Support Services

International Candidates

Support information for International Candidates is available here.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Candidates

Support information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Candidates is available here.

Safety, health and well being are a priority. A welcoming and safe environment that supports your mental and spiritual health and is inclusive and supportive is critical to your success as a candidate.

Undertaking a research higher degree is an exciting challenge. Physical and mental self-care is vital to success.

The below links offer resources to support your mental well being:

For emergencies, telephone the police, fire brigade and ambulance on 000.

Campus Security is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for assistance and security escorts.

Information can be found here.

Research Librarians can guide you in:

  • Developing and applying search strategies
  • Accessing key literature and help you to ascertain the research gap
  • Prepare your research identity
  • Research data collection

Information can be found here:

The Student Learning team offer workshops in English language and academic skills. The workshops are open to all students studying a degree program at UTAS.

Information can be found here.

Making informed decisions about your career is an important step in the transition from university to work or further study.

The Tasmanian University Student Association (TUSA) is the peak body of student representation for tertiary students attending the University of Tasmania. They provide a wide range of services to students (including HDR candidates). These services include:

  • Providing student representation, protecting student rights, and participating in university governance
  • Offering independent student advocates
  • Hosting events and concerts
  • Facilitating the operation of TUSA-affiliated student clubs and societies
  • Publishing student-produced media, such as the TUSA student magazine, Togatus

TUSA Postgraduate Student Advocate

The TUSA Postgraduate Student Advocate is a dedicated and independent position that specialises in dealing with any issues concerning HDR candidates.

You can find the contact details for the Postgraduate Student Advocate.

Immediate support for current candidates in regards to sexual harassment and assault can be found here.

Additional resources available include:

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UTAS Statement of Values

At the University of Tasmania, we subscribe to the fundamental values of honesty, integrity, responsibility, trust and trustworthiness, respect and self-respect, and fairness and justice

University Behaviour Policy and Procedure (PDF 359.7 KB)

This policy recognises that all staff and students of the University have a right to work and/or study in an environment that is free from inappropriate behaviour and ensures that the University complies with the provisions of relevant legislation in regard to discrimination, harassment and bullying.

Student Behaviour and Conduct Ordinance (PDF 222.9 KB)

This Ordinance details the complaints procedure and response protocol for student misconduct

Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Principles within the People Policy

These policy principles articulates the University of Tasmania’s commitment to providing an accessible and inclusive learning and work environment and to support to the University’s legal obligation to provide an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.


FAQ on sexual harassment and assault

This website provides information for candidates who require immediate support in response to sexual harassment and assault

Safety and Fair Community Unit

Safety and Fair Community Unit website provides information on steps a candidate can take in response to experiencing discrimination, harassment and other incidents