Enrol

Congratulations on your offer to study at La Trobe University.

Enrolment is the process that confirms your place at university. The steps to enrolment are:

  • Step 1 – Activate your account and accept, decline or defer
  • Step 2 – Enrol in your subjects
  • Step 3 – Get ready for university.

To ensure your offer does not lapse you should complete Step 1 as soon as possible. We recommend you do this within 10 days of receiving your offer.

If you need help you can call the Enrolment hotline 1800 774 452 or attend an enrolment session (details in Step 2).

Step 1 – Activate your account and accept, decline or defer

Activate your La Trobe account

New student or returning after a deferral

You need your applicant ID number to activate your La Trobe account. Your applicant ID should match the number provided to you by VTAC, UAC or Apply Direct. Your email also needs to match the email submitted in your application.

Activate now

Once you activate your account your student ID (username) will be displayed onscreen. This will give you access to StudentOnLine to continue enrolment and use other features, for example your La Trobe email account. After you activate your account go to Accept, defer or decline.

Current La Trobe students

You will already have a La Trobe account. Go to Accept, defer or decline.

Accept, defer or decline

  1. Log on to StudentOnLine.
  2. Select Contact on the left sidebar menu.
    • Add an emergency contact.
    • Amend your address, phone numbers and email contacts as appropriate.
  3. On the top menu select the Offers tab, choose your offer and accept, decline or defer.
  4. Select the eCAFS tab on StudentOnLine and complete the form or forms that apply to you.
    • Before you complete the form you need to read the 2015 brochure for your loan. See the Study Assist website for more information.
    • Request for Commonwealth Support and HECS-HELP - if enrolling in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) you must complete this form. You cannot enrol in any subjects until it has been completed.
    • Request for SA-HELP Assistance - if you are an Australian citizen or permanent humanitarian visa holder complete this form to defer payment of your compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee.
    • Request for FEE-HELP Assistance - if you are an Australian citizen or permanent humanitarian visa holder enrolling in a domestic fee paying place complete this form to defer payment of your subject fees.

Information on electronic Commonwealth Assistance Forms (eCAFs)

eCAFs for CSP offers

You must complete your Request for Commonwealth Support and HECS-HELP form to enrol in subjects.

This form needs to be completed by the census date, otherwise you will be withdrawn form your course.

Tax File Number (TFN)

If you are an Australian citizen or permanent humanitarian visa holder you need a TFN to confirm your HECS-HELP, SA-HELP or FEE-HELP loan by the census date.

Visit the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website to apply for a TFN. You will normally be given a TFN within 28 days of applying. We recommend you apply early as the ATO receives lots of applications in the lead up to the census date and there is a chance you may not get your TFN before the deadline.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) students without a TFN

If you don't have a TFN you can still complete your Request for Commonwealth Support and HECS-HELP form by choosing the 'Full upfront payment' option. You must still apply for and obtain a TFN, as described above.

When you get your TFN complete the Request for Commonwealth Support and HECS-HELP form again, choosing your preferred payment option.

Pay upfront CSP offers

If you are an Australian permanent resident (non-humanitarian) or a New Zealand citizen you need to pay your fees upfront by the first census date. You still need to fill out a Request for Commonwealth Support and HECS-HELP form to agree to the CSP.

More information

If you need help see the Info on eCAFs FAQ, visit Ask La Trobe or attend an enrolment session (see Find subjects and enrolment sessions in step 2).

Step 2 – Enrol in your subjects

Find subjects and enrolment sessions

The enrolment session finder (link below) has information you need to complete enrolment. It will help you:

  1. find subjects
  2. find enrolment sessions (optional for many courses).

Enrolment session finder

Find subjects

The session finder will show a link to your faculty once your search is complete. You will find a course grid–a document with information on subjects you need to do–using this link.

Your course grid gives details on the core (compulsory) and elective (non-compulsory) subjects for your course.

Once you have found the course grid, use the Subjects page for details on each of your subjects. You can also search or browse for elective subjects on this page.

Please note: Not all course have elective subjects.

You can also use the 2015 University Handbook to find your course grid.

Enrolment sessions

If your course has a specific enrolment session the details will be listed in the session finder once your search is complete. You need to attend this session to complete your enrolment.

Many courses do not have specific enrolment sessions and your enrolment can be completed online. If you need help general enrolment sessions are available to all students–but these are optional.

General enrolment sessions can be viewed and booked through Enrolment Support Session link.

The general enrolment sessions provide information on:

  • advanced standing (recognition for prior learning)
  • majors
  • pathways
  • scholarships
  • fees
  • help with online enrolment.

Subject enrolment

After your have found your course grid and subjects you are ready to complete subject enrolment. If not, go through Find subjects and enrolment sessions (step above) in detail.

To enrol in your subjects, log on to StudentOnLine and select the Enrolment tab in the top menu.

Commencing undergraduate students must enrol in and complete two online modules – the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) and Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education. These modules are automatically on your study plan and are to be completed in your first semester of study.

Please note:

  • Students starting Semester 1 must enrol in subjects for Semester 1 and Semester 2.
  • Students starting Semester 2 can only enrol in subjects for Semester 2.

If you need help with subject enrolment you can attend an enrolment session or contact your faculty.

Step 3 – Get ready for university

Design your timetable

Allocate Plus is the system used to create your timetable. You select preferences for classes using this system.

Please note: You can only access Allocate Plus the day after you enrol in subjects.

It opens in view mode on 1 December 2014 so you can work out preferences. The system opens in full early January 2015; you will then be able to choose your preferences.

Order your student ID card

Your student ID card is used in the library, for printing and photocopying and as ID during exams. You order your student ID card using an online process; this includes uploading your own photo.

Order now

You will be able to collect your student ID card from your nominated campus after processing. The processing times are:

  • Melbourne, Albury-Wodonga and Bendigo campuses – 5 working days
  • other campuses – 10 working days.

We recommend you collect your card during Orientation – you won't need it until you start university. As a new student you will need to provide photo ID (e.g. driver licence) during collection.

Orientation

Well done! You have completed all the steps to enrolment at La Trobe and the last thing you need to do is plan your Orientation.

Check it out