Bachelor of Nursing
Student Domestic International
Study mode On campus
Campus locations Sydney Melbourne Brisbane Adelaide
DurationFull-time on campus
Start date

14 Feb 2022

12 Sep 2022

Code BNURSE18 | CRICOS 0100910

What is a Bachelor of Nursing?

The Bachelor of Nursing will prepare you to enter a career as a Registered Nurse in the Australian healthcare environment. You will learn vital skills in assessment and clinical decision making, person-centred care, professional communication, enquiry and research, awareness of diversity and self-care practices. This Bachelor of Nursing course provides you with an opportunity to deliver care in multiple healthcare, industry and community settings.
* Main Intake 3 is reserved for those who have a completed (current) Diploma of Nursing and Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). View all key dates for more information.
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With all your learning materials online, you can tailor a schedule to fit your personal needs. 

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Learn from specialists in their field 
Our academics understand where the industry is heading and will guide you on your learning journey.

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The highest level of practical experience
Develop clinical skills, access the latest technology and improve client wellbeing at external work placements.

Subjects and units

Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 7 hours self-directed study.

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Most face-to-face courses are also available online. Please note that due to COVID-19 pandemic, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time, i.e. the student must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
8 Core subjects
  • Becoming a Nurse | BAN101
    This subject introduces the practice of nursing underpinned by the philosophy of nursing and developing a professional identity. Nursing skills and knowledge are essential in caring for the person and are framed within a decision making framework. Students will work with the person to manage self-care needs, clinical measurements, infection control, and workplace safety to enable assessment of the person’s health status and promote optimal health and wellbeing. They will develop an understanding of the differing roles and responsibilities in the healthcare environment including the healthcare team, the referral system and appropriate industry terminology.

    A beginning knowledge of law and ethics will ensure the nursing student works within their scope of practice in their first professional practice experience which integrates theory and practice as a component of this subject. Laboratory skills practice equips students with the basic fundamental skills of becoming a nurse.

  • Structure and Function of the Human Body | SHB102
    This subject introduces the basic concepts and terminologies required to study and understand the structure and function of the human body. The interaction and organisation of cells, tissues and organs will form a basis to study the physiological integration of key body systems. The maintenance and regulation of the internal environment by homeostasis at a system level and by hormonal and neural influence will be key to students understanding disruption and disease in later subjects. This subject will provide evidence based foundational knowledge in the biological sciences to guide nursing practice.
  • Self-care Practices | SCP103
    The focus of this subject is on the self-care of the student nurse. This subject introduces the knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable the development of personal and professional resilience, as well as personal health and well-being. Fundamental to wellbeing, is interpersonal communication, effective relationship building and trust (including an introduction to cultural safety). Students will review the physiology of and potential impacts of stress, examining a multi-faceted approach to maintain personal safety and well-being.
  • Sociology of Health and Illness | SHI104
    This subject provides an overview of the sociology of health and illness and enables students to explore the relationship between public health and the social determinants of health and health outcomes, especially for vulnerable populations, using relevant epidemiological data and public health literature. Knowledge and skills will be expanded to translate public and population health level information into meaningful and relevant health promotion and education activities.
  • Care of Persons with Chronic Conditions | CPC105
    This subject provides students with the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the care of the person with a chronic illness and their family/carer by assisting with nursing interventions that support the person's needs and assist in maintaining an optimal lifestyle. The focus will be on common diseases and those with the greatest burden of diseases as these are long lasting and have persistent effects. An emphasis of this subject will be on the education and promotion of community based health promotion, disease prevention and self-care.

    This subject includes 80 hours of clinical placement.

  • Human Biology and Disease | HBD106
    This subject will further develop student’s knowledge on medical terminologies relating to structure and function whilst introducing basic pathological processes operating in the body in response to injurious stimuli. The disruption of homeostasis and causal mechanisms of disease such as inflammation, infection, trauma and growth abnormalities will be explored. Basic principles of microbiology will be important for infection control practices. Students will be introduced to the pathophysiology and symptomatology of some common disease states. Disorders related to the ageing process and degeneration will be considered, as will the impact of environmental influences such as nutrition and lifestyle, especially in the context of community and public health.

