Accounting

Why study Accounting at La Trobe?

Accounting has been called the language of business and its graduates are amongst the most employable in the world. At La Trobe, you will complete a well-rounded degree, built on a strong foundation of business and interpersonal skills.

The Bachelor of Accounting is a flexible degree, available throughout La Trobe's metropolitan and Regional campus network. It offers you the flexibility to enhance your business skills by adding to your final degree an additional business major in Management, Financial Management and Financial Planning, depending on the campus. We also offer popular minors in the growing areas of Forensic Accounting, Management Accounting and Public Sector Accounting at the Melbourne campus.

La Trobe designs its courses with your future career in mind and partners with a range of professional organisations for accreditation and registration. Refer to the detail for each course below to see what professional registration and membership options exist.

The Department of Accounting contributes extensively to research within La Trobe University, and is recognised as one of top 3 accounting groups in Victoria as evident from the two Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings in 2012 and 2015.

The Top 200 QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2013 has placed Accounting highest among La Trobe Business School's subjects, featuring within the 101-150 range.

We seek to ensure that our programs are characterised by business, industry, professional, and social relevance, and we are committed to embedding sustainability and environmental issues into our core accounting curriculum. With strong connections to professional bodies, the Department's Advisory Board comprises senior staff from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, PWC, KPMG, Pitcher Partners, ANZ Bank, Melbourne Water, Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School, and Victoria Police whom advise the Department on courses, curriculum and other activities.

Further, a vibrant guest lecture program exposes our students to cutting-edge practical insights into our discipline.

Career opportunities

Accounting and business skills are highly sought after by employers. A Bachelor of Accounting gives you multiple points of entry into the professional workforce. Build a career in the finance, mining and resources, manufacturing and education sectors. Work in auditing, costing, investigative accounting, taxation, financial planning, strategic management and management consulting. Many company directors and managers began their careers as accounting graduates, and accountants continue to play a key role in organisational strategy and management.

Visit our Career Development Centre website and start planning your career.

Courses

Local students

2017

Bachelor of Accounting

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (February)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 70.09
Sydney n/a
Year
2017
About this course
This course offers more than just an accounting qualification.

The Bachelor of Accounting is accredited by CPA Australia, and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) until 2018. Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

This course develops your business skills along with an awareness of ethics, human rights, sustainability and public policy issues. In first year you'll be introduced to business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing and statistics, and start your in-depth studies of contemporary issues in accounting. To ensure our course content and curriculum are up-to-date, we work closely with global corporations like Deloitte and PwC.

In addition to completing an eight-subject major in accounting, you can also complete a second major from areas within the Business School, two minors, or up to eight elective subjects. For example, you might choose to complete a second major in financial planning or management, or minor in forensic accounting or corporate finance.

Your elective choices can include study tours, internships and languages, and you can choose to complete these electives overseas at one of our partner universities. We have connections with top business schools including the University of Innsbruck and the Berlin School of Economics.

Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
Career opportunities
Once you graduate, you can work in fields such as auditing, taxation and management consulting. Many of our graduates have risen to high-level positions as company directors in commercial organisations as well as in the public sector.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Accounting is accredited by CPA Australia, and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Accounting may also apply for membership with Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Business equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
How to apply

Apply through VTAC if you're applying to more than one institution, or if you are currently in Year 12.

If you intend to apply only to La Trobe you can apply direct to the University until applications close in December. Late direct applications may be accepted.

Please note: VTAC applications cannot be withdrawn in order to submit a direct application. The same selection criteria and entry standards are applied to VTAC and direct applications.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.AccountingMelbourne

Bachelor of Accounting/Master of Financial Analysis

Duration :
4.5 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne n/a
Year
2017
About this course
This course offers you more than just an accredited undergraduate accounting degree. It also gives you a masters degree in finance, with the added option of completing the six professional modules required for accreditation by CPA Australia.

The Bachelor of Accounting fulfills requirements for membership of CPA Australia or the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).
The Master of Financial Analysis is based on a defined body of knowledge of proven relevance to the finance industry and is designed as a pathway to the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter, which has become known as the designation of professional excellence within the global investment industry.

