The Bachelor of Commerce offers you a global perspective on business. With a focus on career development, you will explore how business operates on a world stage and the ramifications of globalisation for local business.

 

This course includes an industry placement as well as an opportunity to undertake a global learning experience with a Laureate International Universities partner institution.

 

 

Graduate Outcomes:

 

This course is designed to meet the global demand for high-quality commerce graduates providing you with the opportunity to specialise in accounting and/or finance. The accounting specialisation is fully accredited by CPA Australia and CA Australia and New Zealand.

 

 

 

Key study outcomes

  • Learn the basic principles of accounting and finance, and specialise in one of these disciplines
  • Develop an understanding of investments at corporate and shareholder levels
  • Learn how to use business information systems to develop insights and increase productivity
  • Learn how to use business analysis methods and financial reporting
  • Develop the management and leadership skills to successfully undertake a career in accounting, or finance,

 

 

Contact us to discuss your career pathway options.


 

COURSE OVERVIEW

Qualification Title BACHELOR OF COMMERCE
Study Options – Domestic Australian students Full-time Blended*

Part-time Blended*

 

Study options – International students On campus full time only
Start Dates February, June, September

For specific dates visit the website

Course Length Full Time: 3 years

Accelerated: 2 years

Part-time: Options available

Payment Options – Domestic Australian students Upfront payment

This means tuition fees will be invoiced each trimester and payment is required on or before the due date.

FEE-HELP

FEE-HELP is Australian Government’s loan scheme for higher education degree courses.

Further information within this Course Information Sheet

It can assist you in paying for all, or part of, your course fees. Repayments commence via the tax system once your income rises above a minimum threshold. Just like with any other debt, a FEE-HELP debt is a real debt that impacts your credit rating.

Payment Options – International students Upfront payment

This means tuition fees will be invoiced each trimester and payment is required on or before the due date.

Further information within this Course Information Sheet.

 

Course Study Requirements It is expected that each subject, whether studied online or on-campus, will involve a combined total of 120 hours of structured and self-directed learning, which equates to approximately 8.5 hours a week per subject over a 12-week trimester. Assessment Students will be assessed through group discussions, individual analytical assignments and group assignments, participation and invigilated exams.
Location Adelaide, Wakefield St Campus

Melbourne, Flinders St Campus

Brisbane, Fortitude Valley Campus

Sydney, The Rocks Campus

Delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd
Provider

 

Torrens University Australia Ltd is registered as a self-accrediting Australian university by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA). CRICOS Course code

 

084213C (Standard 3 year)

 

Provider obligations Torrens University is responsible for all aspects of the student experience, including the quality of course delivery, in compliance with the Higher Education Standards 2015 Accrediting body Torrens University Australia Ltd
Course Fees               For details, refer to the website Any other fees For details, refer to the website

 

Essential requirements for admission: No additional requirements

 


 

STUDENT PROFILE

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at the institution. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available, including those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Applicant background Semester one / Full year intake T1 2018
Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
21 35.59%
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study 10 16.95%
(C) Recent secondary education:

·        Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
(regardless of whether this includes the impact of
adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

<5 <5
·        Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
(e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
0 0%
·        Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
(e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
21 35.59%
(D) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above)
N/P N/P
International students 57 96.61%
All students 59 100.0%

Notes:        “<5” – the number of students is less than 5.

N/A – Students not accepted in this category.

N/P – Not p ublished: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students.

 

 

Where to get further information:

Torrens University

UAC

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

 

Admission Criteria
Applicants with higher education study

 

·        A completed higher education qualification at AQF level 5 (diploma) or above, or equivalent, from an Australian University or another accredited higher education provider

OR

·        Successful completion of at least 1 EFTSL (equivalent full time student load, or one full year) of an AQF level 6 (Associate Degree) or above, or equivalent, from an Australian University or another accredited higher education provider

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

 

·        A completed vocational education qualification at AQF level 4 (Certificate IV) or above, or equivalent, from a registered training organisation (RTO)

OR

·        Successful completion of at least 1 EFTSL (equivalent full time student load, or one full year) of an AQF level 5 (Diploma) or above, or equivalent, at a registered training organisation (RTO)

Applicants with work and life experience

 

Demonstrated ability to undertake study at the required level:

·        broadly relevant work experience (documented e.g. CV), demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR

·        formal, informal or non-formal study, completed or partially completed, demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success; OR

·        written submission to demonstrate reasonable prospect of success; OR

·        discipline specific portfolio (art and/or design).