    This subject builds on the knowledge and skills from the structure and function of the human body and provides the foundation to look at disease, disorders and syndromes and their pathophysiology, clinical presentation, common aetiologies and pharmacological treatment, from a person centred approach in later subjects.

  • Evidence-based Practice | EBP107
    Evidence-based practice is an essential component of the exercise of clinical judgement in the delivery of quality healthcare. Students will also gain an understanding of how research evidence is translated into practice. This subject provides students with an introduction to health informatics, research and digital literacy, critical thinking and evidence-based practice. Students are guided through the skills necessary to locate, critique and interpret a research article for application to their practice. They will become familiar with quantitative and qualitative evidence, research methodology, basic descriptive and inferential statistics and the foundational skills to be able to evaluate and appraise evidence in healthcare research.
  • Health Assessment | HAS108
    This subject will assist the student to develop health assessment skills including observation, therapeutic communication, physical examination techniques, psychosocial/cultural assessment and diagnostic tests that inform clinical judgement. Students will develop and practice skills in effective communication, consent, respecting persons’ privacy, work health and safety concerns. The application of clinical reasoning will enable identification of person problems that then inform person management.

    This subject aligns with other nursing practice subjects.

    This subject includes 40 hours of clinical placement.

8 Core subjects
  • First Peoples Cultures, History and Health | FPH201
    This subject aims to develop an awareness of and respect for the values and knowledge of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander First Peoples. This subject will encourage students to consider the impact of colonial history and the influences of historical and contemporary social issues on the health and well-being across the lifespan of Australian First Peoples. Students will explore the diversity of cultural beliefs and practices across this population and critically reflect on the implications for the provision of culturally safe and effective health services to Australian First Peoples.
  • Therapeutic Use of Medicines | TUM202
    This subject builds on the fundamental concepts of structure, function and pathogenesis learnt in Structure and Function and Human Biology and Disease subjects. Therapeutic use of Medicines introduces the concepts and terminologies required to study, understand and apply principles of pharmacology in a nursing context. Safe practice through medication management reduces the risk of patient harm, and the Registered Nurse plays a pivotal role in ensuring that policies, guidelines, legal compliance and monitoring of patient outcomes meet the National Quality Use of Medicines Policy. Students will learn about the safe storage, preparation, administration and documentation of medicines and fluids, exploring the role of the nurse and members of the multidisciplinary team.

    IV fluids and blood products will be studied to increase knowledge on their therapeutic use, adverse effects, interactions and contraindications. Blood group compatibility and adverse reactions to blood will be explored to prepare students to safely and competently care for patients needing blood transfusions. There will be an emphasis on the clinical application of the therapeutic use of medicines. Students will also develop awareness of complementary medicine use and their implications on nursing practice.

  • Care of the Person with an Acute Illness | CAP203
    Care of the acutely ill person is concerned with care of adult persons in a hospital based setting. This subject equips students to develop both theoretical knowledge and practical skills related specifically to the assessment and management of persons experiencing an acute illness. This subject also includes a professional practice experience.

    This will be achieved by providing an overview of common or life threatening acute conditions; accessing healthcare; admission of person to a hospital; and application of principles of infection control, fluid balance and understanding pain management.

    There is a strong focus on the process involved in caring for an acute or surgical patient and this will enable students to deliver high quality, safe care to persons with either medical or surgical health needs.

    This subject includes 80 hours of clinical placement.

  • Healthcare in the Digital World | HDW204
    Digital capabilities are an essential part of employability in the health and well-being sector in the 21st Century. Health informatics is the use of computer technologies and communication systems to store, transmit or analyse health information and e-Health and information and communication technologies (ICT) are widely used by Australian health professionals. Students in this course will develop their own digital fluency and learn about the role of ICT in health. The subject introduces the current and emerging range of health care technologies and data science, the role of telehealth, m-health (health applications for mobile phones) wearable technology and the internet of things, the use of health informatics such as telemedicine in rural communities and developing countries and managing and monitoring information technology operations is also covered. This is in context of interprofessional communication and also in a global perspective. Students will also discuss the role of social media and understand the legal and ethical issues as health professionals. In addition, legal and ethical issues and strategies for managing privacy and security of patient data are explored.

    This subject allows students to create and manage an ethical and professionally appropriate online presence and use basic multimedia elements to enhance the presentation of information.

