In-semester study support

These programs offer a range of activities to assist you with your learning and studying during the semester.

Drop-in learning support with PLAs

PLAs (Peer Learning Advisers) are high performing students who have been carefully selected to help you with your study and assignments. They are friendly and eager for you to drop-in and ask them about

  • Planning & writing assignments
  • referencing
  • presenting to others
  • completing maths and statistical tasks
  • managing your time

PLAs are from many different discipline areas, for example, Health Sciences, Education, Pharmacy. They can be found at the Bundoora and City campuses as well as Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Mildura, Shepparton. Please scroll down to find your campus details.

Semester 2 PLA Timetable

Please note: PLAs are in various locations so please check your campus information.  They are not available on University holidays.

City Campus

The PLAs are located in room 2.23A - Level 2, La Trobe City Campus, 360 Collins St

Week 13: Wednesday 3:00PM - 6:00PM

Week 14: Wednesday and Tuesday 3:00PM - 6:00PM

The PLAs are located in ASK La Trobe at the front of the Library. Register with the concierge and they will direct you to a PLA.

SWOT VAC: Monday - Friday  11:00am - 2:00pm

The PLAs can be found in the Library

Monday – Friday 11:00AM – 3:00PM

The PLAs can be found at the entrance of the Library opposite the ASK La Trobe desk
Weeks 13 and 14: Monday - Friday  11:00am - 2:00pm

You can find the Mildura PLAs in the BG Hub

Weeks 13 and 14: Monday - Friday 12:00PM - 2:00PM


The PLAs can be found in the front study space on campus

Weeks 13 and 14 (SWOT VAC and first week of exams) 11:00AM - 1:00PM,


* You can find the Shepparton PLAs near the lockers downstairs on campus

Please check with Reception to confirm weekly availability

Peer-supported learning in disciplines

Join a discipline specific peer-lead study group to get the most out of your studies. Peer Learning Advisers (PLAs) with recent experience of studying in specific discipline areas are running study support workshops during the semester.

Details of the workshops will be available at the PLA desk in Week 1.


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