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Student Hub: Melbourne - Flinders St

Flinders St Campus 2021 updates

Updated: Monday 4 January 2021

In an endeavour to support our state government in the control and management of the emerging COVID Clusters, we are minimising all traffic to our campuses. Hence Flinders St campus will be temporarily closed for general student drop-ins. However, all student inquiries will be serviced, so please call 1300 575 803 or email us on  studentservices@torrens.edu.au.

Please refer to the Return to Campus page for up to date information.

Coronavirus Updates

Torrens University is continuing to review and monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.  We will provide updated information and advice to students, staff, partners and visitors as it becomes available.  You can read more on our approach on our newly created COVID-19 website.

Recent updates


 

Subject Selection T1, 2021: 'How to select your subjects' workshops

 

Now is the perfect time to select subjects for your next trimester.  It's also a great opportunity to set up your schedule/routine for the coming months.  If you would like some help with the process of selecting subjects, please feel free to join us in one of our Subject Selection 'How to Select Subjects' Workshops at the below times.

January 2021

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  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
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    How to select your subject drop in session

    Time: 11.00am (AEDT)

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    How to select your subject drop in session

    Time: 11.00am (AEDT)

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    How to select your subject drop in session

    Time: 11.00 am (AEDT)

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    How to select your subject drop in session

    Time: 4.00 pm (AEDT)

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    How to select your subject drop in session

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University wide workshops

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

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


 Study Skills

Study Skills Sessions

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

Check out the full schedule.

 

 Success Coach

Success Coach Sessions

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

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

Feedback Orientation

 International

International Student Advisor Drop In Sessions

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

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

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

All workshops are listed in Sydney time (AEST)

View the full schedule here.

 Wellbeing

Virtual Guided Meditation Sessions

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

Check the daily meditation schedule at the Counselling page

 Study Success

Workshops for Study Success

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

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

Flinders St campus workshops

List of workshops

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Welcome to Adobe Workshop

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

Watch the Workshop here!


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

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

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

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

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

Software covered: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat

 

Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and Acrobat - Session Times

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

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

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

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

 

BOOK A 1HR ONE-ON-ONE SESSION (ALL SESSIONS, (AEST Time) Book a Session
BOOK IN FOR A GROUP SESSION
Fridays: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm (activity sessions AEST Time)
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Digital Media Workshops, T3 2020 [Weeks 2-12]

New for Trimester 3 2020! 

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

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

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

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

Adobe Premiere Pro and After Effects Workshop
Maya and Houdini Workshop

Wednesdays 10 am - 11 am

Run by Andy Marsh

Attend the Workshop

Thursdays 10 am - 11 am

Run by Ivan Kintar

Attend the Workshop

 


Interior Design Workshops and Mentor Sessions, T3 2020

New for Trimester 3: AutoCAD and rendering workshops! 

SKETCHUP WORKSHOPS [Weeks 2-12]

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 Mondays, facilitated by one of our interior design lecturers! This Trimester, the workshops will be run by Wen Fitzgerald. 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.

  

BOOK AN ONLINE SESSION (starting Week 3)

Click on the button below to select a workshop you wish to attend. Workshops are held every Tuesday, 4 pm-5 pm AEST 

Make sure you have the latest version of SketchUp Pro or SketchUp Make installed on your computer.

Attend the Session

 

MISSED AN ONLINE SESSION?

Never fear, they've been recorded for you! Check back from Wednesday 30 September to watch the recordings. 

AUTOCAD WORKSHOPS [Weeks 2-12]

Learning AutoCAD for the first time and feeling a little overwhelmed? Wanting to take AutoCAD skills you already have and push them to the next level? Want help with drawing documentation and conventions? Having trouble using AutoCAD for your assessments?

Join us for our weekly AutoCADworkshops on Tuesdays, facilitated by one of our interior design lecturers! This Trimester, the workshops will be run by Eliza Binney. You will receive assistance with developing or up-skilling your existing skills in AutoCAD.

RENDERING WORKSHOPS [Weeks 6-12]

Working on presentations and want to create better renders? Want to be able to show lecturers (and clients) your big ideas through 3d views? Want to work out which rendering technique is best to use for your particular project?

Join us for our weekly Digital Rendering workshops on Fridays, facilitated by one of our interior design lecturers! This Trimester, the workshops will be run by Eliza Binney. You will receive assistance with developing your own rendering style using a rename of different techniques and programs.

Need extra help? See a mentor!

Are you studying the Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration and need help? Come to our weekly mentor sessions, beginning Week 1!

Run by one of our interior design lecturers, you'll receive: 

  • drop-in help
  • questions answered
  • development of skills
  • further support

 Sessions are held every Friday, 10 am -12 pm AEST (AEDST from 4 October onwards) and will be run by Stephen Dwyer

Please make sure you have your computer and mouse, and arrive 10 minutes early so the session can start on time. 