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years) with ATAR or equivalent

(for applicants who will be selected wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR)

Minimum ATAR required for consideration: 60
English Language Proficiency

(applicable to international students, and in addition to academic or special entry requirements noted above)

Equivalent IELTS 6.0 (Academic) with no skills band less than 5.5

 


 

ATAR profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in Trimester 1 2018.

(ATAR-based offers only, across all offer rounds) ATAR (OP in QLD)
(Excluding adjustment factors)
Highest rank to receive an offer * <5
Median rank to receive an offer # <5
Lowest rank to receive an offer * <5

 

Notes:* “<5” – indicates less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made


 

Other Admission Options

(For applicants who will be selected on a basis other than ATAR)

Special Entry:

Applicants in any category whose study, work or life experiences have been impacted by disability, illness or family disruption will be given special consideration for admission. Each application will be considered on its merit, based on the evidence supplied by the applicant attesting to the circumstances of the applicant. Applicants for special entry may need to complete written or numerical tasks to assist with assessing eligibility for admission.

 

How to apply

Advanced standing/academic credit/recognition of prior learning (RPL)

 

You may be entitled to credit for prior learning, whether formal or informal. Formal learning can include previous study in higher education, vocational education, or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience. Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

Applicants admitted based on prior higher education study may be eligible for Advanced Standing in the form of credit and/or recognition of prior learning (RPL) under the Torrens University Australia Credit Policy.

  • Students with completed subjects may be eligible for specified credit and/or elective exemptions
  • Students who have completed a qualification at AQF level 5 (diploma) or above may be eligible for block credit (where a block credit agreement exists)
  • Students with a mix of formal study and informal and/or non-formal learning may be eligible for recognition of prior learning in addition to any credit approved.

Credit will not be applied automatically. Applicants must apply for credit and/or RPL as early as possible prior to each study period, with applications not accepted after week 2.

 

For further information about credit and recognition of prior learning, please see /apply-online/course-credits.

 

Location and Start Dates

This course is delivered at our Wakefield Adelaide Campus, The Rocks Sydney Campus, Flinders St Melbourne campus or Fortitude Valley Brisbane campus.

You can also complete this course in part-time study.

 

There are three intakes a year for this course; February, June and September. See Quick Course Guide on previous pages.

 

Lecturers and Academic Staff

In developing its degree courses, Torrens is able to draw on the vast experience and resources in education that have been developed within this network. This makes the degree courses offered by the University unique in their global aspect, the quality of the learning materials, up-to-date learning methodologies and the use of technology to enrich the learning experience.

 

Small Class Sizes

Get direct and personalised access to our industry-experienced lecturers and learning facilitators, through small class sizes and valuable one-to-one interactions, regardless of whether you study online or on campus.

 

Facilities and Services include:

  • The Customer Service Hub – our friendly and experienced staff can give help and advice about courses, your enrolment and campus life, including all services and activities on campus.
  • Counsellors are available for students to consult with on a range of personal issues
  • Student wireless access throughout the Campus
  • Student break-out and relaxed study spaces for group work
  • Student lounge areas – most with microwaves, kitchenette facilities and vending machines
  • The Learning Hub, home to the Learning Support Team, encompasses Learning Skills A0dvisors, Learning Technology Advisors, and Library & Learning Skills Officers. It provides an integrated, holistic support program for students throughout the study lifecycle within a library/collaborative study environment.

 

The service includes:

  • Support and workshops with highly qualified staff in the areas of Academic skills, Library skills, and Technology skills, both on campus and online.
  • Physical and digital resources relevant to studies, such as books, journals, multimedia, databases
  • Self-check kiosks for library loans and print and copy facilities

 

Campus facilities and services

All campuses are designed to provide students with professional spaces in which to learn and work. They have been planned with student study needs in mind with well-equipped accessible learning spaces as well as student breakout areas for group work and spending time with friends.

