About La Trobe College Australia

La Trobe College Australia can offer you guaranteed entry into world-ranking La Trobe University.

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Who we are

Your direct pathway to La Trobe University

We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity for higher education. At La Trobe College Australia, students who might not otherwise meet the University’s academic and/or English requirements are able to ensure they gain entry into their first or second-year studies at La Trobe University.

Through the college’s pathway programs, students can undertake a range of specialised foundation courses or diplomas that help them complete the first part of their university degree in a supportive and tailored study environment.

These pathway programs are the first step to achieving one of over 100 different degrees at La Trobe University, ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide*.

*Times Higher Education (THE), 2021, World University Rankings 2022

*Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 2020, Ranking Web of Universities

Why choose La Trobe College Australia?

Here are 8 good reasons!

1. Guaranteed entry

Once you’ve completed your foundation or diploma program, your place at La Trobe University is guaranteed! Provided you have successfully met all the minimum grade requirements for your chosen degree, you can rest assured that your place is secured and waiting for you.

2. Go straight into second year of your degree

Our diplomas are equivalent to the first year of your university degree, so you’ll progress directly into your second year at La Trobe University – without any extra time added to your studies.

3. Fast-track option

For those who are keen to get a university degree under their belt quickly, most of our 12-month diplomas can be completed in just 8 months (excluding the Diploma of Engineering and Diploma of Media and Communication). Opt to fast-track your first-year studies and get on your career path sooner!

4. Tailored learning environment

We’re here to support you! Our teaching setting is designed to set you up for success, with excellent facilities, modern technology, support services, and small class sizes for personalised learning. Get help wherever you need it, whether it’s one-on-one sessions with our academic support teacher, English language improvement or study skills workshops.

5. Get the university experience from day one

Besides the name of your course, there is no difference between you and a La Trobe University student. Whether you are studying on campus in Melbourne or Sydney, you’ll get the full university experience. That means access to all the same world-class facilities, activities and events as La Trobe University students.

6. Assurance of quality

All of our courses are developed in collaboration with La Trobe University, and we work closely with them to ensure that our academic programs are of the highest standard. That’s what makes us the University’s preferred pathway provider.

7. Expert teachers

Our lecturers are highly qualified professionals who are experts in their field. As well as the academic side of higher education, they focus on preparing you for university-level studies to make your transition as seamless as possible. Our staff know that studying in a new country and in an unfamiliar language can be daunting, and are always happy to support the unique needs of international students.

8. Flexible start times

We offer three intakes a year in February, June and October, so you’ll never have long to wait to get started on your pathway to La Trobe University.

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