The University of Tasmania

The University of Tasmania

The University of Tasmania offers specialist health care training at our two campuses in Sydney, in partnership with NSW health care providers. Our two-year fast-track courses are accredited to ensure you’re ready to join the workforce when you graduate. We’ve been teaching courses in NSW for nearly 15 years in response to the industry need for highly-trained health professionals.

You can take advantage of easy transport links and connections to St Vincent’s Hospital at our Darlinghurst campus – a small but dedicated teaching facility for the Bachelor of Nursing (Fast Track).

We are co-located with St Vincent’s Hospital which has a long history as a premier teaching hospital.

If you’re looking for opportunities throughout Sydney and NSW, you can undertake the Bachelor of Nursing (Fast Track) or the Bachelor of Paramedic Practice (Fast Track) at our Rozelle campus. This campus is located in the Callan Park precinct which includes the headquarters of the Ambulance Service of NSW. Our university has connections with a number of local health districts providing placement opportunities for you to apply your learning in real environments.

Our health training in Sydney is distinguished by our unique two-year degrees. How is a two-year degree possible? There is no short cut – we teach the same curriculum over three semesters per year, by adding a third semester over spring/summer. By fast-tracking your degree, you will undertake 12 units of study each year rather than eight (including placements) and can graduate with the same high quality degree sooner.

Fast Track is more intensive than a three year degree, so it’s for dedicated learners who know the career they want to pursue after they graduate. If this sounds like you, take advantage of the University of Tasmania’s distinctive campuses and courses in 2020.

Student profile

For further information, read ‘Student Profile’ at

How to apply

Apply online directly to the University of Tasmania – visit Do not apply through UAC.

Admission criteria

Australian Year 12 students

Students who have completed an Australian Year 12 or equivalent will be considered for entry into the Bachelor of Nursing course.

Applicants with higher education study

Students who have successfully undertaken an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) at a recognised institution will be considered for admission into the Bachelor of Nursing. For more information, visit

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people

UTAS is committed to providing higher education pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who do not have an Australian Year 12 or equivalent may apply to study at Wentworth Institute through a pathway program.

Domestic applicants with overseas qualifications

Australian citizens or permanent residents with overseas qualifications are assessed after they have provided certified documents for academic achievements (and transcript if relevant).

English language proficiency

Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate competency in the English language. English proficiency can be demonstrated by providing proof of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall test result (or equivalent alternative test result) that meets the specified level of English proficiency denoted for the course.


You will receive information about acceptance and enrolment procedures with your letter of offer, which will be posted and emailed to you within seven days of your attending the application interview.

Advanced standing

UTAS will recognise prior learning, and grant credit for that learning, provided it is relevant, current and equivalent to the learning required for UTAS' academic programs and courses, and in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Credit Transfer Policy and Procedure. For more information, visit

Fees and charges

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee-paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee-paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in.

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Financial assistance

All eligible Australian students enrolled in an approved course at UTAS have access to FEE-HELP. For full details concerning eligibility requirements, visit


For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, visit the scholarships website.

Student and campus services

The University of Tasmania's Darlinghurst campus is co-located on the site of St Vincent's Hospital, a premier teaching facility, Australia's second oldest hospital and a major public and principal referral hospital. They specialise in heart/lung transplantation, bone marrow transplantation, cardiology, cancer, HIV medicine, respiratory medicine, mental health as well as drug and alcohol services.

Students studying at the Darlinghurst campus have access to the St Vincent's Hospital Library, and IT services are available onsite at the University campus.

For more information on student and campus services, visit

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Darlinghurst Campus
University of Tasmania
1 Leichhardt St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

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