 

Success Coaches: 

Our Success Coaches are industry and education experts who leverage your strengths to align your learning with your broader life purpose. With a focus on career goals, and trained in Gallup Strength methodologies, your Success Coach will take a strengths-based approach to helping you set your learning and career goals.

 

Partnering with you for the duration of your studies, the Success Coach is here to make sense of all of the learning experiences, including readiness for and securing of work integrated learning, placements, internships and opportunities in internal enterprises.  All of our coaches are industry professionals, which will give you that inside edge you’ll need to be successful in your chosen career.

 

Irrelevant of how you like to learn, our coaches are there for you.  Coaching can take place online, or on campus.  Our main priorities are to make sure that you are always well connected and motivated, that you are successfully completing your desired subjects, and that you gain valuable knowledge and experience through participation and engagement, whilst always aligning to your natural talents.

 

A positive student experience

Torrens University values the importance of a positive student experience, and therefore has robust processes to resolve student complaints.  The Student Complaints Policy, and associated procedures, can be access from the website.

Paying for your qualification

We offer two payment options for this course:

 

Upfront payment

If you want to complete your qualification debt-free you can choose to pay as you go. This means tuition fees will be invoiced each trimester and payment is required on or before the due date using EFTPOS, credit card or Flywire.

 

FEE-HELP

FEE-HELP is Australian Government’s loan scheme for higher education degree courses.

 

It can assist you in paying for all, or part of, your course fees. Repayments commence via the tax system once your income rises above a minimum threshold ($54,869 in 2016-17). Just like with any other debt, a FEE-HELP debt is a real debt that impacts your credit rating.

 

Further information about FEE-HELP, including eligibility, is available at:

FEE-HELP website

FEE-HELP booklets

 

Austudy and Abstudy

Students enrolled in this course may be eligible for government assistance, such as Austudy or Abstudy.

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

*Timetable subject to change and availability

 

Level 100 Core Subjects

Code Subject Name
COMR 2008 Principles of Accounting
ECON 2002 Principles of Economics
STAT 2000 Quantitative Analysis
LAW 2000 Business Law
FINA 2006 Principles of Finance
BIZ101 Business Communication

 

Level 200 Core Subjects

Code Subject Name
COMR 2000 Management, Leadership and Professional Practice
COMR2002 Business Information Systems
COMR2010 Cultural Awareness: A Personal Perspective*

 

Level 300 Core Subject

Code Subject Name
COMR 2004 Industry Placement*

 

*Students must complete at least 8 core subjects (80 credit points) before enrolling in this subject

Elective subjects

There are 14 elective subjects. A minimum of 5 subjects (50 credit points) must be chosen from the specified BCOM electives subjects as per the elective table below.

  • 200 level: 3 subjects
  • 300 level: 5 subjects

Unspecified electives:

6 subjects

 

To specialise in Accounting, the candidate must include the following prescribed elective subjects

Code Subject Name
ACCT2000 Financial Accounting
ACCT2002 Corporate Accounting
ACCT2005 Annual Report Analysis and Interpretation
ACCT2006 Management and Cost Accounting
ACCT2007 Financial Accounting Regulation: Application and Theory

 

To meet the educational entry requirements for CPA Australia, the candidate must, in addition to the subjects required for the accounting specialism, include the following prescribed elective subject:

Code Subject Name
LAW2001 Corporate Law

 

To meet the educational requirements of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand the candidate must, in addition to the subjects required for the accounting specialism, include the following prescribed elective subjects:

Code Subject Name
ACCT2004 Auditing and Internal Controls
LAW2001 Corporate Law
LAW2002 Income Tax Law

 

To specialise in Finance, the candidate must include the following prescribed elective subjects:

 

Code Subject Name
FINA2001 Corporate Finance
FINA2002 Financial Markets and Management
FINA2003 Investments and Portfolio Management
FINA2004 International Financial Management
FINA2005 Derivatives and Risk Management

 

COURSE RULES

 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Commerce, you must complete 24 subjects, including all 10 core subjects, 5 subjects from the Accounting and/or Finance specialisation, as well as 9 elective subjects. The elective subjects you choose will depend on whether you want to specialise in Accounting (A), Finance (F) or both.

