5 reasons to jump straight into postgrad study

Starting a postgrad degree might feel like stepping into the unknown. Worries about returning to study or juggling university with work and family commitments can add stress.  Rest assured, we’re here to ensure your postgrad journey is as smooth as possible!

Here are five ways postgraduate study can help you get ahead:

  1. Boost your salary
    Entering into your desired industry with a postgraduate degree under your belt sets you apart from the crowd. Diversifying your skill set also opens you up to more opportunities, plus more competitive salaries. We’re equal first in Victoria with a median salary paid of $104,400 to postgraduate coursework graduates.1
  1. There are more Commonwealth Supported Places than ever before
    Focus on studies, not fees. We offer a range of Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) across our postgraduate courses. A CSP is a spot within a higher education course where the Australian Government pays a part of your university fees.

    You may also be eligible for a scholarship, which can support you while you study. La Trobe is proud to offer a wide range of postgraduate scholarships. View all our available scholarships.
  1. Study that fits around your life
    La Trobe’s study model allows you to tailor your uni experience the way you want. From on-campus to online study, or a mix of both, you can design study to fit around your life.

    You can choose from a variety of flexible study modes and choose to do more subjects or complete a research project.
  1. Stronger chance of securing full-time employment
    Postgrads are highly employable. 95.5 per cent2 of our domestic graduates find full-time work within three years of graduating. Job seekers with a postgrad degree were even more likely to get work in their field of interest than those with a Bachelor’s degree alone.
  1. Diversify or specialise – the choice is yours
    Postgrad study can expand your field of knowledge. If you want to specialise, an Honours year or Master’s degree is a good choice.

    Studying a postgraduate course at La Trobe also gives you the opportunity to participate in work integrated learning – allowing you to rub shoulders with CEOs, STEM scientists, journalists, legal practitioners or anyone else who inspires you.

With so many good reasons to start your postgraduate degree, now’s a great time to consider all your options and start planning your next career move.

You can find out more about our postgraduate courses with our range of upcoming live and on-demand webinars or book a one-on-one consultation today.


1. Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), 20242023 Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal
2. Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT), 20222022 Graduate Outcomes Survey – Longitudinal
3. Learning and Teaching (QILT), 2023, 2022 Employer Satisfaction Survey