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What will I learn?

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.

Subjects

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.

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 (Graduate Entry)
  • 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.

CRICOS

085026J

Study options

Full Time (2 trimesters)

Tuition fees
A$23,600.00 (US$ 18,174) per year
Enrolment and Orientation fees: AUD $220

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 June 2021, 11 October 2021

Venue

Sydney Campus

La Trobe University,

255 Elizabeth Street,

SYDNEY,

New South Wales,

2000, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (2 trimesters)

Tuition fees
A$23,600.00 (US$ 18,174) per year
Enrolment and Orientation fees: AUD $220

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 June 2021, 11 October 2021

Venue

La Trobe College Australia

Melbourne Campus,

La Trobe University, Sylvia Walton Building,

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY,

Victoria,

3086, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

International Baccalaureate with minimum of total 15 points. Students must have successful completion of Year 11 or equivalent. English Language Requirements: Cambridge English: Level B2; IB English: Minimum of 3 in English A or minimum of 4 in English B; IELTS (Academic): 5.5 (no band score below 5.0), TOEFL-Internet: 55 (Writing no less than 16); PTE Academic: 42 (no skill less than 36).

For international students

Students enrolled in a Foundation Studies program must have completed the equivalent of Year 11.

English Requirements

Cambridge English: Level B2, IB English: Minimum of 3 in English A or minimum of 4 in English B, IELTS (Academic): 5.5 (no band score below 5.0), TOEFL-Internet: 55 (Writing no less than 16), PTE Academic: 42 (no skill less than 36).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About La Trobe College Australia

La Trobe College Australia provides a direct pathway to enrolment at La Trobe University.

  • Pathway program completion guarantees degree level study
  • Study in one of the great modern cities of the world
  • Australia is a vast country of many attractions
  • Students benefit from use of all university facilities