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As you may already know, ATAR is a ranking given to all Year 12 students to measure overall academic achievement compared to other final year students in Australia.

Your score can determine your eligibility for certain courses. If you didn't get the ATAR score you were hoping for, do not despair! There are so many other ways to get into university and we're here to help you do just that.

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Our Courses

Torrens University offers courses in a variety of different fields to help you land the career you love. See here for list of courses


Frequently Asked Questions


Don’t panic if you don’t achieve the ATAR/selection rank needed for your preferred course. You can definitely still reach your career goals through other study pathways. One option is to start with a diploma course in your area of interest, and then upgrade to a bachelor degree on completion. Torrens University offers a range of diploma courses that pathway into bachelor degrees and counts towards your bachelor degree. Other courses may have entry requirements other than ATAR such as a creative portfolio or an interview. Always check with one of our Course and Career Advisers of your eligibility.

Like all universities, Torrens University Course ATARS and entry requirements vary between courses. However as Torrens University is a private-self-accredited university it is eligible to set their own and more realistic ATARs. The average ATAR for our Bachelor courses is 60 with many pathway options and diplomas with lower or no ATAR. Contact one of our Course and Career Adviser for advice on the best pathway for you.

Applying is easy and can be done online. https://apply.torrens.edu.au If you have any difficulty please contact a Course and Career Adviser who are able to talk through the process. ALL SA/SACE and Victorian highschool students must apply through SATAC and/or VTAC. Search for Torrens University or Billy Blue/Blue Mountains/William Blue at Torrens University in NSW (UAC) and Victoria (VTAC).

All faculties of Torrens University offer scholarships. You have nothing to lose by applying for a scholarship and everything to gain. Go online to view the opportunities available to school leavers. Scholarships vary between courses and faculties. Remember we don't just look at your academic record we what to know what makes you unique; eg activities, leadership skills, hobbies. Good luck! Link: /apply-online/scholarships

Visit our website for a full list of 2018 annual tuition fees. Remember your fees can be covered by FEE-HELP see FAQ #6. Apply Online

Yes, all Torrens University Australia courses have access to the government support program FEE-HELP. FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee-paying students pay all or part of their tuition fees. It cannot be used for additional study costs such as accommodation or text books. Effectively, the government provides a loan which you can repay once you start earning above a certain income threshold.

To be eligible for FEE-HELP you need to be:

  • an Australian citizen or permanent resident, and
  • have a tax-file number.
More information: https://www.studyassist.gov.au/help-loans-and-csps/fee-help.



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Study pathways

If you miss out on the ATAR/OP needed for entry into your first preference, don’t panic. Successful completion of a diploma gains you entry into a bachelor program. For example enrol in a Diploma of Marketing (No ATAR/OP), complete and pass one year of study and you will be eligible to continue through to the Bachelor of Business (Marketing). Starting your studies at a diploma level allows you to prove your ability at university.

If you are interested in an Associate Degree in Culinary Management (no ATAR), upon successful completion you will be eligible for the Bachelor of Culinary Management.

Studay Pathways

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Industry relationships

We want to make sure you are ready for work even before graduation. Often this means working on real briefs for real companies, getting you the experience needed. Torrens partner with many different companies to ensure you become as well-connected to the industry as we are.

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Studying at Torrens

With 12 campuses across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, you have option to study online or on campus - the choice is yours.


Study anywhere

Flexible learning online, on campus or both



Graduate ready to take on the workforce


Small class sizes

Get better access to your teacher and other students in your classes


Success coaching

Begin a partnership from day one to stay motivated and focused


Discover Torrens University and Think Education schools and colleges

Torrens University is Australia’s newest university and part of a network of renown schools.


Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School

Sydney (Blue Mountains)


William Blue College of
Hospitality Management



Media Design School

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane


Billy Blue College of Design

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane


Think Education

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide

Explore our campuses

Our first class campus facilities allow flexibility to study wherever and whenever is good for you.

Bachelor of Communication Design at Billy Blue College of Design.


“Graphic Design, illustration, typography, I get to create things. Billy Blue has great industry partnerships that help you get in, get ready to get a job somewhere. It’s really satisfying when you can create something that everyone is happy with.”

Keane Hughes, alumni - currently designer at Monogram

Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)


“Torrens University [ACNT] really helped me to get industry ready to open my dream practise. When everything is going well at work it’s my favourite place to be.”

Nicola Miethke, alumni, Clinical Naturopath (Pharmacy)

Bachelor of International Hotel and Resort Management (BMIHMS)


“Getting into this role at age 21 was a bit of a shock. It’s something I had to pick up and run with. Going into a senior role quite quickly that you want to succeed in leaves me in a position that when I finish I want to keep succeeding and keep growing.”

Bachelor of International Hotel and Resort Management (BMIHMS)

Emilie, graduate, Bachelor of Business


“My role means that I travel a lot and I meet a lot of passionate people. Study prepared me well for the job I am doing today and I feel lucky to be here.” Emilie, graduate, Bachelor of Business Marketing Manager, Canceraid


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