Course and Subject Admin

You can find a list of key dates on the Important Dates pages on the La Trobe University website.
• Census date is the last day you can withdraw from a subject without having to pay for it. It's also the deadline to finalise your Commonwealth Support arrangements (if eligible). Check the census date webpage, or view your statement of account in StudentOnline to see the census dates for your subjects. When census dates fall on weekends or university holidays, the last working day before census is the deadline for telephone or on-campus advice.
• Enrolment and re-enrolment dates. If you miss the cut-off date for enrolling you may lose your place in the course.

La Trobe Students studying via OUA
For additional information please refer to the OUA website.

It may be possible for you to get credit, known at La Trobe as 'Advanced standing', for subjects completed and passed at other recognised tertiary institutions or a different course at La Trobe University. The subjects must be similar in content and standard to those offered at La Trobe University and relevant to your planned course of study.

Advanced standing is assessed once you have accepted your offer. To apply for credit submit an 'Application for Advanced Standing' form. The course coordinator will then assess the subject(s) you have completed on a case by case basis. If you receive Advanced Standing you must still study at least 120 Credit Points at La Trobe University in order for you to obtain a qualifying award.

You'll find more information about applying for Advanced Standing in the 'Discover La Trobe' guide which is available in the Learning Management System (LMS) after you have enrolled.

Advanced standing is sometimes known as credit or recognition of prior learning, and is acknowledgement of prior study that upon successful application can be granted towards your current degree.
Advanced standing is applied for, and assessed once you have accepted your offer.
Generally Advanced Standing is based on prior study or work experience, however there are a limited set of circumstances when this does apply.

You may be given credit for subjects completed and passed:
• at other recognised tertiary institutions
• a different course at La Trobe University.

The subjects must be:
• similar in content and standard to those offered at La Trobe University
• relevant to your planned course of study.

To apply for credit, submit the following to ASK La Trobe before census date:
• a completed Application for Advanced Standing form [PDF 72 KB].
• academic transcripts of your past studies (if they are not from La Trobe)
• subject descriptions and related information such as assessment tasks from your past studies.

You must provide us with certified copies of your transcripts as we will keep them on file.

Once you have applied, regularly check StudentOnline to see if your credit has been approved. While waiting for your advanced standing outcome continue to complete/engage with your study and assessment tasks. If your application for advanced standing is approved it will be backdated to the submission date (i.e. if submitted before census date, fees for credited subjects will be waived/refunded).

For further information about advanced standing you can ask a question. You may also view the Advanced Standing Policy [PDF 44 KB].

  • How do I find out about important dates?
    You can find a list of key dates on the Important Dates pages on the La Trobe University website.
    • Census date is the last day you can withdraw from a subject without having to pay for it. It's also the deadline to finalise your Commonwealth Support arrangements (if eligible). Check the census date webpage, or view your statement of account in StudentOnline to see the census dates for your subjects. When census dates fall on weekends or university holidays, the last working day before census is the deadline for telephone or on-campus advice.
    • Enrolment and re-enrolment dates. If you miss the cut-off date for enrolling you may lose your place in the course.

    La Trobe Students studying via OUA
    For additional information please refer to the OUA website.
  • How do I get credit or advanced standing for my previous studies?
    It may be possible for you to get credit, known at La Trobe as 'Advanced standing', for subjects completed and passed at other recognised tertiary institutions or a different course at La Trobe University. The subjects must be similar in content and standard to those offered at La Trobe University and relevant to your planned course of study.

    Advanced standing is assessed once you have accepted your offer. To apply for credit submit an 'Application for Advanced Standing' form. The course coordinator will then assess the subject(s) you have completed on a case by case basis. If you receive Advanced Standing you must still study at least 120 Credit Points at La Trobe University in order for you to obtain a qualifying award.

    You'll find more information about applying for Advanced Standing in the 'Discover La Trobe' guide which is available in the Learning Management System (LMS) after you have enrolled.
  • As a HBFN student, how do I get credit/advanced standing for my previous studies?
    Advanced standing is sometimes known as credit or recognition of prior learning, and is acknowledgement of prior study that upon successful application can be granted towards your current degree.
    Advanced standing is applied for, and assessed once you have accepted your offer.
    Generally Advanced Standing is based on prior study or work experience, however there are a limited set of circumstances when this does apply.

    You may be given credit for subjects completed and passed:
    • at other recognised tertiary institutions
    • a different course at La Trobe University.

    The subjects must be:
    • similar in content and standard to those offered at La Trobe University
    • relevant to your planned course of study.

    To apply for credit, submit the following to ASK La Trobe before census date:
    • a completed Application for Advanced Standing form [PDF 72 KB].
    • academic transcripts of your past studies (if they are not from La Trobe)
    • subject descriptions and related information such as assessment tasks from your past studies.

    You must provide us with certified copies of your transcripts as we will keep them on file.

    Once you have applied, regularly check StudentOnline to see if your credit has been approved. While waiting for your advanced standing outcome continue to complete/engage with your study and assessment tasks. If your application for advanced standing is approved it will be backdated to the submission date (i.e. if submitted before census date, fees for credited subjects will be waived/refunded).

    For further information about advanced standing you can ask a question. You may also view the Advanced Standing Policy [PDF 44 KB].

I want to be a La Trobe Online student, and ...

Answering your questions about studying with La Trobe Online and how is differs from face to face.

   1. Online Study Questions
   2. How will I study?

Answering your questions on key dates and credit for previous studies.

   1. Course and Subject Admin

Answering your questions about student support services the University offers.

   1. Getting help and assistance

Answering your questions about fees and the application and offer process.

   1. Apply and Offer
   2. Commonwealth Support Places and Fees

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