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The Adelaide campus is home to Torrens University Australia and Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School.


Return to Campus

For more information on the Return to campus plan click here.

Subject Selection

Click here to get answers on how to choose the right subject for campus courses delivered online in T2. 

University wide workshops

We have a great series of workshops each trimester to assist you with your study skills, course skills, and wellbeing

Click on the workshop title below to view the full details.


 Study Skills

Study Skills Sessions

We’re excited to offer you online workshops to help develop essential study skills. These include time management, critical thinking, referencing and much more.

Check out the full schedule.

 

 Success Coach

Success Coach Sessions

We’re excited to offer you online workshops to help keep you connected.

Check out the  full schedule of workshops schedule for your course/area.

Feedback Orientation

 International

International Student Advisor Drop In Sessions

We are excited to offer our new International Students online drop in sessions to meet your International Student Advisors, along with other new students and to help keep you connected.

If you have any questions on overseas health cover, accommodation, Covid-19 welfare, student visa study requirements and anything that you are struggling with on your transition to Australia or University, please attend.

Compulsory registration through your Eventbrite invitation that has been email to the email address you provided us with on your enrolment. Any questions please email: intstudentadvisor@laureate.edu.au

All workshops are listed in Sydney time (AEST)

View the full schedule here.

 Wellbeing

Virtual Guided Meditation Sessions

Tune in for our daily virtual meditation session with our counsellors from across the nation. Take this time to introduce a little peace and calmness in your busy schedule to feel rejuvenated for the day ahead.

Check the daily meditation schedule at the Counselling page

 Study Success

Workshops for Study Success

We’re excited to offer you online workshops to help keep you connected.

Check out the  full schedule of workshops schedule for your Study Success

Adelaide campus workshops

Click for more information


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Welcome to Adobe Workshop

To ensure you and your computer are ready to start in week 1, watch this introductory workshop that will take you through the basic difference between each Adobe program and how to install them on your computer. You will also be introduced to LinkedIn Learning, where you will find useful video tutorials to help you with aspects of your assessments and module activities. 

Watch the Workshop here!


Software Skills workshops, T3 2020 [Weeks 1-12]

Having trouble using Adobe Software? Don't know your InDesign from your Photoshop?

Join us for design software workshops, facilitated by one of our design lecturers. These sessions are delivered online, so you can attend these sessions from anywhere!

You will receive assistance with developing or up-skilling existing skills in a range of software.

  • Our 1:1 Q&A sessions are aimed at providing students with personalised help on using the Adobe programs.
  • Our drop in activity -based sessions are aimed at completing set activities using a range of the Adobe programs.
  • Make sure you have the latest version of the Adobe Creative Suite installed on your computer.
  • Please arrive on time for your session.
  • If attending activity-based workshop, please download the activity file prior to the session time.
  • Send your files to Danielle Morrish prior to attending (click here to access each week's activity files)
Software covered: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat
 
Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat - Session Times

Mondays (AEST Time)
Session 1 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Session 2 - 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm

Tuesdays (AEST Time)
Session 1 - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Session 2 - 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

Wednesdays (AEST Time)
Session 1 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Session 2 - 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm

Thursdays (AEST Time)
Session 1 - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
Session 2 - 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
Session 3 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Session 4 - 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm

 

BOOK A 1HR ONE-ON-ONE SESSION (ALL SESSIONS, (AEST Time) Book a Session
JOIN IN FOR A GROUP SESSION
Fridays: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm (activity sessions AEST Time)
Join Session

Digital Media Workshops, T3 2020 [Weeks 2-12]

New for Trimester 3 2020! 

Join us for Digital Media software workshops, facilitated by one of our design lecturers. These workshops are delivered online, so you can attend these sessions from anywhere!

This Trimester, we'll be running two workshops for Digital Media. Please ensure that you are logged in 10 minutes before the workshop starts. 

Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects: Do you have questions about your projects in Adobe Premiere or After Effects? Are you having workflow issues? Can't seem to get the narrative flow working right? Every Wednesday at 10 am Andy will be answering questions and demonstrating best practice by working on real live video projects in this editing and VFX workshop. Come along and ask questions, show Andy your projects or just watch him using the software.

