Torrens University Australia believes there's more to you than just a number. And that an ATAR doesn't necessarily recognise your hard work, or where you shine.
Instead, the university sees your individuality, potential and past experience as a better sign of how you might succeed in higher education. As a result, Torrens University has removed the ATAR as its key admissions criteria.
Use Open Universities Australia to find out more about where this university could take you. Then compare online qualifications in business, design, technology, health, education and hospitality. There are more than 100 industry-relevant courses—all designed to prepare you for a career in your chosen industry.
Torrens University Australia ranking
How does Torrens University Australia score on academic excellence, student/staff ratios and graduate employability?
#7in Australia for teaching quality in the QILT Student Experience Survey 2021
in Australia for overall employment of international graduates in the QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey 2021
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Torrens University Australia has been providing online education for over a decade, and has supported the dreams of more than 18,000 online students.
The university has been recognised by the Australian Government as having a robust system of online delivery, so you can be confident you're getting the highest calibre education with the flexibility you need.
Want to find out what it's like to study online with Torrens University Australia? Watch this video.
Torrens University Australia FAQs
Torrens University campuses are located throughout Australia, in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, with a campus on the Gold Coast dedicated to international students. The university also has a hospitality training school in Suzhou, China.
If you study with Torrens University online, you have the freedom to study from anywhere, at any time. Even better, you’re always welcome on campus to talk to teachers, attend industry events, or connect with your fellow students.
Online you can attend live classes or view recorded sessions, connect with lecturers and fellow students, and access content on-demand 24/7. You’ll also receive personalised guidance from academics and access to work placement, mentorship and internship opportunities.
Torrens University Australia was founded in 2013 through partnership with some of Australia’s most renowned education providers, namely Billy Blue College of Design, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, William Blue College of Hospitality Management, Chifley Business School, APM College of Business Communication and the Australasian College of Natural Therapies. These institutions were passionate about creating courses that would put people in careers they loved.
At the time it was established, Torrens University was Australia’s first new university in 20 years.
Today, the university has developed partnerships with other highly regarded education providers. It still puts employability at the centre of everything it does.
Torrens University is known for its focus on industry-led learning.
Course coordinators work with industry players to understand the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in your field. This allows them create programs that will help you find a career you love. They ensure you gain practical experience working in your chosen industry and graduate work-ready, so you have the competitive edge to land your dream job.
The university offers the flexibility you need to study your way, by offering world-class campus facilities alongside a powerful online education platform.
Several unique courses are offered in partnership with global organisations including Real Madrid Graduate School, Chiefly Business School and Ducere.
Torrens University is also recognised as a Certified B Corporation®, which means it has a positive impact on society and the environment.
In 2022, more than 19,000 students were enrolled with Torrens University.
Torrens University is Australia’s fastest growing university. It partners with some of the most prestigious and influential organisations in Australia and around the world.
Its courses are endorsed or accredited by leading industry organisations such as The Design Institute of Australia, The Council of Academic Public Health Institutions Australasia, The Australian Computer Society, The Australian Institute of Project Management and The Australian Marketing Institute.
The Torrens University MBA program is ranked Tier-1 by CEO Magazine, with its Sports Management MBA ranking in the top 10 globally.
The university’s animation school was ranked within the top 10 in Australasia by Animation Career Review, while its hotel management program is considered number one in the region.
Torrens University ranked seventh in Australia for its teaching quality in the QILT Student Experience Survey, which was conducted by the Australian Government and released in August 2022.
The university also ranks well for graduate employability, particularly among international students. It ranks second in Australia for the overall employment of international graduates.
No, Torrens University has removed the ATAR as an entry requirement for most courses.
The university believes that the ATAR doesn’t necessarily reflect your true abilities as a student. As a result, all students with a Year 12 certificate are considered for undergraduate enrolment (there may be exceptions for some courses, so check the requirements carefully).
Those who haven’t finished Year 12 can get in through other pathways. You may be accepted through a diploma course, creative portfolio submission or student interview.
Postgraduate students will generally need a bachelor degree or previous relevant work experience to enrol.
Once you’re enrolled as an online student, you will conduct your coursework through a learning platform called Blackboard Ultra. This is where you’ll have 24/7 access to your subjects, letting you study when and where you like.
Each subject will require about 10 hours of study per week. You’ll spend 7 of those hours doing readings, exercises and assessments in your own time. During the other 3 hours, you’ll attend live tutorials and discussions. This lets you touch base with lecturers and classmates in real time.
All students, including online students, are partnered with a Success Coach—someone with experience in your industry who will be your guide throughout your studies. You can ask them for help with subject selection, internship opportunities, CV and interview preparation, plus any support services you may need. They will help you study and enter the workforce with confidence.
Torrens University manages all applications and enquiries related to its degrees. You can use the Open Universities Australia website to research your options first.
If you find a Torrens University course you’re interested in, select ‘Enquire now’ on the course page and fill out the form. A representative from Torrens University will then get in touch with you. They will guide you on the application process, and answer your questions around entry requirements, your eligibility for course credit, tuition fees and scholarships or FEE-HELP.
It’s worth checking this list of key Torrens University application dates to understand when enrolments are open.
For your peace of mind, an Open Universities Australia student advisor will also contact you after you speak with the university. We can guide you in another direction if you haven’t quite found the course for you.
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