Course transfer

Applications for Semester 1, 2020 open Monday 14 October and close Sunday 1 December.

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
    • If you are currently studying a course at the La Trobe Rural Health School and are considering transferring to the Bundoora campus, please check the course-specific requirements below.

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).

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.

Before you apply

  1. Check the available course list here for the course you want to transfer to:
  2. Check the pre-requisite requirements on the find a course page.
  3. Check the course-specific requirements below, 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

Applying for entry into second year:

Students applying for a course transfer into second year for one of the courses listed below must have completed 120 credit points, including the 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 places available. Applicants will be ranked based on their Weighted 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 Health Sciences (Medical Classification) / Bachelor of Health Information Management
  • Bachelor of Applied Science / Master of Clinical Audiology
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing / Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Bachelor of Applied Science / Master of Podiatric Practice*
  • Bachelor of Applied Science / Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics*
  • Bachelor of Applied Science / Master of Orthoptics*

Applying for entry into first year:

There may also be limited first-year places available in the above courses for students who have not completed all/any of the six first-year core Health Science subjects.

As the three courses above with an asterisk (*) are being phased out, students wishing to apply for an internal course transfer into the first year of these courses should instead apply for the following:

  • Bachelor of Podiatry (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Orthoptics (Honours)

La Trobe Rural Health School campus transfers

The University assigns its teaching and clinical/field placement resources according to where students enrol to study. Therefore, transfers from the La Trobe Rural Health School to Bundoora are only possible under exceptional circumstances and require approval of BOTH the Head of the La Trobe Rural Health School and the relevant Bundoora-based School.

In the rare event that a transfer is granted, students may still need to complete clinical placements in regional areas. Transfers between campuses within the La Trobe Rural Health School (for Nursing and Social Work students) are generally able to be accommodated.

How to apply:

How to apply

You will be able to access the application form for Semester 1, 2020 applications here from Monday 14 October to Sunday 1 December.

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