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Postgraduate and Research

INTERNATIONAL COURSE Guide

2014

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CONTENTS

COURSE INFORMATION Vice-Chancellor’s message 

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Student visas

14

Our highlights

2

Key terms 

16

Research Focus Areas

3

English language requirements 

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Research students

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Academic entry requirements

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Fees and costs

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Pathways19

Scholarships and sponsorships

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Table of courses 

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Locations

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Course information 

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Melbourne

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Apply now postgraduate coursework 

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Campus network

8

Apply now higher degree by research

106

Accommodation

10

Accepting your offer

107

Living costs

11

Arriving at La Trobe

108

Life at La Trobe

12

Academic calendar 2014

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Support12

Coursework programs application form 

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Study resources

Higher degree by research application form 

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Humanities, Social Sciences and Communications 

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Business, Economics and Law 

34

IT and Engineering 

52

Education, Outdoor and Environmental Studies  60 Health Sciences 

70

Sciences and Psychology 

94

Cover images Main photo: La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science Left inset: Melbourne city Right inset: Simpson Lawn, La Trobe University, Melbourne Campus


Aerial view of La Trobe University with CBD in distance

WELCOME La Trobe University harbours creative and independent thinkers from all sectors of society, cultures and backgrounds. We are a university deeply committed to making a difference to the big issues of our time. Our campuses offer a lively atmosphere and provide study, work and recreational spaces which are sensitive to the natural environment. Learning, teaching and research at La Trobe occur through the interactions of people who share common goals of increasing knowledge and applying it in the varying contexts of life. Staff and students at La Trobe University interact with many communities including other universities, businesses, industry and governments – locally, nationally and internationally. Our researchers make a global impact, producing and applying some of Australia’s best research across a vast number of fields.

We are one of a small number of Australian universities to be ranked in the top 500 universities in the world on every major ranking scale since the inception of these rankings over a decade ago (Academic Ranking of World Universities). La Trobe University is very much an international university. Our strong global network provides teaching and training programs in a number of overseas locations. The University has links with a large number of international universities, and all local students are also encouraged to broaden their experience by studying overseas at one of our international exchange partners.

Professor John Dewar Vice-Chancellor and President Professor John Dewar assumed the Vice‑Chancellorship of La Trobe University in January 2012. He was educated at Oxford University in the UK and has since become an internationally renowned family law specialist. He was appointed Fellow and Tutor in Law of Hertford College, Oxford in 1990, a position he held until 1995 while acting as consultant to major London law firm Farrer & Co. Professor Dewar was Deputy Vice‑Chancellor (Academic) at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia, until joining the University of Melbourne, where he was Provost from April 2009 until December 2011.

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OUR HIGHLIGHTS La Trobe University was placed among the top 50 universities in the world that were under 50 years of age in the 2012 QS Top 50 under 50 rankings.

Centre for AgriBioscience

La Trobe Rural Health School

La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS)

In the 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject, La Trobe University disciplines were placed in the top 100 institutions in the world. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011-2012 placed us within the top 400 universities, and the QS World University Rankings 2011-2012 placed us at 317 globally. In the recent 2012 Excellence in Research of Australia (ERA) rankings, La Trobe University was placed 11th in the country for its research and third in Victoria – an improvement of 200 per cent since the 2010 ERA ranking results. We now have 11 areas of research where we are rated well above world standard, including analytical chemistry, microbiology, physiology, nursing, archaeology and historical studies. Our university is home to over 30 university and faculty-based research centres and institutes. Many of our academics have received national or international awards for their research, have extensive publication histories and regularly contribute to public debate in Australia and internationally.

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Just opened La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS)

Interior of LIMS building

La Trobe has the largest ratio of female-led research teams in Australia in its La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS).

Opening in 2014 A new five‑storey building at the Melbourne Campus will provide more classrooms and facilities. The centre will house La Trobe International, the University’s international division, and La Trobe Melbourne (see page 19).

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This A$100 million six-level research centre at the Melbourne Campus aims to inspire and train the next generation of Australian scientists. LIMS is the University’s largest investment and will accommodate more than 400 researchers.

AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBioscience The new A$288 million building – one of the best and biggest bioscience facilities in the world – is a joint initiative of the Victorian Government and La Trobe University at the Melbourne Campus.

La Trobe Rural Health School A new clinical teaching school and health sciences building at Bendigo have been completed as part of the A$88.9 million development. There are also new student accommodation buildings for regional placements around Victoria.


Research Focus Areas Addressing the big problems  – La Trobe has invested in five major University-wide, cross-disciplinary Research Focus Areas (RFAs).

Atrium at the Centre for AgriBioscience

Each Research Focus Area (RFA) builds on at least two areas of underlying disciplinary strength at La Trobe University, allowing us to demonstrate a comparative advantage. Each RFA also: §§ addresses pressing national or global problems §§ is easily recognised in the community §§ attracts or retains game-changing external partners §§ attracts or retains sustained, major international relationships §§ has the potential to double research income from its component parts by 2017 §§ enables a credible claim of strong competitive research advantage by La Trobe §§ identifies existing or potential research leadership §§ attracts and retains outstanding researchers at all stages of their careers §§ typically links to an innovative degree program. La Trobe will create flexible and powerful structures and systems within the University to match proven internal research capability with significant external partners.

The RFAs that have been selected following extensive consultation with staff are: §§ securing food, water and the environment §§ sport, exercise and rehabilitation §§ understanding disease §§ building healthy communities §§ population movement and human security.

Curriculum change linked to research strengths The RFAs are part of our new curriculum framework – the La Trobe Framework – and La Trobe University Vice-Chancellor Professor John Dewar says it is designed to attract creative and independent thinkers from diverse walks of life, cultures and backgrounds who have a passion for challenging the status quo and driving change. Key to this will be a new and innovative range of ‘Hallmark’ courses and ‘Essential’ learning elements with distinctive content. They will be added to the existing curriculum so students can better understand, and engage with, the big issues of the day. ‘In these areas we will aim to lay claim to be one of the best universities in Australia, and the world. They will attract the best students, staff, researchers and external partners, including from overseas, to come and work or study with us,’ says Professor Dewar.

‘Our high-performing research teams will also be encouraged to develop new programs from the “bottom up”, with the freedom to pursue new opportunities, funded through a venture capital-like process, with regular performance evaluation. ‘This gives us the flexibility to respond to new trends, and over time some of these programs may evolve to anchor future La Trobe Research Focus Areas.’ La Trobe University’s research strategy encourages innovation, specialisation and collaboration. Our Strategic Plan, Future Ready, identifies five interdisciplinary areas of research strength and an additional 20 areas of disciplinary research strength will also be defined. Our existing research strengths have been identified on the basis of outstanding performance of La Trobe staff against a number of criteria such as: academic publications, success in the receipt of competitive grant funding, national and international research collaborations, prizes, conference participation, public commentary and intellectual leadership. In the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment of research strengths across the sector, La Trobe University was rated at or above world standard in 38 specific disciplines.

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Research students We participate in a number of collaborative research centres and joint ventures with other research organisations, industry and Australian government bodies. Research Centres University-based Research Centres and Institutes

Staff profile Nick Hoogenraad, was trained as an agricultural scientist in the mid 1960s after which he completed a PhD in Biochemistry in 1969. He commenced his lifelong interests in medical research when he joined the Pediatric department at Stanford University in 1970. Over his long career in science Nick has focussed on mitochondrial biogenesis and on the role of molecular chaperones in protein targeting and folding in mammalian cells.

§§ AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBioscience §§ Centre for Dialogue §§ Institute for Human Security §§ Institute for Social and Environmental Sustainability §§ Institute for Social Participation §§ La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS)

National and International Research Centres and Institutes §§ ARC Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics §§ ARC Centre of Excellence for Coherent X-Ray Science §§ ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems §§ Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute §§ Murray Darling Freshwater Research Centre §§ Victorian Centre for Advanced Materials Manufacturing §§ La Trobe Confucius Institute

Cooperative Research Centres §§ AutoCRC §§ Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre §§ Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health §§ Cooperative Research Centre for Biomarker Translation §§ Plant Biosecurity Research Centre latrobe.edu.au/research/institutes

Coursework or research? You can study at postgraduate level in two key ways. Each path suits different needs and goals.

What is postgraduate by coursework? The structure of postgraduate coursework programs will seem familiar if you already have a Bachelor’s degree or approved international equivalent. Each coursework program consists of specialised study units that add up to a certain amount of credit points. You’ll attend lectures, tutorials or seminars, and complete assignments and research projects. In most cases, you can undertake a research thesis in your final year to prepare for future PhD study.

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You can do a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master’s degree through coursework. These range from six months to four years in duration.

Will it suit me? Yes, if you’re looking to: §§ deepen your knowledge and skills §§ increase your career opportunities and your income §§ make your way to the top of your industry.

What is postgraduate by research? Postgraduate degrees by research are less structured, and give you the chance to pursue your theories by developing a thesis. You’ll learn advanced research methods and discover knowledge beyond a set curriculum. At La Trobe, you can complete either a Master’s by research or a Doctoral program (which includes a PhD). These take around two to four years to complete.

Will it suit me? Are you looking to really make an impact, to discover something new? Research could also be for you if you’ve achieved academic excellence in your field and you’re looking for time and space to explore your own theories and make discoveries. A research degree is also a great place to begin a career in research or academia.

Did you know ? AgriBio is a multimillion dollar, world-class facility for agricultural biosciences research and development, creating better science outcomes for the benefit of Victoria and Australia. At AgriBio, La Trobe University staff have access to leading-edge technology, world-class equipment and associated expertise including the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), spectroscopy, imaging and analysis. This enhances the University’s existing biosciences activities including plant and animal genomics, plant pathology, animal health, and agricultural sustainability. Our collaborations span strategic and applied science, including materials science, forensic science, nanotechnology, electronic engineering/sensor technology, bioinformatics, e-science and chemistry.


Fees and costs Tuition fees Tuition fees are: §§ shown in Australian dollars (A$) §§ for students commencing in the 2014 academic year only §§ based on a standard full-time 120 credit point load and will vary depending on the program and your actual subject enrolment load. Tuition fees will increase if your subjects are above a 120 credit point load or if you have to repeat a subject. §§ invoiced to you based on your actual credit point load for each semester §§ exclusive of the cost of text books, health insurance or living expenses such as food, accommodation, transport and medical costs §§ subject to change each year. The University reserves the right to vary fees on an annual basis. Fees will not normally rise above 7 per cent per annum. Should the University decide to increase its fees, that increase will take effect on 1 January of the following year. Refer to the University Handbook for information on the annual credit point load for each course: latrobe.edu.au/handbook

Cross-institutional enrolment fees You can choose to study a subject at another Australian university and count it towards your La Trobe degree. However, you should note the

tuition fee for this subject will be paid to the other institution and may be different to the tuition fee payable at La Trobe University.

Additional costs You may have to pay additional costs such as a National Police Check, fieldwork trips, laboratory coats or art materials. Check the individual course descriptions in this guide.

Healthcare costs Refer to page 15 for compulsory health cover in Australia.

Tuition fee refund policy Under our Refund Policy, the A$2200 deposit will not be refunded and will be retained by La Trobe University. However we may refund tuition fees (in whole or in part) where: §§ the University can no longer provide the course being offered §§ the University ceases to provide the course after it starts but before it is completed §§ the Australian Government refuses to grant a student an initial student visa before the commencement of his or her course (in which case students may be requested to provide proof of the date of their visa application) §§ the University withdraws an offer of a place §§ a student withdraws from his or her course prior to commencement or completion –  the amount of refund, if any, will depend

on when the withdrawal occurs in relation to the start of the course: §§ If a student gives a minimum of 20 working days written notice prior to the commencement date of the course, 90 per cent of tuition fees will be refunded. §§ If a student gives less than 20 working days written notice prior to the commencement date of the course, but gives notice on or prior to the Census Date of each subject, 50 per cent of tuition fees will be refunded. §§ If a student gives written notice after the Census Date for each subject they are enrolled in, no fees will be refunded. §§ a student who received a packaged offer returns home after completing the preuniversity course or transfers to another institution or simply fails to enrol in the degree course, or §§ there are exceptional circumstances that compel a student to withdraw from a course after the commencement date, such as illness or disability, death of a close family member, political or civil unrest or natural disaster in the student’s home country. This is only a summary. For full details you need to see the University’s Refund Policy: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply

Scholarships and sponsorships La Trobe University offers generous scholarships to high‑achieving international students from all countries. We support approximately 1000 international and local students across all study levels. Scholarships can provide partial or full coverage of annual tuition fees. Our scholarships fall into the following categories: §§ recognition of academic achievement to attract outstanding students from all over the world §§ development of priority areas around the globe, or for specific La Trobe courses and campuses §§ building the University’s partnerships with overseas governments and institutions §§ students who have secured a supervisor and a place to study a Higher Degree by Research, which may include a living allowance

§§ faculty-funded scholarships and prizes §§ support for international students to undertake a Study Abroad semester at La Trobe, and for international and local La Trobe students to go on exchange overseas. §§ students who package their ELICOS program at La Trobe Melbourne or the Bendigo Regional Institute of TAFE with a La Trobe University degree §§ bursaries that provide partial cover for books. Details of these scholarships, including selection criteria and how to apply, can be viewed at: latrobe.edu.au/international/fees/ scholarships

Sponsorship Through our strong relationships with overseas governments and organisations, and with the Commonwealth Government of Australia, we help hundreds of students to reach university who may not have otherwise had the opportunity. Sponsors interested in supporting international students can find out more: E sponsoredprograms@latrobe.edu.au latrobe.edu.au/international/life/ sponsored-students

Other funding La Trobe University recommends you investigate opportunities for scholarships from sponsorial bodies in your home country, and check the Australia Awards Program: ausaid.gov.au/australia-awards

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LOCATIONS

You can choose to study at one of our seven campuses across Victoria – in the locations of Melbourne, Bundoora, Bendigo, Albury‑Wodonga, Mildura and Shepparton.

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modes of transport from your accommodation to campus

DISTANCES FROM MELBOURNE (BUNDOORA) CAMPUS

Average temperatures

Mildura 

bus, cycle, car

Macleod Railway Station1.3km

Melbourne

Albury‑Wodonga

bus, cycle, car

Heidelberg Railway Station4.6km

Albury‑Wodonga 28.2°C – 17°C

13°C – 3.1°C

24.9°C – 13.6°C

Bendigo 

bus, cycle, car

Reservoir Railway Station3.8km

Bendigo

26.6°C – 15°C

13°C – 3.3°C

23.5°C – 10.9°C

Shepparton 

bus, cycle, car

Bundoora Park1.3km

Mildura

33.6°C – 19°C

15°C – 3.8°C

26.2°C – 13.3°C

CBD14km

Shepparton

27.7°C – 15.3°C 13.6°C – 3.5°C 25.4°C – 11.9°C

Melbourne CBD (Collins Street, Franklin Street) 

bus, tram, train, cycle, car

Melbourne (Bundoora) 

bus, tram, train, cycle, car

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Melbourne Airport18.4km Northland Shopping Centre2.8km Preston Market4.5km

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February July November 28.1°C – 16.1°C 13.4°C – 5.4°C 22.7°C – 11.1°C

Melbourne data collected at the La Trobe University Bundoora weather station. Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology, 2010–2011


The heart of Melbourne

Melbourne Melbourne was once again rated the world’s most liveable city in 2012, after a string of high rankings including most liveable city in 2002.1 The city was ranked fourth in the world in 2012 in the first QS Best Student Cities Ranking, (behind London, Paris and Boston) proving it really is a city for students. It is also part of a country that has been ranked as the happiest industrialised country in the world for the third year running (2013 Better Life Index, OECD). Melbourne is Australia’s premier multicultural city. The growing city has a population of almost 4.2 million2 people from as many as 153 different countries. This cultural diversity delivers a wide range of food, restaurants, cafés and festivals throughout the city and regional areas of Victoria. And when it comes to sport, Melbourne is like no other city in Australia. Each year Melbourne hosts major international sporting events – namely, the Australian Open Grand Slam Tennis Tournament, the Formula One Grand Prix, the Rip Curl Pro surfing championship, the Australian Masters golf tournament, and the Melbourne Cup (horse racing).

The city is the home of Australian Rules Football and the Melbourne Cricket Ground – the cornerstones of the nation’s biggest sporting traditions. Cricket, rugby and soccer (football) are also regular fixtures on the city’s sporting calendar. Festivals and events are held in every town, city and region throughout the year, with more than 2500 events in the state. In Melbourne, key events include the Melbourne International Arts Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival that attracts celebrities and horses alike from around the world. 1 Source: Economist Intelligence Unit, London. 2 Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, June 2011.

Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Make the most of the Melbourne lifestyle Outside of the city centre, Melbourne has unique dining and shopping districts. Preston, Northcote, Thornbury, Brunswick, Fairfield, Carlton and Fitzroy  – part of the northern suburbs of Melbourne – are just some precincts located between the campus and the city centre, boasting their own style and collection of boutiques, cafés, restaurants and food stores. For more detailed information seen on this page visit: visitmelbourne.com studymelbourne.vic.gov.au

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CAMPUS NETWORK

Melbourne

Bendigo

Albury-Wodonga

latrobe.edu.au/melbourne

latrobe.edu.au/bendigo

latrobe.edu.au/aw

Distance from Melbourne Campus (Bundoora) to Melbourne (city)  14km (8.7 miles)

Distance to Melbourne (city)

Student population 

23 733

We have one of the most attractive university campuses in Australia. The Melbourne Campus covers 267 hectares (660 acres) of stunning parkland and waterways, plus a major wildlife sanctuary. It is a complete campus community with residential college-style accommodation and services including a hairdresser, travel agent, weekly market and bakery. Cafés and restaurants serve a range of food on campus including Australian, European, Chinese, Japanese, Indian, vegetarian and halal.

