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The University of Tasmania is pleased to offer a range of qualifications to eligible NSW Health employees, in partnership with the Health Education & Training Institute (HETI).

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.

The following courses are available to eligible NSW Health employees under a HETI scholarship. Individual course and entry requirements apply, see below for further information.

Successful applicants for a place in the Gerontology, Neonatal Intensive Care, Special Care of the Newborn, Acute Care or Child and Family Health Nursing programs, will be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Specialisation) (H5F). These courses have been designed for practicing nurses who would like to specialise in a particular field of healthcare, and are suitable for nurses in various stages of their career.

The Graduate Certificate in Nursing comprises of 4 units (see unit schedules here), delivered over a one year period (2 units per semester). Units are delivered online, with the exception of Child and Family Health Nursing (see information below). Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Nursing must be a Registered Nurse in Australia, with at least 6 months experience in relevant nursing practice.

Important information: Child and Family Health Nursing stream

For applicants considering study in the Child and Family Health Nursing stream, please be advised students are required to undertake compulsory placements at a local Early Childhood Health Centre (ECHC). For further details, please download the information sheet (PDF 85KB).

Course: Graduate Certificate in Midwifery (Specialisation) (H5C)

HECS fee waiver level: 75%[1]

Delivered online, and in a part-time study mode, the University of Tasmania is now offering Midwives the opportunity to further their knowledge and skills with the Graduate Certificate in Midwifery (Specialisation). You will have the opportunity to advance your critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills, while developing professional growth within your specialty.

Course: Graduate Certificate in Addiction Studies for Health Professionals (H5G)

HECS fee waiver level: 75%[1]

If you’re a health professional looking to further your work with clients affected by addictive disorders then this course can provide the knowledge, awareness and skills to do that. This course is suited to those who have an undergraduate degree or who are working in a field relating to addictive disorders.

Course Entry Requirements

Successful 2021 Applicant Information

Congratulations on being granted a NSW Health funded scholarship with the Health Education and Training Institute (HETI).

All you need to do now is finalise your application to study at the University of Tasmania in a few quick steps:

  1. Apply to study with UTAS
  2. Complete and submit Scholarship Student Agreement Form

Applicants to the Child and Family Health Nursing program should also read the Information for New Students.

Please take note of the following deadlines for applications. Any applications received after these dates may not be offered a place before the beginning of Semester 1 2021:

  • Child and Family Health Nursing – Friday 11th December 2020
  • All HETI Scholarship programs EXCEPT Child and Family Health – Friday 24th January 2021

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

Eligibility Requirements

Scholarships will be available to HETI sponsored NSW Health employees who meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Confirmation of a supported place from HETI
  • Available to HETI sponsored NSW Health employees for on year of study
  • Students must be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place under the HECS-HELP system (for eligibility see: https://www.studyassist.gov.au/help-loans/hecs-help) and are not receiving any other University of Tasmania scholarship or bursary.
  • Students must be enrolled in a minimum of one unit in semester one and one unit in semester two for the duration of the course (where the course schedule and structure permits). Students may request a Leave of Absence (LOA) under extenuating circumstances and retain the scholarship at the discretion of the Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching (or delegate). Requests for LOA must also be approved by HETI as the scholarship provider.
  • To retain this scholarship, recipients are required to achieve a minimum Pass result in all units studied each semester.
  • Students must agree to the release of their personal information to their employer or to HETI, for reporting purposes.
  • These scholarships will be available for NSW Health staff who are enrolled and commence study in Semester 1 or 2 2020. Study under this scholarship cannot be deferred.
  • It will be the responsibility of the student to ensure they apply and commence study within the normal university timeframes, and in line with associated course intakes.
  • Students must meet course entry requirements as set out in the Course and Unit Handbook and are required to meet any course rule obligations, independent of scholarship requirements.

How to apply

Applications for courses under HETI Scholarship are now open. You can apply directly to the University of Tasmania for the course you have been nominated for.

Please download and read carefully the HETI Scholarship Program Course Application Pack. You will need to follow the instructions in this pack to submit your application to the University of Tasmania.

Important:

Applications are only open to NSW Health employees who have been nominated for a HETI Scholarship by their manager, and who have received confirmation that their nomination has been successful. If you have questions about the HETI nomination process, please contact HETI directly: liz.prudon@health.nsw.gov.au

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

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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