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Our Online campus is home to Torrens University Australia and Think Education.


 

Trimester 1 2022 Subject Selection is now open

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Enrol in your subjects, via your Student Portal today, so you don't miss out on your preferred class.

For Student Portal tips, and help with how to enrol, go to the Subject Selection page.

Check the important dates for T1 2022.

Online Campus - News and Information

The First Step in Success

Success Coach: Giving you the edge

When

Wednesday 9 February
2pm AEDT
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Tuesday 22 February
11am AEDT
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Details

“The first step is the most important. It is the most crucial and the most effective as it will initiate the direction you have chosen.” Steve Backley, The Champion in all of Us: 12 Rules for Success

Your dedicated Success Coach will work with you to provide you with the tools and skills to balance your academic studies, develop effective time management skills, design a plan to help you reach your goals and create the right career path.

Come and join the session and learn how meeting with a coach may be right for you.

Students from all verticals are encouraged to attend.

Live Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

When

Friday 11 February
6pm AEDT

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Details

Join us in a virtual scavenger hunt for the chance to win one of five $20 e-Gift Cards!

Challenge players to find specified items before time runs out. You will be given a clue, to the name of a household item. On the count of three, you will be given 20 seconds to find the item in your home and be the first person back at your computer with the item.

Virtual Movie Night

Virtual Movie Night

When

Friday 18 February
6pm AEDT

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Details

Grab some popcorn, settle into your favourite chair, and join the Online Student Representative Council (SRC) for a movie night and virtual discussion.

You will need:

Virtual Trivia Night

Virtual Trivia Night

When

Friday 25 February
6pm AEDT

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Details

No pens and paper required - an event that is going to be exciting, easy to play and lots of quizzing fun!!

Best of all, join us from the comfort of your home, feel free to have a few drinks, flex your intellectual prowess, and you may win a prize. Plus, your chance to make a connection with staff and fellow students.

Good to Great

Good to Great Seminar

When

Wednesday 2 March
2pm AEDT
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Details

"The measure of intelligence is your ability to change" -  Albert Einstein

Are you quick to try new things and venture into unexplored territory for your professional growth? Or do you stick to what you're familiar with?

Join the live conversation with our pracademics from all verticals and explore the differences between a fixed and a growth mindset, why this is important, how to recognize yours, and embrace change for your long-term career success.

Students from all verticals are encouraged to attend.

Defuse the Bomb! Online

Defuse the Bomb Event

When

Thursday 3 March
6pm AEDT

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Details

A member of the Online campus SRC team is trapped alone in a room with a ticking time bomb. You “the Experts” will have the manual to defuse it, so you're going to have to talk it out – fast!

Rounds are fast-paced, tense, occasionally silly, and almost always loud. Whether it’s defusing a bomb or deciphering information from the manual, everyone has a crucial role to play.

Put your puzzle-solving and communication skills to the test as you and your friends race to defuse bombs while attempting to communicate quickly before time runs out.

Virtual Mixology Class

Virtual Mixology Class

When

Friday 4 March
6pm AEDT

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Details

The Art of Mixology – do you want to become your own bartender and create new, delicious cocktails and mocktails in the comfort of your own home with friends or loved ones?

If you answered yes, this class is for you as we are hosting our very first virtual mixology class!! One of our mixologists will be teaching all participants how to make the drinks. You will learn the tips and details of each ingredient complementing the drinks.

Download the list of ingredients and equipment you will need. This class is fun and easy and meant to help you enjoy making drinks, not be intimidated by it!

 Meet your SRC Members | Starting 7 February 2022

Student Representative Council

When

Every Tuesday
11am AEDT

Every Thursday
7pm AEDT

Details

The Online Student Representative Council (SRC) is a student-based group which supports a strong student voice across all aspects of the student experience.

We have our own dedicated Facebook and Instagram page where they post about events and initiatives so you can make the most of your university life and in your free time when you are not attending any lectures. One can explore opportunities to network, share and build leadership skills, and by joining the SRC team, one can widen their horizons, enhance their talents and give valuable experience to other students.

Join us in any of the sessions listed below to connect with your SRC and fellow students to discuss anything related to your university experience.

Join us on any of the weekly sessions (from Monday 7 February)

 

SRC is recruiting... Join our amazing team!

Student Representative Council (SRC) logo

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.

Check the SRC tab, or download this PDF, for information on how to apply.

