How do I sign up to Short Courses?

To create an account on the TorrensOnline platform, simply click SIGN UP in the top right corner of the screen and enter your details to create an account. Once you have created an account, you are free to explore the courses available to you in the platform to purchase.

Alternatively, you can create an account by selecting a Short Course that you would like to purchase. If you do not have an account when you purchase a course, the platform will prompt you to create an account.


     What to do if my course isn't loading?

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     What do I do if I forget my username or password?

If you have forgotten your password when you attempt to sign in, you can reset it by clicking on Forgot your username or password in the prompt provided in the sign-up box. You will then be asked to enter your email address linked to your account. Shortly after you do this, you will be sent an email which will include instructions on how to reset your username or password.

I’ve reset my password and I’m still having trouble logging in.

Please ensure that you are logging in with your username, not your email address. If you have forgotten your username, you can reset it by clicking on Forgot Your Username in the prompt provided in the sign-up box. 


Will there be more online learning courses to complete?

Torrens University is in the process of developing a large number of Short Courses to cover a wide range of topics that directly align with current and future industry demands. More Short Courses will be available for purchase as they become ready. 

Will I get a certificate for completing the online short courses?

You will instantly be issued a certificate, awarded by Torrens University Australia once you have completed your Online Short Course. You can save, print and even share your certificate on LinkedIn. Access your certificate at any time by clicking on your name on the top banner and selecting ‘My Certificates’ - a list of all your certificates are available there for you to download. 

How are the short courses assessed?

You will be required to complete a short multiple-choice knowledge quiz at the end of each short course. You are required to achieve 80% of the questions correct in order to pass. But don’t worry – you have unlimited attempts to pass. 

What do the short courses consist of?

The Online Short Courses are comprised mainly of written content which is written in a way that is engaging and easy to understand. Included in the short courses are videos, interactive elements and scenario activities to aid your understanding of the topic.

Woven throughout the short courses are a series of videos of exclusive interviews with industry experts who provide real-life insight into their field of work.


Do the Online Short Courses have an expiration date?

Your Online Short Courses do not expire. Once you have purchased your courses, you have unlimited time to complete them and you can complete them wherever or whenever you wish.

 
Do I have to complete the Online Short Course in one sitting?

You can exit the course at any time and it will remember your spot. So you can drop in and out of the courses as many times as you wish. 


Frequently Asked Questions


What is a Digital Badge?

Digital Badges are a virtual acknowledgement of an earned credential, demonstrated skill or professional achievement. Every Digital Badge contains a portfolio of evidence, backed by machine-readable metadata.

Digital Badges are portable, sharable and, most importantly, verifiable. They are secure, web-enabled credentials that contain unique, granular information employers can use to evaluate an individual’s potential.

In addition, they can be shared across the internet – via social media or email signature, for example – for maximum visibility and recognition.

Badges are a standard to recognise and verify learning. A badge communicates three things about you, as the earner and your achievement:

  • What did you do?
  • What says you did it?
  • What can you do as a result?

How is my credential displayed? What’s the benefit of sharing it?

The learning outcomes you demonstrate are mapped into a Digital Badge, issued and managed through Credly’s online platform. This enables you to manage and share your competencies digitally.
Each awarded digital badge holds a portfolio of evidence of your learning. When a future employer clicks on your Digital Badge, they are provided with specific details on your learning.
Your Digital Badge is unique to you. Backed by Blockchain technology, they can only be used by you for life. They stay with you long after you complete your education at Torrens University.

How do I share my Digital Badge? Is there a fee?

You can share Digital Badges directly to LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook from your Credly account.

To share your badge:

  • Log into your account on www.credly.com
  • Select the Digital Badge you would like to share
  • At the top of the page, select the blue “Share” button
  • You will be brought to the “Share Badge” screen where you can find different tabs directing you to connect your social media accounts
  • Once your social media account is connected, click “Share”.

There is no fee for sharing your Digital Badges and you can share them as many times as you want. This is a service Torrens University Australia provides to you, at no cost.

Can I include Digital Badges on my CV or LinkedIn profile?

Yes. Every credential and profile on Credly has a unique URL that can be embedded on a CV or website. This service also offers seamless integration with several popular social and professional networking platforms.

LinkedIn currently requires individuals to manually add information about their certification in order to share Digital Badges to their profile. Visit this link for step-by-step instructions.

Can I include Digital Badges on my CV or LinkedIn profile?

Yes. Every credential and profile on Credly has a unique URL that can be embedded on a CV or website. This service also offers seamless integration with several popular social and professional networking platforms.

LinkedIn currently requires individuals to manually add information about their certification in order to share Digital Badges to their profile. Visit this link for step-by-step instructions.

Do I gain credits after earning my Digital Badges to study another course at Torrens University Australia?

Yes, you can gain credit towards a formal qualification.

Here’s how it works:

At Torrens University, we use a scaffolding system to explain how you can build your credentials by undertaking on-demand Short Courses. When you complete six on-demand Short Courses within a given topic, e.g. Leadership Essentials, you earn a Digital Badge. When you have obtained three relevant digital badges, you have the option to complete an assessment that earns you a relevant micro-credential (accredited short course). And when you have obtained all six Digital Badges, you can take an assessment (equal to 48 hours of online learning) and gain credit towards a formal qualification. This is equivalent to one subject within a complete Torrens University Australia course. So every hour you spend learning helps to build that scaffold to your future.