Returning to study

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 and enable you to balance work, life and study commitments.

Meet our students

Photo of Abraham Awan

Teaching was in my heart when I came to Australia – I was in a refugee camp in Kenya. My dream was to teach here and get a career in education and to help others. Where I come from, there are not many that go to school and have an education. I was told it would take 4 years. A friend told me that I needed a pathway and I heard about the La Trobe Tertiary Enabling Program. It got me into teaching and has helped me a lot in my course with academic writing skills. Everyone is really helpful, you get one-on-one assistance. It’s fantastic, people have time for you.

Abraham Awan
Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education,,
La Trobbe University, Shepparton Campus
Photo of Susan Bassett

I got married at 18 and had 5 kids before I started studying and working. After completing a Certificate IV in Aged Care and Disability Support, while working at Warramunda Village Aged Care in Kyabram as a Personal Care Worker, I applied to La Trobe and got into the Bachelor of Nursing degree. As a working student at La Trobe, I am so grateful that we have a campus in Shepparton – this is where I come to study – home can be a bit distracting. Being a small campus, you get to know lecturers and are known by them. It’s like the lecturers are invested in you as a student – it motivates me to achieve and strive for more.