Virtual Study Group | Starting Monday 14 February 2022

Looking for a study buddy to keep you on track and motivated with your studies? Why not join one of our Virtual Study Group and connect with other students online. Our goal is to study smarter not harder so we can all enjoy a balanced work, study and healthy life during the trimester.

We set sprint goals, set a timer, and set regular breaks to chat and recharge, so we can get our study done and dusted for the day together.

You don't have to study alone online, so why not give it a go, a Virtual Study Group could be just what you're looking for.

The Study Groups are not subject-specific, and no academic advice will be given, but you will have other students to keep you company at different times during the week to suit your schedule.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to ensure that we can commence on time.

All sessions are held at Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT).

Starts on Monday, 14 February 2022

Monday

PM

8pm - 10pm
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Tuesday

PM

2pm - 4pm
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8pm - 10pm
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Wednesday

PM

8pm - 10pm
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Thursday

AM

9am - 11am
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PM

8pm - 10pm
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Friday

PM

2pm - 4pm
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Saturday

PM

2pm - 4pm
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Sunday

AM

9.30am - 11.30am
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PM

2pm - 4pm
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Campus and state activities

ACT

A quiz for the urban explorer!

What should you do this weekend?

New South Wales

Study NSW is there to help international students enhance their study experience through:
  • Building confidence in NSW as a safe and friendly location to live and study;
  • Improving awareness of the education opportunities, industry placement and employment pathways in NSW, and
  • Increasing awareness of social and community activities.

NSW shines all year round with a blockbuster calendar of events.

Find Out More

A quiz for the urban explorer!

What should you do this weekend?

 

Queensland

A quiz for the urban explorer!

What should you do this weekend?

 

South Australia

Free Food Market

Fresh fruit and vegetables, bakery and pantry items are available for attendees to choose for themselves. Market days are held in Wingfield. Discounted snack foods and other extras are available to be purchased from the dollar tables.

Our Free Food Market is scheduled as follows:

  • Monday to Friday at 10am to 2pm, Heart & Soul Group Warehouse, 30 Fourth St, Wingfield
  • Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm, Colonnades Shopping Centre (Opposite Colonnades Tavern in the Square)

Or:

If you are unable to attend our Free Food Markets and require food assistance, We home deliver!

Please order a free food hamper via our online store, by clicking here: 

A quiz for the urban explorer!

What should you do this weekend?

Study Adelaide

Once a student arrives here, StudyAdelaide goes beyond the welcome and offers a year-long calendar of free and discounted events and activities that give students the opportunity to meet, make new friends and immerse themselves in different aspects of Australian culture.

Discover student stories, news and events from StudyAdelaide.

 

Future careers in Cybersecurity and Cloud Technology

Did you know that PriceWaterhousesCooper (PwC) Australia is opening a Skilled Service Hub in Adelaide this July? It is going to create 300 new highly skilled jobs for graduates through to highly skilled professionals.

Don’t miss out! If your interests are in Cloud technology or Cybersecurity the Skilled Service Hub could be an amazing opportunity for you to start your career with a global company that encourages professional and personal development, lifelong learning, individuality and choices.

Victoria

What's on Melbourne

There is always something to see and do in Victoria, 365 days a year as Victoria hosts events, festivals, celebrations, concerts, performances, exhibitions, markets, shows and sports tournaments.

Check What's On Melbourne

Study Melbourne

Study Melbourne is a Victorian Government initiative providing support and information to this community of international students, helping them have the best possible time while studying and living in Victoria.

An essential guide for student events in Melbourne and surrounding areas. Find out more.

A quiz for the urban explorer!

What should you do this weekend?

Western Australia

A quiz for the urban explorer!

What should you do this weekend?

Do you enjoy playing eSports?

Eports Club

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. Join an existing team or create your own team; we would love to hear from you.

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!

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Student Representative Council

Building the vision. Creating the atmosphere. Strengthening the community.

Here's what we're about

We, the online Student Representative Council (SRC) will act as a point of contact for current and future students, to support them in their needs as well as their concerns. To uphold the importance of belonging to an online community, we as an entity aspire to enhance connectivity and deliver a positive experience within Torrens University Australia. Acting as guides through your university journey, irrespective of your location or your situation, we are here to help.

Contact your SRC via email or reach out to us via our social media channels.

We are recruiting.

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.

Find out how to apply.

Your members

  • Anshul Sethi
  • Jin Oh Choi
  • Livia Maretha
  • Nathan Barnett
  • Renata Guerra

Read the SRC Team bios.

SRC is Recruiting... Join Our Amazing Team!

