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The Brisbane campus is home to Billy Blue College of Design, CATC Design School, APM College of Business and Communication, Australasian College of Natural TherapiesAustralian National College of Beauty and Torrens University Australia.


Brisbane campus news and information


Happy Hour

Discount on all food every Friday from 1pm to 3pm! Please note this does not apply to confectionery.

 

Mother Earth called

Enjoy a discount on every coffee if you bring your own Keep cup. 

 

Weekly Specials

Enjoy a bargain! A burger and Coke for $10.

 

Please note the Cafe will be closed from 9 December and will re-open 10 February 2020. 

 



 

The Student Representative Council is looking for new faces to bring fresh ideas to the SRC in 2020. We are currently recruiting for passionate, willing and committed students to join the SRC to be the voice for Brisbane students on campus next year. If you believe you would be the right fit, please click on the link and answer our survey.

We would love to have you on board! 



 


Software skills workshops, T1 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.

  • Our Q and A sessions are aimed at providing students with help on using the Adobe programs.

  • Group sessions are aimed at completing set activities using the Adobe programs.


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

  • Make sure you have the latest version of the Adobe Creative Suite installed on your computer.

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early so we can start on time.


BOOK FOR AN ON-CAMPUS SESSION


Software covered: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere and After Effects.

  • Mondays: 3:00pm - 5:00pm (activity sessions BNE Time) Room G.01

  • Wednesdays 12:00pm - 2:00pm (Q & A session BNE Time) Room G.01

  • Thursday 12:00pm - 2:00pm (Q & A session BNE Time) Room 1.07


Interested? 

Book On-Campus Session 

Can't get to a workshop on campus? Check out our Online workshop page!


Upcoming AV Workshop Series

We are pleased to announce the following introductory workshops, facilitated by our Design Technology Advisor, Jonathan Aw, featuring equipment available through the Design Technology Store.
 

Dates :
Tuesday 25 February 2020 – Camera Basics

Wednesday 26 February 2020 – Camera Basics (repeat of Tuesday) 


Tuesday  10 March 2020 – Audio Capture

Wednesday 11 March 2020 – Audio Capture (repeat of Tuesday)

 

Tuesday 24 March 2020 – Lighting
Wednesday 25 March 2020 – Lighting (repeat of Tuesday)

 

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: 
Discussion Pod, Level 1, Torrens University, Bowen Terrace Campus.

 


Study Success Online Workshops – February 2020

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 Workshops tab on the Online campus page to for the full schedule.

 


 

Peer Assisted Study Sessions

Get study tips and support with your course content during these free PASS sessions. See subjects offered this trimester below. No bookings required, just drop in and join us each week and get set up for success!

  • COMR200 Principles of Accounting: Every Monday, 5pm in Room 2.09

For more information, email pass@torrens.edu.au.

The Brisbane campuses are home to Business, Design and Health students.

In Fortitude Valley, just minutes from the city centre, Brisbane's cutting-edge new campus on Bowen Terrace is a creative and stimulating learning environment. That is part of our mission to disrupt and reinterpret the way education is delivered.

Enjoy the latest digital learning technologies, open learning and collaborative classroom and project spaces, and a creative and stimulating vibe.

The Gotha St campus is just a 15 minute walk away.

Facilities

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

  • Student break-out areas
  • After-hours access zone
  • Library
  • Campus-wide Wi-Fi
  • Cafe
  • Ping pong table
  • Counselling consultation rooms
  • Wellbeing Centre where you can book a beauty or natural therapies treatment (at Gotha Street Campus)
  • Photography studios
  • Computer room
  • Student Kitchenette with sink, fridges and microwaves


Disability services
The University is committed to ensuring that all new facilities meet the highest level of access standards. If you are having difficulties or concerns regarding your access to campus facilities, contact a Student Services Team Leader in the first instance. Details regarding disabled parking in the local vicinity can found on the local Council’s website.
You can access the Disability Resource Pack for students by clicking here.

How to get here:

Public transport nearby:

Fortitude Valley Train Station:
Bowen Terrace: 12 min walk

 

Buses
Closest stops ~1 block from each campus

 

Plan your trip:

 Car parking

There is no student parking on campus.
 

On-Street Parking

Restricted paid parking is available on-street. However, much of it is reserved for local residents. 

In the Brisbane Central Traffic Area, you can park for a maximum of two hours on unsigned streets, unless there are parking meters or signs showing otherwise.The two hour limit applies between 7am-6pm, Monday to Friday, and 7am to midday on Saturday.
 

Commercial Parking

Secure Parking offers 7am to 10pm car parking underneath the campus. Check out https://www.secureparking.com.au/en-au for rates.​

Wilson Parking offers car parking at multiple locations around Brisbane. Check out http://www.wilsonparking.com.au for locations and rates.​

Ride

If you ride your own bike to campus, remember to bring a bike lock for security. At this stage, the campuses do not offer bike racks so you are responsible for finding a safe parking location.
 

CityCycle

Hire station 53 is opposite the Brisbane campus. There are over 150 stations around Brisbane's CBD. For more information on how to use the service, visit http://www.citycycle.com.au.


Find your way around your campus

Throughout your studies you may find you need IT assistance. IT services are able to assist you with basic network access such as connecting to Wi-Fi or how to use printing facilities.

IT is unable to assist with hardware or software related issues; this is the responsibility of students to resolve.

Accessing the internet

Campus WiFi connection details:

  • Wireless name: ThinkWireless
  • Password: thinkb81

Printing

There are five printers located on Brisbane Campus. We are committed to creating a sustainable environment for our students and staff. We use PaperCut, a system which allows you to monitor the environmental impact of your printing and photocopying. You can print directly from your laptop using PaperCut by accessing THINKPrint.To print, you will need to have credits in your THINKPrint account.

