Course transfer

What is an internal course transfer?

You can apply for an internal course transfer if you wish to transfer:

  • from one La Trobe University coursework degree to another
  • to a different La Trobe University campus

Eligibility

You can only apply for an internal course transfer if:

  • you haven’t yet completed your current course
  • you wish to transfer into the same level of course (e.g. Bachelor degree to Bachelor degree)
  • you aren't transferring from a Health course at one of our regional campuses to a metropolitan campus

We will consider the following when evaluating your transfer request:

  • entrance requirements for the new course, including prerequisites
  • academic performance to date, such as your Weighted Average Mark (WAM)
  • places available in the course into which you wish to transfer.

Current La Trobe students before you apply:

  1. Check the find a course page for available courses and pre-requisite requirements
  2. Check the course-specific requirements below in the expandable accordions, if relevant

Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course transfers

Law course transfers

Bachelor of Laws (Undergrad) and all double degrees Melbourne and Bendigo:

  • One Semester of full time degree study (60cp) with a minimum Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 80. Student must have passed all law subjects, if any, undertaken in the study period under consideration; OR
  • One year of full time degree study (120cp) with a minimum WAM of 70. Student must have passed all law subjects, if any, undertaken in the study period under consideration.


Bachelor of Laws (Grad Entry) Melbourne and Bendigo:

  • Completion of an Australian Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with an overall average of 60% (equivalent to a WAM of 60) and no more than 5 fails.


Bachelor of Criminology:

  • One Semester of full-time degree study (60cp) with a minimum WAM of 70. Student must have passed all criminology subjects, if any, undertaken in the study period under consideration; OR
  • One year of full-time degree study (120cp) with a minimum WAM of 60. Student must have passed all criminology subjects, if any, undertaken in the study period under consideration.


For all transfers from a single law degree to a double law degree, or a double law degree to a single law degree
, applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Health Science course transfers

2021 undergraduate Heath Sciences courses (other than the Bachelor of Health Sciences) are now closed for course transfer.

Students applying for a course transfer into second year for one of the courses listed below must have completed 120 credit points including these six first core Health Sciences subjects (HBS1HBA, HBS1HBB, HLT1IPP, HLT1RAE, PHE1IDH, PHE1SDH).

Course transfers into second year for these courses are very competitive with limited available places. Applicants will be ranked based on their Weight Average Mark (WAM):

  • Bachelor of Applied Science / Master of Physiotherapy Practice*
  • Bachelor of Applied Science / Master of Occupational Therapy Practice*
  • Bachelor of Applied Science / Master of Speech Pathology*
  • Bachelor of Applied Science / Master of Dietetic Practice*
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (Medical Classification) / Bachelor of Health Information Management
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Midwifery

* These courses are only available to students transferring into second year as they are in teach-out. Successful applicants must be study full-time and leaves of absence will not be permitted. Student wishing to apply for internal course transfer into first year in these courses should apply for the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy Practice (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours)

Applicants must have completed 120 credit points of study and satisfied the relevant prerequisites.

La Trobe Rural Health School campus transfers

Students that are currently studying a clinical course at one of our regional campuses and wish to transfer to a metropolitan campus will be selected as per standard competitive selection process.

These courses are offered through VTAC*, please refer to the VTAC website for information on how to lodge an application and selection requirements.

* Students in the following courses may apply via the course transfer process as they are no longer available via VTAC: Bachelor of Applied Science / Master of Physiotherapy Practice, Bachelor of Applied Science / Master of Occupational Therapy Practice, Bachelor of Applied Science / Master of Speech Pathology

Current La Trobe students how to apply:

All 2021 undergraduate Heath Sciences courses (other than the Bachelor of Health Sciences) are now closed for course transfer.

For all other courses please see the course application closing dates website.

Domestic students apply here

International students apply here

Please note that if you are an international student, you will need to make a direct application to us through the above link for your new course.

After you apply:

Your internal course transfer application will begin to be assessed once results have been released, please refer to result release dates. You should allow for processing time after results have been released.

You will be given the maximum allowable credit (advanced standing) for your new course based on your previous studies.

Fees

Note that transferring to a different course may result in higher/lower fees depending on the fee band and the length of the course.

Scholarships

If you're a scholarship holder, please note that your scholarship may not be transferable to another course. Please refer to your scholarship Terms & Conditions.

College Excellence Scholarship holders: if you are an international student and currently hold a College Excellence Scholarship, you should contact La Trobe International prior to submitting your course transfer application.

International students

You'll receive a new Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) after you receive confirmation of approval of your course transfer.

Course transfer policy