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The University of Tasmania English Language Centre delivers English courses designed to meet the needs of international students. Whether it is to prepare for tertiary study, get IELTS preparation assistance or boost global career prospects, there is a program to help you achieve those goals.

About Us

The English Language Centre is located in attractive surroundings on campuses in Hobart and Launceston. Both campuses, set in beautiful landscaped grounds a few kilometres from the city centre, offer a friendly, vibrant and safe environment for study.

Student Services

Students at the English Language Centre have use of all university facilities - a cafeteria, cafes, a sports centre, computer laboratories and wireless internet, libraries, travel and medical centres, and a full range of social clubs and activities.

All English language students receive:

  • a University of Tasmania student card
  • pre-departure information to help them plan their travel to Tasmania
  • a comprehensive orientation program
  • assistance with personal wellbeing and academic matters
  • regular monitoring of academic progress.


View all University of Tasmania - English Language Centre courses

UTASAccess Levels 1 to 7 - pre-intermediate to advanced

Length: five weeks each, nine start dates per year

The UTASAccess multi-level course provides a Direct Entry pathway to all University of Tasmania degree programs. Students may start a Direct Entry program at any of the UTASAccess levels, and completion of Level 7 with the required pass marks satisfies the English requirement into all University of Tasmania courses, including those at the Australian Maritime College.

UTASAccess Levels 1, 2 and 3 build the fundamentals of English language, allowing students to take confident steps towards success in higher education and global workplaces. Levels 4 to 7 provide rigorous academic English skills preparation, helping students acquire the English levels and skills required to undertake studies in University of Tasmania degree programs.

Foundation Studies Program

Commencing each February, this intensive 28-week course is designed for international students who need to upgrade their academic skills for entry into University of Tasmania undergraduate degrees. Students are placed into Science and Engineering, Business and Finance or Arts and Communication streams, depending on undergraduate degree choices. The university's scholarship program extends to the Foundation Studies Program for those with outstanding academic results. For further information, visit

For further details and entry requirements into all our programs, see


The English Language Centre is Tasmania's only IELTS test centre, and tests are held throughout the year in Hobart and Launceston. Preparation and practice for the IELTS exam are provided within UTASAccess levels of study.

Study tour and group programs

Incorporating English language learning, cultural activities and Tasmania's stunning natural environment, customised programs to meet the specific needs of international study groups are available in Hobart and Launceston. Tailored programs can include Maritime English, English for TESOL, English for Nursing and other specialisation areas.


A full range of affordable accommodation options, including homestay, student colleges and residences on campus, self-catered university apartments and shared housing off campus, are available to all English Language Centre students. The cost of living in Tasmania is generally lower than other Australian states.


  • Tuition fees: AUD$360 per week for all UTASAccess courses and AUD$13,136 for the Foundation Studies Program
  • Administration fee: AUD$200
  • Study tour quotes are available on request
  • Airport pick-up: free

* Fees as at July 2014


English Language Centre

French Street Sandy Bay 7005