 

SUBJECTS

 

Subject details Recommended Study Pattern
Core Subjects
Subject title, descriptor Full-time Part-time Accelerated
Management Leadership and Professional Practice

This subject introduces students to their intended profession, the business environment and organisations, and the role of ethical standards, communication skills and behaviour in the practice of their profession. It discusses the ‘Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants’ and how the code should be applied in professional situations.

Trimester 4 Trimester 6 Trimester 2
Principles of Accounting 

This subject introduces accounting systems and processes, leading to an understanding of how financial transactions are recorded and the form and function of financial statements. It includes the preparation and interpretation of different forms of financial statements.

Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 1
Principles of Economics

This subject covers both microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts and principles.  Supply and demand, markets and pricing, factor markets, income distribution and market failure are covered along with economic systems, the concept of resource allocation, and the role of individuals and businesses in markets. An introduction to the principles of the structure, performance and behaviour of the economy, implementation and impact of economic policy and the regulatory and political environments is provided.

Trimester 2 Trimester 2 Trimester 1
Business Communication

This subject introduces students to the concepts of business communications and transferable academic skills. This subject presents an analysis of the types of communication processes which occur in the internal and external business environment, including an examination of the theoretical underpinning of communication in businesses. Emphasis is placed on writing skills, reports, and presentations, and using technology to communicate. The course will provide students with research skills (information literacy), critical analysis, writing and language techniques. Transferable skills including time management and teamwork are incorporated in the course. The aim of this subject is to provide knowledge and skills needed for Higher Education, to help students to manage their own success and to assist students in reaching their academic potential.

Trimester 1 Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Quantitative Analysis

This subject covers the role of statistical analysis in decision making.  Topics include descriptive statistics, frequency and probability distributions, hypothesis testing, and linear regression and correlation.

Trimester 2 Trimester 3 Trimester 1
Business Information Systems

This course covers the design, development and maintenance of spreadsheets, database management software and accounting information systems, and the use of electronic commerce.

Trimester 4 Trimester X6 Trimester 2
Business Law

This subject covers general legal knowledge relating to the business environment, providing an understanding of the legal responsibilities and risks of doing business in Australia.  It introduces the Australian legal system and discusses the legal regulation that impact business in Australia and the features and purpose of contract law and Torts.

Trimester 4 Trimester X Trimester 2
Industry Placement

A key element of this course is the placement of students with an approved host organization to complete a minimum of 120 hours of discipline-based professional work placement. While work experience is a component of the placement, considerable emphasis on the development of workplace knowledge and employability skills such as communication and coordination skills, the role and responsibility of discipline-based professionals, and the links between theory and practice in the workplace. A key task will be the completion of a reflective journal covering the placement and the identification and analysis of key learning outcomes.

Pre-requisite – completion of 8 core subjects (80 credit points)

Trimester 9 Last trimester of study Trimester 6
Principles of Finance

This subject covers the major finance and treasury functions, and provides an understanding of a business’s financial position, covering the theory of capital markets, investment and distribution decisions, financial risk management, and financial planning and control.

Trimester 2 Trimester X Trimester 2
Cultural Awareness: A Personal Perspective

This subject will assist students in understanding how to productively develop their intercultural competence. Students will develop skills in mindfulness for critical reflection and awareness that supports their intercultural learning. Students will critically engage with a range of theories needed to successfully live together in a culturally diverse world. The subject requires students to explore and critique how they approach cultural differences across a range of personal, social and work contexts.

This subject requires students to immerse themselves in an international education experience. Students may undertake this subject as part of an overseas trimester of study and/or work experience normally within the Laureate network of educational institutions, or undertake this subject in the local context. This subject requires students to undertake deep, personal reflection and communication requiring both substantial independent and group learning.

