Student services

At La Trobe University Sydney, we want to ensure you succeed in your chosen field of study.

From the first day that you start, you’ll have access to a support network of people who will help you get the most out of your time at university.

You'll study in a supportive and friendly environment that offers you assistance with not only academic support but personal and career support, to help set you on the pathway to success.

We encourage all students to take advantage of the services offered.

Our Student Mentors are here to help you develop your study skills conducting peer-tutoring sessions in areas such as accounting or marketing.

If you would like to arrange a time to meet with a student mentor or if you are interested in becoming a Student Mentor, visit Sydney Campus Reception for more details.

Our Orientation Buddies are second, third and fourth-year students who are here to help new students settle in to university life, provide campus tours and answer any questions students may have. You can meet an Orientation Buddy during the orientation and enrollment period at the beginning of each semester.

If you’re interested in becoming an Orientation Buddy visit Sydney Campus Reception for more details.

Our student counselling service and resident psychologist offers individual and small group counselling to support you when you need it.

Please visit Sydney Campus Reception to schedule a free, confidential session with our campus psychologist.

Professional Internship Program

Students* who have studied at our Campus can gain relevant, related work experience through a Professional Internship Program.

The Program prepares eligible bachelor’s and master’s graduates for the Australian workforce and provides crucial professional experience, which means that they have an important advantage when entering the working world.

*International students must be on a temporary graduate visa (485 visa)

Get the competitive advantage

An internship is critical in the development of your skills. You will be more advanced and confident when you move into the workforce. The Professional Internship Program can:

  • significantly improve your ability to gain employment
  • add value to your resume with relevant work experience
  • assist you in developing communication skills in the business environment
  • deepen your understanding of the requirements and expectations of the industry
  • give you the opportunity to make personal connections within your industry and potentially a referee.

Who can participate?

Bachelor’s and master’s graduates from our Campus can participate in the Professional Internship Program run by Navitas Professional. Spaces are limited each year so you should apply promptly to be considered.

What type of work do interns do?

Students in our program gain real industry experience. We guarantee at least 70% of the work they do to be directly related to their field of study. This means students can be assured they won’t spend their weeks as a make-shift receptionist, cleaner or doing menial tasks.

Internship partners

There are more than 2000 host partners from Fortune 500 companies, multi-national and ASX 100 companies, to small and medium sized businesses.

To qualify to be a host business, the organisation undergoes a formal review process to ensure they can offer a quality professional experience for students. All host businesses must have a minimum of 10 staff.


The cost of the course is $2000. We will contribute 50% of the course fee as part of our ongoing commitment to ensure students have the best possible opportunities to succeed.

Visit Sydney Campus Reception to apply for the Program.

As a Sydney Campus student you have access to the La Trobe Career Advantage Program, designed to help you actively prepare for your life beyond La Trobe.

You will get  help with preparing your resume, getting ready for interviews and have access to a careers advisor to help plan your career.

For any information technology issues please go to Sydney Campus Reception as your first point of contact.

Free legal advice for international students is available at the Redfern Legal Centre. To make an appointment phone (02) 9698 7645 or visit the Redfern Legal Centre website. Appointments are available in person or via webcam.

You can get free, confidential and independent legal advice about:

  • your accommodation, your job, money issues, car accidents and fines
  • discrimination, domestic violence and family law
  • complaints about colleges or universities
  • how these problems can affect student visas.

The Student Grievance Policy has been developed to ensure all current and prospective students of La Trobe University Sydney Campus are given access to a fair complaints resolution and appeals process. The Student Grievance Policy can be viewed online via the student portal.

If a complaint is not settled internally at the Sydney Campus, students may contact the Overseas Student Ombudsman.

Please note: students must continue to attend all classes at all stages of the appeals process.