Course transfer

Applications for Semester 2, 2019 are now open and close on Sunday 30 June

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 specific requirements under 'Before you apply' 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
  • Places available in the course into which you wish to transfer

Before you apply

  1. Check the available course list 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

  • View the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course transfer specific requirements
  • A minimum course Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 is required
    • Students transferring from the Bachelor of Educational Studies into an ITE program must have successful completion of the first year of the Bachelor of Educational Studies degree (120 credits points) with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 50 (please note: this WAM requirement will increase to 60 for 2020 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 80% average. 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 70% average. 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% and no more than 5 fails


Bachelor of Criminology:

  • One Semester of full-time degree study (60cp) with a 70% average. 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 60% average. 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

Please note that the only Health Science courses available for mid-year course transfers are:

  • Bachelor of Health Science
  • Bachelor of Human Services and Master of Social Work

There are no special requirements to apply for a mid-year transfer for these courses. No other Health Science courses are available for mid-year internal course transfers.

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:

  • Complete the Course transfer impact statement form [375KB] and submit it with your internal course transfer application
  • If appropriate, the Admissions team will seek the approval of LRHS Head of School and the receiving Head of School at Bundoora.

How to apply

Apply for Course Transfer – Domestic Students

Apply for Course Transfer – International Students

After you apply

Your internal course transfer application will be assessed once results have been released, please refer to result release dates.

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

Fees

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

Scholarships

If you're a scholarship holder, please note that your scholarship may not be transferrable 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