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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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Get inside the heads of some of the best in the business and learn what it’s really like in your chosen industry.

Explore our courses

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

    This hotel leadership Capstone Project draws on your career experiences, applying the leadership and management skills you’ve learned so far. Working within an online hotel simulation, you will use your knowledge and analysis to solve problems and demonstrate your ability.

    $3750
    Credits towards MBA International Hotel Leadership
    Scholarships available

    6 weeks
    Start Dates
    Enquire

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Coming soon

  • IGE503 Creating Innovative Guest Experiences

    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.

     

    $3750
    Credits towards MBA International Hotel Leadership
    Scholarships available

    6 weeks
    Start Dates
    Enquire

    Featured Industry Leaders

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

  • MYB502 Managing Your Brand for Consumer Engagement

    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 the 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 content marketing, combined with omnichannel distribution, are integral to brand engagement.

     

    $3750
    Credits towards MBA International Hotel Leadership
    Scholarships available

    6 weeks
    Start Dates
    Enquire

    Featured Industry Leaders

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

  • SGI502 Securing Growth and Investment for Your Hotel

    Influencing and negotiating investments with the aim to grow your business is 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 your corporate strategy, with experts such as Mehran Mossadegh, Founder and Managing Director of NegotiationWise.

     

    $3750
    Credits towards MBA International Hotel Leadership
    Scholarships available

    6 weeks
    Start Dates
    Enquire

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Raphael Antonini [JM2]– Director, Hotel Investments, Crystalbrook Collection


     [JM1]Just checking this is correct, as Raphael Antonini is listed below under Featured Industry Leaders? [JM1]

     [JM2]Here [JM2]

  • REV603 Revenue Management

    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 such as 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.

     

    $3750
    Credits towards MBA International Hotel Leadership
    Scholarships available

    6 weeks
    Start Dates
    Enquire

    Featured Industry Leaders
    Melissa Kalan [JM2]– Founding Director at ARMA (Australian Revenue Management Association

     [JM1]Just checking this is correct, as Melissa Kalan is listed below under Featured Industry Leaders? [JM1]

     [JM2]Here [JM2]

  • COR602 Champion Organisational Change

    Organisational change is a reality you’ll face at all levels of the business. A true leader understands the associated complexities, from technical 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.

     

    $3750
    Credits towards MBA International Hotel Leadership
    Scholarships available

    6 weeks
    Start Dates
    Enquire

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Tim Mayoh, Development Manager, Choice Hotels

  • EXC603 Coaching as a Leadership Activity

    Coaching is an integral strategy for aspiring hotel leaders, particularly those working in volatile, emergent and ambiguous contexts where new approaches are required to meet unique challenges. In this course, you’ll explore coaching practices and understand how they equip executives to lead teams effectively. You’ll develop the knowledge to become an executive coach, who can help others understand, apply and integrate various metrics and results into their own roles.

     

    $3750
    Credits towards MBA International Hotel Leadership
    Scholarships available

    6 weeks
    Start Dates
    Enquire

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Coming soon

  • EMD603 Emerging Markets and Disruption

    International markets present significant opportunities, but only to those companies that know what they’re doing. 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.

     

    $3750
    Credits towards MBA International Hotel Leadership
    Scholarships available

    6 weeks
    Start Dates
    Enquire

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Coming soon

  • IHL501 Framing Tour First 90 Days as a Leader

    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.

     

    $3750
    Credits towards MBA International Hotel Leadership
    Scholarships available

    6 weeks
    Start Dates
    Enquire

    Featured Industry Leaders

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

  • IAI603 Incubator and Intrapreneurship

    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 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.


    $3750
    Credits towards MBA International Hotel Leadership
    Scholarships available

    6 weeks
    Start Dates
    Enquire

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Coming soon

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

    Interested in making the world a better place? You’re not alone. These days, it’s rare to find businesses that aren’t open to driving change and addressing 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.


    $3750
    Credits towards MBA International Hotel Leadership
    Scholarships available

    6 weeks
    Start Dates
    Enquire

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Coming soon

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

    Do you know what to do in a crisis? Extreme circumstances can make or break a leader. In times of uncertainty and even danger, hotel professionals must demonstrate appropriate leadership knowledge and skills. In this course, 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.


    $3750
    Credits towards MBA International Hotel Leadership
    Scholarships available

    6 weeks
    Start Dates
    Enquire

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Coming soon

  • DBR603 Managing Your Digital Business Resources

    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 from Amadeus, this course will help you appreciate online behaviour and expose you to an array of digital business resources.


    $3750
    Credits towards MBA International Hotel Leadership
    Scholarships available

    6 weeks
    Start Dates
    Enquire

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Lance Batty, Senior Manager-Account Management Airline Customer Unit, Amadeus
  • IHL604 Be the GM – Lead Your Virtual Hotel

    This hotel leadership Capstone Project draws on your career experiences, applying the leadership and management skills you’ve learned so far. Working within an online hotel simulation, you will use your knowledge and analysis to solve problems and demonstrate your ability.

    $3750
    Credits towards MBA International Hotel Leadership
    Scholarships available

    6 weeks
    Start Dates
    Enquire

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Coming soon

  • IGE503 Creating Innovative Guest Experiences

    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.

     

    $3750
    Credits towards MBA International Hotel Leadership
    Scholarships available

    6 weeks
    Start Dates
    Enquire

    Featured Industry Leaders

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

  • MYB502 Managing Your Brand for Consumer Engagement

    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 the 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 content marketing, combined with omnichannel distribution, are integral to brand engagement.

