The University introduced the V-Grade in 2020 in recognition of the disruption and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing impact of lockdowns on the student learning experience. The V-Grade was originally meant to cease in 2021 but was extended to cover teaching periods ending by 28 February 2022.
With the return to campus, and a more ‘COVID normal’ year of learning and teaching ahead, the V-Grade will conclude as planned and we will return to our standard grading and assessment processes from Semester 1, 2022.
Learning support services available
The University is committed to providing you with ongoing, flexible and comprehensive support. The health and wellbeing of our students, staff and wider community remain our top priority.
There are a wide range of support services available on campus, and we continue to offer online access for students studying remotely.
The Learning Hub
The Learning Hub offers help with assessments and study from Peer Learning Advisors (PLAs) and expert staff. Specialist help is also available for English language, academic writing (including theses) and Library skills. For information about our workshops, consultations and other services, visit the Learning Hub website.
The Library website provides access to ebooks, journal articles and many other resources online, any time through Library Search. Librarians can help you find the scholarly information you need for your studies and develop your learning and research skills. You can also Chat with a Librarian.
The Student Advising team offer support for students to help guide their transition into university and enable ongoing confidence and success.
AccessAbility and Inclusion
AccessAbility and Inclusion provides support for students with an ongoing medical condition or disability (including physical, neurological, intellectual, sensory, or specific learning difficulty).
La Trobe’s Counselling services provides free and confidential short-term counselling for La Trobe University students. Counselling sessions are offered face-to-face, telephone or by Zoom. We also provide specialist counselling for LGBTIQ+, Men’s Health and Wellbeing and Indigenous students.
Health & Wellbeing Resource Centre
The Student Health and Wellbeing Resource Centre is the first point of call for all your health and wellbeing needs. Open Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm, drop in at Peribolos East Ground Floor (PE101), Bundoora Campus. Or call (03) 9479 1085 or email the Health and Wellbeing Resource Centre for all other campuses.
Indigenous Student Services
Indigenous Student Services provides a range of support for Indigenous students, including: Indigenous Academic Enrolment Program (IAEP), Financial support, Computer lab access, Specific Indigenous Australia resources, Academic advice and advocacy and Scholarships. Indigenous Student Centres are available at all Victorian campuses. For further information, contact Indigenous Education & Student Services.
If you experience circumstances that are serious, adverse and unforeseen that impact your assessments, you may be eligible for Special Consideration. You can check your eligibility for Special Consideration via the website.
ASK LA Trobe
ASK La Trobe can help with accepting your offer, enrolment, timetables, student systems, fees and financial support, exams, results, graduations, international student issues and more. To access ASK La Trobe, visit the ASK La Trobe website.
From the 14th of February 2022, ASK La Trobe face-to-face student services will resume across all campuses.