Arts

Create your own opportunities

A Bachelor of Arts degree at La Trobe University offers you the flexibility to match your areas of study interests with your career goals.

Our subjects are designed to challenge the way you think, encouraging you to adapt to the world, and change it.

Prepare for the future

La Trobe students are in demand and career opportunities for Arts graduates are extensive and varied.

Our degrees have been developed to give you real world experience through internships and work experience programs.

Courses

Local students

2015

Bachelor of Arts

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Albury-Wodonga 53.15
Bendigo 51.35
Melbourne 60.3
Mildura 51.05
Shepparton 50.5
Year
2015
Course description
This degree gives you the knowledge and practical experience you need to adapt to a changing job market. Graduates work in diverse industries including media, management, social policy, education and community development.

As well as lectures and tutorials, your classes will include a combination of seminars, online videos and podcasts providing a balance of group study and independent learning. We limit our seminar classes to 25 people to give you personalised academic guidance.

You can major in the discipline that interests you most from electives across the humanities and social sciences, including archaeology, languages, media, politics, sociology and history. You can also choose a second major or a minor from other disciplines, such as accounting, computer science, economics and psychology.

We encourage you to participate in student exchange and study abroad programs, many of which are financially supported. These include The Hamer Scholarship - an intensive language study program to China, Indonesia, Japan and South Korea - and the Student Mobility Scholarship - a semester or year-long exchange to one of our partner universities in over 40 countries.

Overseas project work is also possible through subjects like our Service Learning in the Community (SLC) elective. SLC group projects address a community need with partners like CERES Environmental Park, Banyule Community Health and Moral Fairground.

You can also gain practical career skills through our Work Ready elective, where you look at the factors influencing job trends, meet industry professionals and have opportunities for volunteer or paid positions.
Career opportunities
Our graduates have gone on to roles as varied as broadcast journalist with ABC, adviser to the Parliamentary Secretary of Australia and multimedia coordinator for the Carlton Football Club.
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.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Guaranteed Entry for Melbourne campus: Year 12 applicants only. Applicants with an ATAR of 75 or more will be made a first-round offer. Applicants whose ATAR is below 75 will be considered through normal selection processes.

Guaranteed Entry for regional campuses: Year 12 applicants only. Applicants with an ATAR of 60 or more will be offered a Commonwealth supported place. Applicants whose ATAR is below 60 will be considered through normal selection processes.

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 Drama, any Humanities, Legal Studies, Psychology or Theatre Studies 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.
Fee amount

Additional information
Mid-year entry may be available.

For more information about the Work Ready Bachelor of Arts contact the Faculty Office on (03) 9479 2023.

How to apply
Apply through VTAC or UAC if you're a current Year 12 student or you're applying to more than one institution. If you're not currently studying Year 12 and intend to apply only to La Trobe, you can apply direct to the University until Friday 5 December. Late applications may be accepted from 6 December.

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.
See Student Handbook for more details
Arts Melbourne
Arts Bendigo
Arts Mildura
Arts Shepparton
Arts Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Health Sciences

Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (February)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 72.65
Year
2015
Course description
Study health from a social perspective in this combined four-year degree. You'll build an understanding of health and disability alongside the humanities and social sciences.

Through your first year health sciences subjects, you'll focus on human biosciences, the role of health professionals in the community and the various factors that influence health. You can then go on major in human physiology and anatomy, public health or rehabilitation counselling.

Our human physiology and anatomy electives include both theory and lab practice units. If you major in public health, you'll learn about environmental health issues, living with chronic health problems, global health initiatives and health care systems. If you major in rehabilitation counselling, you'll explore the psychosocial perspective of health and illness, behavioural change for rehabilitation clients, health in the workplace, and sports and exercise psychology.

Your arts electives can include anthropology, languages, sociology, drama, philosophy and politics. Arts and health combinations may include health promotion and gender studies, anthropology and public health, human biosciences and archaeology, philosophy and the experience of health and illness, and human biosciences and the philosophy of science.

