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Early access to 2021 courses

Even under normal circumstances, your final year at school can be stressful. With the disruptions and worry caused by COVID-19, we understand the extra anxieties this year will bring.

That’s why, together with your school, we have been working with the Department of Education to introduce a School’s Recommendation Program. This program will ensure that you are not disadvantaged by any challenges you face this year. It has been designed to give you confidence in completing year 12 and receiving a university place in 2021.

This means that, no matter what happens, we have a place for you at the University of Tasmania. You’ll be able to choose from a range of exciting, diverse courses that will prepare you for a successful career.

What is a school’s recommendation program?

No one knows you like your teachers. We have great respect for them and their dedication to your studies. As the people closest to your schooling, their insights are very important to us. They will help us provide the best overall evaluation, taking into account more than just formal assessments that would calculate your ATAR.

Most importantly, this ensures that you can pursue your studies without being disadvantaged by current circumstances.

If you want to take advantage of our School’s Recommendation Program, there are some simple steps:

  • Review our extensive list of 2021 courses PDF 6.1 MB
  • Submit your application after the Easter holidays
  • Your school will complete the recommendation and supply year 11 results to the University after mid-year exams
  • You will receive an offer once the recommendation is received from your school

At this stage, the program cannot guarantee places for quota courses such as Medicine, Nursing or Paramedicine. However, we will be asking for expressions of interest in these areas so we can prioritise your applications.

If you don’t receive a recommendation for your preferred bachelor course, we will work with you to offer an alternative pathway. These pathways include the Diploma of University Studies, which will ensure you are well supported to complete your chosen degree in the same timeframe.

What if I change my mind about courses?

Don't worry. You'll have the option to change your preferences. You will not need to submit another application – your school's recommendation covers whatever course you choose. We will be in touch with more information in August.

Who can I contact for further information?

For more information about courses at the University of Tasmania, and the application process, call, text or email the person in your area.

North West student contacts
North student contacts
South student contacts
North and North West school contact
Southern school contact
Media contact
Pro Vice Chancellor contacts

FAQs

The School’s Recommendation Program enables Year 12 students to receive an early offer for their chosen degree, after midyear assessments.

We will assess applications holistically, based on a number of factors. This means it is not just about how you have gone in your formal assessments. Factors include your Year 11 subject performance, and a set of success indicators to be agreed with by your school.

Quota courses in Medicine, Nursing and paramedicine are excluded from early offers through this process. However, we will take expressions of interest for these to help prioritise Tasmanian Year 12 applications.

This entry program operates as an alternate means of entry alongside the ATAR and the TCE. The University is working in partnership with TASC to ensure that adverse circumstances are taken into consideration when your ATAR is calculated.

Please see The Office of Tasmanian Assessment, Standards and Certification (TASC) for updates on the ATAR and TCE.

We recommend you continue with your planned course of study, as your ATAR result may enable you to qualify for a greater range of study options.

Applicants must be:

  • In Year 12 in 2020
  • Completing the TCE, or the International Baccalaureate (IB) at a Tasmanian High School or Secondary College
  • Be intending to complete their final year of study, undertaking exams, where offered, for all your chosen subjects

If you do not meet the criteria for an early offer, you may be offered a pathway program. These programs will ensure you are well supported to complete your chosen bachelor’s degree in the same timeframe.

We will contact you to discuss your options after your application has been assessed.

Applications open after the Easter Holidays, with the deadline for first round offers being 30 May. First round offers will be sent around mid-July. Applications received after 30 May will aim to be processed within 8 weeks of receipt.

If you need any assistance or have any questions about the process, please contact us via the 'Who can I contact for further information?' section above.

Once you submit your application, you will be provided the contact details of a person as your single point-of-contact throughout the remainder of the year. Your contact can answer any questions that you or your parents may have.

Please use an email address you check regularly that is not a school-allocated account. School accounts usually expire at the end of the year and we don’t want you to miss out on important information.

Register to be notified

Quota courses currently include:

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • Bachelor of Nursing (including Fast Track)
  • Bachelor of Paramedic Practice
  • Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine
  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Radiation Science)

You can indicate an expression of interest in these courses through the School’s Recommendation Program. We will keep you up to date on intakes for these courses, prioritising applications for Tasmanian students.

You can select five preferences within the program. These can include any combination of courses that will be eligible for early offers and quota courses. Quota courses are not applicable for an early offer. However, by registering your interest, you will receive information on the application processes as these are formalised.

