100% HECS Waiver on Various Undergraduate Certificates (4 Units) from UTAS (SSAF Fees Apply)

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Job-ready certificates - Our short, flexible qualifications will give your career a real boost. Best of all, you can study online and without fees.

Whether you’re already a qualified professional or you’ve never studied before, we have a certificate for you. They’re a great way to upskill in an area you’re interested in or jump into further studies.

You’ll study four units, which will take six months full-time or one year part-time. You can also receive a 100% HECS fee waiver, which means studying with no tuition fees*.

Most of our certificates are offered fully online, so you can easily fit them in with your schedule. We have options in Business, Health, Education, Science, and more.

https://www.utas.edu.au/study/certificates#faqs

If you’re eligible to receive the 100% HECS fee waiver, you must complete at least two units by 31 December, 2021 and the remaining units by 30 June, 2022 in order to have the waiver applied to all units.

Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) applies, $46.20 per unit.
https://faq.utas.edu.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1612/kw/ssaf

Courses:
Diploma of Dementia Care M1D
Undergraduate Certificate in Sustainable Living Z0U
Undergraduate Certificate in Dementia Care 50F
Graduate Certificate in Economic Geology K5F
Undergraduate Certificate in Social Care A0F
Undergraduate Certificate in Education Support 40B
Graduate Certificate in E-Health (Health Informatics) H5E
Undergraduate Certificate in Creative Arts and Health A0E
Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Design Z0N
Undergraduate Certificate in Antarctic and Climate Science 70H
Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Technologies Z0Q
Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management (Aged Care) 35D
Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Security Fundamentals 70C
Undergraduate Certificate in Data and Environmental Management 70D
Graduate Certificate in Health Service Management (Safety and Quality) 35C
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Pharmacy M5C

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Comments

  • +6 votes

    Amenities fee still applies

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      How much are the amenities fees?

    • +3 votes

      What amenities can we use online?

      • +14 votes

        No.

      • +18 votes

        Agreed, the SSAF for online only students is ridiculous.

    • +4 votes

      There might be no out of pocket expense but the fee waiver only applies if you complete the certificate - do don't get trapped.

  • +35 votes

    As a Utas graduate I highly do not recommend going there
    Especially for IT and/or Accounting, basically you won’t learn anything and you only need 1-2 days of studying to get a Distinction.

    • +126 votes

      only need 1-2 days of studying to get a Distinction.

      That might be a selling point for some LOL

    • +12 votes

      I can see how that would be frustrating. However these courses are pretty good opportunities for people who could otherwise not afford it, or want to improve their skills and CV at no financial cost (despite time cost).

      It might even count as activity for people on job seeker.

      • +1 vote

        "It might even count as an activity for people on job seeker"
        I was thinking about this exactly

    • +12 votes

      You just sold me!

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      Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Technologies is no good then?

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      Did you graduation/certification assist you in gaining employment or to another beneficial pathway?

      • +11 votes

        In the local IT industry the UTAS degrees are seen as a joke. Everyone knows they were designed to specifically cater for the Chinese students and a lot of topics covered were completely unrelated or outdated. I could seriously write an essay on the many reasons why it was bad.

        Source: Studied IT at UTAS and work in the industry.

        However in saying that the Undergraduate courses are still something good to considering how cheap they are and it's certainly a good look on your resume if you're looking to get in the door, or even become more qualified in your own role. UTAS focus heavily on programming, AI, augmented reality (quite outdated tbh) and many people are into that.

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          What online provider can you recommend then?

          • -1 vote

            @xtommyk: I studied at UTAS and RMIT, but that was 10 years ago and since then I've done industry/vendor certifications instead of University for further education.

            This is another option, though Melbourne Institute of Technology don't exactly have good ratings and if you can't balance full time online study it'll be difficult. There's also some discussion there about Box Hill offering the same for free.

            Ideally I'd be looking at them all, what work is involved and how flexible they are with the study options that would fit in with you.

        • +10 votes

          Hello fellow Alumni!

          KIT105 - Professional Practices is probably the biggest joke of a unit I did.

