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Student Hub: International Students

We're here for you

Student Support are a dedicated team responsible for helping international students get started at Torrens and adjust to life in Australia. Providing specialised support and referrals, Student Support can help you with:

  • Understanding student visa conditions - health insurance (OSHC), course progression, study load, and work rights
  • Getting started at Torrens - student email, course structure, subject selection, the online learning portal (Blackboard Learn or MyLearn), facilities, orientation, academic resources, policies, procedures and forms
  • Adjusting to life in Australia - accommodation, employment, transport and driving, safety and security, health and wellbeing, complaints, legal referrals and English language support
  • General enquiries and support

Getting started handbook

Read the step-by-step getting started guide to ensure a smooth transition to your studies.

International student guide

For help in settling in, download the International Student Welcome Guide:

Lord Mayor's Student Welcome

Thursday 7 March, 4.30pm

Meet on Flinders Street campus at 4.30pm and then walk to the Lord Mayor's Student Welcome at Alexandra Gardens. Enjoy live performances, fireworks, and free giveaways!

Register for free food vouchers (valued at $20) that will be picked up at the event on the day.

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Important information for you!

Find out about Student Visas, CoE, health cover, IT requirements and more...

Return to ESOS compliance for international students

During the COVD-19 pandemic, changes were made to the delivery of courses to overseas students who were studying offshore or in Australia.

Now that international borders have opened, TEQSA and ASQA have announced that education providers are expected to return to full compliance with the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Framework by 30 June 2023.

To ensure full compliance from 30 June 2023, make sure that you are aware of these requirements to ensure you meet the Visa requirements.

Return to compliance details

The ESOS Framework applies to the delivery of courses to overseas students who hold an Australian student visa. This includes courses delivered to overseas students who hold an Australian student visa but who are currently offshore.

International students

In Trimester 2, starting 5 June 2023, you will need to ensure you are onshore studying or have advised us of your intentions to continue studying offshore for the duration of the course or that study period.

Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School students

In Term 3, starting 3 July 2023, you will need to ensure you are onshore studying.

TULC/ELICOS students

From 30 June 2023, students must return to a minimum of 20 hours face-to-face scheduled classes per week.

Further information

For questions or concerns about your Visa

Please contact the Department of Home Affairs

For questions about your enrolment

Please contact Student Services

More information on the return to compliance

Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency - TEQSA Return to Compliance FAQs

Virtual support and workshops

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Join a virtual Getting Started Session or Online Workshop

Our Campus Life Coordinators host virtual Getting Started sessions to help you with everything around living and studying in Australia. To attend press 'Join here' on the day and at the time that the session is running.

Torrens also offers free Study Success workshops. To attend one of our online workshops please press 'Register here' to access the registration form and session link. You can find an overview of all Study Success Workshops here.

All the sessions are shown in Sydney time, to make sure you get the time of the session right you can use the Timezone Converter

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Scams targeting international students

Scamwatch is warning the Chinese community in Australia about scams threatening Chinese students that involve extortion and threats of arrest.

Read more about scams
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Living in Australia

Find out all about getting set up (accommodation, finance, employment and more), Australian life and culture, getting help and support

Important information

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Student Visa info

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Before you arrive

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OSHC Healthcare

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CoE

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IT requirements

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Under 18s

Campus tours

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DHA letters and Form 1545

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Time zones & converter