Torrens University Australia

About the university

Torrens University Australia (TUA) offers a range of career-focused university accredited programs in Business, Education, Design, Health, Nursing and Sports Management for study on-campus, online or a hybrid of both. Torrens University’s campuses can be found in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane, and is led by a team of research- and career-oriented academic staff who, combined with a carefully selected group of global industry partners, help students to bridge the gap between study and work. The Adelaide Campus is situated on Wakefield Street on the historic site of the Menz Biscuit Factory.

The Wakefield Campus has been built from the ground up with a single purpose in mind – the student learning experience. Students can take advantage of numerous dedicated study areas, breakout pods and chill-out zones, while having unprecedented access to their learning facilitators – there are no separated, closed-off academic offices in the building, the campus functions as a true democratic learning community.

Torrens University Australia is part of Laureate International Universities, with more than 1,000,000+ students at 70 institutions in 25 countries.

Think Education

THINK Education and Torrens University are both part of the Laureate International Universities network. THINK currently offer students a Diploma of Nursing to provide them with an entry level qualification for Enrolled Nurses (EN) in Australia. Students will graduate with the essential skills and knowledge to work in diverse contemporary healthcare settings. The underpinning knowledge and skills, and the graduate outcomes of this qualification, are aligned to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) Standards for Practice: Enrolled Nurse, effective 1 January 2016. The elective units selected for this qualification have been chosen in consultation with industry representatives and, subsequently, accredited by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC). THINK Education will run their Diploma of Nursing course from the Torrens University, Wakefield Street Campus in 2019.

THINK Education is part of Laureate International Universities, with more than 1,000,000+ students at 70 institutions in 25 countries.

Admission

To be eligible for admission, undergraduate applicants must satisfy the minimum entry requirements and any course requirements or prerequisites. All entry and course requirements apply consistently across different campus locations and/or modes of study.

Additional access schemes

Torrens University aims to provide applicants with an opportunity to demonstrate that they are able to undertake study at their desired level, and each application is assessed against course-specific criteria.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum entry requirements will be assessed by a variety of means which may include interviews, referees reports, portfolios, auditions, and non-formal learning qualifications.

Scholarships

Torrens University Australia provides a range of merit-based scholarships to facilitate broad access to its courses for new students. 

Deferment

All undergraduate courses can be deferred for one year. Please refer to the Enrolment Policy and student procedure Deferring Commencement of a course.

Credit transfer

Applications for Course Credit must be made by completing the Application for Course Credit form and by referring to the Credit Policy. 

To submit your Application for Course Credit or for any questions regarding your application please contact a Course and Careers Advisor on 1300 575 803.

Academic year

Torrens operates on a trimester basis and includes three major intakes per year and three mid-term intakes. The term commencement dates for 2018 are as below:

  • Term 1: February 2019
  • Term 2: June 2019
  • Term 3: September 2019

Student services and facilities

Disability

The Torrens University Wakefield Campus Student Services staff can provide academic support for current and prospective students who have an impairment, injury, illness, or health condition, whether permanent or temporary, that impacts their capacity to study.

Student Services will work with you to develop a personalised action plan based on your needs so you can meet the inherent requirements of your course while maintaining as much academic independence as possible.

Student Services can help you:

  • organise accessible course materials and other specialised assistance
  • liaise with course coordinators on your behalf
  • make alternative arrangements for examinations and assessment, including extra time or the use of specialised equipment
  • give advice on individual disability related matters
  • assist you if you are dissatisfied with decisions made about disability-related arrangements and advise you about grievance resolution procedures.

Please note that you will need to provide documents completed by a health professional that support your request for assistance. Health professionals include medical practitioners, psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and psychiatrists. To make an appointment to discuss your needs please call Student Services Office on (08) 8113 7888 or email student.support@tua.edu.au.

Further information about the University’s approach to supporting students with a disability can be found in the Students Disability Policy.

Accommodation

There is a range of housing options available in Adelaide should you require accommodation while studying at Torrens University Wakefield Campus. Options include residential colleges (see Lincoln College, St Marks College and St Ann’s College), student apartments (see Urbannest or UniLodge) and private rentals. Torrens University is also registered with the Australian Homestay Network (AHN).

If you need additional assistance, the Student Services Team can help you find a housing option that best suits your needs. Please call (08) 8113 7888 or email student.support@tua.edu.au.

Health services

Torrens University has arrangements with two Adelaide Health Practices located in the CBD - Gawler Place Medical Practice and University Health Practice. These practices are familiar with student medical needs and the pressures of student life. They provide bulk billing to students who are eligible for Medicare and you can make an appointment online.

Counselling

A student counsellor will help you identify and work through specific issues that you are facing. They can help you break down big problems and develop long-term personal and study skills. Counsellors are particularly helpful if an issue is difficult to face alone or you are unsure how to deal with an issue. The student counselling service is a short term service and can also help to provide referral to external services if required.

Learning and Academic Skills

Torrens University Wakefield Campus offers a range of face-to-face and online academic skills support services including learning guides and workshops.

Academic Skills appointments run for 30 minutes and are available on Mondays between 8.30am–10.30am, Wednesdays between 12pm–2pm and Fridays between 12.30pm–2.30pm. In these appointments you can get assistance with:

  • Academic writing
  • Academic reading strategies and note-taking skills
  • Essay planning
  • Referencing

To book your Learning and Academic Skills appointment please email arivett@laureate.net.au.

General Support:

  • General enquiries and/or advice (via e-mail, reception)
  • Wi-Fi logins, learning portal access, student email, printing and other computer and IT issues
  • Student ID cards and building access cards
  • Fees, enrolment and subject selections
  • eCoE and Visa issues
  • Disability issues
  • Student policies and procedures and submitting forms and applications
  • Referrals to counselors, industry liaisons and academic skills support
  • Travel concessions
  • Student events

Further information

Torrens course brochures can be downloaded from the University's website, along with specific information for school leavers.

Alternatively, Torrens' expert Course and Career Advisors are available to take phone enquiries via future students and international enquiries: 1300 575 803.

Enquiries

Torrens University Australia Adelaide Campuses

Wakefield Street Campus
82-98 Wakefield Street, Adelaide, SA 5000
1300 575 803

Victoria Square Campus
Level 1, 220 Victoria Square, Adelaide, SA 5000
1300 575 803

Website: www.torrens.edu.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TorrensUni
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/torrensuniversity
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/edu/torrens-universityaustralia-41976
Instagram: @torrensuni

CRICOS Provider No: 00246M

Back to top