Are you ready to be a driver of innovation and become an industry leader in the area of Aesthetics?

Graduate Outcomes

The Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) aims to graduate professionals with high-quality scientific training who are prepared to practice with the appropriate application of techniques and therapies in Aesthetics, Dermal and Wellness disciplines, based on ethical and scientific foundations. Graduates will be capable of developing and incorporating new technologies and innovations into their professional practice, and contributing to the advancement of the field of Aesthetics.

Graduates will be able to work in the Aesthetic, Health and Wellness and Medi-spa environments. The roles they may undertake include (but not limited to):

  • Aesthetic Clinician;
  • Dermal Therapist;
  • Pre and post-operative patient care support (wound healing);
  • Clinic and / or Practice Manager;
  • Paramedical Aesthetician;
  • IPL and Laser Technician;
  • Educator and Industry Trainer.

Key study outcomes

  • Describe and respond to the Aesthetics profession regarding relevant developments, including the forces that have shaped the past, are driving innovation and trends today and into the future.
  • Demonstrate a broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge of dermal science and the necessary practical skills for professional, ethical and safe work in a variety of clinical environments.
  • Perform and coordinate various dermal treatments efficiently following the necessary health and safety processes and procedures within a clinical environment.
  • Determine and develop integrated frameworks and treatment plans based on a thorough understanding of client’s needs.
  • Demonstrate the interpersonal skills, knowledge and dispositions of an effective team member and individual functioning within a culturally diverse community, displaying autonomy, well-developed judgement and responsibility.
  • Identify and review current research developments, methods and skills appropriate to the Aesthetics sector to determine its impact on the sector.

Contact us to discuss your career pathway options.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Qualification Title BACHELOR OF HEALTH SCIENCE (AESTHETICS)
Study Options – Domestic Australian students Full-time Blended*

Part-time Blended*

*Blended – face to face on campus plus facilitated online

Study options – International students This course is available to international students requiring a visa to study in Australia.
Start Dates Feb, June, September

For specific dates visit the website

Course Length Full Time: 3 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 ($54,869 in 2016-17). 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

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 10 hours per week for each subject, over 12-week trimesters.

Students will be required to attend some compulsory clinics on campus.

Assessment Practical examinations, clinic participation, research projects, project development and evaluation, critical analysis and essay writing, short answer questions, assessable online discussion forums.
Location Brisbane (Fortitude Valley) campus Delivered by Torrens University Australia
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

 

093345E
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
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.

 

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)

 

Year 12 or equivalent with ATAR 60

English Language Proficiency

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

International Students

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

 

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.

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.

Where to get further information

Torrens University

UAC

Australian Tertiary Admissions Centres (TACs)

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

ATAR profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in T1 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 low numbers if less than 5 ATAR-based offers made

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 T1 2018

 

Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Higher education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5 <5
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study 8 36.36%
(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)
<5 <5
(D) Work and life experience
(Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above)
<5 <5
International students <5 <5
All students 22 100.0%

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

N/A – Students not accepted in this category.

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

COURSE STRUCTURE

The Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) comprises 24 subjects (10 credit points each).

The course can be completed with full-time study in 9 trimesters (3 years, standard duration) or over 18 trimesters (6 years, part time duration).   The course of study is made up of:

  • Core subjects: There are 11 core subjects (110 credit points), which provides students with a foundation in dermal science.
  • Specialisations: There are 9 specialisation subjects (90 credit points).
  • Electives: There are 4 elective subjects outlined in the course structure (40 points), however students may choose electives from other TUA undergraduate courses, that have been approved by the Program Director (pre-requisites and levels permitting).

Course Structure

Subject Code Subject Name Subject type Unit Value
Level 100      
DGF105 Digital Fluency Core 10

 

FAS102 Foundations of Aesthetics Core 10
HAP103 Human Anatomy & Physiology Core 10
CCH104 Cosmetic Chemistry Core 10
HMB105 Human Biology Core 10
MAT106 Manual Aesthetic Techniques Core 10
APT107 Aesthetic Practice with Technology I Specialisation 10
  AET108

 

Aesthetic Electrotherapy I Specialisation 10
Level 200      
FHN201  Foundation of Human Nutrition Core 10

 

BSH202 Biosafety in Health Core 10
CCS203 Counselling and Communication Skills Elective 10
CDA204 Cultural Diversity in Aesthetics Core 10
HSD205 Human and Social Development Elective 10
PCP206 Professional Clinic Practice I Core 10
APT207 Aesthetic Practice with Technology II Specialisation 10
AET208 Aesthetic Electrotherapy II Specialisation 10
Level 300      
ADC301 Aesthetics and Dermatological Changes Specialisation 10

 

ABA302 Advanced Body Aesthetics Techniques Specialisation 10
ADA303 Advanced Dermal Aesthetics Practice Specialisation 10
MSP304 Medi-spa in Aesthetics Practice Elective 10
MAP305 Management in Aesthetics Practice Elective 10
ASP306 Aesthetics in Surgical  Practice Specialisation 10
PCP307 Professional Clinical Practice II Core 10
IRP308 Integrated Research Project Specialisation 10
  Total credit points   240

COURSE RULES

The Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) comprises 24 subjects (10 credit points each).

