French studies

French StudiesWhy study French studies?

Study French language at beginner and post-VCE level, and explore French history, society and culture. French is an international language that can further your career. It is spoken in the United Nations and other international bodies, as well as in Europe, Africa, North America, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

Career opportunities

Translator, interpreter, languages teacher, tourism, media, social and community work, foreign affairs, trade, customs, immigration, aid agencies, research assistant.

Courses

Local students

2014 - apply now

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 51.3
Melbourne 60.3
Mildura 51.05
Shepparton N/A
Year
2014
Course description
La Trobe's Bachelor of Arts is an ideal avenue for developing strong analytical and communication skills, and broad-ranging knowledge suited to careers in many fields. You'll have the option to take a new Work Ready stream, which allows you to add subjects to the standard curriculum to specifically prepare you for the workforce. You can also do volunteer placements or study overseas. These new subjects and opportunities make this degree one of the most flexible in Australia.

In the standard curriculum, you'll choose to major in at least one discipline. You can also choose a minor specialisation to develop a secondary area of expertise. Electives are available in a huge range of areas, not only in the humanities and social sciences but also in areas such as accounting, computer science, economics and psychology (subject to prerequisites), giving you the flexibility to tailor your course to your specific interests.
Prerequisite
Melbourne
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English.
Regional campuses
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 25 in English (ESL) or 20 in any other English
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.
Middle band
Melbourne
Completion of Classical Societies and Cultures, Contemporary Australian Society, English language, History (any), Politics, International Studies, Literature, LOTE (any), Philosophy, National Politics, Religion and Society, or Texts and Traditions equals 1 additional aggregate point per study, to a maximum of 3 points. Re-ranking is based on performance in English (any), Humanities (any), LOTE (any), Drama, Theatre Studies, Legal Studies and Psychology. Consideration is also given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria.

Regional campuses
Re-ranking is based on English (any), Humanities (any), LOTE (any), Drama, Theatre Studies, Legal studies and Psychology. Consideration is also given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria. A regional bonus may apply.
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 online or through VTAC to start this course in July. Please
apply through UACif youre applying to study at our Albury-Wodonga or Mildura campuses.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Arts Melbourne
Arts Bendigo
Arts Mildura
Arts Shepparton
Arts Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Accounting

Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2014
Course description
This double degree allows you to undertake complementary studies from humanities, social sciences and accounting. The professionally-accredited accounting component offers subjects from career-specific areas including financial and management accounting, auditing, finance, business law and taxation. The arts component allows you to pursue an area of intellectual interest, such as a language, politics, or the social context in which you may choose to practice as an accountant.
Professional recognition
Successful completion of the appropriate choice of subjects qualifies graduates for membership in the following professional accounting bodies: CPA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA), National Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English
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 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.
Middle band
Performance in prerequisite studies is also considered, along with SEAS criteria.
How to apply
Apply online or through VTAC to start this course in July. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Arts/Accounting Melbourne

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Economics

Duration :
4.5 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Melbourne N/A
Year
2014
Course description
This double degree allows you to combine studies from the humanities, social sciences and economics to tailor a course that suits your interests and career goals. For example, you can choose to combine business, economics or international trade and finance with an Asian language, politics or sociology.

We aim to give you the knowledge and skills you need to analyse and solve business problems, and the opportunity to explore core areas of economics and their application to particular areas and policy issues.

Economics specialisations include macroeconomic and microeconomic analysis, business economics, international trade and finance, business models and forecasting, and resource and environmental economics.
Professional recognition
By completing approved subjects, graduates may satisfy the educational requirements of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
Prerequisite
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 any 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.
Middle band
Completion of Economics gives you an additional aggregate point. Performance in prerequisite studies and Business Studies (any) is also considered, along with Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria.
How to apply
Apply online or through VTAC to start this course in July. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Arts/Economics Melbourne

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (February and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne 91.5
Year
2014
Course description
This double degree allows you to combine an innovative, high-quality legal education with a solid grounding in the humanities. You'll gain a strong global and social justice perspective with a real emphasis on hands-on experiences. You'll study all the compulsory law subjects required for admission to practise law in Victoria. You'll also be able to choose from a wide range of law electives, many with a practical skills component. See the Bachelor of Laws for details on the law component.

You can select a major from a wide range of disciplines offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, including languages and the performing arts. You can also choose to complete law electives that complement your arts specialisation.

