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La Trobe College Australia

Foundation Studies for Business, IT and Humanities

Foundation Studies is a bridging course to prepare international students for their University studies. Successful completion of the Foundation Studies program with a 60% grade point average will provide you with a guaranteed pathway into the  first year of an undergraduate degree at La Trobe University. To find out more about the minimum Foundation Studies grade point average required for your preferred degree see the entry requirements document*.
*Entry requirements may be subject to quotas and additional criteria for entry in some courses. See the relevant course page for more information. Please see here for more information on transferring to La Trobe University.
The Foundation Studies program has been specifically designed to meet the needs of international students thereby giving them the best opportunities for academic success.


Year International Student





Two trimesters


February, June and October




Students will complete 4 subjects in the first trimester and 4 subjects in the second trimester. Students will also undertake independent learning throughout the course to develop learning and research skills in preparation for university.

Academic Communication 1 and 2 are compulsory subjects.

Other subjects are compulsory dependent on chosen bachelor degree.

Please note: additional subjects may be offered in some trimesters. 

Trimester 1

  • Academic Communication 1
  • Accounting 1
  • Economics 1
  • Essential Maths 1
  • Independent Learning 1
  • Media 1

Trimester 2

  • Academic Communication 2
  • Accounting 2
  • Economics 2
  • Essential Maths 2
  • Independent Learning 2
  • Media 2

Entry into 1st Year of

Business, Humanities and Information Technology 

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts
  • Bachelor of Criminology 
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Urban, Rural and Environmental Planning
  • Bachelor of Accounting
  • Bachelor of Accounting/Master of Financial Analysis 
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance)
  • Bachelor of Business (Event Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Event Management/Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)
  • Bachelor of Business Information Systems 
  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • Bachelor of Business (Sport Development and Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Sport Management)
  • Bachelor of Business (Tourism and Hospitality)
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Finance
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics
  • Bachelor of Outdoor Recreation Education
  • Bachelor of Outdoor Education
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Media and Communication

Popular careers for graduates

  • Accountant
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Auditor
  • Banker: Investment/Commercial
  • Banking Manager
  • Buyer (Industrial or Retail)
  • Company Secretary
  • Commodity Broker
  • Data Modeller
  • Database Administrator
  • Digital Developer
  • Distribution/Logistics Manager
  • Economic Analyst
  • Editor/Copywriter
  • Graphic Designer
  • Information Architect
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Insurance Broker
  • IT Security Manager
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Executive
  • Market Research Executive
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations Account Executive
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Retail Manager
  • Sales Executive
  • Software Developer
  • Systems Administrator
  • System Analyst
  • Systems Engineer
  • Webmaster

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