Any questions? Feel free to e-mail either Stephen or Eliza Binney

Attend the Session

 

AutoCAD for BachID workshop - Tuesdays 1:30- 2:30 AEDT 

https://au.bbcollab.com/guest/0a4a03774b1f48fda256020fb705a0c9

3DsMax workshop - Wednesdays 11am-12pm AEDT

https://au.bbcollab.com/guest/65db28811fa0426f93af30825bb6cbad

Revit workshop - Wednesdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm AEDT

https://au.bbcollab.com/guest/50db8bc1fe624f2ba5f83b8fe3a0ddce

 

These 3 workshops have been added in yellow to Workshop Wish List 2020.xlsx

These are for all Bachelor ID students nationally, so Brisbane, Melbourne, Ultimo, and OnLine campuses Student Hubs workshops:

 

AUTOCAD WORKSHOP for Bachelor students:

AutoCAD workshop runs OnLine Tuesdays 1:30-2:30pm AEDT

Need help to make sure that you're using AutoCAD to industry standard? This AutoCAD workshop is for Bachelor students who are taking (or have taken) the BID108A subject.  Students bring their questions regarding AutoCAD to get some assistance so they can continue with their assessments.  Students who are using AutoCAD for their following subjects' assessment projects are also welcome. 

3DsMAX WORKSHOP:

3DsMax workshop runs OnLine Wednesdays from 11am-12pm AEDT

These workshops are for students taking (or have taken) the MSP102 subject.  Or if you are wanting to trouble shoot or strategise 3D modelling for your assessments in following subjects, please bring your questions to the workshop.

 

REVIT WORKSHOP:

Revit workshop runs OnLine Wednesdays from 7pm-8pm AEDT

These workshops should not be attended by any students that have not yet started learning how to use Revit (IDC302A, IDR303A, IDR304A). The workshops are aimed at assisting current Revit students and those using Revit with their assessments in other final year subjects (eg. IDR302A, IDC303A, IDC304A).


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

New for Trimester 3 2020! 

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

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

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

Attend the Session


First time using Collaborate?

You will need to download and install Collaborate Launcher before the session begins.

Watch this video for help getting started.

Please allow at least 15 minutes to get set up.


Flinders St campus - News and Information

TUA/THINK Education 50km Challenge

This trimester break join your fellow peers around the world in the TUA/THINK Education Ultra Marathon. You don’t have to be in Australia to compete, you just need a good pair of shoes and some will power.

You have 1 month to run (or walk) 50kms. You do not need to do it all in one go. 

Everyone who completes the 50km challenge will get their sweaty selfie posted on the student hub with special mentions to those with the best times and best run streaks.

In order to participate you will first need to sign up – this is the easy bit. Just follow the steps below;

  • Rise to the challenge and click here to register your details.*
  • Download the Nike Run App and create an account. It is available in the app store on both Andriod and i-phone.
  • Accept the friend request from ‘Emma Davoren’ and then keep your eye out for an invite to the TUA/THINK Education Ultra Marathon in the app
  • Lace up your running shoes and start running!

*Please note; you will need to use the same email address your register with to create your Nike app account. Make sure you open the app before you start your run to ensure it counts towards your 50kms.

 

Melbourne Christmas markets 

Apart from the glittering Christmas decorations Melbourne also boasts an array of markets where you can shop for unique gifts while also supporting local businesses. From Docklands to Art Center - weekday through to weekend the options are all there. What's on Melbourne has put together a guide with all the handy info - click HERE to check it out!

 

 

Frame + Work - T3 2020 - Water Brief Competition Winners

Congratulations to the Top 3 -

  • First Prize - Samantha Jones
  • Second Prize - Matheiu Guinand
  • Third Prize - Jasmin Simmons

Congratulations to Samantha Jones for winning the Frame+Work T3 2020 Competition! Details of how Samantha created her winning photo will be on the Billy Blue Blog soon.

Samantha describes her winning photo — During Isolation and lockdown, I found I had to find inspiration and creativity in the small details in the house. We were doing some experiments for the kids with water, oil and food colouring and what happens when you combine them together.  I recreated the experiment and set up my tripod and moved the oil and water around in the bowl, tried different lights. It was quite unique how the smallest movements changed the dynamics of the oil.

Thank you for all the amazing submissions. You can see all the highly commendable photographs that made our top 10 here

 

Click on the above for more helpful information regarding T1 2021 subject selection.

 

Practice Well-being centre at Fitzroy campus is up and running again!

The Practice is a student-led clinic offering quality, holistic health and wellbeing services at affordable prices. Open to the general public, all consultations are supervised by qualified and experienced practitioners to ensure you receive the highest standard of quality and service. The Clinic's philosophy is one of combining evidence-backed health sciences with best practice established over time, with the focus put on preventative health to help you achieve and maintain optimal wellbeing.

To view the available services and fees click HERE.

 

Nurse's Buddy Hub

The Australian College of Nursing has launched an initiative to support nurses during the pandemic. Click on the image below to check out the details and how to get connected:

 

Our Flinders Street Campus is in the heart of the Melbourne CBD. Situated next to St. Paul’s Cathedral, opposite Federation Square and a short walk from Flinders Street Station. It is close to everything Melbourne has to offer.

