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


 

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.

Uni-wide Workshops

 

Check the Workshops page for links to university-wide workshops.

Online campus workshops

Welcome to Adobe Workshop

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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!

Adobe Software Skills Workshops - T3 2021

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

Join us for Adobe software Workshops in weeks 1-12.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.

Software covered: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, HTML & CSS

With Danielle Morrish

Book a one-on-one session [Weeks 1-12] - all session are in AEST

Mondays Session 1 - 12pm to 1pm
Session 2 - 1.15 pm to 2.15 pm
Book a session
Tuesdays Session 1 - 12 pm to 1 pm
Session 2 - 1.15 pm to 2.15 pm
Book a session
Wednesdays Session 1 - 12 pm to 1 pm
Session 2 - 1.15 pm to 2.15 pm
Book a session
Thursdays Session 1 - 12 pm to 1 pm
Session 2 - 1.15 pm to 2.15 pm
Session 3 - 7.15 pm to 8.15 pm
Session 4 - 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Book a session
Fridays Session 1 - 12 pm to 1 pm
Session 2 - 1.15 pm to 2.15 pm
Session 3 - 7.15 pm to 8.15 pm
Session 4 - 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm
Book a session

 

Interior Design Workshops - T3 2021

SketchUp Workshops

Need help to make sure that you're using SketchUp to industry standard? Having trouble using SketchUp for your assessments?
Join us for our weekly SketchUp workshops on Wednesdays, facilitated by one of our interior design lecturers! You will receive assistance with developing or up-skilling your existing skills in SketchUp. Make sure you have the latest version of SketchUp Pro or SketchUp Make installed on your computer.

Interior Design Software Workshops - SketchUp Pro [Weeks 3-12]

Please ensure that you are logged in 10 minutes before the session starts; if there are no attendees after the workshop has been running for 15 minutes, then you'll need to attend the following week's session.

With Greg Lawson

Tuesday 5.30pm - 6.30pm AEST

Attend the session


AutoCAD Software Sessions [Weeks 2-12]
For Diploma and Bachelor of Interior Design Students 

These sessions are dedicated to ensuring your AutoCAD questions are answered. 

Eliza an interiors lecturer will be running these sessions to answer any, and all your questions relating to AutoCAD. You can attend as many sessions as you like, as often as you would like. 

With Eliza Binney

Friday 9am to 10am AEST

Attend the session


REVIT Workshop [Weeks 1-12] 

Struggling with Revit? Need help for that upcoming assessment? Join our open format Revit workshops run weekly. 

With Alex Clothier

Tuesday 7.30pm - 8.30pm AEST

Attend the session


Interior Design Software Workshops - Unreal Engine [Weeks 1-12] 

Unreal Engine software workshop for help in using the tools for your assessments.

With Anna Medvedskaya

Wednesday 6pm - 7pm  AEST

Attend the session


Interior Design Software Workshops - 3DSMAX [Weeks 1-12]

Autodesk 3Ds Max software workshop for help in using the tools for your assessments.

With Brit Thomas

Tuesday at 10 am - 11am AEST

Attend the session

UX and Web Design Workshops - T3 2021

UX and web design workshops

HTML and CSS [Weeks 2 - 12]

A support session /workshop in HTML and CSS for students wanting help.

With Martha Arifin

Tuesday at 12pm - 1pm AEST

Attend the session

Software Engineering Workshops - T3 2021

                Software engineering workshops

Software Engineering Maths Workshops

A support session / workshop for help with Software Engineering Maths subjects such as MAT101 & MAT102!

With Nandini Sidnal

Thursday 3.30pm - 4.30pm AEST

Attend the session


Software Engineering C++ Language Workshops

A support session / workshop for help with Software Engineering Programming subjects. In particular those learning C++ in their first trimester are encouraged to join and ask questions!

With Atif Qureshi

Friday 3pm - 4pm AEST

Attend the session

Fashion Design Workshop - T3 2021

Illustrator Workshop - Drawing Fashion Flats

Having trouble drawing fashion flats in Illustrator?

Join this 2-part workshop run 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 : Wednesday 2 October, 12pm to 2.15 pm
PART 2 : Wednesday 27 October, 12 pm to 2.15 pm
(Please join 5 mins early so we can start on-time).

