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New courses tailored for Tamworth

In 2021 UNE is offering new career-focused certificate course options, specifically tailored for students in Tamworth.

New courses tailored for Tamworth

In 2021 UNE is offering new career-focused certificate course options, specifically tailored for students in Tamworth.


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Undergraduate Certificate in Professional Development

Developed in consultation with government and business in the Tamworth area, the Undergraduate Certificate in Professional Development* offers a range of specialisations in areas that have been identified as growth industries in the region. They are Business Studies, Community Welfare & Wellbeing, Creative Industries, Event Management, Sports Equine Management and Sports Science.


  • Study online, with options for face-to-face learning in Tamworth
  • Start 1 March and complete in either 4 months (fulltime) or 9 months (part time); or start 28 June and complete in 4 months (full time only)
  • Undertake work experience with a local employer


In addition to these specialisations, you can also study other course options in Information Technology, Science, Education and Agriculture, as part of the Undergraduate Certificate in Professional Development.


On successful completion you will be awarded an Undergraduate Certificate in Professional Development, which will equip you with the creative, critical and analytical skills to prepare you for a career in a rapidly changing world.

Course specialisations

Business Studies

Choose from subjects in accounting, economics, finance, communication, and marketing, and put what you’ve learned from your study into practice in a real-life workplace. You will examine actual business case studies to analyse business data, strategy and management practices.

Community Welfare & Wellbeing

Are you interested in a career in health, social care or community service work? In this course you will gain skills in decision making, professional practice, and effective communication. You’ll have the opportunity to apply these skills in a real-world setting, and experience how community services can enhance health and well-being.

Creative Industries

Events Management

In this specialisation you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to create and design an event. You will also have opportunity to grow your capability in innovation and entrepreneurship, and be exposed to industry experts, real-world applications and career possibilities.

Sports Equine Management

In this course you will examine the global sports industry and sporting event management, including marketing and communication. Work experience at either the Australian Equine and Livestock Events Centre (AELEC) or the Tamworth Sports Dome will allow you to put your learnings into practice.

Sports Science

You will learn about the science of sport, exercise and health and its practical applications. Study options include human anatomy, health and fitness assessment, training for health and performance, and introductory psychology. You will have the chance to learn from industry experts and put your knowledge into practice in a professional setting.

UNE Tamworth Centre

3 agriculture students standing outside the Tamworth Centre building

UNE has had a presence in Tamworth since 1955, providing students across the region with a base to meet, study, collaborate and communicate with peers and teachers.


For the last couple of decades the focus of UNE’s activities have centred on Peel House in the heart of the Tamworth CBD. It provides a range of services for current and prospective students. Our Student Support Desk is open from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday, providing:

  • Advice on course selection
  • Study planning and course progression
  • Assistance with online study platforms
  • Help for applying to study, advanced standing and enrolling
  • Preparing for university study
  • Referrals to other UNE student and academic support services

In 2014 the historic building underwent a significant refurbishment, which transformed it into a modern wifi-enabled facility, available to UNE students for extended hours, 7 days-a-week and boasting a range of student resources, including:

  • Private and open study spaces
  • Computers and printing facilities
  • Student lounges and kitchens
  • Dedicated PhD/Postgraduate study facilities
  • Student support hotline

It is also home to the UNE SMART Region Incubator, a friendly, focused and connected community, which helps to join regional businesses with growth potential, together with the academic community research, business mentors, corporate and community partners. We have assisted a number of Tamworth startups get off the ground, and they continue to come here to work hard, build smart, fail well and pivot fast.


UNE Tamworth also hosts a range of functions, events and workshops in conjunction with other departments of UNE, and by partnering with community groups and local organisations and businesses.

Studying Online

At UNE, online study is about the kind of flexibility and support that can only come from a university that has long understood the challenges faced by adults studying from home.


We have three teaching periods (trimesters), giving you greater choice about when and how much they study each year.


We know that a vital part of online study is your engagement with the learning community. Communication with your classmates, teaching staff and university support staff will enhance your study experience and ensure that your skills extend beyond the subject matter. UNE’s teaching staff are experts in their field which is why UNE consistently receives five stars from students for teaching quality.

How Does
Online Study Work?


Online study can also be referred to as 'distance education' (also off-campus, or external study) and provides an opportunity for you to study without having to physically attend a campus.


To make sure your learning can take place when it suits you, UNE provides online facilities which allow you to send questions, submit assignments, engage with other students, order library books, check your results and access other resources, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 



As a UNE student, you will have access to our professional support services including:

  • 24/7 Online Tutor Support
  • Academic Skills & Assignment Support
  • Career Development
  • Individual Counselling — for personal and academic issues
  • Special Needs Office — if you need adjustments to how you study because of temporary or permanent disability
A small number of units have intensive schools that enable students to engage in practical exercises, tutorials and lectures during intensive periods on campus in Armidale. These are a requirement for some units that have an important practical component, often in the sciences – please check the Course & Unit Catalogue for details.


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How to Apply

Applications now open for Trimester 1, 2021 (Start 1 March).

Prior to applying we suggest you:
1. Check out the 
course range
, to see all the degrees UNE has to offer. 
2. Check if you need to add any 
entry requirement documentation
 to your application.

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