Chat With Us

    Associate Degree in Applied Science [Z2J]
    Go to University of Tasmania
    University of Tasmania

    Associate Degree in Applied Science [Z2J]

    University of Tasmania

    University of Tasmania


    Australia, Hobart

    University RankQS Ranking

    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Associate Diploma

    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus

    Course Code





    Program Language


    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines29-Jan-2024
    Apply to this program

    Go to the official application for the university

    Duration 2 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 55,454  / total
    Next Intake 29-Jan-2024

    Associate Degree in Applied Science [Z2J]


    NEW Associate Degree in Applied Science HECS Scholarship: Choose to study the Associate Degree in Applied Science with us in 2022, and you can complete the first four units of your degree without tuition fees.* Contact our friendly team on 1300 363 864 to find out more.
    The Associate Degree in Applied Science is an industry-focused program designed for people interested in working in fields that require specialised skills and knowledge of applied science principles and processes, including those who may never have considered a career in science. The streams available under this course are: Fermentation and Separation and Sustainable Aquaculture.
    Fermentation and Separation

    Tasmania is famous for high quality food and beverage products, and if you love the idea of practical science and innovative industries the Fermentation and Separation stream is for you. While our island state provides a wealth of the finest ingredients, the real magic behind the success of these industries are people with applied science knowledge and skills creating the artisan outputs that consumers know and love.

    From beer, wine, and cider, to fermented food like sauerkraut and cheese, you'll undertake work placements and site visits with local businesses to learn from some of the best, all the while building your own skills for a bright future in our food and beverage industry.

    Sustainable Aquaculture

    Now is the time to get involved in a high-growth industry that supports marine life protection and helps sustainably feed the world with our Associate Degree in Applied Science, specialising in Sustainable Aquaculture. Tasmania is well known for its high-quality seafood, our pristine waters produce some of the best fish and shellfish that are enjoyed all over the world. If you'd love to work in the booming aquaculture industry, then this hands-on course has been specifically designed for you.

    The program is available for full-time and part-time study across all campuses in Tasmania and is delivered through a combination of online study, face-to-face classes, practical workshops and tutorials. Graduates of the Associate Degree in Applied Science will have: a pathway to a great career in their chosen field with practical skills to take straight into the workplace and the opportunity to undertake further study at the University of Tasmania.

    *Eligibility for Associate Degree in Applied Science HECS Scholarship
    For domestic students commencing study in 2022, we are pleased to offer the Associate Degree in Applied Science with 100% tuition fee waiver for the first four units of your associate degree.

    You will be eligible for the Associate Degree in Applied Science HECS Scholarship provided that you met the following eligibility criteria:
    1. You are an Australian citizen or permanent resident (ie eligible for a 

    As a graduate you may find employment in the private and public sectors or you may also be able to pursue research in exercise science and apply for postgraduate study in areas such as sports science, clinical exercise physiology, physiotherapy, and medicine.


    Entry Requirements

    All international students will need to meet the minimum English Language Requirements, University General Entry Requirements and any course specific requirements such as pre-requisite subjects, if applicable.

    English Language Requirements

    This degree requires an IELTS (Academic) of 6.0, with no individual band less than 5.5, or a PTE Academic score of 50, with no score lower than 42 or equivalent.

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    General Entry Requirements

    Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires the completion of qualifications equivalent to a 12th year of education in Australia.

    Please review the equivalent undergraduate entry requirements to see the minimum requirement relevant to your country. The ATAR information for this course is located in the “For Domestic Students” section of the entry requirements on this page.

    You can also meet the General Entry Requirement for this course with the following qualifications or prior studies:

    • Completion of an equivalent AQF Certificate III or above
    • Complete or incomplete (minimum 12.5 credit points) of previous tertiary study at Bachelor level or higher

    If you do not meet the minimum requirements, we offer the Foundation Studies Program.

    Course Specific Requirements

    This course does not have any course specific requirements.

    English Program Requirements

    • All methods of meeting University of Tasmania English language requirements have a validity period of 2 years unless involving a country specific qualification as listed below.
    • Each course offered by the University of Tasmania has a minimum English language requirement for entry as listed below. Applicants must also meet the academic entry requirements for each course.
    • Applicants who qualify from a University of Tasmania program, and intend to gain professional registration to become a practitioner in Australia, may need to meet the relevant Professional Accrediting Agency's English language registration standard.
    • In exceptional circumstances or cases not covered by the categories outlined below, multiple forms of evidence may be considered on a case by case basis by the Executive Director, Student Operations in consultation with the Director, Academic Quality and Standards.
    • The University reserves the right to require that any applicant be required to undergo a test of English language.


    Graduation from the Associate Degree in Applied Science can provide an entry opportunity for those who have not worked in science; accelerate progression through a graduate's present organisation; or open up new career pathways and opportunities.

    Opportunities for students specialising in Applied Science (Fermentation and separation) include brewing, wine making, fermented food and drink product manufacture, distillation, alkaloids, biodiesel, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, forensics, essential oils and water treatment.

    Opportunities for students specialising in sustainable aquaculture include working as technicians and managers on aquaculture farms, hatcheries and nurseries; for companies providing consultancy, advisory, sales and other services; and for government, research agencies and not-for-profit organisations involved in industry regulation. Currently, an estimated 2,595 Full Time Equivalent (FTE's) are employed in the Tasmanian aquaculture sector (inclusive of salmon id processing) (*Seafood Industry Workforce Profile, May 2017. Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council).

    Fee Information

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 55,454 

    How to Apply

    STEP 1: Choose and research your course

    STEP 2: Prepare your documents

    STEP 3: Lodge your application

    STEP 4: Accept your offer

    University of Tasmania

    Associate Degree in Applied Science [Z2J]

    University of Tasmania

    [object Object]



    Similar Programs

    Other interesting programs for you

    Find More Programs