Attend the session

 

3D Design and Animation Workshops - T3 2021

3D design and animation

Rigging Principles: Maya to Unreal [Weeks 1-12]

This workshop series will introduce rigging essentials from beginner to advanced skillsets, and the roundtrip process from Maya to Unreal. Both simple and complex rigs will be explained in detail.

With Tom Wood

Thursdays 11am - 12pm

Attend the session


Motion Idents: Real-time approaches to motion design [Weeks 1-12]

This workshop series will introduce developing real-time motion graphics for TV commercials through the 6 x projects for different products. They will increase in complexity and difficulty from beginner to medium to advanced. By the end of this series, students should become accustomed to moving between different software such as: Maya, Houdini, Substance and Unreal.

With Sean Gobey

Tuesdays 1.30 pm - 2.30pm

Attend the session


Material Design in Unreal Engine [Weeks 1-6]

The workshop aims to help you in developing a better understanding of Material Design, specfically in relation to utlising node-based graphs in the Unreal Engine. These principles and support however can be applied to node-based material design in other programs suchas Maya, 3DS Max, Unity & Houdini.

With Sean Gobey

Tuesdays 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Attend the session


Game Design Workshop: UE4/5 Development [Weeks 7-12]

These workshops will look at systematic ways to utlise the Unreal Engine in developing interactive projects. If you have questions and require support for Unreal Engine, this is a great opputunity to recieved personalised help and assistance.

With Sean Gobey

Tuesdays 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Attend the session


Online Campus - News and Information

 

Tuesday 21
September
Meet & Greet with Online Campus Director, Eloise Pascoe
4pm - 4.45pm AEST
Join Here
  Get to know your Student Representative Council
11am AEST
Join Here
Wednesday 22
September
Balancing Self Care & Online Study with counsellor, Patrick Ruggles
1.30pm AEST
Register Here
Thursday 23
September
Australian Wildlife Online Event
4.30pm - 5.30pm AEST

We're bringing Australian Wildlife to your doorstep!
Register Here
  Get to know your Student Representative Council
7pm AEST
Join Here
Monday 27
September
Meet & Greet with Online Campus Director, Eloise Pascoe
4pm -  4.45pm AEST
Join Here
Tuesday 28
September
Get to know your Student Representative Council
11am AEST
Join Here

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.

 Career Development Webinar

Motivation with a PURPOSE

All goals and actions have a PURPOSE, fuelled by an internal or external driving force, identified as either intrinsic or extrinsic motivators. Whilst controlling our external world may not always be possible, developing strategies for sustaining forward momentum in the face of life's many challenges is critical for ensuring your success in life and in your career.

Wednesday
22 September, 5.30pm AEST

Register Here

It's Not Personal, It's Personality

This session will take you on a guided journey through the DOPE Personality test, equipping you with valuable insights into your predominant character traits, strengths, weaknesses plus judging and communication styles. You will learn how to recognise these traits and patterns occurring in your personal and professional lives whilst gaining a greater understanding of yourself and others. Taking the time to build your self-awareness through this guided interactive session will also help you to discover how your personality traits match certain professions or working environments.

Wednesday
29 September, 5.30pm AEST

Register Here


 Virtual Study Group

Looking for a study buddy, someone to keep you in check and help you avoid the dreaded study procrastination? If so, join one of our Virtual Study Groups. You don’t need to study alone, if you need company, a Virtual Study Groups may be just what you need. The Study Groups are not subject specific and no academic advice will be provided, but you will have another student for company to make sure you stay focused, take regular breaks and hopefully get stuff done together. 

As a little incentive and to help your motivation along the way, we have some prizes to give away. Commit to 5 Virtual Study Group sessions and get 10 hours of study under your belt to be in the chance to win a $50 e-gift card of your choice.

Please join 10-15 mins early so we can start on-time. Thank you

Date Time (AEST) Location
Tuesday 21 September 8pm - 10pm Join Here
Thursday 23 September 9am - 11am Join Here
Saturday 25 September 2pm - 4pm Join Here
Sunday 26 September 2pm - 4pm Join Here
Monday 27 September 2.30pm - 4.30 pm Join Here
  8pm - 10pm Join Here
Tuesday 28 September 8pm - 10pm Join Here
Thursday 30 September 9am - 11am Join Here
Saturday 2 October 2pm - 4pm Join Here
Sunday 3 October 2pm - 4pm Join Here

 

 Meet your SRC Members!

