Important: change of address

As part of your Student Visa conditions, you must keep your address up to date. Please do so via StudentOnLine or contact ASK La Trobe. During the university holiday, if you plan to travel and have no fixed address, arrange for someone reliable to open your university correspondence and inform you of the contents. Remember…

Internships: ‘Kick start your career’ workshops

Want to know which undergraduate internship subjects you can choose from and what career they can lead to? Join one of the ‘Kick start your career’ workshops: Discover how to gain relevant real – life work experience that you will receive credit for. Expand your professional networks. Learn how an internship leads to gaining professional…

Avoid penalty – pay fees by census date 28 March

The census date for Semester 1, 2017 is Tuesday 28 March. Census is your deadline to finalise your enrolment. Non-standard teaching periods Note that the above census date is for the standard Semester 1 teaching period. If your course or subjects operate within a non-standard teaching period you will have a different census date (e.g.…

Warning – be aware of fee scam

A scam is an unjust scheme devised to separate you from your money in a dishonest or deceitful way and give little or nothing in return. Scams generally involve organisations or individuals operating under unregistered or fraudulent names. Scams often prey on people’s vulnerability and use lies and tricks to convince you they are genuine.…

The experience no international students expect

‘It all happened so fast. We were both leaving our jobs, organising ourselves … and we got married, too. I can’t remember if we even thought about renting before we left,’ recalls Camila. The 32-year-old is talking about her move from Colombia to Melbourne in 2014. She and husband Ricardo, 35, decided to travel to…

Be aware of scam emails

Beware of fake emails. These are sometimes called Phishing emails. Phishing emails are designed to get sensitive information from you for malicious reasons. They may try to get your username and password, credit card details, bank account number or other information from you. The email may look as though it is ‘real’, but you need…

International students have rights too

International students have renting rights too. Avoid losing money by understanding your renting rights and responsibilities. Make sure you understand all the conditions of any contract you sign, as well as payment and bond conditions and procedures. More information and advice is available at Consumer Affairs Victoria’s website Discover the app that may save you…

Warning: smokers will be fined on University campuses

La Trobe is proud of being a healthy and clean environment to work and study. Smoking cigarettes or e-cigarettes outside of the designated smoking areas is a breach of the smoke-free policy and authorised officers can fine to any staff, students and visitors who smoke on campus. This is in response to increases in people smoking outside…