Northern location Travel from central Melbourne takes about 30 – 40 minutes by bus or car or at least 50 minutes by tram. For grocery shopping, the Preston Market is popular with students and there are two major shopping centres near the Melbourne Campus, Northland and Greensborough.

150km (93 miles)

Distance to Melbourne (city)  300km (186 miles)

Distance to Bendigo city centre 3km (1.86 miles)

Distance to Wodonga city centre 3km (1.86 miles)

Student population 

Distance to Sydney 

560km (348 miles)

Student population 

869

4930

Our second‑largest campus is spread over 33 hectares (81 acres) of picturesque native Australian bushland, where you can often find kangaroos and other wildlife. We offer a stimulating and secure teaching, learning and research environment and a number of exclusive courses. At Bendigo you have access to a full range of services and facilities, including the La Trobe Visual Arts Centre that houses regular exhibitions by national and international artists and students. Buses run between the University, city, train station and other locations on a regular basis.

Golden heritage Bendigo has a rich history and heritage as the site of one of Australia’s biggest gold discoveries in the 1850s. Beautifully restored buildings line the wide streets of this vibrant and growing city, which has a thriving economy, predominated by professional services, manufacturing, health and hospitality. All major forms of transport – rail, road and air – link Bendigo directly to Melbourne and other major regions of Victoria. Bendigo is a 1.5 hour drive to Melbourne. bendigotourism.com

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Together with personalised support and tuition from dedicated academics and staff, you can experience specialised, hands-on learning. Campus facilities include accommodation, an award-winning library, Student Association Building with a games area, café and gym, and an Environmental Science complex. A local weekday bus service runs between the campus and city centre.

Spectacular rural environment This regional hub crosses two states of Australia: from the city of Wodonga, in Victoria, to the city of Albury over the Murray River into New South Wales. Together, Albury-Wodonga makes up one of the largest regional centres in Australia with a population of more than 82 000. It has a substantial central business district, surrounded by a spectacular rural environment with a multitude of activities and sports, from snow skiing and boarding to archery, canoeing and hiking. Albury‑Wodonga is situated on the Hume Highway, linking Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney, with easy access by train, car, plane and bus. It is a three hour drive from Melbourne. alburywodongaaustralia.com.au


Mildura

Shepparton

City campuses

latrobe.edu.au/mildura

latrobe.edu.au/shepparton

City Campus

Distance to Melbourne (city)  550km (342 miles)

Distance to Melbourne (city) 

Distance to Adelaide 

Student population 

Student population 

400km 499

At Mildura you can study among students from all age groups and backgrounds. You have much more individual contact time with La Trobe academics and staff than at other campuses. The small campus includes child care, a library and new student accommodation. Regular bus services run between the Campus and city centre. In addition, the Campus hosts the unique Edge of the Outback program where you can explore the Australian outback – open desert plains – through photography. View the online documentary at: latrobe.edu.au/mildura/study/ courses/outback

Mediterranean outback Near the border between New South Wales and South Australia, in the far north-west of Victoria, Mildura has a much warmer climate than Melbourne – it is often referred to as the ‘Mediterranean in the outback’. Mildura is the hub of the Sunraysia agricultural district that produces much of Victoria’s supply of citrus and grapes. The multicultural community of 31 000 people hosts a range of cultural, sporting and culinary events, and has award‑winning restaurants. Regional trains, buses and airlines link Mildura with Melbourne and other parts of Australia. Mildura is a six-hour drive from Melbourne. visitmildura.com.au

178km (110 miles)

latrobe.edu.au/city

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The Shepparton Campus offers you a high‑quality education in a relaxed, friendly and caring environment. Courses focus on your employability and on strengthening the regional community. Within a new A$9 million complex, you can enjoy one of the most modern university buildings in Australia, plus smaller class sizes and personalised teaching experiences. There is new student accommodation on the Campus, but you can get assistance in finding accommodation in the township of Shepparton.

Vibrant and progressive Located a two-hour drive north of Melbourne, Shepparton lies in the heart of the Goulburn Valley, Victoria’s oldest fruit‑growing district. The region offers beautiful countryside, the Goulburn River, native forests and rich farmlands. Shepparton is a vibrant and progressive city that boasts a variety of outdoor and sporting activities. The population is diverse with a large proportion of Indigenous and overseas‑born residents. The region can be accessed by car, bus and regional trains. greatershepparton.com.au/visitors

Distance to Melbourne Campus (Bundoora) 

14km (8.7 miles)

From 2013, La Trobe Business School began delivering the La Trobe MBA and a range of postgraduate programs from our new CBD Campus at 360 Collins Street in the heart of Melbourne. Occupying level 20 of 360 Collins, the Campus has been designed around the latest innovations in educational design, teaching and learning technology. The new Campus will also be the centre for a new range of bespoke Executive Education programs.

Franklin Street latrobe.edu.au/franklin-st Distance to Melbourne Campus (Bundoora) 

14km (8.7 miles)

Student population 

307

A number of postgraduate programs plus several research centres are based at this La Trobe Campus building, located in the heart of Melbourne’s central business district and near Melbourne’s biggest and oldest open-air market, the Queen Victoria Market.

In the city You have the best of Victoria’s shops, services, restaurants, cafés and businesses at your doorstep. A network of trains, trams, buses and taxis service the city in all directions. visitmelbourne.com

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Accommodation Set among native Australian landscapes and located minutes from lectures, we offer 17 great options for living at five of our campuses.

Meals provided

Approximate cost per week per person *

Chisholm College

No

A$182

Two-minute walk to the campus centre; furnished; high-speed broadband data connections; shared kitchen, bathroom and laundry; communal recreation and study areas.

Glenn College

Yes

A$288

Two-minute walk to the campus centre; furnished; high-speed broadband data connections; shared kitchen, bathroom and laundry; communal recreation and study areas.

Menzies College

No

A$209

Two-minute walk to the campus centre; furnished; high-speed broadband data connections; shared kitchen, bathroom and laundry; communal recreation and study areas.

Barnes Way (2 bedroom units)

No

A$135

Self-contained; furnished. Applications can only be submitted after arrival at the University and the fee does not include utilities.

Barnes Way (3–6 bedroom units)

No

A$109–92

Self-contained; furnished. Applications can only be submitted after arrival at the University and the fee does not include utilities.

Waterdale Apartments (3 bedroom apartments)

No

A$109

The University Lodge and Graduate House

No

A$172 (single) A$233 (twin/double) A$221 (single, ensuite ^) A$250 (couple, ensuite ^)

Fully-equipped kitchens, lounge rooms, recreation/activity halls, laundry facilities and 24 hour access to a computer lab. Friendly mature-age community life with regular social and cultural activities. ^Note: Single ensuite and couple ensuite rooms only available at The University Lodge.

Hillside Apartments

No

A$198

Hillside is a new building of 200 single furnished-study bedrooms; lounge, communal kitchen and bathrooms, and equipped laundry. Heating and cooling, and walking distance to campus.

The Units

No

A$164

Nine units each with 12 furnished single study-bedrooms; central heating; fully-equipped kitchen; two bathrooms; and mezzanine lounge area.

Orde House

No

A$169

24 furnished single study-bedrooms; lounge; communal kitchen; and equipped laundry.

The Terraces

No

A$181

21 furnished large houses; eight study-bedrooms; two bathrooms; laundry facilities; equipped kitchen; and heated lounge room.

The Villas

No

A$152

28 villas with four study-bedrooms; heated lounge/dining area; kitchen; laundry; and bathroom facilities. Applications can only be submitted after arrival at the University and the fee does not include utilities.

Self-contained units

No

A$121

12 units (managed by Wodonga Institute of TAFE) each with six furnished, single study-bedrooms; mixed gender; communal kitchen, laundry, bathroom and living areas. Places for up to 10 international students will be held until January 10, 2014. Applications received after this date will also be considered however applicants who submit their requests by the due date will gain first preference.

McFarlanes Hill

No

A$168

Recently-completed La Trobe University accommodation which consists of two, doublestorey buildings with seven furnished study-bedrooms, shared kitchen and bathrooms and communal areas. Any student may apply, however first preference will be given to Health Sciences students on a regional placement.

No

A$151

New La Trobe University accommodation which consists of four houses with five furnished study-bedrooms, shared kitchen and bathrooms and communal areas. Any student may apply, however first preference will be given to Health Sciences students on a regional placement.

No

A$151

New La Trobe University accommodation which consists of three houses with four furnished study-bedrooms, shared kitchen and bathrooms and communal areas. Any student may apply, however first preference will be given to Health Sciences students on a regional placement.

Accommodation type

Description

Melbourne

Self-contained; furnished. Suitable for families and groups of students wishing to share. Applications can only be submitted after arrival at the University and the fee does not include utilities.

Bendigo

Albury-Wodonga

Mildura Self-contained houses

Shepparton Self-contained houses

*  These fees are for 2013 and may increase in 2014. Fees include the cost of utility bills such as electricity, gas and water unless stated otherwise.

More details: latrobe.edu.au/accommodation

Living elsewhere: latrobe.edu.au/accommodation Temporary accommodation: latrobe.edu.au/students/new-students/ international/leaving

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Homestay: homestaynetwork.org/latrobe-students


LIVING COSTS Here are our estimated annual average costs (excluding tuition fees) for one student across a range of accommodation options. Campus BENDIGO

Shepparton 7

One bedroom flat8

970

500

0

520

650

300

440

663

430

440

663

530

970

712

1100

520

650

23132

440

663

26012

440

663

0

0

40

120

5009

0

0

40

120

5009

0

40

120

0

40

120

0

40

120

Establishment costs (household items, furniture)

2405

2405

500

1000

2156

2405

2405

510

1000

2206

2405

510

1000

50 6

510

1020

280

510

1020

Total

1340

1000

1666

3546

1988

1340

1000

1610

3060

1932

1340

1590

2420

2663

1430

2466

97013

1430

2466

800

800

800

800

800

800

800

800

800

800

800

800

800

800

800

800

800

800

800

Weekly rent / board

275

190

130

280

179

275

190

122

223

164

275

1201

150

125

100

150

13014

102

153

Food / groceries / personal items

50

120

120

150

120

50

120

120

150

12010

50

120

150

120

130

160

130

120

150

Utilities (gas, electricity, mobile phone, internet)

20

20

50

90

10

20

20

50

90

10

20

50

90

20

60

100

30

50

90

Travel (public transport / fuel) 4

50

50

50

50

20

25

25

25

25

10

30

30

30

10

30

30

10

26

26

Spending money

80

80

80

80

80

80

80

80

80

80

80

80

80

80

90

90

90

80

80

Average weekly costs

475

460

430

650

409

450

435

397

568

384

455

400

500

355

400

530

390

378

499

One bedroom flat8

Renting shared house or flat1

530

760

Renting shared house or flat1

Homestay fullycatered all meals

0

1100

Campus non-catered

The Units non-catered 11

0

773

One bedroom flat8

One bedroom flat or apartment 8

500

1213

Renting shared house or flat1

Renting shared house or flat 1

1213

563

Campus non-catered

Homestay shared room no meals

563

Homestay fullycatered all meals

0 760

Homestay shared room no meals

0 1100

Type of accommodation

Homestay fullycatered all meals

Chisholm College non-catered

MILDURA

One bedroom flat or apartment 8

ALBURY-WODONGA

Renting shared house or flat 1

MELBOURNE

Establishment costs (once only) Bond 3 Rent in advance Telephone, internet and utilities connection

Annual costs Books, stationery, photocopying, etc. Weekly costs

Total estimate

(one academic  year = 37 weeks)

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18615 18060 17813 27183 17130 17690 17135 17099 24876 16955 17875 16660 21070 14285 17030 22506 1620016 16216 21729

1. Assumes shared with two other people. 2. Payment of 18 weeks of rental fees in-advance is required. 3. Bond (equivalent to a month’s rent in advance made in one lump sum payment) is usually refunded at the end of your stay provided no money is due, you have given the required period of notice, and that you have caused no damage to the property. Note that some private student accommodation providers will deduct a cleaning charge at the end of your stay. 4. Transport for education and work purposes. 5. Placement fee for Homestay. 6. Includes non-refundable costs of social and transition programs and other miscellaneous fees. This cost may be lower for students who are in-residence for only one semester or who commence at Semester 2 (July). 7. There is limited on-campus accommodation at Shepparton Campus. 8. Tenants are legally liable to pay rent for 52 weeks when signing a lease for one year. 9. This includes facilities, services and internet connection and usage. This cost may be lower for students who are only in residence for one semester or commence at Semester 2 (July). 10. Catering is available at all on-campus accommodation in Bendigo for an extra A$130 per week. Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday to Thursday and breakfast and lunch on Fridays. 11. Multiple accommodation options are available at Bendigo. In addition to The Units, there are the new Hillside Apartments, Orde House and The Terraces. 12. Shared room, A$180, single room A$260. 13. Shared room $890,single room $970. 14. Shared room, $90, single room, $130. 15. Single room. 16. Single room $16 200, shared room $14 720.

Note: total figures are for the 37 weeks of the academic year only (the cost of clothing or travel expenses for leisure has been excluded). These costs are based on 2013 prices and may vary in 2014. If you commence in 2014 you should allow for at least a four to five per cent increase in your living expenses. For further information on average living costs, including estimates for a couple with children, visit: latrobe.edu.au/international/living

You should allow for approximately A$18 610 per annum based on the Australian Government’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) suggested living costs for international students. DIAC also suggests you should allow at least A$6515 per year for your spouse and A$3720 per year for your child. Full details can be seen at: immi.gov.au/students/student-visa-living-costs.htm These amounts exclude tuition fees, also see: latrobe.edu.au/international/living/costs

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LIFE AT La Trobe Our clubs, student organisations and activities are a great way to meet people, make friends and have fun. They also offer you unique opportunities to explore Australia. La Trobe’s Student Unions and Associations organise plenty of events, tours, trips, parties – and lots more. In addition, student organisations offer services and activities.

Sport is a great way to keep fit, make friends and experience Australian culture. Our campus sports centres include swimming pools and tennis courts.

Student exchange

Melbourne

And with our sports clubs you can try anything from scuba diving, cricket, surfing, to martial arts and ‘Aussie Rules’ football. latrobe.edu.au/sport

You will be far more prepared for the global workforce with better communication skills. There are more than 100 institutions in more than 35 countries to choose from.

Events

You can participate in programs ranging from two weeks to one year. Every La Trobe University exchange student is eligible to apply for one of our Student Mobility grants. latrobe.edu.au/student-exchange

unione.latrobesu.org.au/clubs

Bendigo bsabendigo.com.au

Albury‑Wodonga wsawodonga.com.au There is also a postgraduate committee in the student union. latrobesu.org.au

Film, theatre, dance, art exhibitions – we don’t have enough space to list all of the fun and creative things you can do in our active campus communities!

Get to know the wonderful Australian outdoor lifestyle through our fun and interesting excursions including trips to Sydney and the Gold Coast, and camping in the outback. latrobe.edu.au/international/life/activities

Melbourne

You don’t have to cope on your own when you settle into life at La Trobe.

SUPPORT International student services

MY LIFE at La Trobe

At La Trobe we have a dedicated team of staff who understand the difficulties you might face in adjusting to a new culture and environment, and in trying to make new friends. Just some of our comprehensive support services include:

Once you accept an offer to study here, we’ll give you a copy of our comprehensive My Life at La Trobe Guide on life at university in Australia.

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY

International Students

MY LIFE AT LA TROBE 2013

MY LIFE AT LA TROBE YOUR GUIDE TO STUDY AND LIFE IN AUSTRALIA 2013

 TROBE latrobe.edu.au/international

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My Life at La Trobe

Make the world your campus –  go on exchange!

latrobe.edu.au/life/events unione.latrobesu.org.au

Bendigo bsabendigo.com.au

§§ visa information §§ advice and assistance regarding health insurance, tuition fees, pre-departure information including details on accommodation and more §§ a free airport reception service for some campuses. Bendigo, Albury‑Wodonga, Shepparton and Mildura Campus students can also be picked up from the railway station. §§ an extensive orientation program including specific sessions for international students §§ staff who offer advice and support on personal, financial or cultural issues, as well as transition to life in Australia and study at La Trobe §§ The Transition @ La Trobe E-Friends program, a social network hosted by current international students to network with incoming students. (When you get your email invitation, log on to your Facebook account and search for ‘Transition @ La Trobe’ and sign up! Are you from China? You will be invited to join our RenRen program). §§ a 24-hour, free telephone hotline service to help students with any of their concerns T 1800 758 360

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§§ specialised information for sponsored students, Muslim students, and students with families. latrobe.edu.au/international/life

Equality and Diversity Centre We focus on assisting you if you have a permanent or temporary impairment such as a disability, mental health illness, an ongoing medical condition, or deafness. Contact us in advance for assistance: E equality@latrobe.edu.au latrobe.edu.au/equality

Safety and security Our security escorts and 24-hour security make sure you feel safe and comfortable at all campuses: latrobe.edu.au/international/living/safety

Chaplaincy latrobe.edu.au/chaplaincy

Muslim prayer rooms latrobe.edu.au/international/predeparture/ settling/religion

Counselling latrobe.edu.au/counselling

Complaints process We encourage feedback on all aspects of our operation: latrobe.edu.au/students/complaints

Student legal services If you ever need legal advice, the Student Legal Service offers free, strictly-confidential consultations. latrobe.edu.au/student-services/services


STUDY RESOURCES Our library gives you access to extensive scholarly information resources, help and training to build your information research skills.

