Am I eligible?

If you go above and beyond for your community, we want to do the same for you.

Perhaps you’re the coach of a sports team or volunteer regularly at your local nursing home. Maybe you’re the leader of a fundraising group or even go above and beyond to help your family.

What are your passions and hobbies? And how do they help the people around you? Your community spirit can shine in many ways.

Types of volunteering

Here are some more examples of Aspire students’ community work:

  • fundraising for charity
  • helping to run a school or community club
  • coaching a sports team
  • volunteering at a nursing home
  • mentoring younger students
  • leading as a school or house captain.

Your contributions during COVID-19

The world's been looking a little uncertain lately, but Aspire is one way you can lock in your future plans now. Past experience counts towards your Aspire application — just like it always has. You can tell us about anything and everything you’ve done in previous years, including creative ways you contributed to your community during lockdown.

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Eligibility criteria

To join the Aspire Program as a Year 12 student, you must:

  • apply to La Trobe’s Aspire Program
  • apply to VTAC/UAC
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident domestic student, or onshore international student, currently studying Year 12 in Australia
  • currently volunteer or hold a leadership role in your community, or have done so in past years.

Even if you stopped volunteering to focus on your Year 12 studies, you’re still eligible.

If you’re not sure you’re eligible for Aspire, please get in touch. You can ask us via live chat, call us on 1300 135 045 or attend an Aspire webinar.

Discover how to apply and key dates

To join the Aspire Program as a non-Year 12 student, you must:

  • apply to La Trobe’s Aspire Program
  • submit and application for the course either through VTAC/UAC (eligible applicants only, see course pages for advice)
  • be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or permanent resident of Australia
  • not be eligible for one year or more of credit from previous study
  • currently volunteer or hold a leadership role in your community, or have done so in past years.

If you’re not sure you’re eligible for Aspire, please get in touch. You can ask us via live chat, call us on 1300 135 045 or attend an Aspire webinar.

Discover how to apply and key dates

What if I’m an Indigenous student?

If you’re an Indigenous student and you’re passionate about supporting your community, you’re also eligible for our I-Aspire Program. Learn more about I-Aspire.

Meet some of our Aspire students

Photo of Feliz

I was volunteering at my Filipino community to help integrate cultures. I was making sure that the people who move in after me don't go through the same struggles I did. I never imagined that my community engagements would lead to me getting into La Trobe University.

Feliz
Aspire student,
Bachelor of Science
Photo of Daniella

I remember the day that I received my Aspire early conditional offer. I was over the moon and so excited ... I was able to see my future a lot more clearly.

Daniella
Aspire student,
Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Midwifery

Volunteer partner offers

If you're a student volunteering with one of our partner organisations, you will receive an automatic conditional offer. To receive your offer, you must follow the standard application process and ensure you meet the admission criteria.

Our partners include:

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