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.
Work and life experienceIf 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.
Professional experienceIf you have professional, administrative or managerial work experience, you may be eligible for admission, even if you don't have any formal qualifications.
Higher education studyYou 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.
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.
Year 12 certificateIf 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.
Special considerationWe 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.
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 InformationLearn more
University entry 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 certificateIf you have a recent secondary school education and an Australian Year 12 certificate, you 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.