THINKPrint Login

  • From your personal laptop, head to http://thinkprint
  • From a campus computer, click 'more details' on the green popup box in the top right corner
  • Log into your THINKPrint account
    • Username = Student ID
    • Password = My Account password

Top up your THINKPrint account

  • Credit or debit card
    1. Click the tab 'Top Up by Credit Card'
    2. Enter amount and your credit/debit card details (min. value $2, max. value $100)
    3. Click 'Pay Now' button
    4. Your THINKPrint account will be immediately credited.

Setting up your print job

  • Use the 'Web Print' tab to upload and submit your print job
  • Click 'Submit a Job'
  • Select the relevant printer name, along with preferences like A4/A3, BW/colour etc.
  • Click the button '2. Print Options and Account Settings' and select number of copies.
  • Click the button '3. Upload Documents'
  • Click 'browse' to upload the file you wish to print. You can only upload file types: Word, Excel,Powerpoint, PSF and XPS.
  • Click the button 'Upload and Complete'
  • Your file will then be sent to the printer queue
  • Click Log Out
  • Go to a printer to release your print job

Releasing your print job

  • Log into the printer by tapping your student ID card on the panel next to the printer
  • The panel will give you the option to scan, copy or print
  • Find your print job in the list, select it using the touch screen and press 'Print'
  • The cost of your print job will be displayed when the job is selected
  • Don't forget to log out once you're done printing.
  • Go tohttp://thinkprint and log in using your student ID
  • Click on the Web Print tab

Your safety is our highest priority. To ensure you stay safe and know what to do in the case of an emergency please read through the information below.

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.

Security on campus

After hours emergency, call 000 or your Acting Campus Manager, Sharon Toso, on 0468 516 568.

  • Wear your student ID card at all times
  • Never leave your belongings unattended
  • Do not bring unnecessary valuables 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)

Emergency & Evacuation

Campus Map

In every building you will find emergency evacuation posters that clearly explain where to go and what to do in an emergency evacuation. To be prepared, we recommend you familiarise yourself with emergency exits and procedures in each building you visit.

On hearing the alarm signal evacuate in an orderly manner to the nearest and safest exit while obeying the instructions of the Building and Area Wardens. If it is possible and safe take your personal belongings with you when you leave. If you can’t, do not return to get your belongings unless authorised by Wardens or Fire and Emergency Services personnel.

In the case of an emergency evacuation it is important to remain calm. Walk calmly quickly to the designated assembly area or as advised by a Warden or Fire and Emergency Services personnel and await further instruction.

Designated Assembly Area

Bowen Terrace Campus: On Bowen Terrace beside the CityCycle hire station (opposite the Petrie Point Apartments).

Gotha Street: The assembly area is outside the building, around the corner in Barry Parade. 

Fire Wardens at Bowen Terrace

  • Brodie Gordon-Selkirk - Level 1 Shared Services Hub
  • Campbell Kirk -Level 1 Shared Services Hub
  • Megan Lyneham -Level 1 Library
  • Glenn Smith - Level 2

 

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. 

 

The SRC is looking for new faces to bring fresh ideas to the SRC in 2020. We are currently recruiting for passionate, willing and committed students to join the SRC to be the voice for Brisbane students on campus next year. If you believe you would be the right fit, please click on the link and answer our survey. We would love to have you on board!


What is being an SRC member like?

That's a 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 Laureate community

 

Design Technology Store

The Design Technology Store provides the campus community with access to equipment that includes cinema, cameras, lens, tripods, lighting and audio. We also support the following services listed below: 

Book equipment

Borrowing and collection policies

Maximum loan period is 7 days

Please note that this may be shortened during periods of heavy demand.

The online booking portal can be used to place a reservation at any time. Pick-up and drop-off must occur during the opening hours.

Design Technology Store Terms & Conditions

Pick-up and drop-off hours:

Monday 1pm - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm

Contact

For queries please get in touch during opening hours:

Jonathan Aw
Design Technology Advisor
(07) 3270 1089
dtsbrisbane@laureate.edu.au

How to book

For an overview of how to use the booking system please see the following video tutorial prepared by the Ultimo campus. Please note there may be minor differences with the Brisbane portal.

 

 


Studio bookings

Eligible students can book the studio space for approved photography or videography shoots.

Book a Studio Session


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Contact us

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

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

 

Bowen Terrace 

90 Bowen Terrace
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Campus hours

During Trimester

Mon - Thurs: 7.30am - 9.30pm
Fri: 7.30am - 6.00pm

During Trimester break

Mon - Fri: 7.30am - 6.00pm

 

Student Services hours

During Trimester

Mon - Thurs: 8:00am - 7.30pm
Fri: 8:00am - 6:30pm

 

Saturday phone and email support:

8am - 12pm AEST. 

1300 575 803

studentservices@torrens.edu.au
studentservices@think.edu.au

 

During Trimester break

Mon - Fri: 7.30am - 6.00pm

After-hours access zone

Mon - Thurs: 9.35pm - 7.30am (next day)
Weekend: 7.00pm Fri - 7.30am Mon

 


Gotha Street Campus

123 Gotha St
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Student Services hours

During term

Mon, Wed, Fri: 8.00am- 4.30pm
Tues, Thurs: 8.00am- 6.30pm

During term break

Mon - Fri: 8.00am - 4.30pm


Public Holidays
Campus Closed


Good Friday - 10 April 2020
Day after Good Friday - 11 April 2020
Easter Sunday - 12 April 2020
Easter Monday - 13 April 2020
Anzac Day - 25 April 2020
Labour Day - 4 May 2020


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