Pathways and entry programs

Discover your path to La Trobe

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

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We know there are different paths to greatness. Not everyone has the same start but can have the same ending.

Finding a way to university doesn't have to be hard. Whether you are a graduating year 12 student, switching over from TAFE, or starting your education again after a break, La Trobe has a wide range of options to suit your circumstance.

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If you are studying at high school or recently finished?

I’m currently studying at high school or completed high school in the last 2 years

I’m currently studying at high school or completed high school in the last 2 years

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 over 2 years ago

I’m ready to try university after working or a break from study over 2 years ago

Discover your options if you’ve been working or haven’t studied for a while.

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Key terms explained

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.

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

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.

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.

At La Trobe, we’ve bundled our courses into guaranteed pathways. So while you study a Diploma, your spot in your dream Bachelor’s degree is locked in – or maybe a Master’s degree is ultimately what you want to do.

Our graduates’ journeys to their dream courses

Photo of Summer Benson 

My pathway into higher education was via TAFE. I completed my Diploma of Community Services at TAFE, then applied for my degree at La Trobe. I entered straight into the second year thanks to the credit I received from my Diploma. 

Summer Benson 
Bachelor of Human Services and Master of Social Work alumni,
La Trobe University, Albury-Wodonga Campus
Photo of Abraham Awan

Teaching was in my heart when I came to Australia. Where I come from, not many go to school. A friend told me that I needed a pathway, and I heard about the La Trobe Tertiary Enabling Program. It got me into teaching. It’s been fantastic.

Abraham Awan
Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education,
La Trobe University, Shepparton Campus
Photo of Glenn Scott 

My GOTAFE pathway was pivotal. I hadn’t studied since graduating from secondary school - I didn’t think I was capable of uni study. I’ve never been so nervous as my first day. That only lasted an hour though as the students and lecturers are so helpful. 

Glenn Scott 
Bachelor of Human Services and Master of Social Work,
La Trobe University, Shepparton Campus

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