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Single Subjects

Looking to upskill fast? At Torrens University Australia, our single subjects give you the chance to expand your knowledge without committing to a full degree. Offered online, these short courses are designed for anybody needing a flexible study schedule to fit around work and other commitments. Whether you’re taking your first step towards a certificate, diploma or degree; returning to study; after a career change; or simply looking to explore a topic that interests you, our single subjects are a convenient way to learn something new.


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Our courses are developed in collaboration with industry, and taught by leading industry-experienced lecturers to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to achieve your career goals.

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Explore our courses

  • Hospitality
  • Education
  • Be the GM – Lead Your Virtual Hotel (IHL604)

    Course overview

    The Hotel Leadership Capstone Project will provides you with the opportunity to apply the analytical and theoretical skills developed in the program to an online hotel-based simulation project. This short course will provides an unrivalled opportunity to demonstrate your ability to apply the management and leadership skills you’ve learned so far, in addition to drawing on the considerable experience acquired in your career. Think you’ve got what it takes?

    This course can be credited towards our MBA International Hotel Leadership.

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Coming soon

    Key information

    • $3,750
    • 6 weeks
    • Scholarships available
    • Enquire now for specific course start dates

    Register your interest

  • Championing Organisational Change (COR602)

    Course overview

    Organisational change is a reality that you’ll face at all levels of the business. A true leader understands the complexities associated, from technical through to human challenges. In this course, you’ll learn how to meticulously analyse and execute changes necessary to succeed. Discover how to appropriately respond to shifts in the business environment from Tim Mayoh, Development Manager, Choice Hotels.

    This course can be credited towards our MBA International Hotel Leadership.

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Tim Mayoh, Development Manager, Choice Hotels

    Key information

    • $3,750
    • 6 weeks
    • Scholarships available
    • Enquire now for specific course start dates

    Register your interest

  • Coaching as a Leadership Activity (EXC603)

    Course overview

    Coaching as a tool is considered to be an integral strategy for aspiring hotel leaders. Coaching skills are particularly valuable for leaders working in volatile, emergent and ambiguous contexts where new approaches are required to meet unique challenges. A major focus for this project is exploring coaching practice and how they equip executives to lead their teams effectively. This project gives the students the knowledge and foundation for becoming an executive coach and instructs them on how to help others understand, apply, and integrate various metrics and results into their respective lives and roles.

    This course can be credited towards our MBA International Hotel Leadership.

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Coming soon

    Key information

    • $3,750
    • 6 weeks
    • Scholarships available
    • Enquire now for specific course start dates

    Register your interest

  • Creating Innovative Guest Experiences for Competitive Advantage (IGE503)

    Course overview

    Do you lead the way when it comes to creating the best experiences possible for your guests? Service innovation is a rapidly expanding area of practice and crucial source of competitive differentiation. In this course, you’ll learn about design thinking, and how it can be used to bring together key stakeholders to collaborate and formulate innovative approaches to the overall guest experience. You’ll take an entrepreneurial approach to customer service challenges and present fresh solutions to create guest experiences that surprise, delight, and surpass expectations.

    This course can be credited towards our MBA International Hotel Leadership.

    Featured Industry Leaders

    James Walkden – Area Director Operations Australia, New Zealand & Pacific, Marriot International

    Key information

    • $3,750
    • 6 weeks
    • Scholarships available
    • Enquire now for specific course start dates

    Register your interest

  • Emerging Markets and Disruption (EMD603)

    Course overview

    International markets present significant opportunities, but only to those companies who know what they’re doing. To the untrained eye, it may even be surprising which countries should be targeted. In this subject, you’ll see for yourself how leaders make the right decisions on emerging marketing to encourage growth. Better still, you’ll walk away with a blueprint for researching and evaluating markets, setting clear and realistic goals and growing your business for the long term.

    This course can be credited towards our MBA International Hotel Leadership.

