In six years, University of Tasmania vice-chancellor Rufus Black wants to eliminate all barriers to higher education for Tasmanians.
The goal was established as part of UTAS' recent strategic plan, published by Professor Black, as a blueprint for the future.
As a state with many low socioeconomic areas and remote communities, Professor Black said removing barriers would help UTAS become truly a university for Tasmania.
"There are a whole range of things that are barriers so we systematically want to go after those," he said.
One of the major barriers for access to higher education in Tasmania is finance, and UTAS had already taken steps to tackle it.
Two years ago it established the University College, which provides applied learning in several vocational education industries, and offers an alternative pathway to university for those who may not meet entry requirements.
The University Colleges offers low-ATAR entry on a number of its courses, along with bridging courses such as the University Preparation Program (UPP) to help people take that step to tertiary education, through course credits.
"We are evolving our model of how we assess financial need," Professor Black said.
"We also know that we need to have more local delivery, that is why we are getting the core models into more regional settings."
The University College's applied health course is now delivered on the North-West Coast, in Burnie.
Also, UTAS has spent the past nine months investigating its future expansion on the West Coast as part of a trial.
Programs that could be rolled out to the region include Children's University, an alumni strategy and short courses.
Professor Black said a good example of how they were tailoring courses to suit demand was the accelerated Bachelor of Business, run from Enterprize in Launceston.
"It's one of those things that we cater for locally, and it's working, in part because people want and need to get into the workforce sooner," he said.
"We need to deliver more flexibly - how do we get a better blend, because people have job or family commitments."
The University of Tasmania strategic plan was released last month and aims to provide a blueprint for the future of the university across Tasmania.