Within this course you have the option either of choosing to take, as electives, all six subjects required for the CPA professional exam program, or finance electives which will prepare you to sit the CFA Program exams.
This course provides a pathway to either professional accreditation in accounting and finance and entry into a wide range of challenging and rewarding careers in the accounting, corporate, financial and investment sectors.
Professional recognition
Students will have the option of taking the six professional accreditation subjects for CPA Australia as electives credited towards the MFA portion of this combined course.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.
Additional information
Students undertaking the CPA Professional subjects as part of the MFA may be required to take these subject at the city campus.
Opportunities exist to accelerate this course by enrolling in summer and winter subjects.
How to apply

Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

Bachelor of Business (Accounting)

Duration :
3 years full time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Albury-Wodonga N/A
Bendigo 51.7
Melbourne 50.8
Mildura N/A
Shepparton 54.95
Sydney n/a
Year
2017
About this course
Get an internationally accredited accounting qualification while building your own specialisation in a business discipline with this degree.

In your first year you'll be introduced to a range of business disciplines such as economics, finance and marketing. You'll also complete the first subject of your accounting major.

Through this major, you'll build detailed knowledge of financial and management accounting, accounting information systems and auditing. You'll also develop project management skills and an awareness of ethics, human rights, sustainability and public policy, preparing you for careers in areas like taxation, financial management, forensic accounting and business consulting.

The final years of your degree will prepare you for direct entry into the professional year of study required for recognition by CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Alongside these core studies, you can choose from electives including study tours, internships and languages. You'll have the option to complete these electives overseas at one of our partner universities, which include top business schools such as the University of Innsbruck and the Berlin School of Economics.

Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
Career opportunities
Many company directors and managers began their careers as accounting graduates, and accountants continue to play a key role in organisational strategy and management. You could go on to build a career in finance, mining and resources, manufacturing or even the education sector.
Professional recognition
Successful completion of the Bachelor of Business (Accounting), with the appropriate choice of subjects, will satisfy the academic requirements for membership of the following professional accounting bodies: CPA Australia, CAANZ and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Business equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
Additional information
Apply through VTAC or UAC. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
How to apply

Apply through VTAC or UAC if you're applying to more than one institution, or if you are currently in Year 12.

If you intend to apply only to La Trobe you can apply direct to the University until applications close in December. Late direct applications may be accepted.

Please note: VTAC applications cannot be withdrawn in order to submit a direct application. The same selection criteria and entry standards are applied to VTAC and direct applications.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Business (Accounting)Melbourne
Business (Accounting)Bendigo
Business (Accounting)Mildura
Business (Accounting)Shepparton
Business (Accounting)Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance)

Duration :
3 years full time or part time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 51
Year
2017
About this course
Combine a strong foundation in business with a double major in accounting and finance through this course. You'll graduate with a professionally accredited major in accounting as well as knowledge and skills in corporate finance, international finance, risk management and investment and portfolio management.

Over three years, you'll learn key business principles, build an understanding of accounting systems, develop the skills for good decision-making, understand how to plan and control business finances, and gain an appreciation of sustainability issues and entrepreneurship.

Our close connections to business and industry partners including Deloitte, PwC and ANZ Bank will help you build your professional network while you study.

Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
Career opportunities
Our graduates have found work in companies like BHP Billiton, Imarex and Accenture Australia as financial analysts, derivatives brokers and consultants.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) is accredited by CPA Australia, and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) may also apply for membership with Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Business or any Mathematics equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
How to apply

Apply through VTAC if you're applying to more than one institution, or if you are currently in Year 12.

If you intend to apply only to La Trobe you can apply direct to the University until applications close in December. Late direct applications may be accepted.

Please note: VTAC applications cannot be withdrawn in order to submit a direct application. The same selection criteria and entry standards are applied to VTAC and direct applications.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Business (Accounting and Finance)Melbourne

Bachelor of Business Information Systems

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2017
About this course
Information systems help people use technology to make the best possible decisions. The Bachelor of Business Information Systems is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) until 2019. Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details. This degree gives you a comprehensive understanding of the tools and techniques required to manage these complex systems, and creative innovative solutions to information challenges.

In first year you'll cover key concepts in IT, programming and information systems along with the foundations of management, marketing and accounting. In second and third year you'll go on to study subjects such as the development of information systems and database design.

Your third year will involve a year-long industry project, giving you hands-on experience working as part of a team in the planning and development of a medium sized software project.

Once you graduate, you'll be ready to work in technology and management across a range of organisations. You could find roles in systems analysis and development, business analysis, and project management.
Career opportunities
Once you graduate, you'll be ready to work in technology and management across a range of organisations. You could find roles in systems analysis and development, business analysis, and project management.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Business Information Systems is accredited by the ACS until 2019. Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Business, any Information Technology or any Mathematics equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
How to apply

Apply through VTAC if you're applying to more than one institution, or if you are currently in Year 12.