The course can be completed with full-time study in 9 trimesters (3 years, standard duration) or over 18 trimesters (6 years, part time duration).   The course of study is made up of:

  • Core subjects: There are 11 core subjects (110 credit points), which provides students with a foundation in dermal science.
  • Specialisations: There are 9 specialisation subjects (90 credit points).
  • Electives: There are 4 elective subjects outlined in the course structure (40 points), however students may choose electives from other TUA undergraduate courses, that have been approved by the Program Director (pre-requisites and levels permitting).

SUBJECT DESCRIPTIONS

Subject details Recommended Study Pattern
Level 100 core
  Full-time Part-time Accelerated
DGF105 Digital Fluency

This subject introduces the concept of digital fluency in a higher educational context. Students will study the relevant resources and explore strategies and techniques to allow full participation in their new academic environment. The subject will embrace research skills and deploy technology to develop the knowledge, ethical frameworks and self-confidence needed to participate fully in contemporary culture. The subject introduces the proficiencies for integrating knowledge from multiple sources, for thinking critically about widely available information, and for participating collaboratively in the communication that information technologies enable.

Trimester 1 Trimester 1 N/A
FAS102 Foundations of Aesthetics

The subject focuses on the foundations of professional ethics of the Aesthetic professional, including the concept, history, importance and principles of the profession. It focuses on the professional avenues in which the Aesthetic professional works and highlights professional communication and integration with the other areas of health and wellness. This subject examines the professional career, and the history of Aesthetics education, and discusses their role in society. It also discusses the professional associations and regulatory bodies relevant to the Aesthetics industry.

This subject also addresses basic fundamentals in a practical treatment scenario including Occupational Workplace Health & Safety, organisation of the work station, client consultation, treatment planning and professional conduct when addressing client concerns.

Trimester 1 Trimester 2 N/A
HAP103 Human Anatomy & Physiology

This subject addresses the knowledge of human anatomy and physiology and the aspects of the structure of organs that make up the human body. It develops the integration of structural and functional knowledge for an understanding of the normal organisms of the human body. The organs of the following physiological systems should be visualised and understood: skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, endocrine and nervous systems, as well as the specialised tissues featured throughout the body. This subject leads to the acquisition of structural knowledge, promoting a line of reasoning that will form the basis of understanding and performance of activities inherent to the profession. It also focuses on structural and functional aspects of the organs that comprise the bodily systems, and discusses possible imbalances in homeostasis of the physiological system studied.

Trimester 1 Trimester 3 N/A
CCH104 Cosmetic Chemistry

This subject addresses the complexities of cosmetic chemistry in relation to Aesthetics and how cosmetic preparations physiologically interact with the skin. It develops theoretical knowledge relating to the chemical study of raw cosmetic materials, organic and inorganic cosmetic format, product formulation, application method and how common chemical substances interact with the skin to promote health and positive aesthetic impact. It outlines the main differences between Cosmetology and Pharmacology and analyses the relevant legislation associated with these areas of study.

Trimester 2 Trimester 3 N/A
HMB105 Human Biology

This subject addresses the organisation, structure and function of living beings, with emphasis on cellular and molecular components, discussing the dynamic of the main metabolic pathways and their alterations.

Trimester 2 Trimester 4 N/A
MAT106  Manual Aesthetic Techniques

This subject addresses the foundation and development of manual aesthetic techniques in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary forms. It develops the practical skills associated with the application of aesthetics treatments of lymphatic drainage of the face and body, and addresses the technical knowledge surrounding client consultation and assessment, contraindications, treatment protocols and planning based on individual client characteristics and variables.

 

Trimester 2 Trimester 5 N/A
Level 100 specialisation
APT107 Aesthetic Practice with Technology I

This subject addresses the basic skills of aesthetic facial techniques. It addresses the use of equipment, basic technology and cosmetic preparations associated with electro-aesthetic facial treatments. It enables facial procedures to be conducted which include cleansing the skin, skin analysis, treatment of skin disorders such as acne and application of products based on identified skin conditions and type. This subject is a pre-requisite to Aesthetics Practice with Technology II.

