Planning

PlanningWhy study Planning?

If you care about the neighbourhood you live in, the time it takes to get to work, or just the fact that water from your tap is drinkable, then you care about planning. Planning gives you the opportunity to change the way we live for the better by studying our local environments, cities, geography and community priorities.

Australia is currently experiencing a shortage of qualified planners, and graduates enjoy excellent starting salaries and work prospects. Our graduates work in local and state government, private firms, research organisations and regional authorities.

PIA Accreditation

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The Bachelor of Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA), and received the 2012 award for 'Cutting Edge Teaching and Research' based on our extensive fieldwork and international study tour program. Our graduates are eligible for membership of the Urban and Regional Planning Chapter of the Institute.

Sri Lankan study tour

Our students have opportunities to gain global experience on international field trips. In 2014, La Trobe students visited Sri Lanka, where in they worked alongside local students to conduct an urban design studio in southern province of Weligama. Students investigated the changing nature of the small town in response to its connection with the new Southern Expressway and the construction of a large international hotel at the small surfing beach.

Students also conducted a case study at Midigama Turkish Village – a tsunami re-settlement village funded by the Turkish Government and Colombo, where they gained a deeper understanding of the city's colonial architecture and modern forms. Read more about the trip at the  International Planning Studio blog.

Andrew Butt – Planning

Career opportunities

Planning officer, town planner, policy development, environmental planner, and environmental officer for government, councils, private firms, research organisations and regional authorities, economic development agencies, research bodies. Graduates also have the opportunity to pursue directions in areas such as natural resources, urban design or social planning.

Courses

Local students

2014 - mid-year entry

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 History 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
Indicative (2010): CSP student contribution $5310 (per 120 credit points).

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.
Full course details
Arts Melbourne
Arts Bendigo
Arts Mildura
Arts Shepparton
Arts Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning

Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo N/A
Year
2014
Course description
Whether you want to reduce the traffic snarls in Jakarta, plan greener homes for London or map new ways for communities to grow closer to home, there are abundant work opportunities for planners around the world.

This course, only one of two accredited undergraduate planning courses in Victoria, equips students with a fundamental understanding of the forces that shape society and the environment in order to make informed decisions about the layout and design of cities and towns, as well as sustainable management of resources.

You'll learn the history and theory of planning while also developing extensive practical skills in project management, urban design, communication, negotiation and development. Students are also actively involved in investigating how the urban form can be improved to embrace healthy urban design, child-friendly and active environments.

You'll have opportunities to travel on a wide range of field trips both within Australia and internationally as part of your studies, learning best-practice planning first-hand from a wide range of communities.

Graduates are recognised as qualified planners by the Planning Institute of Australia. The current shortage of qualified planners in Australia means students can look forward to excellent work prospects and starting salaries.
Professional recognition
The course is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia. It's one of only two accredited undergraduate planning courses in Victoria.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in English other than EAL
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Guaranteed Entry (Year 12 applicants only). Applicants with an ATAR of 75 or above receive a first-round offer. Those with lower ATARs are considered through normal selection processes.

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 History 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, STAT Multiple Choice, and/or an essay.
Middle band
Re-ranking is based on English (any), Humanities (any), LOTE (any), Drama, Theatre Studies, Legal Studies and Psychology and Business Management.

Consideration is also given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria, and a regional bonus may apply.
Fee amount
Indicative (2010): CSP student contribution $5,310 (per 120 credit points).
Costs
Students undertake fieldwork trips that incur some minor costs.
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.

Full course details
Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning Bendigo

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
2014
Course description
This program offers an introduction to post-secondary study of humanities and
social sciences with a wide 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.
Prerequisite
N/A
Middle band
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 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.

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
Combining seminars, podcasts and online videos with traditional lectures, this flexible degree gives you a good balance of group and independent learning to prepare you for a variety of careers.

Our first-year seminars are limited to 25 people, which means you get to know your classmates and stay connected as you move through your degree. You also get one-on-one academic guidance from your seminar facilitator to make sure you're on the path to academic success.

Major in the discipline that interests you most, and choose from a wide range of electives from the humanities and social sciences as well as areas like accounting, computer science, economics and psychology. If you're passionate about two disciplines, you can do a double major.
You'll also have lots of opportunities for professional practice, which gives you a head start on your career with experience in voluntary work placements and internships.
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.
Prerequisite
Melbourne: VCE Units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.
Regional campuses: VCE Units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) 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 through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or, apply through UAC if 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 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details

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

Bachelor of Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning

Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo 65.1
Year
2015
Course description
One of only two accredited undergraduate planning courses in Victoria, our degree gives you the opportunity to learn the history and theory of planning while developing extensive practical skills in project management, urban design, communication, negotiation and development.