No one knows you like your teachers. We have great respect for them and their dedication to your studies. As the people closest to your schooling, their insights are very important to us. They will help us provide the best overall evaluation, taking into account more than just formal assessments that would calculate your ATAR.

Criteria for the program will include factors such as your Year 11 results, and an assessment of capabilities and the perspective of those who have taught the student most recently.

For some of our courses, there may be prerequisites. However, we will obtain what we need from the school’s recommendation. That means we will only make you an offer for a course where this has been satisfied.

If you are applying in a course such as Music, Fine Arts or Theatre and Performance, you may need to provide a portfolio or undertake an online audition. Your University contact will be in touch to discuss this.

Successful applicants will receive their official offers from July, once recommendations have been received from your school. If you are not successful for your first preference, you will be considered for another preference or will receive an offer to a pathway program.

Your University contact will contact you to discuss your options.

Yes, you may be able to receive an offer for all applicable preferences. You will need to notify your university contact as to what preference you intend to take. Please do this as soon as possible, so that we know what places are available for other applicants.

You will need to finish your year 12 studies. Outside of this, there will be minimal conditions applied to offers. Your university contact will be able to discuss these with you.

We offer a range of courses on campus and online. However, due to COVID- 19, all possible classes are currently being delivered online.

When possible, this will revert to on-campus courses being delivered on a physical location. Please check your guide for courses or ask your university contact about the mode of delivery for your chosen courses.

Yes, the usual processes for accommodation and scholarships will apply. Applications for both of these will open at the start of August. Your university contact is a great person to help you with these applications. For information about accommodation, including costs and locations, please visit the Student Living website.  For information about scholarships, please visit the Scholarships and Prizes website.

Yes, deferrals are available, on a request basis, through your university contact. They are valid for one year.

Due to Australian privacy laws, information about a student’s School’s Recommendation Program will not be disclosed to a third party without written and signed consent.

Applicants (year 12 students) can contact their university contact to request a ‘consent to release’ form, this must be completed by your parent/guardian, signed by you and returned to the University.

This will then be stored on file and both you and your nominee’s can discuss your application with the University.

If you are a parent seeking information regarding your child’s application, and you are not listed as an authorised person on their application, you will need to ensure a ‘consent to release’ form is completed before we are able to respond.

Please contact us via the 'Who can I contact for further information?' section above.

A schools recommendation program has been put in place for mainland students. Click on the tab above for more information.

International students currently studying the equivalent of the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) or the International Baccalaureate (IB) are eligible for the school's recommendation program.

It must be noted, that for some courses there will be special conditions that need to be met outside of academic requirements such as sitting a recognised English test. Particularly, for the following courses:

*Bachelor of Nursing
*Bachelor of Social Work
*Bachelor of Education (Primary or Early Childhood)

Further information on courses available for international students can be found in the International Course Guide for 2020.

If you would like more information on courses or scholarships available to international students, please contact Dona Leach or Marina Chan Marcondes.

APPLY NOW FOR 2021 Download Year 12 Course Guide
(PDF 6.0 MB)

Early access to 2021 courses

Even under normal circumstances, your final year at school can be stressful. With the disruptions and worry caused by COVID-19, we understand the extra anxieties this year will bring.

That’s why we are introducing a School’s Recommendation Program. This program will ensure that you are not disadvantaged by any challenges you face this year. It has been designed to give you confidence in completing year 12 and receiving a university place in 2021.

This means that, no matter what happens, we have a place for you at the University of Tasmania. You’ll be able to choose from a range of exciting, diverse courses that will prepare you for a successful career.

What is a school’s recommendation program?

No one knows you like your teachers. We have great respect for them and their dedication to your studies. As the people closest to your schooling, their insights are very important to us. They will help us provide the best overall evaluation, taking into account more than just formal assessments that would calculate your ATAR.​

Most importantly, this ensures that you can pursue your studies without being disadvantaged by current circumstances.​

If you want to take advantage of our School’s Recommendation Program, there are some simple steps:

  • Review our extensive list of 2021 courses PDF 6.0 MB
  • Submit your application
  • Your school will complete the recommendation and supply year 11 results
  • You will receive an offer once the recommendation is received from your school

At this stage, the program does not extend to quota courses such as Medicine, Nursing or Paramedicine. However, you can enquire about these quota courses with the University using the below contact details.​

If you don’t receive a recommendation for your preferred bachelor course, we will work with you to offer an alternative pathway. These pathways include the Diploma of University Studies, which will ensure you are well supported to complete your chosen degree in the same timeframe.

