Melbourne - 7 July 2016
Nothing becomes real until it's experienced!
Our Experience La Trobe events are a sample of what you can expect when you begin university. We offer you the flexibility to attend workshops and seminars of your choice.
This is your chance to get to know our community and campus. Be a La Trobe student for the day to find out what uni life is really like. Come with your friends, parents or teachers to chat with those that know La Trobe best - our students and academics.
Experience La Trobe is a free event - with lunch on us!
Experience La Trobe schedule - School leavers
Registration and morning tea
Welcome and student panel
Prize draw and area of study expo
Mature age (21+)
Mature age registration is open to people aged 21 years and over.
Experience La Trobe schedule - Mature age
Registration and morning tea
Welcome and student panel
Talk to a consultant about your needs
Session B (select from sessions)
Session C (select from sessions)
We offer a range of degrees that can be connected to professional sporting careers. Listen to a panel of experts as they talk through how and where our courses can lead you.
Overseas Adventures: Student Exchange
Find out about study opportunities with out 130+ international partner institutions in more than 30 countries, including semester/year exchange, short-term programs and internships. Hear about the generous financial support available for all students and how to be part of this exciting opportunity!
Secret parents business
Designed just for parents, this session covers information on how new university students become independent, the benefits of University study, how to support your child through VCE, how selection and fee structures work, and what student life is really like here.
Turn your degree into a career
It’s never too early to start preparing for your career. Find out how to make the most of your time at uni by developing skills that employers want. Hear from a panel of our graduates about finding employment after university.
Year 10 and VCE information
Find out all you need to know about choosing subjects for VCE, and what it takes to get into university.
What profession can your child work toward? What opportunities will a La Trobe degree give graduates? Talk with and listen to a panel of professionals including selection staff and get the inside knowledge on VTAC applications and pathways.
Take a tour of the campus with the people that know it best - our students! They’ll show you the facilities our students have access to, and you can ask the students what they really think of studying at our Melbourne campus.
Aspire Early Admissions Program
We reward the givers, dreamers and leaders of the community through our Aspire program. Learn more about the application process and hear from a panel of current students in the Aspire program.
Living on campus: Accommodation talk and tour
Ever wondered what it’s like to live on campus? Our Melbourne Campus accommodates many hundreds of students every year in residential colleges. Take a guided tour and check them out. You can chat with students and staff along the way for informed opinions and accommodation tips.
College Of Arts, Social Science and Commerce (ASSC)
Bachelor of Arts: Turn your passion into a career
With a subject offering more flexible than any of our other degrees, a Bachelor of Arts gives you the opportunity to match your study interests with your career goals. Find out how our unique first year discovery units including ‘Ideas that shook the world’ and ‘Rethinking our humanity’ equip our highly regarded Arts graduates to be the critical thinkers and problem solvers of the future.
Business and communication: Calling all future global business leaders
With solid foundations in entrepreneurship, sustainability and global citizenship, Business and Commerce offer a range of career opportunities for our business leaders of tomorrow. Design your own business degree to suit your own interests, or find a commerce degree to help land you a position in a multinational organisation. Explore ways that case studies, travel tours, company visits and industry-led seminars can launch your business career in competitive industries.
Criminology: Piece together the complex fragment of crime
Explore how Criminology and the study of crime, justice and legal studies benefit the community. Delve into the intricate world of crime and find out why our course is the only one in Victoria with core forensics subjects. Discuss how the key themes of social justice and human rights advocacy can solve real-world problems. Find out about exciting graduate opportunities in advocacy, policy, crime prevention, corrections and the criminal justice system.
Marketing, Event Management and Public Relations: know your audience and build your brand
Understand the importance of knowing your brand and building brand loyalty. Learn the fundamentals of advertising, events, customer experience, marketing and public relations. Find out the extensive career potential for marketers, the features of our on-campus PR communications agency, and how we use the ‘triple-bottom’ line approach to minimising economic, social and environmental impact in event management.
Media industries: Lights, Camera, Action! Hands-on production in our TV studio.
Experience our TV studio in action and become part of the production crew. Learn how hands-on experiences operating cameras, reading from auto-cue, editing footage, or presenting in front of the camera will help you become a career-ready media producer. Places are limited!
Languages: Open the doors to the whole world
With eight languages on offer and high subject flexibility, a language can be studied within almost all of our degrees. Find out how studying a language can improve your job prospects and open doors to careers all over the world.
Law: Love courtroom drama? Watch our live witness examination
Our law students get involved in a wide range of extra-curricular activities including mock trials and witness examinations in our Moot Court. Come and see them in action while they practise their prosecution and defence skills, and get involved in some court room drama. Places are limited!
