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The University of Tasmania and the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses’ Association have partnered together to offer a range of qualifications to eligible members of ARNA.

Courses

The University of Tasmania’s postgraduate courses are designed to challenge, develop and extend your professional and clinical practice skills. All courses are developed in line with current industry needs, and the latest research in the particular field of study. We are focussed on transforming healthcare – join us.

Postgraduate Nursing Specialisations

Our postgraduate nursing program is designed for practicing Registered Nurses who would like to specialise in a particular area of clinical practice. The courses are delivered part-time and online, providing you the flexibility required to balance work, study and family life.

As member of ARNA you are eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Nursing with Professional Honours (Specialisation) H4F, and will be given the option to graduate with:

  • Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Specialisation) H5F;
  • Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Specialisation) H6F; or
  • Bachelor of Nursing with Professional Honours (Specialisation) H4F.

Successful completion of H4F or H6F will enable you to articulate to a Masters program, should you wish to continue your higher education studies.

As a member of ARNA, you are eligible to study the following specialisations within the Bachelor of Nursing with Professional Honours (Specialisation) H4F on 50% scholarship if you begin your study in Semester 1 or Semester 2, 2019[1]. Specialisations available to ARNA members under this scholarship are:

  • Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Leadership in Practice Nursing (Semester 1 entry only)

Course: Diploma of Dementia Care

HECS fee waiver level: 100%[1]

The Diploma of Dementia Care, delivered by the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, is a fully online, eight-unit program available to carers, aged care, community and health industry workers and anyone with an interest in learning more about dementia.

It provides students with a deep knowledge of dementia, the changes that occur in the brain, the behaviours and needs associated with changes, and practical strategies necessary to help care for people living with dementia.

Suitable for those without formal or tertiary qualifications, articulation into further study at Associate Degree and Bachelor level is available upon successful completion.

For further information.

Course Entry Requirements

Students must meet the entry requirements of the course they are applying for, as stated in the Course and Unit Handbook. Please navigate via the course links above to find out more. In addition to this, to be eligible for a HECS fee waiver or fee discount you will also need to be a current member of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses’ Association (and for the duration of the course). When submitting your application, please contact ARNA for a proof of membership letter.

Please note, HECS fee waiver or fee discount supported places for all courses are only available to permanent residents of Australia.

Eligibility Requirements

University of Tasmania HECS fee waivers or fee discounts will be available to partner employees who meet the required HECS fee waiver or fee discount eligibility requirements. Click here for eligibility requirements. Students are required to retain their HECS fee waiver or fee discount eligibility status for the duration of the course.

Course Fees

As a member or employee of one of our partner organisations, you are eligible for a HECS fee waiver or a fee discount for the courses detailed above. This waiver/discount will cover a percentage of your unit fees, which means you will need to pay the remaining unit fees as well as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (detailed below). Fees vary for each unit, for a full listing of all units and their associated fees, visit the Course and Unit handbook for the relevant course.

For further information on unit fees, when to pay and how to pay, please refer to Fees & Charges at the University.

Student Services and Amenities Fee

The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) is a compulsory fee for student services and amenities of a non-academic nature such as employment and career advice, financial advice, childcare, food services and sporting and recreational activities. In accordance with the Higher Education Legislation Amendment (Student Services and Amenities) Act 2011and the Administration Guidelines 2012 the University of Tasmania determined that a Student Services and Amenities Fee be introduced from Semester 2 2012.

Click here to view the current SSAF Fee Schedule.

How to apply

Partner employees can apply directly to the University for the course they’re interested in. When submitting your application, don’t forget to upload proof of employment – e.g. a copy of your most recent payslip or a copy of your current staff ID card. Once your employment has been verified, the HECS fee waiver or fee discount will automatically be applied. If you have any questions about the University of Tasmania application process, please contact us.

If you have any questions about the University of Tasmania application process, please contact us.


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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions that aren’t answered here, please get in touch with us.

