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Flinders Street

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.

Melbourne COVID-19 update - Thursday 20 August

 

On Wednesday 1 September the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced the current lockdown will be extended until at least Thursday 23 September. The restrictions will continue to apply for the entire state of Victoria for the time being. When 70% of Victorians have had at least one vaccine dose the VIC government will look to ease restrictions a little further. Full details of the restrictions are available here.  

 

Our Flinders St and Fitzroy campuses will remain closed until the lockdown is lifted.  

We are, however, able to resume limited practical classes for our nursing students in Victoria at the Flinders Street Campus, commencing this week. Students and staff will be required to wear masks at all times whilst on campus and travel permits have been issued to students required to travel into the campus.  

As previously advised, classes will continue to be delivered online for the full duration of T3 (Term 4 for BMHS students), until the end of the year.

What does this mean for you and your studies? 

  • Classes will continue to be delivered online for all of Trimester 3 (13 September-5 December) 
  • As soon as restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so, we will open campuses for practical classes and applied sessions, drop-in activities and for students to make use of shared facilities. 
  • After you have selected your subjects, your lecturer will reach out to you with details about how to access your class online.  

We will continue this approach of online learning to ensure consistency in your learning, and to provide you with certainty about the coming months. Please be assured that as soon as restrictions are lifted and it is safe to reopen campuses, you will have access to campus facilities. 

We know that for many of you, this may trigger a range of feelings and reactions. 

We are here to support you and we will continue to get through this as a community. If you need extra support during this time, please remember our Student Counselling Team are able to help you. 

You can also call Student Services on 1300 575 803 if you have any further questions.

Trimester 3 Virtual Welcome Week Events

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

Check the events calendar below. 

Ongoing events and activities

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
 

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National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour through Melbourne's iconic National Gallery of Victoria and discover some of its historic and contemporary treasures!

2pm AEST
Register now

National Gallery of Victoria

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Yoga

Find a mat and a quiet space to enjoy 30 minutes of gentle yoga to rejuvenate your mind body and spirit!

10am -10.30am AEST
Register now

Balancing Self Care & Online Study

1.30pm AEST
Find out more

Bollywood dance with Trigun!

Let’s start with all the little moves and the combinations will extend far beyond the basics. So, inviting one and all to an evening filled with dance, music and fun!!

6.30pm
Register now

Bollywood dancers

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Australian Wildlife Online Event

4.30pm AEST
Find out more

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Fusion FIT

Come along to get your heart pumping with Fusion Fit the best bits of 80's aerobics, Zumba, and strength training.

2pm AEST
Register now

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Fusion FIT

Come along to get your heart pumping with Fusion Fit the best bits of 80's aerobics, Zumba, and strength training.

10am AEST
Register now

Fusion Fit promotional image

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Yoga

Find a mat and a quiet space to enjoy 30 minutes of gentle yoga to rejuvenate your mind body and spirit!

10am -10.30am AEST
Register now

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Trivia Night

5pm AEST
Find out more

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Uni-wide Workshops

 

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

Flinders St 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 [Weeks 1-12]

These sessions are dedicated to ensuring your SketchUp success!  Naomi our student mentor will be running these sessions to answer any and all your questions relating to SketchUp. You can attend as many sessions as you like, as often as you would like. 

With Naomi Valle

Thursday 5.30pm - 6.30pm AEST

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.

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

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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


Your Campus


Appropriate measures have been taken to ensure your safety on campus. We ask that you check in to campus using the Service Victoria App and follow the guidelines in place for your well-being and the well-being of others.

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Please refer to the Victoria COVID-19 website for specific state restrictions, health recommendations and travel information.

Flinders St campus - News and Information

Academic integrity competition

The Route to Academic Integrity Student Competition is OPEN 

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


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Success Coach Workshops & Webinars - T3 2021 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.


Virtual study group

 

Join a 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. Check the details and full schedule.

Framework Photo Competition promotional bannerFrame + Work - T3 2021 - Portraiture

The photographic competition Frame+Work is back for 2021 and we invite you to register

The Brief  

Using a camera, we challenge you to capture up to three images that include a living human subject.
Be creative and innovative with your lighting setup, as this will allow you to capture the character and personality of your living human subject.  
Your image should be cropped no lower than the waistline.

Submissions close midnight Sunday 14 November 2021.

Prizes  

  • First prize: $500
  • Second prize: $300
  • Third prize: $200

For more information please check out the DTS News & Events Page


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.

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

Your members

Vindiya
President / Event Coordinator

Priya
Vice-President/Social Media Coordinator

Supriya
Event Coordinator

Hannah
Social Media Coordinator

Natacha
Student Advocacy Liaison

Hirukshi
Student Advocacy Liaison

Sam
Design and Videography

Nayaab
Uni-sports Coordinator

Jaimin
Uni-sports Coordinator

Ingrid
Environment and Sustainability Liaison



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

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 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. 

 

Design Technology Store

Pick-up and Drop-off Hours:

Please be advised the Design Technology Store will be closed for bookings, borrowing and returns until further notice. For all general enquiries, please contact James Barr; Design Technology Advisor via email.

Contact Us:

James Barr

Design Technology Advisor

PH: +61 (3) 81993175  

E: dtsmelbourne@torrens.edu.au

 

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. 

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

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.

Contact us

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

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

 

Campus information

196 Flinders St, 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 - 5.30pm
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

Official Merchandise Store

Order your official Torrens University merchandise here.