  • The Australian Healthcare System within a Global Context | AHS205
    This subject will enhance student’s foundation knowledge of health and culture from a local, national and global perspective. The subject provides an outline of the key features and principles; as well as the role of policy, politics, ideologies, resources and funding in the design, operation and access of health care systems.

    This subject will provide students with an overview of the Australian healthcare system including the issues resulting from the federal/state division in healthcare. It will also explore the major global health issues and the potential impact on the Australian healthcare system. This includes emerging infectious diseases, disaster management, universal health coverage and human resources for health. This subject also aligns with the course philosophy to be “Here for Good” by thinking globally and acting locally for social good.

  • Care of Children and Adolescents | CCA206
    This subject provides students with the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to understand children and their development from infancy to young adulthood and to work with them and their families in their care. Concepts such as the developmental needs, and rights of children, of childhood and families, and the roles of parents and care-givers, interacting with parents and/or guardians, adolescents and their specific challenges are all important elements of this subject.

    Students will learn how to care for sick infants, children and adolescents, complexities of medication management and administration with children compared to adults, immunisation, allergies, injuries and common childhood conditions. Students will develop skills and knowledge that equips them to provide care for children and adolescents in diverse settings.

    Students will understand the legal and ethical responsibilities, including mandatory reporting and consent, and examine contemporary issues related to vulnerable children.

  • Understanding Mental Health | UMH207
    Understanding Mental Health equips the student with knowledge on mental health conditions and clinical environments experienced by nurses in hospitals and other settings. Students will gain an understanding on theories of mental illness and explore contemporary social and cultural impacts on mental health in Australia. Students will learn to assess the psychological state of a person, engage with and develop rapport to support persons in a therapeutic relationship, and navigate complex ethical issues.
  • Primary Healthcare in the Community | PHC208
    This subject introduces the student to global health philosophies and values of primary healthcare as the framework for working with communities. The key principles of primary healthcare are explored, including health for all, health equity and access, community engagement and participation, capacity-building and advocacy. This subject includes health promotion, the application of data and concepts of the social and environmental determinants of health to communities, and the development of a range of interventions to meet the needs of communities. This subject introduces models of behaviour-change, and explores the role of the nurse in primary healthcare.

    This subject includes 80 hours of clinical placement.


8 Core subjects
  • Clinical Practice | CLP301

    Nursing is a practice profession that integrates the theoretical knowledge and practice within a range of settings. For an undergraduate nursing student, the ability to link theory to practice is integral. This course relates to skills developed in the theory courses FPH201 First Peoples Culture, History and Healthcare, CCA206 Care of Children and Adolescents; PCC302 Palliative Care & Life Limiting Conditions and POA304 Positive Ageing . This course enables students to integrate theoretical knowledge into practice whilst caring for individuals with acute and chronic illness. Students are able to apply thebeginning clinical skills of a Registered Nurse in accordance with the NMBA standards across a range of clinical settings. In this subject, students are allocated to a clinical placement setting and undertake 160 hours of professional experience placement. Therapeutic communication skills, collaborative education of individuals and families, assessment skills, critical thinking, medication administration, team collaboration, reflection, and the ability to prioritise care are all key areas of focus. The clinical practicum experience enables students to work within settings caring for individuals with acute and chronic conditions to apply their learning to professional nursing practice.

    This subject includes 160 hours of clinical placement.

  • Palliative Care and Life Limiting Conditions | PCC302
    This subject equips students to provide care for those in palliative care or with life limiting conditions (LLC) (not limited to last days of life care). The student will develop an appreciation of dying with dignity and quality of life lived despite limitations. Palliative care is an individual person centered care approach which specifically caters for the person, families and carers pertaining to their specific requirements.

    With a focus on communication skills, symptom assessment, nursing interventions, and collaborative engagement with the person, family and multidisciplinary teams across all healthcare settings. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the transition from acute/chronic conditions to life limiting conditions. The subject explores current debates such as euthanasia and the medicinal cannabis.

    From this, students will be required to understand the Australian legal and ethical codes, subsequent implications of the current debates and implications for End of Life Care and decision making for the person, family and carer.

