If you missed the Official Welcome to La Trobe don’t worry because we’ve wrapped up the 10 most asked questions, answered by our all-star Student Panel.
The Semester 1 Orientation program features more than 350 sessions, including a mix of live virtual, on-demand and in-person events.
All Orientation activity information is located within the Orientation Planner, which is continually updated with new sessions and information. We encourage you to start your Orientation experience with the Online Orientation LMS.
While Orientation is completely accessible online, students are welcome to visit campus to familiarise yourself with buildings and facilities. Please be mindful that the University is a public space, and therefore Victorian COVIDSafe Guidelines should always be adhered to. As circumstances are continuously evolving, we encourage you to keep up to date with La Trobe’s policies via the Student FAQs for COVID-19.
Campus Tours are being provided face to face, please check the orientation planner for more information. If you cannot make a F2F tour, they are available virtually using the following link: Campus Tours (https://now.latrobe/ToursOnDemand)
2. Classes, modes of delivery & timetables
Teaching and learning in 2022 will be delivered in a blend of on-campus and online activities/classes.
There are different types of classes:
- Lectures – formal classes in which lecturers present subject material to all students enrolled in a subject.
- Tutorials – smaller classes in which material from lectures and readings can be discussed in more detail.
- Seminars – a combination of a Lecture and Tutorial (usually comprising of both the lecture and tutorial being taught together)
- Workshops – usually involve academic staff presenting themes or concepts related to the course.
Modes of delivery
For Semester 1, lectures will be online. Other teaching and learning activities will be delivered through a mix of in person and hybrid online – giving students as much choice as possible for how they engage with their studies.
To find out if you’re required to be on-campus for a face-to-face class, log into Allocate+ to view your timetable. Online classes will have “- “as the location. Students can access these classes via (LMS). We recommend students contact their Subject Coordinators for information regarding recorded classes, reading lists and attendance.
Some subjects have compulsory attendance requirements, which will be noted in the Subject Learning Guide (SLG). If you are unsure, seek advice from your Subject Coordinator.
If you have a combination of face to face and online classes, you will be able to use the library to join your online classes. The library is open to all students. Please check the library hours.
If you have classes on campus but aren’t sure where to go, check campus maps.
For information regarding Allocate+ and timetables, please view the ASK La Trobe FAQs.
3. Student ID Cards
Your student ID card is used in the library, for printing and photocopying, for building access and as ID during exams.
All Student ID Cards are ordered online. For more information on how to order and where to collect please follow instructions on the Student ID Cards webpage.
If you are not in Australia, you do not need to order your Student ID Card yet – order your Student ID Card when you arrive to Australia.
4. Reading lists, textbooks & uniforms
Required and recommended reading (including textbooks you may need) is listed in your Subject Learning Guide found in your LMS.
You can also access your readings by going to readinglists.latrobe.edu.au and searching by subject code or name. Alternatively you can buy textbooks online from theschoollocker.com.au. We recommend that you wait until after your first classes to purchases resources.
La Trobe University does not require students to wear a uniform, but we recommended that you dress in comfortable and professional clothing.
If your course requires a uniform, please refer to your Subject Learning Guide found in your LMS for information. Uniforms, name badges, textbooks, technology, branded and non-branded merchandise are now available from The School Locker. Online orders are available for all campus locations. If you are located at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus, you can visit their new store at the Agora.
5. Support while you’re at La Trobe
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. They can link you with other services too.
LiveChat is the quickest way to get help from ASK La Trobe.
Library Learning Services
Library Learning Services is the place for every student, at every level, on every campus to develop and extend their academic skills through workshops, drop-ins and consultations.
Library Learning Services offer 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), Library skills and well as Coding, Maths and Science.
Available On Demand, are sessions to help you with study tips, managing your time, returning to study, studying in Australia and academic skills for your discipline.
You can also make an appointment to speak to your Student Advisor who can help with enrolment, subject selection, study plans and more.
All students can access the La Trobe Library. To get started, check out the On Demand Library Essentials – Starter class. You can also contact the Library Chat service or phone (9479 2922) anytime Monday – Friday 9am-5pm.
Student IT Support
Check out the On Demand Student IT Starter Class for an overview of all the University IT systems and learning technologies you’ll need including LMS, Zoom, StudentOnLine, Office 365, Student Email and much more. If you need help connecting to the university systems, resetting your password, printing, or any other study tools, contact Student IT Support.
La Trobe University offers wellbeing services to help you succeed in your studies. You can:
We recommend you view the Wellbeing Services to Help You at Uni available On Demand to learn more. You can also visit our website latrobe.edu.au/wellbeing or call, email or drop-into our Health and Wellbeing Centre in Bundoora. Our friendly team can help you access our services across all campuses or help you with resources within and outside the university.
The LMS is an online learning environment that allows you to access learning materials and activities related to your studies from any location with internet access. Within 24 hours of enrolling in a subject, you will be able to access all subject information via the Learning Management System (LMS), including announcements, content, forums, quizzes, Turnitin assignments and other online learning activities. On your subject LMS pages you can access the Subject Learning Guides and contact information for Subject Coordinators. Explore the LMS early on as you’ll need to use it every week.
7. Sports, Clubs & Societies
Not only are clubs and societies a great way to meet new people and connect with peers who share your interests, they’re also a fantastic way to get involved with the campus community.
Clubs and Societies are a fantastic way to make the most of your university experience. Meet like-minded people, make connections, and explore all of the amazing benefits you can get by being part of a Club or Society at La Trobe University. For more information about the wide range of clubs and societies on campus, how to join, or how to register a new club and society, make sure you check the Clubs and Societies website
La Trobe also has 26 affiliated sporting clubs. From a great social atmosphere and competitions to participation at an elite level. For further information on how to join, visit the Sports Club page
8. AIM & WOM Modules
All undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students are required to enrol in and complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) which introduces students to the principles of academic integrity, avoiding plagiarism and academic misconduct.
All undergraduate students are also required to enrol in and complete the Wominjeka module that introduces students to Indigenous Australian history, culture and customs.
Both modules are worth 0-credit points, compulsory and will appear on your Academic Transcript.
You will need to enrol in LTU0AIM and ABS0WOM via StudentOnLine before they appear on your LMS for you to complete
9. Parking & Travelling to Campus
The requirement to pay for parking will commence at the Melbourne (Bundoora) and Bendigo Campuses from Monday, 14 March 2022. Parking fees do not apply at the Albury-Wodonga, Mildura and Shepparton campuses.
Whether you’re looking for opportunities to connect with alumni and industry professionals or resources to help you plan your career and develop your networks the Employability Programs team can help. There are a number of different workshops and events to provide you with tools for your career development.