Pre-requisite – completion of 8 core subjects (80 credit points)

Trimester 7 Last year of study Trimester 5 or 6
Prescribed Specialised Electives
Corporate Law

This subject covers the national corporate law framework and its application to the business environment.  Topics include the role and application of the Corporations Act, the regulatory environment for companies in Australia, the concept of separate legal entity, and the procedures for starting, operating and winding-up a company.

Pre-requisites: Business Law

After Business Law After Business Law After Business Law
Income Tax Law

This subject provides an overview of the Australian taxation system with a special focus on the concepts of income tax law.   Topics include jurisdiction to tax, assessable and non-assessable income, capital gains and losses, deductions, tax accounting, tax entities, anti-avoidance and tax administration.

Pre-requisites: Business Law

After Business Law After Business Law After Business Law
Auditing and Internal Controls

This subject covers the nature and purpose of auditing and the regulatory and professional requirements of auditors with a focus on auditing standards and their application to the audit process.  The general business significance of internal controls is explored in addition to the audit of internal controls.

Pre-requisite: Financial Accounting Regulation: Application and Theory

After Financial Accounting Regulation: Application and Theory After Financial Accounting Regulation: Application and Theory After Financial Accounting Regulation: Application and Theory
Financial Accounting

This subject covers the use of accounting software to record and report business transactions and the preparation of financial statements for partnerships.  The regulatory environment for financial reporting in Australia is introduced along with the role, purpose, application and interpretation of accounting standards.

Pre-requisites: Principles of Accounting

After Principles of Accounting After Principles of Accounting After Principles of Accounting
Management and Cost Accounting

This course covers the application of numerical and analytical skills for budgeting and forecasting, product and process costing, planning and control, performance evaluation, and the management of working capital  It also introduces the role and purpose of strategic management accounting.

Pre-requisites: Principles of Economics

After Principles of Economics After Principles of Economics After Principles of Economics
Financial Accounting Regulation: Application and Theory

This subject involves the critical evaluation and application of accounting standards and covers the theoretical principles and concepts underlying accounting practice.  The focus is on the conceptual framework of accounting and its application to contemporary accounting practice and includes discussion of current national and international developments in accounting and financial reporting.

Pre-requisites: Financial Accounting.

After Financial Accounting After Financial Accounting After Financial Accounting
Corporate Accounting

This subject covers the more advanced financial accounting issues of company reconstruction, accounts of liquidators and receivers, amalgamations and takeovers, inter-corporate investments and consolidated accounts, and joint ventures.

Pre-requisite: Financial Accounting Regulation: Application and Theory

After Financial Accounting Regulation: Application and Theory After Financial Accounting Regulation: Application and Theory After Financial Accounting Regulation: Application and Theory
Annual Report Analysis and Interpretation

This subject involves the critical analysis of public company annual reports from accounting, financial, business model, governance, environmental and social accountability aspects. It is a capstone subject that requires the application of knowledge and skills developed throughout the program.

Pre-requisites: Financial Accounting Regulation: Application and Theory; Corporate Accounting

 

After Financial Accounting Regulation: Application and Theory and Corporate Accounting After Financial Accounting Regulation: Application and Theory and Corporate Accounting After Financial Accounting Regulation: Application and Theory and Corporate Accounting
Corporate Finance

This subject is concerned with the formulation of an organisation’s financing strategies.  It discusses financial distress and agency costs, dividend policy and taxation and their influence on financing policy, initial public offerings in debt and equity markets, convertibles, warrants and capital market signaling, corporate diversification and agency theory.

Pre-requisites: Principles of Finance

After Principles of Finance After Principles of Finance After Principles of Finance
Financial Markets and Institutions

This subject describes the markets, institutions and instruments that make up the Australian financial system.  Topics include the domestic and international flow of funds, money, credit, capital and foreign exchange markets, savings institutions, equities, bills and asset-backed securities.