If you intend to apply only to La Trobe you can apply direct to the University until applications close in December. Late direct applications may be accepted.

Please note: VTAC applications cannot be withdrawn in order to submit a direct application. The same selection criteria and entry standards are applied to VTAC and direct applications.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Business Information SystemsMelbourne

Bachelor of Commerce

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 80.05
Year
2017
About this course
La Trobe's Bachelor of Commerce gives you the opportunity to complete a professionally accredited major along with the chance to talk and work with business professionals while you study. Choose from majors in accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing.

Our Professional Practice in Business program offers internships, practicums, case studies, travel tours, company visits and professional industry-led seminars. Through these experiences, you'll be able to discuss current issues in business and see how your studies apply in a professional working environment.

In your first year, along with foundational business subjects, you'll work as part of a small multidisciplinary Business Foundations project team to research a social problem and develop an action plan. In second year, you'll work with another multidisciplinary team on the Sustainability project to define a solution to a local environmental issue. This will refine your research, presentation, analysis and problem-solving skills.

In third year, you'll further enhance these skills through the Entrepreneurship project, in which your team will identify a business opportunity and develop a business plan.

Alongside these projects, you can also complete a second major from across the University. Choose from languages, maths, science, humanities or a second commerce major.

You can apply to study this course at Melbourne Campus through our Hallmark Scholars Program.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with a network of business contacts and the ability to take on roles where business and society connect.
Professional recognition
The Marketing major of the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute until 2018. The Accounting major of the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by CPA Australia, and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
How to apply

Apply through VTAC if you're applying to more than one institution, or if you are currently in Year 12.

If you intend to apply only to La Trobe you can apply direct to the University until applications close in December. Late direct applications may be accepted.

Please note: VTAC applications cannot be withdrawn in order to submit a direct application. The same selection criteria and entry standards are applied to VTAC and direct applications.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.CommerceMelbourne

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences

Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne n/a
Year
2017
About this course
Agribusiness combines agricultural science with business. You'll learn to help farmers improve their food production sustainably, and get the skills to develop, finance, market and manage agricultural businesses.

The commerce component is designed to develop responsible, engaged, innovative and work-ready graduates through providing students with opportunities to talk with business and work with business. The Bachelor of Commerce comprises an eight-subject common core and an eight-subject primary major, chosen from five key business disciplines of accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing.

In the agricultural sciences core you'll learn about the relationship between plants, animals, soil and climate. You'll also take on subjects such as plant science, land and soil management, animal physiology, pest control, and groundwater sustainability and contamination. By combining science with business skills, you'll be equipped to help farmers improve their food production and reduce the impact on declining resources.
Career opportunities
A key part of this double degree is the 12-week industry placement, which can provide an exposure to agricultural production systems as well as agribusiness supply chains. The placement enables you to target your specific area of interest and this will give you an advantage in applying for jobs in that sector. You'll also have access to world class researchers working in our Centre for AgriBioscience, as well as opportunities for work placements with leading organizations in agricultural research. With this specialized qualification, you could go on to careers across a wide range of areas, from working with communities in Sri Lanka to trading commodities in one of the major cities of the world.
Professional recognition
The Marketing major of the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute until 2018. The Accounting major of the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by CPA Australia, and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Non-year 12 subject proficiency: demonstrated proficiency equivalent to stated Year 12 prerequisites.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Biology, any Business, Chemistry, English other than EAL, Environmental Science, Maths: Specialist Mathematics, Physics or Psychology equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 30 in English (EAL) equals 4 aggregate points. Overall maximum of 12 points.
How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2017.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Commerce/Agricultural SciencesMelbourne

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Computer Science

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne n/a
Year
2017
About this course
Qualify for a professional position in accounting, economics, finance, marketing or management and apply your business skills to commercialising your software program or app.

The Bachelor of Computer Science offers a comprehensive and highly flexible program of study in the fields of hardware, software and their underlying principles. Its distinctive features include a heavy emphasis on object-oriented systems, and an emphasis on practical work.

The commerce component is designed to develop responsible, engaged and innovative, work-ready graduates by giving you opportunities to talk and work with business. It comprises an eight-subject common core and an eight-subject primary major, chosen from five key business disciplines: accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing.

