Career Support

La Trobe University provides support for career development and helping with employment opportunities for all our students.

Careers and Employment Service

Our careers consultants help students explore career outcomes and provide programs to help develop good employment seeking skills.

Services offered:

  • lunch-time seminars and workshops on resume writing, interview skills, job seeking, graduate recruitment and assessment centres
  • the 'Way Ahead' series of career planning and job seeking seminars
  • masterclass: Applying for vacation and work experience
  • one-to-one career counselling
  • resume checking
  • interview practice
  • graduate recruitment and work experience expos
  • on-campus presentations by employers.

Resources in the Careers and Employment office

Please see our Career Development Centre website for more information about career planning, accessing our job database and Going Global (an international employment site), careers events and for advice on resume writing and interview skills.

Stand out from the crowd

La Trobe also offers programs to develop employability skills. These include:

  • Mentoring program - matches you with someone who has experience in your field of interest and can share their knowledge and provide you with guidance and support.
  • Voluntary work experience - enables you to develop practical skills and gain a greater insight into what goes on in the workplace. For more information please see our Career Development Centre website.
  • Many courses at La Trobe offer programs that offer practical experience in an industry related to your studies. These will vary depending on which course you are studying. Please note there may be visa implications as outlined below.
  • Internships
    • Gain valuable industry experience and get academic credit at the same time.
    • Industry-based learning
    • Work with an industry partner on a project within your course of study.
    • Clinical and education placements are a component of many courses in health sciences and education.

Career management programs

Students in some courses can elect to join a career management program at additional cost.

Professional recognition

Many of our courses offer professional accreditation. For further information please refer to the individual course descriptions in the course guide.

Australian Government and visa requirements

All student visas granted from April 2008 include work rights (condition 8105). International students can work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight, during semester, or unlimited hours during official University vacations. All student visas granted from April 2008 include work rights (condition 8105).