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Online Campus Student Representative Council is now recruiting for new members!

Applications will be open from today, until Friday, 25 February 2022.

This is your chance to join a community within Torrens University Australia dedicated to the students. You will work closely with the Online Campus team and your fellow classmates to organise events, both online and face to face! Be the voice for your peers and create a positive experience.

How to apply?

In order to apply, you will be required to seek a recommendation. This recommendation may come from one of your Lecturers, your Success Coach, or even from a current SRC team member.

Follow these simple steps:

  • Have someone complete your recommendation form.
  • Send us an email with a brief statement about why you want to join the SRC.
  • Attach your completed form to the email.
  • Submit your application before Friday, 25 February 2022.

Please note: only shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview.

What we expect from you?

  • Be willing to commit to at least 1 year of being part of the SRC.
  • Help organise at least 2 student events per trimester.
  • Participate in fortnightly online meetings with your team.
  • Put forward ideas, research and facilitate new clubs or events online/on campus.
  • Put forward ideas for social media posts, initiatives and contests.

What's in it for you?

  • Certificate of Participation for being a member of the SRC
  • Valuable experience to include on your CV
  • Event management experience•
  • Stakeholder management experience
  • Student engagement experience
  • Professional development activities
  • Building valuable relationships with peers and campus staff 

So what are you waiting for? Seek your recommendation and get applying!

If you have any questions, feel free to send us an email.


What is being an SRC member like?

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


Events & Social Media

We organise a lot of fun events and initiatives throughout the trimester. You can find all the details and  register for the events on the SRC social media pages. Find out what events are coming up, check out the team's local recommendations, get to know your classmates and more!

SRC Facebook

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

Like their page to keep up to date with your SRC, upcoming event's and to get in touch with them to share your future event ideas.

SRC Instagram

Follow the SRC on Instagram.

Our handle is @TorrensOnlineSRC.


Need help getting started?

 

Online learning is different to learning in a classroom, so its important you know the difference between all of the online platforms you will use throughout your studies. View Getting Started for everything you need to know about your online learning environment. We've also put together 10 Tips on how to succeed as an online student to help you get started!

Visit a campus

Just because your studying online, doesn't mean you can't visit us on campus. Check where your closest campus is located and pop in to use the Library, register to attend workshops, arrange to meet with your classmates or teachers, ask your Success Coach for help with job interviews or finding placements, or just find a comfy space to study. We get excited when our online students visit!


Have you set up your Office 365 Student Email?

If you haven't set up your Office 365 Student Email yet you might be missing out on some important updates and class announcements so make sure you set it up straight away! 

It's also your login to be able to use the Student App, as well as being necessary for the Wi-Fi and printing services if you visit us on Campus.

You should have received an email with login instructions. If you haven't received your login details, please send a request for your Office 365 to Student Serviceswith your name and student ID number.

Requesting a Student ID card

To enable us to produce a student ID card we require you to:

  • Email a high resolution recent passport photo (45mm x 35mm) 
  • Provide us with your up to date postal address, name and student ID number

If you have any further queries, please contact the Student Services Team on 1300 575 803.

Explore our Online Learning Platform

This video will take you on a guided tour of the Torrens University Australia online learning platform. You’ll hear from students and instructors, all narrated to help you imagine your online study experience.

 

 

Virtual Orientation

 

We host Virtual Orientation sessions for our online students each trimester.

Virtual Orientation is an online interactive broadcast for you to learn about student support and expectations in a fun and face-paced environment. Join us to:

  • familiarise yourself with Blackboard
  • tour the student hub online
  • hear from Success Coaches
  • meet your library and academic skills team

Virtual Orientation is now available on demand!

Jump online here and register to view our most recent Virtual Orientation 'On Demand'.

Online Support

 

Our expert teams are on hand to help you achieve success in your studies and beyond. Follow the links below and find out more on how you can book time with the team and how they can help:


  

Online Internet Connection

NBN

  • NBN is the optimal.
  • NBN is capable of a good online experience for our students.

Variable factors for unreliable connections:

  • NBN with busy traffic can impact connection speed.
  • Weather can have some interference.
  • Video calls/live video classes require a lot more internet.
  • Multiple devices streaming high definition (HD) videos at the same time.
  • Note: Those with a good (fast) connection can handle this but not all. Refer below for conducting an internet speed test.

ADSL (fixed or any Broadband)

  • Reliable connection is the key.
  • Stable connection (free of regular dropouts).