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Coming soon

    Key information

    • $3,750
    • 6 weeks
    • Scholarships available
    • Enquire now for specific course start dates

    Register your interest

  • Framing Your First 90 Days as a Leader (IHL501)

    Course overview

    First impressions count. Though your first days in a new role will seem like a complete whirlwind, they provide a critical window for you to set the tone and assert yourself as the kind of leader you really want to be. In this short course, you’ll discover the best way for you to approach your first 90 days, exploring various leadership styles and approaches – and how to tailor them to your new team.

    This course can be credited towards our MBA International Hotel Leadership.

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Jan Smits – CEO, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Asia, Middle East, Africa

    Key information

    • $3,750
    • 6 weeks
    • Scholarships available
    • Enquire now for specific course start dates

    Register your interest

  • Incubators and Entrepreneurship (IAI603)

    Course overview

    Unfamiliar with intrapreneurship? You’ll learn to use the innovation typically associated with entrepreneurial start-ups within your bigger business, by identifying new opportunities and redirecting resources to them. Discover how best to respond to, and even out-manoeuvre your competition while implementing the most effective policies to deal with new challenges. During this course, learn how to drive results via incubation and disruption, taking guidance from entrepreneurial mindsets that are currently leading the pack.

    This course can be credited towards our MBA International Hotel Leadership.

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Coming soon

    Key information

    • $3,750
    • 6 weeks
    • Scholarships available
    • Enquire now for specific course start dates

    Register your interest

  • Leading Corporate Social Responsibility to Drive Business Performance & Social Impact (CSR602)

    Course overview

    Interested in making the world a better place? You’re not alone. These days, it’s rare to find businesses which aren’t open to helping to drive change and address societal issues. In this short course, you’ll build on your knowledge and follow in the footsteps of top social entrepreneurs. We’ll empower you to develop creative solutions to address social and environmental problems and to see social entrepreneurship as a force for positive change.

    This course can be credited towards our MBA International Hotel Leadership.

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Coming soon

    Key information

    • $3,750
    • 6 weeks
    • Scholarships available
    • Enquire now for specific course start dates

    Register your interest

  • Leading in Times of Crisis – When to Lead, When to Manage (LED603)

    Course overview

    Do you know what to do in a crisis? Extreme circumstances can make or break a leader, and can be very testing indeed. In times of uncertainty and even danger, hotel professionals ought to demonstrate appropriate leadership knowledge and skills. You’ll focus on leadership under intense pressure – whether in response to crisis, global issues or ethical dilemmas. By the end, you’ll have explored the facets of working with a Crisis Management team and executing a Crisis Management plan.

    This course can be credited towards our MBA International Hotel Leadership.

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Coming soon

    Key information

    • $3,750
    • 6 weeks
    • Scholarships available
    • Enquire now for specific course start dates

    Register your interest

  • Managing Your Brand for Consumer Engagement (MYB502)

    Course overview

    The Hospitality industry isn’t immune to the evolution of digital technology and neither is society. We are at a unique point in history where we are able to inspire two-way conversations with customers, to gain their engagement and advocacy. As part of this short course, you’ll learn more about the opportunities presented by this rapid shift in digital technology, and how it has forever altered the way hotels communicate with their audiences. You will also learn about the challenges of managing a Hotel brand and how rich and compelling content marketing, combined with omnichannel distribution, are integral to brand engagement.

    This course can be credited towards our MBA International Hotel Leadership.

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Amanda Cottome – Group Director Brand Experience & Culture, Ovolo Hotels

    Key information

    • $3,750
    • 6 weeks
    • Scholarships available
    • Enquire now for specific course start dates

    Register your interest

  • Managing your Digital Business Resources (DBR603)

    Course overview

    Your online presence is the most powerful tool in your arsenal for generating demand in today’s competitive hotel environment. Prospective customers have access to infinite resources about brands, and it’s your job to understand their needs and capture their attention. In conjunction with Lance Batty, Senior Manager-Account Management Airline Customer Unit, Amadeus, this course will help you appreciate online behaviour and expose you to an array of digital business resources.

