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Student Hub: Melbourne - Flinders St

The health & wellbeing of our students are our top priority. With this view, we have made the decision to move to online and remote study. For the full update from our Vice Chancellor, click here.

As such, Flinders St campus will be closed effective Monday 23 March. But don’t worry, we’re still here to help! You can reach out to your Student Services team: 

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

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


Find out what online workshops are happening this week


 

Flinders St campus news and information

Rookie Awards 2020 now open

Paging all our Design students! The Rookie awards are now open for all our budding creatives in 2D and 3D animation, games, visual effects, motion graphics, product design and more. Check out more on these awards via their website or watch the trailer.

For those keen to take part we’ve organised a free online Q&A session with Alywn Hunt from The Rookies to talk you through tips on applying. He’ll also talk to you about to $20,000 prize up from grabs for all applicants. Details on the Q&A below:

  • Date: Wednesday 8 April
  • Time: 1.30pm AEST

Entries for The Rookie Awards closes Monday 1 June, so block out time for this Q&A and get working on your application!

Register today for the live Q&A 

 

 

T1B Orientation - Register now

T1B intake is due to start at the end of the month. To ensure a good start for your course, it's important that

you register for Online Orientation ASAP. 

Orientation is compulsory to all new students, especially for our International Students you must attend as

part of your Student visa requirements.

For more information on Orientation and how to register, please click HERE.

 

 

 

 

Conversation Cafe

Join us to improve your English speaking skills and practice for IELTS speaking! 

Starting from 24/02/2020 on every Tuesdays and Thursdays.

When: 

  • Tuesdays: 2.00pm - 3.00pm
  • Thursdays: 12.00pm - 1.00pm

For more information and registration for online participation, contact Linah Tan (Learning Advisor): linah.tan@laureate.edu.au

 

 

Visit the Learning Support Department

Need help with your assignments? We are here to help you with:

  • Understanding your assessment briefs
  • Academic writing
  • Referencing and paraphrasing
  • Time management and planning your assessments

When: Monday - Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm

Please visit Online Student Support - Workshops for more details

 

 

 

Cyber security risks

With your studies now moved online due to the Covid-19 outbreak, it's increasingly important that you pay attention to cybersecurity risks and protect yourself from them. 

A few tips you can consider from Norton Security to reduce the risks include:

  • Update and strengthen your passwords for online accounts and devices logins
  • Update your software
  • Use full internet security 
  • Use your home internet
  • If you have children in the house, check on their access in case of cyber harassment & frauds

 

 

 

Building Works on Ground Floor and Basement at Flinders St

As a result the building work, the ground floor from the lifts back and the basement will be closed to all staff and students.

Tables and chairs from the student recreation area will be distributed in a range of areas across the campus.

 
 

For the construction period, students will be permitted to use the kitchen on level 1 to heat food etc.

However, this area will remain a BYO everything area. Any food containers and utensils will be removed from the sink.

The entire area (ground floor (from the lifts back) and basement) will be sealed off, so too will the back lift. The lift system will be set only to operate for the builders between level G and basement. During our building period please only use the lifts at the front of the campus and the back stairwell to level 1.

If you have any concerns or feedback in relation to these moves please contact Campus Director directly either by email (terese.mcaleese@laureate.edu.au) or mobile 0478 302 083.

 

 

Study Success Online Workshops - January 2020

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

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

Interior Design Student Mentoring

30 minute one-on-one sessions are available for InDesign, Photoshop, SketchUp, SUPodium and AutoCAD

Student are able to book an individual session here with our friendly student mentor Britney Thomas (britney.thomas@laureate.edu.au). The individual sessions are still open but will be hosted on Collaborate.

There is also a Sketch Up Workshop available on campus for all streams of students (Not just interior design) every Wednesday, at 8.00am. 


 

Software skills workshops, T1 2020 [Weeks 1-12]

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

Join us for design software workshops, facilitated by one of our design lecturers. 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 15 minutes early so we can start on time.

  • If attending activity-based workshop, please download the resource file prior to the session time.