Maya and Houdini: Join this workshop and ... 1. Review and learn common 3D Workflows 2. Get help and support for any 3D, VFX related questions or difficulties. Click here for a schedule of what each week's Workshop will cover. 

Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects Workshop
Maya and Houdini Workshop

Wednesdays 12 pm - 1 pm

Run by Andy Marsh

Attend the Workshop

Thursdays 10 am - 11 am

Run by Ivan Kintar

Attend the Workshop


Game Design Workshop, T3 2020 [Weeks 2-12]

New for Trimester 3 2020! 

Join us for our Game Design workshop, facilitated by one of our design lecturers. These workshops are delivered online, so you can attend these sessions from anywhere!

Having trouble with Substance, Maya or a game engine like Unity & Unreal? Need some pointers in getting the most from them to complete your Assessments or personal projects? Join us each week for an ad-hoc problem solving session! All questions and problems welcome.

Workshops will be held every Monday from 3 - 4 pm AEST and will be run by Danny McGillick. Please ensure that you are logged in 10 minutes before the session starts. 

Attend the Session


 Fashion Design Workshop, T3 2020 [Week 6 & 7]

Having trouble drawing fashion flats in Illustrator?

Join this 2-part workshop run over weeks 6 & 7 by Danielle Morrish. The workshops are aimed to provide fashion students with assistance in drawing fashion flats using Adobe Illustrator.

You will learn how to maximise the pen tool, organise layers, utilise the pathfinder, create custom symbol libraries and pick up techniques for working faster to increase your productivity.
 
PART 1 : Friday 23rd October 
PART 2 : Friday 30th October
11:30am – 1:30pm (AEST) (Please join 5mins early so we can start on-time).

Note: Please download the following working files prior to the session Click here.

Attend the Session

 

Adelaide campus news and information

Student Services Trimester Support Hours

Are you excited? A new Trimester begins from Monday, September 14th!

A reminder that classes will continue to be delivered online for this study period but you can access the Campus Facilities and on campus Student Services support, Monday to Friday, 8am - 6:30pm during the trimester. 

We wish you all the best with your subjects and remember, we are here for YOU so if you need help with anything at all, we encourage you to reach out for support.

If you cannot attend the campus you can contact our Contact Centre for assistance on 1300 575 803 or studentservices@torrens.edu.au


Join us for this informative 1 hour information session about drugs and alcohol and the effect they can have on your health, work, safety and environment.    

*Please note that this session will commence 12pm Adelaide time

You will learn:

- Why people turn to alcohol and other drugs. 

- Short term relief and long-term consequences. 

- Looking after your physical and mental health. 

- Where to seek support

Click to Join Session


Join us for our Resiliency Workshop

Click to Join Session


Find Your Nursing Buddy 

The Australian College of Nursing has launched an initiative to support nurses during these tough times. Click on the image below to find out more about this project and how to get connected:


Seeking all sports enthusiasts!

Would you like to join our Torrens University Sports Club?

University staff are looking to offer sporting activities for students in the Spring when the weather is better.

If you would like to try a new sport or meet other students then please register your interest.

We want you to tell us your favourite sports – your options include Soccer, Australian Football (AFL), Touch Rugby, Basketball, Netball, Volleyball, Tennis, Cricket, Ultimate Frisbee and Athletics/Running. 

You can email Darren Adamson at darren.adamson@laureate.edu.au

Wakefield

With a focus on flexibility, collaboration and engagement, the Torrens University Wakefield Campus brings a fresh and career-focused approach to your learning. During your time at Wakefield you can look forward to:

  • Small class sizes with direct access to academic staff
  • Accelerated undergraduate and postgraduate courses to fast-track your career
  • Dynamic online learning with on-demand access to your course materials

Our Campus offers a wide range of campus facilities available to students to help you get the most from your education. Our student facilities include:

  • Chill-out zones
  • Dedicated study areas
  • Hot desks for both staff and students
  • Open plan learning spaces
  • Operable walls to quickly create different zones
  • A digital entry wall to stream live news, events and student work
  • Campus wide Wi-Fi and computer access
  • Resource Centre and Library
  • Student Kitchen Zones with filtered hot and cold water, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, and a vending machine
  • Unique customisable business ‘pods’ where graduates can begin their own business or social enterprise and industry partners can be actively involved

 

24/7 Access to the Campus

Afterhours Zones during Holiday Periods

From 5pm – 8.30 am Students can access and make use of our facilities on Level 1 via our Wakefield St Entrance using their student building access card to gain entry.