    This course can be credited towards our MBA International Hotel Leadership.

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Lance Batty, Senior Manager-Account Management Airline Customer Unit, Amadeus

    Key information

    • $3,750
    • 6 weeks
    • Scholarships available
    • Enquire now for specific course start dates

    Register your interest

  • Revenue Management (REV603)

    Course overview

    As a leader in a hotel environment, you’ll be measured on your ability to optimise revenue. Being able to think on your feet is a given, but there’s a science to it too. During this course, discover how to make strategic, proactive decisions thanks to input from experts like Nikita Beresnev, Group Director of Revenue with Nesuto Hotels. Learn to use various tools to understand customer demand, interpret financial data and, most importantly, increase revenue.

    This course can be credited towards our MBA International Hotel Leadership.

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Melissa Kalan – Founding Director at ARMA (Australian Revenue Management Association

    Key information

    • $3,750
    • 6 weeks
    • Scholarships available
    • Enquire now for specific course start dates

    Register your interest

  • Securing Growth & Investment for Your Hotel (SGI502)

    Course overview

    Let's be honest. Hotel businesses are ultimately focused on one thing – growth. Influencing and negotiating investments will be critical to your success as a leader. In this course, you'll gain a full understanding of the investment process and insight into identifying the most lucrative opportunities. Discover how to get the best outcomes and maximum ROI to fit with your corporate strategy, with experts like Mehran Mossadegh, Founder & Managing Director of the aptly named NegotiationWise.

    This course can be credited towards our MBA International Hotel Leadership.

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Raphael Antonini – Director, Hotel Investments, Crystalbrook Collection

    Key information

    • $3,750
    • 6 weeks
    • Scholarships available
    • Enquire now for specific course start dates

    Register your interest

  • Be the GM – Lead Your Virtual Hotel (IHL604)

    Course overview

    The Hotel Leadership Capstone Project will provides you with the opportunity to apply the analytical and theoretical skills developed in the program to an online hotel-based simulation project. This short course will provides an unrivalled opportunity to demonstrate your ability to apply the management and leadership skills you’ve learned so far, in addition to drawing on the considerable experience acquired in your career. Think you’ve got what it takes?

    This course can be credited towards our MBA International Hotel Leadership.

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Coming soon

    Key information

    • $3,750
    • 6 weeks
    • Scholarships available
    • Enquire now for specific course start dates

    Register your interest

  • Championing Organisational Change (COR602)

    Course overview

    Organisational change is a reality that you’ll face at all levels of the business. A true leader understands the complexities associated, from technical through to human challenges. In this course, you’ll learn how to meticulously analyse and execute changes necessary to succeed. Discover how to appropriately respond to shifts in the business environment from Tim Mayoh, Development Manager, Choice Hotels.

    This course can be credited towards our MBA International Hotel Leadership.

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Tim Mayoh, Development Manager, Choice Hotels

    Key information

    • $3,750
    • 6 weeks
    • Scholarships available
    • Enquire now for specific course start dates

    Register your interest

  • Coaching as a Leadership Activity (EXC603)

    Course overview

    Coaching as a tool is considered to be an integral strategy for aspiring hotel leaders. Coaching skills are particularly valuable for leaders working in volatile, emergent and ambiguous contexts where new approaches are required to meet unique challenges. A major focus for this project is exploring coaching practice and how they equip executives to lead their teams effectively. This project gives the students the knowledge and foundation for becoming an executive coach and instructs them on how to help others understand, apply, and integrate various metrics and results into their respective lives and roles.

    This course can be credited towards our MBA International Hotel Leadership.