  • Mental Healthcare | MHC303
    This is the second Mental Health subject and develops professional practice skills essential for working with persons with mental health issues. Building on the previous mental health subject, this subject requires application of theoretical knowledge in a variety of contexts. This synthesises concepts of; communication, pathogenesis, socio-cultural constructs, pharmacology and therapeutic use of self. Issues such as; strengths based models, crisis assessment, de-escalation and minimising the requirement for seclusion will be examined using role play and simulation. Comprehensive mental status assessment will be the foundation for clinical judgement. This subject aligns with nursing practice subjects and includes professional practice experience.

    This subject includes 80 hours of clinical placement.

  • Positive Aging | POA304
    This subject provides students with an overview of positive ageing in a nursing context with a focus on ageing well and healthily. It builds on the proactive illness-wellness continuum embedded throughout the Bachelor of Nursing course. Focus should be on empowerment and wellness models of care, not models of dependency. The subject will examine the positive social roles and activities that elders can assume in community and political life and thereby challenge community pre-conceptions, myths and stereotypes that often limit elders.

    Topics covered include elder abuse, falls and breaks, immunisations, frailty and ageism.

  • Transition to being a Registered Nurse | TRN305
    This subject focuses on preparing students for the transition from advanced student nurse to beginning Registered Nurse. This subject is aligned to the completion of the NMBA (2016) Registered Nurse Standards of Practice and reinforces for senior students the expectations and accountabilities of a prospective Registered Nurse. Students will need to undertake self-audits to build on professional identity and competency. Practice environment, quality, safety, risk management and leadership are key concepts, to augment previous knowledge and skills acquired throughout the program. Students will be required to complete a practice project that demonstrates their ability to apply critical thinking and sound clinical judgement in person centred care and metacognition skills as a future leader.
  • Complex Care | CPC306
    This subject examines the impact of critical illness on the intensive care inpatient, their family and the implications for the community. The complexity of the provision of care by the multidisciplinary team in the promotion of recovery and preservation of quality of life is examined. The nurse’s role within the multidisciplinary team and scope of practice in the delivery of life sustaining therapies is discussed. The process of and relationship between analysis and interpretation of comprehensive clinical data and the delivery of ethically sound, individualised, person-centred care is explored. Through the provision of theoretical and practical components the student will be equipped to contribute, as an advanced beginner nurse, to the provision of planned nursing care.

    This subject includes 80 hours of clinical placement.

  • First Line Intervention | FLI307
    This subject introduces the advanced student to the low supervision and isolated practice contexts, where resources may be limited and the health care team is minimal. Such contexts require the nurse to provide not only acute or chronic care, but also a primary healthcare focus. The Subject will explore first line intervention from the perspective of stabilization and transfer, health management protocols, a comprehensive scope of practice, the psychosocial factors of living and working in isolated contexts, and population needs such as opportunistic vaccination, and providing holistic care through technology and liaison with the remote interprofessional team. It includes an integration of theory and practice to refine critical thinking and innovation as a nurse in an unpredictable environment. It equips students with decision-making, prioritising and communication skills and confidence required in isolated situations and enables them to apply their knowledge of acute nursing principles by transferring the skills they have learnt to date to situations without the usual equipment or other health care professionals.

    This subject includes 80 hours clinical placement.

  • Professional Practice Capstone | PPC308
    This subject supports the student to consolidate theory and practice. The student will be assessed against the NMBA (2016) Registered Nurse Standards of Practice: reviewing skills and knowledge from the course and integrating practice with other health professionals to optimise person outcomes. The student's clinical experience will facilitate socialisation to the clinical practice of nursing as a graduate, enhancing skills such as therapeutic communication, time management, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making, prioritising and reflection. This subject aligns with nursing practice subjects and includes professional practice experience.

    This subject includes 160 hours of clinical placement.

Industry partners and work placements

You will complete clinical placements with industries such as private and public hospitals, GP clinics and aged care. Placements are coordinated at a national level where the experience is varied and enhanced to ensure maximum exposure to the clinical field and learning outcomes.
Work placement hours
One of the requirements for Bachelor of Nursing is work placements that we will arrange for you at external organisations, where you will gain 840 hours of experience.
Paige Isley
Paige Isley
Bachelor of Nursing
What I’ve really enjoyed about this course so far is the delivery – having the flexibility of online learning and also being able to go into the labs and practice my clinical skills.