Your Student Representative Council (SRC) would like to invite you to our weekly casual drop-in sessions. These sessions are designed for you to connect with your SRC and fellow students to discuss anything related to your university experience.

Join us on any of the weekly sessions listed below,


 Join us for our back-to-uni meet and greet event

I am delighted to welcome you all to Torrens University Australia. I’m Eloise Pascoe, your Online Campus Director and getting to know you and other online students is one of highlights of my role. There is no doubt that making connections early on in your study journey is one of the keys to success and builds a strong and supportive online community. With this in mind, I welcome you all to come and join these sessions, as an opportunity to make connections and hear some of my top tips to kick start your study.

Session timings,

  • Tuesday 21 September 2021 at 4pm AESTJoin us
  • Monday 27 September 2021 at 4pm AESTJoin us

All students are invited and encouraged to attend.


 Balancing Self Care & Online Study - 22 September

The online campus counsellor, Patrick Ruggles, will touch on some of these issues as well as some handy tips and tricks to navigate your educational experience. This introductory workshop will be a collaborative experience and there will be an opportunity to share your thoughts and ask questions should you have them. 

Drop-in to one of his sessions, 

  • Wednesday 22 September at 1.30pm AEST (30 min session) 

Spots are limited, and you must register to attend.

Register Here

 Australian Wildlife Online Event - 23 September

Our backyard in Australia is home to a spectacular range of native animals! 

We know travel has been difficult this past year and many of you are studying online both inside and outside of Australia. So, we have organised to bring a little bit of Australia nature to you! This is an event especially for our wonderful students, no matter where in the world you are.  

  • When: Thursday 23 September 2021
  • Where: Online via Zoom
  • Time: 4.30pm AEST

Go on and register today! Spots are limited. Registration ends 5pm (AEST), 22 September 2021.

You will then receive the Zoom Link to attend the event on the 23 September 2021 via your student email.
 

Register Here

 Trivia Night - Hosted by Online Campus and Blue Mountains - 30 September

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.

  • Date/Time: Thursday 30 September 2021 at 5pm AEST

Hosted through TEAMS and powered by Kahoot!

Register Here

 Online Scavenger Hunt


Did you know the Student Hub is your best friend throughout your studies? We’ve created a fun little Online Challenge for you to deep dive across the Student HubWe hope you enjoy the hunt and it's your chance to Win 1 of 5 $25 e-Gift Card!

Note:- Entrants must answer all the questions correctly and can submit one entry only. Winners will be drawn in mid-October and the competition will close on Friday 1 October 2021 at 4pm AEST. Winner/s will be contacted via email. 

Happy Hunting!

HUNT STARTS HERE

 Say hello to your Future Self!


future you

You are your own best advisor and guide. You can vision it and you can achieve it as you are wiser than you realise. You've got it all inside of you and whatever your future self needs to hear - goals, reminders, visions, prophecies, love messages, or realisations. For instance, three weeks from now, your life, education and career could look entirely different. 

Write a letter to – FutureYou!

Dream big - be kind, encouraging, and supportive to your future self! 

We will then send this message to you in Week 6 of the trimester as a personal motivation.

Message to your "Future You"


 Send a postcard to someone you love! 

Always stay close, no matter the distance. Show your loved ones you’re thinking of them.

We will print, stamp and mail your postcard - worldwide. From anywhere to everywhere.

Send a post card now – in just a few taps!

 

Send Now


 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 Server

 

REGISTER HERE


 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 https://www.jbeducation.com.au/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


South Australia

Free Food Market


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.

 

Apply Now


Are you looking for casual work?

Now is the time to get your application in to work for some of South Australia's largest hospitality providers. 

The Adelaide Venue Management Corporation, operators of the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Entertainment Centre and Coopers Stadium, is currently hiring Food and Beverage attendants due to the increase in events and conferences this year. They are currently hosting a recruitment drive. To be a part of their recruitment drive visit their website to apply for Future OpportunitiesWhen applying include 'StudyAdelaide' in your application for priority review.  

Adelaide Oval is also hiring large numbers of casual bar and wait staff and event day hospitality attendants. 

If you're looking for other employment don't forget to check our Employment Opportunities webpage for companies that are hiring.                     


