Torrens University Australia

About Torrens University Australia

At Torrens University Australia (TUA) you’ll get the individual attention and support you need to learn and thrive. Our classes foster an environment of encouragement, contribution and respect, giving students the skills to tackle professional life. 

With faculties in Design and Creative Technology, Business, Hospitality, Education, Nursing and Health, Torrens University offers flexible higher educational study options on-campus, online or a hybrid of both. Students at Torrens University will benefit from small class sizes, individual academic and career coaching attention with active industry lecturers. With realistic ATAR requirements and eligibility for FEE-HELP and scholarships, Torrens is a viable option for students who will thrive in a smaller university environment. It is a perfect bridge between school and work. 

Torrens University’s campuses can be found in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane. Torrens University Australia is part of Laureate International Universities, with more than 1,000,000 students at 70 institutions in 25 countries. Call 1300 575 803, if you would like a member of our course and career advisors to visit your school.

TUA student cohort profile.

Acceptance and enrolment

Undergraduate applicants

ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER

Most new students will be invited to enrol online via Torrens University Australia enrolment website. Details of this process will be provided with your offer letter.

ADVANCED STANDING

Applications for recognition of prior learning must be made by completing the ‘Application for course credit’ form. The University encourages applications for recognition of prior learning to be made during the application stage. 

DEFERMENT

Course deferment is available to all applicants, for up to one year only. To find out more, visit the TUA website.

International Year 12 applicants

ACCEPTANCE OF OFFER

Successful applicants will receive an offer letter which will detail course commencement and expected completion date, fees payable, information regarding on-campus accommodation (if applicable), and an acceptance page for you to complete and return. You can download your offer letter by logging in to your UAC application. To accept your offer, you must make your payment as specified in your offer letter and return your Acceptance page. 

ENROLMENT

Students usually enrol in person or through a Torrens University registered education agent prior to Orientation Week. Written instructions advising the date, time and location of enrolment will be included in your offer letter.

ORIENTATION

Orientation is normally held for all new students the week prior to classes starting for all programs. During orientation students will get a chance to meet the academic and student support staff, as well as receive information about University policies, procedures and facilities. It is a valuable introduction to the University and is designed to ensure that students have a successful study experience.

DEFERMENT

Course deferment may be possible for up to 12 months. To find out more, visit the TUA website

Campus information

Locations

Torrens University Australia’s Sydney campuses are located in Ultimo, The Rocks, Pyrmont and Town Hall. The Torrens University Language Centre (TULC) is located in Kent Street, Sydney. The Blue Mountains International Hotel School’s Leura Campus is located 1.5 hours from Sydney in the Blue Mountains and provides accommodation for their undergraduate students. Melbourne is home to our Flinders Street campus, and Brisbane and Adelaide also host multiple faculty campuses.

To find out more about these campuses, visit the TUA website

Student and campus services

Torrens University Australia has a range of student support services. These include counselling, academic assistance and learning support, and employment and career advice, and international student advisers and an airport reception program. Campus facilities include a computing centre and recreation facilities.

STUDENT ORGANISATIONS

The university supports a variety of student organisations, clubs and societies for students to become involved in campus life.

SERVICES AND SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

Torrens University Australia has dedicated support services for students with disabilities and special needs.  To find out more, visit the TUA website.

Fees and charges

Undergraduate applicants

Tuition fees are required to be paid prior to census date for each study period. Students may be eligible for FEE-HELP. 

To find out more about course fees, visit the TUA website.

For further information about FEE-HELP, visit the Study Assist website.

International Year 12 applicants

Your ‘Letter of Offer’ will list the indicative fees you should pay, including compulsory Overseas Student Health Cover fees and any other general charges levied by the University. Annual tuition and other fees are subject to change on 1 January each year after commencement of study.

The first semester tuition fee must be paid in order for Torrens University Australia to accept and issue students with a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). Fees are then invoiced each session.

Annual course fees only cover the cost of your tuition. They do not include other expenses associated with university study, such as accommodation, books, equipment and living expenses.

For information about tuition fees, visit UAC's course search.

International students

Your stay in Australia

LIVING EXPENSES

It is a requirement of the Department of Home Affairs that prospective international students can demonstrate that they have sufficient funds while living in Australia. 

Living costs include items such as:

  • accommodation (including rental bond)
  • electricity and/or gas
  • entertainment
  • food
  • personal and household items
  • telephone and internet bills
  • transport (bus/train).

To find out more about living expenses in Australia, visit the Study in Australia website.

WORKING WHILE STUDYING

During your stay in Australia you are permitted to work for up to 40 hours per fortnight during teaching periods, and unlimited hours outside teaching periods. Certain categories of voluntary, unpaid work is included in this total, and work undertaken as part of your course is not included. You should not rely on working to fund your tuition or living expenses while in Australia as work cannot be guaranteed and spending excessive amounts of time working may adversely affect your studies. Applications for work visas can only be submitted after you have arrived in Australia and started your classes. The Department of Home Affairs determines work entitlement for students. 

To find out more about working while studying in Australia, visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

PREPARING FOR STUDENT LIFE

Before commencing study at Torrens University, learn more about life in Australia and at the University by visiting the TUA website

STUDENTS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE

Before you are granted a student visa, the Australian Government must be satisfied that you have appropriate accommodation, support and general welfare arrangements in place for the period that you will be under 18 years of age while in Australia. Torrens University Australia does not accept responsibility for welfare arrangements for international students who are under 18 years of age.

For more information on what arrangements need to be in place, visit the Department of Home Affairs website.