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School's Recommendation Program

No matter what happens, we have a place for you at the University of Tasmania.

Together with your school, we’ve worked with the Department of Education to introduce a program to help year 11 and 12 students get ahead.

You can choose from a range of exciting, diverse courses that will prepare you for a successful career. You'll apply for these when you return to study in term two.

Rather than an ATAR, your application is based on your school’s recommendation and your year 11 results.

Get early access to our 2022 courses

Our program allows Tasmanian year 12 students to apply for up to five courses of their choosing at the end of May. You then receive an offer in July, which takes the pressure of you during year 12.

This offer is based on your year 11 results and the recommendation from your school. We do this because one knows you like your teachers. We have great respect for them and their dedication to your studies. As the people closest to your education, their insights are very important to us.

How does the program work?

To take advantage of the Year 12 Recommendation Program, there are some simple steps to follow:

  • Review our list of 2022 courses
  • Submit your application from the 31st May
  • Your school will complete the recommendation and supply Year 11 results to the University from the 18th of June
  • Students will receive an offer once the recommendation is received from the school

What courses can I apply for?

The program is open to nearly all University of Tasmania courses, including our new flexible double degrees, undergraduate degrees and Associate degrees.

Some courses like Medicine or Paramedicine work differently. These are quota courses, which means they are highly competitive, and we can only accept a certain number of students each year. You’ll have the chance to apply early for these courses, and we’ll prioritise Tasmanian students.

If students don’t receive the recommendation for their preferred bachelor course,  we request they email our Head, Tasmanian Relationship and Engagement for a review of their offer. This can be done by emailing Imogen Page at Imogen.page@utas.edu.au. Imogen will work directly with students to review offers and to seek alternative pathways such as the Diploma of University Studies that will ensure students are well supported to complete their chosen bachelor degree in the same timeframe.

What if I change my mind about courses?

Don't worry. You can select up to five courses and change your preferences any time. You won’t need to submit another application – your school's recommendation covers whatever course you choose.

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

Lara Hay, lara.hay@utas.edu.au 0418 785 620

North student contacts

Adam McDermott, adamm6@utas.edu.au

South student contacts

Samantha Anderson, samantha.anderson@utas.edu.au 6226 8330

School Contact
Media contact
Pro Vice Chancellor contacts

FAQs

This program allows year 12 students to receive an early offer for their chosen degree.

We assess applications based on factors beyond your formal assessments. These include your year 11 subject performance, and a set of success indicators to be agreed with by your school.

Medicine is excluded from early offers through this process. However, we’ll take expressions of interest for these to help prioritise Tasmanian Year 12 applications.

This program operates as an alternate means of entry alongside the ATAR and the Certificate of Education. For Tasmanian students, the University is working in partnership with TASC to ensure that your 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 2021
  • Completing a Certificate of Education, or the International Baccalaureate (IB) at a High School or Secondary College
  • Be intending to complete their final year of study, undertaking exams, where offered, for all chosen subjects

If you don’t meet the criteria for an early offer, you may be offered a pathway program. These 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 31st May. First round applications close on the 18th June. We’ll then assess applications within four weeks of being submitted.

Once you submit your application, you’ll be provided the contact details of a person in our team. They will be 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 any important information.

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. However, quota courses are not applicable for an early offer.

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.

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’ll 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’re 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 16 July, once recommendations have been received from your school. If you’re not successful for your first preference, you will be considered for another preference or receive an offer to a pathway program.

Your university contact will be in touch to discuss your options.

Yes, you may be able to receive an offer for all applicable preferences. You’ll 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’ll need to finish your year 12 studies. Outside of this, there will be minimal conditions to offers. Your university contact will be able to discuss these with you.

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. Find out more at:

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 application through the Year 12 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, then 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’re a parent seeking information regarding your child’s application, and you’re not listed as an authorised person on their application, you’ll 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.

Yes, a program has been put in place for interstate 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 same program.

Please note, for some courses there will be special conditions that need to be met outside of academic requirements. These include 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’d like more information on courses or scholarships available to international students, please contact Dona Leach or Marina Chan Marcondes.

