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Adelaide

The Adelaide campus is home to Torrens University Australia, Think Education, Media Design School and Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School.

Trimester 3, Subject Selection is now open

 

Select your subjects early to secure your preferred place in your classes. 

Visit the Subject Selection page for a guide on how to enrol in your classes.

The COVID-19 situation is constantly evolving.

We are committed to offering face-to-face learning. In cases where your state is impacted by lockdown or restrictions, classes will be delivered online. Face-to-face classes will resume as soon as we receive government advice that it is safe to do so.

Lockdown and restriction updates will be published on your campus page.

Trimester 3 Welcome Week Events

Start your trimester off well with these virtual events during weeks 1, 2 and 3

What's happening on campus: September/October 2021

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
 

20

Let’s Talk Sports

10:30am-11:30am
Student Kitchen Ground Floor

Click here to register

21

Support Staff Student Breakfast

10:30- 11:30
Student Kitchen Ground Floor

Click here to register

22

Support Staff Student Breakfast

10:30- 11:30
Student Kitchen Ground Floor
Click here to register

Colour Walk4Fun Event

Where: King Rodney Park (16min walk from campus)
Time: 3-5pm

Click here to register

23

Support Staff Student Breakfast

10:30- 11:30
Student Kitchen Ground Floor

Click here to register

24

Support Staff Student Breakfast

10:30- 11:30
Student Kitchen Ground Floor

Click here to register

 

27

SRC Student Breakfast

10:30am-11:30am
Student Kitchen Ground Floor

Click here to register

28

SRC Student Breakfast

10:30am-11:30am
Student Kitchen Ground Floor

Click here to register

29

SRC Student Breakfast

10:30am-11:30am
Student Kitchen Ground Floor

Click here to register

30

SRC Student Breakfast

10:30am-11:30am
Student Kitchen Ground Floor

Click here to register

1

SRC Student Breakfast

10:30am-11:30am
Student Kitchen Ground Floor

Click here to register

Cultural Night hosted by your SRC

6pm-10pm

Click here to register

Uni-wide Workshops


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

Study Success 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 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.

 International Student Virtual Support Sessions

We are excited to offer our new International Students virtual support sessions.  If you have questions about student visa study requirement, OSHC, subject selection, the learning portal (Blackboard), your student email or anything else then please join us at one of our virtual support sessions. You will be able to talk to us in real time and get an instant response.

View the full schedule here. All workshops are listed in Sydney time (AEST)

Alternatively feel free to email us at intstudentadvisor@torrens.edu.au or book a private session 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.

Adelaide campus news and information

Academic integrity competition

The Route to Academic Integrity Student Competition is OPEN 

As part of our commitment to promote and foster our students’ (that’s you!) academic integrity as an integral part of the learning journey, we are launching an exciting new competition! 
 
Students from Torrens University Australia, Think Education and Media Design School from any discipline are invited to develop a short video or A3 poster to highlight the importance of Academic Integrity. There will be a $1000 AUD gift card awarded to the best individual poster, best individual video and the best group (max 4 students) submission.  
 
This competition is officially OPEN for all students, with submissions closing on Friday 8 October 2021.
Visit the submission page for more details. 

Laptop screen with online workshop

Success Coach Workshops & Webinars - Trimester 3 2021

Discover the secrets for study and career success from industry leaders, Torrens students and alumni plus our very own high performance strengths and career coaches.

View the schedule on the Success Coach page.


Heart and Soul Group

Free Food Market

Heart and Sould Group provides free fruit, veg, bakery and pantry items.

No Centrelink or Healthcare Card required.

Also avaiable: low-cost extras, such as meat, chocolate, hips and snacks for purchase.

Monday to Friday, 11am to 2pm ACST, from Heart & Soul Group Warehouse - 30 Fourth Street, Wingfield SA



Colour Walk4Fun

Colour Walk4Fun

Wednesday 22 September, 3pm ACST

Celebrate our amazing staff and students with the Colour Walk4Fun event.

Register here


Cultural Night

Friday 1 October, 6pm - 10pm ACST

A celebration of diversity at Adelaide Campus

Register here


Mini Golf Event

Saturday 16 October, 3pm - 5pm ACST

Drinks, pizza and mini golf at Holey Moley

$20 refundable deposit required to secure your place. Only 15 places available.

Register here


Find Your Nursing Buddy

The Australian College of Nursing has launched an initiative to support nurses during these tough times.

Click here to find out more about this project and how to get connected.


What is Wellbeing vs What is Resilience?

What are the elements of good wellbeing – the 5 WAYS to Wellbeing?

How can you use this knowledge to improve your wellbeing?

What resources / facilities are there to help with this?

Click here to listen

Mindful Meditation with Rebecca Schulz, Wakefield Student Counsellor

Join us every Friday at 2:30pm

Click here to join

Meeting ID: 316 152 643

Passcode: 2fAr94

Click for more information

Trimester 2- Success Coach Workshops and Webinars

 

Torrens University E-Sports Club

 

Student Expression of Interest Wanted - Do you enjoy playing eSports?


Esports is one of the world's fastest growing online competitive gaming industries and we are excited to announce TUA Esports Club has partnered with UniSport Australia to bring you an incredible online gaming opportunity.

You don’t need to be a professional gamer! All skill levels are welcome, if online gaming is an interest to you, there are a range of eSport gaming options to participate in to suit your abilities. Whether you are an aspiring professional player or someone taking their first steps in the online gaming world, this activity is the perfect opportunity to build your student community network while having fun.

Interested? We are looking for students to join our incredible University E-sport community and help us build our Torrens eSport Team.

So, what’s in it for you? Your battle area awaits you, participate in some of your favourite multiplayer eSports games, with the potential to compete in regional competitions against other Universities and major prizes to be won. Plus - you’ll have the chance to meet and connect with other incredible students online with a similar interest to you!

We are currently seeking Expression of Interest for the popular eSports games listed below:

  • League of Legends

  • Rocket League

  • Super Smash Bros

  • FIFA20

  • Overwatch

Join an existing team or create your own team; we would love to hear from you. Register your interest by clinking on the link below and if you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Join our Discord Serverhttps://discord.gg/qhdN47akCC

 

REGISTER HERE

 


 SA Challenge Intervarsity Tournament

2021 SA Challenge

The SA Challenge is an annual intervarsity multi-sport competition between students from University of South Australia, Flinders University, and the University of Adelaide. The event is endorsed by UniSport Australia and is all about participation, fun and games.

Entry is $10 per person (per sport), which includes a FREE playing t-shirt to keep.

Grab your mates together to enter a team, or nominate yourself to be placed into a team. Registrations close one week prior to each event but spaces are limited so get in quick - don't miss your chance to represent #TeamTorrens.

Please register using the link provided below or to receive more information about the event, please reach out to Student Services at the Wakefield Campus.

Register Here!


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

 

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

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.

Troubleshooting

For IT troubleshooting please contact Student Services.

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

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.

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: 7.30am - 10:00pm
Saturday: 9am - 4:30pm

During term break
Mon - Fri: 8.30am - 5.00pm
24/7 access available on level one. Please enter via Wakefield St entrance

Student Services hours

During term
Mon - Fri: 8.00am - 6.30pm
Saturday: 9am - 4:30pm

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

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

 


SRC Facebook page

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

Like their page to 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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