Your pathway to La Trobe University

La Trobe College Australia is the preferred pathway provider to La Trobe University, no matter your ATAR or academic background. Start your diploma in June and enter your La Trobe Uni degree in Semester 1, 2024.

Find a purposeful career tackling global issues

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*.

Start a diploma program in June and enter the 2nd year of your chosen bachelor course in Semester 1, 2025 at La Trobe University.

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

  • 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

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.

Why choose La Trobe College?

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Student life at La Trobe College

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Life at La Trobe

Sports, clubs, activities, student associations, jobs, internships – there's never a dull moment in the life of a La Trobe College Australia student. Learn more about student life at La Trobe.