          Assignments include:

          • Writing your own resume
          • Coming up with a 30 second elevator pitch
          • Creating a 5 minute video about your elevator pitch (group project!)

          Lectures were completely pointless and one included people from the Australian Computer Society trying to sign us up.

          One tutorial we even practiced walking into an exam room, where we did a "practice exam" which, I kid you not, was basically the exact same exam we ended up doing.

          Utas are more geared towards their international students because that's where their bread and butter is. Why should they care about domestic students when international students pay 3x the amount?

          2021 Total Course Fee (international students): $99,244 AUD*.
          Course cost based on a rate of $31,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

          • +3 votes

            @SnowDragon: When I studied they had just created the "Information & Communication Technology" degrees so you could still study Bachelor of Computing, Bachelor of Information Systems etc. and that unit didn't exist. It's also around the same time it became blatantly obvious they were reworking everything to fit in with the increasing amount of Chinese students

            Coordinator Nicole Herbert

            Say no more! She certainly made the entire experience extremely unpleasant. That unit sounds like something that belongs in the University Preparation Program for those who didn't fit the criteria to get into the degree of their choice.

        • +1 vote

          Many Degrees and certifications are now hand-balled profit making DIY online machines as many ppl don't want to do the work and copy/paste IMO. It's a good thing that you have studied as this Uni and ended up in the same field! (not affiliated with this Uni or any other)

          • +2 votes

            @vinni9284: You just summed up Upskilled. Get some Linkedin learning, get some YouTube videos, get some old study material for Server 2012 and bam you've got yourself a GradCert.

            • +1 vote

              @Clear: You did the work! Kudos to you! A Degree etc is just a key to get you through the door into the interview. Sometimes word of mouth is king! Cheers

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                @vinni9284: Nah I never studied Upskilled thankfully but read enough reviews to steer clear.

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            @vinni9284: Yup it's so true.

            My Uni experience versus recent online classes really highlighted how education is slipping down a box-ticking/international funding/copy paste path.

            A lot of these places seem like their online courses are glorified YouTube tutorials with a certificate stamped with the institution at the end…

            • +1 vote

              @Telios: At the end of the day, Education is a business like everything else. The government funding model is to fund (pay educational institutes, students and other affiliates) for students that 'Pass' subjects. So it incentives business to pass many students that would normally deemed to fail. Covid has solidified the new educational model to be predominately online and even when its eradicated, the face to face model wont be ever the same (depending on the course i.e top tier)

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        You could always do this, which would then lead to do this https://www.avse.edu.vn/

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          Not as easy as you think as your English has to be very proficient.

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            @vinni9284: This is Ozbargain, dont we all speak English proficiently, ok sure that dude from JESLED wouldnt cope bro

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              @chalks1971: You would be very surprised how technology has made us dumb with its spell checks, suggestive grammar within sentences and predictive text/AI. :P

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              @chalks1971: i fink 95% of ozbargainers will fail…to even complete the application correctly

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            @vinni9284: I know plenty of people who've find TESOL in Asia. I think we long as you have a tertiary education then you're probably qualified.

  • +6 votes

    It seems like if you start the course without planning on actually finishing it, you will have to pay for the units

    "To receive the waiver, you must complete a minimum of two units (out of a total of four) by 31 December 2021, and have completed all four units by 30 June 2022. Please see the individual course pages for unit availability in 2021 and 2022."

    • +2 votes

      Massive risk

    • +2 votes

      My experience is that you will enrol for the two units and get them waived after the cutoff date, you will only get the next two units waived if you complete the first two.

    • +2 votes

      Yep, zero risk to the university, they still get paid no matter what.

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      Not, that's not what it means. You don't have to do all the units - if for some reason you decide not to continue with your studies, as long as you have met the specified timeframes, the fee waiver is applied, and you do not have to pay it back if you don't complete the certificate.

      What it means in practical terms is that if you only complete one unit by 31 December 2021, the fee waiver will apply to that but not to the remaining units - if you don't do any further units, you do not have to pay the fee waiver back for the first unit, but if you want to do the other three units, you will have to pay for them.

