Tertiary education encompasses any institution offering post-school education. Tertiary courses are offered at a number of institutions, including those providing higher education, Technical and Further Education (TAFE), and specific business courses.
Once students have completed Year 12, or qualified as mature-age entrants, they may be eligible to proceed to higher education. In Tasmania, the University of Tasmania and the Australian Maritime College provide higher education courses. Entrance into these higher education institutions is usually by academic merit.