What if I change my mind about courses?

Don't worry. You'll have the option to change your preferences. You will not need to submit another application – your school's recommendation covers whatever course you choose. We will be in touch with more information in August.

Who can I contact for further information?

For more information about courses at the University of Tasmania, and the application process, please call or email your local team.​

  • Jack Soward
  • Alex Hoysted
  • Eva Dunlea-Punnett​
  • Elizabeth Hoban​

SM-interstate.recruitment@utas.edu.au

1300 363 864 ​

FAQs

The School’s Recommendation Program enables Year 12 students to receive an early offer for their chosen degree, after mid-year assessments.

We will assess applications holistically, based on a number of factors. This means it is not just about how you have gone in your formal assessments. Factors include your Year 11 subject performance, and a set of success indicators to be agreed with by your school.

Quota courses in Medicine, Nursing and Paramedicine are excluded from the School Recommendation Program, however we will take expressions of interest for these.

This entry program operates as an alternate means of entry alongside the ATAR. We recommend you continue with your planned course of study, as your ATAR result may enable you to qualify for a greater range of study options.

Applicants must be:

  • In Year 12 in 2020
  • Completing their final year of study, undertaking exams, where offered, for all your chosen subjects

If you do not meet the criteria for an early offer, you may be offered a pathway program. These programs will ensure you are well supported to complete your chosen bachelor’s degree in the same timeframe.

We will contact you to discuss your options after your application has been assessed.

Applications open after the Easter Holidays with the deadline for 1st round offers being the 30th May. First round offers will be sent around mid-July. Applications received after the 30th May will aim to be processed within 8 weeks of receipt.

Please apply online using the link above.

If you need any assistance or have any questions about the process, please contact the University, details provided below.

Once you submit your application, you will be provided the contact details of a person as your single point of contact throughout the remainder of the year and can answer any questions you or your parents may have.

Please note: Please use an email address you check regularly that is not a school allocated account, school accounts usually expire at the end of the year and we don’t want you to miss out on important information.

You can indicate an expression of interest in these courses through the School’s Recommendation Program. We will keep you up to date on intakes for these courses.

You can select five preferences within the program. These can include any combination of courses that will be eligible for early offers and quota courses. Quota courses are not applicable for an early offer. However, by registering your interest, you will receive information on the application processes as these are formalised.

No one knows you like your teachers. We have great respect for them and their dedication to your studies. As the people closest to your schooling, their insights are very important to us. They will help us provide the best overall evaluation, taking into account more than just formal assessments that would calculate your ATAR.

Criteria for the program will include factors such as your Year 11 results, and an assessment of capabilities and the perspective of those who have taught the student most recently.

For some of our courses, there may be prerequisites. However, we will obtain what we need from the school’s recommendation. That means we will only make you an offer for a course where this has been satisfied.

If you are applying in a course such as Music, Fine Arts or Theatre and Performance, you may need to provide a portfolio or undertake an online audition. Your University contact will be in touch to discuss this.

Successful applicants will receive their official offers from July, once recommendations have been received from your school. If you are not successful for your first preference, you will be considered for another preference or will receive an offer to a pathway program.

Your University contact will contact you to discuss your options.

Yes, you may be able to receive an offer for all applicable preferences. You will need to notify your university contact as to what preference you intend to take. Please do this as soon as possible, so that we know what places are available for other applicants.

You will need to finish your year 12 studies. Outside of this, there will be minimal conditions applied to offers. Your university contact will be able to discuss these with you.

We offer a range of courses on campus and online. However, due to COVID- 19, all possible classes are currently being delivered online.

When possible, this will revert to on-campus courses being delivered on a physical location.

Yes, the usual processes for accommodation and scholarships will apply. Applications for both of these will open at the start of August. Your university contact is a great person to help you with these applications. For information about accommodation, including costs
and locations, please visit the Student Living website.  For information about scholarships, please visit the Scholarships and Prizes website.

Yes, deferrals are available, on a request basis, through your University contact. They are valid for 1 year.

Due to Australian privacy laws, information about a student’s School Recommendation Program will not be disclosed to a third party without written and signed consent.

As part of the application, applicants (year 12 students) can enter the name of a person who they authorise to act on their behalf. If they choose to name someone, that person can be given information about the student’s application.

If you are a parent seeking information regarding your child’s application, and you are not listed as an authorised person on their application, you will need to ensure a ‘consent to release’ form is completed before we are able to respond.

Please contact the University for a copy of this form.

Please contact us on the details listed above.