Veterans

La Trobe is developing new support systems for students who are current ADF personnel, reservists, veterans, and their family members.

Support for student veterans at La Trobe

We are interested to hear about your experiences and how we might be able to support you, and other students in similar circumstances, to succeed in your studies.

Please see below for information about applying to La Trobe University plus financial, academic, and personal support for veterans.

For more detailed information and/or advice, please contact AccessAbility and Inclusion:

Phone: +61 (0) 3 9479 2900

Email: access.ability@latrobe.edu.au

Applying to La Trobe

Financial support

La Trobe offers a range of financial support including:

Academic and personal support

La Trobe has a broad range of academic support services to assist students:

  • The Learning Hub offers help with assessments and study from Peer Learning Advisors (PLAs) and expert staff. Specialist help is also available for English language, academic writing (including theses) and Library skills.
  • Wellbeing Services can connect you with personal support around harassment and discrimination, confidential counselling support, AccessAbility Advisors for those who may have neurodiversity support needs, or live with or have a mental health condition, ongoing medical condition or disability, Spiritual Wellbeing Advisors, Men’s Health and Wellbeing, Indigenous Health and Wellbeing and LGBTIQA+ community support programs.
  • You can speak to a Careers Advisor if you’d like advice about finding a job, work-based learning, or volunteering opportunities; provide guidance on how you can make decisions about your career, and connect you to programs to develop your career readiness.
  • Student Union and Associations provide many services and support to students at La Trobe University.

Higher education guidelines for professional and academic staff

Higher education guidelines for professional and academic staff working with student veterans [PDF]

La Trobe Student Excellence Academy

La Trobe recognises the strengths that student veterans bring to their studies and invites them to join our Excellence Academy.

Australian Student Veterans Association (ASVA)

ASVA's mission is to promote the academic success, empowerment, and professional development of student veterans at university through advocacy and supporting resources.