You can also participate in our international student exchange program. If you choose to focus on public health or rehabilitation counselling, we can help you find work placements.
Career opportunities
Graduates may find work in medical research, aged care, community health promotion, global health, community-based rehabilitation services or specialist occupational health and safety. You could also go on to postgraduate studies in medical research.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL; and a study score of at least 20 in one of Biology, Chemistry, any Mathematics, Physical Education or Physics.
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 GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Drama, any Humanities, Legal Studies, any Mathematics, any Science or Theatre Studies 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 a current Year 12 student or you're applying to more than one institution. If you're not currently studying Year 12 and intend to apply only to La Trobe, you can apply direct to the University until Friday 5 December. Late applications may be accepted from 6 December.

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.
See Student Handbook for more details
Arts/Health Sciences Melbourne

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

Duration :
4.5 years full-time (4 years in an accelerated program) or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne 71.85
Year
2015
Course description
Arts and sciences studies are divided equally across this four-year double degree, giving you two distinct majors to combine in a way that reflects your interests and goals. Choose from arts subjects like anthropology, languages, archaeology, philosophy and photography and team them with environmental science, zoology, genetics, chemistry, physics or microbiology to create your study path.

Through your science subjects, you'll have access to purpose-built research laboratories and will work alongside some of Australia's leading researchers. Our arts subjects also offer a balance of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, giving you the skills you need to adapt to today's changing jobs landscape.

We offer programs to help you transition from high school to the demands of university, along with volunteer and work experience placements. You'll also have the option to study with one of our student exchange partners, gaining credit towards your degree while overseas.
Career opportunities
An arts/science degree gives you a combination of knowledge and skills that apply to a range of careers in areas like environmental science, journalism, research, health and business.
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 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. Selection may also be based on GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Drama, any Humanities, Legal Studies, Maths: Specialist Mathematics, any Science or Theatre Studies 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.
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.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC if you're a current Year 12 student or you're applying to more than one institution. If you're not currently studying Year 12 and intend to apply only to La Trobe, you can apply direct to the University until Friday 5 December. Late applications may be accepted from 6 December.

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.
See Student Handbook for more details
Arts/ScienceMelbourne

Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (February)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2015
Course description
This course gives you the flexibility to combine your interest in the humanities with a Master's qualification in secondary teaching, giving you the skills and experience you need to work in the classroom.

Our range of arts subjects allows you to build a specialised degree in areas such as politics, history, language studies and English. Along with lectures and tutorials, your classes will include a combination of seminars, online videos and podcasts, providing a balance of group study and independent learning. We limit our seminar classes to 25 people to give you personalised academic guidance.

Your teaching subjects will cover education theory, cultural and Indigenous perspectives, and child and adolescent development. You'll also study both state and national curricula, curriculum theory, teaching methodologies, and classroom management.

Professional placement is a key part of this course, giving you 60 days of practical experience in the classroom under the supervision of a qualified teacher. This is your chance to understand how students learn, find out how to create a positive learning environment, and discover your own teaching methods.
Career opportunities
On graduation, you can find roles in government, Catholic or independent Victorian schools.
Professional recognition
This course is accredited against national teacher education standards by the Victorian Institute of Teaching.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
If you didn't get the ATAR there are other ways to get into this course. 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 GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in Drama, any Humanities, Legal Studies, Psychology or Theatre Studies 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.


Costs
Successful applicants must apply for a Working with Children Check prior to commencing teaching placements. The cost is approximately $76.10 and is valid for five years. For further information please visit: www.justice.vic.gov.au/workingwithchildren
How to apply
Apply through VTAC to start this course in 2015.

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.
See Student Handbook for more details
Arts/Teaching (Secondary)Melbourne

Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Arts

Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2015
Course description
Combine your interest in the arts and social sciences with a broad understanding of business through studies in accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing.

The business component of this degree offers a choice of five majors: accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing. Depending on the commerce major you choose, you can graduate with a major professionally accredited by industry associations such as CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA), Marketing Association of Australia and New Zealand, or Australian Human Resources Institute.

