Aspire Community Contribution

Give back to your community to get an early conditional offer to La Trobe.

Applications close 16 September.

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What’s the Aspire Community Contribution program?

Have you been a leader? A volunteer? A key part of your community? Then we want to hear from you.

Our Aspire Community Contribution program rewards your involvement in community, leadership and volunteering with an early conditional offer into your chosen course at La Trobe. This means you’ll know if you have a place at university by October, or even earlier.

With Aspire, you can lock in your future and set yourself up to succeed right now — and when you get here.

Who is eligible to apply?

If you’re in Year 12, an undergraduate non-school leaver or an onshore international student, we consider all past and present community engagement that makes a positive contribution, such as leadership, volunteering, family support or participation.

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

What’s the benefit of the Community Contribution Program?

Early conditional offer

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

Get rewarded for giving back

Because at La Trobe, we know there’s more to being a good student than just your marks.

Aspire benefits

You’ll gain access to a huge range of benefits, such as financial support for overseas exchange, exclusive events with Aspire peers and more. Explore all benefits.

Volunteer partner offers

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

Our partners include:

How do I apply for the Aspire Community Contribution program?

  1. Check if you’re eligible.
  2. Fill out the application form.
  3. You can nominate up to three courses. Select your course preferences carefully. Conditional offers are released during the application cycle, and confirmed offers are released during the VTAC first round offers.
  4. Preference your Aspire course accordingly:
    • Year 12s: To secure your Aspire place, ensure the course you applied for with Aspire is listed among your preferences in VTAC/UAC. The offer you receive from VTAC/UAC will be for the course listed highest on your preference list, assuming you've met all the admission criteria. Remember, your Aspire offer is only available in the first round of offers.
    • Non-Year 12s: You need to submit an application through VTAC/UAC in addition to your Aspire application. Make sure the course you apply for in Aspire is the same as in your VTAC/UAC application.
  5. Submit your application by 16 September 2022.

Key application dates

  • 16 September 2022: Applications close at 11.59 pm
  • Conditional offer outcomes:
    • Courses with limited places: September 2022
    • All other courses: Weekly in 2022
  • December 2022: Confirmed offers released in first round only (in line with VTAC/UAC).
  • FAQ

    You can apply for all undergraduate courses at La Trobe

    Applications for our Aspire Community Contribution program are now open for 2022.

    Applications for our Aspire Community Contribution program close 16 September 2022.

    We like to keep things simple, so just tell us what you’ve done and how you’ve helped.

    You can also join us at an Aspire webinar to learn how to write a standout application. Webinars are held each month until applications close on 16 September 2022.

    For courses with limited places, you’ll receive an outcome in September 2022. For all other courses, we’ll send weekly outcomes throughout the year.

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