To help you get started on the right foot, check out some key information about the following areas:
To get up to speed quickly, you can also watch our Virtual Orientation now available on demand.
Make sure you’re ticking off these essential things to set yourself up for success in your studies with us:
It’s important you do this straight away as you’ll be receiving key updates about your studies to this account. You’ll also get access to Office 365 apps online (including Outlook and OneDrive). Click here for more on how to activate your student email.
Simply use the Subject Selection tool to enrol into your subjects. You’ll also need to refer to your course structure for help on what subjects to choose. More help available here.
International Students – Please note that you are required to maintain a full-time study load. Please check the International Students page for up to date Visa requirements.
You can email a passport sized head shot (or high res selfie) with your full name and student ID number to your Think or Torrens University Australia Student Services team who will post this out to you. Or you can come on campus where we can generate your card for you.
Here's a quick summary of a few platforms you'll be using frequently through your studies with us.
Make sure to bookmark these pages!
Enrol into your subjects, manage your timetable, make any payments. Check our Student Portal guides here.
A one-stop app helping you stay on top of your subjects, timetable, messages and more. Login with your student email. Find out more here.
Keep up to date with key events and important dates, and access information about your course.
Access your classes, learning resources and connect with you academics. Find out how to log in to Blackboard here.
Watch the below video for a detailed guide to each section of your Learning Portal.
Subject selection is what we call enrolment or registering for your classes. Watch our instructional video to learn more about selecting your subjects.
For full instructions on using your Student Portal, click here.
Your course page has information about your course structure and academic team. Many subjects also require you to purchase tools and materials that help you to complete assignments and coursework. Check your course page for more information.
Each campus has their own dedicated page where you’ll find all the details on IT, campus events, the Student representative council and much more. Make sure you bookmark these pages:
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.
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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.
We are here to help you achieve success in your studies so be sure to take advantage of the expert support services available to you:
Success Coaches are typically assigned to you by Week 3. This is when you will hear from your specific Success Coach. In the meantime, if you have any queries, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our Success Coaches will get back to you.
There is an app you can download on mobile devices called ‘Blackboard’. Please be aware that the mobile application has limited functionality compared to accessing it via a desktop computer.
You will automatically be allocated a student Microsoft Office 365 account and Outlook email address.
All communication from campus and academic staff will be sent to your student email account. You must activate your account and check your email regularly or you will miss out on important information about your course. Information about activating your student email account will be sent to your personal email address. Please contact Student Services if you have not received this.
Your Office 365 account will give you access to the Student App, Office 365 apps online, Outlook (email and calendar), OneDrive (cloud storage), and the ability to download the desktop software for free. Using Office 365, you will be able to email, instant message, video conference, share and edit documents online and much more. Most importantly, Office 365 will enhance the way in which you are able to communicate and collaborate while you study.
Student ID Cards are available to online students upon request. If you would like a Student ID Card, please get in touch with Student Services or visit your local campus with a passport-style photo and the team will be able to arrange this for you.
Studying online may be a new experience for you. It gives you added flexibility and like any form of study, it requires some discipline. There are many support services available to help you get started and stay on track. Your Success Coach, Campus Life Team and Academic Learning Facilitators amongst others are always around to help with anything you need. Be sure to reach out to them!
Once you are enrolled into your subjects, the course materials will appear on Blackboard at least one week before the trimester begins. If you still need help, contact Student Services or Blackboard Support with a screenshot of the error. You can also contact your Library Services Team for help finding additional resources.
Subject selections are for the upcoming study period only. Subject selections open approximately one month prior to the trimester starting. You will receive an email to your student email address advising that subject selection is now open.
The maximum number of subjects a student can enrol into for the trimester is 4. A full-time study load is 3-4 subjects and part-time is 1-2 subjects per trimester.
For more information and a step-by-step guide, visit the Subject Selection page on the Student Hub.
Please ensure you are regularly referring to your course architecture which is available in your Online Hub. To find it on the Hub select ‘course’ then select your faculty and then ‘Your Course Structure’. Your course structure is also displayed when you Register for your classes. Otherwise please reach out to your Success Coach or Campus Life team who can help you with understanding your subjects.
If you are wishing to withdraw from a subject pre-census, you can log into your student portal and go to ‘Subject Selection’ and follow the same actions you used to register for your classes. Once you have entered this section, it will allow you to make changes to your enrolment. To withdraw from a subject, find your subject under ‘Schedule’, then use the drop-down arrow to select ’Drop’ and then click ‘Submit’ to confirm changes.
The minimum number of subjects a student must enrol into is one subject – however, if you are an international student, you also need to ensure you respect your visa conditions and may need to do more than one subject. For more information on this contact email@example.com. If you do not wish to study any subjects during this study period, please send Student Services an email with your written request.
All students are welcome on campus. If you’re planning to visit campus, please check our opening hours (each campus varies). We look forward to seeing you there!
Some courses may only be offered online, and others are offered hybrid – meaning you can do both. If you are interested in studying a subject on campus please contact your Student Services team to discuss the options available to you.
Definitely, just visit or contact one of our campuses and one of our Library and Learning Advisors will be able to assist you.
As an online student, you have access to the full suite of services available to all other Torrens University students. This includes:
Your lecturer will advise you in Week 1 in your Blackboard Subject Announcements of the class time.
Online classes are designed to be flexible with your work and life commitments, so you have the option of attending the live session or watching the recording after at a time and day that suits you and your schedule.
A pre-requisite subject is where a certain subject must be successfully completed in order to allow you to enrol into another subject. Prior knowledge and skills are obtained in the pre-requisite subject which will allow you to successfully study certain subjects.
A co-requisite subject is when two or more subjects must be enrolled into at the same time. This is as the content of the subjects complement each other and the knowledge/skills in both subjects will allow you to successfully study these subjects.
A co-class is where a subject may either be split over two different times, or certain subjects may require two classes per week due to the amount of content that needs to be covered. You must attend both classes in order to succeed in these subjects.
Universities often use terms and words that you might not be familiar with.
We have alphabetically listed some of the most common words you'll hear and read at Uni. Our glossary will help you understand what they mean.
Our comprehensive New Student Community will help you further understand your online learning environment.
It is open to all new students, but is especially useful for those who study remotely. You'll learn about:
And you'll meet lots of other students in the online forum who are studying with you.
Full-time, domestic students studying on campus should be eligible for discounted fares on public transport.
Get in touch with Student Services to apply for a student travel concession card.
Public transport concessions are not usually available to:
Please check with your campus to see if you can apply.
Find more details about transport concessions on your local public transport site.