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 take on a Sustainability project, in which your team will define a solution to a local environmental issue. In third year, you'll further enhance your research, presentation, analysis and problem-solving skills through the Entrepreneurship project, in which your team will identify a business opportunity and develop a business plan.

You'll have the option to take part in the Professional Communication and Practice in Business program, which offers internships, practicums, case studies, travel tours, company visits and professional industry-lead seminars.

Alongside your business studies, you can choose from a range of arts subjects including languages, literature, history, journalism, philosophy and politics to create a degree specifically tailored to your interests.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with a combination of skills and experience that could lead to a role in in areas like finance, community development, banking or the media, across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
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.
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 involve GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Subject bonus
A study score of 25 in any Business, Drama, any Humanities, Psychology or Theatre Studies 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 a current Year 12 student or you're applying to more than one institution. If you're not currently studying Year 12 and intend to apply only to La Trobe, you can apply direct to the University until Friday 5 December. Late applications may be accepted from 6 December.

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.
See Student Handbook for more details
Commerce/ArtsMelbourne

Bachelor of Creative Arts

Duration :
3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo n/a
Mildura n/a
Year
2015
Course description
Careers in fine art, graphic design and photography demand extensive study that combines theoretical knowledge with creative practice. If you're passionate about art, design, or creative practice, this degree can give you the foundation you need.

Our design studios include darkrooms and photography studios as well as graphics and digital design labs. You'll use Wacom drawing tablets and scanners, on-campus digital printing facilities and have access to 40 Apple computers running the latest scanners and software including Adobe Flash Player, Adobe Dreamweaver and programs designed to create digital animations.

We also provide fine arts facilities, with specialist ceramics studios at Bendigo, and studios for painting and drawing, printmaking, graphic design, illustration, photography, video-making, digital imaging and sculpture at our Mildura Campus.

Your studies will include applied design units throughout your first three years. You'll also have the option to complete specialist research in art and design during an additional Honours year.

You can choose electives from other art and design streams to complement your chosen specialisation and provide a broader context for your chosen discipline.

You'll have the opportunity to work with the La Trobe Art Institute and its network of regional galleries, which may include taking an accelerated subject with the Bendigo Art Gallery or the National Gallery of Victoria. We also offer opportunities to exhibit your work in solo or group exhibitions.
Career opportunities
You'll graduate with skills that can apply to careers as a practising artist or in curatorship, graphic design, photography, art, applied design, arts and gallery administration, or visual communications.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC or UAC if you're a current Year 12 student or you're applying to more than one institution. If you're not currently studying Year 12 and intend to apply only to La Trobe, you can apply direct to the University until Friday 5 December. Late applications may be accepted from 6 December.

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.
See Student Handbook for more details
Creative Arts (Regional)Bendigo
Creative Arts (Regional)Mildura
Creative Arts (Regional)Melbourne

Diploma in Languages

Duration :
You can study a Diploma in Languages as a stand-alone award (three years part-time) or combine it with a degree at either undergraduate or postgraduate level at any Australian university. Combining the Diploma in Languages with your current degree will usually require you to complete an additional year of study.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2015
Course description
Learn a language and enhance your international career prospects by studying Chinese, French, Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese or Spanish. In addition to practical language skills, you can develop a solid understanding of the culture and society associated with your chosen language. You can study the Diploma in Languages as a stand-alone course, or you can combine it with a degree at any Australian university.
Career opportunities
Specialist language skills can help you find work in multinational corporations, legal firms, and health and welfare agencies. Graduates may also find roles in fields such as teaching, management consulting, multicultural radio, television, publicity/marketing, journalism, tourism, hospitality and travel.
Prerequisite
There are no prerequisites for entry into the Diploma in Languages. Intermediate and advanced levels are available with prior language knowledge or study.
Fee amount
Indicative (2014): CSP student contribution $6,040 (per 120 credit points). This can be deferred through your HECS-HELP loan.
Additional information
Students applying for the Diploma in Languages as a stand-alone course will be required to supply a 300-word statement as to why they want to study the language.