Learning outcomes

  • Gain critical skills in professional assessment and clinical decision-making
  • Undertake clinical placement in multiple healthcare, industry and community settings
  • Learn key factors in patient health and wellbeing
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This course allowed me to achieve my goal of becoming a primary care nurse practitioner in community health centres that provide care to underserved populations.
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Admissions criteria and pathways

Before you begin your course application, check you meet the requirements listed below.
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Australian Year 12 with ATAR 60 or equivalent or a completed Diploma of Nursing and registration with AHPRA; and
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All Domestic students must meet the minimum English Language standards set by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA) for initial course entry and registration. Students must provide evidence of meeting this standard prior to commencing study. Check NMBA English standards here.
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Inherent requirements include ethical behaviour, behavioural stability, legal, communication, cognition, sensory ability, and strength and mobility.
OR work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification, you may be able to credit this against your study with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. The HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing provides a pathway to the Bachelor of Nursing, offered by Torrens University Australia. To find out more, visit Bachelor of Nursing.

Fees

Domestic fees
Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course.
FEE-HELP
Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.
  • Domestic fees

    Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course.

    Download domestic fees PDF

  • FEE-HELP
    Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

    View more info on fees

Scholarships

We offer a variety of Health scholarships to help you become a key player in the industry.

How to apply

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We’ll contact you shortly after to confirm your details and help you through the rest of the process.

Admissions criteria and pathways

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Australian Year 12 with ATAR 60 or equivalent or a completed Diploma of Nursing and registration with AHPRA; and
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  • Inherent requirements include ethical behaviour, behavioural stability, legal, communication, cognition, sensory ability, and strength and mobility; and
  • Academic IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 7.0) or equivalent.

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning. Learn more about study pathways.

Fees

International fees
Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.
Fee payment
Course fees can be paid in 3 instalments. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.
  • International fees

    Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

    Download international fees PDF

  • Fee payment

    Course fees can be paid in 3 instalments, each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

    View our fees

Scholarships

We offer a range of financial scholarships, designed to support you on your study journey.

How to Apply

Get Started
Read through the admissions criteria and ensure you meet the entry requirements.
Apply
It’s easy! You can apply online below or contact our International team on 1300 575 803.
Offer
We’ll contact you shortly after to confirm your details and help you through the rest of the process.
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Get started
Read through the admissions criteria and ensure you meet the entry requirements.

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Apply
It’s easy! You can apply online below or contact our International team on 1300 575 803.

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Offer
We’ll contact you shortly after to confirm your details and help you through the rest of the process.

Key intake dates

31 May 2021 | 13 September 2021 | 14 February 2022

Frequently asked questions

  • What does admissions criteria mean?

    Admissions criteria is a set of criteria that must be met to be eligible to apply for a chosen course.

    To gain entry to an accredited undergraduate course at Torrens University Australia, applicants must both satisfy general admissions criteria and meet any additional course requirements where specified.

    All admissions criteria and course-specific requirements apply consistently across campus locations and study modes. To find out more, visit admissions criteria.

  • What if I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?

    Torrens University Australia has recognised pathways to help you gain entry into our bachelor degrees based on different criteria.

    To find out more, visit Study pathways or contact one of our knowledgeable Course and Careers Advisors.

  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?

    Yes, course credit is available upon application and academic approval.

    If you have already completed a qualification or have relevant work experience, you may be able to receive credits towards your degree. This credit can take the form of credit transfer, block credit or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

    Our Program Directors will carefully review the learning gained from your previous qualification and/or experience to ensure we provide you with credit towards our degrees whenever appropriate. Review our course credits page or chat to one of Course and Careers Advisors.

  • What are course credits?

    Course credits are credits that can be applied to your course based on your prior experience or qualifications. To find out more, visit course credits

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  • What are Torrens University Australia’s courses’ ATAR requirements?
    Torrens University Australia no longer considers ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) as our primary entry requirement. We have removed ATAR as the key admissions criteria for applicants aiming to study at Torrens University Australia. We strongly believed an alternative to the ATAR system should be found, which more broadly assesses students, especially when soft skills are emerging as important employability attributes. So, students with a recent secondary school education are now considered for admission if they have a Year 12 (Australian secondary school) certificate.
  • Am I a domestic or an international student?