The common core, which extends through all three years, is designed to give you a broad introduction to business disciplines. You'll have the opportunity to apply your disciplinary knowledge, research, analytical and problem solving skills to resolving social, environmental and business problems and opportunities. You'll also talk with business and community leaders and apply their knowledge and skills in a professional working environment.
Career opportunities
You will graduate with a network of business contacts and the ability to take on roles where business and society connect in areas such as systems analysis, programming, or multimedia development.
Professional recognition
Successful completion of the appropriate choice of Commerce subjects qualifies graduates for membership of the following professional bodies:
- Accounting: CPA Australia, and CAANZ.
- Marketing: Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).
- Australian Computer Society (ACS)
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Maths: Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Maths: Specialist Mathematics.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.
How to apply

Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of International Relations

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne n/a
Year
2017
About this course
Qualify for a professional position in accounting, economics, finance, marketing or management and extend your knowledge and skill through a study of international relations. Develop an ability to apply commercial skills to the management of international institutions, multinational companies, NGOs and public service agencies such as foreign trade.

The international relations component explores power in political, social and cultural contexts. By analysing multinational corporations, non-government and government organisations, you'll build an understanding of international affairs. Your subjects will cover areas like culture and globalisation, democracies and dictatorships, and Australia as a global nation.

The commerce component is designed to develop responsible, engaged and innovative, work-ready graduates by providing you with opportunities to talk and work with business. It comprises an eight-subject common core and an eight-subject primary major, chosen from five key business disciplines: accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing.
Career opportunities
You will graduate with a network of business contacts and the ability to take on roles where international business and society connect in areas like policy development, defence, economics and communications.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.
How to apply

Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science

Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2017
About this course
Building skills in both science and commerce gives you a competitive edge in the workforce. This four-year degree allows you to study commerce subjects along with any of our science subjects including botany, genetics, chemistry and agricultural science.

Your core commerce subjects will include professional accounting requirements such as cost accounting, tax and advanced financial accounting. Graduates of the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science may apply for membership with CPA Australia. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Our industry links with global corporations such as Deloitte and PwC mean you'll gain insights from guest lecturers working in the industry including the Managing Partner of Ernst & Young, the Victorian Auditor-General and members of Deloitte Forensics. You may also have the opportunity to complete work placements at these organisations.

Through your science subjects, you'll have access to world-class researchers from our Centre for AgriBioscience along with teaching and research facilities like the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science. These research hubs offer regular seminars on topics as diverse as climate change, cancer treatments and freshwater ecology, along with purpose-built labs and teaching spaces.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with a sought-after combination of skills. Your employment options could include working as a finance officer at a private hospital or pharmaceutical firm, a business analyst at a consulting firm, an economic adviser to the government or even as a marketing consultant in the medical field.
Professional recognition
The Marketing major of the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute until 2018. The Accounting major of the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by CPA Australia, and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.
Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTA Applicants may also be asked to complete a maths test. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Costs
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property. Additional costs for fieldtrips - food, travel and accommodation - may also be incurred.
How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2017.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Commerce/ScienceMelbourne

Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 70.25
Year
2017
About this course
Gain an in-depth understanding of how society is structured and how it functions with this three-year course.

Our Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) degree - the first of its kind offered in Australia - helps you to come to grips with the interaction between politics, the economy and philosophy, equipping you with skills in analysis and critical thinking, economic theory in relation to globalisation, markets and competition, and international relations.

In your first year you'll study a core group of subjects covering politics, economics and critical thinking, international relations and philosophy. In the second and third years, you can either study all three disciplines - politics, philosophy and economics - or specialise in two of these areas.

You'll have the flexibility to choose from electives across the University, building a degree that's tailored to your specific interests. Alongside lectures, you'll attend policy-focused economics seminars and specialised tutorial sessions and activities. You can also develop a global perspective through overseas study programs and student exchanges with one of our partner universities in over 30 countries.

You can apply to study this course at Melbourne Campus through our Hallmark Scholars Program. See the listing for Hallmark Course Group A for more details.
Career opportunities
PPE graduates can find work in the public, private and non-profit sectors in positions as journalists, economic and social analysts, and political advisors.
Professional recognition


Prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also be based on ATAR, GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Business or any Mathematics equals 4 aggregate points per study. A study score of 20 in any LOTE equals 4 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.
How to apply

Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2017.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Politics, Philosophy and EconomicsMelbourne

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Fees and scholarships

Undergraduate courses are Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens. The domestic fee calculator can be used to calculate the cost of subjects this year.

