Strong growth in popularity for campus courses.

Strong growth in popularity for campus courses.

16 Dec 2009

Late pop poll results have confirmed that more students are choosing courses at La Trobe for their first preference with the University’s regional campuses proving exceptionally popular.

Student groupLa Trobe’s share of late pop poll first preferences have risen by 16%.

The Albury-Wodonga campus of La Trobe University has performed extremely well in the preference polls through both the UAC (ACT/NSW) and VTAC (Vic) admissions systems.

With first preference growth of 42% and over 65% growth in preferences 1-4, campus courses have attracted significant increased attention from future students.

New courses for 2010 in allied health – Paramedics, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy – are particularly popular. Courses in Podiatry and Speech Pathology will also be available from 2011. The new common first year associated with the Health Science programs has the added benefit of offering students increased flexibility in relation to moving between courses and campuses.

New course developments for 2009 included the Diploma of Business, which provides an excellent grounding in a range of areas such as accounting, marketing, management and economics. Successful completion of the Diploma leads to direct entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Business.

Also new in the Bachelor of Business is a major in Sustainable Resource Management. Unique to the Albury-Wodonga campus, this study stream includes traditional business subjects as well as subjects from other areas relating to sustainability and the environment. 

The campus continues to offer the unique and highly-regarded science degree in Environmental Management and Ecology.  This program has also attracted a significant increase in student preferences.

“La Trobe University announced a Regional Strategy early this year, which confirmed the University’s commitment to its regional campuses and surrounding communities.  It is therefore pleasing to see students respond positively to this commitment by opting for courses in Albury-Wodonga,” stated Professor Lin Crase, Executive  Director at the Albury-Wodonga  campus..  

Prospective students wishing to discuss their study options during the Change of Preference  period should call:

Leo Whyte, Future Students Adviser at the Albury-Wodonga campus, on (02) 6024 9785.

A call-back system will be in place during the UAC change of preference period which closes on 6th January.




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