Pathways and entry schemes

Discover your path to La Trobe

There are more ways to get into university than you think. Whatever your situation, our pathways and entry schemes help you get into your dream course.

Discover your pathway

I’m currently studying at high school

I’m currently studying at high school

In high school? Check out your options for getting into uni with or without an ATAR.

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I'm ready to try university after working or a break from study

I'm ready to try university after working or a break from study

Learn about your options if you've been working or haven't studied for a while.

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I already have a qualification or other higher education experience

I already have a qualification or other higher education experience

Your previous uni or TAFE/VET study can help you get into La Trobe.

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I’m ready for postgraduate study or have 5+ years of work experience

I’m ready for postgraduate study or have 5+ years of work experience

Your previous study or work experience can help you get into a postgraduate course.

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I’m outside of Australia

I’m outside of Australia

Looking at coming to La Trobe to study? Discover your pathway options as an international student.

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I’m currently studying at a different university

I’m currently studying at a different university

Want to transfer to La Trobe? You'll likely get credit from your previous study to fast-track your course.

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Key terms explained

If you're applying to La Trobe with an ATAR, adjustment factors are additional considerations we can apply to your application based on your personal circumstances and performance. Adjustment factors may be added to your raw  ATAR.

An entry scheme can boost your uni application and help you get into La Trobe, usually by adding adjustment factors to your raw ATAR score.

Pathways help you get into your chosen course through another qualification. For example, you may start in a La Trobe Diploma as one pathway to a Bachelor's degree. Going from Year 12 to TAFE and then uni is another, and so is starting in a related La Trobe degree and applying for a transfer to your chosen course.

Each course has different requirements you need to meet to be granted entry. These requirements are usually made up of qualifications, subjects or grades. Course prerequisites and other extra requirements such as interviews and portfolios are outlined on individual course pages under the 'Entry requirements' heading.

Prerequisites are the subjects you must have completed in previous study to be eligible for consideration in a specific uni course.

Meet some of our students

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The Achieve Plus program was a really great experience for me. It helped me be sure of what I wanted to study at university and allowed me to get ahead in some subjects before I started. It acted as a gateway into university.

Hannah Gandy
Current student,
Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts
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What sets La Trobe apart from other universities for me is that La Trobe rewards all forms of excellence, be it sport, leadership, the arts or academia. If we show that we're passionate and want to be there, La Trobe recognises that. It's given me so much confidence and motivation.

Benichou Mbenguele Massika
Current student,
Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-registration)

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