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At Torrens University Australia, we know everyone’s different. Our job is to help you discover a course you’re passionate about so you can get a start on your dream career.

Passion unlocks potential

At Torrens University Australia, we take a strengths-based approach to teaching. While the ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) is a reasonable indication of your performance, this number doesn’t necessarily recognise your hard work or the areas where you really shine. We believe your individuality and potential is a better sign of how you might succeed in higher education.

No more ATAR

Torrens University removed ATAR as the key admissions criteria for students aiming to study with us. Instead, future students with recent secondary school education are considered for admission if they have a Year 12 certificate*.

Having investigated our student cohorts based on current entry requirements, we found that the minimum ATAR of 60 or equivalent for entry into bachelor courses didn’t provide an indication of potential success. Rather, those who entered at diploma level (with no ATAR requirements) were more likely to remain studying and complete their course with success.

As a progressive university that fosters passion, we want our students to succeed in a career they love. We’re interested in working towards the outcome – that’s why we’ve shifted our focus to transferable soft skills. We want everyone to have the chance to achieve their academic and career goals.

*Exemptions may apply to some courses.

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Book a tour at one of our campuses across Australia
1300 575 803

Our courses

At Torrens University Australia, we’re passionate about helping you land a career you love. We offer a wide range of courses in Business, Design and Creative Technology, Health and Hospitality.

  • Business
  • Design & Creative Technology
  • Health
  • Hospitality
 Course  ATAR
 Bachelor of Commerce  No ATAR **
 Bachelor of Business  No ATAR *
 Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship)  No ATAR *
 Bachelor of Business (Event Management)  No ATAR *
 Bachelor of Business  Information Systems  No ATAR**
 Bachelor of Business (Marketing)  No ATAR *
 Bachelor of Business (Sports Management)  No ATAR *
 Diploma of Business  No ATAR *
 Diploma of Event Management  No ATAR *
 Diploma of Business Information Systems  No ATAR *
 Diploma of Marketing  No ATAR *
 *Completion of Year 12 or equivalent
**Completion of Australian secondary studies with a Pass in Year 12 General Mathematics (or above)
 Course  ATAR
 Bachelor of 3D Design and Animation  No ATAR *
 Bachelor of Branded Fashion Design  No ATAR *
 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Design  No ATAR *
 Bachelor of Communication Design  No ATAR *
 Bachelor of Film and Video  No ATAR *
 Bachelor of Game Design and Development  No ATAR *
 Bachelor of Interior Design (Commercial)  No ATAR *
 Bachelor of Interior Design (Residential)  No ATAR *
 Bachelor or Software Engineering (Artificial Intelligence)   No ATAR *
 Bachelor or Software Engineering (Game Programming)   No ATAR *
 Bachelor of UX and Web Design   No ATAR *
 Diploma of 3D Design and Animation  No ATAR *
 Diploma of Branded Fashion Design   No ATAR *
 Diploma of Design  No ATAR *
 Diploma of Film and Video  No ATAR *
 Diploma of Game Design and Development  No ATAR *
 Diploma of Graphic Design  No ATAR *
 Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration  No ATAR *
 Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging   No ATAR *
 Diploma of Software Engineering   No ATAR *
 Diploma of UX and Web Design  No ATAR *
 *completion of Year 12 or equivalent

 Course  ATAR
 Bachelor of Applied Public Health No ATAR *
 Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Community Services) No ATAR *
  Bachelor of Applied Social Science (Counselling) No ATAR *
 Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) No ATAR *
 Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Nutrition) No ATAR *
 Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) No ATAR *
 Bachelor of Health Science (Western Herbal Medicine) No ATAR *
 Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) 60 
 Bachelor of Nursing 60 ***
 Bachelor of Nutrition No ATAR *
 Diploma of Beauty and Spa Practice No ATAR *
 Diploma of Counselling & Communication Skills No ATAR *
 Diploma of Health Science No ATAR *
 Diploma of Health and Wellbeing No ATAR *
 Diploma of Nutrition No ATAR *
 Diploma of Sport Development No ATAR *
 *completion of Year 12 or equivalent

***in addition, there are specific requirements required by the industry


 Course  ATAR
 Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management)  No ATAR *
 Bachelor of Business (Tourism Management)  No ATAR *
 Bachelor of Business (International Hotel and Resort Management)  No ATAR *
 Bachelor of Culinary Management  No ATAR *
 Diploma of Business (Hospitality Management)  No ATAR *
 Diploma of Business (Tourism Management)  No ATAR *
 *completion of Year 12 or equivalent

Ready to take the next step?

Entry pathways

Students with a recent Australian Year 12 certificate will be considered for admission. In addition, diploma courses can provide direct entry into bachelor degrees. For Design and Creative Technology degrees, creative portfolios are considered. For Business and Hospitality courses, we conduct student interviews.

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Year 12 certificate
Students with a recent secondary school education who have an Australian Year 12 certificate will be considered for admission.
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Diploma
Torrens University offers a wide variety of diploma courses which provide a pathway to completion of bachelor degrees. Diplomas can give you a feel for university life without committing to a whole degree.
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Experience, portfolio, interviews
At Torrens University, experience, talent and drive counts. That’s why we consider creative portfolios for entry into our Design and Creative Technology degrees and conduct student interviews for entry into other courses.

