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The University of Tasmania and the State Government have partnered together to offer a range of qualifications to eligible employees of Department of Health and the Tasmanian Health Service (THS).


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 specific fields of study. We are focussed on transforming healthcare – join us.

Course: Graduate Certificate of Nursing (Specialisation) (H5F) or Graduate Diploma of Nursing (Specialisation) (H6F)

Our postgraduate nursing programs are 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 this scholarship, see the course page for full details of specialisation streams.

As an employee of the Department of Health or THS, you are eligible to enrol in the Graduate Certificate of Nursing (specialisation) (H5F) or Graduate Certificate of Nursing (specialisation) (H6F) in one of our specialist streams. On successful completion will have the option to articulate through to Masters if you wish to continue with further study.

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.

Course: Master of Clinical Nursing (Specialisation) (H7F) 

Designed for practicing nurses, the Master of Clinical Nursing takes the skills you’ve already developed and encourages you to develop them further and expand your knowledge. While undertaking our master’s program, you will cover a range of significant areas within nursing, including leadership, management, clinical supervision, collaborative practice, and clinical governance. The Master of Clinical Nursing gives you the career skills and personal attributes for future employment in specialty areas of nursing at an advanced level.

Note: Entry into the master’s program requires initial completion of the Graduate Diploma (H6F) or the Professional Honours (H4F).

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

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: Bachelor of Healthcare with Professional Honours (Clinical Redesign) (M4V)

This course is available to any eligible employee of the Department of Health or THS who holds a University degree and is interested in clinical redesign, leading change and driving improvement in healthcare service delivery. The Bachelor of Healthcare with Professional Honours (Clinical redesign) is offered part-time (flexible delivery), and is fully online – so you can balance study around your work and life commitments.

As an employee of the Department of Health or THS, you are eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Healthcare with Professional Honours (Clinical Redesign), and will be given the option to graduate with:

  • Graduate Certificate (Clinical Redesign) M5V; or
  • Bachelor of Healthcare with Professional Honours (Clinical Redesign) M4V.

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Healthcare with Professional Honours (Clinical Redesign) will allow you to articulate directly to the Master of  Quality and Safety, or Master of Clinical Nursing.

Course: Graduate Certificate of Public Health (M5W) or Graduate Diploma of Public Health (M6W)

These courses are suitable for professionals currently working in Public Health, as well as those wanting to move into the field of disease prevention and health promotion. The Public Health program introduces and consolidates fundamental principles of public health in Australia and globally and focuses on building public health practice competencies required for effective work in this field. A key feature of this course is a capstone work-integrated learning unit that locates student competency development in real world practice contexts.

For students successfully completing the Graduate Certificate in Public Health (M5W) there is the option to articulate to the Graduate Diploma and Master of Public Health should you wish to continue with your studies.

Course: Graduate Certificate of Leadership (Health and Human Services) (M5S) or Graduate Diploma of Leadership (Health and Human Services) (M6S)

Our postgraduate leadership programs are 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.

Students who have successfully completed Graduate Diploma of Leadership (Health and Human Services) (M6S) may continue their studies with the Master of Leadership (Health and Human Services) (M7S). This course provides an opportunity to specialise in an area of interest, and through delivering a workplace or research project, you will further develop and embed your leadership skills.

Course: Graduate Certificate of Demetia (M5X), Graduate Diploma of Dementia (M6X), Master of Dementia (M7X)

These courses are 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.

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.

Course: Bachelor of Nursing with Clinical Honours (Transition to Practice) (H4B)

This course is designed for Nursing graduates in their transition years, to complement your Graduate Program learning, and develop your knowledge and skills within clinical practice. The Bachelor of Nursing (Transition to Practice) is delivered mostly online, over one year of study, and includes clinical practice hours within your current employment.

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

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 Entry Requirements

Students must meet 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 employee of our partner employer. When submitting your application, you will need to include a copy of your most recent payslip, or a copy of your current staff ID card, as proof of employment.

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 (PDF 94.6 KB). Students are required to retain their HECS fee waiver or fee discount eligibility status for the duration of the course.

Course Fees

As an employee of the Department of Health or Tasmanian Health Service, you are eligible for a Partner HECS Scholarship on a range of courses. See the eligible courses and your pricing ($asset_summary_1448322%). Information on our full range of courses and relevant fees can be found on the course and unit handbook.

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

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 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:

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.


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



50% + SSAF

$417.50 + $46.20



50% + SSAF

$417.50 + $46.20



50% + SSAF

$417.50 + $46.20



50% + SSAF

$417.50 + $46.20




Year Two

Unit Code

Unit Cost*

Student Cost^

Actual Cost



50% + SSAF

$417.50 + $46.20



50% + SSAF

$417.50 + $46.20



50% + SSAF

$417.50 + $46.20



50% + SSAF

$417.50 + $46.20




* 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 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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