Borchardt Library, Melbourne

The La Trobe Library helps you Access resources – wherever you are As one of Australia’s leading academic libraries, our library gives you access to extensive scholarly information resources, help and training to build your information research skills, and a range of modern study spaces. Our Library operates as one service for La Trobe students in all locations. This means that no matter where you’re studying, you’ll have access to all the resources of a major academic library. These resources include millions of quality online and physical scholarly information such as ebooks, ejournals, databases, print and multimedia items. We provide online guides, referencing and study planning tools, training and workshops, help desks and a live chat service to help you with using the library and finding what you need for your studies. On campus you can study in our modern learning spaces with wireless internet access, power points, secure laptop recharge lockers, computer workstations, comfortable seats, quiet individual study desks and group study rooms that you can book online. latrobe.edu.au/library

IT services and resources

Stand out from the crowd

Our Information Communications Technology (ICT) department spans a network across all campuses to make sure your study time runs smoothly. You receive a free email account on enrolment, and gain access to strong wireless internet coverage and the Learning Management System. Some lectures are captured on audio or audio/video streams. latrobe.edu.au/students/it

Develop leadership skills while actively engaging in your campus and local community through the growing list of La Trobe University programs including the Infinity Leadership Program, La Trobe Award and the Student Career Mentoring Program. latrobe.edu.au/students/get-involved

Career development centre Our qualified consultants and numerous resources can help you to discover and develop skills for the workforce whether you return home or decide to try to stay in Australia. latrobe.edu.au/students/careers

Language and learning support Our Academic Language and Learning Unit (ALLU) works behind the scenes so that you can develop core academic skills for success in your studies. latrobe.edu.au/students/learning

Connect mentors To help you feel even more connected, we match all new international students with a Connect Mentor and group when you commence your studies. You can meet new and current students in your course and faculty in the Connect Mentor program. Mentors are not tutors or academic advisors, but second, third or fourth year students who have been carefully selected to provide support and advice on the social transition to university. latrobe.edu.au/students/newstudents/connect

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The Agora, Melbourne Campus

Student visas It is your responsibility to ensure you obtain a valid passport and student visa before you enter Australia for study purposes. As a holder of a student visa: §§ You must undertake a CRICOS approved course. §§ You must maintain satisfactory course progress and a valid enrolment for your chosen course of study. §§ You and your family members must not work without permission. If you are given permission to work, you must not work more than 40 hours a fortnight (two weeks) during the semester, unless otherwise specified. §§ You must maintain your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) or equivalent health cover at all times when you are in Australia. §§ You must – within seven days of your arrival in Australia – inform your education provider (La Trobe University or your pathway provider) of your current residential address, and you must advise any changes of address within seven days.

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For up‑to‑date details on visas and assessment levels, visit: immi.gov.au/students

Contact your nearest Australian Diplomatic Mission for more information: immi.gov.au

As a condition of a student visa you are required to be enrolled in a full‑time load and complete your course in the minimum time, as stated on your CoE, unless:

Assistance with visa applications is also available from the University’s representatives: latrobe.edu.au/international/registeredagents

§§ There are compelling or compassionate circumstances. §§ You have taken an official Leave of Absence (intermitted or suspended) from your course. §§ You have received Advanced Standing (credit) that affects your load during a relevant progression period. §§ You have problems with academic progress, and have received permission from your faculty to “under-load”. §§ You undertake subjects at times other than Semester 1 or 2, which count towards your course credits e.g. during Summer School.

Note:  La Trobe University can provide information, not advice, concerning immigration matters.

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International students can work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight during semester.

Employment You can work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight (two weeks) during semester, including the entire advertised exam period. Work that is a formal and registered part of a course is not included in the 40‑hour limit. If you do voluntary or unpaid work, it is also excluded from the 40‑hour limit when: §§ it is of benefit to the community §§ the work is for a non‑profit organisation §§ it is a designated and genuine volunteer position with no remuneration, either in cash or in kind (except for accommodation). You can also work unlimited hours during official University vacations once you have commenced your course in Australia. This includes any employment, volunteer work or work placement. Note: in some university courses, study demands allow little time for employment. Part‑time work and vacation work are not always available and you should not depend on this form of income to cover living expenses or tuition fees. For up‑to‑date information on working while studying, visit: immi.gov.au/students/students/working_ while_studying

Are you under 18 years of age? Students under the age of 18 are required by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) to have appropriate welfare and accommodation arrangements in Australia. In order to get a student visa, underage students will need to provide evidence that they will be living with a DIAC-approved guardian, or have welfare and accommodation arrangements approved by La Trobe University.

Option 1: DIAC’s approved welfare arrangement Students under the age of 18 must have their parents or legal custodian nominate a guardian who resides in Australia prior to DIAC considering their student visa application. Parents or students must lodge the Nomination of a Student Guardian Form (157N) available at the Australian Embassy in their home country, or at: immi.gov.au/allforms/application-forms DIAC requires this guardian to be over 21 years of age, an eligible relative and of good character.

Arriving in Australia

International students, Mildura Campus

Option 2: Welfare and accommodation arrangements as approved by La Trobe University If an underage student does not have an eligible relative in Australia, the student will need to be supported by the services of La Trobe University’s approved guardianship agencies and accommodation providers before the University will issue a CoE and the Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation/Welfare (CAAW) Form. For more information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/students/new-students/ international/visa/under18

Health insurance Nearly all international students must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) before they are granted a student visa. OSHC provides medical and hospital cover for you and your dependants while in Australia. La Trobe currently has an agreement with OSHC by Allianz Global Assistance, a private health fund, for the provision of OSHC. The University’s policy is that you purchase health cover for the duration of your CoE. This one‑off payment means you don’t need to renew your OSHC each year. And you can avoid any price increases during that period. Health cover options are:

OSHC rates for 2013 Multi Family Policy 

Length of stay

Single policy 

Dual Family policy 

6 months

A$259

A$590

A$767

1 year

A$519

A$1180

A$1534

2 years

A$1037

A$2622

A$3409

3 years

A$1602

A$3922

A$5098

These rates are subject to change without notice and may increase in 2014. Read your OSHC by Allianz Global Assistance policy carefully. Overseas Student Health Cover is similar to public health cover for Australian citizens, however there may be significant upfront costs for some medical care.

Note: commencing students not using OSHC by Allianz Global Assistance must make payment arrangements with their provider directly and must provide proof of OSHC to: §§ La Trobe International, before their CoE is released §§ the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), before their student visa is issued. A list of OSHC providers is available from the Department of Health and Ageing: health.gov.au Norwegian, Belgian, and some Swedish students do not need OSHC. For more details and updates see: latrobe.edu.au/students/new-students/ international/visa/oshc

Single – covers only the valid student visa holder. Dual Family – covers one valid visa holder plus either one adult spouse or recognised de facto partner, or one or more dependant children. Multi Family – covers one student visa holder plus more than one dependant. A dependant can only include one adult spouse or recognised de facto partner, or one or more dependant children.

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KEY TERMS This is your guide to course information and terminology used at the University and throughout our publications.

Use the Table of courses on pages 20 to 25 for quick reference, and then refer to the relevant course description in the pages that follow. Up-to-date information on courses is available online at: latrobe.edu.au/international/courses

Course duration

Academic entry requirements

This is a four-year research degree. You submit a thesis (up to 100 000 words), which is presented to external examiners. The thesis must be considered a substantial and original contribution to knowledge and understanding in its field.

Academic entry requirements are listed for the most common secondary qualifications. La Trobe University accepts applications with equivalent qualifications (see entry requirements on page 18 for further explanation).

Advanced Standing (credit) Advanced Standing (credit) refers to credit that is granted for previous studies. La Trobe University may grant you Advanced Standing (for subjects passed at other recognised tertiary institutions) if the subjects are equivalent in content and standard to those offered by La Trobe University and if they are relevant to your planned course of study. See page 105 for how to apply for Advanced Standing.

Cognate degrees If you have an undergraduate degree in a related field, sometimes referred to as cognate discipline, some postgraduate degrees allow the option to apply for Advanced Standing for a portion of the course, potentially reducing the duration of the degree.

Course This is the title of the course or degree. Note that where disciplines appear in italics after the degree title e.g. Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry) they represent classifications or majors of the degree, they do not form part of the degree title and do not appear on your graduation certificate. Where disciplines appear in the same font e.g. Master of Marketing Management, they form part of the degree title, and therefore will appear on your graduation certificate or testamur.

This is the normal time (in years or months) required to complete the course.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Double-degrees

Candidates for a Professional Doctorate by coursework complete coursework subjects and submit a shorter thesis (up to 50 000 words), which is an original or substantial contribution to knowledge of direct relevance to the profession. Candidates for the Professional Doctorate in Education (Doctor of Education) complete two 15 000-word research essays and a thesis of 50 000 words. See page 69 for more information.

You can graduate with two Masters’ degrees in a reduced period and undertake in-depth study in each of the areas of specialisation. Double-degree programs are challenging: you take on an increased workload when completing the two degrees in the minimum time. Employers generally have a high regard for double‑degree graduates.

Semester starts

English language requirements

2014 tuition fees (A$)

Refer to English language requirements on page 17. Further information is available online at: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/ how-to/english

Note the fees listed are for commencing students for the 2014 academic year only. See page 5 for details.

Master’s by research

The location of the course:

Usually two years duration. You submit a thesis (up to 60 000 words) that makes a contribution to knowledge in an approved area.

Pathways Pathways are courses you can study to qualify for entry to a La Trobe University degree. See page 19 for where to start your pathway to La Trobe.

Professional Doctorate This involves a mix of coursework and research, enabling you to develop your professional skills to a highly advanced level. Candidates for a Professional Doctorate by research complete coursework subjects and

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submit a major thesis (up to 75 000 words) that makes a substantial, relevant and original contribution to knowledge of the profession.

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Semester 1 commences in 3 March and Semester 2 commences in 28 July. For exact semester dates and other important information, refer to the academic calendar on page 108. Also check individual course entries for start dates.

Campus key

Key to courses LOCATIONS Campuses

MEL BEN A-W MIL SHP FS CC

Melbourne Bendigo Albury-Wodonga Mildura Shepparton Franklin Street City Campus

Abbreviations and symbols

AP Accelerated program n/a Not applicable


English Language requirements When you apply for postgraduate coursework or research programs, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

Subject prerequisites The list on the right side of this page outlines the standard English language requirements for postgraduate courses and research. Some courses may require a higher level of English proficiency. Check the Table of courses (see pages 20 to 25) for details. The IELTS requirements listed in the Table of courses are a guide only, as other tests and courses may also be accepted by La Trobe University. You must have satisfied these requirements within two years prior to enrolling at La Trobe. You also need to note the University reserves the right to select the English language test it sees as appropriate when assessing your language proficiency. This assessment will take place at the time of making your application to study at La Trobe University. For more information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/ how-to/english

Standard English Language Requirements

Getting advice when you need it, La Trobe International, Melbourne Campus

These requirements do not apply to courses with English requirements above IELTS 6.5.

TOEFL* Paper-based

IELTS Academic

Minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

Minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS) Completion of English for Further Studies Stage 6 Certificate (60 per cent pass).

English as the language of instruction English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

TOEFL* Internet-based Minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22. * If your TOEFL results will be sent directly to La Trobe University, note our TOEFL institution code is 9785.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE) Minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) A grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

English as a Second Language elective With the La Trobe University elective subject, English as a Second Language (EDU1ESL), you will be able to work on improving your English and receive credit towards your studies. Check with your faculty if the subject is an elective for your course before enrolling. Read our information flyer: latrobe.edu.au/international/ publications or visit the Handbook: latrobe.edu.au/handbook

A grade of C or higher.lb

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Academic ENtry REQUIREMENTS You must provide evidence of your English language proficiency when you apply for a postgraduate coursework or research program. Some courses may require a higher level of English proficiency –  see the Table of courses on pages 20 to 25. Postgraduate coursework Refer to the individual course descriptions for specific admission requirements. However, you are required to have, at a minimum: §§ a Bachelor’s degree from La Trobe University or another recognised university or educational institution, or §§ a combination of qualifications and professional experience which, in the opinion of the faculty, is considered suitable preparation for entry to the proposed course of study, or §§ an approved, international equivalent qualification.

Graduate or postgraduate diplomas These are normally coursework programs that provide you with specialised knowledge. They generally require one year of study. Some programs may, however, include a research component if they are designed to prepare you for a Master’s degree by research. Note: entry to certain Graduate or Postgraduate Diploma programs may require specific previous studies at undergraduate level. Refer to individual course descriptions for details.

Masters’ degrees by coursework These expand on studies at the Postgraduate Diploma or Honours level and usually involve advanced coursework and a minor thesis or major project. These programs aim to develop your conceptual, research and professional skills. Note: entry to some Master’s degree programs by coursework may depend on completion of a Postgraduate Diploma in a relevant discipline, or a degree with Honours in a relevant discipline. Refer to individual course descriptions for more details.

Research As a research candidate applicant, you are required to have, at a minimum:

Students on campus

Professional Doctorate Australian Master’s degree at H2A level or Australian Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 level or approved international equivalent and at least three years of relevant professional work experience. You must also provide evidence of substantial research experience and expertise.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Australian Master’s degree at H2A level or Australian Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 level or approved international equivalent. You must also provide evidence of substantial research experience and expertise.

Research supervisors It is often difficult for prospective research candidates to make contact with a potential supervisor prior to coming to Australia. Faculty websites list academic staff and outline their research backgrounds, interests and contact details. See the individual faculty pages in this guide on pages 32, 48, 58, 68, 91 and 102 or visit: latrobe.edu.au/research/future/find-aresearch-supervisor.

Master’s by research Australian Master’s degree or Australian Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H2A level or approved international equivalent. You must also provide evidence of research training. If you have Honours at H2B level you may still be considered in some instances. 18

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When contacting your proposed supervisor, write a brief email introducing yourself, your background and your proposed topic and including the following information: §§ university academic transcripts and completion certificates §§ your professional CV outlining relevant work experience, academic awards, prior research background etc. §§ details of any publications §§ a copy of your Master’s thesis (if in English) §§ a research proposal (no more than 300 words). If a suitable supervisor is available, your next step will be to submit a formal application to La Trobe International. If you are having problems finding a supervisor, then write to the Postgraduate Coordinator for your area of interest describing the research topic you would like to pursue. The Coordinator will let you know whether your envisaged research project can be supported at La Trobe. If the suggested topic is not supported, the Coordinator may suggest ways you can modify your aims so that they can be supported. Note that your application will not be processed until supervision has been confirmed. For more information, visit latrobe.edu.au/international/ ask-a-question


La Trobe Melbourne students

Pathways La Trobe Melbourne offers you a direct pathway by providing English programs. La Trobe Melbourne You will have the chance to make friends from over 50 countries in a new state-ofthe-art building at the Melbourne Campus. The new five-storey building, due for completion in 2014, will incorporate La Trobe International, and provide new classrooms and facilities including a fully resourced Independent Learning Centre, lounge and café, as well as cultural events and activities. You can access many of the La Trobe University services at the Melbourne Campus including the library, computer and study resources, sports centre, clubs and associations, and more.

In addition, a recent La Trobe International survey has shown that students in Foundation and Diploma programs performed as well as or better than students with direct entry into the University.

English language programs + English language course fees are $420^ per week: §§ General English §§ English for Further Studies. + English language programs, CRICOS Provider 03312D.

^ Refer to the La Trobe Melbourne website for

Offshore pathways There are various transnational education and offshore programs that may lead to admission with Advanced Standing (credit) into La Trobe University degree programs: Transnational education: latrobe.edu.au/international/courses/ offshore Credit for previous studies: latrobe.edu.au/mature-age/apply/ credit-for-previous-study

up-to-date information: latrobemelbourne.edu.au

latrobemelbourne.edu.au

Navitas has been operating La Trobe Melbourne since 2010 and continues a 37‑year history of English programs being delivered as a pathway to La Trobe University.

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Table of courses Note: 2014 indicative annual tuition fee (A$). See the explanation of fees on page 5. Course

Page Duration

Fee (A$)

Campus location

Semester Start

ENG

1, 2

6.5

1, 2

7.0

1, 2

6.5

1, 2

7.0

1, 2

6.5

1, 2

6.5

1, 2

6.5

Humanities, Social Sciences and Communications Postgraduate Coursework

BEN

Graduate Certificate in Community Planning and Development

28

6 months

$21 350

Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication

28

6 months

$22 750

Graduate Diploma in Community Planning and Development

28

1 year

$21 350

Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication

29

1 year

$22 750

Master of Community Planning and Development

29

2 years

$22 750

Master of International Development

30

1.5 years

$22 750

Master of International Relations

30

1.5 years

$22 750

Master of Spatial Planning, Management and Design

31

2 years

$22 750

1

6.5

Master of Strategic Communication

31

2 years

$22 750

MEL

1, 2

7.0

Anytime

6.5

1, 2

6.5

Anytime

6.5 6.5 6.5

MEL BEN MEL BEN MEL MEL

FS BEN

Higher Degrees by Research Master of Arts

33

2 years

$22 960

Master of Planning

33

2 years

$22 960

Master of Visual Arts

33

2 years

$22 960

MEL BEN A-W BEN BEN MIL

Doctor of Philosophy (Humanities and Social Sciences)

33

4 years

$22 960

MEL BEN A-W

Anytime

Doctor of Philosophy (Visual Arts)

33

4 years

$22 960

BEN

Anytime

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Shepparton Franklin Street City Campus


Please view the key terms on page 16 before checking the requirements below.

