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La Trobe College Australia

Address: Level 3, Sylvia Walton Building, Bundoora VIC 3086, Australia
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Description La Trobe College Australia

  • Established: 1974
  • Location: Melbourne and Sydney, Australia
  • Students age: from 16 years
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of study: residence, host family, apartments, full / half board.

La Trobe College Australia is one of Australia's leading and most prestigious colleges where students from all over the world can go through the transition from high school to higher education. The college is part of the University La Trobe campus, where it is geographically based. One of the main advantages and reasons for pride of La Trobe College is the multicultural environment and educational methods that are aimed specifically at a foreign audience.

La Trobe College’s continuing education programs are the first step in obtaining one of the 100 bachelor's or master’s degrees at La Trobe University. According to the Times Higher Education rating for 2020, the university is included in 1.1% of the best universities around the world.

Why international students who wish to graduate at a University of Australia should choose La Trobe College Australia:

  • Guaranteed receipt. College graduates who meet the minimum requirements will have the opportunity to begin their studies at the tertiary level
  • Transition immediately to the 2nd year of study. College diplomas are equivalent to the first year of study, so after graduation, students immediately fall into the second year, saving time
  • Accelerated version. Most diplomas are represented by a 12-month program, but students can get them in 8 months
  • Individual learning environment. Support and assistance from teachers and staff, small classrooms, modern technologies - all this allows you to create an environment where enough time is given to each student
  • Gaining university experience. Studying in college is actually the same as in La Trobe University - no difference. College students will have access to university sites and events at various levels
  • Quality education. College programs are developed directly under the supervision of the university, so they meet the highest educational standards.
  • Qualified teaching staff. All teachers in college are professionals who have achieved success in their field.
  • Flexible launch time. La Trobe College students are enrolled three times a year (in February, June or October), so everyone will not have to wait long for the start of training.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in La Trobe College Australia

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from 450 $AUD / week

English language programs

  • Age: from 16 years old
  • Dates: January 7, February 10, March 16, April 27, June 9, July 13, August 24, October 5, November 9
  • Duration: 1 to 5 weeks.

There are several types of English language programs available to students at La Trobe College Australia:

  • English for Academic Purposes

The course is aimed at studying academic subjects and obtaining language skills. Here, students are given all the tools necessary to prepare for hasty training in Australian educational institutions. Students will become familiar with self-study methods and forms of course work.

Young people also develop useful skills such as project research, academic reading, listening, recording, making presentations and public speaking, academic essays, critical thinking and analysis. Academic English for further education takes place on the Melbourne campus. If it is convenient for students to study in Sydney, then the program can be supplemented by a Navitas English course.

from 450 $AUD / week

English language programs

  • Age: from 16 years old
  • Dates: January 7, February 10, March 16, April 27, June 9, July 13, August 24, October 5, November 9
  • Duration: 1 to 5 weeks.

There are several types of English language programs available to students at La Trobe College Australia:

  • General English (intensive course)

An intensive English course for international students, ELICOS combines a common English program with English for further study. Students will interact with the independent ILC training center, computer or language laboratories, conduct cultural research and participate in social events - all this will allow high school students to experience the experience of being in the walls of an Australian university.

Training sessions may include academic writing, communication with La Trobe university students, English through dramatic art, preparation for IELTS, writing resumes, reading skills, preparation for work, conversation, academic writing vocabulary, using the media to learn the language. The duration of the programs is from 1 to 5 weeks during the academic year. Training load - from 20 hours a week.

from 22 900 $AUD / year


  • Age: from 16 years old
  • Dates: February, June, October
  • Duration: 4-6 months /

Foundation Studies is an intermediate course in preparing international students for university studies. Successful completion of the basic program with an average score of 60% guarantees students a successful transition from college to the first year of La Trobe University.

Based on La Trobe College, Foundation Foundation courses are offered in three areas:

  • Basic research for business, IT and humanities
  • Basic Research for Engineering and Computer Science
  • Research Foundation for Health and Life Sciences.

The study period includes 2 trimesters, during which high school students will study basic disciplines and additional disciplines depending on the chosen direction (4 subjects each trimester).

Undergraduate Preparation

  • Age: from 16 years old
  • Dates: February, June, October
  • Duration: 2-3 trimesters.