      If you're admitted to the course, but don't complete any units this year (you go nah, I'll do it next year), you won't qualify for the fee waiver at all, so you would have to pay for ANY units you undertake.

      And lastly, if you complete at least two units by the end of December, the fee waiver will still be applicable to the remaining two as long as you complete THOSE by 30 June 2022, so as long as you stick to those required timeframes, your tuition fees will be waived. So if you met the first timeframe, but then only did one (your third) unit by June 2022, the fee waiver would then not apply to the one remaining unit.

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      I have confirmed with UTAS, you only need to pay for units if you enrol into them after 30 June 2022.

  • +2 votes

    I cannot believe they still offer the Dementia studies!

    • +96 votes

      I kept on forgetting that they had it.

      • +6 votes

        Take your freaking upvote. Lmao

    • +2 votes

      Why is that?

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    I think "Bachelor of Education (Primary) 43B" is a mistake?

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      thanks, fixed.

      It's a different HECS Waiver

  • +15 votes

    The clinical pharmacy course will help out with my side hustle.

    Then again the cyber security one sounds interesting

    You will learn to implement penetration testing.

    • +7 votes

      That’s why it’s a face-to-face only course.

      • +4 votes

        maybe face-to-back would be more accurate

    • +1 vote

      Fond memories of learning how to do that, SQL injection and a lot of other fun stuff within week 2 of IT at UTAS. Then of course they gave us access to the Faculty's UNIX server and expected us not to do anything malicious.

      • +1 vote

        Then of course they gave us access to the Faculty's UNIX server and expected us not to do anything malicious.

        :(){ :|:& };:,

        • +1 vote

          Funny you should say that because within 15 minutes of being given access in the tutorial someone had already done it. In his defence the warnings when you SSH'd in did say not to run IRC servers and nothing else.

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            @Clear: Sounds about right. Pretty harmless though and kind of funny if it worked. I'm sure the admins quickly learned their lesson if they didn't set ulimit

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              @MetaAF: Considering UTAS had a chunk of their senior staff retire and the other chunk made redundant leaving PhD students running the show… no it was a real mess.

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      GOOD LUCK WALTER WHITE PAINT

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    Bachelor of Education is not included in this offer

  • +1 vote

    Does this apply to other universities or just UTAS?

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    Odds that I can complete some of the courses listed here:
    https://www.utas.edu.au/courses/cse/courses/70c-undergraduat...
    and get them credited to my degree at UQ?

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      Wondering the same thing with mine at RMIT, probably best to email your uni and see if equivalency credits can apply or if you can write it off as elective units.

  • +7 votes

    oh to be 18 again

    • +7 votes

      You can study anytime. If you're a 40 year old deadbeat I would still recommend going to get a degree.

      • +3 votes

        Yep thats me

  • +1 vote

    is there a point of completing these if i already have a degree?

    • +4 votes

      You only have one degree?

      • +3 votes

        I have 360 degrees and so I'm gonna use them to turn around and walk away

        • +30 votes

          360 degrees will only make you do a full rotation tho…

          I find it hard to believe you've even graduated from HS :)

        • +2 votes

          😂😂😂

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      Depends what you’re doing for work or what you want to do for work. If you want to get into a different field or build your CV then maybe. You may also want to just learn about the topic being offered.

  • +5 votes

    I signed up for the Diploma of Sustainability last year solely to get a university email address and associated freebies/discounts. Don't think it even had student amenities fees then. I've actually enjoyed it just doing a couple of sustainable house design subjects. Had to do some work but quite cruise and interesting

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      Yeah same boat, finishing 4th unit now… damn the 2nd half of this year is going to be intense got 4 to smash out.
      Does anyone know what happens if we don't finish it all? Honestly getting the diploma isn't a must for me, but not paying anything is.
      Have still learnt quite a bit :)

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        I don't think anything happens if you don't do all the subjects. I only did one unit in Semester 2 last year (enrolled and then dropped other before census date), ended up not doing any this semester and will just do the other sustainable house design subject next semester and then withdraw. As you say, it's not about the diploma for me, but interested in building a sustainable house one day so good to have some knowledge.