Politics and International Relations: Make a positive change in a complex world
Change the world by influencing policy, managing international relations, or working with a global aid organisation. Learn how complex relationships between governments determine wars, trade, travel and the sharing of knowledge, and find out how understanding politics can help you excel in a global career.
Sport Management and Sport Journalism: Global careers in the booming sporting industry
Sport is a rapidly growing and significantly global industry offering a range of career opportunities in management, media, journalism, communications and commerce. With the largest offering of sports subjects in Australia, find out how you can combine skills in business or communications with your passion for sport.
Accounting and Finance: Speak the language
In an industry with some of the most employable graduates in the world, learn how we equip our accounting and financial students with strong business and interpersonal skills to set them ahead of the pack. Use real-world case studies to learn about market opportunities, the financial theory behind big business, and explore the exciting areas of financial risk, forensic accounting, and ethical investing.
Archaeology and history: Discover how the ancients shaped our modern world
Unlock the secrets of ancient life. Explore how archaeologists use artefacts and fragments from the past to study societies and cultures, and how historians connect the dots between modern and ancient worlds. Understand the relationships between the past and the present, and the lessons history can teach us about the future.
Education: Shape the world and teach the leaders of tomorrow
Make a difference to the lives of others and teach the leaders of tomorrow. Our education students learn how to make a difference, not only in the classroom, but in developing educational priorities around the world. Find out what teachers really do, and where they can work, the different career paths our graduates take, and what makes the way we teach education stand out from the rest.
Journalism: Discover a career in digital journalism
The world of journalism has changed. Social media and the internet have revolutionised the quantities of information generated and shared around the world. With audiences more hungry than ever for relevant new stories, see how you can shape the important conversations of today with journalism in the digital age.
Law: Our commitment to social justice and human rights
With strong commitment to human rights and social justice, our law school is different. Our law degrees offer you much more than a career as a barrister or solicitor – you can study law in its broad social, political and economic context, find out why we were the first university to partner with the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights and why our law students are so passionate about making a difference.
Sustainability and International Development: People and the impact we are having on society and the environment
Explore the complex global development challenges facing the world today and the impact human rights are having on our precious planet. Learn ways to reduce poverty, improve human rights and develop sustainability and environmental policies. Discover how studying Sustainability and Development can lead to a rewarding career in humanitarian, aid, or government development organisations.
College of Science, Health and Engineering (SHE)
An insight into Nursing and Midwifery: Clinical skills and more
You will gain an understanding of some of the skills required by nurses and midwives in clinical practice. Experience a simulated clinical ward environment, where you can take part in caring for a ‘sim’ patient and view and interact with a range of equipment which is used to train the nursing student during their undergraduate education, as they progress to becoming a Registered Nurse. Experience the skills that undergraduate midwifery students learn as they prepare for clinical practise – you will have the chance to be the midwife at a simulated birth and help with the immediate care of the newborn.
Anatomy: Seeing how we breathe
This interactive workshop is designed to help you gain a better understanding of how the body works by looking at how we breathe. This workshop will give you access to skeletons, models, x-rays and, for those who are interested, cadaveric specimens (i.e. dissected human bodies). You might also like our physiology workshop in Session B which explores the body and the way we breathe even further.
Please note that you have the option to visit the cadaver’s lab after the session but you may also opt out of this part.
Animal and Veterinary Biosciences: Working with animals
If you love animals and want a career devoted to providing them with the best health care then this degree is ideal. Best part is that La Trobe University has its very own animal sanctuary onsite. Join us to find out more.
Application Development: The future is in your hands
We live in an information-driven society, so how can you get into the driver’s seat? Our department will show you how with an interactive workshop centred around the technologies that are changing our lives and the skills necessary to be employed by the likes of Apple, HP, Facebook and Google. You will see how new mobile applications are developed and you will have the opportunity to develop a real app. See how we support your career aspirations through teaching, hands on laboratory experience, research and industry collaboration.
Physiology: Why we need to breathe to survive
This interactive workshops is designed to help you gain a better understanding of how the body works by looking at how we breathe. In this workshop you will use instrumentation that is commonly used in sporting and research laboratories to help explain why we need to breathe to survive. You might also like our anatomy workshop in Session A to explore the body and the way we breathe even further.
Audiology: Have you heard about it?
Hearing affects everything. Find out more about the science of Audiology and working with people with hearing, balance and related disorders. Employment opportunities in the field of audiology are expected to increase over the next decade.
Biomedical Science: Your pathway to medicine
Want to cure cancer? Want to make your way into the Medical profession? Join us for a first-hand experience in our state of the art La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science research laboratory.
Civil Engineering: Building the future
Are you creative? Do you like the idea of design, construction, and maintenance of roads, bridges, canals, dams and super structures? Civil engineering provides a diverse career that is helping build the shape of the future. Come along and learn what it is like to be a civil engineer, and as part of a team build a suspension bridge.
