Support for diploma students

Dedicated services to help you succeed.

Studying a diploma at La Trobe? We’ve got your back. With our tailored support services, you’ll have the tools you need to smash your goals.

Welcome to La Trobe

When you do your diploma here, you get more than just a piece of paper – you also get a full suite of support services and a taste of university life. Whether you want to head straight into your career after graduating, or continue on with a La Trobe degree, we’re here to help you achieve your goals.

Got a question during your diploma?

Your own personal Senior Support Advisor and Peer Mentors will be on hand to offer tailored, one-on-one guidance. We also provide a wide range of health and wellbeing services to keep your mind and body healthy while you study. And to top it all off, our career services will help you graduate with a clear plan for achieving your career goals.

Best of all, these services are available to diploma students across all La Trobe campuses and all modes of study.

Work with your own personal Senior Support Advisor, who’ll be on hand to support you from enrolment through to graduation. Your advisor will get in touch with you when you first enrol and connect you with all the services and support you need to begin your diploma with confidence. You’ll be able to reach out to your Senior Support Advisor for ongoing support and advice while you study.

Get advice from a Peer Mentor – a more experienced student from your area of study. Working with a peer mentor is a great way to learn more about the different programs and processes you’ll encounter at La Trobe and get tips on balancing study with your other work and life commitments. It’s also a way to make new friendships and build your community at La Trobe.

Explore the Peer Mentor Program

You’ll have access to La Trobe’s full range of academic and learning support through our Learning Hub. Connect with Peer Learning Advisors and specialist academic skills and English Advisors or explore our Studiosity online writing feedback and study support portal, Maths, Science and Coding Hubs, One Step Ahead academic preparation program and How2Uni workshops. The Learning Hub is available both online and on campus.

Visit the Learning Hub

Our careers services, including our premier employability program Career Ready Advantage, help you develop the skills and experience employers value most. Access cutting-edge professional learning through our partnership with LinkedIn and showcase your skills in a career portfolio. The experience you build through professional and community-based activities will set you apart from the crowd.

Discover our career services

Stay healthy and well while you do your diploma

When you’re healthy and well, you’re more likely to succeed. We’ve designed a range of services to help you keep your mind and body healthy – check out a few of our services below, or visit our health and wellbeing page for the full story.

Counselling services

Counselling services

You don’t need to face challenges alone – remote and in-person support is available.

Reach out

Disability support

Disability support

Living with a disability, mental health condition or learning difficulty? We can help.

AccessAbility Hub

Safer Communities

Safer Communities

See how we’re building a community free of harassment and discrimination.

Stay safe

Wellbeing Connect

Wellbeing Connect

Help for students experiencing complex social problems impacting their studies.

Discover more

Support for men

Support for men

Supporting the unique health and wellbeing needs of male and male identifying students.

Connect to support