Pre-requisites: Principles of Finance

After Principles of Finance After Principles of Finance After Principles of Finance
Investments and Portfolio Management

This subject identifies investment classes available for managed funds.  It discusses the pricing of risky assets, asset allocation techniques for both fixed-income and equity portfolios, the measurement of portfolio tracking error and risk exposure, and portfolio performance evaluation.

Pre-requisites: Financial Markets and Institutions

After Financial Markets and Institutions After Financial Markets and Institutions After Financial Markets and Institutions
Derivatives and Risk Management

This subject discusses the role derivative markets play in finance, covering the concepts of arbitrage, options pricing, the application of options and futures to hedging and risk management, and currency and fixed-interest derivatives.

Pre-requisites: Corporate Finance

After Corporate Finance After Corporate Finance After Corporate Finance
International Financial Management

This subject extends financial decision making into an international context. It will cover the international monetary system, the foreign exchange market, the determination of currency exchange rates, the major forms of foreign exchange exposure, the strategies to manage this exposure through the use of futures, swaps and options. The course then examines how multinational firms make capital expenditure, cost of capital and capital structure decisions, and finally, international trade finance.

Pre-requisites: Investments and Portfolio Management and Derivatives and Risk Management

After Investments and Portfolio Management and Derivatives and Risk Management After Investments and Portfolio Management and Derivatives and Risk Management After Investments and Portfolio Management and Derivatives and Risk Management

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Is Course Credit available?

Yes, course credit is available upon application and academic approval.  This credit can take the form of credit transfer, block credit, or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).  For further information, consult our friendly Course and Careers Advisor, or visit the website.

 

Can Torrens University help me find work while I’m studying and after I graduate?

Through our Careers and Industry services, we also provide students with technologically advanced employability profiling and upskilling, through a range specialised of events and seminars in conjunction with leading employers. Torrens assists students in developing current employability skills and helps them to access leaders in their field, for their personal networks and industry placements. Torrens enjoys many mutually beneficial relationships with industry that empower our entire student cohort to be successful graduates.

 

What are the enrolment dates for the subjects?

There are three intakes per year for each Torrens University subject in February, June and September. You may enrol anytime during the year and start in the term of your choice. However, please be sure to book early to reserve your place.

 

Where is the Torrens campus located?

Torrens University has campuses in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. Online students are able to access these campuses and facilities the same way other on-campus students can.  Please contact student services during orientation for a student access card.

 

Sydney, Ultimo

With open-plan spaces, high ceilings, lots of light and creative pods for learning, collaboration and entrepreneurship, this space draws its inspiration from cafés and restaurants rather than educational institutions. There is no university campus in Sydney quite like it. Connect, share and challenge your thinking, and access the latest technologies to start your new career. Device-charging facilities mean you don’t have to worry about batteries slowing you down, and the on-campus café keeps you powered up as well. After-hours access lets you study when it suits your lifestyle.

 

Address: Sydney -Ultimo Campus – 46-52 Mountain Street, Sydney, NSW 2007

 

Sydney, The Rocks

Located near Sydney’s stunning Harbour – Torrens University campus at The Rocks is part of a lively business district close to the CBD and tourist attractions.

 

Torrens University Sydney is located in The Rocks, just a 5 minute walk from Circular Quay Station. We are only a few minutes from Wynyard Station and bus terminals which connect you to Sydney’s main transport system making it very easy to travel around town.

 

The Rocks campus houses experienced lecturers, an experienced leadership and student services team, subject and careers advisers and student counsellors, all on hand to guide you with your studies, personal development and career direction.

 

Address: Sydney –The Rocks Campus – 1-5 Hickson Road, Sydney, NSW 2000

 

Melbourne, Flinders St

This campus is situated in Flinders Street, right in the heart of Melbourne’s fashionable and trendiest area. As a student, you will enjoy state of the art facilities and a chance to immerse yourself in a creative and stimulating environment.

Melbourne has a reputation as the cultural hub of Australia. This campus is conveniently located close to a multitude of art galleries, restaurants and cafe precincts. It’s also next door to major landmarks such as Federation Square, St Pauls’ Cathedral, Young and Jackson Hotel, the Banana Alley Vaults, the old Herald and Weekly Times building, Melbourne Aquarium and Batman Park – all of which offer a stimulating and colourful range of fashion, food, culture and industry immersion.

