Returning to study

Has it been a while since you were a student? Considering returning to study? We offer all the support you need to excel as a mature-age student (over 21 years of age). Find out more about applying as a mature-age student.

Smart Skills program 2017

Smart Skills is run before semester begins, preparing you for university study and increasing your chances of success.

What we cover

  • Learning in the digital age
  • Reading and note taking
  • Planning, structuring and writing academic texts
  • Referencing, paraphrasing and summarising
  • Organising your study

2.5 day program

15-17 February 2017

Offers you the opportunity to practise your skills and get feedback.


2 evening program

13-14 February 2017

A shorter two-evening program if you're unable to attend the day program.


The La Trobe Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP)

This award-winning program goes well beyond basic literacy courses, giving you:

  • academic skills and confidence
  • the ability to make decisions about future study
  • a pathway to future education.

The Tertiary Enabling Program runs for eighteen weeks, covering four key subject areas that give you a strong foundation for tertiary study.

Get more information about the TEP program

Academic Skills for Tertiary Study (Unit Code: EDU1ASA)

This accredited subject develops your language and learning skills. It is an interdisciplinary, one-semester subject available in first or second semester. The subject counts for 15 credit points towards an undergraduate degree. Before enrolling, you should confirm with your Course Coordinator that the subject meets your course requirements.

Read more about Academic Skills for Tertiary Study (EDU1ASA)