Schools / Universities Tasmania
The schools / universities in Tasmania are amongst the best in the world. The University of Tasmania for example is renowned internationally for its research work and Australia’s Maritime College is also based in Tasmania. Facilities like these give Tasmanians access to top quality education that could just be the envy of mainland Australians.
For more information about some of these schools and universities, check our blog.
Most of the institutions have campuses located in the north and the south of the state. This means students and faculty staff may need to travel at various times. TravelSafe makes this more convenient than ever with our reliable group transportation in Tasmania.
Schools / Universities Tasmania – The University of Tasmania
The University of Tasmania (UTAS) is Australia’s fourth oldest university and was founded in 1890. However, Christ College, which affiliated with UTAS in 1929, was founded in 1846 and is Australia’s oldest tertiary institution.
UTAS is a world-class research facility, especially in the fields of marine and Antarctic studies where it’s a world leader. UTAS also manages the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) at its Burnie campus in collaboration with the Tasmanian State Government. Additionally UTAS supplies education services to the Australian Maritime College.
UTAS has 3 campuses in Hobart, Launceston and Burnie. It offers undergraduate and graduate courses across many disciplines.
Schools / Universities Tasmania – TasTAFE
TasTAFE is Tasmania’s largest provider of vocational education and training. It has 12 campuses spread around the state offering over 370 courses and certifications. This means that that most Tasmanians, regardless of where they live, can access at least one campus. The main campuses are in Hobart, Launceston, Devonport, Burnie, Glenorchy, Claremont, Warrane and Alanvale.
TasTAFE is run by the state government and is part of the Australian Technical and Further Education system.
Schools / Universities Tasmania – Royal Gurkhas Institute of Technology Australia
The Royal Gurkhas Institute of Technology (RGIT) Australia is a privately owned, Registered Training Organisation with campuses in Melbourne and Hobart in the CBD. RGIT provides vocational training across a range of industry relevant areas such as English, Hospitality, IT, Health Sciences, Business and Management.
Training is available as short courses, traineeships, certificates, apprenticeships, diplomas and advanced diplomas. All qualifications and certifications are recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
RGIT also offers short courses in subjects like First Aid, Food Safety, Responsible Service of Alcohol, Latte Art and Barista.
Schools / Universities Tasmania – The Australian Maritime College
Australia’s national maritime education, research and training centre, The Australian Maritime College (AMC), is located in Launceston with campuses at Newnham and Bell Bay. It has two national centres that provide training in marine environments and maritime engineering, logistics and seafaring. The two centres are The National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics, and The National Centre for Ports and Shipping. All training is provided by the University of Tasmania.
The Newnham campus is the location of the College’s Centre for Maritime Simulation, Towing Tank, Model Test Basin, Aquaculture Centre, Cavitation Research Laboratory and Survival Centre. The location of all these at the one campus is a unique situation not found at any other university anywhere in the world. The College’s Marine Firetraining Centre is located at the Bell Bay campus.
Schools / Universities Tasmania – FIT College Hobart
Hobart City Centre is the location of a FIT College campus for fitness training professionals. The campus is in the same location as All Aerobics Fitness, allowing students access to the fitness centre’s equipment and facilities.
FIT College is a privately owned facility that specialises in training professionals for the fitness industry. All FIT College graduates are qualified and ready to work in any type of fitness environment.
As you can see, Tasmanians are blessed with some of the finest education available anywhere in Australia, if not the world. If you need to travel as part of your studies, whether to another campus elsewhere in the state, for research purposes or a day trip, consider using TravelSafe’s low cost coach hire in Tasmania. Our friendly staff make arranging your group transport easy and convenient.