Location Hobart, Tasmania Australia
Entry level Undergraduate
Duration 5 years
Important dates

September: Applications Due.

Indigenous entry pathway

Course Information

The MBBS on-campus full time course takes a minimum of 5 years to complete. Years 1 – 3 of the course are based in Hobart, with short placements in rural communities around the state. Years 4 and 5 will involve a series of clinical rotations, including some electives, at Clinical Schools in Hobart, Launceston or Burnie.

The educational objectives are arranged around five themes which address the graduate attributes prescribed by both the University of Tasmania and the Australian Medical Council. The scientific basis of medicine and its clinical application will be taught in an integrated manner which will provide not only clinical relevance across the five years but which will also highlight the ethical and professional aspects of medical practice.

Entry Level

Undergraduate. An undergraduate course is an entry level course at university. Most students go from year 12, but you can also apply as a mature age student.

Important Dates Details

September: Applications Due.

Indigenous Entry Pathway

If you are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, you may be eligible to apply for admission into the MBBS program through our Aboriginal Entry Application Process as follows:

If you are applying to University from Year 12: Aboriginal Year 12 students are advised to apply for entry to medicine through the School of Medicine Aboriginal Application Form. We shall assist you to complete your full University application once we have received your Aboriginal Application Form. Pre-requisites:

  • Confirmation of Aboriginality (see School of Medicine Aboriginal Application Form)
  • Personal supporting statement outlining your reasons for wanting to become a doctor
  • TCE English and Chemistry. Applicants without the chemistry pre-requisite, but who are otherwise eligible, can demonstrate competence by satisfactory completion of a University foundation unit in chemistry before commencement of medicine in February of the year of entry
  • Competitive ATAR score
  • UMAT is not required for applications under the Australian Aboriginal Application Process
  • Interview with representative of the University Admissions Committee

For more information, download the Aboriginal Application Form.

If you are applying into University as a Non-school Leaver: Aboriginal entry by special consideration for non-school leavers – Pre-requisites:

  • Confirmation of Aboriginality (see School of Medicine Aboriginal Application Form)
  • Qualifications and experience in a health-related field such as an Aboriginal health worker or nurse
  • Personal supporting statement outlining reasons for wanting to become a doctor
  • Referee report
  • TCE English and Chemistry, or equivalent – which may be demonstrated through TCE, undergraduate study and/or workplace experience. Applicants without the chemistry pre-requisite, but who are otherwise eligible, can demonstrate competence by satisfactory completion of a University foundation unit in chemistry before commencement of medicine

in February of the year of entry

  • Interview with representative of the University Admissions Committee.

For more information, download the Aboriginal Application Form. http://www.utas.edu.au/health/study/courses/bachelor-of-medicinebachelor-of-surgery/aboriginal-entry-application-process

For further information, please contact Aboriginal.applicationprocess@utas.edu.au

Entry Criteria

The selection into the course is based on your performance in the UMAT, academic marks and the successful completion of required pre-requisite subjects, or via the pre-requisites for the Australian Aboriginal Application Process – see ‘Indigenous Entry Pathway’.

Preparation Course

The Murina Preparation Pathway program is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who are thinking of doing university studies and who feel they might need some extra learning and support before they begin their degree studies. The completion of this general foundation program does not guarantee entry into medicine.

Length of course

5 years

Additional Information

* You need to have successfully completed the pre-requisite subjects of English and Chemistry. A sound background in Mathematics and Biology is desirable but not required for admission to the course.

* Providing supporting statements can help with your application.

* By accepting an offer of a place in this course you agree (provided that positions are available and unless directed otherwise) to complete rural placements in the early years of the course, and complete at least one of your final years at the Rural Clinical School.

What assistance is available to me?

Riawunna Centre
Riawunna Centre provides excellent support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. On each campus Riawunna Centre maintains a resource room which houses a collection of books, articles, audio-visual materials and material culture, for use by all University students and staff.

Staff are able to offer a wide range of skills and experience to those wanting to understand Indigenous peoples, their cultures and histories. Other support services they offer include: Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme (ITAS) Program; Karni Mapali (Mentor Program); Murina Preparation Pathway; academic support; counselling and course advice; cultural support and cultural activities. Riawunna Centre provides excellent support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Financial Assistance