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 – Course information finder and enrolment sessions
- Step 3 – Get ready for university.
To ensure your offer does not lapse you should complete steps 1 and 2 before the lapse date.
Make sure you read through each step for information on topics such as electronic Commonwealth Assistance Forms (this covers HECS-HELP) and subject enrolment for each semester.
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. It needs to match the ID provided to you by VTAC, UAC or Apply Direct (including any letters). Your email also needs to match the email submitted in your application.
Once you activate your account your student ID will be displayed onscreen. Your student ID is your user name for StudentOnLine which you use 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
Please note: Your student ID is your username for StudentOnLine.
- Log on to StudentOnLine.
- Select Contact on the left sidebar menu.
- Add an emergency contact.
- Amend your address, phone numbers and email contacts as appropriate.
- On the top menu select the Offers tab, choose your offer and accept, decline or defer.
- 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.
Step 2 – Course information finder and subject enrolment
Course information and enrolment sessions
The course information finder (above) has information you need to complete enrolment. It will help you:
- find subjects
- find enrolment sessions (optional for many courses).
The finder will show a link to your area of study once your search is complete. Follow this and you will find information on your course and the subjects you need to do. It will give details on the core (compulsory) and elective (non-compulsory) subjects for your course.
Once you have found your course information, 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 courses have elective subjects.
You can also use the 2015 University Handbook to find course information.
Find enrolment sessions
After your have found your course grid and subjects you are ready to complete subject enrolment. If not, go through Course information 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 included on your study plan and are to be completed in your first semester of study. You will be able to complete these subjects on the Learning Management System (LMS) before the start of Semester 1, we will let you know when they open.
Please note that:
- students starting Semester 1 must enrol in subjects for Semester 1 and 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 ASK La Trobe.
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.
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 it using an online process; this includes uploading your own photo.
If you are a new student you will need to collect your student ID card at campus because we need to see photo ID (e.g. driver licence) to verify your identity. It will be available from your nominated campus after processing, the processing times are:
- Melbourne and Albury-Wodonga campuses – 5 working days
- Bendigo, City, Mildura and Shepparton campuses – 10 working days.