Torrens University Australia

Admission criteria and entry schemes

To be offered a place in a course at Torrens University Australia you must meet the minimum entry requirements listed in one or more of the following categories as well as satisfy English language requirements.

Undergraduate applicants

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

AUSTRALIAN YEAR 12 STUDENTS

Selection will be based on your ATAR or equivalent, including the International Baccalaureate (IB) (unless you have undertaken tertiary study, including TAFE). 

SELECTION RANK ADJUSTMENTS

Selection rank adjustments may allow 2019 Year 12 applicants to receive an offer to a program even though they have an ATAR below the published lowest selection rank.

EQUITY ADJUSTMENTS

Torrens University Australia has an Educational Access Scheme (EAS) to assist applicants whose education has been disadvantaged by circumstances beyond their control for a substantial period of time. Torrens University Australia EAS applications are processed centrally through UAC.

To apply for EAS you must be able to demonstrate that your Year 11 and/or Year 12 studies have been negatively affected for a period of at least six months, as a result of circumstances beyond your control or choosing. You must also be:

  • a UAC applicant for undergraduate admission
  • an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident of Australia.

How Educational Access Schemes work.

CRITERIA THAT MAY APPLY IN ADDITION TO ATAR

In addition to achieving the standard admission criteria, students may also be required to satisfy additional selection criteria, such as a personal statement, a questionnaire, and a portfolio of work, an audition, an interview or a test. These criteria are taken into account either instead of, or in conjunction with, your ATAR or equivalent.

Details on additional selection requirements are outlined in the course descriptions in the course search.

OTHER ADMISSION OPTIONS

Torrens University has a number of admission pathways, which may allow you to receive an offer for a degree or diploma even though you have an ATAR below the published lowest selection rank. For more information about admission pathways, contact TUA.

LIMITED ATAR

Torrens University Australia accepts the Limited ATAR.

Applicants with higher education study

Applicants who have partially completed or completed previous tertiary studies at diploma level or above may be admitted on the basis of the study undertaken.

CURRENT OR PREVIOUS STUDENTS AT TORRENS UNIVERSITY AUSTRALIA

Current Torrens University Australia students who wish to transfer to a new course must complete the ‘Application for Course Transfer’ form. For more information, contact TUA.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

Applicants with a tertiary preparation certificate or TAFE diploma can receive course credit for existing TAFE or equivalent qualifications in related fields of study. To discuss your eligibility before submitting an application to UAC, contact TUA.

Applicants with overseas qualifications

There are commonly accepted overseas secondary qualifications that TUA may take into consideration. Check your qualification.

Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia with overseas qualifications must contact TUA to discuss eligibility for admission before submitting an application to UAC.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

If you hold overseas secondary or tertiary qualifications from countries where English is not the standard language of instruction, you must provide evidence of English language proficiency.

Applicants with work and life experience (includes those who left secondary education more than two years ago)

Post-school applicants may be admitted on the basis of employment experience and/or an interview process. You are encouraged to apply and contact Torrens University to find out how you can enter into a program.

SPECIAL TERTIARY ADMISSIONS TEST (STAT)

Post-school applicants may be admitted on the basis of the STAT Multiple Choice test.

International Year 12 applicants

General requirements

Admission criteria are the minimum qualifications you need before you can be selected for admission to a course of study. As an international student completing one of the following qualifications in 2019, you will apply for admission through UAC and will generally be selected on the basis of your performance in these studies (ie your ATAR or equivalent):

  • an Australian Year 12 qualification (either outside or in Australia)
  • an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
  • a New Zealand National Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 3.

When assessing your application, we may take any or all of your qualifications or attempts at study into account.

Torrens University has several pathways for admission, which may allow you to receive an offer for a degree or diploma even though you have an ATAR below the published lowest selection rank. 

Contact Torrens University Australia.

LIMITED ATAR

Torrens University Australia accepts the Limited ATAR for admission purposes.

Additional selection criteria

In addition to achieving the standard admission criteria, students may also be required to satisfy additional selection criteria, such as a personal statement, a questionnaire, a portfolio of work, an audition, an interview or a test. These criteria are taken into account either instead of, or in conjunction with, your ATAR or equivalent.

Details on additional selection criteria are outlined in the course descriptions in the course search.