Tasmania offers a living experience unlike any other. Here, you can go from the world’s wildest art festivals to world heritage wilderness – all within a day.
Study outstanding courses in one of the world’s most extraordinary locations.
Tasmania is unique and so are Tasmanians. We believe in our island. We embrace the unusual. And we love imagination. From our vibrant cities to the stillness of our World Heritage-listed wilderness, our incredible island is a place of contrasts – and we embrace its character in everything we do.
In addition to a scenic natural environment, Tasmania also provides an exceptional education experience from its education providers, friendly and welcoming communities and a high degree of personal safety. We offer great courses in an extraordinary location, and our teaching is supported by world-leading research, so you know you’re getting direct access to the best expertise.
Our programs are nationally recognised and equip students with the content, English language and tertiary study skills needed to excel at higher education programs in Australia.
performing state economy
(CommSec State of the States Report for October 2021)
World’s cleanest air
Cape Grim in Tasmania’s North West has the cleanest air on the planet.
40% protected by national parks
Almost half of Tasmania’s land is managed by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service.
Most affordable state to study in Australia
(Numbeo, Cost of Living Comparison 2021)
Widely regarded as Australia's safest state
(2018 Australia Government data)
Wilderness world heritage area
Australia’s second oldest city
A vibrant place
with an unparalleled culture & food scene
Diversified economy with key industries:
• World-class food and beverage production
• Aquaculture (fish farming) and Agriculture
• Energy and Resources (i.e. minerals and mining)
• Tourism & hospitality
• Forestry and timber
• Antarctic and marine science
• Science and Research
• Information and communications technology
• Creative industry
There is a strong sense of community in the University and also more broadly on the island. By studying here, you will very much be a part of this community and have opportunities to not only be enriched by it but contribute to it yourself and in doing so add to the social fabric of the island.
Tasmania is unique and so are Tasmanians. We believe in our
island. We embrace the unusual. And we love imagination. From our vibrant cities to the stillness of our World Heritage-listed wilderness, our incredible island is a place of contrasts – and we embrace its character in everything we do.
The word you most often hear about the distinctive nature of Tasmanian communities is ‘connected’. It’s never been easier to be digitally connected. Tasmania offers something more authentic, more human.
Climate and temperatures
Sometimes described as “Australia’s little New Zealand”, Tasmania is a unique little pocket of mild weather and wildly varied landscapes.
North West Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world, largely thanks to the cleaning effect of air travelling thousands of kilometres over the Indian Ocean before reaching our western shores. And Cape Grim, in the far northwestern tip of the state, has the cleanest air in Tasmania. So pure, in fact, that Cape Grim has an air quality monitoring station that provides a baseline for our air pollution measurements.
People seeking a cool change from places further north in Australia often relocate to Tasmania because of our climate. And, unlike the tropical north of our country, Tasmania experiences all four very distinct seasons every year (sometimes all in one day).
This is a place where the summers are warm enough to make you want to enjoy the beautiful beaches, spring brings cool, crisp months with snow-capped mountains, winters are ideal for perfecting your winter fashion look (tip for beginners: layer your clothes), and in the autumn, be sure to make the pilgrimage to visit the fagus (Tasmania’s only winter deciduous tree) as it turns the alpine forests into a sea of red and gold.
In the colder months, a short drive will usually get you to one of our snowy peaks. And if it’s hot, nowhere in Tasmania is too far from a beach. And even inland Launceston has the Basin, which has no sand but is arguably one of the most picturesque swimming pools in the country.
Our weather has a reputation for being varied and, at times, unpredictable. But we think that’s part of our charm. Despite its rainy reputation interstate, Hobart is actually the second driest capital city in Australia. However, on the wild West Coast, it can often rain for 300 days of the year.
So, get yourself a Tassie Tuxedo (the colloquial term for our unofficial uniform, the black puffer jacket) and make the most of it.