Cradle Coast Campus

Pathway programs

If you need help choosing a course, or would like to find out more about university study, please contact the Cradle Coast campus for an appointment with a Student Services representative by phoning +61 3 6430 4949 or emailing

Admission to many campus courses is available on the basis of a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. See the Admission Requirements page to learn more.

The University of Tasmania also offers a range of transition and enabling programs to help you find your pathway into higher education which include:

University Preparation Program (UPP)

The UPP supports students looking to develop academic skills and confidence as they prepare for tertiary study. It is a flexibly delivered course specifically designed to enable adult learners to become successful university students, providing expertise, motivation and learning behaviours that are essential for successful university study.

The UPP is a year-long course which does not attract HECS fees and can be undertaken full-time or part-time either on or off campus. Students may also choose to study individual units of particular relevance, rather than the entire program.

Bachelor of General Studies Pathways

The Bachelor of General Studies Foundation Year offers pathway qualifications for students wishing to study within Arts, Education, Business, Health, Health Science, Engineering, Science and ICT.

In the first semester of study, students undertake foundation level units which ensure they have the skills which are critical to being successful at university. In the second semester, students undertake a combination of foundation units and introductory level units offered by the relevant Faculty.

Associate Degrees

Associate Degrees are an alternative entry pathway for prospective students and offer a shorter degree structure as well as foundation knowledge in a specific area of study.

Further information about the University of Tasmania’s pathway programs can be found by clicking here.

Ready to commence study?


UniStart is a great way to prepare for university study. It is a free-of-charge short program for new students which is offered at the beginning of each semester, helping you develop the essential skills required for independent learning and success at the University of Tasmania. This includes critical thinking, critical reading and academic writing.

For Unistart course dates, study options, and further program details click here.

Further information for new and commencing students can be found on the Cradle Coast campus Student Support page.