There is also a wide range of scholarships available for local students.

International students

2017

Bachelor of Accounting (066343J )

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
27 000
Campus
Melbourne, Sydney
Year
2017
About this course
This course offers more than just an accounting qualification.

The Bachelor of Accounting is accredited by CPA Australia, and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) until 2018. Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

This course develops your business skills along with an awareness of ethics, human rights, sustainability and public policy issues. In first year you'll be introduced to business disciplines including accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing and statistics, and start your in-depth studies of contemporary issues in accounting. To ensure our course content and curriculum are up-to-date, we work closely with global corporations like Deloitte and PwC.

In addition to completing an eight-subject major in accounting, you can also complete a second major from areas within the Business School, two minors, or up to eight elective subjects. For example, you might choose to complete a second major in financial planning or management, or minor in forensic accounting or corporate finance.

Your elective choices can include study tours, internships and languages, and you can choose to complete these electives overseas at one of our partner universities. We have connections with top business schools including the University of Innsbruck and the Berlin School of Economics.

Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
English Language Requirements
Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at undergraduate (EFS5 (60%) UG) level conducted by La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 65
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 70.5
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 60
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Accounting (066343J) is accredited by CPA Australia, and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Accounting (066343J) may also apply for membership with Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Career opportunities
Once you graduate, you can work in fields such as auditing, taxation and management consulting. Many of our graduates have risen to high-level positions as company directors in commercial organisations as well as in the public sector.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.AccountingMelbourne

Bachelor of Business (Accounting) (075225G)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
26 500
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura, Shepparton
Year
2017
About this course
Get an internationally accredited accounting qualification while building your own specialisation in a business discipline with this degree.

In your first year you'll be introduced to a range of business disciplines such as economics, finance and marketing. You'll also complete the first subject of your accounting major.

Through this major, you'll build detailed knowledge of financial and management accounting, accounting information systems and auditing. You'll also develop project management skills and an awareness of ethics, human rights, sustainability and public policy, preparing you for careers in areas like taxation, financial management, forensic accounting and business consulting.

The final years of your degree will prepare you for direct entry into the professional year of study required for recognition by CPA Australia or Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Alongside these core studies, you can choose from electives including study tours, internships and languages. You'll have the option to complete these electives overseas at one of our partner universities, which include top business schools such as the University of Innsbruck and the Berlin School of Economics.

Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website;

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 60
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 50.2, Bendigo: 50.4, Albury-Wodonga: N/A, Mildura: 51.65, Shepparton: N/A
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 60
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 7.5
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.
Professional recognition
Successful completion of the appropriate choice of subjects qualifies Bachelor of Business (Accounting) graduates for membership of the following professional accounting bodies: CPA Australia, CAANZ and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Career opportunities
Many company directors and managers began their careers as accounting graduates, and accountants continue to play a key role in organisational strategy and management. You could go on to build a career in finance, mining and resources, manufacturing or even the education sector.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Business (Accounting)Melbourne
Business (Accounting)Bendigo
Business (Accounting)Mildura
Business (Accounting)Shepparton
Business (Accounting)Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) (075177K)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
27 000
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
Combine a strong foundation in business with a double major in accounting and finance through this course. You'll graduate with a professionally accredited major in accounting as well as knowledge and skills in corporate finance, international finance, risk management and investment and portfolio management.

Over three years, you'll learn key business principles, build an understanding of accounting systems, develop the skills for good decision-making, understand how to plan and control business finances, and gain an appreciation of sustainability issues and entrepreneurship.

Our close connections to business and industry partners including Deloitte, PwC and ANZ Bank will help you build your professional network while you study.

Our unique industry Professors of Practice work within this course to improve course curriculum, student learning experience, and engage with industry and business.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne.
La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website;

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 60
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2014 (indicative only) - 50
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 60
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 7.5
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate programs. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) (075177K) is accredited by CPA Australia, and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance) (075177K) may also apply for membership with Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Career opportunities
Our graduates have found work in companies like BHP Billiton, Imarex and Accenture Australia as financial analysts, derivatives brokers and consultants.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Business (Accounting and Finance)Melbourne

Bachelor of Business Information Systems (075223J)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
27 000
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
Information systems help people use technology to make the best possible decisions. The Bachelor of Business Information Systems is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) until 2019. Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details. This degree gives you a comprehensive understanding of the tools and techniques required to manage these complex systems, and creative innovative solutions to information challenges.