Note: 2014 indicative annual tuition fee (A$). See the explanation of fees on page 5. Course

Page Duration

Fee (A$)

Campus location

Semester Start

ENG

1

6.5

1, 2

6.5

1

6.5

1, 2

6.5

1, 2

6.5

1, 2

6.5

1, 2

6.5

1, 2

6.5

1, 2

6.5

MEL

January, June, December

6.5

MEL

January, June, December

6.5

1, 2

6.5

1, 2

6.5

Business, economics and law Postgraduate Coursework Graduate Diploma in Economics 1

36

1 year

$22 820

Graduate Diploma in Information Systems Management

36

1 year

$24 400

Graduate Diploma in Marketing 

36

1 year

Master of Accounting and Financial Management

37

2 years

$24 400

Master of Accounting (Research Studies)

37

1.5 years

$24 400

Master of Business Administration

38

1.5 years

$31 000

Master of Business Information Management and Systems

39

2 years

$24 400

Master of International Business

39

2 years

$24 400

Master of Islamic Banking and Finance

40

2 years

$24 400

Master of Laws

40

1.5 years

$26 580

Master of Laws in Global Business Law

41

1.5 years

$26 580

Master of Management

41

2 years

$24 400

Master of Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation)

42

2 years

$24 400

Master of Management (Human Resource Management)

42

2 years

$24 400

Master of Marketing Management

43

2 years

$25 400

Master of Professional Accounting

43

2 years

$24 400

Master of Financial Analysis

44

2 years

$24 400

Master of Financial Analysis (Financial Planning)

45

2 years

$24 400

Master of Financial Analysis (Investment)

45

2 years

$24 400

Master of Financial Analysis (Financial Risk Management)

45

2 years

$24 400

Master of Financial Analysis/Master of Business Administration

46

2.5 years

$28 000

Master of Financial Analysis/Master of International Business

46

3 years

$24 400

Master of Financial Analysis/ Master of Islamic Banking and Finance

47

3 years

Master of Financial Analysis/Master of Professional Accounting

47

3 years

2

MEL MEL MEL MEL MEL CC MEL MEL MEL

CC CC CC

1, 2

6.5

MEL MEL

1, 2

6.5

1, 2

6.5

MEL MEL MEL MEL

1, 2

6.5

1, 2

6.5

1, 2

6.5

1, 2

6.5

1, 2

6.5

MEL

1, 2

6.5

$24 080

MEL

1, 2

6.5

$24 400

MEL

1, 2

6.5

MEL MEL MEL MEL MEL MEL

Anytime

6.5

Anytime

6.5

Anytime

6.5

Anytime

6.5

1, 2

6.5

Anytime

6.5

Postgraduate Coursework – Financial Analysis courses

CC

Higher Degrees by Research Master of Arts

50

2 years

$24 540

Master of Business

50

2 years

$24 540

Master of Economics

50

2 years

$24 540

Master of Laws

51

2 years

$24 540

Doctor of Juridical Science

51

3 years

$24 540

Doctor of Philosophy

51

4 years

$24 540

BEN A-W BEN A-W BEN A-W

BEN A-W

SHP SHP

1 Course currently under revision 2 Subject to CRICOS approval, fee unavailable at time of print

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Page Duration

Fee (A$)

Campus location

Semester Start

ENG

MEL MEL MEL MEL MEL MEL MEL MEL

1, 2

6.5

1, 2

6.5

1, 2

6.5

1, 2

6.5

1, 2

6.5

1, 2

6.5

1, 2

6.5

1, 2

6.5

MEL BEN MEL BEN A-W MEL BEN A-W

Anytime

6.5

Anytime

6.5

Anytime

6.5

IT and Engineering Postgraduate Coursework Graduate Diploma in Computer Science

54

1 year

$25 100

Postgraduate Diploma in Electronic Engineering

54

1 year

$25 810

Master of Computer Science

55

2 years

$25 810

Master of Electronic Engineering

55

2 years

$25 810

Master of Information and Communication Technology

56

2 years

$19 440

Master of Information Technology

56

2 years

$25 810

Master of Information Technology (Computer Networks)

57

2 years

$25 810

Master of Telecommunication and Network Engineering

57

2 years

$25 810

Master of Engineering

59

1 – 2 years

$26 750

Master of Science

59

2 years

$26 750

Doctor of Philosophy

59

4 years

$26 750

Higher Degrees by Research

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Note: 2014 indicative annual tuition fee (A$). See the explanation of fees on page 5. Course

Page Duration

Fee (A$)

Campus location

Semester Start

ENG

MEL BEN

1, 2

6.5

1

7.5

1

7.5

1

7.5

EDUCATION, OUTDOOR AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES Postgraduate Coursework Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies

62

1 year

$20 860

Graduate Diploma in Education (Middle Years)

62

1 year

$20 440

63

1 year

$20 440

63

1 year

$20 440

Graduate Diploma in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

64

1 year

$21 190

MEL

1, 2

6.5

Master of Applied Linguistics

64

2 years

$21 190

1, 2

6.5

Master of Education

65

2 years

$21 190

1, 2

6.5

Master of Educational Leadership and Management

65

2 years

$21 190

MEL MEL BEN MEL

1, 2

6.5

Master of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

66

2 years

$21 190

MEL

1, 2

6.5

Master of Special Education

66

1 year

$20 860

1, 2

7.5

67

2 years 1

$20 440

February

7.5

67

2 years

$20 440

BEN

1

6.5

MEL MEL BEN BEN MEL A-W MEL BEN A-W BEN

Anytime

6.5

Anytime

6.5

Anytime

6.5

1, 2

6.5

Anytime

6.5

Anytime

6.5

SHP

An overall academic IELTS score of 7.5 with no individual score below 7 and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening.

Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary) An overall academic IELTS score of 7.5 with no individual score below 7 and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening.

Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) An overall academic IELTS score of 7.5 with no individual score below 7 and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening.

An overall academic IELTS score of 7.5 with no individual score below 7 and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening.

Master of Teaching (P-12)

MEL MEL BEN

BEN A-W

An overall academic IELTS score of 7.5 with no individual score below 7 and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening.

Master of Outdoor and Environmental Education

Higher Degrees by Research Master of Applied Linguistics

68

2 years

$23 450

Master of Education

69

2 years

$23 450

Master of Outdoor and Environmental Education

69

2 years

$23 450

Doctor of Education (Professional Doctorate)

69

4 years

$23 450

Doctor of Philosophy (Education)

69

4 years

$23 450

Doctor of Philosophy (Outdoor and Environmental Education)

69

4 years

$23 450

1 Can be accelerated into 1.5 years

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MEL BEN A-W MIL

Melbourne Bendigo Albury-Wodonga

SHP FS CC

Shepparton Franklin Street City Campus

Mildura

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Table of courses Note: 2014 indicative annual tuition fee (A$). See the explanation of fees on page 5. Course

Page Duration

Fee (A$)

Campus location

Semester Start

ENG

Initial Registration for Overseas Nurses (IRON Program)

72

13 weeks

$11 500

BEN

January, May

7.0

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research Methodology

73

1 year

$23 600

MEL BEN A-W

1

6.5

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research Methodology (Social Work)

73

1 year

$26 300

MEL BEN A-W

1

6.5

Master of Advanced Occupational Therapy

74

1 year

$24 370

1

7.0

Master of Art Therapy

75

2 years

$27 080

MEL MEL

1

7.5

Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Administration

76

2.5 years

$28 280

MEL

February or 2

6.5

Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics

77

2 years

$28 360

7.0

78

2 years

$27 080

1

7.5

Master of Counselling Psychology

79

2 years

$25 980

1

7.5

Master of Dietetic Practice

80

2 years

$28 390

MEL MEL MEL MEL

1

Master of Counselling

1

7.0

Master of Health Administration

81

1.5 years

$26 570

Master of Health Sciences

81

2 years

$27 080

Master of Health Information Management

82

2 years

$27 080

Master of Occupational Therapy Practice

83

2 years

$25 690

Master of Orthoptics

84

2 years

$28 360

Master of Physiotherapy Practice

85

2 years

$32 600

Master of Public Health 

86

2 years

$25 810

Master of Public Health and Master of International Development 

87

2.5 years

$25 260

Master of Public Health and Master of Health Administration 

88

2.5 years

$26 570

Master of Social Work

89

2 years

$24 370

Master of Speech Pathology

90

2 years

Health Sciences Postgraduate Coursework

(2.5 years with Honours)

FS

FS CC FS

FS FS

2

6.5

1, 2 1

6.5

1

7.0

MEL BEN

Early February

7.0

MEL MEL BEN

1

7.0

MEL BEN MEL

January

7.0

FS

1

6.5

FS

1, 2

6.5

FS

1, 2

6.5

MEL BEN A-W

Early February

7.0

$28 360

MEL BEN

January

7.5

MEL BEN A-W MEL BEN A-W MEL MEL MEL MEL MEL BEN A-W MEL MEL MEL A-W

1, 2

6.5

1

6.5

1

6.5

1

6.5

1

6.5

1

6.5

Anytime

6.5

1, 2

7.0

1

6.5

1, 2

6.5

MEL

Higher Degrees by Research Master of Applied Science

92

2 years

$27 560

Master of Social Work (Research)

92

2 years

$27 560

Doctor of Clinical Science (Clinical Vision Sciences)

92

4 years

$27 800

Doctor of Clinical Science (Counselling and Psychotherapy)

92

4 years

$27 800

Doctor of Clinical Science - Occupational Therapy

93

4 years

$27 800

Doctor of Clinical Science - Prosthetics and Orthotics

93

4 years

$27 800

Doctor of Philosophy

93

4 years

$27 800

Doctor of Physiotherapy (Professional Doctorate)

93

4 years

$27 800

Doctor of Public Health (Professional Doctorate)

93

3 years

$27 800

Doctor of Social Work (Professional Doctorate)

93

4 years

$27 800

Annual fees are calculated based on 120 credit points, some courses have additional credit points that will attract a higher fee. 1 All majors except Health Information Management.

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FS


Please view the key terms on page 16 before checking the requirements below.

Note: 2014 indicative annual tuition fee (A$). See the explanation of fees on page 5. Course

Page Duration

Fee (A$)

Campus location

Semester Start

ENG

1

6.5

1, 2

6.5

1

6.5

1, 2

6.5

1, 2

6.5

1, 2

6.5

1

7.0

1

7.0

1, 2

6.5

1, 2

6.5

1, 2

6.5

Anytime

6.5

Anytime

6.5

Anytime

6.5

1

7.0

1

7.0

Anytime

6.5

Sciences and psychology Postgraduate Coursework Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science

96

1 year

$25 810

Postgraduate Diploma in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

96

1 year

$25 810

Postgraduate Diploma in Science

96

1 year

$25 810

Master of Biotechnology

97

1.5 years

$25 810

Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

97

2 years

$25 810

Master of Chemical Sciences

98

2 years

$25 810

Master of Clinical Neuropsychology

98

2 years

$26 750

Master of Clinical Psychology

99

2 years

$26 750

Master of Nanotechnology

100

2 years

$25 810

Master of Science in Physical Sciences

101

2 years

$26 510

Master of Statistical Science

101

2 years

$23 670

MEL MEL MEL MEL MEL MEL MEL MEL MEL MEL MEL

A-W

Higher Degrees by Research Master of Agricultural Science

103

2 years

$26 750

Master of Psychological Science

103

2 years

$26 750

Master of Science

103

2 years

$26 750

Doctor of Clinical Neuropsychology

104

3.5 years

$26 510

Doctor of Clinical Psychology

104

3.5 years

$26 510

Doctor of Philosophy

104

4 years

$26 750

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Key to courses Campuses

MEL BEN A-W MIL

Melbourne Bendigo Albury-Wodonga

SHP FS CC

Shepparton Franklin Street City Campus

Mildura

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Humanities, social sciences and communications

We offer an array of challenging and dynamic postgraduate degrees that can be tailored to suit a wide variety of individual interests.

Postgraduate by Coursework

Higher Degrees by Research

Graduate Certificate in Community Planning and Development

Master of Arts

Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication Graduate Diploma in Community Planning and Development Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communciation Master of Community Planning and Development Master of International Development Master of International Relations Master of Spatial Planning, Management and Design Master of Strategic Communication

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Master of Planning Master of Visual Arts Doctor of Philosophy (Humanities and Social Sciences) Doctor of Philosophy (Visual Arts)


Humanities, Social Sciences AND COMMUNICATIONS Sociology was rated at number 43 in the world in 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject. Communications and media, history, and linguistics were rated among the top 100 world universities. English language and literature were ranked in the top 150. 

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Graduate Certificate in Community Planning and Development Community planning and development is about shaping and working with cities, towns and rural areas to improve them physically, socially and economically. If you do not have formal planning qualifications, this course is designed to provide you with training in the discipline, creating a pathway into the profession. It emphasises contemporary issues such as change facilitation, sustainable development, climate change, planning for

healthy communities, children’s environments, indigenous communities and water management within the context of a changing society in both urban and rural areas.

2013 Sample course structure

duration 6 months

6

months Semester 1

Learning utilises both external study, online and conventional class-based delivery in block mode with a series of two-day (usually Friday and Saturday) lectures, workshops and tutorials.

PLA4NMC Negotiation, Mediation and Community Consultation

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree or an approved international equivalent.

Career opportunities After graduating, you may find employment in local, state and federal government, non-government organisations, research organisations and advocacy bodies. The private sector also provides opportunities such as community development and management, advocacy, research, public policy development, social and community planning and as part of multidisciplinary teams in social and economic development projects.

PLA4CAR Cities and Regions: Planning, Development and Management

Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communication This course introduces you to the fast changing world of communications. It requires the completion of at least 60 credit points of study, including core subjects from the Master of Strategic Communication. Designed for graduates seeking to develop skills in professional communication it can serve as a pathway into the Master’s degree. It is taught in block mode.

Academic entry requirements Applicants must have qualified for either a Bachelor’s degree or a Diploma from a tertiary institution of at least three years’ full-time duration (or equivalent). If you have a Diploma, you require the approval of the Strategic Communication Program Coordinator.

2013 Sample course structure

6

months Semester 1

duration 6 months

STC5WRI Strategic Communication Writing

Borchardt Library, Melbourne Campus

STC5STA Strategic Communication Strategy

Graduate Diploma in Community Planning and Development This course is designed to provide you with training in community planning and development, especially if you don’t have formal planning qualifications. The course will emphasise contemporary issues such as change facilitation, sustainable development, climate change, planning for healthy communities, children’s environments, indigenous communities and water

management within the context of a changing society in both urban and rural areas.

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree or an approved international equivalent.

Career opportunities You may find employment with governments, non-government organisations, research

organisations and advocacy bodies. Private sector roles can be in areas of community development and management, advocacy, research, public policy development, social and community planning and urban, rural and environmental planning. After graduating, you will be skilled to work in multidisciplinary teams in social and economic development projects.

2013 Sample course structure

1

Year

duration 1 year

Semester 1

PLA4CAR Cities and Regions: Planning, Development and Management

PLA4NMC Negotiation, Mediation and Community Consultation

Semester 2

PLA4TSD Planning Theory, Urban Strategy and Design

PLA4MOB Everyday Mobilities: Movement, Access and Transport

Elective

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Graduate Diploma in Strategic Communication This course requires you to complete at least 120 credit points of study, including core subjects from the Master of Strategic Communication. If you are seeking to develop professional skills in communication, change careers or gain a specialist communication qualification, this course is designed for you.

Academic entry requirements You must have qualified for either a Bachelor’s degree or a Diploma from a tertiary institution of at least three years’ full-time duration (or equivalent). If you have a Diploma, you require the approval of the Strategic Communication Program Coordinator.

Subjects are taught in block mode and may serve as a pathway into the Master degree. Communication students in practical session

2013 Sample course structure

1

Year

duration 1 year

Semester 1

STC5WR Strategic Communication Writing I

STC5STA Strategic Communication Strategy

Semester 2

STC5RES Strategic Communication Research

STC5SOC Strategic Communication in Society

Master of Community Planning and Development This course will have you working with communities in urban, regional and rural areas, with community development planning agencies and in an international setting. You will also work with nongovernment organisations on rural and regional development issues, community development, healthy urban design, child friendly and active environments, land use planning and environmental and social policy at local, regional, national and international levels. The course offers three streams – Community Development, Urban and Rural Planning and Environmental and Social Policy. You will complete 240 credit points including a minor thesis of 15 000 words.

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree, or approved international equivalent, or approved relevant work experience.

Career opportunities You will have diverse career opportunities within local governments, non-government organisations, research organisations, advocacy bodies and in the private sector. Roles include community development and management, advocacy, research, public policy development, social and community planning and urban, rural and environmental planning as part of multi-discipline teams in social and economic development projects.

Community planning and development Sri Lanka study tour

Professional recognition If you choose the urban and rural planning stream, you must take specific subjects to facilitate accreditation by the Planning Institute of Australia.

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years PLA4NMC Negotiation, Mediation and Community Consultation

Semester 1

PLA4CAR Cities and Regions: Planning, Development and Management

Semester 2

PLA4TSD Planning Theory, Urban Strategy and Design

PLA4MOB Everyday Mobilities: Movement, Access and Transport

Elective

Semester 1

PLA5RMP Research Methods for Planners

PLA5MTA Planning and Community Development Minor Thesis A

PLA5PP Project Management and Implementation

Semester 2

PLA5ESI Social and Community Impact Assessment

PLA5MTB Planning Minor Thesis B

PLA5HP Planning for Heritage and Culture

Elective

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Master of International Development Offering you a unique combination of theoretical and practical subjects, this course will enhance your understanding of the complexity of development. It will also nurture an appreciation of cultural diversity in development and improve your understanding of the development industry and its structure, politics and power. You will develop skills in facilitating social change, such as networking, advocacy and communication. You will also receive an understanding of development practice, including the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects. The course was developed in consultation with major development agencies in Australia.

