La Trobe College Australia – COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The Department of Health has created multiple resources on vaccines for international students. All are available in various languages. We encourage students to access the latest updates at:

  • What to do if you think you have caught Covid in Australia? We have information to help you with the next step.
  • COVID-19 vaccination – Find information on where to get your free vaccines.

  • COVID-19 vaccine Multicultural Outreach Stakeholder pack.

  • Dependent on measures resulting from Covid outbreaks, classes may at times be moved to totally online – please monitor your student email to keep up to date with any announcements.
  • We are also offering the option of online mode for students who feel more comfortable studying from home. Additionally, we provide the flexibility for students to undertake their studies in mixed delivery mode. This is a hybrid model of online and face to face delivery.
  • Find out about the different settings where masks will required to be worn.
  • If you are on campus please us the QR codes.
    Vaccination is required for staff, students, tenants, contractors and visitors to come on to any La Trobe campus, and you are required to provide proof of vaccination status on request.

Students should check their visa status prior to making travel arrangements  

The Department of Home Affairs recommends that all international students outside Australia should check their visa status via the VEVO website prior to making arrangements to travel to Australia. 

Condition 8202 requires students to maintain enrolment in a course at the same level or higher Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level for which they obtained the visa.

Visa processing update  

Due to Australian border reopening to eligible temporary visa holders from 1 December 2021, the Department of Home Affairs is expecting an increase in visa applications.

As the situation with COVID-19 evolves, we continue to take the necessary steps to protect the health and safety of our students, staff and wider La Trobe community.  The health, safety and wellbeing of our community remains our top priority.

Please help maintain a COVIDSafe environment for everyone by:

  • Practicing good hand hygiene
  • Practicing cough etiquette
  • Maintaining appropriate physical distancing
  • Signing in as required
  • Wearing masks as directed
  • Not attending the campus if you are feeling unwell

It is important that everyone keep themselves informed of the current government settings and follow public health directions at all times, by regularly checking the DHHS website.

Additional information is available on La Trobe University’s website

Find more information on COVID Vaccinations.

Find more information on travel restrictions.

Find information on pandemic financial support payments (International Students).

Find information on supporting Australia’s international education sector.

How Do I Find the Link to My Zoom Class?

The link for your Zoom class can be found on the relevant Moodle page.

For IT-related Portal & Moodle issues: 

send an email at with a screenshot of the issue if possible.

When Will My Class Be?

Classes will take place at the normal times as scheduled on your timetable. In most cases, these will be the same timeslots as your face to face classes, however, we are still encouraging all students to check their timetables to ensure they attend at the right time.

What Happens to My Attendance?

All student attendance will be taken during Zoom meetings.

What Is Happening to My Assessments?

Most assessments will remain unchanged. Your teacher will tell you about any changes.

What do I do if if I am attending face to face classes in Melbourne and I have tested positive to the COVID-19 virus, or have been in close contact with someone. 

In the event where staff or students contract the COVID-19 virus or have been to or have been in “close contact”* of someone, they must notify the College immediately by:

   1. emailing LTCA Info from your student email with the result of your RAT or PCR test, the date you started isolating.
  2. or phoning the 24-hour emergency number 0417 392 834.

The isolated persons register will need to be populated on your behalf.

*A close contact is someone who has spent four hours or more with a confirmed case in a household or household-like setting, such as a residential care facility.

Those contacts would only be required to quarantine for seven days and may choose to undertake a rapid antigen test (RAT) on day six (optional).

Student Services and Wellbeing

Where Do I Go If I Need Support?

Accommodation Services: +61 (0) 3 9479 2417 / 0488 064 207 or send an email at

Academic Director 
Dom Harden

Phone: 03 9479 3225

Reception: 03 9479 2417 or email:

College Director/Principal: 9479 1414

College Counselling Service

Make an online appointment to see the Student Counsellor, Stephen Manteit

External Counselling & Support Services

Lifeline Australia (24-hour crisis support): 131 114

Sexual assault crisis support line: 1800 806 292

Medical Attention: 13 74 25 or visit the home doctor's website. In a medical emergency dial 000

La Trobe University Medical Centre: 03 9473 8885 (Located Corner Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive, Bundoora)

Report any unacceptable or concerning behaviour: 03 9479 8988 or visit the La Trobe University website.

Emergency Telephone

(Police, fire, ambulance): 000