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Coming soon

    Key information

    • $3,750
    • 6 weeks
    • Scholarships available
    • Enquire now for specific course start dates

    Register your interest

  • Creating Innovative Guest Experiences for Competitive Advantage (IGE503)

    Course overview

    Do you lead the way when it comes to creating the best experiences possible for your guests? Service innovation is a rapidly expanding area of practice and crucial source of competitive differentiation. In this course, you’ll learn about design thinking, and how it can be used to bring together key stakeholders to collaborate and formulate innovative approaches to the overall guest experience. You’ll take an entrepreneurial approach to customer service challenges and present fresh solutions to create guest experiences that surprise, delight, and surpass expectations.

    This course can be credited towards our MBA International Hotel Leadership.

    Featured Industry Leaders

    James Walkden – Area Director Operations Australia, New Zealand & Pacific, Marriot International

    Key information

    • $3,750
    • 6 weeks
    • Scholarships available
    • Enquire now for specific course start dates

    Register your interest

  • Emerging Markets and Disruption (EMD603)

    Course overview

    International markets present significant opportunities, but only to those companies who know what they’re doing. To the untrained eye, it may even be surprising which countries should be targeted. In this subject, you’ll see for yourself how leaders make the right decisions on emerging marketing to encourage growth. Better still, you’ll walk away with a blueprint for researching and evaluating markets, setting clear and realistic goals and growing your business for the long term.

    This course can be credited towards our MBA International Hotel Leadership.

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Coming soon

    Key information

    • $3,750
    • 6 weeks
    • Scholarships available
    • Enquire now for specific course start dates

    Register your interest

  • Framing Your First 90 Days as a Leader (IHL501)

    Course overview

    First impressions count. Though your first days in a new role will seem like a complete whirlwind, they provide a critical window for you to set the tone and assert yourself as the kind of leader you really want to be. In this short course, you’ll discover the best way for you to approach your first 90 days, exploring various leadership styles and approaches – and how to tailor them to your new team.

    This course can be credited towards our MBA International Hotel Leadership.

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Jan Smits – CEO, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Asia, Middle East, Africa

    Key information

    • $3,750
    • 6 weeks
    • Scholarships available
    • Enquire now for specific course start dates

    Register your interest

  • Incubators and Entrepreneurship (IAI603)

    Course overview

    Unfamiliar with intrapreneurship? You’ll learn to use the innovation typically associated with entrepreneurial start-ups within your bigger business, by identifying new opportunities and redirecting resources to them. Discover how best to respond to, and even out-manoeuvre your competition while implementing the most effective policies to deal with new challenges. During this course, learn how to drive results via incubation and disruption, taking guidance from entrepreneurial mindsets that are currently leading the pack.

    This course can be credited towards our MBA International Hotel Leadership.

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Coming soon

    Key information

    • $3,750
    • 6 weeks
    • Scholarships available
    • Enquire now for specific course start dates

    Register your interest

  • Leading Corporate Social Responsibility to Drive Business Performance & Social Impact (CSR602)

    Course overview

    Interested in making the world a better place? You’re not alone. These days, it’s rare to find businesses which aren’t open to helping to drive change and address societal issues. In this short course, you’ll build on your knowledge and follow in the footsteps of top social entrepreneurs. We’ll empower you to develop creative solutions to address social and environmental problems and to see social entrepreneurship as a force for positive change.

    This course can be credited towards our MBA International Hotel Leadership.

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Coming soon

    Key information

    • $3,750
    • 6 weeks
    • Scholarships available
    • Enquire now for specific course start dates

    Register your interest

  • Leading in Times of Crisis – When to Lead, When to Manage (LED603)

    Course overview

    Do you know what to do in a crisis? Extreme circumstances can make or break a leader, and can be very testing indeed. In times of uncertainty and even danger, hotel professionals ought to demonstrate appropriate leadership knowledge and skills. You’ll focus on leadership under intense pressure – whether in response to crisis, global issues or ethical dilemmas. By the end, you’ll have explored the facets of working with a Crisis Management team and executing a Crisis Management plan.

    This course can be credited towards our MBA International Hotel Leadership.