Frequently asked questions

  • 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.
  • How do I arrange a campus tour?
    You can book a campus tour through our website. Please register your interest and one of our Course and Career Advisors will be in touch to book in a time.
  • 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.

  • Is there anything I can do to prepare for Torrens University Australia?

    There are lots of resources to help you prepare for university life. Attend one of our workshops or events and get some tips firsthand from our industry-focused lecturers and current students.

    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.

  • Can I apply for FEE-HELP?

    To be eligible for FEE-HELP you need to be an Australian citizen , and have a tax file number. You must also be studying at an approved higher education provider, such as Torrens University Australia.

    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 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.

    To find out more, visit the Study Assist website: https://www.studyassist.gov.au/help-loans/fee-help.

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

    For a full list of tuition fees, visit Tuition Fees.

    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.

  • What are the key dates for 2021?
    To find out more, visit Key Dates.
  • Do you offer online courses?
    Torrens University Australia has been providing online education for many years. We are well-versed in course delivery, execution and interacting with students in live class sessions. Learn from specialist online lecturers who are leaders in their field, and gain your qualification with flexibility through our virtual classrooms. To find out more, visit Study Online.

Studying at Torrens University

Sydney? Melbourne? Adelaide? Brisbane? Even your own bedroom? Our national campus network lets you study in the place you like most, whether it’s on campus or at home. Whatever works best.

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Work with the best brands on the planet
With our industry placements, you can intern at some of the globe’s most influential organisations.

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A more collaborative experience
Our smaller class sizes provide a more immersive and effective learning environment. Collaborate with peers and spend more time with academics in your field. 

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A dedicated Success Coach
An ally to encourage, inspire and guide, your Success Coach will help you achieve your goals and create the right trajectory for your career.

Explore our campuses

Our first-class facilities allow flexibility to study wherever and whenever suits you. Interested in visiting one of our campuses, meeting current students, lecturers and our Course and Careers Advisors? Book a campus tour to see what Torrens University Australia has to offer. Book a campus tour
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane
  • Adelaide
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Ultimo campus

Design and Creative Technology

46-52 Mountain Street
Ultimo, NSW 2007

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The Rocks campus

Business, Hospitality

1-5 Hickson Road
The Rocks, NSW 2000

Pyrmont Campus Sydney New South Wales | Torrens University Australia
Pyrmont campus

Health

Level 1 & 5, 235 Pyrmont Street
Pyrmont, NSW 2009

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Town Hall campus

Hospitality

Level 4, 540 George Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

Kent Street Campus Sydney New South Wales | Torrens University Australia
Kent Street campus

Business, Health, English Language Centre

Levels 2–4, 333 Kent Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

Flinders Street Campus Melbourne Victoria | Torrens University Australia
Flinders Street campus

Business, Design and Creative Technology, Health, Hospitality, English Language Centre

196 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000

Fitzroy Campus Melbourne Victoria | Torrens University Australia
Fitzroy campus

Health

25 Victoria Street
Fitzroy, VIC 3065

Fortitude Valley Campus Brisbane Queensland | Torrens University Australia
Fortitude Valley campus

Business, Design and Creative Technology, Health, Hospitality, English Language Centre

90 Bowen Terrace
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

Gotha Street Campus Brisbane Queensland | Torrens University Australia
Gotha Street campus

Health

123 Gotha Street
Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

Wakefield Campus Adelaide South Australia | Torrens University Australia
Wakefield Street campus

Business, Design and Creative Technology, Health, Hospitality, English Language Centre

88 Wakefield Street
Adelaide, SA 5000

Ready to take the next step?

Hear from our students

  • Business
  • Design & Creative Technology
  • Health
  • Hospitality
Pathway into the career you deserve
Torrens University’s pathway options enabled me to leverage my success in a diploma to continue on with the bachelor.
-Paul Grainger, Bachelor of Business Marketing
 
Work with industry to gain real experience
Billy Blue allowed me to form close relationships and connections with my lecturers and with people who I have met in the industry.
-Talia Haber, Bachelor of Interior Design (Commercial)
 
Hands-on learning with industry experts
We offer a practical component, which allows our students to work in our fully functioning clinic. It gives them great hands-on experience.
-Georgia Bellas, Pyrmont Campus Director
 
Enjoy full support: academic, personal and career
The lecturers are easily approachable, we have student services, counsellor on campus, our Success Coaches. There’s always help.
-Lauren Coulter, Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management)
 
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Meet our Course and Careers Advisors

Course and Careers Advisor | Dom Amamangpang | Torrens University Australia

NSW
Dom Amamangpang


+61 466 538 778
dom.amamangpang@laureate.edu.au

Course and Careers Advisor | Angela Noble | Torrens University Australia

QLD
Angela Noble


+61 468 547 164
anoble@laureate.net.au

Course and Careers Advisor |Gabrielle Cranney | Torrens University Australia

NSW
Gabrielle M. Cranney


+61 488 856 394
gabrielle.cranney@laureate.edu.au

Course and Careers Advisor | Jake Whitney | Torrens University Australia

VIC
Jake Whitney


+61 466 949 649
jake.whitney@laureate.edu.au

Course and Careers Advisor | Samantha Kraus | Torrens University Australia

NSW
Samantha Kraus


+61 466 794 551
samantha.kraus@laureate.edu.au

Course and Careers Advisor | Ruth Jaksa | Torrens University Australia

SA
Ruth Jaksa


+61 419 185 113
rjaksa@laureate.net.au

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