Services & Facilities
The Polytechnic offers many different services that you need so you can get the qualifications and skills you want.
What support is available?
Whether you are returning to study after a long break, wanting to build on the skills you have or entering post compulsory education for the first time, we have many systems in place to ensure you are supported in the areas you need to be. We are here with you along your journey, to ensure you reach your goals.
It can be daunting to try to discover a career for the first time. You may not know what you are good at. Our Career Counsellors can help you map out a pathway to success.
If you are not sure of your career direction, one of our Foundation Taster courses will give you the opportunity to sample a variety of occupations within an industry before settling on the one you want to pursue.
We provide bridging programs to allow you to build the skills necessary to grab hold of your future. There are courses to help you ease into further training and return to study and courses to help you develop the study skills to successfully undertake work from Certificate II through to Advanced Diploma.
We have a selected number of Tasmanian Qualifications Accredited (TQA) subjects that are integrated with specific vocational area programs. For further information about these opportunities, please discuss with the relevant teaching area.
An extensive range of TQA accredited subjects are offered through the Tasmanian Post Year 10 sector, please see the Post Year 10 Course Guide for specific advice.
We also have courses focused specifically on literacy, numeracy and/or computing, to ensure you have the foundation skills to achieve success in your chosen area.
Childcare centres are located on several campuses across the State and operate Monday to Friday.
We provide access to excellent, personalised student support services including:
- a student learning plan
- pathway planning
- regular feedback and monitoring of progress
- career counselling and guidance
- disability support
- personal counselling support.
Client and Student Service Centres
Our Client and Student Service Centres on every campus can help you with any enquiries you may have about courses, enrolment, fees, child care, student ID cards, bus timetables, bus passes, payments and student's concessional travel. You can also arrange appointments with Counsellors and Disability Officers.
Learning Centres are located on all major campuses. Our staff can help you find the books, journals, videos and electronic resources you need. The Centres provide induction sessions for new students, IT support and information programs for all learners and staff as required.
Computers, printers, scanners and photocopiers are available and you can also use a variety of online resources. This means that the Centres are a 'one stop shop' for a whole range of learning and teaching support services, while also being a social space in which to read, chat, view exhibitions and videos, and hold meetings.
The intention is that they are dynamic, engaging, supportive and inclusive spaces which embrace and enhance a culture of lifelong learning. Many of the centres have a video conferencing capacity and open into the evening to meet learner needs.
Are programs available in regional areas?
We have partnerships in a number of regional areas to provide training for Tasmanians living in rural and remote communities. The programs offered will vary in each area according to need and demand.
In addition to face-to-face delivery, flexible learning options may also be available through distance or online study. Local support is available in many cases to assist those students undertaking flexible learning.