Entry schemes

Entry schemes are designed to help you leverage your special skills to get into the course you want.

These programs can help with your application to study:


Your voluntary work in your community can help you secure a place, even before ATARs are released.

La Trobe Priority Access

This program awards eligible Australian Year 12 students bonus points for entry into a La Trobe course.

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

An aptitude test that helps us assess your academic potential.

Work Recognition Program

We can take your previous work experience into account as part of your application.

Tertiary Enabling Program

Study our free university preparation program gain entry to Diploma and undergraduate courses.

VCE Plus

Boost your ATAR by doing two first-year university subjects in year 12.

Uni Bridges

This program gives you the chance to move directly from secondary school into a degree in science, engineering or health sciences.

Elite Athlete Program

We recognise the unique needs of students who participate and compete in sport at an elite level.

Special entry access schemes

We offer special entry programs which help you gain entry to La Trobe if you have experienced educational disadvantage or if circumstances have had a negative impact on your Year 12 studies.

VTAC Entry Access Schemes

Access schemes for Victorian applicants.

NSW Entry Access Schemes

For NSW and ACT applicants applying through UAC.