Access to ground floor will be restricted during these times.

 

Afterhours Zones during Term

Students can access the campus via Roper Street and Wakefield Street from 8am -10pm Monday to Friday. 

From 10 pm – 8 am, students can access the campus via the Wakefield street entrance.ONLY and may access our facilities on Level 1 of the campus. However, access to ground floor facilities will be restricted between 10pm - 8am and all day during the weekend.

To access the building via the front entrance you will need to swipe your building access card against the passkey and open the left hand side door to gain entry. (Please remember to always pull the door closed behind you!)

 

Some FAQ’s

How to access 

Swipe on entry using your student building access card 

Who can use afterhours zone? 

Students only 

Which areas will students be able to access? 

Students will be able to access the student break out area on level one, the computer lab on level 1 (1.9), 3 meeting rooms (M1.1, M1.2, M1.3) and 3 class rooms on level one (1.4, 1.5, 1.8)  

Which areas are not accessible after campus opening hours? 
  • Ground Floor 
  • Academic area on level 1 
  • Photography Studio on Level 1 and selected class rooms

How to get here

Both campuses are easy to access by car or public transport. To plan your trip visit Plan My Journey or call 1300 311 108

Wakefield campus

Public transport nearby:

Adelaide station:
Trains: 20 minute walk or short tram ride

Wakefield and Grenfell Streets:
Regular buses a short walk from campus

Victoria Square
Free trams within the CBD
Short walk from campus

Car parking

Secure carparks near theWakefield Campus:

Find your way around your campus

The integration of Chifley Business School into Torrens University is progressing and a special congratulations must go to you the students - you’ve taken the changes in stride and are flourishing academically within the new assessment and module structure.

Missed a Newsletter?

No sweat, read all the issues here:

ATMS transfer to Torrens

The agreement between Torrens University Australia and ATMS has now come to an end in its current format.

If you wish to continue studying online subjects with TUA in Trimester 3 2018, then you will be required to contact student.support@tua.edu.au by 11:30am on Friday 8th September 2018 with your subject selection. You will also be required to pay $925 per subject enrolment in Trimester 3 directly to Torrens University Australia.

The subjects available for selection in Trimester 3 are listed in the section Completing your course at Torrens University Australia below.

At the end of Trimester 3 2018, you need to decide whether you wish to continue your studies with Torrens University Australia (TUA) as an online student, or transfer to SBS.

If you decide to study with TUA, you need to contact TUA before 31st December 2018, to receive a scholarship which will reduce the fees from $2612.50 to $1985.50 per subject enrolment. After this date, the fees will be charged at the standard rate of $2612.50 per subject enrolment.

Transition Unit

If you need to complete the Transition Unit, then you need to email student.support@tua.edu.au with your Transition enrolment date preference 1 week prior to the start of your selected study period:

  • Monday 16th July 2018
  • Monday 17th September 2018

(Please be aware that these are the last two sessions being offered. So please ensure that you enrol onto one of the above sessions if you require the Transition Unit to complete your award. This subject is now charged at the standard MBA subject rate.)

If you are unsure whether you need to complete the Transition Unit, then please contact student.support@tua.edu.au.

The list of online subjects will be available from 6th August 2018. You will be required to pay Torrens University directly $925 per subject (including the Transition Unit) in 2018.

From January 2019, if you wish to continue studying with TUA, then you will need to become an TUA online student.

Students will be provided with a transcript on request at a cost of $55 payable directly to TUA. Transcripts will be couriered to ATMS.

Student email account

Please remember that all correspondence from the University will only be sent to your student email account. If you are encountering any issues, then please contact student.support@tua.edu.au

Library Access

Please ensure you access the TUA Library, and if you have any questions or issues relating to any of the Library Services, then please email the Library Technician Hayley Hillson at hayley.hillson@laureate.edu.au

Academic support

Andrea Rivett is our Learning and Academic Skills Lecturer and can be contacted on arivett@laureate.net.au

Enrolment

Trimester 3, 2018 enrolments have now opened. Visit Subject Selection to find out more about the re-enrolment process. See the next section for further information about specific course and subject requirements.