The Master of International Development has an exit point so you can exit with a qualification should you not meet requirements for the full award: a Graduate Diploma (120 credit points).

Academic entry requirements You are required to have successfully completed an Australian three-year undergraduate degree, or approved international equivalent, in the field of humanities and social sciences or a similar discipline with a B grade average. If you have a Bachelor’s degree in a similar discipline, you will be required to take 180 credit points for completion of the course. If you have a Graduate Diploma or an Honours degree in a similar discipline, you will be required to take 120 credit points for completion of the course.

Career opportunities You can find employment in international development organisations, government and inter-governmental agencies, campaigning/ advocacy organisations, media organisations, and research or training institutes, which include: AusAID (Australian Agency for International Development), the Australian Federal Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Oxfam, World Vision, Red Cross, United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The following roles are typical of what you may find: development project officer, humanitarian delegate, policy and research officer, journalist, communications officer, analyst, public health/emergency relief officer, campaign/advocacy officer.

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

duration 1.5 years POL5HSD Human Security in Development

POL5ISD Issues in International Development

Semester 1

DST5CAD Contemporary Approaches to Development (core)

Semester 2

POL5MSH Making Social Change Happen

POL5SPW Security in a Borderless World

DST5FMD Field Methods for Development

POL5GAG Globalisation and Governance

Year

Semester 1

or POL5THE International Development Masters Research Thesis

Master of International Relations At a time of unprecedented globalisation, there has never been a more important time to understand the context, strategy and possible future outcomes of international relations.

If your background is from another discipline, you will be given an advanced grounding in international relations to equip you for new career opportunities in the field.

Through this course, you will receive an advanced understanding of the key economic, political, strategic, cultural, legal and organisational dynamics that shape international affairs, with a primary focus on practical policy development and implementation.

This program is one of the leading international relations programs in Australia, taught in a small group format with no more than 30 students per class.

If you already have an international relations qualification, you will be able to develop deeper specialisations and expertise in policy development, research and analysis.

Academic entry requirements You are required to have successfully completed an Australian three-year undergraduate degree, or approved international equivalent in humanities and social sciences or a similar discipline with a B grade average.

Career opportunities Once you have graduated, you can have career opportunities in government departments involved in the development and implementation of policy in areas such as foreign affairs, trade or international economics. Within the corporate sector, areas in operations and management that demand a greater understanding of the international political, economic and trade environment. In the media industry, jobs arise in foreign affairs. Jobs also exist in non-government organisations that demand an enhanced understanding of the international context.

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

duration 1.5 years

Semester 1

POL5CIR Contemporary International Relations

POL5RIP Europe Transformed

Semester 2

POL5SPW Security in a Borderless World

POL5CJI International Relations of the Asia-Pacific

Semester 1

POL5GAG Globalisation and Governance

POL5REP International Relations Research Report

Year

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Master of Spatial Planning, Management and Design This unique planning course examines the management and governance of cities and towns, applied urban design including regional and rural settings, and issues faced by developing countries. It has a significant international component and is offered as part of a joint cross-cultural degree with the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, where you can opt to undertake two semesters of study. For more information on the University of Moratuwa, visit: mrt.ac.lk/web The curriculum aims to develop your planning skills and knowledge, with specific attention to management and design skills. It is also designed to help you understand other cultures, planning systems and new problem-solving strategies. It will enable you to operate in diverse communities and environments.

Academic entry requirements An undergraduate degree specialising in planning accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia, or relevant undergraduate degree or postgraduate diploma recognised by the University and accepted as a prelude to a planning program. It must include practical experience in planning or in a field relating to planning; or other accepted qualifications.

Take a closer look at the management and governance of cities and towns

Career opportunities Once you graduate, you will find diverse career opportunities throughout the planning profession. Roles may be available in state, national and international public and private organisations that focus on land-use planning, urban design, planning policies,

project management and urban and regional development in Australia and overseas.

Professional recognition This course has been granted interim accreditation by the Planning Institute of Australia.

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

PLA4ERS Environmental Region Studio

PLA4RMP Research Methods for Planners

PLA4CAR Cities and Regions: Planning, Development and Management

Semester 2

PLA4UGP Urban Governance and Planning Law

PLA4CFD Climate Futures: Planning for Risk and Uncertainty

PLA4TSD Planning, Theory, Urban Strategy and Design

Semester 1

PLA5SHP Planning for Heritage and Culture *

PLA5MTA Planning Minor Thesis A

PLA5PP Project Management and Implementation

Semester 2

PLA5PUE Public Policy, Urban Finances and Ethics

PLA5ESI Social and Community Impact Assessment

PLA5MTB Planning Minor Thesis B

PLA5SPS Site Planning Studio

* Delivered in block mode, usually during November.

Master of Strategic Communication Communicating in a fast changing world for businesses, government and community groups requires highly skilled specialists. This industry-focused course aims to equip graduates from all fields to the highest levels in this growth industry of the 21st century. It will equip you with a range of skills in areas including crisis management, campaign

development, media relations, community relations and internal communication.

Academic entry requirements You are required to have successfully completed an Australian three-year undergraduate degree, or approved international equivalent, in the field of humanities and social sciences or a related discipline with a 70 per cent average.

Career opportunities The course is designed to prepare you for careers in public relations, marketing, journalism, media, advertising and sales promotion. Strategic communication can also open the door to senior and general management.

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years *

Semester 1

STC5WRI Strategic Communication Writing

STC5STA Strategic Communication Strategy

Semester 2

STC5RES Strategic Communication Research

STC5SOC Strategic Communication Society

Semester 1

STC5SPC Strategic Political Communication

STC5SIM Issues Management in Strategic Communication

Semester 2

STC5TRP Strategic Communication Research Project

* You will receive six months of course credit if you have completed an approved undergraduate degree in a related discipline. Course tables are 2013 examples only. For up-to-date information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/handbook For subject information, enter the subject codes above into our database, at: latrobe.edu.au/udb_public

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Humanities, social sciences and communications

In-house media production facilities

Higher Degrees by Research in HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES As hosts to some of Australia’s leading research centres, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has strong links to well-renowned academies such as the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences. Sociology was rated at number 43 in the world in the 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject. Communications and media, history, and linguistics were rated in the top 100 world universities. English language and literature were ranked in the top 150. In 2012, a number of our research areas including linguistics and philosophy were rated at or above world standard in the Excellence in Research Australia initiative. Our research in archaeology and historical studies was given the highest ranking – ‘well above world standard.’ Strong postgraduate research areas also include Australian history and Australian studies, creative writing, drama, theatre and performance studies, film and media studies, international aid, development and relations, literary studies, sociology, urban and regional planning and visual arts.

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Our research specialisations broadly cover the following departments and research centres: §§ Department of Archaeology, Environment, and Community Planning §§ Department of English, Theatre and Drama, Media (Screen and Sound), and Visual Arts and Graphic Design §§ Department of Journalism and Strategic Communications §§ Department of Languages, History, and Linguistics §§ Department of Politics, Philosophy and Legal Studies §§ Department of Sociology and Anthropology §§ Centre for Dialogue §§ Centre for Creative Arts §§ Centre for Research on Language Diversity §§ Institute for Human Security §§ Institute of Latin American Studies §§ La Trobe Institute of Indian and South Asian Studies

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§§ Research Centre for Greek Studies §§ Thesis Eleven Centre §§ The Trendall Research Centre for Ancient Mediterranean Studies For more details on our research centres and institutes, visit: latrobe.edu.au/research/institutes

Find a research supervisor Candidates are invited to contact potential supervisors directly by email or through the relevant Postgraduate Coordinator. To identify and contact a prospective supervisor, follow the instructions on page 18 of this guide. For assistance with locating Postgraduate Coordinators for disciplines in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, email: E HUSSResearch@latrobe.edu.au For further information on research in the faculty: latrobe.edu.au/humanities/research latrobe.edu.au/research/future


Humanities, social sciences and communications

Master of Arts We support several areas of research expertise including archaeology, communication and media studies, historical studies, linguistics, literary studies, philosophy, political science and sociology. The thesis for a research Master’s degree normally must not exceed 50 000 words. After two years of study, you may be permitted to transfer into a PhD if your work is judged to be of sufficient scope and merit.

Academic entry requirements You must have an Australian Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H2A level or higher, or approved international equivalent. If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances.

Special requirements You must contact the Postgraduate Coordinator of the relevant department before making an application. Details are available at: latrobe.edu.au/humanities/research

Calligraphy class at Centre for China Studies

If you have Honours qualifcations in planning, or if you’re a planning professional and want to enhance research into a particular planning issue, this course is for you.

You will complete a thesis of no more than 50 000 words and complete one coursework research subject – Research Methods for Planners.

results equivalent to H1 or H2A or an Honour degree in related areas. If you have Honours at H2B level or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances.

It gives you an opportunity to address highly topical issues on the current research agenda for urban and regional areas. Issues include the integration of social, economic and environmental conditions, the management of change, and methods of working with diverse communities and interests.

If you have already completed Research Methods for Planners at the appropriate level, you do not need to repeat the subject.

Special requirements

Master of Planning

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree in planning, or international equivalent, with fourth-year

You must contact the Postgraduate Coordinator of the relevant department before making an application. Details are available at: latrobe.edu.au/humanities/research

Master of Visual Arts This is a studio-based program with associated theoretical studies. It will bring you to a high level of practice and informed critical aesthetic judgement in visual arts or design. Disciplines at the Bendigo Campus include: ceramics, drawing, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography and printmaking. Disciplines at the Mildura Campus include: ceramics, drawing, graphic design,

illustration, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture.

Academic entry requirements You must have an Australian Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. If you have Honours at H2B level or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances.

Additional information Your progress will be reviewed annually. Final assessment of the thesis is by two or more examiners, at least one external. The thesis must demonstrate competence in conducting and reporting research work under supervision and mastery of the chosen topic at a high level.

Doctor of Philosophy (Humanities and Social Sciences) We support several areas of research expertise including archaeology, communication and media studies, historical studies, linguistics, literary studies, philosophy, political science and sociology. A PhD thesis should not exceed 100 000 words.

Academic entry requirements

Special requirements

You must have an Australian Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. You must also provide evidence of substantial prior research.

You must contact the Postgraduate Coordinator of the relevant department before making an application. Details are available at: latrobe.edu.au/humanities/research

Doctor of Philosophy (Visual Arts) You will be required to engage in contemporary approaches to research within studio-based disciplines. A visual arts thesis may be presented in a variety of forms. The usual form is an exhibition and small accompaning annotation but you can also submit a written thesis only. The exhibition and thesis together would constitute the material for examination and be evaluated for its scholarly nature and contribution to knowledge as any other PhD thesis is. The written component of the thesis

should not exceed 50 000 words. If you only present a written thesis, it should contain up to 75 000 words but must not exceed 100 000 words. Such a thesis would include complementary bound visual materials (the focus of the investigation) in support of the written thesis. Projects such as works of art, design, photography, installations or architectural models resulting from creative investigations must be presented in a gallery or other appropriate venue.

You should contact the Postgraduate Coordinator Visual Arts and Design at Bendigo before making a formal application. E a.conway@latrobe.edu.au

Academic entry requirements You must have an Australian Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. You must also provide evidence of prior research expertise.

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Business, Economics and law

The faculty offers a range of flexible and experiential programs taught by internationally distinguished scholars and practitioners.

Postgraduate by Coursework Graduate Diploma in Information Systems Management Graduate Diploma in Economics * Graduate Diploma in Marketing 1 Master of Accounting and Financial Management Master of Accounting (Research Studies) Master of Business Administration Master of Business Information Management and Systems Master of Financial Analysis Master of Financial Analysis (Financial Risk Management) Master of Financial Analysis/ Master of Business Administration Master of Financial Analysis (Financial Planning) Master of Financial Analysis (Investment) Master of Financial Analysis/ Master of International Business

Higher Degree by Research Master of Financial Analysis/ Master of Islamic Banking and Finance Master of Financial Analysis/ Master of Professional Accounting Master of International Business Master of Islamic Banking and Finance Master of Laws Master of Laws in Global Business Law Master of Management Master of Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) Master of Management (Human Resource Management) Master of Marketing Management Master of Professional Accounting

* Course currently under revision 1. Subject to CRICOS approval

FIND out more Visit our website for more information on postgraduate courses and higher degrees by research on offer: latrobe.edu.au/fbel

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Master of Arts Master of Business Master of Economics Master of Laws Doctor of Juridical Science Doctor of Philosophy


BUSINESS, ECONOMICS AND LAW In the 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject, accounting and finance were placed in the 101-150 range and philosophy and law, in the 151-200 range of the top universities in the world.

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Business, Economics and law

graduate Diploma in Economics If you have previously studied a Bachelor degree in economics, finance or business majoring in economics or financial management, this course gives you the opportunity to enhance your learning in advanced economic topics and also undertake supervised research. You’ll complete five subjects, including two compulsory subjects in macroeconomics and microeconomics in fourth year.

You also must submit a 15 000-word thesis equivalent to three subjects (45 credit points).

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree in economics or commerce, finance or business (majoring in economics is required) with at least a C grade average at third-year level. Comparable qualifications will also be considered.

Sample course structure

1

Year

Career opportunities Training in advanced economics leads to employment in a variety of fields across the private, public and non-profit sector. Banks and businesses employ economists in analysis and forecasting roles. Economists with policy interests can also find work in the non-profit sector, including trade unions, environmental organisations and organisations concerned with welfare and development issues.

duration 1 year

Semester 1

ECO4MAE Fourth year Macroeconomics

ECO4PGA Postgraduate Thesis Part A

Fourth year elective in Economics or Finance

Fourth year elective in Economics or Finance

Semester 2

ECO4MAE Fourth year Microeconomics

ECO4HTB Postgraduate Thesis Part B

Fourth year elective in Economics or Finance

Fourth year elective in Economics or Finance

*Course currently under revision

Graduate Diploma in Information Systems Management Employers are increasingly demanding professionals with an understanding of business processes and information systems management tools. You can combine your existing skills in any discipline with industry-driven, businessfocused IT skills. It is part of a three-tier postgraduate program where you may articulate into the Master of Information Systems Management or the Master of Business Information Management and Systems. You will learn to develop business solutions in areas such as customer relationships, management, marketing or accounting and

Sample course structure

1

Year

finance using industry based enterprise resource planning tools (e.g. SAP) and business intelligence tools (e.g. SAS). You will also develop an understanding of the analysis, design and application of business information systems and gain knowledge and skills in data warehousing, entrepreneurship, IT, information systems management and business intelligence. You must complete eight compulsory subjects drawn from business and information technology disciplines.

Career opportunities Roles include business intelligence manager/ consultant, ERP/IT consultant, IT manager, IT entrepreneurship consultant, business systems analyst/manager, a business systems strategy analyst and planner and SAP consultant. If you’re an accountant, marketer or finance professional, you will enjoy new promotional opportunities with enhanced IT skills.

Professional recognition The course has associate level accreditation with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, or an approved international qualification.

duration 1 year

Semester 1

BUS5BID Business Information Systems Design

CSE4DWD Data Warehouse Concepts and Design

BUS5EBI Enterprise Business Intelligence

BUS5MIP Managing IT Projects

Semester 2

US5EIS Enterprise Information Systems

BUS5KMS Knowledge Management Systems

BUS5BIM Business Information Systems Management

CSE5ENT Entrepreneurship in IT

graduate Diploma in Marketing Marketing is becoming more and more important in today’s world. If you’re interested in extending your knowledge and understanding of marketing, this program is suited to you. In addition to four subjects (60 credit points), you will complete a 20 000-word thesis (60 credit points) under the direction of an academic supervisor.

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree majoring in marketing with a C grade average in third year, a Graduate Diploma with a major in marketing and a C grade average, or approved international equivalent.

Career opportunities

sectors, in both large and small organisations. Examples of typical positions include marketing researcher, media buyer, market analyst, marketing officer and media planner.

Additional information This course is being offered subject to CRICOS approval.

You may find employment in marketing across the private, public and not-for-profit

Sample course structure

1

Year

Semester 1

Research Design Principles

Semester 2

BUS4PGC Postgraduate Diploma Thesis Option C

duration 1 year MKT4QAL Qualitative Techniques for Management and Marketing Research

MGT4QNT Quantitative Data Analysis

MKT4TIM Theory in Marketing

Course tables are 2013 examples only. For up-to-date information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/handbook For subject information, enter the subject codes above into our database, at: latrobe.edu.au/udb_public

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Master of Accounting and Financial Management This course allows you to achieve a professional accounting qualification and to extend your studies beyond the minimum requirement for membership of professional accounting bodies, particularly if you did not major in accounting or financial management. You will complete 14 compulsory subjects, including Accounting for Managers, Advanced Accounting Issues, Financial Statement Analysis, Derivative Securities plus two School of Business electives. If you have an undergraduate degree in a related field (cognate), you will be eligible to apply for Advanced Standing for the first semester of the course, reducing the degree’s duration to 1.5 years.

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted

if you don’t have an undergraduate degree but have five or more years of relevant work experience. The University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

Career opportunities Careers can include accounting in the private sector in both large and small organisations and the public and not-for-profit sectors. You may also work in the public accounting area specialising in auditing, financial advising or taxation. Typical positions include tax assessor, auditor, accountant, export adviser, inventory analyst and investment analyst.

