Congratulations on your offer to study at La Trobe University.

Enrolment is the process that confirms your place at university. It needs to be completed as soon as possible because offers can lapse – but there is time to get help or return to a step if you don't finish in one go.

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.

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 My Contact Details on the left sidebar menu.
    • Complete your postal, home and semester/term address (even if two or more of these are the same).
    • Add an emergency contact.
    • Confirm citizenship, residency, cultural, disability, educational background and parent/guardian educational details.
  3. On the top menu select the MY OFFERS tab, choose your offer and accept, decline or defer.
  4. Select the MY 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.

Students without a TFN

If you don't have a TFN you can still complete your eCAF by choosing the "Full upfront payment" option.

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.

When you get your TFN complete the eCAF 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 Course information in step 2).

Step 2 – Enrol in your subjects

Course information and subject enrolment for 2015 will open in mid-November 2014.

Course information

The enrolment session finder has information you need to complete your enrolment. It provides:

  1. a link to your faculty where you will find a course grid
  2. information on enrolment sessions (optional for many courses).

Some courses have specific enrolment sessions for enrolment, but most do not. General enrolment sessions are available to all students. At these sessions, you can get help with advanced standing, majors, pathways, scholarships, fees and help with online enrolment.

View session finder

Subject enrolment

Log on to StudentOnLine and select the MY ENROLMENT tab in the top menu. Then select Manage enrolment on the left sidebar menu and accept the terms and conditions to start.

  • 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.


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.

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