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

BOOK A 1HR ONE-ON-ONE SESSION (ALL SESSIONS, AEST Time)

  • Mondays
    • 10 am - 11 am
  • Wednesdays
    • ​Session 1: 12 pm - 1 pm
    • Session 2: 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Tuesdays & Thursdays
    • Session 1: 12 pm - 1 pm
    • Session 2: 1 pm - 2 pm
    • Session 3: 6 pm - 7 pm
    • Session 4: 7 pm - 8 pm

Book Here

We also run open drop-in activity-based sessions. Theses activity sessions cover tips and techniques in the Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere and After Effects software. Want to know what is covered? See the weekly activity schedule link below.

Activity-based sessions Wednesdays and Fridays: (AEST Time)

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

At the session time, click on the ‘Join session’ button below.
Join Session

If attending activity-based sessions, click HERE to review the weekly schedule and access resources files.


Digital Media workshops, T1 2020 [Weeks 2-12]

Improve your coding, WordPress, Animation and Video Editing Skills with Danni Liu.

Bring your laptop with Atom/Dream Weaver CC, WordPress, Premiere Pro and/or AfterEffects CC installed.

Make an appointment for one-on-one help by booking online ir emailing Danni at dliu@laureate.net.au

Pop in to see Danni in the Library (Level 5):

Weeks 1-4

  • Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30 am
  • Wednesdays 2:30 - 4:30 pm
Weeks 5-12
 
  • Tuesdays 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
  • Wednesdays 10:30 - 11:30 am

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.

 


Developmental Academic Skills Schedule

 

At Torrens University Australia, we are excited to offer you after hours developmental academic skills workshops to help you succeed in Trimester 3 and beyond.
 

WHEN

FOCUS

TIME/ONLINE LOCATION

Tuesday 3rd September

Writing skills:

Introductions, conclusions and paragraphing. Structure of an essay

6.30pm – 7.30pm (Sydney time)

https://zoom.us/j/6436431075

 

Wednesday 4th September

Academic writing: Accuracy/cohesion/coherence

7.00pm-8.00pm (Sydney time)

https://zoom.us/j/6436431075

 

Thursday 5th September

Academic integrity:

How to avoid plagiarism, paraphrasing and referencing

6.30pm-7.30pm (Sydney time)

https://zoom.us/j/6436431075

 

Monday 9th September

Time management:

Why time management matters, goal setting, planning and activation. Reading skills.

6.30pm-7.30pm (Sydney time)

https://zoom.us/j/6436431075

 

Tuesday 10th September

Writing skills:

Introductions, conclusions and paragraphing. Structure of an essay and report

7.00pm – 8.00pm (Sydney time)

https://zoom.us/j/6436431075

 

Thursday 12th September

Academic integrity:

How to avoid plagiarism - paraphrasing and referencing

6.30pm-7.30pm (Sydney time)

https://zoom.us/j/6436431075

 

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:

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

Program Managers

Program Coordinators

Clinical Placement Coordinators

Adelaide

Maureen Rogan

Carol Letts

Jan Roper

Brisbane

Sharon Peut

Anastasia Johnson

Amrit Neupane

Melbourne

Bianca Rohlje

Jennie Mather (Acting)

 

Sydney

Alan Brown

Suzanne Hyde (Acting)

 

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

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.

Tutorials and equipment information 

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 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

 
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Find out what workshops are on this week

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Success Coach Online Drop-in Sessions

Design Job Ready Workshops

It's time to start thinking about that internship and getting Job Ready. We’re offering you online workshops to help develop essential job hunting skills. 

These include constructing a LinkedIn profile, researching industries, and much more. Just drop in for a look at what we offer. 

View the full schedule at the Success Coach page.

Health Workshops

The Success Coach team have set up daily virtual drop-in sessions for you to connect with a Coach and other peers from your course. This is a place for you to share a virtual coffee (or tea), ask questions, talk about your concerns and highlights, learn about online studying techniques, get motivated and most importantly not feel alone.

View the full schedule at the Success Coach page.

online studyStudy Success Online Workshops

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

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

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.

View the schedule here (under the workshops tab)

 

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