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Online Campus

 

Our Online campus is home to Torrens University Australia and THINK Education.


 

Subject Selection Now Open

Subject Selection drop-in information sessions

Do you have questions about using the Subject Selection tool in your Student Portal? Drop in to one of our sessions and chat to our helpful team.

Online sessions

All sessions are held at Australia Eastern Standard Time (AEST).  Use the Time Zone Converter to check your local time for each session.

Date Time (AEST) Location
Friday 14 May 12pm - 12:40pm Join online here
Monday 17 May 10am - 10:40am Join online here
Wednesday 19 May 2pm - 2:40pm Join online here
Friday 21 May 3pm - 3:40pm Join online here
Monday 24 May 9am - 9:40am Join online here
Wednesday 26 May 6pm - 6:40pm Join online here
Friday 28 May 2pm - 2:40pm Join online here

Check the campus page for on-campus information sessions

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.

 

Online Campus Workshop

How to write a targeted Resume  19-May-2021 @ 11:30am AEST

Discover the resume writing strategies used by top candidates and the expectations of the Australian industry environment.

 

 

 

Join Here

 

 

 



How to write a targeted Cover Letter  26-May-2021 @ 11:30am AEST

Stand out from the crowd with the tools and techniques to write a cover letter that hooks the reader and gets you to the interview room.

 

 

 

Join Here

 

 

 


Job Interview Strategies  27-May-2021 @ 11:30am AEST

The session provides you with interview strategies to help you prepare, to build your confidence and make a great first impression.

 

 

 

Join Here

 

 

 



Welcome to Adobe Workshop

To ensure you and your computer are ready to start in week 1, join this introductory workshop that will take you through the basic difference between each Abobe 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 RECORDING HERE

 

Online Campus - News and Information

National Volunteer Week (17-23 May 2021)

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteers to recognise the great work volunteers do each and every day.

Would you like to volunteer? To apply for volunteer roles, please visit GoVolunteer website.


 

India’s COVID outbreak: looking after your wellbeing in Australia!

Medibank has prepared this webinar to support onshore Indian international students. This webinar is focused on resilience, wellbeing and maintaining good mental health, as well as directing you to resources and services. 

The session will be run by a Medibank Mental Health Professional who is experienced with delivering telehealth counselling.

Please see below session details:

  • Tuesday 18th of May, 3-30pm-4:30pm AEST

Register Now


 

 

The BM Digital Art Gallery 1.0



Leura Campus presents the first BM Digital Art Gallery.

This 3D virtual art gallery showcases amazing talent of students and staff.

Open 24/7 until 28th May 2021. Don’t forget to turn up the volume on your computer to get the full affect!

 

Enter Exhibition

 


 


 

  Join Us in the Trimester Break Activities - Running Challenge, Afternoon Trivia, English Corner!

Open to ALL students, and the event is brought to you by International Student Advisor team. Registration not required!

  • TUA/Think Education Running Challenge (17-27 May)

This trimester break, join other TUA/Think Education students around the world in the TUA/THINK Education Running Challenge. You don’t have to be in Australia to compete, you just need a good pair of shoes. You will have 2 weeks to run/walk as many kilometers as you can. There will be a mystery prize to the person who runs/walks the most! The challenge starts on the 17th of May and closes on the 27th of May.

To join simply download the NRC (Nike Run Club) app, create an account, add ‘intstudentadvisor@torrens.edu.au’ as a friend and wait for your competition request to come through.

There will be a warm up session on the Monday, 17th of May at 3pm AEST – Join us on Zoom

The winner will be announced on Friday, 28th of May at 3pm AEST – Join us on Zoom

Good luck!
 

  • Afternoon of Trivia (24 May)

Give your brain muscles a workout over the trimester break and engage with your classmates with an afternoon of trivia.

Test your knowledge at this online quiz. Join us Monday, 24th at 4pm AEST – Join us on Zoom

 

  • English Corner Session (21 & 26 May)

Join your International Student Advisors and other students from around the world for some casual conversation. This is a great opportunity to meet other students and practice your English in a relaxed and casual environment. 