    Domestic students are Australian and Permanent Residents. International students are those who hold citizenship or Permanent Resident status of all other countries.

    International students from countries whose first official language is one other than English need to provide evidence of English Language Proficiency.

  • How do Torrens University Australia fees charge?

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    Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP. For more information on FEE-HELP, please visit: https://www.studyassist.gov.au/.

    Please note we do not currently offer any full fee waivers for international students. We do not offer stipends or living allowances.

  • How much are Torrens University Australia courses?

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    Remember, if you're an Australian citizen or permanent resident, your fees can be covered by FEE-HELP. You can find out more information on FEE-HELP on the StudyAssist website at https://www.studyassist.gov.au/fee-help or contact us and we can guide you through the process.

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    Permanent residents can only get FEE-HELP for approved bridging studies.

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  • How do I apply for FEE-HELP?

    If you receive an offer from Torrens University Australia, and you meet the eligibility requirements, you may be eligible for FEE-HELP. You will need to complete a Commonwealth Assistance Form if you want to defer payment of some, or all, of your tuition fees. You will need to quote your tax file number or provide a Certificate of Application for a Tax File Number. The form must be completed before the due date.

    You can find out more information on the StudyAssist website at https://www.studyassist.gov.au/fee-help or speak to our Course and Careers Advisors and we can guide you through the process.

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    For 2020, the HELP loan limit is $106,319 for most students. The Australian Government publishes the HELP Loan limit on their website.

    FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee-paying students to pay their tuition costs. Eligible students can borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay their tuition fees. Note: Any loan fees that were applied to study prior to January 1, 2019 will not count towards your FEE-HELP limit.

    Students repay the loan to the Australian Government through the tax system once a student reaches the minimum income threshold level for repayment, which for 2019-20 is $45,881.

    You can find out more information on the StudyAssist website at https://www.studyassist.gov.au/fee-help or Contact Us and we can guide you through the process.

  • What courses are available for FEE-HELP?
    To find out more, visit How to Apply.
  • What is FEE-HELP?

    FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible full-fee-paying students pay their tuition costs.

    You must be studying at an approved FEE-HELP provider in order to access a FEE-HELP loan, such as Torrens University Australia.

    A FEE-HELP loan does not cover costs like accommodation, laptops or textbooks, and must be repaid once you start earning above a certain income threshold.

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    The events programs range in topic and delivery mode, so there should always be one to suit your needs. At any time you can contact one of our Course and Careers Advisors to talk through your career goals. They can guide you on what to expect and how you can get prepared earlier. If you know exactly which course you want to enrol in, you could take advantage of the early entry program.

  • What is the Early Entry Program?

    The Torrens University Australia Early Entry Program has been created to allow you to apply and secure your place for your chosen course before you finish your Year 12 exams.

    To find out more, visit Early Entry Program or email enquiries@tua.edu.au or phone 1300 575 803.

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    ALL SA/SACE and Victorian high school students must apply through SATAC and/or VTAC. Search for Torrens University Australia, Billy Blue College of Design or Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School. International applicants may also need to demonstrate compliance with relevant legislative requirements, for example, requirements for student visas (this does not apply for online study outside of Australia).

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  • What are pathways?

    All Torrens University Australia courses have specific entry requirements, but we also offer multiple pathways into courses when you don’t meet those entry requirements.

    There are different pathways for different courses. For example, we offer a range of diploma courses which pathway into bachelor degrees in Business, Design and Creative Technology, Health and Hospitality. We also have graduate certificate and graduate diploma courses which pathway into masters courses in Business, Global Project Management, Sports Management, Health, Education, Design and Hospitality. 

    For more information on different types of pathways available, visit study pathways.

  • How can I pay for my course?

    Payment information will be outlined in your offer letter but there are a couple of different options:

    1. Upfront payment via credit card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
    2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)
  • What are the key dates for 2021?
    To find out more, visit Key Dates.
  • What are the semester and term dates?

    Torrens University Australia has three main intakes each year, usually during February, June and September. There are also a range of accelerated intake dates available, meaning if you just miss the start date, you don’t have to wait until the next intake.

    You can apply any time throughout the year for the next intake start date – or a future start date if you are planning ahead. Different semester dates apply for Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School as well as some of our other courses.

    To find out more, visit key dates.

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