Our student stories

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Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds and with their own unique situations. We deliver an enabling program that meets the learning needs of the individual within the group setting.

Mature age

  • Are you over 21?
  • Don't have an ATAR or a pathway into Uni?
  • Have never studied?
  • Changing careers, need some upskilling or learn to study?

Interrupted or unfinished school studies

  • Are you over 18?
  • Didn't finish secondary school?
  • Don't have an ATAR?
  • Have a low ATAR?
  • Looking to change your direction or return to study?


  • Need a hand to prepare for university?
  • Not sure where to start?

La Trobe University's Indigenous Student Services Unit welcomes you and works closely with TEP to ensure you are supported with all your learning needs.


  • Do you have a physical, learning or mental health disability that has interrupted or impacted on your studies?
  • Do you need some support for your learning needs and learning environment?

English as a Second Language

  • Is English your second language?
  • Are you interested in studying at University?
  • Do you need to learn how to study?

The right time, but no pathway in

  • Did you finish school and go in another direction?
  • Is it just the 'right time' for you to study?