Dietetics and Nutrition: Delve beneath the fads
Our food and nutrition session will outline the skills and knowledge required to help people make food choices aimed at improving health and preventing diet-related diseases. Do you want to know the difference between a dietician and a nutritionist? Find out by attending the sessions and take part in some hands on activities showcasing the roles of dieticians and nutritionists.
Discover and experience Robotics at La Trobe
Robotics is one of the fast-growing fields of engineering changing the world as we know it. This workshop puts you in the driver’s seat: take control of and interact with an assortment of robots and mechatronic systems designed by students and staff at La Trobe. Discover how robots are revolutionising everything from medicine through to cleaning. You’ll also get to check out La Trobe’s new robotics laboratory.
Health Information Management
There is a national shortage of health information management, which means graduates are in high demand. Salaries range from $50,000 at entry level to over $180,000 at senior level. Find out how Health Information Managers contribute to running hospitals and managing staff across the country. Find out about clinical coding, e-health and the business side of medicine.
Health Sciences: Improve the health of your community
If you have a desire to improve the quality of life of people as individuals, families, groups and community, you might wish to consider completing the bachelor of Health Sciences. Discover the many important careers on offer in the exciting fields of public health, health promotion and anatomy and physiology.
Introduction to 3D design and manufacturing
Are you curious about 3D printing and Computer Aided Design? Learn how to create and print a 3D object using Computer Aided Design.
B & C
Hospital experience (offsite) – Nursing & Podiatry
Join us for an exciting workshop at our state-of-the-art clinical school at the Northern Hospital. With hands on activities, you’ll get an insider’s view of what it is like to do clinical placements as a health student at La Trobe.
Please note: this workshop covers Session b and C. The Northern Hospital is a short drive from our Melbourne campus and we’ll be providing bus transport to and from the workshop.
Orthoptics: An eye on a great career
If you have an interest in eyes – look no further! This is the session for you! The first part of the workshop will provide a brief introduction to Orthoptics and what it’s all about. The second part of the workshop will include hands-on practical activities assessing vision, colour vision and even some retinal photography (find out what this is by attending the session!)
Network Technology: It’s a small world with big possibilities
The world around is intricately connected, so how do you fit in? In this workshop, we will take you behind the scenes to discover how major companies including CSIRO deliver large scale network infrastructure. Join us as we travel around the globe on the World Wide Web eventually landing in the palm of your hand. This interactive workshop digs deeper into the technology that connects our world and you will come away with an insight as to how the internet and data communication networks operate. Experience our specialised networking laboratories and broaden your horizons by seeing the programs and expertise we offer to match your career ambitions.
Paramedicine: Could you handle the pressure
This session will test your ability to think quickly and choose wisely, all the while pitting your team against the clock to “save lives”. You’ll be presented with actual medical images and scenarios, throwing you into the challenge of making life-saving decisions appropriate for each case.
Physics: Getting interesting
Come and explore the fantastic and wicked potential of sound waves. Sinister goo driven by huge sub-woofers, robots that can outsmart people and much more! All you need to bring along is a sense of adventure.
Physiotherapy and Podiatry: Keeping people moving
For those with an interest in rehabilitation, sport and recovery, this session is a must. You’ll find out about the many different types of movement disorders treated by Physiotherapists and Podiatrists, who deal with people of all ages and backgrounds.
Prosthetics and Orthotics: Changing lives
This workshop will introduce you to the working environment of the profession of the Prosthetist/Orthotist (P&O). The session will outline what prosthetics and orthotics is, what a P&O does, how to get into the program, course structure and opportunities available to graduates of the program.
Psychology: What’s inside your head?
Come and find out about all the different things psychologists are interested in and how you can become a Psychologist. You’ll learn that psychology is much more than the diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders, and includes the study of personality, emotion, learning, memory, thinking, language and more. During this session you might event learn a little bit about what goes on inside your head!
Science: Keeping you intrigued
Are you interested in science and want to know what a career in it looks like? Science graduates are highly valued and sought after by a diverse range of employers. Experience a snapshot of what a Scientist can do in our state of the art laboratories.
Social Work: You will make a difference
Find out about the many opportunities available in the field of Social Work and gain an understanding of what it is all about. The workshop will outline the various roles performed by social work graduates and the many interesting career paths available. Participants will also get a chance to get a feel for the profession by taking part in various role play and situational activities.
Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy: Getting your head around recovery
Experience what is involved in assisting a patient to regain mobility after suffering severe head trauma or stroke. This workshop will cover occupational therapy strategies to aid recovery along with the implementation of programs to help the patient improve concentration, memory and communication skills during their recovery.
Study Sport and Exercise Science
Are you sports crazy? If the answer is yes, find out more about a career in exercise science by attending our workshop where you’ll have the chance to undertake hands-on activities in our lab.