Applying through a Tertiary Admissions Centre? Find out how to navigate your way through the application process, including preferences and offers.
Why preference Torrens University?
At Torrens University Australia, we believe that education is a lifelong journey. What you choose to study at university is the start of your journey as an adult learner and your choice should not be dictated by an ATAR mark that you earned in high school. That’s why your ATAR isn’t important to us. For entry into our courses, all you need is your Year 12 certificate.* And here are some more reasons to study with us.
*Exceptions may apply to some courses.
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Tertiary Admissions Centres are administrating bodies that receive and process applications for most universities in each state and territory. As a national university, Torrens University Australia provides prospective students with a range of application pathways, including TACs across New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia.
New South Wales: Universities Admissions Centre (UAC)
In your TAC application, you can apply to more than one course within one application by selecting multiple courses (up to five to eight, depending on the TAC) as your preferences. You do not need to select multiple courses; you can choose only one course. You can also choose the same course with different intakes (start dates) as different preferences.
It is important to put your first-choice course as your highest preference, as the offers will be made to your highest preference first. If you are not offered a place in your first preference, you’ll be considered for your second preference, and so on.
Change of preference
You can add, remove or rearrange your course preferences through your TAC application in your desired order. You can change your preferences as many times as you like by logging into your TAC application portal.
It is important to update your preferences after you receiver your year 12 results and before and after each offer round to ensure you maximise your chances of receiving an offer to your most desired course.
Change of preference period
There is a small window between each offer round where you can update your preferences. Please refer to TAC websites for date and times to ensure you change your course preferences in time as the TACs usually close change of preferences for each offer round a few days before offers are released.
You can reach out to the respective TAC support team or contact us to discuss the best way to order your preferences.
TACs release offers to applicants as part of their scheduled offer rounds. You can find the dates for these on TAC websites. It is important that Year 12 students are aware of key offer rounds scheduled after their Year 12 results are released.
How to manage university offers
Torrens University manages TAC offers with a two-step communication process.
Notification of offer through the TAC: When you are successful in your application to a Torrens University course, the relevant TAC will send you a notification of offer as part of their scheduled offer rounds.
Official letter of offer from Torrens University: Following the TAC offer round, we will send another letter of offer to the email address registered to your TAC application. This letter of offer will contain all necessary information about your course, start dates, fees and enrolment.