Students commencing their studies at Bendigo normally transfer to Melbourne after two full-time years of study where they complete the remainder of their course (this is only available to local students). However, students who wish to remain in Bendigo are offered the ability to complete their later year core law subjects and a limited number of law electives through blended learning/video conferencing.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practise as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 30 in any other English
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.
Middle band
Consideration is given to study scores in prerequisite studies and in Classical Societies and Cultures, History (any), International Politics, International Studies, Literature, LOTE (any), and International Politics.

Consideration is given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria. In addition, a regional bonus may apply.
How to apply
Apply online or through VTAC to start this course in July (at our Melbourne Campus only). You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Laws/Arts Melbourne
Laws/Arts Bendigo

Diploma in Languages

Duration :
You can study a Diploma in Languages either by combining it with a degree at either undergraduate or postgraduate level at any Australian university, or by completing the diploma as a stand-alone qualification (three years part-time). 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
2014
Course description
The diploma involves a three-year sequence (completed on a part-time basis) in one language at beginner, intermediate or advanced level. You can study Chinese, French, Modern Greek, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese or Spanish. Please note that only Spanish and French offer intermediate entry points and Hindi can only be accessed at the beginner level. All other languages offer both beginner and advanced-level entry points.

In addition to practical language skills, you will have the opportunity to develop a solid understanding of the culture and society associated with your chosen language. We encourage you to apply for language scholarships and language programs conducted in selected Asian and European countries. You can also apply for Study Abroad opportunities in selected countries.
Prerequisite
You must have completed or be completing an undergraduate degree at university. There is no prerequisite knowledge required for entry into the Diploma in Languages. If you want to complete your language of choice at an entry point that is higher than beginner level, you will need to either:
- prove that you completed VCE studies in that language
- meet with the relevant language academic to determine your entry point level.
If you can meet one of these criteria, you may receive approval for enrolment at intermediate or advanced level.
Fee amount

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.
How to apply
Apply online to start this course in July. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
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Languages Melbourne

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.
Middle band
Melbourne
Completion of Classical Societies and Cultures, Contemporary Australian Society, English language, History (any), Politics, International Studies, Literature, LOTE (any), Philosophy, National Politics, Religion and Society, or Texts and Traditions equals 1 additional aggregate point per study, to a maximum of 3 points. Re-ranking is based on performance in English (any), Humanities (any), LOTE (any), Drama, Theatre Studies, Legal Studies and Psychology. Consideration is also given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria.

Regional campuses
Re-ranking is based on English (any), Humanities (any), LOTE (any), Drama, Theatre Studies, Legal studies and Psychology. Consideration is also given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria. A regional bonus may apply.
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 from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

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.
Full course details

0Melbourne
0Bendigo
0Mildura
0Shepparton
0Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Accounting

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
Become a qualified accountant and pursue your passion for the arts at the same time. The professionally-accredited accounting component offers subjects from areas including financial and management accounting, auditing, finance, business law and taxation. The arts component allows you to pursue studies in a wide variety of areas, such as languages, politics and history.
Your accounting qualification, coupled with a strong arts background, means you'll be able to explore a broad range of career paths, including media, finance, banking and accounting.
Career opportunities
Arts graduates have diverse opportunities in administration, community development, education, human services, journalism, management, social policy and planning, and social research. Accounting graduates may work in public accounting, specialising in auditing, investigative accounting, financial advising or taxation. Graduates may also choose to work in the private sector, where there are opportunities in large and small organisations, or in the public and not-for-profit sectors.

Professional recognition
Successful completion of the appropriate choice of subjects qualifies graduates for membership in the following professional accounting bodies: CPA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA), National Institute of Public Accountants (IPA), and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
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
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.
Middle band
Performance in prerequisite studies is also considered, along with SEAS criteria.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

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.
Full course details

1Melbourne

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Economics

Duration :
4.5 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 studies from the humanities, social sciences and economics to tailor a course that suits your interests and career goals. We aim to give you the knowledge and skills to analyse core areas of economics, and to develop critical thinking skills that will help you explore their impact on particular areas and issues within contemporary society.
Career opportunities
Arts graduates are likely to have diverse career opportunities in community development, human services, journalism, management, social policy, and social research. Economics graduates are likely to find roles in large corporations, government organisations, administration, and the banking and finance industries.
Professional recognition
Graduates may satisfy the educational requirements of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).
Prerequisite
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 any 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.
Middle band
Completion of Economics gives you an additional aggregate point. Performance in prerequisite studies and Business Studies (any) is also considered, along with Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