Trimester 3 Trimester 6 N/A
AET108 Aesthetic Electrotherapy I

This subject addresses the basic theoretical concepts related to the physical and fundamental aspects of electrical, mechanical, sound and thermal equipment used in aesthetics procedures for the face and body. This subject provides foundational knowledge that allows the learner to understand the physiological effects of each related body system, created through electrical and mechanical aesthetic treatments. This subject is a pre-requisite to Aesthetic Electrotherapy II.

Trimester 3 Trimester 6 N/A
Subject details Recommended Study Pattern
Level 200 core
Subject title, descriptor Full-time Part-time Accelerated
FHN201 Foundations of Human Nutrition

This subject provides students with fundamental nutrition knowledge through examining the relationship between food, nutrition and human health.  Students will learn about macro and micro-nutrition, dietary guidelines, role of nutrition in metabolism, health maintenance and disease, nutrient rich food sources, and the specific nutritional requirements throughout the lifespan. Students will also learn how to identify and construct a healthy diet according to specific dietary guidelines, and know the impact of nutritional deficiency and excess as they relate to health and disease.

Trimester 4 Trimester 7 N/A
BSH202 Biosafety in Health

The learning unit addresses aspects of biosafety, from the organisation of the workplace to the identification and mitigation of risks, as well as accident prevention in teaching and research laboratories, and in health services. Reduction of operational risk, cross-infection and transmission of infectious diseases. This includes infection control guidelines and prevention, sterilisation, risk management surrounding invasive procedures and skin penetration.

Trimester 4 Trimester 8 N/A
PCP206 Professional Clinic Practice I

This subject places the future Aesthetics professional into a clinical work environment (e.g. in a Medi-Spa). Students experience the day-to-day practice of Aesthetics in clinics, surgeries and/or other healthcare institutions, with emphasis on aesthetic treatments for the face and body.

Trimester 5 Trimester 11 N/A
CDA204 Cultural Diversity in Aesthetics

The subject discusses Lifestyle, Health and the Environment as complex objects. It addresses cultural and ethnic-racial diversity, and discusses how this impacts on health, lifestyle, well-being, beauty, functionality, body image, quality of life and the environment. This subject explores how cultural diversity in lifestyle, health and the environment impacts the individual, Aesthetics industry as a whole and how this shapes the individual practitioner and their approach to their professional role.

Trimester 5 Trimester 9 N/A
Level 200 specialisation
APT207 Aesthetics Practice with Technology II

This subject addresses the complex physical aspects and foundations for the application and operation of advanced aesthetics equipment using electrical, electromagnetic and phototherapeutic resources used in procedures in face and body aesthetics. It includes both theoretical and practical application of skills and knowledge using modern aesthetic technologies.

Trimester 6 Trimester 12 N/A
AET208 Aesthetics Electrotherapy II

This subject addresses facial techniques associated with cosmetic products with acids and state-of-the-art active ingredients, and advanced facial aesthetic technology. It enables facial techniques to be performed, such as treatment of dyschromia, periorbital melanosis, and procedures to prevent ageing.

Trimester 6 Trimester 12 N/A
Level 200 electives
CCS203 Counselling and Communication Skills

Counselling & Communication Skills encompasses counselling skills commonly needed by the Aesthetician Professional.  This subject comprises of a practical approach to a variety of communication skills and strategies including determining best practice treatment options for the patient, promoting change, compliance, obstacles to change, transition and self-care. Sessions facilitate the development of effective listening and responding skills, increased personal awareness and insight in order to assist the building of a therapeutic relationship for interaction between patient, colleagues and other health care practitioners.

Trimester 4 Trimester 9 N/A
HSD205 Human and Social Development

This subject introduces the social, economic, political, cultural and psychological problems that directly influence the formation and operation of the individual in society, focusing on the individual as a product and producer of the socio-environmental relations of which they are a part of.

Trimester 5 Trimester 10 N/A

 

Subject details Recommended Study Pattern
Level 300 core
Subject title, descriptor Full-time Part-time Accelerated
PCP307 Professional Clinic Practice II

This subject places the future Aesthetics professional into a clinical work environment (e.g. in a Medi-Spa). Students experience the day-to-day practice of Aesthetics in clinics, surgeries and/or other healthcare institutions, with greater emphasis and experience in aesthetic treatments for the face and body.