You will be actively involved in investigating how the urban form can be improved to embrace sustainable, healthy and child-friendly environments. And you'll have opportunities to travel on a wide range of field trips within Australia and internationally as part of your studies, learning best-practice planning first-hand from a wide range of communities.
Career opportunities
The current shortage of qualified planners in Australia means you can look forward to excellent work prospects and starting salaries. You are likely to find employment in the planning and environment management departments of local governments, state government departments and agencies, regional bodies, research organisations, and the private sector. Our Planning Institute of Australia course accreditation recognises that our graduates have developed the skills needed to work as planners in the field of urban and regional planning.
Professional recognition
The course is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia. It's one of only two accredited undergraduate planning courses in Victoria.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English. Guaranteed entry for regional campuses (Year 12 applicants only).
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Guaranteed Entry (Year 12 applicants only). Applicants with an ATAR of 75 or above receive a first-round offer. Those with lower ATARs are considered through normal selection processes.

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, STAT Multiple Choice, and/or an essay.
Middle band
Re-ranking is based on English (any), Humanities (any), LOTE (any), Drama, Theatre Studies, Legal Studies and Psychology and Business Management.

Consideration is also given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria, and a regional bonus may apply.
Fee amount
Indicative (2010): CSP student contribution $5,310 (per 120 credit points).
Costs
Students undertake fieldwork trips that incur some minor costs.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Some of our 2015 courses are being reviewed and may change so please check these pages regularly for up-to-date information or register for updates. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday) or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details

1Bendigo

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
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.
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.
Middle band
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 online from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Some of our 2015 courses are being reviewed and may change so please check these pages regularly for up-to-date information or register for updates. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page, chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30 pm, 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

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.
Full course details
Arts Melbourne
Arts Bendigo
Arts Mildura
Arts Shepparton
Arts Albury-Wodonga

Bachelor of Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning (057439J)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
21 350
Campus
Bendigo
Year
2014
Course description
Whether you want to reduce the traffic snarls in Jakarta, plan greener homes for London or map new ways for communities to grow closer to home, there are abundant work opportunities for planners around the world.

This course, only one of two accredited undergraduate planning courses in Victoria, equips students with a fundamental understanding of the forces that shape society and the environment in order to make informed decisions about the layout and design of cities and towns, as well as sustainable management of resources.

You'll learn the history and theory of planning while also developing extensive practical skills in project management, urban design, communication, negotiation and development. Students are also actively involved in investigating how the urban form can be improved to embrace healthy urban design, child-friendly and active environments.

You'll have opportunities to travel on a wide range of field trips both within Australia and internationally as part of your studies, learning best-practice planning first-hand from a wide range of communities.

Graduates are recognised as qualified planners by the Planning Institute of Australia. The current shortage of qualified planners in Australia means students can look forward to excellent work prospects and starting salaries.
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) - 65.35
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 7
HKDSE - 3x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - CCD
STPM - 7
MICSS (UEC) - 5.5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - 70
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - 3.5
Sweden Slutbetyg - G
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 65
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8
Indonesia (SMA) - 7.5
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Additional costs
Students undertake fieldwork trips that incur some minor costs.
Additional information
The Academic Skills Unit at Bendigo offers you the opportunity to improve your language and learning skills. In particular, you are provided with help in your writing of essays and reports and your understanding of critical and analytical texts. The unit also offers specialist assistance in English as a second language (ESL). For further information please view the website
Professional recognition
This course is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia: one of only two accredited undergraduate planning courses in Victoria.
Full course details
Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning Bendigo

Diploma of Arts (075107B)

Duration :
1 year
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
21 350
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton
Year
2014
Course description
This program offers an introduction to post-secondary study of humanities and
social sciences with a wide 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.
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) 2013 (indicative only) - 50
International Baccalaureate - 22
GCE A Levels - 2
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - 50
Vietnam (Year 12) - 6
GAOKAO - see: the website

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

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.

Your study experience

Other ways into undergraduate study

Learn how you can plan a pathway into your preferred degree, including single subject entry. See also La Trobe University Access and Equity programs which support a variety of ways into undergraduate study for applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage.

Professional practice

The course includes site visits, field trips and assignments that are related to practical situations found in urban, rural and environmental planning. Students are required to participate in projects negotiated with workplaces such as local governments and to prepare material for public presentations. This experience is further developed with work experience placements in the third and fourth years.

Planning students visit Flinders Island

Overseas study opportunities

There are many opportunities for La Trobe students to study overseas. Students from overseas can come to La Trobe and do a short term Study Abroad program. Some short courses are also available to international students. Short courses are also available to international students. Visit International Students for more information.

Student and graduate profiles

Students of the Faculty talk about their experience at La Trobe.

About the academic staff

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

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