How to become a student
Torrens University Australia offers flexible entry options and study pathways, whether you’re finishing school, pursuing career progression or looking for a change.

Reach your career goals

At Torrens University, it’s our belief that everyone deserves an education. Paired with an inclusive environment, our supportive approach to learning is tailored to suit any lifestyle or life stage. You’ll have the chance to forge a career you love, with everything you need to learn and thrive.

Pathways for high school graduates

We believe individual strengths are a better indicator of future success than exam scores. That’s why we don’t consider ATAR our primary entry requirement. To study at Torrens University, we offer high school graduates the following entries and pathways:
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Year 12 certificate
Students with a recent secondary school education who have an Australian Year 12 certificate will be considered for admission.
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Torrens University offers a wide variety of diploma courses which provide a pathway to completion of bachelor degrees. Diplomas can give you a feel for university life without committing to a whole degree.
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Experience, portfolio, interviews
At Torrens University, experience, talent and drive counts. That’s why we consider creative portfolios for entry into our Design and Creative Technology degrees and conduct student interviews for entry into other courses.
Reach your career goals

Pathways for mature age students

We welcome individuals with life experience who want to pursue their passions. There are many pathways to entry for mature age students, no matter how long ago high school seems.
  • Additional information
    We give special consideration to applicants whose study, work or life experiences have been impacted by disability, illness or family disruption; Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants; domestic applicants with overseas qualifications; and applicants who have not studied secondary level English.
  • Applicants with higher education study
    Applicants who have completed higher education may be considered for admission. This may include fully or partially completed qualifications, bridging or enabling programs and some subjects.
  • Applicants with recent secondary education
    Applicants who have completed an Australian secondary school certificate or overseas Year 12 equivalent within the past two years may be considered for admission. Recent school leavers whose education and performance were interrupted or impacted (eg. disability, illness, family circumstances) will be given special consideration.
  • Applicants with vocational education and training VET study
    Applicants who have completed vocational education study may be considered for admission. This may include fully or partially completed qualifications, units of competency, mix of formal and informal study and/or non-formal learning.
  • Applicants with work and life experience
    Applicants who completed secondary education more than two years ago may be considered for admission if they have relevant work or life experience. This may include self-tuition, community and leisure activities, volunteering and industry experience.
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Further information
For full entry requirements, see our General Admission Information

Not sure what course is right for you?

From study options to entry pathways, our Course and Careers Advisors can help find a course that fits you perfectly.

Not sure what course is right for you?

From study options to entry pathways, our Course and Careers Advisors can help find a course that fits you perfectly.


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Why study with us?

As Australia’s fastest-growing university, we bring a fresh approach to higher education. With employability at the centre of everything we do, we offer industry-relevant courses taught by leading experts. Our flexible study options, personalised approach and partnership placements will help you find a career you love.
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Love the way you learn
Our fresh approach to teaching allows you to explore your passion.

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Learn from industry-connected experts
Our academics are the best in the business. With their expertise and guidance, you can find a placement in the field you love.

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A more collaborative experience
Our smaller class sizes provide a more immersive and effective learning environment. Collaborate with peers and spend more time with academics in your field. 

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Nicola Miethke
Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)
The Work-Integrated Learning in the student-run clinic and building relationships with academics who are immersed in the industry was hands down the most valuable experience.
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Mick Wright
Graduate, Bachelor of Culinary Management
The wealth of experience that has been passed on to me by high-calibre staff, lecturers, chefs and support teams has been second to none.
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