Further education and training in Tasmania

Are you considering higher education courses, skills training or re-training opportunities when you make your sea change to Tasmania? The following links will help you to explore the possibilities in Tasmania.

Higher education in Tasmania

  • University of Tasmania

    The University of Tasmania (UTAS) was the fourth university to be established in Australia. UTAS is highly regarded internationally as a teaching and research institution and offers a wide range of courses. The University of Tasmania has a student population of more than 15,000 including approximately 1,500 international students.

    The two main campuses of UTAS are the Sandy Bay campus, about five minutes drive from the Hobart city centre, and the Newnham campus, about 10 minutes drive from Launceston. The Cradle Coast campus in Burnie offers a small number of full degrees and also offers first-year studies in some subjects.

    The University of Tasmania is the main institution of higher education in Tasmania and encompasses the following colleges and research institutes:

  • Australian Maritime College

    The Australian Maritime College is Australia’s national centre for maritime education, training and research, based in Launceston. As well as attracting many overseas students to its excellent courses the Australian Maritime College also has an internationally-recognised reputation for research.
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  • TAFE Tasmania

    Part of the national TAFE network, delivering vocational education and training to an internationally-recognised standard, TAFE Tasmania is the largest registered training organisation in Tasmania.

    More than 29,000 people pass through the doors of a TAFE campus somewhere around Tasmania each year. They access one of the 450 accredited training courses on offer. More than half the students are in the 20-39 age group, with the majority enrolled on a part-time basis.

    TAFE Tasmania incorporates the Drysdale Institute which provides training in hospitality and tourism.

Tasmanian Cooperative Research Centres

  • Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems

    The ACE Cooperative Research Centre is dedicated to sustainable management of Antarctic marine ecosystem resources and the study of atmospheric and oceanic processes of the Southern Ocean and their role in global and regional climate change.

  • Forestry

    The research focus of the CRC for Forestry is upon supporting environmentally sustainable, cost competitive, eucalypt plantation forestry.

  • Aquafin

    The CRC for Sustainable Aquaculture of Finfish (AQUAFIN) began operations in July 2001. The focus of its research is on tuna and salmon aquaculture.

Community education in Tasmania

Scientist looking through microscope
Study in Tasmania. There are excellent student facilities to go with the sea change lifestyle. © TAFI

Tasmania Scholarships Program

The Tasmania Scholarships Program gives outstanding students significant financial and academic support to study at the University of Tasmania. Scholarships are offered in a wide range of disciplines and selection is based on academic merit. They are available for students studying for degrees at undergraduate, postgraduate and research levels.

Tasmania Scholarships 2007 brochure

Download the Tasmania Scholarships 2007 brochure from the Scholarship Program website.

Fisheries lab at AMC
Fisheries lab at AMC. World-class study facilities.
© Australian Maritime College

New medical education site for Hobart

From a report in The Examiner, 3 Feb 2007

The University of Tasmania School of Medicine and The Menzies Research Institute will consolidate to build a new $43 million five-storey medical education unit in central Hobart.

The facility will include research laboratories and teaching areas. It is expected to be ready by early 2009.