There are two sessions,

  1. Friday, 21st of May at 4pm AEST – Join us on Zoom
  2. Wednesday, 26th of May at 2pm AEST – Join us on Zoom

Offshore and Online Student Event- 18th of May 2021


You may or may not be aware, but our backyard is home to a spectacular range of native Australian animals!

We know travel has been difficult this past year and many of you are studying online outside of Australia. So, we have organised to bring a little bit of Australia to you this May! This is an event especially for our wonderful Online students, no matter where in the world you are. 

  • When: Tuesday, 18th May 2021
  • Where: Online via Zoom
  • Time: 4:30 PM (Sydney time)

Go on and register today! Spots are limited. Registration ends 5pm (AEST), 16th May.

You will then receive the Zoom Link to attend the event on the 17th of May via your Student email.

 

REGISTER HERE


 Torrens University E-Sports Club


 

Student Expression of Interest Wanted - Do enjoy playing eSports?


Esports is one of the world's fastest growing online competitive gaming industries and we are excited to announce TUA Esports Club has partnered with UniSport Australia to bring you an incredible online gaming opportunity.

You don’t need to be a professional gamer! All skill levels are welcome, if online gaming is an interest to you, there are a range of eSport gaming options to participate in to suit your abilities. Whether you are an aspiring professional player or someone taking their first steps in the online gaming world, this activity is the perfect opportunity to build your student community network while having fun.

Interested? We are looking for students to join our incredible University E-sport community and help us build our Torrens eSport Team.

So, what’s in it for you? Your battle area awaits you, participate in some of your favourite multiplayer eSports games, with the potential to compete in regional competitions against other Universities and major prizes to be won. Plus - you’ll have the chance to meet and connect with other incredible students online with a similar interest to you!

We are currently seeking Expression of Interest for the popular eSports games listed below:

  • League of Legends

  • Rocket League

  • Super Smash Bros

  • FIFA20

  • Overwatch

Join an existing team or create your own team; we would love to hear from you. Register your interest by clinking on the link below and if you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

REGISTER HERE


JB Hi-Fi BYOD Online

Providing you with access to a wide range of education-specific laptops, tablets, accessories and insurance, at an affordable price. Products differ from those available in retail stores, as they are education specific and selected for their compatibility to school's ICT infrastructure and curriculum, as well as meeting the student's needs at home.

Benefits include:

  • Education specific products, not available in retail stores
  • Discounted Pricing
  • Extended battery life
  • Enhanced performance and connectivity
  • Robust devices
  • Dedicated online portal
  • Interest free finance options

How to Order

  • Go to https://www.jbeducation.com.au/byod/ 
  • Enter the code: TORRENSBYOD
  • Once logged in, select the relevant student program
  • Select your preferred JB Hi-Fi store for pick up, or pick up from your school (where possible)
  • Follow the prompts to choose your device, insurance cover, and accessories
  • Enter your personal details
  • Select payment method to complete your order

If you have any questions please contact jbeducation.com.au/byod or call 1300 730 584

 

Recipe for Success



Looking for a cheap healthy way to indulge but still be good to yourself. Check out the recipe designed just for you from our very own William Blue Dinning chef Simone Massey. Look after yourself and enjoy!

VEGAN TOFU CHOCOLATE MOUSSE RECIPE HERE

 


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South Australia

Future careers in Cybersecurity and Cloud technology

Did you know that PriceWaterhousesCooper (PwC) Australia is opening a Skilled Service Hub in Adelaide this July? It is going to create 300 new highly skilled jobs for graduates through to highly skilled professionals.

Don’t miss out! If your interests are in Cloud technology or Cybersecurity the Skilled Service Hub could be an amazing opportunity for you to start your career with a global company that encourages professional and personal development, lifelong learning, individuality and choices.

 

Apply Now



Are you looking for casual work?

Now is the time to get your application in to work for some of South Australia's largest hospitality providers. 