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What's Happening! 

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.

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?

Victoria

Find out what's on in Victoria – just click on the image!

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.


What's Happening! 

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?

New South Wales

What's Happening! 

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?

Australian Capital Territory

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?

Tasmania

There is a lot to see and do in Tasmania - the trick is picking where to start!

Northern Territory

NT event highlights


 

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


Calling on Students from South Australia interested in Sports




Express interest in playing for South Australia’s TUA’s Sporting Club

At TUA Sporting club Adelaide, we cater to all abilities and interest levels and welcome new players to our Club. 

Our aim is to encourage all students to participate in any game and at any level to suit their ability i.e. whether you are an aspiring player, or someone taking their first steps in the game, we have a place for you at TUSC whilst ensuring we work endlessly to provide the support and atmosphere players need to make their experience enjoyable and rewarding. We encourage all players to play to the best of their abilities and develop good sportsmanship within themselves, their team mates and the team they play against.

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

Register Here!


 

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.  

 


Your members

                     

A little about us,

Renata GuerraJin-oh Choi, and Nathan Barnett


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.


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!

Follow us on Facebook to keep up with all the latest info:

  https://www.facebook.com/TorrensOnlineSRC

File:Instagram logo 2016.svg - Wikipedia @TorrensOnlineSRC


Contact your SRC via email: onlinesrc@torrens.edu.au
or reach out to us via the social media page listed above!

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.

 SRC is Recruiting... Join Our Amazing Team!

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

Applications will be open from today, until Friday 1 October 2021.

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 and submit to onlinesrc@torrens.edu.au
  • Submit your application before Friday 1 October 2021

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

 

What we expect from you?

  • Be willing to commit to at least one (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 at onlinesrc@torrens.edu.au


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 IT support with your name and student ID number: studentservices@torrens.net.au


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.


 

Success Coaches

Your success coach is part cheerleader and part problem-solver, and they are dedicated to your success.

Their first priority is to make sure you are connected, motivated and engaged in your learning. Every new student is allocated a Success Coach, and do not hesitate to reach out if you find you've hit a wall or need some guidance to stay on track. 

For further details, click here to see how they can assist you or check out the full schedule of workshops schedule for your course/area.

Your Coach will contact you at the start of your course, whether you’re studying on-campus or online, and provide their contact details. Alternatively, you can email yoursuccesscoach@torrens.edu.au with any questions.

Click below tabs to view short videos from your Success Coaches.

 

Health & Education - Featured Videos

Need help with understanding your course and selecting the right subjects?

  


Getting motivated & organised!

  

  

 


Meet the Health Success Coaches

  

  


Success Coach YouTube Channel

Business & Hospitality - Featured Videos

Understanding your course architecture - Master of Business Information Systems (MBIS)

 

How to choose the best subjects for your course and career


Success Coach YouTube Channel

 

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 added each week!

To access the contents, please use the 'LinkedIn Learning' button via your Blackboard portal.

 

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

 

 

 

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:

State

Campus

Faculty

South Australia

Adelaide

All faculties

Victoria

Melbourne – Flinders

Business, Design, Education, Health (Nursing), Hospitality

 

Melbourne – Fitzroy

Health (Health Science)

New South Wales

Sydney – Kent St

Business (PG), English, Health (Nursing)

 

Sydney – Rocks

Business (UG), Hospitality (William Blue)

 

Sydney – Pyrmont

Health (Health Science and Nursing)

 

Sydney – Town Hall

Hospitality (Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School)

 

Sydney – Ultimo

Design

 

Blue Mountains – Leura

Hospitality (Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School)

Queensland

Brisbane

All faculties

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

1300 575 803

Torrens University: studentservices@torrens.edu.au

Think Education: studentservices@think.edu.au

Contact hours

During term:
Mon - Fri: 8:00am – 7:00pm AEST

During term break: 
Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm AEST

Student App

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


Official Merchandise Store

Order your official Torrens University merchandise here.


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. 

Click here to check it out now!


 

SRC Instagram

Our handle is @TorrensOnlineSRC

Or to go directly to our profile, click here!


 

 

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.

Access LinkedIn Learning now!


Watch Out for Scams!

The best way to protection against scams is knowledge. Click here to access a PDF version of 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 https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/ 

 


 

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