eligible to receive one University of Tasmania HECS waiver at a time.
    Should a student already have a fee waiver or scholarship of any kind, this will be taken into consideration in the assessment.
  • HECS waivers cover a maximum of 25 credit points, unless stated otherwise with in the Eligibility Criteria relevant to each specific HECS waiver.
  • HECS waivers are only available to students studying in a Commonwealth Supported Place.
  • It is the student's responsibility to check the individual Eligibility Criteria specific to the HECS waiver they wish to apply for.
  • Applications must be made annually, and will be accepted where the census date for a unit has not passed.
  • Fee waivers are assessed for enrolments in the main semesters (Semester 1 and Semester 2) each year.
  • Students applying for a HECS waiver for the summer, winter, or spring semesters are required to apply online and also email the Fees Unit (via U.Connect@utas.edu.au) to advise that a minor semester assessment is required.
  • Where a change to a student's current or future enrolment affects an assessment that has already been finalised, it is the student's responsibility to ensure the Fees Unit is advised that a reassessment is required prior to the applicable census date.
  • Retrospective applications or requests to re-assess made after the applicable census date will not be considered.

Timeframes

Fee waiver assessments occur twice a year, commencing at the start of each main semester.

Semester one assessments will include any applications submitted from the 1st of January (in the related year of application) up until the census date of semester one (in the related year of application).

Semester two assessments will include any applications submitted on the day after the semester one census date (in the related year of application) up until the census date of semester two (in the related year of application).

Please note: If you are only enrolled in a summer, winter or spring unit you will need to advise the Fees Unit (via U.Connect@utas.edu.au) that an assessment outside of the main semesters is required.

UTAS Staff Development Initiative

Application is open to employees of the University of Tasmania

Eligibility details (PDF 232.2 KB)

Apply online

Application is open to staff studying in a TSBE full fee-paying postgraduate course.

Eligibility Criteria: Alumni and Staff Discount for Postgraduate Study Policy 2016 (PDF 228 KB)

For enquiries and applications, please contact the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics:
Phone 1800 030 955 or email enquiries@business.utas.edu.au

Application is open to University of Tasmania Alumni members who are undertaking further study with UTAS.

Eligibility Details

Apply online

Application is open to University of Tasmania Alumni studying in a TSBE full fee-paying postgraduate course.

Eligibility Criteria: Alumni and Staff Discount for Postgraduate Study Policy 2016 (PDF 228 KB)

For enquiries and applications, please contact the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics:
Phone 1800 030 955 or email enquiries@business.utas.edu.au

Application is open to employees of the Department of Education Tasmania (including Tasmanian Independent/Catholic Schools, and the Tasmanian Polytechnic/Academy/Skills Institute).

Eligibility details

Apply online

Application is open to employees of the Department of Health Tasmania.

Eligibility Details

Apply online

Application is open for postgraduate professional development, to employees of:

  • Sydney South West Area Health Service
  • South East Sydney Illawarra Area Health Service
  • North Sydney Central Coast Area Health Service
  • Health Care
  • St Vincents
  • Calvary Health Care

For further information please contact the School of Nursing & Midwifery: health.central@utas.edu.au

Application is open to High Performance Athletes and staff with the Tasmanian Institute of Sport (TIS)

Application is open to employees of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO).

Eligibility Details

Apply online

Application is open to employees or members of Greening Australia (Tasmania).

For eligibility details please contact the School of Plant Science:
Phone (03) 6226 2737 or email Anthony.Koutoulis@utas.edu.au

Application is open to any permanent or long-term casual employee made redundant in the last six months.

Eligibility details

Apply online

Take advantage of a professional development opportunity that provides university study covered by a HECS waiver.

The University of Tasmania has formed an agreement with TAFE Queensland to deliver professional development opportunities for their teaching staff in a selected range of courses.

Do I qualify for a waiver?

This opportunity is extended to all teaching staff who:

  • are employed by TAFE Queensland; and
  • are employed on a continuing basis (full-time and part-time) or who are on a fixed-term contract of 12 months or more; and
  • will continue to be employed by TAFE Queensland while undertaking the HECS scholarship units;
  • are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place under the HECS-HELP system (this applies to most people - see studyassist.gov.au for eligibility guidelines); and
  • are not currently receiving any other University of Tasmania HECS waivers.

Which courses attract full HECS waivers?

Eligible TAFE Queensland employees have access to a full HECS wavier (maximum 100% load) for 2020, in the following degrees:

How do I enrol?

  • Decide which course you are interested in - if you are unsure, contact the University Info Centre on 1300 363 864 or Course.Info@utas.edu.au for information and course advice.
  • Submit your application
  • Once you have received your offer of a place, follow the instructions provided to accept the offer and arrange to attend a Ready for Uni workshop. Here you will receive necessary information and have the opportunity to complete your enrolment for the units you will be studying.
  • Enrol in your Units in eStudent

How do I apply for a waiver?

  • The application of your Scholarship to your Course will be handled internally by the College and the Fees team. Please ensure you have recorded your TAFE QLD email address as your personal email, as this is the only way to identify potentially eligible students.
  • You will still need to submit your HECS-HELP (eCAF) for your Course online in eStudent. It is a Government requirement for all students studying in a HECS Supported Course – regardless of any waiver arrangements.

Need more information?

Please contact the University Info Centre on 1300 363 864 to discuss your options or to make an appointment with a Student Adviser. Alternatively, email Course.Info@utas.edu.au


Scholarships Office

Tasmania Scholarships Program (Merit and Equity Based Scholarships)

The University has a large range of scholarships and bursaries available as part of the Tasmania Scholarships program. For details about the scholarships available and to apply online, please visit the Tasmania Scholarships website.

Sponsorship Arrangements

If your fees are to be paid for by a UTAS-approved third party, please provide written authorisation from the sponsoring organisation to the Fees Team via UTAS.Sponsors@utas.edu.au. The authorisation will need to include the following details:

  • Details of the student being sponsored, eg. Name, Student ID number.
  • Name of Course or Unit being funded by the Sponsor
  • Sponsor's Name and email address for invoicing purposes.
  • Contact person within the organisation
  • Sponsor's Address and Phone Details

By entering into a sponsorship arrangement you, the student, understand that:

  • you are responsible for the payment of all fees relevant to your course of study at the University of Tasmania within the specified deadlines, with the exception of the fees agreed to be paid by your sponsor; if your sponsor defaults, you remain liable for the fees.
  • you consent to the provision of details of your student record and course to your sponsor.

For further information about UTAS-Approved organisations, please contact the Fees Team by email:
U.Connect@utas.edu.au