Torrens University Australia

About the university

Torrens University Australia (TUA) offers a range of career focused undergraduate and postgraduate programs in Business, Education, Hospitality, Design, Health, Project Management and Sports Management for study on-campus, online or a hybrid of both. Torrens University’s Campuses can be found in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and online. Its 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.

Adelaide Campus is situated in the heart of Adelaide, Wakefield Street, offering design courses run by Media Design School, a bachelor of business specialising in sports management and unique public health courses with specialisations in disability and age care.

Torrens University Australia has been specifically designed with one purpose; employability. Our students graduate confident: highly skilled, qualified, and experienced.

Torrens offers an efficient trimester system. Full-time students typically undertake 3 study periods with a duration of 12 weeks each, which enables the completion of a 3-year bachelor degree within 2 years.

Torrens University Australia is part of Laureate International Universities, with more than 1,000,000+ students at 70 institutions in 25 countries. For more information about TUA, visit the University’s website. 

Admission

Torrens University Australia is committed to excellence in academic standards as well as equity objectives for a diverse and representative student population. Core to the University’s philosophy is that all students with the capacity to succeed in tertiary study should have the opportunity to do so, regardless of social or educational disadvantage.

The University’s Admissions Policy reflects these aims. Student selection is competitive and based on the principles of academic merit, access and equity. Selection processes are applied fairly and openly, and recognise that formal qualifications are not the only measure of the capacity to succeed.

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.

Undergraduate entry requirements are contained within the University’s published Entry Requirements Procedure. These are reviewed on an annual basis to ensure that they remain consistent with the objectives of the University, and include, but are not limited to:

  • formal academic qualifications at the secondary or vocational level
  • aptitude or specific knowledge tests, interviews, portfolios, work experience, referees’ reports, informal and non-formal learning, or a combination of these, or
  • the satisfaction of criteria for Special Entry and Educational Access Schemes designed to broaden access to the University, address perceived disadvantage or encourage studies in particular disciplines. This includes but is not limited to applicants with physical disabilities, applicants from geographically isolated areas, applicants with economically disadvantaged backgrounds and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

Special access schemes

The Special Entry scheme 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 seeking admission via Special Entry will be assessed by a variety of means which may include interviews, referees reports, portfolios, auditions, and non-formal learning qualifications.

Deferment

All undergraduate courses can be deferred for one year. Please refer to the Enrolment Policy and student procedure Deferring Commencement of a course. The policy and student procedure can be found on the  University's website.

Credit transfer

Applications for Course Credit must be made by completing the Application for Course Credit form and by referring to the Credit Policy. The form and the policy are available from the University's website.

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 follows:

  • Term 1: 19 Feb 2018 
  • Term 2: 4 June 2018 
  • Term 3: 17 Sept 2018 

For more information on enrolment visit the University's website.

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 (see www.realestate.com.au or www.domain.com.au). 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. For more information see the Adelaide Unicare website

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 counsellors, 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