Mid-year entry may be available.
How to apply
Apply now to start this course in 2015.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Languages Melbourne

Diploma of Arts

Duration :
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Albury-Wodonga n/a
Bendigo n/a
Mildura n/a
Shepparton n/a
Year
2015
Course description
Gain an introduction to the study of humanities and social sciences with your choice of majors (depending on the campus of study). You'll learn in a supportive environment, with structured assistance throughout your studies. Once you've successfully completed the diploma, you'll be eligible to enter the second year of La Trobe's Bachelor of Arts, or find work in administration or entry-level positions in a variety of industries.
Career opportunities
Once you've successfully completed the diploma, you'll be eligible to enter the second year of La Trobe's Bachelor of Arts, or find work in administration or entry-level positions in a variety of industries.
Prerequisite
You must provide a statement of purpose (400 to 500 words) outlining the reasons you wish to study a Diploma of Arts.

Guaranteed entry for regional campuses: Year 12 applicants only. Applicants with an ATAR of 50 or more will be offered a Commonwealth Supported Place.
Subject bonus
N/A
Costs
Students choosing to study subjects in visual arts or graphic design may incur additional equipment costs. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.
Additional information
Mid-year entry may be available.
How to apply
Apply now to start this course in 2015.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.

Want to know more?

Feel free to ask us a question about any course for local students.

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

2015

Bachelor of Arts (002080A)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
22 410
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura, Shepparton
Year
2015
Course description
This degree gives you the knowledge and practical experience you need to adapt to a changing job market. Graduates work in diverse industries including media, management, social policy, education and community development.

As well as lectures and tutorials, your classes will include a combination of seminars, online videos and podcasts providing a balance of group study and independent learning. We limit our seminar classes to 25 people to give you personalised academic guidance.

You can major in the discipline that interests you most from electives across the humanities and social sciences, including archaeology, languages, media, politics, sociology and history. You can also choose a second major or a minor from other disciplines, such as accounting, computer science, economics and psychology.

We encourage you to participate in student exchange and study abroad programs, many of which are financially supported. These include The Hamer Scholarship - an intensive language study program to China, Indonesia, Japan and South Korea - and the Student Mobility Scholarship - a semester or year-long exchange to one of our partner universities in over 40 countries.

Overseas project work is also possible through subjects like our Service Learning in the Community (SLC) elective. SLC group projects address a community need with partners like CERES Environmental Park, Banyule Community Health and Moral Fairground.

You can also gain practical career skills through our Work Ready elective, where you look at the factors influencing job trends, meet industry professionals and have opportunities for volunteer or paid positions.
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 - 70
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2014 (indicative only) - Melbourne: 60.3, Bendigo: 51.3, Albury-Wodonga: 53, Shepparton: 51.05
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
MICSS (UEC) - 5.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 70
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 65
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
WASSCE - 5
Mayatom (Thailand) - 2.7
GAOKAO - see our 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.
Career opportunities
This course doesn't just prepare you for one career - it teaches you how to create new opportunities and adapt to a changing job landscape.

Your ability to think critically, coupled with strong communication skills, means you'll be ready to take on roles in administration, community development, education, human services, journalism, management, social policy and planning and social research.

If you choose to do postgraduate study you can also obtain professional recognition in areas including teaching, management, marketing, counselling, publishing and media.
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
Arts Melbourne
Arts Bendigo
Arts Mildura
Arts Shepparton
Arts Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Health Sciences (025959E)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
26 480
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
Study health from a social perspective in this combined four-year degree. You'll build an understanding of health and disability alongside the humanities and social sciences.

Through your first year health sciences subjects, you'll focus on human biosciences, the role of health professionals in the community and the various factors that influence health. You can then go on major in human physiology and anatomy, public health or rehabilitation counselling.