Trimester 9 Trimester 18 N/A
Level 300 specialisation
ADC301 Aesthetics and Dermatological Changes

This subject addresses the most prevalent dermatological diseases of the skin in the area of Aesthetics within an integrated approach. This subject combines complex theoretical knowledge of the integumentary system and its associated diseases and conditions, and contextualizes this with the practical skill of clinical skin analysis. This subject also addresses the evaluations of the skin and body, as tools for identifying and resulting in a diagnostic hypothesis.

Trimester 7 Trimester 13 N/A
ABA302 Advanced Body Aesthetics Techniques

This subject addresses the basics of body aesthetic techniques. It promotes the study of cosmetics products, manual resources and aesthetic technology used in procedures on the body, for active treatment of conditions such as gynoid hydrolipodystrophy and localised lipodystrophy.

Trimester 7 Trimester 15 N/A
ASP306 Aesthetics in Surgical Practice

The curricular unit addresses, in interdisciplinary form, the application of aesthetic procedures before and after plastic surgery and in skin care following dermatological and aesthetic medicine procedures.

Trimester 8 Trimester 16 N/A
ADA303 Advanced Dermal Aesthetics Practice

This subject addresses the knowledge and skills required to design and safely apply non-ionising radiation treatments employing intense pulsed light and laser technologies. In this subject, students acquire the high level technical skills and knowledge required to make independent judgements in the consultation of clients, analysis of skin and hair characteristics, creation and assessment of intense pulsed light and hair reduction treatment plans, selection and application of the appropriate technology for a hair reduction treatment.  Students also address the fundamentals of design, operational and technical management functions in a variety of contexts relevant to intense pulsed light and laser treatments.

Trimester 7 Trimester 14 N/A
IRP308 Integrated Research Project

This subject is heavily associated with the student’s experiences from Professional Clinical Placement I & II. It addresses the main aspects of Aesthetics and provides opportunity to critically reflect through a designated research project.

Trimester 9 Trimester 18  
Level 300 electives
MSP304 Medi-spa in Aesthetics Practice 

This subject addresses the design and application of wellness programs offered in Medi-spas that combine the following dermal therapies in a spa and wellness context – clinical microdermabrasion, chemical peels, light based therapies, skin needling, fat cavitation, radiofrequency and other body contouring modalities.  It addresses the classifications of Medi-spas giving details of their technical, administrative and physical structure.  This subject conceptualizes and classifies the impact of stress on quality of life, associating the practical application of Aesthetic therapies and their physiological effects to overall well-being.

Trimester 8 Trimester 16 N/A
MAP305 Management in Aesthetics Practice

This subject discusses management topics in health related to the planning of a business unit, emphasising the need for entrepreneurialism in the area of Aesthetics. It discusses key principles relating to Aesthetic practice management, accounting, professional ethics, legislation and industry relations relevant to this field.

Trimester 8 Trimester 17 N/A

Location and Start Dates

This course is delivered on campus with some subject content available online

Currently there are three intakes a year for this course; February, June and September. Contact your Course and Career Adviser now for upcoming start dates and lecture times.

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.

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.

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 Advisors, 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

 

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

Think: Colleges 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.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

This course is available to international students requiring a student visa to study in Australia.

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, 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.

Tuition Assurance

If you’re a domestic student, your investment in your education is protected by Torrens’ membership of the TAFE Directors Australia Higher Education Assurance Scheme. If you are a domestic student, please refer to our Tuition Assurance Statement.

International students are covered by our membership to the Tuition Protection Scheme, an initiative of the Australian Government to assist international students whose education providers are unable to fully deliver their course of study. The TPS ensures that international students are able to either complete their studies in another course or with another education provider or receive a refund of their unspent tuition fees

Are scholarships available?

Torrens offers limited number of fee-waiver scholarships each trimester, ask a Course and Career Advisor if you’re eligible.

What are the enrolment dates for the courses?

There are three intakes per year for each Torrens University course. 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?

This course will be delivered at the Brisbane (Fortitude Valley) campus and the Sydney (Pyrmont) campus

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 80 universities across 29 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 or Sydney. 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.

Dynamic Online Learning

Dynamic Online Learning mode means you can achieve success in your own time. We provide on-demand access to your course materials and content so you can study whenever it’s convenient to you. At specific campuses, we also offer hybrid courses that combine an online and on-campus study to provide you with yet another option for completing your postgraduate course.

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.

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.

Contact Us

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

Email: enquiries@tua.edu.au

Phone: 1300 575 803 (within Australia)

Phone: +61 8 8113 7800 (International)
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