La Trobe University Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Susan Dodds, congratulated all students commencing this year for their resilience and determination.
“After completing their secondary education under very difficult circumstances, this year’s cohort are to be congratulated for their flexibility, resilience and firm focus on pursuing their passion,” Professor Dodds said.
Professor Dodds also acknowledged the many international students who will be travelling to Australia for the first time over the coming weeks.
“We hope that international students will once again be able to join us on our vibrant campuses, and look forward to enjoying the strong social and cultural contribution they make to campus life,” Professor Dodds said.
Professor Dodds said that in addition to these VTAC offers, La Trobe has made many offers to direct applicants. Many courses are still open for direct application, including an expanded range of fully online degrees.
“We have also witnessed strong interest from those at all life stages in our expanded range of diplomas in arts, business, health, IT, science and teacher education,” Professor Dodds said.
As part of La Trobe offers to students via VTAC in January:
- The University has increased the number of offers made to current school leavers compared to the 2021 January offer round.
- The largest number of offers made were in nursing, health sciences, business, sport and exercise science, arts, psychological science and biomedicine.
- La Trobe has also seen increased demand for its IT degrees and diplomas including computer science, information technology and cybersecurity.
- Amongst school leavers La Trobe continues to be the most popular institution of choice for physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech pathology.
Professor Dodds said La Trobe has not yet made offers to school leavers in NSW and ACT, due to COVID disrupting the release of their Year 12 results.
“We look forward to making offers in later rounds to NSW and ACT students and thank them for their patience during this challenging time,” Professor Dodds said.
“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,” Professor Dodds said.
A number of courses are still available for application. To find out more, contact La Trobe.
Image (left to right): Piper Dunlop and Abby Perdon who have both been offered places at La Trobe's Bendigo campus
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