How the Online Campus works

How much time is required to study online?

Studying online provides a greater amount of flexibility for all students. Courses can be completed as fast or as slow as you need to fit around your schedule. Enrol in one or two subjects in one study period, depending on how much time you have.

To complete subjects within the study period, we recommend allowing at least 12-15 hours a week for each subject. To make sure you’re on top of your study load and you’re progressing though each subject, it' best to set up a study plan personalised around your life.

How subjects are taught

Many of our online programs offer subjects in intense short study periods many times over the year. This provides some capacity to customise your program to enrol in subjects when it suits you, and even to complete more subjects in a year than in traditional semester-based programs.

Online subjects include a range of learning activities:

  • engaging with the online material
  • participating in interactive classes
  • completing the required readings
  • note taking and completing assessments.
  • group work with other students

Other information

Course materials

Your subject material will be available through one of two Learning Management System (LMS).

The LMS will allow you to access your:

  • online subjects
  • calendar
  • forums
  • latest news
  • upcoming events

It also provides a place where you can keep in touch with other students and the staff who will be there to support you through your learning journey.

You'll also find the Discover La Trobe learning module guide in the LMS, which will help you to become familiar with the tools, resources and information you need to succeed.

Technology requirements

We try to keep it simple; the major requirement is that you have internet access. We aim to ensure that your subjects can be accessed from the LMS with using a computer or tablet.

Don’t always have reliable internet? As a La Trobe student you have access to one of our seven campuses.


At La Trobe University, we want all our students to succeed and we know that sometimes you just need a bit of support to get you over the line.

As a student, you will have access to a full support team that can help with any administrative or IT inquiries. The team are available to help through video conference, phone or email.

Availability: Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm call (+61 3) 9479 6360 or Ask a Question

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