Address: Melbourne – Flinders St Campus – 196 Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000

 

Adelaide, Wakefield Street

The Wakefield campus of Torrens University in Adelaide 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. Facilitators hot-desk and share open access with the students so the campus functions as a true democratic learning community.

Address: Adelaide – Wakefield St Campus – 88 Wakefield Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Brisbane, Fortitude Valley

Located in Fortitude Valley, just minutes from the Brisbane’s city centre, this cutting-edge new campus is a creative and stimulating learning environment that is part of our mission to disrupt and reinterpret the way education is delivered. The campus is perched on cliffs overlooking the Brisbane River and captures a Queensland architectural-style that our Sunshine State is famous for. Enjoy the latest digital learning technologies, open learning and collaborative classroom and project spaces, and a creative and stimulating vibe.

Address: Brisbane – Fortitude Valley Campus – 90 Bowen Terrace, Fortitude Valley, QLD, 4006

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

 

Torrens offers a free, personalised admission process where each applicant is considered on an individual basis. Please contact our International Course and Careers Officer for further information and assistance with your application.

 

Torrens University Australia is an inclusive institution that celebrates diversity in its student community. We provide international students with assistance in finding accommodation, academic support, counselling services and language assistance.

 

Please read our International Student information or contact us with any questions about studying at Torrens or living in Australia.

 

REASONS TO STUDY WITH TORRENS

Torrens University Australia brings a fresh, modern, careers-focussed perspective to higher education. Here’s what that means for you:

 

Be part of an international network

Torrens University Australia, Australia’s newest comprehensive university in over 20 years, is part of Laureate International Universities, a leading international network of quality, innovative institutions of higher education comprised of 70 universities across 25 countries. Torrens’ association with Laureate International Universities gives you the opportunity to leverage the network of over 1,000,000 students around the world – including more than 100,000 online students.

 

Access our national campus network

Whether you study on campus or online, you can access state-of-the-art Torrens campuses in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane. There are no more boring classrooms, we have designed our learning spaces to promote collaboration and engagement, and they’re located in convenient and vibrant inner city neighbourhoods.

 

Fast-track your career & professional network

Torrens operates on a trimester system so many subjects can be completed in less time than at other institutions. Imagine walking out of Torrens with a Master degree in as little as 12 months, or a Bachelor degree in only 2 years.

 

Industry engagement and academic skills

Torrens engages in robust dialogue with local, national and global businesses, industries and associations with the goal of creating better graduate outcomes for our students.

 

We believe education should reflect the realities of industry, as well as the development of critical thinking and global perspectives in the approach we take. Integrating relevant insights and desirable skill sets through our active conversations with industry allows us to remain dynamic and evolve with the needs of the modern workplace.

 

Through our Careers and Industry services, we also provide students with technologically advanced employability profiling and upskilling, courtesy of a range specialised of events and seminars in conjunction with leading employers. Torrens assists students in developing current employability skills and helps them to access leaders in their field, for their personal networks and industry placements. Torrens enjoys many mutually beneficial relationships with industry that empower our entire student cohort to be successful graduates.

 

Develop skills in:

 

  • Writing essays and reports
  • Study techniques
  • Goal setting
  • Grammar and spelling
  • Time organisation
  • Creating an effective study environment
  • Academic learning
  • Exam preparation

 

Student events

Meet and network with industry professionals and gain valuable contacts at various events including networking nights, Meet the Manager professional seminars and industry association events.

 

I’m not sure which course is right for me, can you help?

Our Course and Career Advisors are experts in helping you select the right course to match your career aspirations. Give them a call to talk through your options about courses, study mode, study load, course credits and more.

CONTACT US

If you have any further questions, please contact your Subject and Career Advisor for additional information.

Email: enquiries@laureate.net.au

Phone: 1300 575 803 (within Australia)

Phone: +61 8 8113 7800 (International)

Website: torrens.edu.au

 

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