Work and life experience

You may be able to include your work experience to support your application for a course at La Trobe University. Experience includes professional experience and work experience that’s deemed sufficient to demonstrate your readiness for higher education.

As an applicant, you’ll need to have  gained the equivalent of one year full-time work experience and be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident of Australia.

La Trobe will consider your skill level and duration of work experience when assessing your application. The University uses the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations and the Australian Qualifications Framework to assist in determining your eligibility.

Please refer to the ‘entry requirements’ section of the relevant La Trobe course page to determine if we’ll consider your work experience.

What you require

Check the 'how to apply' information for your chosen course(s) to see if Work Experience Program is applicable.

Contact us on 1300 135 045 to discuss your options.

You’ll need to include documentation to verify your employment and duration. Ask your employer for a statement of service, which includes:

  • the name of your employer and signature
  • a statement outlining your length of employment and duties.

How to apply

  1. Check the 'how to apply' information for each course to see if applications are currently open.
  2. Complete the Personal Statement form with your application and attach a Statement of Service.