Our Vision

La Trobe University released its five-year Strategic Plan 2018 – 2022 [PDF 2.11MB] in November 2017. The plan is the result of broad consultation with our staff, students and stakeholders.

As well as pursuing academic excellence, La Trobe will continue to actively serve the communities in which its campuses are located.

This is reflected in the mission and vision statements listed below, and in the plan's four core objectives:

  • an outstanding student experience
  • student and graduate employability
  • research excellence
  • being the partner of choice for industry,  education and the community


The strategy also revisits our mission and vision as well lists as our enablers.

Our mission

Advancing knowledge and learning to shape the  future of our students and communities.

Our vision

To promote positive change and address the major issues of our time through being connected, inclusive and excellent.

Our enablers

  • One university, many communities
  • Operational excellence
  • Revenue growth.


The plan will enable La Trobe University to lead the nation in redefining what a great university can look like in the modern era and will continue our proud tradition of service to the community.

If you require a copy of the strategic plan in an alternative format, please contact the Marketing team communications@latrobe.edu.au