Enrolment at Albury-Wodonga

Studies show education can improve income and increase life expectancy so why aren’t you studying? There is still time to enrol at La Trobe University’s Albury-Wodonga campus with many new and exciting opportunities available for prospective students.

studentsThe Faculty of Education is offering a Master of Teaching P-12, a course that prepares students to teach in both primary and secondary education.

Dr Rick Churchill, Co-ordinator of La Trobe’s Regional Education Programs, says it is a unique offering as students only need one teaching area stream as a pre-requisite when two are normally necessary.

‘This course has been compressed into 18 months instead of two years and graduates are able to teach from Pre-school up to Year 12. It’s also a great way to get graduates back working in the community as partnerships with schools have helped with placements and more jobs within the community,’ says Dr Churchill.

In addition to the Bachelor of Arts the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is offering a new Work Ready BA which builds on the traditional flexibility of the Bachelor of Arts preparing students for the workforce by offering additional specific career development subjects and work placements.

Dr Pamela Wallace, Faculty Coordinator says that while the new Bachelor offers more practical skills for students, the newly launched Diploma of Arts provides students with different options.

‘The Diploma with its academic skills support provides is an alternative pathway for people who may be unfamiliar with tertiary education to complete their first year of a Bachelor of Arts,’ says Dr Wallace.

Other new options at the campus include new science programs from the Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering. Dr Susan Lawler, Department Head, says the addition of two practical courses will give students a better grasp on what it is like to work as a practicing scientist.

The courses run in both first and second semester and offer the chance for students to work in two different ecological habitats for six days with an online component and learn field techniques a step beyond the theoretical training in classrooms.

‘This year we are offering Alpine Ecology and Arid Zone Ecology.  Both include elements on ethics, teamwork, analysing data, as well as a practical introduction to field research.  It is suitable for aspiring park managers, ecologists and anyone interested in a career working in science and the environment,’ says Dr Lawler.

The La Trobe Business School offers the Diploma in Business, the Bachelor of Business and the newly launched Bachelor of Business (Accounting).

This new business degree provides an accounting specialization in a broader business context and offers learning in career-specific areas including accounting, auditing, business law, finance, forensic accounting, public sector accounting and taxation.

The Faculty of Health Sciences is offering the Bachelor of Human Services/Master of Social work which provides students with an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in the dynamic and rewarding field of social work according to Darran Stonehouse, lecturer in the School of Social Work and Social Policy.

‘The course is designed to meet the diverse needs and interests of students, and to equip them for the wide range of employment opportunities that exist in both government and non-government organisations throughout Australia and internationally.’

‘Graduates of the degree have excellent employment prospects, with the 2009 Graduate Destination Survey highlighting that 95 per cent of graduates had obtained full time employment within three months of graduating,’ says Mr Stonehouse.

For more information or to arrange an interview please contact:

Meghan Lodwick

La Trobe University Communications Officer
T:  03 9479 5353 M:  0418 495 941 E: M.Lodwick@latrobe.edu.au

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