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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 our Student Recruitment 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 has been designed to support students to develop the academic skills and confidence to undertake university study successfully.

If you don’t currently meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, the UPP can provide you with an alternative entry pathway into university. The UPP is open to everyone and aims to enhance your experience of student life. Read more about the UPP.

Diploma of University Studies

If you do not meet the entry requirements for a bachelor or associate degree or would like a more supported entry into University study, the Diploma of University Studies is another option. By completing this course, students may have guaranteed entry into a specified bachelor degree (dependent on specialisation). Visit the University College website for more information.

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, visit the Unistart website.

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