Check-in and enrol

What is Check-in, Enrolment and Orientation?


This is the process where you will register your arrival to La Trobe. This will help you activate your student account and create your own password, you will also activate your course enrolment and update your contact details on your student portal. Check-in can only be done in person and we will request your passport to confirm your identity.


After you have checked-in, you will need to enrol in subjects. Subjects are not enrolled automatically, you will have to select them according to your study plan. We will have dedicated Course Advisors from your college to help you with this task.

Once you have enrolled in your subjects, you will have to create your own timetable using Allocate+. Remember that your timetable is not created automatically. Subjects can have different classes (e.g. tutorials, lectures, workshops, etc) and can be taught on different days and times. By allocating yourself to your classes you will confirm your place in a particular class.

Orientation day

International Orientation day is a compulsory session held on only one day during Orientation week. This mandatory session will provide you with important information about your student visa, starting your course, understanding Australian academic culture, keeping yourself safe, your health insurance and more! International Orientation day is different from the other sessions run during Orientation week.

Check-in, & Orientation dates (Summer 1, 2018)

Once you have arrived, you will need to register at your own campus' dedicated international student check-in desk. Refer to the following table for your campus' check-in and orientation dates, times and locations.

Date and Venue
Date and Venue
Melbourne Campus22 to 26 October
10 am to 4 pm
TBC29 OctoberEast Lecture Theatre 6 (ELT 6)
Melbourne campus
Plenty Rd & Kingsbury Dr, Bundoora
City Campus22 to 26 October
10 am to 4 pm
Foyer, level 2,
360 Collins St, Melbourne
29 OctoberEast Lecture Theatre 6 (ELT 6)
Melbourne campus
Plenty Rd & Kingsbury Dr, Bundoora
Sydney Campus6 November
12 pm
Lecture Theatre, Level 1,
255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
6 NovemberLecture Theatre, Level 1,
255 Elizabeth Street, Sydney

Important information

  • Check-in for international students must be done in person during the allocated dates above mentioned. To check-in, you must bring your original passport and unconditional offer letter (or CoE).
  • Orientation day is a full day mandatory session for all new international students. You must attend this session even if you haven't enrolled yet.
  • You may need to check-in at different dates from above if your course starts early. Details of your course commencement date and check-in date can be found on your offer letter.
  • Refer to the campus maps for directions to the venue.

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