The Evening Event

Your life experience is a great start to a La Trobe degree

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Join us for an evening of information, activity and discussion to explore study options to suit your life at any stage.

When: Monday 15 August, 5.30-9pm

With the flexibility to attend workshops of your choice you’ll get the information most relevant to you and the opportunity to ask your questions. Meet our current students and hear of their challenges and achievements in university life. The Evening Event is free and everyone is welcome to attend.


5pmOptional accommodation tour
5.30pmRegistration, refreshments
6pmWelcome session
6.30pmStudent panel sessions
7pmUni life Expo, refreshments
7.30pmDiscipline workshops
8.15pmStudy Expo, refreshments
9pmEvent concludes

What to expect

Student panel

Straight from school, retirees, opting for a career change or continuing from TAFE - our students all have their own story to share. This is your opportunity to hear first-hand from our students about their experience of life at La Trobe.

Discipline workshops

Explore all you need to know about what you want to study, including prerequisites, pathways and career outcomes during an interactive workshop. This will be your first insight into what to expect from a university classroom.


Every individual has their own questions, concerns and considerations when planning their journey into university study. Chat with our helpful staff to have all your questions answered – even the ones you didn’t know you had!

Work recognition program

The La Trobe University Work Recognition Program is an entry method designed to help students enter University for the first time, regardless of whether they have completed Year 12. This program takes into consideration your previous and current work experience, so there is no need for any formal academic qualifications. The selection process begins with considering your skill level and length of service to calculate a work recognition rank.

La Trobe acknowledges the skills you have acquired in a professional work environment and recognises those skills in an incredibly useful way in transitioning into tertiary study. The Work Recognition Program is a fantastic way to take the next step in your career and transition into the job you want.

How to join The Evening Event

Ensure you register your details to secure your workshop preference.  We’d love for you to bring along friends or family. Please ensure they also register their attendance as we will be providing refreshments throughout the night.

Register for one of our workshops

Business: for a flexible future

Studying Business can take you to some surprising places. Ever thought about how Accounting can help expose criminals? Or what really influenced you to buy those skinny jeans last week? So you’re into sport or travel or film or floristry? These industries need business-minded people too. Find out more about the different specialisations on offer, ways to combine business with some of your other passions and how a business degree can equip you for a fantastic career in today’s unpredictable and rapidly changing society.

Arts: challenge the way you think

Our Bachelor of Arts gives you the flexibility to match your areas of study interests with your career goals and to gain the knowledge and practical experience needed to adapt to a changing job market. Our workshop on the History of Chocolate will give you a taste of the critical thinking, analytical and communication skills you will develop in the BA’s group study and independent learning contexts. The workshop draws upon one of our first  Year History subjects to be taught at Albury Wodonga in 2017, Food For Thought: Understanding History through commodities.

Education: so you want to be a teacher

Learn about teacher education at La Trobe. We will feature the Master of Teaching – Primary / Secondary and the Bachelor of Early Learning (Pre-school Education) courses, including a question and answer session with education staff to give you insights in to how teachers work with learners.

Allied health and beyond

Have you ever considered being an occupational therapist, speech pathology, physiotherapist or paramedic? Health care is one of the world’s fastest growing careers and health care professionals are in high demand. Come along to learn about what La Trobe can offer in these allied health areas. You’ll also learn more about La Trobe Rural Health School’s state-of-the-art facilities.

Nursing: why it matters

Gain an understanding of the skills required by nurses in clinical practice during this interactive workshop. Experience a simulated clinical ward environment, where you can take part in caring for a 'sim' patient using equipment that is used to train nursing students at La Trobe.

Social work: make a difference

Find out more about the many opportunities available in the field of Social Work. This 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 plays.

Science: exploring new frontiers

Science graduates are highly valued and sought after by a diverse range of employers. Splashing through swamps, stalking birds in the forest, using world class equipment - study may not be what you expect! Find out more about what to expect from study and employment opportunities in this workshop.

Psychology: studying mind and behaviour in the best psychology course in the country

Experience studying psychology at our Albury-Wodong Campus. Hear our presenters personal accounts including stories of an international academic career that began as a mature age student at La Trobe. Experiences that lead to a deep curiosity about human nature and eventually to PhD research and recent experience of our undergraduate psychology program and completion of an honours thesis.

Pathway options: stepping stones to your degree

There are many paths that lead to univeristy study. Some students attend straight after high school - but many return to study after time away from formal education. This workshop will explore how the Tertiary Enabling Program and Wodonga TAFE partnership can begin your journey to a La Trobe Degree.

Postgraduate study: accelerate your career with La Trobe MBA

Shaping our community and industry leaders through relevant, responsible, and respected decision-making practices. Find out more about our MBA program.

Postgraduate study: explained, addressing the myths

Chat to our course specialist in Postgraduate study to discuss your options, fees and how to progress your career with postgraduate study.