Make La Trobe College Australia one of your top preferences

Congratulations on finishing Year 12! Apply now for one of our courses and start your journey to your dream career.

Change of Preference

If you are a current Year 12 student looking at studying at La Trobe University, and you need a pathway to get you there, we're here to help. 

Once you have your ATAR, you can add, remove or reorder your preferences in VTAC.

Please note that all Year 12 students who finishes in 2023 must apply via VTAC.

Contact us now and get advice about our courses and how they can help you achieve your goal of studying at La Trobe University. 

Your direct pathway to La Trobe University

La Trobe College Australia is a pathway college based here on campus, that offers Diploma programs that lead to 2nd year entry of many different degree courses at La Trobe University*.

If you are concerned about your ATAR or don’t have the right pre-requisites, make sure you add one of our Diploma courses to your list of VTAC preferences to receive a timely offer. 

Here are some great reasons why you should consider studying your pathway program with us:

  • Guaranteed* entry to 2nd year of many courses at La Trobe University, see our Progression Page for any WAM and quota requirements 
  • Flexible entry, not just based on ATAR
  • Fee-Help available 
  • Based on campus with access to most university facilities

  • Fast-track option (finish your diploma in 8 or 12 months)

  • Access to excellent support services

  • Study in a supportive environment to help you achieve excellent results

Change of Preference 

Please note that all Year 12 students who finished in 2023 must apply through VTAC.

You can log into your VTAC account and add/remove preferences between offer rounds.

Change of Preference will be open during the below days and times. Simply log into your account and add one of our pathway courses.

  • December Round
    13 December to 15 December (4pm)
  • January Round 1
    21 December to 22 December (4pm)
  • January Round 2
    12 January to 18 January (4pm)
  • February Round 1
    31 January to 1 February (4pm)

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VTAC Course Codes 

Please visit this link for a full list of our VTAC codes: VTAC Codes

La Trobe College Hotline

Call us today to discuss your options on (03) 9479 2404 or (03) 9121 6663.

Live Chat

Chat with us on Facebook or reach out to our Student Ambassadors.

Enquiry Form

You can also complete our Enquiry Form and we will get back to you an answer to your question.


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*Visit our Progression Page for details of required WAM and any quotas.

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Our Courses

Here at La Trobe College Australia, we offer a variety of diploma courses that lead to most programs at the University.

Health Sciences

La Trobe is a leading Australian health education provider and your ideal entry point into a health sciences career.


Gain a wide range of foundational skills that will prepare you for the fast-paced business world. 

Information Technology

Get the computing basics before specialising in computer networking, information systems, software or web development.

Media and Communications

The Diploma of Media and Communication offers a range of study paths across communications and journalism subjects.


This Diploma will set you on the knowledge path towards careers that help people emotionally and psychologically. 


Start your scientific career with an introduction to molecular biology, ecology, epidemiology and more. 


Your practical pathway into a range of engineering degrees offered at La Trobe University.

Business Analytics

Solve today's most pressing business challenges and take advantage of cutting-edge data analytics tools.