The trimester commences of the 17 September 2018. 

What are my options?

In the previous communication we offered the following options:

  • Transfer to Swiss Business School (SBS) or University of Wales (credit will be given for successfully completed TUA subjects).
  • Transfer to Torrens University Australia and study as an online student.

The following information is predominantly relevant to MBA students, but may be relevant to Graduate Certificate students wishing to progress to the MBA.

In addition to these options, we are pleased to offer the following options:

  • Students who wish to graduate with an MBA degree from Torrens University Australia (TUA)can gain credit for up to six subjects completed through the Swiss Business School (SBS).

To be granted credit for completed SBS subjects and gain a Torrens MBA, students must:

  1. Complete a minimum of 6 subjects through Torrens University.
  2. Complete a total of 12 MBA subjects (All 8 Core & 4 Electives).

Six Torrens core subjects have direct SBS equivalent subjects:

There are two Torrens MBA core subjects that have no SBS equivalent, and will need to completed with Torrens directly on-line:

  • MGMT6011 - Strategic Management Capstone
  • MGMT6002 - Influencing and Making Decisions

Completing your course at Torrens University Australia.

If you do wish to complete your course with TUA you need to know:

  • Firstly, you will become an online student and access your course materials, assignments and facilitator all via Blackboard, which is our student learning portal.
  • The second change will be that we operate 3 trimesters each year. Each trimester lasts 12 weeks.

The forthcoming Trimester dates are listed below:

Schedules

Schedules are the CBS combination of Academic Calendar and Timetables.

FAQ

Wait a minute … What about my E-communities and the Chifley Student Portal?

Both the e-communities and Chifley Student Portal will be active for Term 1 of 2016 (Jan 4 2016 – Feb 15 ) for Flex, ATMS and IBBM intakes. You will be able to submit your assignments for this study period and view results.

However, from 15 Feb 2016 all learning will occur via Torrens‘ learning platforms.

So who do I contact now when I need help?

Both the Torrens Wakefield and the Chifley Transition team are here to help.​

Torrens Student Services

What happens if I am finding all the changes a bit much?

We are here to help you. There is a special space set up on the Wakefield hub for Chifley Students. All important key dates, changes and resources for Chifley student for transition to TUA platforms will be available here. We’ll also be keeping you regularly updated on forth coming changes through our weekly communications.

Student Representative Council (SRC)

We are a collective of volunteer students that advocate for positive change in the student community and strive to create an inclusive and dynamic study environment.

Here's what we're about

As students, we're all here to gain skills and pursue our career goals. The ability to bring our thoughts and ideas directly to management, and to exist in an inclusive community can help make our study experience great.

Your Student Representative Council (SRC) works together to make our community a better place. We achieve this by working within our three pillars: Community, Advocacy and Decision Making.

We do things like:

  • Bringing community events to life
  • Hosting fundraising initiatives
  • Helping the campus make better decisions for students
  • Advocatingand representing the student body

Your feedback is important

To fulfil our role as student advocates, we need to hear from you.

Share with us your thoughts, comments and suggestions on how we can make your student experience even better.

Provide feedback to your SRC



Joining the SRC is a great way to get involved in your community, meet awesome people, build your leadership skills and contribute to helping the student body get heard.


What is being an SRC member like?

Great question! And we're glad you asked it. Watch the short video below to get a taste for SRC life.


Perks of joining the SRC

Being an SRC member comes with its share of rewards. Not only are you able to make lasting friendships and have an impact on your community, you will also benefit from:

  • A chance to develop your leadership skills
  • Actively working to make your campus a great place to be
  • Learning about teamwork and developing your organisational skills
  • Being able to access exclusive development workshops for SRC members
  • Being formally recognised for your contribution to the campus and Torrens community

To join our SRC please send an email registering your interest with your contact details to:

adelaide@src.torrens.edu.au

 

Internet

Free Wi-Fi is available on campus.

We recommend that you use Google Chrome when using the Learning Portal for best results.

