Pathways and entry schemes

Our campus is the perfect environment to assist you to succeed, wherever you are on your educational journey.

Whether you're looking to study for the first time at university as an undergraduate, or returning to study to advance your career with a postgraduate qualification, studying at university can be a daunting prospect.

Many of our students are parents, TAFE students, or full-time professionals taking the next step in their career. Classes are held during the day and evening to enable you to balance work, life and study commitments.

Other pathways

There are many other pathways you can take to your career destination. At La Trobe, we recognise many factors that impact your educational decisions.

We have a range of agreements with TAFE (including Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE), that enable you to use your qualification as a pathway into studying a degree. There are several pathways from gotafe into degree courses at our campus, e.g. in Nursing, Social work and Early Childhood and Primary Education.

We also offer guaranteed entry or direct entry into many of our courses. You can get a taste of university through our Tertiary Preparation Program, or use your work and life experience as part of your application for admission into a course.

We would love to discuss your individual study pathway with you. Book a one-on-one consultation at our campus.

Meet our students

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Certificate IV courses in human resources, leadership and management and community services evolved into completing an 18-month Diploma of Community Services at GOTAFE. The TAFE pathway was pivotal, I hadn’t studied since graduating from secondary school. When I finished school I didn’t think I was capable of uni study. I’ve never been so nervous as my first day at uni...it was really intimidating. That only lasted an hour though as the students and lecturers are so helpful. I couldn’t have wished for better people, the whole of La Trobe is a real gem.

Glenn Scott
Bachelor of Human Services and Master of Social Work,
Shepparton Campus
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I was determined to study Education after leaving high school, but I didn't get into the course I wanted. I sat down with a course adviser at the Shepparton Campus to work out another way of achieving my goal. And that's how I came to study a Diploma of Arts. It helped me to gain entry and also gave me some credit points in the Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education. There’s always somebody in the university who will sit there and take their time just to help you – all you have to do is ask. If I put in effort, the people who helped me put in more effort too.