Information for parents
The transition to university is exciting and challenging, and can also be a stressful time for parents and students alike.
Your child accepting their place at La Trobe University is only the first step. From enrolling in subjects to their first days on campus, you will be able to support them through the transition into university with a little information from us.
What you need to know
- reading through their course structure in the University Handbook to better understand the requirements of their course
- reading through the subject search database to find detailed descriptions of each subject
- referring to the enrolment webpage or the enrolment FAQs to find step by step instructions on how to enrol online.
- pay their fees upfront in full
- get a HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan and repay their student contribution through the tax system later.
- Australia Post Billpay
- our online student system StudentOnLine, or
- Orientation and help for new students
- Equity and Diversity support including disability services, Indigenous student support, LGBTIQA+ student support and refugee/low income support
- counselling services
- legal and financial assistance services
- IT support
- study skills
- library help and training
- career and employability assistance
Parents and guardians of students under 18 years of age should be aware that:
- Classes and seminars are sometimes held outside normal business hours, and some learning activities can be held off-campus.
- Adult content may be included in course material.
- Alcohol is available for purchase at campus bars/some events. It is illegal for persons under 18 years of age to consume alcohol.
Under 18 international students
Support services for students include
- Various learning support and programs
- Health and wellbeing support services
- Financial support and services
- Safety on campus
- Child Safety Policy
- Child Safety Code of Conduct
- Management of Underage Student Policy
- Working with Children Policy