Select the Stu-WiFi network. Your logon details are:

Username:Student ID number (e.g. 00123456T)
Password:The password you created when setting up your student office 365)

IT requirements

You will need a computer to:

  • access digital learning resources
  • access video and audio recordings
  • submit and complete online assessments
  • participate in classroom discussion and collaboration via online communication and collaboration tools.

Minimum IT requirements for studying online

Computer hardware
  • Access to a desktop, laptop or tablet computer
  • Speakers or headset
  • Microphone
  • Web camera
Operating system
  • Mac users: OSX 10.8 and above
  • PC users: Windows 7 and above
Internet

A reliable, high-speed broadband internet connection, with sufficient upload and download capacity.

Contact your internet service provider if you have concerns about your data allowance or internet speed.

Web browser The recommended web browser to access Blackboard (your Learning Portal) is Firefox, in addition some audio PowerPoints will require Google Chrome.
Software

Office software to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Office 365 is available as a free download as part of your student account.

There may also be software required for your specific course. Your Learning Facilitator will advise you of this when you start studying.

There are limited student computers available for use on campus - you can access any computer located on your campus. As these are shared computers, avoid using them to save or access personal documents.

 

Learning portal (Blackboard)

Find out how to get help with Blackboard here.

Software and hardware

For computer troubleshooting, hardware or software issues, installations and configuration, help with AV equipment and printer set up or maintenance please contact itservicedesk@laureate.net.au​

Printing

Campus printers are available for student use -follow the steps in this document to get started.

Students can access our printing facilities on Campus using our Paper Cut system. 

The Paper Cut machine is located on Level 1, next to the Student Kitchen. You can use this facility to check your balance and upload additional printing credits (via EFTPOS) using your building access card, simply follow the prompts on screen.

Printing services on campus are charged at the rates listed below:

Paper Size Colour Black & White Colour Double Sided B & W Double Sided
A4 32 cents 8 cents 44 cents 11 cents
A3 40 cents 10 cents 55 cents 14 cents

 

 

STUDENT SAFETY

To ensure you stay safe on and off campus we recommend you take the following precautions:

  • Avoid being on campus or travelling alone at night
  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings
  • Avoid dark, vacant and deserted areas
  • If an incident does occur please let a member of staff know so we can support you and work alongside local police to minimise risk and promote safety.
  • If your car is in the car park and you know you will be leaving after dark, try to move your car to a closer place earlier in the day


SECURITY ON CAMPUS

After hours emergency, call 000.The closet police station is located at 176 Grenfell St, Adelaide. If you see anything or feel threatened in any way please make your way to the police station if possible or call 131 444.

  • Wear your student ID card at all times
  • Never leave your belongings unattended
  • Do not bring unnecessary valuable to campus
  • Report suspicious behaviour or anything you feel may be unsafe
  • Report all injuries and incident to Student Services and complete an incident report form
  • If you need assistance or to report any medical conditions, please see student services(Eg. insulin, asthma inhaler, medication)

Designated Assembly Area

The designated assembly area for each campus is noted below

Wakefield

Outside the police station on Wakefield Street

Pulteney Street

In Hindmarsh Square - 16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide SA 5000

Contact us

1300 575 803
Torrens University: studentservices@torrens.edu.au

1300 209 112
Think Education: studentservices@think.edu.au

 

Campus information

Ground floor, 82-98 Wakefield St, Adelaide

Campus hours

During term
Mon - Fri: 8.00am - 6.30pm

During term break
Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 5.00pm

 

Student Services hours

During term
Mon - Fri: 8.00am - 6.30pm

During term break
Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 5.00pm

 

Your Student Services team can help with:
  • Enrolment and subject selection
  • Applying for leave, special consideration and extensions
  • Contacting support services
  • ... and much more

welcome to campus

Download your Campus Welcome Book

 
Public Holidays 

5 October - Queen's Birthday


Take us with you on-the-go! Download the Student App from the App Store or get it on Google Play today!

 


Join your SRC Facebook page

Did you know that your Student Representative Council has a Facebook Page?

Keep up to date with your SRC, campus event's and to get in touch with them to share your future event ideas. 

Click here to check it out now!

 

 


 

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