Variable factors for unreliable connections:

  • Proximity to tower.
  • Proximity to modem.
  • Wire quality.

Conducting an internet speed test to check stability of connection:

  • A good way to check stability of connection is to use speed tests.
  • Google have one: Type 'internet speed test' > Click 'Run speed test'.
  • Or your ISP (internet service provider) have their own local speed test tools.

Good to note, working from desktop and laptops is also an enhanced experience rather than accessing content and live sessions via a mobile phone.

Disclaimer: Take this as a guide only.


LinkedIn Learning

Are you looking to expand your skill set, become career-ready or just looking for a new hobby? Learn anywhere, anytime, on any device with LinkedIn Learning.

LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform that helps you discover and develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led courses.

Get access to:

  • 16,000+ online courses in 7 languages
  • Expert Instructors with real-world experience
  • 60+ new courses are added each week!

To access the contents, please use the 'LinkedIn Learning' button in Blackboard.

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.

 


Learning Portal (Blackboard)

Check the Blackboard support page for help!Blackboard Learn Logo

  • Check the FAQs
  • Submit a question to the Blackboard team
  • Request an appointment for help
  • Get after hours help with Blackboard or Collaborate Ultra

 

 

 

 JB Hi-Fi BYOD Online

Providing you with access to a wide range of education-specific laptops, tablets, accessories and insurance, at an affordable price. Products differ from those available in retail stores, as they are education specific and selected for their compatibility to school's ICT infrastructure and curriculum, as well as meeting the student's needs at home.

Benefits include:

  • Education specific products, not available in retail stores
  • Discounted Pricing
  • Extended battery life
  • Enhanced performance and connectivity
  • Robust devices
  • Dedicated online portal
  • Interest free finance options

How to Order

  • Go to JB Hi-Fi BYOD
  • Enter the code: TORRENSBYOD
  • Once logged in, select the relevant student program
  • Select your preferred JB Hi-Fi store for pick up, or pick up from your school (where possible)
  • Follow the prompts to choose your device, insurance cover, and accessories
  • Enter your personal details
  • Select payment method to complete your order

If you have any questions please contact jbeducation.com.au/byod or call 1300 730 584

Online students

 

Did you know that online students are welcome to use any of our campuses? You can pop in to use the Library, register to attend workshops, arrange to meet with your classmates or teachers, ask your Success Coach for help with job interviews or finding placements, or just find a comfy space to study. 

Some of our campuses are home to all courses, and others are specific to one faculty. See below for more information:

Campus

Faculty

Adelaide

Business
Design and Creative Technology
Health
Hospitality (Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School)

Melbourne - Flinders Street

Business
Design and Creative Technology
English - Torrens Univeristy Language Centre (TULC)
Health (Health Science and Nursing)
Hospitality (Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School)

Sydney - Kent Street

Business (UG)
Business (PG)
English - Torrens University Language Centre (TULC)
Health (Health Science and Nursing)
Hospitality (William Blue)
Hospitality (Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School)

Sydney - Ultimo

Design and Creative Technology

Blue Mountains - Leura

Hospitality (Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School)

Brisbane - Bowen Terrace

Business
Design and Creative Technology
English - Torrens University Language Centre (TULC)
Health (Health Science and Nursing)
Hospitality (Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School)

Brisbane - Gotha St Health

Who do I contact for help?

Whatever course you’re enrolled in, you can contact us directly here:

You are also very welcome to visit Student Services at the campus that’s home to your course (see above).

Find your way around your campus

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Contact us

Torrens University

1300 575 803
Email Student Services

Think Education

1300 209 112
Email Student Services

Contact hours

Available 24 hours from Monday 8am to Saturday 9am AEDT

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MentorConnect Program

Join us for the opportunity to connect with a current student at Torrens University and Think Education.

Social media

SRC Facebook

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

Like their page to keep up to date with your SRC, upcoming event's and to get in touch with them to share your future event ideas.

SRC Instagram

Follow the SRC on Instagram. Our handle is @TorrensOnlineSRC.


 

TUA Merchadise

Want a Torrens University hoodie, teddy bear, keyring or cap?

Head to the official Torrens University merchandise site.


 

Watch out for scams!

The best way to protection against scams is knowledge. Download the ACCCs Little Black Book of Scams. It covers a variety of scams that you may be at risk of. This covers a variety of scams involving things like tuition fee assistance, jobs or employment and banking and credit card. Stay up to date with current scams by checking the ACCC website.