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Aboriginal Entry Application Process

Do you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander?

The College of Health and Medicine is committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, staff and communities to achieve their education aspirations.

If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, you may be eligible to apply for admission into the MBBS program through our Aboriginal Entry Application Process (AEAP).

Aboriginal applicants are encouraged to apply through the Aboriginal Entry Application Process in addition to completing the standard University of Tasmania application.

The Aboriginal Entry Application Process has more flexible options to meet entry criteria for MBBS, a UCAT score is not required.

HECS Scholarships and other Scholarships are also available for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students enrolling at the University of Tasmania.

The University of Tasmania Riawunna Centre also provides services and support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, with walk-in advice at each Campus.

Applications for the MBBS must be received by 5:00pm on Monday 30th September 2019. No late applications will be considered.


If you are applying into University from Year 12:

Aboriginal Year 12 students are advised to apply for entry to the MBBS program through the School of Medicine Aboriginal Application Process - Application Form Aboriginal Entry Application Process - Application Form (PDF 225KB).

The regular domestic student MBBS central admissions process also needs to be completed.

Please let us know if you require assistance in completing this process: Aboriginal.applicationprocess@utas.edu.au

Pre-requisites:

  • Completion of the Aboriginal Entry Application Process - Application Form, including:
  • Confirmation of Eligibility for Aboriginal Entry Application Process
  • Personal supporting statement
  • Year 12 English and Chemistry or equivalent.
    • Applicants without the chemistry pre-requisite, but who are otherwise eligible, can demonstrate competence by satisfactory completion of a University foundation unit in chemistry (Chemistry Foundation Unit KRA001) before commencement of medicine. Prerequisite subjects (or equivalent) must have been completed within the last five years before application.
  • Competitive ATAR score
  • Interview with representative(s) of the MBBS Admissions Committee

Please note, UCAT is not required for applications under the Aboriginal Entry Application Process. When asked for your UCAT number (if you have not sat the UCAT) please enter NA.


If you are applying into University as a Non-school Leaver:

Aboriginal non-school leavers are advised to apply for entry to the MBBS program through the School of Medicine Aboriginal Application Process - Application Form Aboriginal Entry Application Process - Application Form (PDF 225KB).

The regular domestic student MBBS central admissions process also needs to be completed.

Please let us know if you require assistance in completing this process. Aboriginal.applicationprocess@utas.edu.au.

Pre-requisites:

  • Completion of the Aboriginal Entry Application Process - Application Form, including:
  • Confirmation of Eligibility for Aboriginal Entry Application Process
  • Personal supporting statement
  • Qualifications and experience in a health-related field (such as an Aboriginal health worker or nursing)
  • Referee report
  • Year 12 English and Chemistry, or equivalent.
    • This may be demonstrated through TCE, undergraduate study and/or workplace experience. Applicants without the chemistry pre-requisite, but who are otherwise eligible, can demonstrate competence by satisfactory completion of a University foundation unit in chemistry (Chemistry Foundation Unit KRA001) before commencement of medicine. Prerequisite subjects (or equivalent) must have been completed within the last five years before application.
  • Interview with representative(s) of the MBBS Admissions Committee

Please note, UCAT is not required for applications under the Aboriginal Entry Application Process. When asked for your UCAT number (if you have not sat the UCAT) please enter NA.


How do I apply through the Aboriginal Entry Application Process?

Please complete the Aboriginal Entry Application Process - Application Form (PDF 225KB) and send to Aboriginal.applicationprocess@utas.edu.au.

The central admissions process also needs to be completed: http://www.utas.edu.au/admissions

If you need assistance filling in either form, please contact us at Aboriginal.applicationprocess@utas.edu.au.