Our human physiology and anatomy electives include both theory and lab practice units. If you major in public health, you'll learn about environmental health issues, living with chronic health problems, global health initiatives and health care systems. If you major in rehabilitation counselling, you'll explore the psychosocial perspective of health and illness, behavioural change for rehabilitation clients, health in the workplace, and sports and exercise psychology.

Your arts electives can include anthropology, languages, sociology, drama, philosophy and politics. Arts and health combinations may include health promotion and gender studies, anthropology and public health, human biosciences and archaeology, philosophy and the experience of health and illness, and human biosciences and the philosophy of science.

You can also participate in our international student exchange program. If you choose to focus on public health or rehabilitation counselling, we can help you find work placements.
English Language Requirements
Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at undergraduate (EFS5 (70%) PG1) level conducted by La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

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 Foundation Studies: 70 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

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 - 75
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2014 (indicative only) - 72.65
International Baccalaureate - 25
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels- BCC
STPM - 8
MICSS (UEC) - 5.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 75
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 75
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
WASSCE - 5
Mayatom (Thailand) - 2.7
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.
Subject prerequisite
One of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Year 12 Mathematics.
Career opportunities
Work opportunities exist in community development, education, health administration, health promotion, human services, journalism, management, non-clinical aspects of client management including community-based rehabilitation and case management, occupational health and safety and social policy.

You can also find work in government departments and agencies dealing with healthcare, community health centres and hospitals, rehabilitation centres, geriatric care and private healthcare organisations.
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
Arts/Health Sciences Melbourne

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science (019481M)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
26 600
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
Arts and sciences studies are divided equally across this four-year double degree, giving you two distinct majors to combine in a way that reflects your interests and goals. Choose from arts subjects like anthropology, languages, archaeology, philosophy and photography and team them with environmental science, zoology, genetics, chemistry, physics or microbiology to create your study path.

Through your science subjects, you'll have access to purpose-built research laboratories and will work alongside some of Australia's leading researchers. Our arts subjects also offer a balance of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, giving you the skills you need to adapt to today's changing jobs landscape.

We offer programs to help you transition from high school to the demands of university, along with volunteer and work experience placements. You'll also have the option to study with one of our student exchange partners, gaining credit towards your degree while overseas.
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 - 70
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2014 (indicative only) - 71.85
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BBC
STPM - 8
MICSS (UEC) - 5.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 75
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 75
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
WASSCE - 5
Mayatom (Thailand) - 2.7
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.
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 one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics.
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.
Professional recognition
Membership of professional associations is available in line with chosen major studies. Please see individual course entries for more specific information.
Career opportunities
Graduates are likely to find work in areas such as science communication and editing, or policy and regulation, as well as a wide range of other career possibilities in line with chosen subjects/majors.
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
Arts/ScienceMelbourne

Diploma of Arts (075107B)

Duration :
1 year
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
22 410
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton
Year
2015
Course description
Gain an introduction to the study of humanities and social sciences with your choice of majors (depending on the campus of study). You'll learn in a supportive environment, with structured assistance throughout your studies. Once you've successfully completed the diploma, you'll be eligible to enter the second year of La Trobe's Bachelor of Arts, or find work in administration or entry-level positions in a variety of industries.
English Language Requirements
Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at undergraduate (EFS UG (60%) 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 - N/A
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2014 (indicative only) - N/A
International Baccalaureate - N/A
GCE A Levels - N/A
HKDSE - N/A
Sri Lankan A Levels - N/A
STPM - 6
MICSS (UEC) - N/A
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - N/A
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - N/A
Sweden Slutbetyg - N/A
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 50
Indonesia (SMA) - 6
Vietnam (Year 12) - 6
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.3
WASSCE - 7
Mayatom (Thailand) - 2.3
GAOKAO - see our 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.
Additional costs
Students choosing to study subjects in visual arts or graphic design may incur additional equipment costs. Students can purchase these items from any supplier; they remain students' personal property.
Career opportunities
This course leads to further study, articulating with the Bachelor of Arts. Graduates should also be skilled for work in administration or
entry-level communication-based positions.
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.

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

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.

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