How to apply
Why study in Australia?Australia is one of the world’s most popular places to work and study. It is known for its natural beauty, exciting cities, friendly locals, cultural diversity and healthy outdoor lifestyle. Our international standards in quality of living and education are supported by strong economic growth.
Our multicultural society provides Australia with a rich diversity and this allows international students to enjoy our culture and feel like they’re not too far from home.
Frequently asked questions
What are the living expenses for international students?The Australian Government recommends a single student budget of AU$21,041 per year, with an additional $7,362 per year for a spouse and $3,152 per year, per child (figures correct from October 2019). As a condition of your student visa, you must have sufficient funds to pay all costs of studying in Australia, including tuition fees, living expenses, Overseas Health Cover, return airfares, and visa fees. Knowing the average living costs in Australia is an important part of your financial preparation. Visit Study in Australia for details.
What are the student visa requirements for international students?Australia has specific rules to be followed, so international applicants need to show they meet our student visa requirements. For specific information about Australia's student visa requirements, visit Home Affairs.
How many hours can international students work in Australia?Most student visas allow you to work for up to 20 hours every week while your course is in session. Find out more at Home Affairs.
All people working in Australia have basic rights and protections in the workplace, including minimum pay and conditions. The Fair Work Ombudsman makes sure that these rights are protected and enforced fairly under Australia’s workplace laws. For more information, please visit Fair Work.
Can I return to my home country and continue my study from there?
We understand your concerns that may have arisen due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, we can assure you that if you choose to continue studying your course here in Australia, you will be offered an equivalent online learning experience and your study path will not be compromised.
If you do choose to return to your home country, we can provide you with the opportunity to continue studying online, however, your visa requirements may be compromised. Please reach out to your education or migration agent directly for more information about your visa conditions and how these may be impacted if you do return home.
I am under 18. Are there any changes to how I apply and accept an offer?If you are under 18, have an offer to study with Torrens University Australia, and plan to travel to Australia on a student visa, you will need to have formal arrangements in place for accommodation and welfare before the Department of Home Affairs will process your visa. We are guided by requirements set out in the ESOS Framework. For more information about studying in Australia when you are under 18, visit the Department of Home Affairs or contact our International Student Advisors.
What are the implications of online study for my international student visa?International student visa conditions state you must not enrol into more than a third or 33 percent of online subjects over your course and must study at least one subject that is face-to-face in each trimester. All face-to-face courses are also available for online mode of delivery. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided assurance that exceptions will be made to the usual face-to-face learning requirements. For further information, visit Home Affairs.
Portfolio and interview requirements
If you are applying for a degree or diploma at Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia and do not meet the Academic Entry Requirements, you may be asked to submit a design portfolio under our Special Entry option, providing six to 10 pieces of original creative work. This can be work you’ve produced for school, during prior study, at work or as a personal project. If it’s original and yours, we want to see it.
Applying for undergraduate courses at our Adelaide campusIf you are interested in studying one of the following qualifications at our Adelaide campus, you’ll need to submit an application through the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC). If you require assistance with your application, please contact us on +61 8 8113 7813 or visit SATAC.
Make sure you check the SATAC website for key dates, to ensure your application is submitted on time.
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As the country’s fastest-growing university, Torrens University Australia brings a fresh approach to higher education. With employability at the centre of everything we do, we offer industry-relevant courses taught by leading experts. Our flexible study options, personalised approach and partnership placements will help you find a career you love.
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