Partner with us

Our Shepparton Campus is open to the community and there are many ways you can benefit from connecting with us.

Our strong community links present opportunities for research in agriculture, community development, health, cultural diversity and Indigenous affairs.

La Trobe Industry PhD research project

The La Trobe Industry PhD program is an innovative way to identify and solve industry-relevant problems at a commercially appropriate pace.  When you join our community and partner network, you'll also benefit from our research capabilities and state-of-the-art research facilities. If you're an organisation who'd like to have a conversation about a potential industry PhD project, please get in touch via the Contact us page.

Host a La Trobe University student in a work placement

You can host a university student on placement in your organisation. By partnering with us, you'll help students gain practical industry experience. In turn, hosting a student in your organisation can bring a fresh perspective and allow you to trial potential employees. Learn more about how your organisation can benefit on our Work Integrated Learning website.

Mentor a student

Strengthen your leadership skills and expand your networks by mentoring a La Trobe student through our online Career Ready Industry Mentoring Program. La Trobe provides all mentors with a structured online program with access to online resources and step-by-step guidelines. The program is flexible and designed to meet the needs of busy professionals.

La Trobe Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program (LTAP)

Our award-winning Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program helps start ups and businesses across Victoria take their idea or business to the next level. The program provides workshops, mentorship and access to an expanding network of entrepreneur professionals. If you’ve got a product, a prototype or a problem, and are committed to taking your idea to the next stage, then the Innovation and Entrepreneurship team want to hear from you.

Advertise jobs to our students through Career Hub

Connect with La Trobe to promote your job opportunities to our student population. This is an effective and free portal to target Shepparton students for a wide range of job opportunities. Learn more about how to advertise a job to our students.

If you would like to learn more about how a partnership with La Trobe University could benefit your business or organisation, please contact us.

Our community and partner connections

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My exporting business to Malaysia had been up and running for two years before I attended the La Trobe Accelerator Program (LTAP). I had the idea, I was already running the business, but I didn’t know how to run the management side of things – I was seeing the money come in but I needed to know more. When I joined the LTAP program it really helped me. I developed business skills that I would not have otherwise. After 12 months, sales accelerated beyond what I could have imagined – I serve about 3000 customers and spend $20,000 each month in my local community. I want to encourage all of Shepparton to join this program.

Hanan Muhammad
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I am passionate about social work and wanted to expand my knowledge. Everything that I learnt from speaking with Lauren and shadowing her was totally related to what I want to get into. It opened up so much for me. At Uni you gain knowledge but you need to be in the field to really know it. It has given me confidence to go into the field – I can approach it with the benefit of having first-hand experience.