In first year you'll cover key concepts in IT, programming and information systems along with the foundations of management, marketing and accounting. In second and third year you'll go on to study subjects such as the development of information systems and database design.

Your third year will involve a year-long industry project, giving you hands-on experience working as part of a team in the planning and development of a medium sized software project.

Once you graduate, you'll be ready to work in technology and management across a range of organisations. You could find roles in systems analysis and development, business analysis, and project management.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 60
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - N/A
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 65
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate programs. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.
Professional recognition
The Bachelor of Business Information Systems (075223J) is accredited by the ACS until 2019. Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Career opportunities
You'll be suited to roles that bridge the gap between technical and management personnel. You can find a career in various sectors, for example, as a system analyst with expertise in analysing business information system requirements and system deployment methods.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Business Information SystemsMelbourne

Bachelor of Commerce (084539C)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
28 000
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
La Trobe's Bachelor of Commerce gives you the opportunity to complete a professionally accredited major along with the chance to talk and work with business professionals while you study. Choose from majors in accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing.

Our Professional Practice in Business program offers internships, practicums, case studies, travel tours, company visits and professional industry-led seminars. Through these experiences, you'll be able to discuss current issues in business and see how your studies apply in a professional working environment.

In your first year, along with foundational business subjects, you'll work as part of a small multidisciplinary Business Foundations project team to research a social problem and develop an action plan. In second year, you'll work with another multidisciplinary team on the Sustainability project to define a solution to a local environmental issue. This will refine your research, presentation, analysis and problem-solving skills.

In third year, you'll further enhance these skills through the Entrepreneurship project, in which your team will identify a business opportunity and develop a business plan.

Alongside these projects, you can also complete a second major from across the University. Choose from languages, maths, science, humanities or a second commerce major.

You can apply to study this course at Melbourne Campus through our Hallmark Scholars Program.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 80
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 80.4
International Baccalaureate - 28
GCE A Levels - 8
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BCC
STPM - 9
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 70
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8.2
Indonesia (SMA) - 8.2
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL. Applicants with comparable qualifications may be considered.
Professional recognition
The Marketing major of the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute until 2018. The Accounting major of the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by CPA Australia, and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with a network of business contacts and the ability to take on roles where business and society connect.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.CommerceMelbourne

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences (089710A)

Duration :
4 years full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
30 500
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
Agribusiness combines agricultural science with business. You'll learn to help farmers improve their food production sustainably, and get the skills to develop, finance, market and manage agricultural businesses.

The commerce component is designed to develop responsible, engaged, innovative and work-ready graduates through providing students with opportunities to talk with business and work with business. The Bachelor of Commerce comprises an eight-subject common core and an eight-subject primary major, chosen from five key business disciplines of accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing.

In the agricultural sciences core you'll learn about the relationship between plants, animals, soil and climate. You'll also take on subjects such as plant science, land and soil management, animal physiology, pest control, and groundwater sustainability and contamination. By combining science with business skills, you'll be equipped to help farmers improve their food production and reduce the impact on declining resources.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 80
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 80.4
International Baccalaureate - 28
GCE A Levels - 8
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BCC
STPM - 9
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 70
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8.2
Indonesia (SMA) - 8.2
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Professional recognition
The Marketing major of the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute until 2018. The Accounting major of the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by CPA Australia, and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with a network of business contacts and the ability to take on roles where agriculture, business and society connect.
How to apply

Applications for 2017 will open later this year. To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:

- ask us a question
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Commerce/Agricultural SciencesMelbourne

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science (085379F)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
28 500
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
Building skills in both science and commerce gives you a competitive edge in the workforce. This four-year degree allows you to study commerce subjects along with any of our science subjects including botany, genetics, chemistry and agricultural science.

Your core commerce subjects will include professional accounting requirements such as cost accounting, tax and advanced financial accounting. Graduates of the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science may apply for membership with CPA Australia. Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Our industry links with global corporations such as Deloitte and PwC mean you'll gain insights from guest lecturers working in the industry including the Managing Partner of Ernst & Young, the Victorian Auditor-General and members of Deloitte Forensics. You may also have the opportunity to complete work placements at these organisations.