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.
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2Melbourne

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.
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.
Middle band
Re-ranking is based on performance in English (any), Humanities (any), LOTE (any), Drama, Theatre Studies, Legal Studies and Psychology. Consideration is also given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

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.
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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.
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.
Middle band
Satisfactory completion in Chemistry, Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Physics equals 1.5 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 3 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 from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

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.
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Arts/ScienceMelbourne

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts

Duration :
5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Melbourne 91.5
Year
2015
Course description
This five-year double degree prepares you to take advantage of today's rapidly evolving work environment, giving you a legal education with a global social justice perspective. You'll learn to challenge the way you think about yourself, your community and our world.

You'll have the opportunity to build expertise in areas like politics, languages, sociology, and media studies. By combining studies in law and arts, you can build a career in areas like entertainment law, publishing, public relations, international business, diplomacy, management or journalism.

To build your practical skills, we also offer hands-on experience through internships, work experience programs, and our study abroad program. A number of students participate in United Nations events and conferences, where they join discussions on global issues such as climate change.

You can choose to match your law electives to your arts major if you wish. If you major in politics, for example, you can do related elective law subjects like public international law, human rights law or justice rights and the law. If you study languages, philosophy or drama, you could choose elective law subjects in areas like Chinese law, mental disorder and criminal responsibility or intellectual property law.
Career opportunities
This course satisfies the academic requirements for admission to practise law in Victoria. It will prepare you for a career in private legal practice, government, the media, politics and the not for profit sector. You may also combine a Diploma of Languages with your degree to improve your ability to work overseas.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practicse as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 30 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.

Middle band
Consideration is given to study scores in prerequisite studies and any Humanities. Consideration is given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria. In addition, a regional bonus may apply.
Additional information
Please note that you cannot complete a major in psychology or mathematics within this double degree, even though students in the three year single arts degree may do so.
Law electives are available in intensive delivery mode at the Melbourne Campus in Summer and Winter School.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

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.
Full course details

3Melbourne
3Bendigo

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.
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 from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

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.
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4Melbourne

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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

2014

Bachelor of Arts (002080A)

Duration :
3 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
21 350
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura, Shepparton
Year
2014
Course description
La Trobe's Bachelor of Arts is an ideal avenue for developing strong analytical and communication skills, and broad-ranging knowledge suited to careers in many fields. You'll have the option to take a new Work Ready stream, which allows you to add subjects to the standard curriculum to specifically prepare you for the workforce. You can also do volunteer placements or study overseas. These new subjects and opportunities make this degree one of the most flexible in Australia.

In the standard curriculum, you'll choose to major in at least one discipline. You can also choose a minor specialisation to develop a secondary area of expertise. Electives are available in a huge range of areas, not only in the humanities and social sciences but also in areas such as accounting, computer science, economics and psychology (subject to prerequisites), giving you the flexibility to tailor your course to your specific interests.
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) 2013 (indicative only) - 70.60
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCC
STPM - 8
MICSS (UEC) - 5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 70
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 65
Indonesia (SMA) - 7.5
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
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.
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.
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Arts Melbourne
Arts Bendigo
Arts Mildura
Arts Shepparton
Arts Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Accounting (078691A)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
23 510
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This double degree allows you to undertake complementary studies from humanities, social sciences and accounting. The professionally-accredited accounting component offers subjects from career-specific areas including financial and management accounting, auditing, finance, business law and taxation. The arts component allows you to pursue an area of intellectual interest, such as a language, politics, or the social context in which you may choose to practice as an accountant.
English Language Requirements
Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at undergraduate (EFS5 (60%) UG) level conducted by La Trobe University Language Centre; 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; or

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

TOEFL Computer-based Test: a minimum score of 213 with a score of 5 in essay writing; or

TOEFL Internet-based Test: a minimum score of 80 with no individual score less than 20; or

Satisfactory completion of an English language subject at Year 12 or equivalent level. This must have been completed in the past two years and at an academic level acceptable to the University; or approved equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 70
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - n/a
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 9
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BCC
STPM - 8.67
MICSS (UEC) - 4.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 70
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 70
Indonesia (SMA) - 9
Vietnam (Year 12) - 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.
Subject prerequisite
Mathematics determined to be equivalent to VCE Units 3 and 4 (any) with a minimum study score of 20.
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.
Professional recognition
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Accounting has been accredited by CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). Graduates are eligible for membersip in either professional accounting body or other professional groups such as the National Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in London.
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Arts/Accounting Melbourne

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Economics (076271D)

Duration :
4.5 years (or four years in an accelerated learning program)
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
23 510
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This double degree allows you to combine studies from the humanities, social sciences and economics to tailor a course that suits your interests and career goals. For example, you can choose to combine business, economics or international trade and finance with an Asian language, politics or sociology.