A diploma in preparation for undergraduate studies will allow college students to move from high school to university, implying admission immediately to the 2nd year of the University La trobe bachelor's program.

In order for a high school student to get a diploma, he needs to study a certain set of disciplines in different combinations: it can be 7 core subjects + 1 optional, 6 core + 2 optional. The last indicator depends on the chosen direction:

  • BioScience Diploma
  • Business diploma
  • Engineering diploma
  • Diploma of Health Sciences
  • IT diploma
  • Diploma of Media and Communication
  • Diploma of Psychology.
from 12 900 $AUD / year

Preparation for a magistracy

  • Age: from 16 years old
  • Dates: February, June, October
  • Duration: 13 weeks.

The Postgraduate College Program (PEP) will allow everyone to develop the skills and gain the disciplinary knowledge necessary for first-year graduate studies at La trobe University. After receiving such a diploma, students will learn to analyze information, evaluate and make the right decisions, communicate effectively and professionally.

To prepare for graduate studies at the college, two diploma options are available:

  • Business Postgraduate Program. The structure of the course includes the study of 4 subjects: big ideas in business, sustainability, leadership, entrepreneurship
  • Postgraduate program in IT. The structure of the course includes the study of 4 subjects: big business ideas, sustainability, the basics of programming, information technology.

Accommodation, housing and food

For students of La Trobe College Australia, there are several options for food and accommodation for the period of study:

  • Host family. Accommodation in an Australian family provides students with accommodation in a separate room with furniture (bed, table, wardrobe) + access to other amenities. Meals are paid separately: breakfast and dinner during the week, and on weekends - full board ($ 290). It is possible to live in a family for at least 4 weeks.
  • Residences on campus. When placed in college, students can choose a meal plan. The number of places in hostels is limited, so the possibility of accommodation will depend on the time of year. Minimum check-in time is 3 nights. Residential colleges - Chisholm, Menzisa, Glenn - are intended for senior students or undergraduates (2-bed rooms). University Lodge and Graduate House are designed for graduate students and / or students. The Barnes Way and Waterdale apartments only offer group accommodation in one-room studios.
  • Off-campus accommodation. Rent an apartment, apartment or apartment building.

Equipment La Trobe College Australia

La Trobe College Australia has educational campuses in two cities in Australia: the main territory is located in Melbourne on the basis of the main campus of La Trobe University. Another college campus is located in Sydney - here, bachelor's degree programs in business and information technology, as well as master's degree programs, are available for study.

The Melbourne Campus La Trobe Melbourne (LTM) specializes in English courses, undergraduate programs in bioscience, business, engineering, the health sciences, information technology, media, communication and psychology.

The campus infrastructure includes all the necessary facilities for productive training and active pastime: modern classrooms, sports grounds, walking areas, 24-hour security on site, a dining room and cafeteria, a library.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The school year at La Trobe College Australian starts in January and runs through December of the calendar year. On the proposed programs, training can include 2-3 semesters, so recruitment of students takes place three times a year - in February, June and October.

Additionally paid:

  • Registration fee - 220 $
  • The cost of housing and accommodation (food, entertainment, transfer, clothing, books) - from 18,000 to 21,500 $ AUD per year
  • Accommodation fee - 220 $ AUD
  • Meeting and transfer - from 120 to 160 $ AUD
  • One textbook - from 50 to 80 $ AUD.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To enter La Trobe College Australia, international students must complete a number of steps:

  • Direct college applications are available through StudyLink Connect
  • If the submitted application is approved by the selection committee, then in response to the candidate a letter is sent with a proposal for admission and a form of payment
  • You can apply for a student visa
  • Health insurance can be obtained through the International Student Health Insurance Organization (OSHC)
  • Choose an option
  • Book an airport pick-up service (optional).

La trobe college entry conditions for Russian students:

To the Foundation program:

  • Certificate of secondary education (with an average score of 3.0 or higher) or equivalent
  • English level: Cambrige (from B2) / IELTS (academic) 5.5 (at least 5.0) / TOEFL-iBT - 55 (writing at least 16) / PTE Academic - 42 (at least 36).

For the diploma program:

  • Certificate of secondary education (with an average score of 4.0 and above) or the equivalent
  • English level: Cambrige (from B2) / IELTS (academic) 5.5 (at least 5.5) / TOEFL-iBT - 55 (writing at least 20) / PTE Academic - 42 (at least 42).

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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