Parents

Get an overview of what you need to know as your child prepares for university. You can also find out more by reading our FAQs and browsing our course database.

Why should your child go to university? 

'In my experience certainly I recall it gave me access to a world of ideas, of incredibly smart people, of enriching cultural and social experiences and a lot of fun as well.' – Professor Jane Long, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic).

Why university?

Preparing for university

'Finding the right course can take time and we encourage future students to start this process before their final year of school. While ultimately this is your child's responsibility, we understand that you as a parent want to be well informed.' – Alix Austin, Future Student Advisor.

Researching Courses

Student support

'We have a compressive transition program to support all new students from the moment they receive their offer and we continue to support them throughout their entire degree.' – James Wood, Student Engagement and Transition Advisor.

Support at university

A week in the life of a university student

Wondering what a typical week will look like when your child starts university? Follow Clare and Jordan and find out.

A week with a Nursing-Midwifery student

A week with an International Development student

Living away from home

Find out how our students transition to their new lifestyles living out of home and on campus.

Living in a share house

Living on Campus

Life after university

'I think the qualities that La Trobe graduates have are their ability and desire to really make a change and really make a contribution' – Katie Armitage, Head of Alumni Relations.

Life After Uni

Contact us

If you have questions about your child's path to university, don't hesitate to contact us for one-on-one advice.

We can help

Local students


International students