APPLICATIONS FOR 2022 OPEN 31 MAY Download Year 12 Course Guide
(PDF 6.0 MB)
Tertiary Access Payment
Find out if you are eligible to apply for a one-off payment of $5,000 for school leavers currently living in outer regional and remote areas, including interstate outer regional and remote areas, who need to move to study at university.

School's Recommendation Program

No matter what happens, we have a place for you at the University of Tasmania.

Together with your school, we’ve worked with the Department of Education to introduce a program to help year 11 and 12 students get ahead.

You can choose from a range of exciting, diverse courses that will prepare you for a successful career. You'll apply for these when you return to study in term two.

Rather than an ATAR, your application is based on your school’s recommendation and your year 11 results.

Get early access to our 2022 courses

Our program allows year 12 students to apply for up to five courses of their choosing at the end of May. You then receive an offer in July, which takes the pressure of you during year 12.

This offer is based on your year 11 results and the recommendation from your school. We do this because one knows you like your teachers. We have great respect for them and their dedication to your studies. As the people closest to your education, their insights are very important to us.

How does the program work?

To take advantage of the Year 12 Recommendation Program, there are some simple steps to follow:

  • Review our list of 2022 courses
  • Submit your application from the 31st May
  • Your school will complete the recommendation and supply Year 11 results to the University from the 18th of June
  • Students will receive an offer once the recommendation is received from the school

What courses can I apply for?

The program is open to nearly all University of Tasmania courses, including our new flexible double degrees, undergraduate degrees and Associate degrees.

Some courses like Medicine or Paramedicine will work differently. These are quota courses, which means they are highly competitive, and we can only accept a certain number of students each year. You’ll have the chance to apply for these courses, and offers will be made once school results are released in December.

If you don’t receive the recommendation for your preferred course, you can request a review of your offer. This can be done by emailing Imogen Page at Imogen.page@utas.edu.au.

Imogen will work directly with you to review your offer and to find alternative pathways, such as the Diploma of University Studies. These pathways ensure you are well supported to complete your chosen bachelor degree in the same timeframe.

What if I change my mind about courses?

Don't worry. You can select up to five courses and change your preferences any time. You won’t need to submit another application – your school's recommendation covers whatever course you choose.

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:

  • Eva Dunlea-Punnett​
  • Ethan Knott
  • Claire Chu
  • Jake Reynolds​

interstate.futures@utas.edu.au

1300 363 864 ​

FAQs

This program allows year 12 students to receive an early offer for their chosen degree.

We assess applications based on factors beyond your formal assessments. These include your year 11 subject performance, and a set of success indicators to be agreed with by your school.

Some courses like Medicine or Paramedicine will work differently. These are quota courses, which means they are highly competitive, and we can only accept a certain number of students each year. We'll ask you to express your interest in these courses, and offers will be made once school results are released in December.

This program operates as an alternate means of entry alongside the ATAR and the Certificate of Education. For Tasmanian students, the University is working in partnership with TASC to ensure that your circumstances are taken into consideration when your ATAR is calculated.

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

Applicants must be:

  • In year 12 in 2021
  • Completing a Certificate of Education, or the International Baccalaureate (IB) at a High School or Secondary College
  • Be intending to complete their final year of study, undertaking exams, where offered, for all chosen subjects

If you don’t meet the criteria for an early offer, you may be offered a pathway program. These 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 31st May. First round applications close on the 18th June. We’ll then assess applications within four weeks of being submitted.

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’ll be provided the contact details of a person in our team. They will be 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 any important information.

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.

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.

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’ll 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’re 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 16 July, once recommendations have been received from your school. If you’re not successful for your first preference, you will be considered for another preference or receive an offer to a pathway program.

Your university contact will be in touch to discuss your options.

Yes, you may be able to receive an offer for all applicable preferences. You’ll 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’ll need to finish your year 12 studies. Outside of this, there will be minimal conditions to offers. Your university contact will be able to discuss these with you.

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. Find out more at:

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 application through the Year 12 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, then 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’re a parent seeking information regarding your child’s application, and you’re not listed as an authorised person on their application, you’ll 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.

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

Please note, for some courses there will be special conditions that need to be met outside of academic requirements. These include 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’d like more information on courses or scholarships available to international students, please contact Dona Leach or Marina Chan Marcondes.