The Adelaide Venue Management Corporation, operators of the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Entertainment Centre and Coopers Stadium, is currently hiring Food and Beverage attendants due to the increase in events and conferences this year. They are currently hosting a recruitment drive. To be a part of their recruitment drive visit their website to apply for Future OpportunitiesWhen applying include 'StudyAdelaide' in your application for priority review.  

Adelaide Oval is also hiring large numbers of casual bar and wait staff and event day hospitality attendants. 

If you're looking for other employment don't forget to check our Employment Opportunities webpage for companies that are hiring.                     



 

Free Virtual exchange program for South Australians


 

South Australian Students - Adelaide Zoo Event - 19th May 2021

 

Your International Student Advisors have organised a day out to help you unwind this trimester break.

  • When: 19th May, 2021
  • Where: Adelaide Zoo - Frome Road, Adelaide SA 5000
  • Time: Meet at the entrance to the Zoo at 10:00 AM sharp

You can bring your own lunch or you can buy it there. Remember to bring a bottle of water, sunscreen and a hat as you'll be walking around.

If you have any questions or need further information you can visit the Adelaide Zoo website or email us.

Registering is essential as tickets are not available at the gate. Registration ends 5pm, 16th May.
 

REGISTER HERE



Protect yourself from Scammers

 



 

What's Happening! 

Once a student arrives here, StudyAdelaide goes beyond the welcome and offers a year-long calendar of free and discounted events and activities that give students the opportunity to meet, make new friends and immerse themselves in different aspects of Australian culture.

Discover student stories, news and events from StudyAdelaide.

Find Out More



 

A quiz for the urban explorer! What should you do this weekend?

 

Queensland

Queensland Students Join Loan Pine Koala Sanctuary Trip Free Event

Visit the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary – Self Guided Tour!

Torrens have organized 30 free tickets to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. Be quick to register as there are limited spots.

A mini bus will collect all attending students from Bowen Terrace campus and take them to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. This is a self -guided excursion so students as a group make your way through the zoo. You will then be picked up from Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and taken back to Bowen Terrace campus.

  • Date: Wednesday, 19 May 2021
  • Time: 9:00am (the bus will not wait for anyone)
  • Pick-up point: Bowen Terrace Campus, 90 Bowen Terrace, Fortitude Valley 4006
  • Departing Sanctuary: 2:00pm
  • Arriving at Bowen Campus: 2:30pm

You will need to register for your free ticket via the Eventbrite link below. If the event is full, please email intstudentadvisor@laureate.edu.au to request a ticket and bus seat.

 

REGISTER HERE



A quiz for the urban explorer! What should you do this weekend?

          

 

Victoria

Students in Victoria  Join Aquarium Day  Free Event

Come and explore SEA LIFE Aquarium Melbourne on King Street with your Student Representative Council (SRC) members.

Registering is essential as tickets are limited and not available at the gate. Registration ends 5pm 17th May. To register, click on the image.



 

Find out what's on in Victoria – just click on the image! 

There is always something to see and do in Victoria, 365 days a year as Victoria hosts events, festivals, celebrations, concerts, performances, exhibitions, markets, shows and sports tournaments. 


 

A quiz for the urban explorer! What should you do this weekend?


 

New South Wales

A quiz for the urban explorer! What should you do this weekend?

          

 

Australian Capital Territory

A quiz for the urban explorer! What should you do this weekend?

          

 

Western Australia

A quiz for the urban explorer! What should you do this weekend?

          

 

Tasmania

There is a lot to see and do in Tasmania - the trick is picking where to start!         

 

Northern Territory

NT event highlights

Need help getting started?

 

Online learning is different to learning in a classroom, so its important you know the difference between all of the online platforms you will use throughout your studies. View Getting Started for everything you need to know about your online learning environment. We've also put together 10 Tips on how to succeed as an online student to help you get started!

Student ID card

Did you know that as an online student you can still request a Student ID card, and depending on which state you're located in and whether or not you are studying full-time, you may be entitled to various student concessions? Visit Getting Started for information on how to request your Student ID card today!