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Coming soon

    Key information

    • $3,750
    • 6 weeks
    • Scholarships available
    • Enquire now for specific course start dates

    Register your interest

  • Managing Your Brand for Consumer Engagement (MYB502)

    Course overview

    The Hospitality industry isn’t immune to the evolution of digital technology and neither is society. We are at a unique point in history where we are able to inspire two-way conversations with customers, to gain their engagement and advocacy. As part of this short course, you’ll learn more about the opportunities presented by this rapid shift in digital technology, and how it has forever altered the way hotels communicate with their audiences. You will also learn about the challenges of managing a Hotel brand and how rich and compelling content marketing, combined with omnichannel distribution, are integral to brand engagement.

    This course can be credited towards our MBA International Hotel Leadership.

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Amanda Cottome – Group Director Brand Experience & Culture, Ovolo Hotels

    Key information

    • $3,750
    • 6 weeks
    • Scholarships available
    • Enquire now for specific course start dates

    Register your interest

  • Managing your Digital Business Resources (DBR603)

    Course overview

    Your online presence is the most powerful tool in your arsenal for generating demand in today’s competitive hotel environment. Prospective customers have access to infinite resources about brands, and it’s your job to understand their needs and capture their attention. In conjunction with Lance Batty, Senior Manager-Account Management Airline Customer Unit, Amadeus, this course will help you appreciate online behaviour and expose you to an array of digital business resources.

    This course can be credited towards our MBA International Hotel Leadership.

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Lance Batty, Senior Manager-Account Management Airline Customer Unit, Amadeus

    Key information

    • $3,750
    • 6 weeks
    • Scholarships available
    • Enquire now for specific course start dates

    Register your interest

  • Revenue Management (REV603)

    Course overview

    As a leader in a hotel environment, you’ll be measured on your ability to optimise revenue. Being able to think on your feet is a given, but there’s a science to it too. During this course, discover how to make strategic, proactive decisions thanks to input from experts like Nikita Beresnev, Group Director of Revenue with Nesuto Hotels. Learn to use various tools to understand customer demand, interpret financial data and, most importantly, increase revenue.

    This course can be credited towards our MBA International Hotel Leadership.

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Melissa Kalan – Founding Director at ARMA (Australian Revenue Management Association

    Key information

    • $3,750
    • 6 weeks
    • Scholarships available
    • Enquire now for specific course start dates

    Register your interest

  • Securing Growth & Investment for Your Hotel (SGI502)

    Course overview

    Let's be honest. Hotel businesses are ultimately focused on one thing – growth. Influencing and negotiating investments will be critical to your success as a leader. In this course, you'll gain a full understanding of the investment process and insight into identifying the most lucrative opportunities. Discover how to get the best outcomes and maximum ROI to fit with your corporate strategy, with experts like Mehran Mossadegh, Founder & Managing Director of the aptly named NegotiationWise.

    This course can be credited towards our MBA International Hotel Leadership.

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Raphael Antonini – Director, Hotel Investments, Crystalbrook Collection

    Key information

    • $3,750
    • 6 weeks
    • Scholarships available
    • Enquire now for specific course start dates

    Register your interest

  • Design Thinking for Education (DTE401)
    This course explores the origins and processes of design thinking and its use across a range of disciplines and contexts. You will use design thinking to identify and address an issue within your own professional context. As a result of this process, you will reach an advanced understanding of potential roles as innovators and leaders in education.

    Key information

    • $2,450
    • This is the first subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education with specialisations in Autism, Learning Differences or Mental Health; and Master of Special Education
    • 12 weeks
    • Start dates
      Enquire now
  • Dyslexia (DYX403)
    Viewed across a spectrum, dyslexia can be difficult to recognise. By expanding on your understanding of its traits, you will uncover its complexity. You will be presented with perspectives from the lived experience of individuals and parents with varying contexts and levels of support requirements. This understanding will create a platform for you to apply contemporary practices of support in the classroom.