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        I'm doing the diploma too and some subjects are a wank but some are pretty good and useful for my job and interests. If you don't complete them by the final date then you just pay for any you have to take after that date.

        • +1 vote

          Yeah nah won't be paying for any after that date.
          I guess I'll just try my best to smash them out this year without putting too much pressure on work/life balance.
          Sustainable house design is one of the main reasons I enrolled too and did enjoy it.
          Currently planning some fixed awnings for our northern windows with the knowledge I gained in the unit and from https://www.yourhome.gov.au/, fantastic website.

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            @Gojkins: but why? Why put all the work in and enjoy it but not go that little bit extra to get the actual reward for it all?
            Maybe look into quitting early and still being awarded the grad cert if you are certain you don't want the diploma.

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              @nmachine: The why:
              1. Units are heavily weighted to 2nd half of the year. I wish I was able to do more units in the first half. Having 4 to complete in the second half while balancing full-time work and life might be a bit too much.
              2. I don't see too much value in actually having the diploma in the end. Maybe a future employer will see it on my CV and consider it favourably, but I don't like my chances.
              3. Given point 2 and the fact that I'm an ozbargainer, spending money on these units isn't in my interest.

              The grad cert is something interesting I should consider though, thanks!

  • +4 votes

    Now if they would 100% wavier my HECS fees of $70K that would be great!

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      You can get a body double and fake your death :)

  • +2 votes

    Hey everyone!

    Was wondering if anyone here has done the Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Design (Z0N) or a similar course at UTAS before and had any feedback? I'm quite interested in taking it but would love to get some opinions on it.

    Or are there any similar design courses on other websites that people would recommend that are either free or cheap?

  • +3 votes

    Anyone done the Undergraduate Certificate in Applied Design? Units seem pretty interesting, could be something fun to take up on the side, but would like to see if anyone with experience at UTAS could comment on quality of the unit.

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    Are you sure about the bachelors degree OP? I'd think it a bit hard to complete in under a year

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    when does this expire? need time to decide

  • +2 votes

    Any data/GIS people out there with thoughts on the Undergraduate Certificate in Data and Environmental Management?
    Been eyeing off switching into this field for a little while and this seems as good a place to start as any.

    • +2 votes

      I use GIS alot especially as BIM has become important in the recent years - within the engineering space, I'm a civil engineer and and I'm thinking I might go and do it.
      PM me if you wanna know more about what I do, probably shouldn't disclose much on an open forum haha.

    • +1 vote

      Keep in mind it looks like 'Introduction to Data Science' unit is only offered in person

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        Thanks, I've emailed UTas to see if they have a suggestion. Perhaps it will be offered online Sem 1 2022 if there's enough interest? Can't see why it couldn't be taught online.

        • +2 votes

          Let me know what they say, I was thinking the same as you, maybe they'll offer online for next year

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            @dinna89: Just so you guys know this program for "free" places is ending in 2022. Doubt they will add another year/semester since it was a Covid program.

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              @Telios: I'm pretty sure for this course you have to complete by mid next year - some of the others need to be completed this year

              The hope is that sem1 they add the unit as an off campus unit, looking at the unit info it looks incomplete as compared to the other units.

          • +1 vote

            @dinna89: I spoke to admissions at UTas today. So the Undergraduate Certificate in Data and Environmental Management isn't technically available online, so you have to enrol as studying on campus, but you can then study 3/4 units online. Didn't get an answer about the data science course being offered online next semester.

    • +1 vote

      What are you planning to use GIS for? As in what field or job prospects?

      One of my undergrad majors was geography, with interests in both physical and human geography. I am currently doing a research masters (structural geology) and use GIS.
      I could shed some light if you want to know more about this - feel free to PM

  • +1 vote

    Do you get an edu.au email address?

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      Yes. and you can apply for student card.

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    Any other university offers this?

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      I would like to know that as well