You will need to apply for one of the courses listed above, and in your application make sure you upload proof of current employment. Proof of current employment comprises of a copy of your most recent payslip OR a copy of your current staff ID card, AND a letter of support from your place of employment. This will apply the relevant scholarship to your enrolment.

Yes, you will retain your current HECS fee waiver or fee discount amount until completion of your program or early graduation (which-ever comes first), as long as you meet all HECS fee waiver or fee discount eligibility requirements detailed above.

Some courses may be deferred, however you are unable to under a HECS fee waiver or fee discount – so you will need to reapply for a HECS fee waiver or fee discount when you are ready to continue study and the HECS fee waiver or fee discount level awarded may not be the same level you had previously received.

You need to continue employment or professional membership for the duration of your study in order to retain the HECS fee waiver or fee discount. If you change your employer, or cease membership with the professional organisation you must email u.connect@utas.edu.au with this information.

If you have completed relevant postgraduate study within the last 10 years, you may be eligible for credit into your new course. In all instances this will need to be assessed by the course coordinator. When credit is applied, you will not need to enrol in that specific unit, and fees will not apply. Credit applied for a specific unit will be represented as either ‘credit’ or ‘exempt’ on your study plan. For more information on credit eligibility, please contact: u.connect@utas.edu.au

The course is Commonwealth supported, and students pay a “student contribution” amount. UTAS are offering a HECS fee waiver or fee discount on the “student contribution” amount for each unit – the HECS fee waiver or fee discount level per course is detailed above. To calculate the fees you will need to pay, you will need to look at the individual unit fee for each unit of study, which can be found on the course and unit handbook. You can choose to pay your course fees upfront, or in most cases you can apply for HECSHELP or FEEHELP to defer fee payment. More information on fees and charges.

EXAMPLE:

A student chooses to study H4F Bachelor of Nursing with Professional Honours and to specialise in Perioperative Nursing. They will study the following units at the following individual prices:

Year One

Unit Code

Unit Cost*

Student Cost^

Actual Cost

CNA754

$835

50% + SSAF

$417.50 + $46.20

CNA756

$835

50% + SSAF

$417.50 + $46.20

CNA755

$835

50% + SSAF

$417.50 + $46.20

CNA757

$835

50% + SSAF

$417.50 + $46.20

  

TOTAL YEAR ONE COST:

$1,854.80

Year Two

Unit Code

Unit Cost*

Student Cost^

Actual Cost

CNA613

$835

50% + SSAF

$417.50 + $46.20

CNA672

$835

50% + SSAF

$417.50 + $46.20

CNA688

$835

50% + SSAF

$417.50 + $46.20

CNA109

$835

50% + SSAF

$417.50 + $46.20

  

TOTAL YEAR TWO COST:

$1,854.80

* Student contribution amount (Commonwealth Supported Place). In this example each unit is priced at $835. In some courses, unit prices are variable and the course cost can differ to the example provided here. It is the responsibility of the individual student to check course costs.

^ SSAF refers to the Student Services and Amenities Fee. All SSAF fees are based on 2020 prices. SSAF is calculated pro-rata.

When you enrol in a unit, the system automatically generates an invoice. Due to your eligibility for a fee waiver/discount, this will be amended prior to Census Date for the relevant semester, at which time you will receive a new invoice. As long as you have provided all information you have been asked for this will be updated. The Fees team are generally very busy in the lead up to the start of semester, and endeavour to have all fee waivers/discounts processed by census date. Once processed, your invoice (viewable on your eStudent) will show ‘sponsorship’ next to the unit fees. If your invoice is still showing outstanding unit fees in the week leading up to census date, please contact Health.Central@utas.edu.au and we will investigate on your behalf.

Once you receive your offer, you will need to complete a Commonwealth Assistance Form. Even though you are eligible for a HECS fee waiver or fee discount, you are still required to complete an eCAF as this a government reporting requirement for students studying under a Commonwealth supported place.

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