Professional recognition This course satisfies the academic requirements for associate membership of CPA Australia (the professional body for Certified Practising Accountants in Australia)

Financial management lecturer

and admission to the Professional Year of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). The Professional Year Program may be undertaken in some countries outside Australia. The course is also recognised by the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), based in London.

Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

ACC5AFM Accounting for Managers

ECO5POE Principles of Economics

FIN5POF Principles of Finance

ECO5SBF Statistics for Business and Finance

Semester 2

ACC5FAS Financial Accounting Information Systems

LST5CML Commercial Law

ACC5CRE Corporate Reporting

ACC5MCR Management and Cost Reporting

Semester 1

ACC5TAX Taxation

ACC3AUD Auditing and Assurance Services

Fifth year elective

ACC5AAI Advanced Accounting Issues

Semester 2

FIN5FSA Financial Statement Analysis

FIN5DER Derivative Securities

Fifth year elective

Fifth year elective

Master of Accounting (Research Studies) This course provides you with an articulated pathway to complete appropriate research training, demonstrate competence at the H1 or H2A level and qualify for admittance to PhD candidature. You will complete one semester (60 credit points) in subjects from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law’s coursework Master programs, followed by two semesters (120 credit points) devoted to research and research training. Research training comprises one semester of research coursework, including a research methods subject. In the second semester, you are required to complete a 20 000-word thesis.

Academic entry requirements Completion (with at least a 65 per cent average) of a postgraduate accounting qualification such as a Graduate Diploma, a professional qualification equivalent to CA or CPA or a coursework Master’s degree in accounting or a cognate discipline. Equivalent qualifications will be assessed by the Director of the program.

Career opportunities Successful completion of this course at H1 or H2 standard qualifies you for entry to Doctoral studies.

A pathway to research training

Sample course structure

1 2 Year

duration 1.5 years

Semester 1

ACC5AAI Advanced Accounting Issues

Choose three, fifth year subjects

Semester 2

ACC4IMA Issues in Management Accounting

ACC5RMA Issues in Accounting Research Methods

Semester 1

ACC5MTH Master’s Research Thesis

ACC4IFR Issues in Financial Reporting

ACC4DRE Directed Readings

Year

Course tables are 2013 examples only. For up-to-date information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/handbook For subject information, enter the subject codes above into our database, at: latrobe.edu.au/udb_public

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Business, Economics and law

Master of Business Administration The La Trobe University MBA is the first in Australia that was awarded the prestigious EPAS Accreditation by the European Foundation for Management Development. It is also ranked in the top 100 MBA programs globally in the Beyond Grey Pinstripes ranking. The curriculum is designed to make you a modern and responsible business leader who has the expertise to develop and sustain competitive advantages for your organisation. The program focuses on the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Management Education, general management skills and comprehensive personal and professional skills development.

“Having an international qualification and experience will enable me to apply to many multinational corporations and will definitely greatly increase my chance at having a good job in the future.”

The course builds on a long tradition of flexible delivery, with two intakes per year and different delivery modes allowing you to shape your studies to match your interests and goals. The curriculum comprises 12 subjects – eight core subjects and four electives; it also includes mandatory professional experiences. Core subjects aim to give you broad management skills expected of general managers in contemporary organisational settings, including international study tours and community development projects.

Nguyen Bui Thanh Binh (Vietnam) Master of Accounting and Financial Management

Electives give you the opportunity to specialise in a particular area of interest, or to diversify your skills – with an extensive list on offer. Unique built-in professional experience allows you to reflect on the application of your learning, as well as develop your own career. The ‘Boardroom Simulation’ is a 24hour simulation in-residence, where you will be challenged with real-world scenarios that you’ll need to solve and present to members

of the School’s Advisory Board. The flexible summer semester allows you to accelerate your MBA and complete in 12 months.

Academic entry requirements Australian Bachelor’s degree or approved international equivalent, with a minimum C grade (60 per cent) average in the final year and three years of relevant managerial experience. If you have more than eight years of relevant managerial experience but do not have an undergraduate degree, you may still be considered for professional entry.

Career opportunities If you’re seeking to advance your career in general management in either a national or international setting, this course is for you. Typically, opportunities exist in both the public and private sectors and within for-profit organisations. Equally, if you wish to start your own business, this course will provide the knowledge and hands-on experience you need to suceed.

Additional costs You must pay all costs related to international study tours, including travel, meals and accommodation. Costs vary depending on location (you will be eligible to apply for travel grants).

Special requirements You must submit two referee reports with your application. For instructions and further information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/postgrad/apply/courseworkprograms

The La Trobe University MBA is the first in Australia that was awarded the prestigious EPAS Accreditation by the European Foundation for Management Development.

Sample course structure

1 2 Year

duration 1.5 years

Semester 1

BUA5PSD Personal and Professional Skills Development

BUA5VED Values, Ethics and Diversity in Organisations

BUA5MGT Management Fundamentals

BUA4FMA Financial and Management Accounting

Semester 2

BUA5BIS Business in Society

BUA5MKG Marketing

Choose two electives

E-portfolio

Semester 1

BUA5BAM Business Analysis and Modelling

BUA5RL Responsible Leadership

Choose two electives

E-portfolio

Year

E-portfolio

Boardroom Simulation

Course tables are 2013 examples only. For up-to-date information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/handbook For subject information, enter the subject codes above into our database, at: latrobe.edu.au/udb_public

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Master of Business Information Management and Systems This course aims to give you an understanding of industry-based IT tools and information systems concepts applied to business environments. You will gain knowledge and skills along four dimensions: industry-based IT tools, business subjects, business-focused IT subjects and an industry-based business intelligence project. Industry-based IT tools include enterprise information systems (e.g. SAP), and business intelligence (e.g. SAS). Business-focused IT subjects are based on information systems design, information systems management,

enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management, human computer interaction, business intelligence, entrepreneurship and IT data warehousing, knowledge management, IT project management and decision support systems. You will be required to complete 16 subjects.

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted if you don’t have an undergraduate degree but have five or more years of relevant

work experience. The University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

Career opportunities This course will provide you with the confidence to work in roles such as business intelligence manager or consultant, project manager, chief information officer, business systems analyst or manager, ERP or IT consultant, IT manager, chief knowledge officer and IT entrepreneurship consultant.

Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

BUS5BID Business Information Systems Design

BUS5BIM Business Information Systems Management

BUS5EIS Enterprise Information Systems

CSE5ENT Entrepreneurship in IT

Semester 2

CSE4DWD Data Warehouse Concepts and Design

CSE4DSS Decision Support Systems

BUS5EBI Enterprise Business Intelligence

BUS5KMS Knowledge Management Systems

Semester 1

BUS5BPD Business Intelligence Project Design

BUS5MIP Managing IT Projects

Elective

Elective

Semester 2

BUS5BPI Business Intelligence Project Implementation

BUS4PTB Professional Topics in Business Systems

BUS5RIS Research Methodologies for Information Systems

Elective

financial analysis courses

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Master of International Business Issues surrounding international business and how it shapes the rapidly changing global economy are at the centre of this course. It will provide you with a grounding in the essential techniques of international business management, keeping a balance between academic rigour and exposure to a wide range of practical experiences in the various aspects of international management.

management, finance and human resource management. Elective subjects include: Corporate Venturing, Corporate Strategy, Governance in a Globalising World, Marketing Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Business Research Methods. At the discretion of the Program Director, you may substitute up to two electives with equivalent subjects from the MBA program or others within the University.

The course is suitable if you’re a new graduate or already in the workforce seeking to move from the domestic business sector into an international business environment.

Academic entry requirements

The program comprises of a combination of core and elective subjects. Core content explores the macro and micro environment of international business, with analysis of the functional strategies of multinational corporations in areas including marketing,

Students discussing business

An Australian Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted if you don’t have an undergraduate degree but have five or more years of relevant work experience. The University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

Career opportunities Opportunities exist in both the public and private sectors and within for-profit and notfor-profit organisations. Equally, the opportunity exists for you to start your own business.

Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

BUS5MMS Management and Marketing for Sustainable Value Creation

BUS5AFS Accounting and Finance for Sustainable Value Creation

ECO5POE Principles of Economics

FIN5SBF Statistics for Business and Finance

Semester 2

MGT5MGT Management Practice and Theory

MGT5OBR Organisational Behaviour

MKT5IMM International Marketing Management

IBU5HRM Human Resource Management in a Global Economy

Semester 1

IBU5IBE International Business

IBU5MFN Multinational Financial Management

Elective

Elective

Semester 2

IBU5COR Corporate Strategy

IBU5GW Governance in a Globalising World

Elective

Elective

Course tables are 2013 examples only. For up-to-date information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/handbook For subject information, enter the subject codes above into our database, at: latrobe.edu.au/udb_public

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Master of Islamic Banking and Finance The first in Australia dedicated to Islamic banking and finance, this is a cutting-edge program built around a defined body of knowledge with proven relevance to the Islamic finance industry. It will train you in the technical skills in demand by global Islamic capital markets and institutions. The program seeks to meet the growing demand for graduates with sound academic and industry knowledge in Islamic finance in the Middle East and South East Asia, in particular, the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC). You should have expertise in Islamic banking, Islamic insurance and Islamic capital

markets, and be well prepared to enter the growing Islamic finance sector in Australia. The structure comprises foundation, core and elective subjects. You will complete 16 subjects each worth 15 credit points.

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted if you don’t have an undergraduate degree but have five or more years of relevant work experience. The University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

Career opportunities Specialisation is possible in areas of banking and finance such as: Islamic insurance (takaful), Islamic structured products, regulation and supervision, research and development, wealth management, analysis and consultancy, business analysis, banking, academia and risk analysis.

Additional information All subjects in this program are offered in fiveday block-release mode: normally between June and July, and December to February, so you should time your arrival accordingly.

Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

BUS5MMS Management and Marketing for Sustainable Value Creation

ECO5POE Principles of Economics

BUS5AFS Accounting and Finance for Sustainable Value Creation

FIN5SBF Statistics for Business and Finance

Semester 2

FIN5FMA Financial Management

FIN5DBS Debt Securities

FIN5DER Derivative Securities

FIN5EME Econometric Methods

Semester 1

LST5CLI Islamic Commercial Law

FIN5CAP Islamic Capital Markets

FIN5BNK Islamic Banking

FIN5INS Islamic Insurance

Semester 2

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

Master of Laws This program allows you to construct a course of study with a strong global and international focus. It’s taught by distinguished academics and practitioners from Australia, USA, Asia and Europe. It aims to prepare you to work in a global legal economy, even if you don’t intend to practice exclusively in a commercial environment. You will complete 12 subjects including three to four core subjects. You will select your remaining subjects from an extensive range of offerings focussing on recent developments in global business law and practice, and dispute resolution. You can also choose subjects in international human rights law, Australian and international criminal law and public interest law. A minor 12 000-word research paper (30 credit points) may be substituted for two subjects. You can upgrade your candidature in accordance with University policies and procedures.

Academic entry requirements You must have a law degree or approved international equivalent. Advanced Standing is available for up to four subjects if you hold a TEQSA level 8 law qualification or international equivalent. Advanced Standing may also be awarded if you have been admitted to practice as a barrister or solicitor in Australia or equivalent in your home jurisdiction (these applications will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis). With Advanced Standing the program could then be completed in 12 months.

Students in La Trobe’s Moot (mock) court

Career opportunities An extensive range of subjects in US, European and Asian law prepares you for a career in the international business and legal environments. Once you graduate, you are likely to find roles in academia, the legal profession, politics, business and commerce, government service and public administration.

Sample course structure

1 2 Year

duration 1.5 years

Semester 1

LAW5CLM Common Law and the Australian Legal System*

LAW5CLT Comparative Legal Traditions

LAW5UAW USA Research and Writing

LAW5CBL Current Issues in Chinese Law or LAW5HAL Introduction to American Law

Semester 2

Law elective

Law elective

Law elective

Law elective

Semester 1

Law elective

Law elective

Law elective

Law elective

Year

* Only required if from a non-common law jurisdiction Course tables are 2013 examples only. For up-to-date information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/handbook For subject information, enter the subject codes above into our database, at: latrobe.edu.au/udb_public

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Master of Laws in Global Business Law This course allows you to explore key issues and challenges in commercial law and practice in areas of global interest. You’ll be taught by some of the world’s leading academics and practitioners. The broad range of offerings will build on your knowledge and skills in an existing area of interest or specialisation, such as Asian or US law, or move into an international business environment for the first time. You will normally complete 12 subjects, including three to four core subjects. You will select your remaining subjects from an extensive range of offerings focussing on recent developments in global business law and practice, and dispute resolution but may include subjects in comparative legal traditions, international human rights law, and Australian and international criminal law.

A minor 12 000-word research paper (30 credit points) may be substituted for two subjects. You can upgrade your candidature in accordance with University policies and procedures.

Academic entry requirements You must have a law degree or approved international equivalent. Advanced Standing is available for up to four subjects if you hold a TEQSA level 8 law qualification or international equivalent. Advanced Standing may also be awarded if have been admitted to practice as a barrister or solicitor in Australia or equivalent in your home jurisdiction (these applications will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis).

With Advanced Standing the program could then be completed in 12 months.

Career opportunities An extensive range of subjects in US, European and Asian law will prepare you for a career in international business or the legal environment. You could work in academia, the legal profession, politics, business and commerce, government service and public administration.

Additional information All subjects in this program are offered in five-day block release mode: normally between June to July and December to February, so you should time your arrival accordingly.

Sample course structure

1 2 Year

duration 1.5 years

Semester 1

LAW5CLM Common Law and the Australian Legal System*

LAW5UAW USA Research and Writing

LAW5ITL International Trade Law

LAW5CBP Current Issues in Transnational Practice or LAW5ACL USA Corporations Law

Semester 2

Law Elective

Law Elective

Law Elective

Law Elective

Semester 1

Law elective

Law elective

Law elective

Law elective

Year

* Only required if from a non-common law jurisdiction

Master of Management If you’re seeking to develop a career in management or leadership, this degree has been developed for you. It starts with core foundation knowledge required of all managers, whatever the context. It then goes on to provide opportunities for you to develop knowledge in specialised areas of management or to maintain a more general orientation. Your fellow students will be from a diverse mix of academic backgrounds, ranging from engineering, humanities and science to management. Classes facilitate dynamic multidisciplinary innovation and exchange of ideas. You will be equipped with the tools and skills necessary to develop ideas, to lead and manage organisational activities across corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors, and in small, medium, and large scale enterprises.

In the first year of the degree, you’ll complete four Business Foundation subjects (not required for cognate students) and four core management subjects. In the third semester, you take three discipline core subjects that focus on critical areas of your chosen specialisation. In the final semester you take either four electives or two electives and a capstone subject, which provides an opportunity to bring together the knowledge developed throughout the course. If you have an undergraduate degree in management or a related field (cognate), you will be eligible to apply for Advanced Standing for the first semester of the course, reducing the degree’s duration to 1.5 years.

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted if you don’t have an undergraduate degree but have five or more years of relevant work experience. The University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

Career opportunities After graduating, you are likely to find general management roles in organisations across a diversity of sectors including the commercial, not-for-profit and government sectors as a business analyst, management consultant or policy advisor.

Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

ECO5POE Principles of Economics

ECO5SBF Statistics for Business and Finance

BUS5MMS Management and Marketing for Sustainable Value Creation

BUS5AFS Accounting and Finance for Sustainable Value Creation

Semester 2

MGT5MPT Management Practice and Theory

MKT5MMA Marketing Management

MGT5OBR Organisational Behaviour

IBU5HRM Human Resource Management in a Global Economy

Semester 1

Specialist module subject 1

Specialist module subject 2

Specialist module subject 3

Elective

Semester 2

Capstone – Strategic Management Elective

Elective

Elective

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Master of Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation) If you wish to create and lead the development of new business opportunities and to manage innovation across broad and diverse sectors in society, this course is tailored to you. You will find your peers are from a varied mix of academic backgrounds ranging from engineering, arts and humanities, and science to management – this leads to a lively exchange of ideas from differing points of view and experiences. Innovation and entrepreneurship provide a significant opportunity to directly address the world’s economic and social challenges and to support prosperity. The program aims to equip you with the tools and skills necessary to develop ideas, to lead and manage entrepreneurial activities for creating new business ventures and to develop and sustain

innovation across corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors. It requires the completion of 16 subjects totalling 240 credit points. First year consists of eight core subjects, while second year consists of three specialisation subjects and five elective subjects. The degree also offers opportunities for an independent research thesis. If you have an undergraduate degree in management or a related field (cognate), you will be eligible to apply for Advanced Standing for the first semester of the course, reducing the degree’s duration to 1.5 years.

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted if

you don’t have an undergraduate degree but have five or more years of relevant work experience. The University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

Career opportunities Once you graduate, you can start your own venture or business or may find professional roles providing advice through consultancy work to individuals or groups seeking to start their own businesses. Roles also exist in the innovation field managing new ventures in large corporate contexts. Specific career opportunities could involve entrepreneur, manager or business consultant, policy advisor, leader or manager in an innovation department for large organisations.

Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years BUS5MMS Management and Marketing for Sustainable Value Creation

BUS5AFS Accounting and Finance for Sustainable Value Creation

Semester 1

ECO5POE Principles of Economics

ECO5SBF Statistics for Business and Finance

Semester 2

MGT5MPT Management Practice and Theory

MKT5MMA Marketing Management

MGT5OBR Organisational Behaviour

IBU5HRM Human Resource Management in a Global Economy

Semester 1

Specialist module subject 1

Specialist module subject 2

Specialist module subject 3

Elective

Semester 2

Capstone – Strategic Management Elective

Elective

Elective

Master of Management (Human Resource Management) Do you have a specific interest in people management? The Master of Management is an innovative, pre-experience degree targeted to you. The program will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required of contemporary human resource managers. Taking a global perspective, the course covers core areas including the fundamentals of management, marketing, human resource management, organisational behaviour, economics, accounting and finance, while also offering opportunities to develop more specialised knowledge in other areas of management and leadership. Whether you already work in human resource management or you wish to, this course will

develop your knowledge and understanding of the industry. You will complete 16 subjects totalling 240 credit points. First year consists of eight core subjects, while second year consists of three specialisation subjects and five elective subjects. If you have an undergraduate degree in management or a related field (cognate), you will be eligible to apply for Advanced Standing for the first semester of the course, reducing the degree’s duration to 1.5 years.

Academic entry requirements

consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

Career opportunities Once you have graduated, you are likely to find professional human resource management roles in organisations across many sectors including commercial, notfor-profit and government. Typical roles include, business analyst, management, HR and recruitment consult, policy advisor or industrial relations officer.

An Australian Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted if you don’t have an undergraduate degree but have five or more years of relevant work experience. The University may give

Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

ECO5POE Principles of Economics

ECO5SBF Statistics for Business and Finance

BUS5MMS Management and Marketing for Sustainable Value Creation

BUS5AFS Accounting and Finance for Sustainable Value Creation

Semester 2

MGT5MPT Management Practice and Theory

MKT5MMA Marketing Management

MGT5OBR Organisational Behaviour

IBU5HRM Human Resource Management in a Global Economy

Semester 1

Specialist module subject 1

Specialist module subject 2

Specialist module subject 3

Elective

Semester 2

Capstone – Strategic Management Elective

Elective

Elective

Course tables are 2013 examples only. For up-to-date information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/handbook For subject information, enter the subject codes above into our database, at: latrobe.edu.au/udb_public

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Master of Marketing Management If you wish to establish a career in marketing, in either a national or international business setting, this course will provide you with the postgraduate pathway you need. It will provide you with the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to function effectively in a marketing setting, in either a specialist or generalist role in the public or private sector, including for-profit and not-for-profit organisations. The standard component of the program comprises 16 subjects: four foundation subjects, eight core subjects and four elective subjects (15 credit points each, totalling 120 credit points). If you have an undergraduate degree in management or a related field (cognate), you will be eligible

to apply for Advanced Standing for the first semester of the course, reducing the degree’s duration to 1.5 years.

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted if you don’t have an undergraduate degree but have five or more years of relevant work experience. The University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

Career opportunities The demand for qualified marketing personnel remains strong in both the

Marketing student in private study area

domestic and international economy. You will be qualified to manage general and specific marketing functions (advertising, sales, retail, distribution, services, wholesaling and marketing research).

Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

BUS5AFS Accounting and Finance for Sustainable Value Creation

BUS5MMS Management and Marketing for Sustainable Value Creation

ECO5POE Principles of Economics

FIN5SBF Statistics for Business and Finance

Semester 2

MKT5ACD Advanced Consumer Decision-making

MKT5AMM Applied Marketing Metrics

MKT5AMR Applied Market Research

MKT5MMA Marketing Management

Semester 1

MKT5CRM Customer Relationship Management

MKT5IMC Integrated Marketing Communications

MKT5MLM Marketing Logistics and Supply Chain Management

MKT5IMM International Marketing Management

Semester 2

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

Master of Professional Accounting If you don’t have an undergraduate accounting major, you are suited to this course. You will combine foundation studies in economics, management, business law, information systems and statistics with more advanced studies in finance, management accounting, financial accounting, auditing and taxation. You will also be required to master some quantitative skills. You will complete 16 subjects including Principles of Economics, Statistics for Business and Finance, Accounting for Managers, Financial Accounting Information Systems, Company and Commercial Law, Management and Cost Reporting, Corporate Reporting, Accounting and Assurance Services and Advanced Accounting Issues. If you have an undergraduate degree in management or a related field (cognate), you

will be eligible to apply for Advanced Standing for the first semester of the course, reducing the degree’s duration to 1.5 years.

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted if you don’t have an undergraduate degree but have five or more years of relevant work experience. The University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

Career opportunities

Professional recognition This course satisfies the academic requirement for associate membership of CPA Australia (the professional body for Certified Practising Accountants in Australia) and admission to the Professional Year of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). This Professional Year Program may be undertaken in some countries outside Australia. The course is also recognised by the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) based in London.

You can choose to work in the public accounting area specialising in auditing, financial advising or taxation. Typical positions include tax assessor, auditor, accountant, export adviser or inventory analyst.

Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

FIN5POF Principles of Finance

ACC5TAX Taxation

ECO5POE Principles of Economics

FIN5SBF Statistics for Business and Finance

Semester 2

ACC5AFM Accounting for Managers

ACC5MCR Management & Cost Reporting

ACC5FAS Financial Accounting Information Systems

LST5CML Company and Commercial Law

Semester 1

ACC5AAI Advanced Accounting Issues

ACC5AAS Accounting and Assurance Services

Elective

ACC5CRE Corporate Reporting

Semester 2

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

Course tables are 2013 examples only. For up-to-date information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/handbook For subject information, enter the subject codes above into our database, at: latrobe.edu.au/udb_public

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FINANCIAL ANALYSIS COURSES Lecturers and practitioners will help you develop the knowledge, skills and analytical thinking suitable for professional accreditation as a CFA charterholder and a career in investment, banking or finance. Below is some common information regarding all Financial Analysis courses. Career opportunities

Professional recognition

Academic entry requirements

Accounting and business skills are highly sought after by employers. A postgraduate qualification can help you advance your career in the private, public or not-forprofit sectors. Specialise in auditing, costing, investigative accounting, taxation, financial advice, strategic management and management consulting. Many company directors and managers have graduated with accounting qualifications.

The Master of Financial Analysis is a CFA Program Partner. The CFA charter is the most widely recognised professional accreditation in finance in the world. It sets the global standard for investment knowledge, standards and ethics. The CFA charter is obtained by successfully completing examinations at three levels set by the CFA Institute and having four years of work experience in the investment industry.

An Australian Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted if you don’t have an undergraduate degree but have five or more years of relevant work experience. The University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

Electives §§ Alternative Securities §§ Case Studies in Financial Planning §§ Credit Risk Management §§ Equity Securities §§ Financial Management §§ Financial Planning §§ Financial Statement Analysis §§ International Financial Management

§§ Islamic Banking §§ Islamic Capital Markets §§ Islamic Commercial Law §§ Islamic Insurance §§ Market Risk Management §§ Operational Risk Management §§ Retirement and Estate Planning

In addition, the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) and the Finance and Treasury Association (FTA) offer membership at the level of Senior Associate to accredited Master’s graduates who have three years of experience in the industry.

Additional information This course is based on a defined body of knowledge of proven relevance to the finance industry. It is designed as a pathway to the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter –  the designation of professional excellence within the global investment industry. Many of our programs also qualify you to meet the Australian Securities Investment Commission (ASIC) RG 146 compliance requirements. This allows you to offer financial advice to retail clients (individuals) in Australia.

Common first year (Financial Analysis)

1

Year

Semester 1

BUS5MMS Management and Marketing for Sustainable Value Creation

ECO5POE Principles of Economics

BUS5AFS Accounting and Finance for Sustainable Value Creation

FIN5SBF Statistics for Business and Finance

Semester 2

FIN5FMA Financial Management

FIN5DER Derivative Securities

FIN5EME Econometric Methods

FIN5DBS Debt Securities

Master of Financial Analysis This course will introduce you to a wide range of challenging and rewarding careers in the financial sector. The curriculum is based on the industry-endorsed CFA Institute Candidate Body of Knowledge TM, with a focus on financial analysis, security valuation and portfolio management. It builds on a broad foundation of study in economics, accounting and quantitative methods. Lecturers and practitioners will

help you develop the knowledge, skills and analytical thinking suitable for professional accreditation as a CFA charterholder and a career in investment, banking or finance. The program also offers you the opportunity to achieve RG146 compliance, which allows you to offer financial advice to individuals in Australia. The structure comprises foundation, core and elective subjects.

You will complete 16 subjects worth 15 credit points each. Advanced Standing for Foundation subjects is available if you: sit a challenge exam and obtain more than 60 per cent, have passed CFA Level 1, completed relevant Master’s subjects, or have at least two years of relevant professional experience. For common first year subjects and other information, refer above.

Sample course structure

2 Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

FIN5PMT Portfolio Management Finance Elective

FIN5PMT Portfolio Management Finance Elective

FIN5PMT Portfolio Management Finance Elective

Semester 2

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

Course tables are 2013 examples only. For up-to-date information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/handbook For subject information, enter the subject codes above into our database, at: latrobe.edu.au/udb_public

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Master of Financial Analysis (Financial Planning) This course builds on a broad foundation in economics, accounting and quantitative methods. You will be trained to provide professional advice on financial planning or financial products to the retail market in Australia. Lecturers and practitioners will help you develop the knowledge, skills and analytical thinking suitable for professional

accreditation as a CFA charterholder and a career in investment, banking or finance. The program also offers you the opportunity to achieve RG146 compliance, which allows you to offer financial advice to individuals in Australia. The structure comprises foundation, core and elective subjects. You will complete 16 subjects worth 15 credit points each.

Advanced Standing for Foundation subjects is available if you: sit a challenge exam and obtain more than 60 per cent, have passed CFA Level 1, completed relevant Master subjects, or have at least two years of relevant professional experience. For common first year subjects and other information, refer to page 44.

Sample course structure

2 Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

FIN5REP Retirement and Estate Planning

FIN5CFP Case Studies in Financial Planning

Semester 2

Elective

Elective

FIN5FPL Financial Planning

FIN5PMT Portfolio Management

Elective

Elective

Master of Financial Analysis (Investment) Building on a broad foundation of study in economics, accounting and quantitative methods, this program focuses on equity valuation and portfolio performance measurement. Lecturers and practitioners will help you develop the knowledge, skills and analytical thinking suitable for professional

accreditation as a CFA charterholder and a career in investment, banking or finance. The program also offers you the opportunity to achieve RG146 compliance, which allows you to offer financial advice to individuals in Australia. The structure comprises foundation, core and elective subjects. You will complete 16 subjects worth 15 credit points each.

Advanced Standing for Foundation subjects is available if you: sit a challenge exam and obtain more than 60 per cent, have passed CFA Level 1, completed relevant Master’s subjects, or have at least two years of relevant professional experience. For common first year subjects and other information, refer to page 44.

Sample course structure

2 Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

FIN5ALS Alternative Securities

FIN5EQS Equity Securities

FIN5FSA Financial Statement Analysis

FIN5PMT Portfolio Management

Semester 2

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

Master of Financial Analysis (Financial Risk Management) This course is based on a defined body of knowledge of proven relevance to the finance industry and is designed as a pathway to the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) charter, which has become known as the designation of professional excellence within the global risk management industry. It focuses specifically on the measurement and management of market, credit, operational and portfolio risk. The course builds on a broad foundation of study in economics, accounting and quantitative methods. Lecturers and practitioners will help you develop the knowledge, skills and

analytical thinking suitable for professional accreditation as a GARP charterholder and a career focused on risk management in the investment, banking or finance areas. Advanced Standing for Foundation subjects is available if you: sit a challenge exam and obtain more than 60 per cent, have passed CFA Level 1, completed relevant Master’s subjects, or have at least two years of relevant professional experience. For common first year subjects and other information, refer to page 44.

La Trobe University lecture

Sample course structure

2 Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

FIN5MRM Market Risk Management

FIN5ORM Operational Risk Management

FIN5CRM Credit Risk Management

FIN5PMT Portfolio Management

Semester 2

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

Course tables are 2013 examples only. For up-to-date information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/handbook For subject information, enter the subject codes above into our database, at: latrobe.edu.au/udb_public

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Master of Financial Analysis/ Master of Business Administration This double degree combines the specialist knowledge necessary for success in the finance industry with essential management techniques necessary to create value in the world of business and meet the priorities of government organisations. The MFA program facilitates entry into a wide range of challenging and rewarding careers in the finance sector, as well as providing a pathway to several widely-recognised designations of professional excellence within the investment industry. The MBA prepares you to tackle problems creatively in order to achieve optimum results.

Academic entry requirements for Master of Financial Analysis /Master of Business Administration only If you’re seeking direct entry, you should have an Australian Bachelor’s degree or international equivalent, with a C grade average or above in final year. You also require a minimum of three years of relevant managerial experience. If you have more than eight years of management experience, but don’t have an undergraduate degree, you may still be considered for professional entry.

Business student

Sample course structure

1 2 3 Year

Year

duration 2.5 years

Semester 1

BUA5PSD Personal and Professional Skills Development

BUA5VED Values, Ethics and Diversity in Organisations

BUA5MGT Management Fundamentals

BUA5FMA Financial and Management Accounting

Semester 2

BUA5BIS Business in Society

BUA5MKG Marketing

MBA Elective

MBA Elective

E-portfolio

Semester 1

ACC5AFM Accounting for Managers

FIN5DBS Debt Securities

FIN5DER Derivative Securities

FIN5EME Econometric Methods

E-portfolio

Semester 2

FIN5PMT Portfolio Management

Finance elective

Finance elective

Finance elective

E-portfolio

Semester 1

BUA5BAM Business Analysis and Modelling

BUA5RL Responsible Leadership

Elective

Elective

Year

Master of Financial Analysis/ Master of International Business This program is a combination of specialist knowledge necessary for success in the finance industry. It provides an interdisciplinary overview of issues related to international business that influence and shape the global economy. It aims to facilitate entry into a wide range of challenging and rewarding careers in the finance sector. It will provide a pathway to several widely recognised designations of professional excellence within the investment industry.

You will also be provided an education in the essential techniques of international business management, keeping a balance between theory and practice. Lecturers and practitioners will help you develop the knowledge, skills and analytical thinking suitable for professional accreditation as a CFA charterholder and a career in investment, banking or finance.

Advanced Standing for Foundation subjects is available if you: sit a challenge exam and obtain more than 60 per cent, have passed CFA Level 1, completed relevant Master’s subjects, or have at least two years of relevant professional experience. For common first year subjects and other information, refer to page 44.

The program also offers you the opportunity to achieve RG146 compliance, which allows you to offer financial advice to private individuals in Australia. You will complete 24 subjects worth 15 credit-points each.

sample course structure

1 2 3 Year

Year

Year

duration 3 years

Semester 1

BUS5MMS Management and Marketing for Sustainable Value Creation

ECO5POE Principles of Economics

BUS5AFS Accounting and Finance for Sustainable Value Creation

FIN5SBF Statistics for Business and Finance

Semester 2

MGT5MGT Management Practice and Theory

MGT5OBR Organisational Behaviour

IBU5HRM Human Resource Management in a Global Economy

MKT5IMM International Marketing Management

Semester 1

IBU5IBE International Business

IBU5MFN Multinational Financial Management

IBU5COR Corporate Strategy

IBU5GW Governance in a Globalising World

Semester 2

FIN5FMA Financial Management

FIN5DBS Debt Securities

FIN5DER Derivative Securities

FIN5EME Econometric Methods

Semester 1

FIN5PMT Portfolio Management

Finance elective

Finance elective

Finance elective

Semester 2

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

Course tables are 2013 examples only. For up-to-date information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/handbook For subject information, enter the subject codes above into our database, at: latrobe.edu.au/udb_public

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Master of Financial Analysis/ Master of Islamic Banking and Finance This is a pathway to the internationallyrecognised Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter and international professional recognition of the specialised field of Islamic finance. It will give you expertise in financial analysis, while specialising in the expanding field of Islamic finance. Lecturers and practitioners will help you develop the knowledge, skills and analytical thinking suitable for professional accreditation as a CFA charterholder and a career in investment, banking or finance.

The program also offers you the opportunity to achieve RG146 compliance, which allows you to offer financial advice to private individuals in Australia. The course structure is built on four modules of study. The four modules are: foundation, MFA core, LMIBF core and electives. Advanced Standing for Foundation subjects is available if you: sit a challenge exam and obtain more than 60 per cent, have passed CFA Level 1, completed relevant Master’s subjects, or have at least two years of relevant professional experience.

Career opportunities for Master of Financial Analysis/Master of Islamic Banking and Finance only You will be able to further your career in the Islamic financial services industry by developing a professional niche in specific areas of banking and finance. Areas include Islamic insurance (takaful), Islamic structures products, regulation and supervision, research and development, wealth management, analysis and consultancy, business analysis, banking, academic and risk analysis. For common first year subjects and other information, refer to page 44.

Sample course structure

2 3 Year

Year

duration 3 years

Semester 1

FIN5PMT Portfolio Management

Finance elective

Finance elective

Finance elective

Semester 2

FIN5INS Islamic Insurance

FIN5BNK Islamic Banking

Elective

Elective

Semester 1

FIN5CAP Islamic Capital Markets

LST5CLI Islamic Commercial Law

Elective

Elective

Semester 2

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

Master of Financial Analysis/ Master of Professional Accounting If you want internationally recognised professional accreditations in accounting and finance, this course is the ideal route. The curriculum is jointly based on the finance industry endorsed CFA Institute Candidate Body of KnowledgeTM and the professional accrediting organisations for accountants. It focuses on financial analysis, security valuation and portfolio management, together with financial and management accounting. It also builds on a broad foundation of study in economics and quantitative methods. Lecturers and practitioners will help you to develop the knowledge, skills and analytical thinking suitable for professional accreditation as a charterholder with the CFA and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) The course is based on four modules of study: foundation, MFA core, MPA core and electives.

