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8 Benefits of Private Universities over Public Universities

8 benefits of studying at a private university

The hunt for a place to study after year 12 can be a daunting experience. With a diverse range of courses and education providers available across Australia, it can be difficult to know where to start.

As a private university, Torrens university offers students many advantages. Check out these reasons why it’s way better to go private, than public:

1. Small, interactive classes

One of best things about going to a private college is the small class sizes and the engaging, lively learning environment that comes with it. Public universities tend to have big auditoriums and it’s easy to get lost in the crowd. We firmly believe that students learn faster and progress through the material quicker in smaller classes. Not only do our students get more from their education, but our teachers feel better equipped to deal with the needs of a classroom by observing and fine-tuning their style of teaching to ensure that everyone is on the same page.

2. Practical, hands-on assessment

Rather than just reading about what you’re learning or seeing it being done: you will get to participate in workshops and get hands-on experience. From day one, students can expect to dive into real-world briefs under the guidance of their teacher.

Billy Blue studio | Torrens University Australia

3. Flexible study options – Mix up online study and on-campus

You can study when and where you want within a structured 12-week trimester, tailoring your study to suit your lifestyle. Depending on your course, you can move between online and on-campus study each trimester, or choose blended learning wherever possible.

4. Emphasis on Industry experience

Private universities tend to have a much heavier emphasis on gaining practical skills through placements rather than just learning theory. The best part for you? These industry placements give you work experience to put on your resume even before you graduate. At the end of the day, isn’t that what all students are aiming for anyway? To be prepared for life outside the classroom and hit the ground running in a career they love.

Emphasis on Industry experience

5. Graduate faster

Many courses offer an accelerated study option allowing you to pick up extra classes to complete a three-year degree in just two. The sooner you graduate, the sooner you can break out of the obligatory poverty of studying, earn some real bucks and start working in an industry you love!

6. Engaging Teachers

Our academics are more like mentors and less like old profs standing behind a podium. They have worked (or are still working) in the industry and are experts in their field. This makes classes much more interesting when students get to learn firsthand stories of experiences they’ve had in the field.

Engaging Teachers | Torrens University Australia

7. Industry Connections

One major aspect that separates private universities and a public university is the industry contacts and partners. Torrens University Australia incorporates some of the world’s most prestigious schools in business, design, technology, public health, hospitality, project management, education and sports management. Learn more about our industry partners and schools.

8. Study now, pay later

Public universities have enjoyed HECS subsidies for their students for a long time, but this also extends to private universities. It’s called FEE-HELP and it’s basically the same thing. You study and repay the money once you start earning above a certain amount.


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