     

    $3750
    Credits towards MBA International Hotel Leadership
    Scholarships available

    6 weeks
    Start Dates
    Enquire

    Featured Industry Leaders

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

  • SGI502 Securing Growth and Investment for Your Hotel

    Influencing and negotiating investments with the aim to grow your business is 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 your corporate strategy, with experts such as Mehran Mossadegh, Founder and Managing Director of NegotiationWise.

     

    $3750
    Credits towards MBA International Hotel Leadership
    Scholarships available

    6 weeks
    Start Dates
    Enquire

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Raphael Antonini [JM2]– Director, Hotel Investments, Crystalbrook Collection


     [JM1]Just checking this is correct, as Raphael Antonini is listed below under Featured Industry Leaders? [JM1]

     [JM2]Here [JM2]

  • REV603 Revenue Management

    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 such as 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.

     

    $3750
    Credits towards MBA International Hotel Leadership
    Scholarships available

    6 weeks
    Start Dates
    Enquire

    Featured Industry Leaders
    Melissa Kalan [JM2]– Founding Director at ARMA (Australian Revenue Management Association

     [JM1]Just checking this is correct, as Melissa Kalan is listed below under Featured Industry Leaders? [JM1]

     [JM2]Here [JM2]

  • COR602 Champion Organisational Change

    Organisational change is a reality you’ll face at all levels of the business. A true leader understands the associated complexities, from technical 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.

     

    $3750
    Credits towards MBA International Hotel Leadership
    Scholarships available

    6 weeks
    Start Dates
    Enquire

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Tim Mayoh, Development Manager, Choice Hotels

  • EXC603 Coaching as a Leadership Activity

    Coaching is an integral strategy for aspiring hotel leaders, particularly those working in volatile, emergent and ambiguous contexts where new approaches are required to meet unique challenges. In this course, you’ll explore coaching practices and understand how they equip executives to lead teams effectively. You’ll develop the knowledge to become an executive coach, who can help others understand, apply and integrate various metrics and results into their own roles.

     

    $3750
    Credits towards MBA International Hotel Leadership
    Scholarships available

    6 weeks
    Start Dates
    Enquire

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Coming soon

  • EMD603 Emerging Markets and Disruption

    International markets present significant opportunities, but only to those companies that know what they’re doing. 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.

     

    $3750
    Credits towards MBA International Hotel Leadership
    Scholarships available

    6 weeks
    Start Dates
    Enquire

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Coming soon

  • IHL501 Framing Tour First 90 Days as a Leader

    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.

     

    $3750
    Credits towards MBA International Hotel Leadership
    Scholarships available

    6 weeks
    Start Dates
    Enquire

    Featured Industry Leaders

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

  • IAI603 Incubator and Intrapreneurship

    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 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.


    $3750
    Credits towards MBA International Hotel Leadership
    Scholarships available

    6 weeks
    Start Dates
    Enquire

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Coming soon

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

    Interested in making the world a better place? You’re not alone. These days, it’s rare to find businesses that aren’t open to driving change and addressing 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.


    $3750
    Credits towards MBA International Hotel Leadership
    Scholarships available

    6 weeks
    Start Dates
    Enquire

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Coming soon

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

    Do you know what to do in a crisis? Extreme circumstances can make or break a leader. In times of uncertainty and even danger, hotel professionals must demonstrate appropriate leadership knowledge and skills. In this course, 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.


    $3750
    Credits towards MBA International Hotel Leadership
    Scholarships available

    6 weeks
    Start Dates
    Enquire

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Coming soon

  • DBR603 Managing Your Digital Business Resources

    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 from Amadeus, this course will help you appreciate online behaviour and expose you to an array of digital business resources.


    $3750
    Credits towards MBA International Hotel Leadership
    Scholarships available

    6 weeks
    Start Dates
    Enquire

    Featured Industry Leaders

    Lance Batty, Senior Manager-Account Management Airline Customer Unit, Amadeus
  • DTE401 Design Thinking for Education

    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.

     

    $2450
    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

  • DYX403 Dyslexia

    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.


    $2450
    This is a core subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education (Learning Differences) and Special Education

    12 weeks

    Start Dates
    Enquire

  • LDF402 Learning Differences

    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.


    $2450
    This is the first subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education (Learning Differences)

    12 weeks

    Start Dates
    Enquire

  • PFA401 Person First Autism

    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.


    $2450
    This is the first subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education (Autism)

    12 weeks

    Start Dates
    Enquire

  • IMH402 Introduction to Mental Health Conditions

    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.

     

    $2450
    This is the first subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education (Mental Health)

    12 weeks

    Start Dates
    Enquire

  • DTE401 Design Thinking for Education

    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.

     

    $2450
    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

  • DYX403 Dyslexia

    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.


    $2450
    This is a core subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education (Learning Differences) and Special Education

    12 weeks

    Start Dates
    Enquire

  • LDF402 Learning Differences

    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.


    $2450
    This is the first subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education (Learning Differences)

    12 weeks

    Start Dates
    Enquire

  • PFA401 Person First Autism

    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.


    $2450
    This is the first subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education (Autism)

    12 weeks

    Start Dates
    Enquire

  • IMH402 Introduction to Mental Health Conditions

    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.

     

    $2450
    This is the first subject in our Graduate Certificate of Education (Mental Health)

    12 weeks

    Start Dates
    Enquire

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.

Student stories

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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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