Visit a campus

Just because your studying online, doesn't mean you can't visit us on campus. Check where your closest campus is located and pop in to use the Library, register to attend workshops, arrange to meet with your classmates or teachers, ask your Success Coach for help with job interviews or finding placements, or just find a comfy space to study. We get excited when our online students visit!


Have you set up your Office 365 Student Email?

If you haven't set up your Office 365 Student Email yet you might be missing out on some important updates and class announcements so make sure you set it up straight away! 

It's also your login to be able to use the Student App, as well as being necessary for the WiFi and printing services if you visit us on Campus.

You should have received an email with login instructions. If you haven't received your login details, please send a request for your Office 365 to IT support with your name and student ID number: itservicedesk@torrens.net.au


Explore our Online Learning Platform

This video will take you on a guided tour of the Torrens University Australia online learning platform. You’ll hear from students and instructors, all narrated to help you imagine your online study experience.

 

 

Virtual Orientation

 

We host Virtual Orientation sessions for our online students each trimester.

Virtual Orientation is an online interactive broadcast for you to learn about student support and expectations in a fun and face-paced environment. Join us to:

  • familiarise yourself with Blackboard
  • tour the student hub online
  • hear from Success Coaches
  • meet your library and academic skills team

Virtual Orientation is now available on demand!

Jump online here and register to view our most recent Virtual Orientation 'on demand'.


 

Student Expression of Interest Wanted - Do enjoy playing eSports?


Esports is one of the world's fastest growing online competitive gaming industries and we are excited to announce TUA Esports Club has partnered with UniSport Australia to bring you an incredible online gaming opportunity.

You don’t need to be a professional gamer! All skill levels are welcome, if online gaming is an interest to you, there are a range of eSport gaming options to participate in to suit your abilities. Whether you are an aspiring professional player or someone taking their first steps in the online gaming world, this activity is the perfect opportunity to build your student community network while having fun.

Interested? We are looking for students to join our incredible University E-sport community and help us build our Torrens eSport Team.

So, what’s in it for you? Your battle area awaits you, participate in some of your favourite multiplayer eSports games, with the potential to compete in regional competitions against other Universities and major prizes to be won. Plus - you’ll have the chance to meet and connect with other incredible students online with a similar interest to you!

We are currently seeking Expression of Interest for the popular eSports games listed below:

  • League of Legends

  • Rocket League

  • Super Smash Bros

  • FIFA20

  • Overwatch

Join an existing team or create your own team; we would love to hear from you. Register your interest by clinking on the link below and if you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

REGISTER HERE


Calling on Students from South Australia interested in Sports




Express interest in playing for South Australia’s TUA’s Sporting Club

At TUA Sporting club Adelaide, we cater to all abilities and interest levels and welcome new players to our Club. 

Our aim is to encourage all students to participate in any game and at any level to suit their ability i.e. whether you are an aspiring player, or someone taking their first steps in the game, we have a place for you at TUSC whilst ensuring we work endlessly to provide the support and atmosphere players need to make their experience enjoyable and rewarding. We encourage all players to play to the best of their abilities and develop good sportsmanship within themselves, their team mates and the team they play against.

Please register using the link provided below or to receive more information about the event, please reach out to Nik at the Wakefield Campus.

Register Here!


 

Student Representative Council

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

 

Here's what we're about

We, the online Student Representative Council (SRC) will act as a point of contact for current and future students, to support them in their needs as well as their concerns. To uphold the importance of belonging to an online community, we as an entity aspire to enhance connectivity and deliver a positive experience within Torrens University Australia. Acting as guides through your university journey, irrespective of your location or your situation, we are here to help.  

 


Your members

                     

A little about us,

Renata GuerraJin-oh Choi, and Nathan Barnett


What is being an SRC member like?

Great question! And we're glad you asked it. Watch the short video below to get a taste for SRC life.


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 Facebook to keep up with all the latest info:

 https://www.facebook.com/TorrensOnlineSRC


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

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.

Featured Video: Understanding your course architecture - Master of Business Information Systems (MBIS)

 

 


How to write a targeted Resume  19-May-2021 @ 11:30am AEST

Discover the resume writing strategies used by top candidates and the expectations of the Australian industry environment.

