Aspire Achieve Plus

Complete a first-year university subject pair as part of your VCE studies to unlock a La Trobe Entrance Score and an early conditional offer into your dream course.

Applications open: 1 August 2022
Applications close: 6 February 2023 (commencing Semester 1 2023)

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What’s Aspire Achieve Plus?

Are you a high achieving student looking to include university subjects in your VCE and ATAR calculation?

Aspire Achieve Plus rewards Year 12 students who’ve studied a first-year university subject pair as part of their VCE studies with an early conditional offer to La Trobe.

Choose a subject pair (two subjects total) and study one in each semester, and your marks from those subjects will contribute to your ATAR or replace it with a La Trobe Entrance Score, whichever is higher, to increase your chances of getting into your dream course.

Who can apply?

The Aspire Achieve Plus program is a great option for high-achieving Year 12 students that would like to take on La Trobe studies as part of their formal VCE studies.

Achieve Plus subjects are an accredited part of the VCE, and we’ll handle the hassle of making sure your grades are recognised with VCAA.

This option is only available to high achieving scored VCE students who:

  • Have enrolled in at least 4 VCE unit 3/4 subjects (one must be English or EAL)
  • Are eligible to be awarded the VCE and have demonstrated high-achieving results (B/70% pass average)

Applicants must also provide a Principal’s Letter of Recommendation and Year 11 results.

Why apply for Aspire Achieve Plus?

La Trobe Entrance Score

Relieve stress about exams by knowing we’ve got your back with our La Trobe Entrance Score (based on your Prepare subject grades).

Early conditional offer

Receive an early conditional offer for your course, with credit for the undergraduate subjects you’ve completed at La Trobe.

100% online, free and flexible

Study online with access to dedicated study support when you need it.

Indigenous student support

Gain additional benefits through the RISE program.

How to apply

Key application dates

Applications open: 1 August 2022

Applications close: 6 February 2023 (commencing Semester 1 2023).

Applications for Aspire Achieve Plus for 2023 are now open. You can start your application by clicking the apply now button below.

You will also need to complete the Achieve School endorsement form [DOCX 139.2 KB] and supply their Year 11 results confirming a 70% average and relevant support documents as part of your application.

Contact our Future Students Centre on 1300 135 045 or talk to us via live chat for more information or if you need help.

Schools and teachers who would like to discuss how this program can support your students’ learning can contact the Academic Director, Widening Participation, Assoc Prof Emmaline Bexley at e.bexley@latrobe.edu.au for more detailed information.

What courses are available after I complete Aspire Achieve Plus?

You'll be able to apply for all undergraduate courses, except:

  • Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours), (Regional Entry), Bendigo
  • Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours), Bendigo
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Medical), Bendigo
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Medical), Albury-Wodonga

Of course, you’ll also need to meet any other requirements for entry such as prerequisites or additional entry criteria (e.g. completion of the CASPer test for teaching courses) and complete VCE.

If your Aspire Achieve Plus subjects are part of a bachelor course that you go on to enrol in, you’ll get credit for the subject(s) once you enrol – saving you HECS and giving you a head start.

What subjects can I study?

You'll be able to choose a university subject pair from the list below. You’ll need to have the prerequisites or co-requisites listed to boost your ATAR and be registered with VCAA.

Study name

Semester name

Semester

Prerequisites and concurrent requirement for Achieve Plus only (VCAA requirements)

Aboriginal Studies and Anthropology

Introduction to Aboriginal Australia

1

n/a

Transforming Local Communities

2

Media and Communication

Writing for Media

1

n/a

Professional Writing

2

Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Politics, Philosophy and Economics

1

n/a

Critical Thinking and Innovation

2

Sociology

Society and Culture: Introduction to Society

1

n/a

From Prisons to Detention Centres: Interrogating Containment

2

Literature and Language

Pleasure, Death and the Literary Imagination

1

Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of VCE English Language

Imagining Language

2

Criminology

Law and (Dis)Order

1

n/a

From Prisons to Detention Centres: Interrogating Containment

2

Law

Legal Institutions and Methods

1

Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4  of VCE Legal Studies

Principles of Public Law

2

Accounting

*Note: The subjects are included in external professional accreditation with CA/CPA, and require participation in an in-person examination. The examination can be taken at any La Trobe campus.

Accounting for Management Decisions

1

Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of VCE Accounting

Accounting and Information Systems

2

Business

Organisational Behaviour

1

Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of VCE Business Management

Foundations of Management

2

Economics

Economic Issues and Public Policy

1

Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of VCE Economics

Recessions, Inflation and Economic Growth

2

Event Management

Organisational Behaviour

1

Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of VCE Business Management

The Event Experience

2

Psychology

Scientific Foundations of Psychology

1

Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of VCE Psychology

Applied Psychology

2

Health Sciences

Human Structure and Function

1

Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of VCE Biology

Infections, Pandemics and Epidemics

2

Human Biosciences

Human Biosciences A

1

Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4  of VCE Biology or Units 3 and 4 of Physical Education

Human Biosciences B

2

Science

Big Ideas in Science: Life, The Universe and Everything

1

Students will have completed or be concurrently enrolled in Units 3 and 4 of VCE Biology or Units 3 and 4 of Chemistry or Units 3 & 4 of Environmental Science or Units 3 & 4 of Physics or Units 3 & 4 of Psychology

Bad Science

2

FAQ

An early conditional offer is an offer to say you have a place reserved for you in the course you’ve applied for, but you will still need to meet any entry requirements that are outlined in your offer.

Any course perquisites will be listed on the course information page.

Yes! You can apply for all Aspire programs you’re eligible for to increase your chances of getting an early conditional offer.

However, there are different requirements for each of the program, so make sure you check that you meet all requirements.

First semester starts on 27 February 2023, and second semester on 31 July 2023.

You’ll study 100% online, so your La Trobe study can be alongside your Year 12 subjects.

At La Trobe, we believe a great indicator of how you’ll succeed at uni is how well you do in our university programs for school students.

We’ve looked at the performance of numerous students in our pathway programs to allocate a score associated with future performance in degree programs compared to other students.

Our La Trobe Entrance Score can then be matched to the rank you may receive for school studies. The table below shows what average grades you need in your Aspire Prepare and Aspire Advance studies to gain a La Trobe Entrance Score.

*This table shows the average mark conversion to a La Trobe Entrance Score for 2022

Advance or Achieve Plus average mark

La Trobe Entrance Score or outcome*

50

Pass - Entry to La Trobe Diploma

57

50.9

60

55.3

65

62.6

70

69.9

75

77.3

80

84.6

85

92

90

99.3

95

99.9

100

99.9

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