We aim to give you the knowledge and skills you need to analyse and solve business problems, and the opportunity to explore core areas of economics and their application to particular areas and policy issues.

Economics specialisations include macroeconomic and microeconomic analysis, business economics, international trade and finance, business models and forecasting, and resource and environmental economics.
English Language Requirements
Successful completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B certificate at undergraduate (EFS5 (60%) UG) level conducted by La Trobe University Language Centre; 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) 2013 (indicative only) - n/a
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 9
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BCC
STPM - 8.67
MICSS (UEC) - 4.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 70
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 70
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 9
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.
Subject prerequisite
Mathematics determined to be equivalent to VCE Units 3 & 4 (any) with a minimum study score of 20.
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.
Professional recognition
By completing approved subjects, graduates may satisfy the educational requirements for professional accreditation with the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).

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Arts/Economics Melbourne

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

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 220
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This course allows you to create a program that best represents your interests and needs in arts and health sciences disciplines, providing many different career options. Some study combinations might include politics, society and public health, legal studies and health administration, human biosciences and archaeology, gender, sexuality and diversity studies and health promotion and/or public health.
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) 2013 (indicative only) - 75.60
International Baccalaureate - 26
GCE A Levels - 9
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels- BCC
STPM - 9
MICSS (UEC) - 4
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
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.
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.v
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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$) :
25 100
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This course allows you to pursue interests in both science and arts disciplines, with a wide range of study options. Studies are divided equally between the two disciplines, allowing you to follow two distinct areas.There are extensive potential study combinations. You can discuss your options with University staff. Visit theFaculty's website for information on industry experience and student support programs.
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) 2013 (indicative only) - 75.35
International Baccalaureate - 26
GCE A Levels - 9
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - BBC
STPM - 8.67
MICSS (UEC) - 4
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 75
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.8
Sweden Slutbetyg - G/VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 75
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 8.5
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.
Subject prerequisite
Mathematics determined to be equivalent to the Australian VCE Units 3 & 4 Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics and a study score of 25 in English (ESL) or 20 in English (any).
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.
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.
Professional recognition
Membership of professional associations is available in line with chosen major studies. Please see individual course entries for more specific information.
Full course details
Arts/ScienceMelbourne

Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts (075232G)

Duration :
5 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
24 400
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This double degree allows you to combine an innovative, high-quality legal education with a solid grounding in the humanities. You'll gain a strong global and social justice perspective with a real emphasis on hands-on experiences. You'll study all the compulsory law subjects required for admission to practise law in Victoria. You'll also be able to choose from a wide range of law electives, many with a practical skills component. See the Bachelor of Laws for details on the law component.

You can select a major from a wide range of disciplines offered by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, including languages and the performing arts. You can also choose to complete law electives that complement your arts specialisation.

Students commencing their studies at Bendigo normally transfer to Melbourne after two full-time years of study where they complete the remainder of their course (this is only available to local students). However, students who wish to remain in Bendigo are offered the ability to complete their later year core law subjects and a limited number of law electives through blended learning/video conferencing.
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.

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 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 - 95
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - 93
International Baccalaureate - 34
GCE A Levels - 14
HKDSE - 2 x Level 5
Sri Lankan A Levels - AAB
STPM - 11
MICSS (UEC) - 2.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 85
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 4.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - VG
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 85
Vietnam (Year 12) - 9
Indonesia (SMA) - not eligible
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 3.6
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.
Additional information
The relevant visa is required to complete a supervised workplace traineeship in Australia. Graduates should seek assurance or recognition of the course by relevant professional bodies in their preferred country of practice.
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.
Professional recognition
All La Trobe University Law courses include the subjects required by the Victorian Council of Legal Education to qualify for admission to legal practice. Admission to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria usually requires the completion of a traineeship (formerly referred to as articles of clerkship) or an approved practical legal training course (for example, the Leo Cussen Institute or the College of Law Victoria).
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Laws/Arts Melbourne
Laws/Arts Bendigo

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