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 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.

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Year 12 certificate
If you completed an Australian secondary school certificate or overseas Year 12 equivalent within the past two years, you will be considered for entry into our courses.
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Higher education study
You may be eligible for admission if you have previously undertaken higher education study, including fully or partially completed qualifications, bridging or enabling programs, or just some subjects.
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Vocational education and training (VET)
If you have fully or partially completed any VET qualifications, including units of competency, formal or informal study, these will be considered.
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Work and life experience
If you completed secondary education more than two years ago, you may be eligible for admission based on relevant work or life experience. We take into account self-tuition, community and leisure activities, volunteering and industry experience.
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Additional information
We understand everyone’s circumstances are different, which is why we assess you on an individual basis. You may be given special consideration if your study, work or life experiences have been impacted by disability, illness or family disruption; if you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; if you are a domestic student with overseas qualifications; or if you have not studied secondary level English.
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More information
Under our Recognition of Prior Learning policy, you may be eligible for a reduction in tuition costs if you have previous study and/or work experience.

For full entry requirements, see our General Admission Information

  • 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 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Further information

    For full entry requirements, see our General Admission Information.

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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:

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Year 12 certificate
If you have a recent secondary school education and an Australian Year 12 certificate, you will be considered for admission.
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Diploma
Torrens University offers a wide variety of diploma courses that provide a pathway to bachelor's 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 count. 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.
  • Year 12 certificate
    Students with a recent secondary school education who have an Australian Year 12 certificate will be considered for admission.
  • Diploma
    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.
  • 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.
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Not sure which 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.

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 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.

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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
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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