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Information relevant to 2003 – Course Details

University Preparation Program

Abbreviation: UPP

Course code: E0D

Course contact (faculty or school) (03) 6430 4905

Schedules of units

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University Preparation Program: Schedule (North-West Centre)

Introductory comments

The University Preparation Program is a special enabling program. The course is designed to provide unqualified mature-age potential students with academic learning skills and the confidence and personal skills needed to succeed at University. The course features training in the use of technology for learning and a taster of University academic subjects across a broad spectrum of areas. Successful completion of the program will assist students to gain admission to undergraduate degree courses offered by the University of Tasmania.

Admission & prerequisites

The normal University Mature Age Entry requirements apply except for the deduction of one year from the minimum age. Students should display a genuine intention to participate in higher education upon completing the UPP. Students also should have a demonstrated lack of access to higher education or educational opportunities; or have experienced a change in career or lifestyle.

Course objectives

The UPP provides an opportunity for mature age students to revise, upgrade and establish skills relevant to higher education study in the current academic environment.

Course structure

The course is equivalent to one year full-time study but its unitised structure lends it to part-time study. UPP consists of 9 units, with a full time equivalent load of 8 units per year (4 per semester). Seven of these units are core or skills-based units including a bridging Mathematics unit. The other two offer introductions to current academic units.

Special note on fees

This course does not attract HECS fees but it does attract Austudy/Abstudy. Normal University Entrance Fees apply. Applications are made through the normal University Admission procedures.

Note: The following information is NOT included in the printed edition of the Course and Unit Handbook


Burnie: Jenny Oakley ph 6430 4905 fax 6430 4950

Additional Information

The following information answers some frequently asked questions.
Note, however, details should be confirmed with the appropriate authority

Mode of delivery | Full time | Part time | Distance Education (partially)

Course duration | 1 years minimum (2 semesters)

Costs (course fees only – annual) | HECS: NO

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