Pathways and entry schemes

We pride ourselves on creating a supportive learning environment for everyone to succeed.

Our student community includes school leavers, parents, people with TAFE qualifications, First Nations people and people from refugee backgrounds. The vibrant campus culture provides an inclusive setting for you to thrive.

Our team can speak with you about your path to La Trobe. Book in for a one-on-one course advice appointment and we'll help you through the steps.

Below is just a snapshot of the many pathways to uni. Visit Pathways and Entry Schemes to learn more.

At La Trobe, there’s more than one way into university through the Aspire early entry programs.

We have multiple streams to choose from, so if you’ve given back to your community, achieved good results in Year 11 or taken extra university studies, you could get an early conditional offer into your dream course.

Students who want peace of mind can secure an early conditional offer with Year 11 grades through the Aspire Year 11 Conditional Entry program.

You can also start your transition in Year 12 by completing university undergraduate subjects or micro-subjects during your Year 12 studies with our Aspire Early University Study program (available to scored and unscored VCE students).

Our Aspire Community Contribution Program rewards students with volunteering or community service experience with an early offer to uni.

Our Regional Benefits Program empowers high-achieving students to live, study and thrive in regional Victoria.

If a change in career is on the cards for you, La Trobe's Mildura Campus is the perfect place for you to succeed. Our Tertiary Preparation Program can help facilitate your entry to uni or you may be able to use your work and life experience in your course application as a pathway to uni.

Our strong relationship with SuniTAFE creates seamless pathway opportunities for students to use their TAFE qualification as a stepping stone into university. Study a SuniTAFE course in accounting, early education, community services or nursing and use this as credit into a degree at the Mildura Campus.

Meet our students

Photo of Erin McGauchie

I'll always recommend the Tertiary Preparation Program. I didn’t finish year 12 – this program let me refresh and get back into the habit of studying and learning. It let me see that I was capable of getting good enough grades, and that I was someone who would be able to finish a degree.

Erin McGauchie
Bachelor of Nursing,
Mildura Campus
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TAFE was the perfect preparation that I needed for uni. The transition was really quite fluent and simple. It got me into a routine and set high expectations of what I had to produce in my assignments. When I began uni, I already felt a lot more comfortable and confident with what I needed to achieve by the time I was there.