We want passionate humans, not perfect performance
Low ATAR, high passionWe have always believed that ATAR is not a true representation of a student’s future success, so we removed it as an entry requirement. We know that each individual student’s strengths, talents and passions are a better indication of how they might succeed in higher education.
What to do if you get a low ATARStrong evidence has shown that an ATAR score does not provide a full picture of your ability to succeed. Our new entry requirement is a Year 12 certificate* (or equivalent) but we also offer other ways to enter university, including a diploma to bachelor’s pathway, creative portfolio applications and interviews. We believe passion unlocks potential, which is why we take into account the experience, skills and drive you bring to the table, building on your abilities from there.
An education with Torrens University helps to set you up for the future by focusing on your personal capabilities and goals, and providing practical steps to get you into a career you love. Our holistic view and support network can put you onto the path to success – however you define it.
Your career crush persona
Now that we have removed ATAR as an entry requirement, our focus is to maximise your strengths, personal preferences, and aspirations to match you with a career crush persona, careers and courses you're compatible with, and more...
Pathways to entryWorried about your low ATAR? Don't be.
We no longer require ATAR as an entry requirement, and instead offer a variety of alternative pathways to entry:
- Successful completion of Year 12 (Australian secondary school certificate or equivalent) guarantees entry into our bachelor’s programs*.
- Our diploma programs offer a pathway to a bachelor’s degree.
- For Design and Creative Technology degrees, creative portfolios will be considered. Student interviews will be conducted for entry into other courses.
*Exceptions may apply to some courses.