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The Rocks

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.

Greater Sydney COVID-19 update - online learning for the rest of 2021

Our Sydney campuses will remain closed until further notice and online learning will continue in T3 until the end of the year. 

 

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.

This will undoubtedly be difficult news for everyone in NSW, especially those in Greater Sydney. It is more important than ever to keep communication lines open and connect virtually with your lecturers, classmates, friends and family. 

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 can help you. All support services will continue to be available online. For further information, call the Contact Centre on 1300 575 803.

If you would like company while you study, there are regular Virtual Study Groups available where you can connect with other students. Details available here.

There are extra requirements for our nursing students to be aware of as well regarding vaccinations and their placements. Please ensure you keep an eye on the Nursing section of this page on the Student Hub

The Rocks campus workshops

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The Rocks campus - News and Information

Trimester 3 Welcome Week Events

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

Week 2

Week 3


Laptop screen with online workshop

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.

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. 

Student Representative Council

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

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) bring student events to life and aim to make our community a better place by working within our three pillars: Community, Advocacy and Decision Making.

 


 

SRC President: 
Gustaf | Bachelor of Business

SRC Vice-President: 

Jessica | Bachelor of Business (Event Management)

Social Co-ordinator

Planning: Bianca Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
Creative: Mary | Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
Social Editor: Riyan | Associate Degree of Culinary Management
Corey | Associate Degree of Culinary Management

 

Events:
Sienna | Diploma of Event Management
Madeline | Bachelor of Business
Wintar | Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management)
Nicholas | Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management)

Lucas | Bachelor of Culinary Management

Treasurer:
Renata | Bachelor of Business

 


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 Instagram and Facebook to keep up with all the latest info:

 instagram.com/srctherocks

 facebook.com/srctherocks


Your feedback is important

To fulfill 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


Contact your SRC via email: srctherocks@laureate.edu.au
or reach out to us via the social media pages listed above!

Workshops


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

Study Success 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 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.

 International Student Virtual Support Sessions

We are excited to offer our new International Students virtual support sessions.  If you have questions about student visa study requirement, OSHC, subject selection, the learning portal (Blackboard), your student email or anything else then please join us at one of our virtual support sessions. You will be able to talk to us in real time and get an instant response.

View the full schedule here. All workshops are listed in Sydney time (AEST)

Alternatively feel free to email us at intstudentadvisor@torrens.edu.au or book a private session 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.

We focus on building a creative, social and collaborative learning environment for all students. The Rocks Campus brings a fresh and career-focused approach to your learning.

 

During your time at The Rocks 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

 

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

  • A creative and professional study environment
  • Stylishly renovated and designed
  • Library and Learning Hub
  • Student lounge area
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Close to employment opportunities
  • Walking distance to popular cafes, eateries and public transport

How to get here:

Address: Level 3, 1 Hickson Road, The Rocks, Sydney 2000

 

Public transport nearby

Circular Quay: 5 minute walk
Wynyard: 15 minute walk
 
 

 

Plan your trip:

 

Car Parking

There is a secure carpark near The Rocks Campus. Please visit Parkopedia.com.au or Wilsonparking.com.au

Kent St annex

Level 3, 333 Kent St Sydney

  • Spacious classrooms and breakout areas

Come to level 3 to see Student Services

Public transport:
Wynyard Station
4 minute walk

Crows Nest Kitchen: William Blue

Level 2, 2 Ernest Place,

St Leonards station:
10 minute walk

 

Crows Nest shops/Pacific Hwy:
2-5 minute walk

Download the Map with instructions below

 

Find your way around your campus

Tip: enter a room number in the search bar

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Campus WiFi

We provide free WiFi at The Rocks Campus so you can also access the Internet on your own devices.

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 on campus

There are four printers located at The Rocks Campus.

To print from campus computers, your laptop or a tablet, you will need to visit a printing site called Paper Cut.

  • Go to http://thinkprint and log in using your student ID
  • Click on the Web Print tab
  • Click Submit a Job
  • Select the printer name: PYR_Library, A4/A3, BW/Colour etc.
  • Click the button '2. Print Options and Account Settings' and select number of copies.
  • Click the button '3. Upload Documents'
  • Click 'browse' to upload the file you wish to print. You can only upload file types: Word, Excel,Powerpoint,PSF and XPS.
  • Click the button 'Upload and Complete'
  • Your file will then be sent to the printer queue
  • Click Log Out
  • Go to a printer to release your print job

You can collect your job from any printer at the Rocks Campus by swiping your Student ID Card on the printer’s card reader.

The first time you swipe your Access Card, you will need to set up your username and password, which are the same as

your My Account login details.

Once you do this, your Access Card will be associated with the printer. The printer will prompt you when to enter your details in.

 

Troubleshooting or Questions?

For IT troubleshooting, visit Student Services on campus.

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

  • 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 incidents 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)

Contact us

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

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

 

Campus information

Address

Level 3, 1-5 Hickson Road
The Rocks, Sydney 2000

Campus hours

During term
Mon - Thur: 7.30 am to 10 pm
Fri: 7.30 am to 6 pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

During term break
Mon - Fri: 8.00am - 5.00pm
Weekend: Closed

Student Services hours

During term
Mon - Thur: 7.30am - 6.30pm
Fri: 7.30am - 6.00pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

During term break
Mon - Fri: 8.00am - 5.00pm
Weekend: Closed

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

Official Merchandise Store

Order your official Torrens University merchandise here.