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)

We will consider the following when evaluating your transfer application:

  • entrance requirements for the new course, including prerequisites
  • academic performance to date
  • places available in the course into which you wish to transfer
  • eligible credit towards your desired course

Important: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and selected courses have limited places.

Current La Trobe students before you apply:

  1. Check the find a course page for available courses and pre-requisite requirements
  2. Where there are course-specific requirements check below:

  • View the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course transfer specific requirement, including information regarding transferring from  Associate Degree of Teacher Education and Bachelor of Educational Studies into a Bachelor of Education.

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. Students must have passed all law subjects, if any, undertaken in the study period under consideration.

*WAM will be calculated on highest-graded subjects  (if over the minimum credit  point requirement)

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. Students 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.

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 academic performance:

  • Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-registration)
  • Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery
  • Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science

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

Important: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and selected courses have limited places.


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

  • Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours) - Bendigo*
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-registration) - All campuses*
  • Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery - Melbourne and Bendigo*
  • Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Psychological Science - Melbourne*
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours) - Melbourne and Bendigo*
  • Bachelor of Oral Health Science - Bendigo*
  • Bachelor of Orthoptics (Honours) - Melbourne*
  • Bachelor of Paramedic Practice with Honours - Albury/Wodonga
  • Bachelor of Paramedic Practice with Honours - Bendigo
  • Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics (Honours) Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) - Melbourne and Bendigo*
  • Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) - Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours) - Melbourne and Bendigo*
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing - Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic)
  • Bachelor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology - Melbourne

* To be considered for an internal course transfer for these courses you must have completed at least 120 credit points (or equivalent)

Important: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and selected courses have limited places.

Current La Trobe Domestic students how to apply:

Applications for Semester 1, 2023 close on 5th December 2022.

Domestic UG students application

VTAC course transfer application (See list above)

Domestic PG (coursework) application

Current La Trobe International students how to apply:

Course transfer application opening and closing date for International students are

Semester 1 :

  • Course transfer application opens: 1st September 2022
  • Course transfer application Close: 31st January 2023*

* Some courses with limited places have earlier closing dates. Please refer to the course application closing date website. Applications received after the closing date will be automatically withdrawn.

Are you an international student?

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

Apply Direct

Note for sponsored students: As a sponsored student, you will be required to provide written evidence showing your sponsor approval for you to transfer to a new program. The evidence must be provided once your current semester result is released. Upon receiving written approval from your sponsor, it is your responsibility to apply and obtain an updated financial guarantee for the new program and submit to SponsoredPrograms@latrobe.edu.au you will need to make a direct application to us through the above link for your new course.

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

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.

La Trobe International scholarship holders: if you are an international student and currently hold a La Trobe International scholarship, please check your new course preference is eligible for the scholarship again prior to submitting your course transfer application.

La Trobe Admissions Policies

Course transfer policy