Experience Virtual Open Day
Tuesday 17 August 2021
Virtual Open Day is a customisable online event that lets you explore life and study at Torrens University from wherever you are. Learn about your study options, take a virtual campus tour, and hear from industry and alumni speakers.
Choose your Open Day
What are you passionate about? Choose from the faculties below to find out more.
What’s on at Virtual Open Day?
Tune in to hear from our impressive line up of industry-leading guest speakers, and connect with staff and current students, as well as other potential students.
Get in touchTalk to our Course and Careers Advisors about enrolment, entry requirements, study options and more.
Discover coursesExplore the courses available to you across all our faculties.
ExploreTake virtual tours of our campuses and get a feel for student life.
Why study with us?
See our guest speakersJoin us at Open Day to hear from past students, industry leaders and inspirational speakers about their experiences studying and working in the fields of hospitality and hotel management.
Why Torrens University?
As the country’s fastest-growing university, Torrens University Australia brings a fresh approach to higher education.
Explore the program
* Please note program is subject to change
|12:00pm||All||Welcome to Virtual Open Day|
|12:05pm||Design||Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Showcase: Internship with DDB
Hear from Communication Design graduate, Sarah Cassell and Head of Talent from DDB, Erin Cook on the value of industry-based learning and how Billy Blue's WIL program sets you up for success.
||Student Showcase: Fashion|
||Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Showcase: Live brief with MIRVAC
Meet Communication Design graduate Isabel Uganotti and WIL Learning Facilitator Melinda Kapp as they explore the process of working through a WIL live brief.
||Interning with Sibella Court and The Society Inc.
Hear from Interior Design student, Rebecca Day as she tells all on her experience interning and working with Billy Blue ambassador Sibella Court.
|12:40pm||Health||Life After Graduating From A Nutrition Degree
Meet Nutrition alumni, Taryn Kennedy, and find out about her achievements within the industry since graduating.
||Counselling to Assist Regional Areas
Hear from Grace Brennan, Founder of Buy from the Bush, as she chats to Lisa Walsh, Program Director, about Counselling in regional areas.
||Diploma of Nursing
Hear first-hand from our nursing graduate Shannon as he chats about his study journey.
|1:05pm||Health||Being a Business Owner and Naturopath
Alumni Lisa Hilbert, Naturopath, Herbalist, and Founder of Tea Tonic. Lisa talks about her experience studying Naturopathy and how her love for tea led her to becoming a successful business owner.
|1:10pm||Business||Hear from the Australian Grand Prix (Formula 1) Business Development Executive
Hear about Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities for Torrens University Business students.
||A day in the life of an Event Manager
Hear from Kylie Clarke, Strategic Partnerships and Growth at Evise, as she sits down with Jessica Pankiw to discuss a typical day in the life of an Event Manager.
|1:35pm||Hospitality||Hospitality & Tourism Management
An interview with Stuart Ayres Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney.
Professionals share why now is a great time to study Hospitality Management.
|1:45pm||Education||Postgraduate Education Courses
Meet Jeanette Kesser, Program Director, to find out about our postgraduate education courses which provide fresh perspectives on teaching.
|1:50pm||All||School Leavers Information session
|1:55pm||All||Reach your global career goals with Torrens University Australia
Trent is a co-founder of Sydney-based games studio Pygmy Tyrant. He has designed and created gaming content for more than 20 years and has worked with high-school and university students for nearly 12. He is currently the Senior Lecturer in Games for Media Design School Sydney and he hopes to see games grow as a medium for art and storytelling.
Ivan has worked in the 3D industry for more than 15 years as a VFX, 3D and games artist. He has numerous film, TV and game credits for working on projects with 2K Games, Tacx, Saatchi & Saatchi, Buick and more. Ivan is a 3D lecturer for Digital Media at Billy Blue College of Design.
Film and Video
Liam has freelanced in industry for the past 10 years, working with clients such as ABC and Queensland Government. Liam also works as an experimental digital artist producing award winning projects in fields such as post-production, 3D animation, virtual reality, interaction design, robotics, projection mapping, VJing, interactive public installation and is currently focusing on laser light installations.
UX and Web Design
Danni has worked in the design industry for 15 years and been a lecturer at Billy Blue College of Design at Torrens University Australia for 12 years. She is skilled in Web Applications, UX/UI Design, Adobe CC, Concept Development, and Corporate Identity.
Daniel has been a professional photographer for over 20 years, working with DDB, BBDO, Leo Burnett advertising agencies, and clients such NAB, Coles, Luxottica, Manly Council, University of NSW, and Blackmores. His education journey started in 2013 when he joined the Photo Imaging department to manage the online program nationally. Daniel is a passionate and innovative educator who believes in student-centred approaches to teaching.
Melissa is an interior architect, designer, decorator, stylist, researcher, and educator with 15 years' experience across these fields. She has a Bachelor of Interior Architecture from UNSW and a Masters of Design from Torrens University. With a background predominantly in large-scale commercial projects, Melissa is now a Director with Maxwell + Shirley, an interior design practice working primarily in residential architecture and interior design, and is also a senior academic in Interior Design and Decoration at Torrens University.
Founding Director, Fertile Ground
Charmaine is a naturopath, fertility expert, mentor, writer, mother and businesswoman with 20+ years experience. She is the founding director of Fertile Ground Health Group and The Melbourne Apothecary, co-author of Create A Fertile Life and The Breakfast Project, and co-creator of the Be Fertile relaxation series, among other projects. Her inspiration is making health and wellbeing accessible to everyone.
Independent designer & wholesaler for Dogstar
Joshua is a Billy Blue graduate and independent designer, as well as a wholesaler for fashion label Dogstar. Joshua's own label, Djordjewitsch, is ruled by unconventional designs and brutalist silhouettes in luxury fabrics. Joshua has collaborated with First Nations artists for Brisbane Fashion Month and hosted an exhibit of work in a Studio Space.
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