With a focus on building a creative, social and collaborative learning environment for all students, the Melbourne campus brings a fresh and career-focused approach to your learning. During your time at the Melbourne campus you can look forward to:

  • Small class sizes with direct access to academic staff
  • Dynamic online learning with on-demand access to your course materials
  • Opportunities to hear from industry professionals

Facilities

We have a wide range of campus facilities available to students to help you get the most from your education.

  • Student break-out areas
  • Library
  • Campus wide Wi-Fi​
  • Counselling consultation room
  • Photography studios

Student lockers

Free lockers are available on Levels 2 and 3.

See Student Services to register and you'll be assigned a locker for the year.

How to get here:

Public transport nearby:

 

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Flinders Street Station: 2 minute walk

Tram stops: 2 minute walk
Routes: 1, 3,5,6, 16, 35, 64, 65, 70, 72 and 75

Plan your trip:

 

Car Parking

The closest car park is Wilson Parking - Flinders Gate.
Early bird parking is $16 - you must have your ticket validated on level 4 before 10am and exit after 2pm

You can also book parking online ata discounted price - see WilsonParking for details.

Find your way around your campus

Diploma of Nursing

Find your Course Structure document below. Your Course Structure lists the subjects you need to successfully complete to achieve your qualification.

HLT514115 - Diploma of Nursing

Student Support

Supporting you through your studies is a high priority for us.

All nursing campuses have staff dedicated to support students such as the Program Coordinator and Learning Advisor.  Counselling services are also available.

Campus

Success Coach

Program Coordinators

Clinical Placement Coordinators

Adelaide

Amy Anderson

Carol Letts

Jan Roper

Brisbane

Anastasia Johnston

Sharon Peut

Amrit Neupane

Melbourne

Jennie Mather

Suzie Tanevska-Cicero

Menu Hamal

Sydney

Beth Rutherford 

Sharon Peut 

Jon-Amora 

Clinical Placement

Students are required to undertake 400 hours of unpaid Clinical Placements which may be located anywhere in Australia.

Clinical Simulation Labs

All nursing students have access to Clinical Simulation Labs where experienced educators will teach required skills and assist in linking theory to practice.  All lab sessions are compulsory. Correct uniform is required to be worn when attending these lab sessions.

Professional behaviour

Uniform Requirements:

  • Think Education Polo Shirt only. NO long sleeve or visible tops under the College Polo.
  • Cardigans/jumpers may NOT be worn whilst on duty.
  • Navy blue/black tailored trousers or skirts - excludes jeans, tracksuit pants, hipsters or cargo pants.
  • Enclosed navy blue or black NON-SLIP shoes as per WHS requirements – NO canvas, joggers or slip on shoes.

Hair

  • Must be kept neat, clean and tidy at all times.
  • Long hair must be tied back or fastened in such a manner so as not to hang below the collar.
  • Hair ties, bands, combs and other hair fasteners are to be at a minimal and of a neutral colour or navy.
  • Facial hair – clean-shaven or neatly trimmed beard.
  • Approved headwear must be clean, neat and tidy.

Fingernails

  • Must be kept neat, clean and well-manicured.
  • NO ACRYLIC NAILS OR NAIL VARNISH
  • Fingernails should not be visible over the top of the end of the finger when the hands are held with the palms up.

Jewellery

  • One plain wedding band, one set of sleepers, studs, or small earrings that sit on the lobe of the ear and do not pose a danger to the patient, resident or student are the only items of jewellery to be worn during placement.
  • Facial or other visible body piercing is NOT acceptable. If visible, or stud is non removable, it must be covered by skin coloured tape.

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.

Accessing the internet

Campus WiFi connection details:

  • Wireless name: ThinkWireless
  • Password: thinkb81

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)

Find out how to get help with Blackboard here.

Printing, scanning and copying

Content: For study related printing, scanning and copying, please visit Student Services or the Library on Level 5
 

Troubleshooting or Questions?

For troubleshooting please email itservicedesk@think.edu.au or contact Student Services.

Design Technology Store

The Design Technology Store provides the campus community with support and information about a range of camera, lighting and audio equipment. 

Contact us today with your questions, dtsmelbourne@laureate.edu.au, or take a look at the tutorials page.

Booking specialist facilities and services

Students have access to a variety of facilities and services:

  • Photography Studio
  • VR Room
  • Design Software support
  • Counseling services

To view available times, or to make a booking please visit Student Services or book online

Please note: Due to equipment health and safety reasons, Photography Studio bookings may only be made by Photography students, alumni and lecturers. Thank you for understanding. 

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 local Campus Director – Terese McAleese on 0478 302 083.

  • 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)

Designated Assembly Area

The designated assembly area for the Campus is located outside of St Paul Cathedral on Flinders St.

 

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 members

Natacha Yabre 

Laura Cannelle Le Bihan

Joyce Gabriel 

Harish Reddy

 

 

 

 

 

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.


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

 
 

Return to Campus

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

Contact us

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

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

 

Campus information

196 FlindersSt, Melbourne VIC 3000

Campus hours

During term

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

During term break

Mon- Fri: 7.30am to 6.00pm

Student Services hours

During term

Mon - Thurs: 7.30am - 7.00pm
Fri: 7.30am to 5.00pm

During term break

Mon - Fri: 9.00am to 5.00pm

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

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