    Key information

    • $2,450
    • This is a core subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education (Learning Differences) and Special Education
    • 12 weeks
    • Start dates
      Enquire now
  • Introduction to Mental Health Conditions (IMH402)
    In this short course, you will be introduced to a range of mental health conditions. The person-first approach is used in this subject to introduce the problem-solving skills required when supporting an individual with anxiety, depression and eating disorders.

    Key information

    • $2,450
    • This is the first subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education (Mental Health)
    • 12 weeks
    • Start dates
      Enquire now
  • Learning Differences (LDF402)
    This course is designed to develop your understanding of the issues and challenges faced by people with a range of learning differences. Analyse traits across a range of conditions and study the evolution of interventions and support, as a platform for future development in the space.

    Key information

    • $2,450
    • This is the first subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education (Learning Differences)
    • 12 weeks
    • Start dates
      Enquire now
  • Person First in Autism (PFA401)
    This course will develop your knowledge and skills in supporting individuals with autism throughout their education. Torrens uses a person-first approach to introduce relevant problem-solving and active listening skills. You will interact with a range of experiential perspectives of autism, using interviews and scenarios to develop your understanding of the person-first approach.

    Key information

    • $2,450
    • This is the first subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education (Autism)
    • 12 weeks
    • Start dates
      Enquire now
  • Design Thinking for Education (DTE401)
    This course explores the origins and processes of design thinking and its use across a range of disciplines and contexts. You will use design thinking to identify and address an issue within your own professional context. As a result of this process, you will reach an advanced understanding of potential roles as innovators and leaders in education.

    Key information

    • $2,450
    • This is the first subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education with specialisations in Autism, Learning Differences or Mental Health; and Master of Special Education
    • 12 weeks
    • Start dates
      Enquire now
  • Dyslexia (DYX403)
    Viewed across a spectrum, dyslexia can be difficult to recognise. By expanding on your understanding of its traits, you will uncover its complexity. You will be presented with perspectives from the lived experience of individuals and parents with varying contexts and levels of support requirements. This understanding will create a platform for you to apply contemporary practices of support in the classroom.

    Key information

    • $2,450
    • This is a core subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education (Learning Differences) and Special Education
    • 12 weeks
    • Start dates
      Enquire now
  • Introduction to Mental Health Conditions (IMH402)
    In this short course, you will be introduced to a range of mental health conditions. The person-first approach is used in this subject to introduce the problem-solving skills required when supporting an individual with anxiety, depression and eating disorders.

    Key information

    • $2,450
    • This is the first subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education (Mental Health)
    • 12 weeks
    • Start dates
      Enquire now
  • Learning Differences (LDF402)
    This course is designed to develop your understanding of the issues and challenges faced by people with a range of learning differences. Analyse traits across a range of conditions and study the evolution of interventions and support, as a platform for future development in the space.

    Key information

    • $2,450
    • This is the first subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education (Learning Differences)
    • 12 weeks
    • Start dates
      Enquire now
  • Person First in Autism (PFA401)
    This course will develop your knowledge and skills in supporting individuals with autism throughout their education. Torrens uses a person-first approach to introduce relevant problem-solving and active listening skills. You will interact with a range of experiential perspectives of autism, using interviews and scenarios to develop your understanding of the person-first approach.

    Key information

    • $2,450
    • This is the first subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education (Autism)
    • 12 weeks
    • Start dates
      Enquire now
Get in touch to find out more

How does it work?

For fast, flexible, self-directed learning, our six-week micro-credentials are delivered entirely online with no minimum entry requirements. Each course requires you to complete three assessments, and you’ll have weekly access to connect with your instructors online. All of our micro-credentials are accredited units of study, giving you the option to stack them towards further study. Plus, our mobile-optimised online platform means you can work through modules when and where you want.

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Jane Smith
Graduate, Faculty of Business
Torrens University has really helped me feel much more confident and engaged in finding my career path I feel passionate about.
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Jane Smith
Graduate, Faculty of Business
Torrens University has really helped me feel much more confident and engaged in finding my career path I feel passionate about.
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