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The University of Tasmania and Quality Innovation Performance Limited (QIP) have partnered together to offer a range of qualifications to eligible approved clients of QIP.


The University of Tasmania’s 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 specific fields of study. We are focused on transforming healthcare – join us.


Graduate Certificate in Dementia(M5X)

Graduate Diploma of Dementia(M6X)

This program is aimed at graduates and professionals currently working within, or building their expertise in, a field related to dementia. The rising prevalence of dementia is creating new challenges and a pressing need for change in the way our systems and practices support people who live with dementia – equip yourself with the expertise to lead transformation, based on the latest evidence.

This Master of Dementia Program offers a Graduate Certificate in Dementia, a Graduate Diploma of Dementia and a Master of Dementia. The courses offer a comprehensive understanding of dementia from the perspectives of individuals, families, communities, health care systems and governments, and cover the neurobiology of dementia, including pathology, biomarkers and therapeutics.

Your personal perspectives will be highlighted throughout the course in assessments which link acquired knowledge to individual contexts, making the program relevant and up-to-date.

For further information (PDF 1.4 MB).


Graduate Certificate in Nursing (Specialisation) (H5F)

Graduate Diploma of Nursing (Specialisation) (H6F)

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. Over 20 specialist nursing streams are available to study under the Partner scholarship, see the H5F course page for full details of specialisation streams.  Successful completion of H4F or H6F will enable you to articulate to a Masters program, should you wish to continue your higher education studies.

Note: Some specialisations must be studied in sequence and therefore cannot be commenced in Semester 2. Students can however, begin studying elective units in Semester 2. Some specialisations do not have a Semester 2 intake. For information on a particular specialisation, please refer to the H4F course page.


Graduate Certificate in Leadership (Health and Human Services) (M5S)

Graduate Diploma of Leadership (Health and Human Services) (M6S)

Our postgraduate leadership program is designed to enhance the professional skills of health and human services professionals, clinical leaders, managers and policy/planning practitioners working, or aspiring to work in, leadership or management positions within the health and human services sectors in Australia.

Course: Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy (M5C)

Course: Graduate Diploma of Clinical Pharmacy (M6L)

These courses are designed to provide a flexible way for professional pharmacists to further develop clinical knowledge and better prepare yourself for the challenging roles of the future. You will develop critical analysis, clinical decision-making, evidence-based management skills, and generally enhance your ability to contribute to the quality use of medicine. This course is delivered fully online.

These courses articulate to a Master of Clinical Pharmacy M7F should you with to continue your higher education studies.

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 need to be a current approved client of a QIP affiliated organisation. When submitting your application, you will need to include a copy of a signed QIP Scholarship Application Form (PDF 128KB).

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 approved clients of QIP 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 an approved clients of QIP, you are eligible for a Partner HECS Scholarship. To find out your pricing please click here.

You will be required to pay Student Services and Amenities Fee (detailed below). 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

QIP clients can apply directly with the University of Tasmania for the course they’re interested in:

When submitting your application, don’t forget to upload a completed and signed copy of the QIP Scholarship Application Form (PDF 2.1 MB).This will apply the relevant scholarship to your enrolment. If you do not provide this form, a scholarship will not be applied, and course fees will apply.

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 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:

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 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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