 

 

 

Join Here

 

 

 


How to write a targeted Cover Letter  26-May-2021 @ 11:30am AEST

Stand out from the crowd with the tools and techniques to write a cover letter that hooks the reader and gets you to the interview room.

 

 

 

Join Here

 

 

 

 


Job Interview Strategies  27-May-2021 @ 11:30am AEST

The session provides you with interview strategies to help you prepare, to build your confidence and make a great first impression.

 

 

 

Join Here

 

 

 

 

 


 

Success Coach YouTube Channel


Featured Video: How to choose the best subjects for your course and career


 

Success Coaches

Your success coach is part cheerleader and part problem-solver, and they are dedicated to your success.

Their first priority is to make sure you are connected, motivated and engaged in your learning. Every new student is allocated a Success Coach, and do not hesitate to reach out if you find you've hit a wall or need some guidance to stay on track. 

For further details, click here to see how they can assist you.


 

 

LinkedIn Learning

Are you looking to expand your skill set, become career ready or just looking for a new hobby? Learn anywhere, anytime, on any device with LinkedIn Learning.

LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform that helps you discover and develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led courses.

Get access to:

  • 16,000+ online courses in 7 languages
  • Expert Instructors with real-world experience
  • 60+ new courses added each week!

To access the contents, please use the 'LinkedIn Learning' button via your Blackboard portal.

 

Find your way around your campus

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Online students

 

Did you know that online students are welcome to use any of our campuses? You can pop in to use the Library, register to attend workshops, arrange to meet with your classmates or teachers, ask your Success Coach for help with job interviews or finding placements, or just find a comfy space to study. 

Some of our campuses are home to all courses, and others are specific to one faculty. See below for more information:

State

Campus

Faculty

South Australia

Adelaide

All faculties

Victoria

Melbourne – Flinders

Business, Design, Education, Health (Nursing), Hospitality

 

Melbourne – Fitzroy

Health (Health Science)

New South Wales

Sydney – Kent St

Business (PG), English, Health (Nursing)

 

Sydney – Rocks

Business (UG), Hospitality (William Blue)

 

Sydney – Pyrmont

Health (Health Science and Nursing)

 

Sydney – Town Hall

Hospitality (Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School)

 

Sydney – Ultimo

Design

 

Blue Mountains – Leura

Hospitality (Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School)

Queensland

Brisbane

All faculties

Who do I contact for help?

Whatever course you’re enrolled in, you can contact us directly here:

You are also very welcome to visit Student Services at the campus that’s home to your course (see above).

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)

Check the Blackboard support page for help!Blackboard Learn Logo

  • Check the FAQs
  • Submit a question to the Blackboard team
  • Request an appointment for help
  • Get after hours help with Blackboard or Collaborate Ultra

 

 

 

Online Support

 

Our expert teams are on hand to help you achieve success in your studies and beyond. Follow the links below and find out more on how you can book time with the team and how they can help:

 


  

Contact us

1300 575 803

Torrens University: studentservices@torrens.edu.au

Think Education: studentservices@think.edu.au

Contact hours

During term:
Mon - Fri: 8:00am – 7:00pm AEST

During term break: 
Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm AEST


BMIHMS Cookbook

Presenting, the BMIHMS Cookbook

A cookbook that connects our global community 

The Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School (BMIHMS) Student Representative Council have created a cookbook as it "felt like the perfect way to connect the global Torrens University community after being physically separate over the last year."

Read more and download the cookbook here.

Student App

Take us with you on-the-go! Download the Student App from the App Store or get it on Google Play today!


Official Merchandise Store

Order your official Torrens University merchandise here.


 


SRC Facebook page

Did you know that your Student Representative Council has a Facebook Page?

Like their page to keep up to date with your SRC, upcoming event's and to get in touch with them to share your future event ideas. 

Click here to check it out now!


 

LinkedIn Learning


LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform that helps you discover and develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led courses.

Access LinkedIn Learning now!


 

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