La Trobe welcomes 2021 students

La Trobe University is delighted to offer places to undergraduate students for 2021 through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) January offer round.

The University has increased the number of offers made to current school leavers compared to the first offer round last year and looks forward to welcoming more than four thousand first-year students to its campuses in Melbourne, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton and Albury-Wodonga.

This year, students have shown strong interest in courses leading to careers that are in high demand. The courses with the largest total number of offers made up in the January round are Nursing; Health Sciences; Biomedicine; Arts; Sport and Exercise Science. La Trobe has also seen strong demand for its Law/Law double degrees and Commerce/Commerce double degrees.

Amongst school leavers, La Trobe was the most popular institution of choice for Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology courses.

La Trobe University Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Robert Pike, congratulated all students commencing their studies this year and said the University would continue to make VTAC offers in subsequent rounds.

“These school leavers will be the generation to watch,” Professor Pike said.

“Despite the upheaval and uncertainty they have experienced because of the global pandemic, this cohort of students has come out on top. They have redefined what it means to be resilient and we are thrilled that they have chosen to further their studies at La Trobe.”

Professor Pike said that in addition to these VTAC offers, a significant increase in direct applications this year – which remain open – indicate La Trobe qualifications continue to be in high demand for those at all life stages.

“We have already made a large number of offers directly to students in a number of popular graduate entry qualifications such as Law and Nursing and expect to see this trend continue over the coming months,” Professor Pike said.

“We have also witnessed strong interest from those at all life stages in our newly launched diplomas in Arts, Business, Health, IT and Science and our Graduate Certificates such as the popular Graduate Certificate in Mental Health.”

The University continues to offer a wide range of pathways into its degree programs, such as through Aspire, Achieve at La Trobe and Prepare for La Trobe.

“We recognise that an ATAR score isn’t always the best measure of student potential, and we’re proud to give every student an opportunity to follow their passions – particularly in a year disrupted by COVID-19,” Professor Pike said.

“Our Aspire program – through which we have made more than 1250 offers this year – along with our innovative Achieve at La Trobe and Prepare for La Trobe pathways are built on solid evidence and recognise student achievement in a way that is directly linked to what it takes to succeed at university.”

A number of courses are still available for application. To find out more, contact La Trobe.


PHOTO: Brianna Harris (left) and Gemma Ritchie (right) are excited to start their studies at La Trobe's Bendigo campus.  Brianna has accepted an offer to study a Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery, while Gemma has accepted a place in the Bachelor of Business.

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