Elective placements

La Trobe offers opportunities for all students to undertake elective placement subjects which will help you gain practical, real life work experience and make valuable industry connections.


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Industry Placement Minor

The Industry Placement Minor comprises 4 subjects which you can use to complete between 1 and 4 placements (totaling 400 hours). The Industry Placement Minor allows you to apply your knowledge and skills in a professional work setting and gain valuable work experience and industry connections.

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Industry Placement subjects - LTU3IND and LTU5IND

These student-sourced industry placement elective subjects are designed to offer you the opportunity to develop your employability skills in a professional setting.

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Upcoming information sessions

Our information sessions are designed to help give you an overview of the fantastic elective Work Based Learning subjects at La Trobe, including their relationship to your course and how they compare to other subjects.

This session will cover important topics including:

  • Your WBL subject options (LTU3IND, LTU5IND, or potentially discipline-based WBL subjects)
  • The Industry Placement Minor
  • Advantages of elective Work Based Learning subjects
  • How an industry placement will benefit you
  • Subject timelines, processes, requirements and placement options
  • Opportunities to get to know the academic team and have your questions answered

We strongly recommend attending this information session if you are interested in completing a for-credit industry placement at any point during your degree. Be sure to register early to be provided with the online meeting URL.

StatusSession TypeDate and TimeRegistrations
ClosedLa Trobe University Industry Placements Information Session - Summer 2022

Mon, 12 September 2022

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

If you would like a recording of the Placements Information Session - Summer 2022 held on Monday 12th September. Please email  industryplacements@latrobe.edu.au and a link will be sent to your email

Upcoming La Trobe University Industry Placements Q&A Session - Summer 2022

Tue, 11 October 2022

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Register for this event here -

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/la-trobe-university-industry-placements-qa-session-summer-2022-tickets-405986405267