Aspire Advance

Study one undergraduate subject to unlock a La Trobe Entrance Score and an early conditional offer into your dream course.

Applications open: 19 September 2022 (Semester 1 2023 intake). March 2023 (Semester 2 2023 intake)
Applications close: 6 February 2023 (Semester 1 2023 intake). TBA (Semester 2 2023 intake)

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What’s Aspire Advance?

Your ATAR is just one way to get into university. At La Trobe, our research has shown that there are other ways to predict your success.

Our Aspire Advance rewards high performing Year 12 students who’ve studied first-year uni subjects with an early conditional offer to La Trobe.

Study a single undergraduate unit alongside into Year 12 and we'll use your grade for a special La Trobe Entrance Score – and you’ll get credit for the subject if you go on to study a related course at La Trobe.

What subjects can I study at La Trobe?

Who can apply?

Aspire Advance is available to students in their final year of VCE, HSC or IB, including unscored students.

Why apply for Aspire Advance?

La Trobe Entrance Score

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

Early conditional offer

You’ll receive an early conditional offer for your course, so you can know what your future holds.

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: 19 September 2022 (Semester 1 2023 intake). March 2023 (Semester 2 2023 intake)

Applications close: 6 February 2023 (Semester 1 2023 intake). TBA (Semester 2023 intake)

  • Confirm your eligibility

    To be eligible for Aspire Advance, you will need to be in your final year of VCE, HSC or IB (scored or unscored students).

    You will also need to demonstrate a 70% average mark in your Year 11 results.

  • Explore your subject options

    To take part in Aspire Advance, choose one subject to study alongside your school studies in either Semester 1 or Semester 2.

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  • Submit your application

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

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

    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.

  • Wait for the offer

    Once you’ve submitted your application and all supporting documents, you’ll receive an outcome shortly after application dates have closed.

    To secure your spot at La Trobe, you must meet all entry requirements and subject prerequisites for the course you're applying for.

What courses are available after I complete Aspire Advance?

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 the VCE, IB or interstate equivalent.

If your Aspire Advance subject is 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 for Aspire Advance?

You can choose one of the below subjects to study alongside your school studies in either Semester 1 or Semester 2.

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Semester 1

Semester 2

Introduction to Aboriginal Australia

Transforming Local Communities

Writing for Media

Professional Writing

Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Critical Thinking and Innovation

Society and Culture: Introduction to Society

From Prisons to Detention Centres: Interrogating Containment

Pleasure, Death and the Literary Imagination

Imagining Language

Semester 1

Semester 2

Law and (Dis)Order

From Prisons to Detention Centres: Interrogating Containment

Legal Institutions and Methods

Principles of Public Law

Semester 1

Semester 2

Accounting for Management Decisions

*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 and Information Systems

*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

Organisational Behaviour

Foundations of Management

Economic Issues and Public Policy

Recessions, Inflation and Economic Growth

Organisational Behaviour

The Event Experience

Semester 1

Semester 2

Scientific Foundations of Psychology

Applied Psychology

Human Structure and Function

Infections, Pandemics and Epidemics

Human Biosciences A

Human Biosciences B

Big Ideas in Science: Life, The Universe and Everything

Bad Science

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.

You can apply for all Aspire programs you’re eligible for, so you'll increase your chances of getting more than one early conditional offer into your dream course.

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

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 Advance studies to gain a La Trobe Entrance Score.

View subjects you can study at La Trobe >

*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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Get an early conditional offer based on your Year 11 results – securing a spot before Year 12 results are released.

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Get an early conditional offer based on your involvement in community, leadership and volunteering.

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Aspire Prepare

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Aspire Achieve Plus

Aspire Achieve Plus

Study a first-year university subject pair as part of VCE to gain an early conditional offer to La Trobe.

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