Through your science subjects, you'll have access to world-class researchers from our Centre for AgriBioscience along with teaching and research facilities like the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science. These research hubs offer regular seminars on topics as diverse as climate change, cancer treatments and freshwater ecology, along with purpose-built labs and teaching spaces.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 80
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2014 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 80
International Baccalaureate - 28
GCE A Levels - 8
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BCC
STPM - 9
MICSS (UEC) - not available
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - not available
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 70
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8.2
Indonesia (SMA) - 8.2
WASSCE - not available
Mayatom (Thailand) - not available
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL, and a study score of at least 20 in any Mathematics. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.
Additional costs
Depending on the subjects chosen, extra costs can include a laboratory coat - about A$30 - and a dissecting kit - about A$40. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property. Additional costs for fieldtrips - food, travel and accommodation - may also be incurred.
Professional recognition
The Marketing major of the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by the Australian Marketing Institute until 2018. The Accounting major of the Bachelor of Commerce is accredited by CPA Australia, and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with a sought-after combination of skills. Your employment options could include working as a finance officer at a private hospital or pharmaceutical firm, a business analyst at a consulting firm, an economic adviser to the government or even as a marketing consultant in the medical field.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Commerce/ScienceMelbourne

Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (071901G)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
26 500
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
Gain an in-depth understanding of how society is structured and how it functions with this three-year course.

Our Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) degree - the first of its kind offered in Australia - helps you to come to grips with the interaction between politics, the economy and philosophy, equipping you with skills in analysis and critical thinking, economic theory in relation to globalisation, markets and competition, and international relations.

In your first year you'll study a core group of subjects covering politics, economics and critical thinking, international relations and philosophy. In the second and third years, you can either study all three disciplines - politics, philosophy and economics - or specialise in two of these areas.

You'll have the flexibility to choose from electives across the University, building a degree that's tailored to your specific interests. Alongside lectures, you'll attend policy-focused economics seminars and specialised tutorial sessions and activities. You can also develop a global perspective through overseas study programs and student exchanges with one of our partner universities in over 30 countries.

You can apply to study this course at Melbourne Campus through our Hallmark Scholars Program. See the listing for Hallmark Course Group A for more details.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;

TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;

TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;

Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;

or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 65
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2015 (indicative only) - 70.45
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 2 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 60
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 7.5
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

NB: The scores above are indicative only and may change based on the number of applications received and places available. Achieving the above listed scores does not guarantee an offer of a place.
Subject prerequisite
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English. Applicants with comparable qualifications will be considered.
Professional recognition

Career opportunities
PPE graduates can find work in the public, private and non-profit sectors in positions as journalists, economic and social analysts, and political advisors.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Please apply through VTAC if youre completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if youre completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
NB: The Handbook contains detailed information about courses, including course structures, designed primarily for students enrolled at La Trobe University.Politics, Philosophy and EconomicsMelbourne

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Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

Accounting placement opportunities

As part of our commitment to innovating curriculum design and development, we have recently appointed several Work Integrated Learning Coordinators at our Melbourne and Regional campuses. Work integrated learning means you'll get to apply your skills in the workplace, as you study. You can earn credit towards your degree through work placements or simulations. Work integrated learning is endorsed by the Federal Government and industry groups such as the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It will assist to increase your employability potential when you graduate.

Overseas study opportunities

Gain valuable overseas experience by taking part in a short-term overseas study program with one of our 100 partner universities in over 30 countries. Or spend 6–12 months in a student exchange program in destinations like Canada, the US, South America, Europe or the UK. Our exchange partners include the University of Innsbruck, Copenhagen Business School, Berlin School of Economics or the BEM Management School in France. See student exchange.

We offer a specialised accounting study tour to Europe. The International Accounting Study Tour visits key international accounting practices. You can see the practical application of your studies in a global context. Past study tours have visited Axel Springer Verlag (major newspaper publisher), German Accounting Standards Board, Volkswagen, Siemens, BMW, International Accounting Standards Board, Tesco, Sainsburys, Nestlé and the French Accounting Standards Board. The highly popular tour counts as credit towards your degree.

Alternative pathways

Going straight from school to university isn't an option for everyone. There may be other pathways to help you gain entry into this course. See alternative course pathways.

Student and graduate profiles

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This course provides me with the ability to apply the theoretical learning in the business environment.

Mr Alex Cross, Business, Economics and Law

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. You can view all the staff from the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce or focus on staff in Accounting.