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Great news, this course is included in Fee-Free TAFE.

To be eligible for a Fee-Free place you must be:

  • a resident of Tasmania or working in Tasmania
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident, an eligible VISA holder, and
  • of working age

Please see the Eligibility criteria below to check if you're eligible.

Fee-Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and Tasmania Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill.

Study Start


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Please note: The course overview is intended as a guide only. Not all courses are available at all locations or through all study types and attendance options. Please check Locations, Dates and Times below or enquire for further information.

Are you about to start your TasTAFE course but feeling a little nervous? This short course will teach you the study skills you need to start your new course with confidence.

This course will next run immediately before TasTAFE’s second intake period in July 2023.

The Study Start course is for students who are enrolled at TasTAFE in a course that is about to start, and it's free. It is designed to support people who may have been out of study for some time or are nervous about starting at TasTAFE.

The course replicates the experience of many TasTAFE courses, with a mixture of on-campus classes, virtual classes, and online independent study.

The skills and knowledge all relate to being well prepared for studying at TasTAFE. You will learn how to use your Office 365 account, be introduced to the Canvas platform, learn video conferencing basics for both Microsoft Teams and Zoom, and will be shown how to make the most of your bksb account.

You will also learn about general study skills, such as time management, how to understand and prepare for assessments, basic reading and writing strategies for study and how to maintain a positive growth mindset.

This short course is delivered over 20 hours, with 16 hours supervised learning and 4 hours of independent online study.

Interested in starting this course?

Contact us today to express your interest or make an enquiry.

Call 1300 655 307 Submit an enquiry

We’re here to help…

At TasTAFE, we understand that everyone's journey is different and sometimes you might need some extra support to achieve your study or career goals.

Whether you are at the very start of your training, returning to study after a long break, or looking to upskill in a specific area, we're here to help you to be successful in your chosen field of study, apprenticeship or traineeship.

Our student support services are available for all students, and aim to provide the support you need to make your learning experience just that little bit easier.

Find out more about what support is available