If you don’t meet the requirements for your preferred course, don’t despair, there’s more than one way to get into university.  You can start directly after Year 12, study a pathway course through VET or TAFE, take time to work or travel and start university later. We’re all different, so choose the path that suits you best.

No matter your ATAR or education history, we're here to help you find a pathway into university or your course of choice.

Pathways to La Trobe

Arts, Business, Education and Law pathways

Alternative course pathways into Arts, Communication, Business, Accounting, Law and Teaching.


Our Aspire Program is for people who’ve made a positive impact on their community – whether it’s through volunteering, leadership or community engagement.

La Trobe College Australia

Find another way into La Trobe. Study a pathway course on campus and go direct to second year of your bachelor degree.

Health science course pathways

Alternative course pathways for Health sciences courses and including bridging courses.

La Trobe Priority Access Program

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

Related course

Didn’t get into your preferred course? Study a related course and open up a transfer opportunity.

Single subject entry

Want a taste of university life? Start studying a single subject before doing a full degree.

Admissions Tests

The STAT is an aptitude test that helps universities assess your academic potential.

Transfer to La Trobe

Want to make the move to La Trobe? Transfer from another university.

TAFE conditional offer

TAFE conditional offer registration form

Tertiary Preparation Program (TPP)

Want to develop academic skills and confidence in a supportive environment? Enrol in our Tertiary Enabling Program.

VCE Plus

If you're a Year 12 VCE student who is self-motivated, academically capable, keen to start uni soon and stay in your local city/region, our VCE Plus program is for you.

VET, TAFE, international and other pathways

Not going straight to university? Get credit for study from a previous diploma or other TAFE course.

Work Recognition

Enter university for the first time, regardless of whether you have completed Year 12.

Help and advice

Call us on 1300 135 045 for more information about your application options.

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