University entry pathways
Reach your career goals with our courses
At Torrens University Australia, it’s our belief that everyone deserves a great education. We know every individual is different, and it’s our job to figure out how to best help you reach your potential, whether you’re just starting out, pivoting your career or building on your credentials. With numerous pathway programs, we make it easy to pursue study, even if you don’t initially meet the entry requirements for your dream course. Beyond getting into university, our philosophy is about providing you with the tools and support to thrive during and after your time with us.
Mature Age Students
High School Students
University entry for mature age students
Whether you’re a working professional looking to upgrade your practice or returning to study after a break, we welcome individuals with life experience who want to pursue their passions. There are many pathways for applying to university as a mature age student, no matter how long ago high school was.
Applicants with recent secondary educationApplicants 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 higher education studyApplicants 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 vocational education and training VET studyApplicants 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 experienceApplicants 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.
Additional informationWe 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.
Pathways for high school students
We believe individual strengths are a better indicator of future success than exam scores, which is why we don’t consider ATAR our primary entry requirement. To study at Torrens University, we offer you the following entries and pathways:
Year 12 certificateStudents with a recent secondary school education who have an Australian Year 12 certificate will be considered for admission.
DiplomaTorrens 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.
Experience, portfolio, interviewsAt 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.
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Why study with us?
Love the way you learn
Our fresh approach to teaching allows you to explore your passion.
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.
A dedicated Success Coach
An ally to encourage, inspire and guide, your Success Coach will help you achieve your goals and create the right trajectory for your career.