Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania



29 July 2020

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

Schools Recommendation Program

The Tasmanian Government would like to congratulate and acknowledge the more than 1600 Tasmanian Year 12 students who have received an offer to study with the University of Tasmania next year.

In response to the challenges of COVID-19, UTAS worked with The Department of Education and other education sectors to implement the Schools Recommendation Program. This enabled students to apply and be made an offer for an undergraduate courses at UTAS based on the recommendation of their school.

The program was devised to reduce the stress and pressure for students and their families, whose lives and learning have been disrupted by COVID-19.  It aims to ensure that students will not be disadvantaged in their transition from senior secondary school to further study.

The criteria for the program included factors such as students’ Year 11 results, an assessment of their capabilities and the perspective of those who have taught them throughout their learning journey.

There is no doubt that this has been a time of change, including the shift to learning at home which is why it was important that we recognised the challenges students faced this year and responded in a flexible way.



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