Before you start at uni

Programs to help you start your La Trobe journey with the skills you need to succeed.

Attend Orientation

Students sitting in a lecturer theatre, listening to the lecturer.Orientation is the official start of the semester. Feel prepared for university and succeed in your studies. Get familiar with your campus, make new friends and get yourself set up for the year before classes start.

Find information sessions, activities and other events

Connect with a Student Volunteer

Meet a La Trobe Host during Orientation. They take you on campus tours, answer your questions and help you get to know other students in your study discipline.

Ready4Uni online course

Ready4Uni is designed to help you prepare for studying at La Trobe. Find out about academic techniques for learning, tips for success, how to make friends though clubs and societies, support services, and much more.

Visit the Ready4uni site

Each module will take approximately 20 minutes to read and complete all the activities.

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Prepare for your first week at University.

My Course
Find out what you can expect in your course.

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ASK La Trobe, your one-stop help service.

Academic Integrity Module online course

The Academic Integrity Module will teach you about La Trobe's values and its academic integrity standards so you can avoid academic misconduct.

Log in to AIM (requires student ID and log in)

One Step Ahead on-campus workshops

Prepare for university study, and learn to plan, write, read, take notes and reference.

Find the next sessions

Credit for previous study

"When I was at TAFE I was not aware of credits. It never occurred to me."

If you have previously studied at another higher education institution, like TAFE or another university, you could get credit (Advanced Standing) towards your La Trobe degree.

Check out Credit for Previous Study

Returning to study after a break

Coming back to formal study can be a challenge. Your greater life experience can be a success factor. Use the resources on this page to succeed.

TAFE to Uni

Welcome to uni! Take these steps to make the transition from TAFE to uni as smooth as possible.

"TAFE focuses more on being work ready, and uni is more on theory."

First Year Survival Guides

Find about how how to survive your subject or degree with Survival Guides. Take the next steps to understand assessment tasks, what learning looks like in your discipline, grades, referencing style, managing group work and more.

Survival guides

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