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Did you know your ATAR/OP is just one way in?

Your final ranking is exactly that – a ranking – to show you where your results place you compared to others in your year and to determine your eligibility for certain courses. But it’s not all you’ve taken from your time at school. Your results won’t show how amazing you were at any of your individual subjects. These results will just be a number, and we know that this number doesn’t necessarily recognise all your hard work, or the areas where you really shine!

There are so many other ways to achieve your university dreams, and we're here to help. Reach out to one of our Course and Career Advisors

At Torrens University Australia, we know everyone’s different. Our job is to help YOU discover a degree you’re passionate about, ATAR/OP or not.

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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

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Bachelor of Nursing 60

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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. One of the best ways to land a job you love is to harness your natural skills and personal passions. 3 Best Grades is an offer program at Torrens University Australia that recognises the greatest strengths of each individual. 3 Best Grades offers you a place on the basis of your top HSC grades, so you can bring the best of yourself when you rise to the challenge of your future career.

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 high school 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 want to know what makes you unique; eg activities, leadership skills, hobbies. Good luck!

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

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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Alternative pathways

When education providers are only looking at OP and ATAR scores for uni courses, they’re actually missing out on some top talent. That’s why Torrens University Australia now gives you a chance to show off your achievements in other ways;


We offer a wide variety of Diploma courses that may provide a direct entry into Bachelor Degrees when successfully completed. Diplomas can give you a feel for university life without committing to a whole course. With lower ATAR/OP requirements or even a Year 12 certificate, students are eligible to enrol in many university courses.

3 Best Grades

Designed to allow students who may not have received an ATAR, or who received an ATAR lower than 60 to gain an unconditional offer into a Bachelor degree with a band 2 or above in 3 subjects (1 related to the field of study).

For Melbourne, a score of 25 or above in 3 subjects (1 related to the field of study).

Experience, portfolio, interviews

Do you have a great portfolio, work experience and drive to achieve the career of your dreams? At Torrens University Australia we consider other factors, such as creative portfolios for Design degrees and student interviews for entry into Business or Hospitality courses

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 University partners 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 a range of campuses across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, you have the option to study online or on campus - the choice is yours.


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Flexible learning online, on campus or both



Graduate ready to take on the workforce


Small class sizes

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Explore our campuses

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


Pathway into the career you deserve!

"The pathways option with Torrens really enabled me to take on tertiary education and then to leverage the success and the Diploma to continue on with the Bachelor."

Paul Grainger, Bachelor of Business Marketing Student


Vogue Australia x Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia

"Billy Blue has 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) Student


Study Health at Torrens University Australia

"We have a clinical, practical component, which includes all of our students going into our fully functioning clinic and it gives them great, hands-on practical experience."

Georgia Bellas, Pyrmont Campus Director


Pathway into a course you love

“The lecturers are easily approachable, we have students services, counsellor on campus, our Success Coaches. There’s always help.”

Lauren Coulter, Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management) Student


Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) at Torrens University

“The international qualification that I have here, I can go anywhere around the world to work in hotels.”

Mirra Radjaradjane, Bachelor of Business (International Hotel and Resort Management) Student

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Check out our Course Guide for all you need to know about:

  • Courses we offer
  • Entry programs and pathways
  • Benefits of studying at Torrens University Australia

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