Advanced Standing for Foundation subjects is available if you: sit a challenge exam and obtain more than 60 per cent, have passed CFA Level 1, completed relevant Master’s subjects, or have at least two years of relevant professional experience.

Career opportunities for Master of Financial Analysis/Master of Professional Accounting only A survey of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholders showed that the most common positions include portfolio manager and investment strategist. You may also find a career in a range of analytical positions focused on asset allocation, equity securities, fixed income securities and derivative securities, credit analysis, quantitative analysis and mergers and acquisitions. Combining the Master of Financial Analysis with the Master of Professional Accounting expands the

range of available careers to include those of accountant, accounting and business consultant, tax assessor, auditor and financial controller within corporations both large and small.

Professional recognition This course satisfies the academic requirements for associate membership of CPA Australia (the professional body for Certified Practising Accountants in Australia) and admission to the Professional Year of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). This Professional Year Program may be be undertaken in some countries outside Australia. The course is also recognised by the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) based in London.

Sample course structure

1 2 3 Year

Year

Year

duration 3 years ECO5POE Principles of Economics

FIN5SBF Statistics for Business and Finance

BUS5AFS Accounting and Finance for Sustainable Value Creation

ACC5AFM Accounting for Managers

FIN5FMA Financial Management

ACC5FAS Financial Accounting Information Systems

LST5CCL Company and Commercial Law

Semester 1

ACC5AAI Advanced Accounting Issues

ACC5AAS Accounting and Assurance Services

ACC5CRE Corporate Reporting

ACC5MCR Management and Cost Reporting

Semester 2

FIN5DBS Debt Securities

FIN5DER Derivative Securities

FIN5EME Econometric Methods

FIN5PMT Portfolio Management

Semester 1

Finance elective

Finance elective

Finance elective

Elective

Semester 2

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

Semester 1

BUS5MMS Management and Marketing for Sustainable Value Creation

Semester 2

Course tables are 2013 examples only. For up-to-date information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/handbook For subject information, enter the subject codes above into our database, at: latrobe.edu.au/udb_public

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Tourism and hospitality management students

Higher Degrees by Research in Business, Economics and Law This Faculty promotes cross-disciplinary research that delivers effective outcomes for private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Research specialisations Accounting §§ accountability and performance management in the public and not-forprofit sectors §§ behavioural research in financial accounting and corporate governance §§ behavioural research in management accounting §§ comparative international taxing systems §§ corporate disclosure, corporate governance, financial accounting, auditing, and accounting policy choice §§ management accounting and organisational change §§ social, environmental and sustainable management and reporting, environmental performance, business ethics, corporate accountability and human rights.

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Finance

§§ Asian business and culture §§ business ethics §§ corporate disclosure, corporate governance, financial accounting, auditing, and accounting policy choice.

§§ sustainability §§ globalisation §§ macroeconomics §§ international trade and policy.

§§ asset pricing and investment §§ corporate finance and governance §§ finance and economic development §§ financial and economic theory §§ financial econometrics and time series analysis §§ financial markets microstructure and information §§ financial planning and literacy §§ Islamic finance §§ quantitative finance.

Event management

Human resource management

§§ festival management §§ attraction management §§ strategic management of events §§ strategic planning of events §§ social impacts of events §§ greening of events §§ commemorative events.

§§ human resource management in healthcare §§ international human resource management §§ organisational, psychological and cultural change.

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faculty-based Research Centres

Law students at moot court

Business students

Law

Management information systems

§§ commercial law and policy §§ comparative law §§ competition law and policy §§ corporations law §§ criminal law and justice §§ international law §§ law and social regulation §§ lawyers and pathways to justice §§ legal ethics.

§§ data mining §§ high performance work systems §§ organisation processes and performance issues §§ strategic alignment of information systems/ information systems governance.

Management §§ branding and professional sport §§ business ethics / corporate social responsibility §§ cross-cultural management §§ data mining §§ film-induced tourism and tourism and media §§ high performance work systems §§ human resource management in healthcare §§ international human resource management §§ managerial psychology and decision science §§ organisation processes and performance issues §§ organisational, psychological and cultural change §§ social capital §§ sport development §§ sport facility management §§ sport policy §§ strategic alignment of information systems/ information systems governance §§ strategic management §§ tourism destination development and community development §§ tourism policy and planning §§ tourist motivations.

§§ Centre for Public Sector Governance §§ Accountability and Performance (CPSGAP) §§ Centre for Sport and Social Impact (CSSI) §§ Centre for Sustainable Regional Communities (CSRC) §§ Research Centre for Computers, Communication and Social Innovation (RECSSI) §§ Sustainability and Social Marketing §§ Australasia/Asia Pacific Research and Training Unit (SSMART) §§ The Centre for Water Policy and Management (CWPM) §§ Tourism and Hospitality Research Unit (THRU).

Marketing

Find a research supervisor

§§ consumer behaviour §§ cross-cultural cognition §§ destination marketing and competitiveness §§ international marketing.

To explore your ideas about a research topic, contact one of these supervisors according to instructions on page 18, depending on your area of study:

Sport management §§ branding and professional sport §§ social capital §§ sport development §§ sport facility management §§ sport policy.

Tourism and hospitality management §§ film-induced tourism and tourism and media §§ tourism destination development and community development §§ tourism policy and planning §§ tourist motivations §§ wine, culture, heritage, cycle, battlefield, festival and event tourism.

Dr Robert Nyamori Department of Accounting E r.nyamori@latrobe.edu.au Dr Jillian Cavanagh Department of Management E j.cavanagh@latrobe.edu.au Dr Suren Basov Department of Finance E s.basov@latrobe.edu.au Dr Andrew Gilmore Department of Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality E andrew.gilmore@latrobe.edu.au Dr Shawn Leu School of Economics E c.leu@latrobe.edu.au Dr Francine Rochford La Trobe Law School E f.rochford@latrobe.edu.au Or to identify a research supervisor working in your research area, visit: latrobe.edu.au/business/research/ supervisors Research students work beside faculty researchers who are engaged with community, industry and international experts, investigating critical issues in business, economics and law.

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County Court of Victoria, Melbourne

Master of Arts

You will submit a thesis of up to 50 000 words and research can be undertaken in any discipline within the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law.

Academic entry requirements You must have an Australian Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent.

If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances.

Master of Business This program requires the submission of a thesis of up to 50 000 words. You can undertake research in human resource management, management, management information systems, marketing, organisational behaviour, sport and leisure management or tourism.

Academic entry requirements You must have an Australian Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances. Business students at lecture

Master of Economics This program requires the submission of a 50 000-word thesis. You can pursue research in macroeconomic policy, economic growth, monetary policy, labour market policy, globalisation and economic development, financial economics, asset pricing and financial markets or corporate finance and governance.

Academic entry requirements You must have an Australian Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances. Economic student

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Students on the Bendigo Campus

Master of Laws This degree enables you to complete independent research and submit a thesis of up to 50 000 words on a topic relating to one of the School’s areas of research expertise, including Asian law, corporate governance, labour law and commercial law.

Academic entry requirements You must have an Australian Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent.

If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances.

Doctor of Juridical Science The Doctor of Juridical Science is a research doctorate with a coursework prerequisite. If you have already completed a Master of Laws by coursework, this course offers the opportunity to engage in independent research. A central requirement is the completion of a thesis of at least 55 000

words that makes a significant and original contribution to knowledge in the context of professional practice.

Academic entry requirements

or approved international equivalent and at least three years of relevant professional experience. You must also provide evidence of substantial research expertise.

Australian Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level,

Doctor of Philosophy The Doctor of Philosophy is taken by thesis but additional coursework or seminars may be necessary. The program enables you to engage in independent research that makes an original contribution to knowledge. Research may be undertaken in any of the disciplines with the faculty including:

accounting, business, economics, finance, global business law, law, public interest law, event management, human resource management, management, management information systems, marketing, sport management, tourism and hospitality management.

Academic entry requirements Australian Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. You must also provide evidence of substantial prior research expertise.

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WE offer a wide range of scholarships, particularly in the areas of civil engineering, information technology and computer science. We have internationally recognised staff, who are engaged in world-class research and teach students using practice-based learning techniques.

Postgraduate by coursework

Higher degrees by research

Graduate Diploma in Computer Science

Master of Engineering

Postgraduate Diploma in Electronic Engineering

Master of Science

Master of Computer Science

Doctor of Philosophy

Master of Electronic Engineering Master of Information and Communication Technology Master of Information Technology Master of Information Technology (Computer Networks) Master of Telecommunication and Network Engineering

FIND out more Visit our website for more information about subjects on offer. You can also access the faculty’s Industry Cadetship Program and mentoring programs, which vary by course and campus. latrobe.edu.au/scitecheng/study

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Industry partners

• Airservices Australia • Business Intelligence Technologies • Collord Construction Pty Ltd • Department of Sustainability and Environment

• Lonely Planet Publishing  • Quantum Victoria • Western Hospital • User Interface Metrics Limited


it AND engineering The School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences provides industry-recognised courses in IT and engineering.

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Graduate Diploma in Computer Science If you’re a graduate from another discipline, this program enables you to enter the field of computing. You will complete four core subjects and four electives. Core subjects include: Objectoriented Programming Fundamentals, Algorithms and Data Structures, Discrete Mathematics, and Intermediate ObjectOriented Programming. Electives include: Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals, Games Technology, Databases, Network Engineering, Software Engineering, and Web Development. This course forms the first year of the Master of Information Technology.

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, or approved international equivalent. If you have studied Year 12 Mathematics, including calculus or equivalent, you will be given preference.

Professional recognition This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society. Computer science students

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Year

duration 1 year

Semester 1

Project choice year 5 level (Semester 1 or 2)

Computer Science electives from years 4 or 5

Computer Science electives from years 4 or 5

Computer Science electives from years 4 or 5

Semester 2

CSE5PE Professional Environment

Project choice year 5 level

Computer Science electives from years 4 or 5

Computer Science electives from years 4 or 5

Postgraduate Diploma in Electronic Engineering This course allows you to update your skills or to specialise in biomedical, communication, electronic systems or optical engineering. It also offers you the opportunity to prepare for further study in the Master of Electronic Engineering, or the Master of Engineering (by research). If you have a four-year degree in engineering or science (with an electronics major), this course is a means to expand your knowledge and keep up-to-date with developments in these specialist areas.

You will study current experimental practice in electronics and complete seven advanced subjects in biomedical, communications, electronic systems or optical engineering.

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree, or approved international equivalent in a relevant area.

Career opportunities If you’re a graduate in electronics or a related field, this course aims to offer you an entry path to a career in electronic engineering.

Electronic Engineering at La Trobe

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Year

duration 1 year

Semester 1

ELE5PRA Engineering Practice (Semester 1 or 2)

Electronic Engineering elective from years 3 or 4

Electronic Engineering elective from years 3 or 4

Electronic Engineering elective from years 3 or 4

Semester 2

Electronic Engineering elective from years 3 or 4

Electronic Engineering elective from years 3 or 4

Electronic Engineering elective from years 3 or 4

Electronic Engineering elective from years 3 or 4

Course tables are 2013 examples only. For up-to-date information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/handbook For subject information, enter the subject codes above into our database, at: latrobe.edu.au/udb_public

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Master of Computer Science If you’re an information and communications technology (ICT) professional, this course will provide you with training in software technologies required to design, program, manage, maintain and enhance computer systems, particularly knowledge-based systems. Upon completion, you’ll have research skills gained from your independent research project, an appreciation of the pertinent social, legal and ethical issues faced by today’s computing professionals and an ability to lead and engage in lifelong learning. You can specialise in computer networks and software engineering streams by choosing appropriate subjects. Specialised subjects include Intelligent Computing Systems, Co-Operating Computer Systems, Software Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Games Programming, Databases, Network Engineering,

Software Engineering and Software Systems and Web Development. You can graduate with the Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science after completing the first year of the Master’s course, only if you decide not to proceed to the second year.

Academic entry requirements A three-year Australian Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a four-year engineering degree with substantial computer science content (equivalent to third-year computer science), or an approved international equivalent. If you have Honours in a fouryear computer science or computer systems engineering degree, you are eligible for direct entry into second year. If you have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Computer Science or an Honours

degree in computer science, engineering, or equivalent, you may be given Advanced Standing (credit) for some subjects.

Career opportunities You will be able to take up advanced technology and managerial positions in systems development and analysis, database development, software engineering, information systems management and computer networks management. If you achieve high results, you also have the opportunity to proceed to PhD studies.

Professional recognition This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

Additional information You can specialise in computer networks and software engineering streams by choosing appropriate subjects.

2013 Sample course structure

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Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

Project Choice Year 5 level (Semester 1 or 2)

Computer Science elective from years 4 or 5

Computer Science elective from years 4 or 5

Computer Science elective from years 4 or 5

Semester 2

CSE5PE Professional Environment

Project Choice Year 5 level Thesis B*

Computer Science elective from years 4 or 5

Computer Science elective from years 4 or 5

Semester 1

CSE5TSA Thesis A*

Computer Science elective from years 4 or 5

Computer Science elective from years 4 or 5

Computer Science elective from years 4 or 5

Semester 2

CSE5TSB Thesis B*

Computer Science elective from years 4 or 5

Computer Science elective from years 4 or 5

*Students with an average grade less than 70 per cent calculated from the best 90 credit points of subjects from their first year of the program do not qualify for the thesis and will not be able to continue their enrolment in the Master of Computer Science. A transfer to a Master of Information Technology or Graduate Diploma in Computer Science will occur.

Master of Electronic Engineering If you’re looking to develop your skills and specialise in the rapidly developing high-technology area of electronics, this course is designed for you. We offer specialty teaching in the areas of biomedical engineering, communication and electronic systems, microelectronics, design and optical engineering. You can choose components that best suit your chosen specialisation. You will study current experimental practice in electronics and advanced subjects in your chosen specialisation and complete an engineering design project. For second year,

you choose either the Design Exercise path or the Major Project path after consultation with the Course Coordinator.

Academic entry requirements A four-year Australian Bachelor’s degree in engineering or an Honours degree in an appropriate field of science, or an approved international equivalent. If you do not meet these requirements, you may be considered for admission following successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Electronic Engineering.

Career opportunities After graduating, you can operate in advanced technology positions at the cutting edge of electronic engineering applications, including research and development. You can have a career in communications industries, microelectronics industries, automotive industries, defence organisations, electronic equipment design and manufacturing, hospitals and medical equipment industries and quality control positions.

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

ELE5PRA Engineering Practice

Electronic Engineering elective year 4 or 5 level

Electronic Engineering elective year 4 or 5 level

Electronic Engineering elective year 4 or 5 level

Semester 2

ELE4DES Design for Mass Production

Elective from years 4 or 5

Elective from years 4 or 5

Elective from years 4 or 5

Semester 1

Core choice year 5 level (Semester 1 or 2)

Elective from years 4 or 5

Elective from years 4 or 5

Elective from years 4 or 5

Semester 2

Core choice year 5 level (Semester 1 or 2)

Elective from years 4 or 5

Elective from years 4 or 5

Elective from years 4 or 5

Course tables are 2013 examples only. For up-to-date information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/handbook For subject information, enter the subject codes above into our database, at: latrobe.edu.au/udb_public

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Master of Information and Communication Technology If you’re a graduate with an information technology, computer science, computer engineering, or communication and electronic engineering background, this program has been carefully designed for you. We aim to equip you with advanced knowledge and skills in the development and application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The course covers a wide variety of topics in ICT, and allows for a great deal of flexibility. A key feature of the course is that it can be completed in four semesters (i.e. over two years) by completing the equivalent of three 15-credit-point subjects to the value of 60 credit points per semester. Subjects cover advanced computer science, computer engineering, communications and electronic engineering. You can choose three subjects per semester or four subjects per semester and complete the course in three semesters.

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, computer engineering or communication/ telecommunication engineering, or approved international equivalent.

Students, Melbourne Campus

Career opportunities Employment opportunities in the industry greatly outnumber graduates: this trend is expected to continue for some years. Therefore, you can expect to be highly sought-after by a range of industries and

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

organisations seeking people with a highlevel ICT qualification.

Professional recognition This course leads to professional level membership of the Australian Computer Society.

duration 2 years Computer Science or Engineering elective from years 4 or 5

Semester 1

Project Choice Year 5 level (Semester 1 or 2)

Computer Science or Engineering elective from years 4 or 5

Semester 2

CSE5PE Professional Environment

Project Choice Year 5 level

Computer Science or Engineering elective from years 4 or 5

Semester 1

Computer Science or Engineering elective from years 4 or 5

Computer Science or Engineering elective from years 4 or 5

Computer Science or Engineering elective from years 4 or 5

Semester 2

Computer Science or Engineering elective from years 4 or 5

Computer Science or Engineering elective from years 4 or 5

Computer Science or Engineering elective from years 4 or 5

Master of Information Technology If you don’t have a background in information technology (IT), but wish to study in the area, this carefully contructed course is for you. It is technically-orientated and focuses on the skills needed to build and manage systems. The course introduces you to computer science fundamentals, such as programming, database systems and computer networks. It then covers advanced topics in software engineering, database systems, internet computing and computer networks (including web-based multimedia and e-commerce systems).

You can complete the degree entirely by coursework or choose to incorporate an industrial software engineering team project and an elective minor research thesis. If you have prior knowledge and experience with programming and data structures, you can move more rapidly to advanced topics. If you complete a minor research thesis at an appropriate level of achievement, you will have the necessary prerequisites to proceed to the doctoral program. Core studies cover fundamental and intermediate programming using Java,

fundamental IT-related mathematics, algorithms and data structures, system design engineering fundamentals and a software engineering project.

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor degree, or approved international equivalent, in any discipline.

Professional recognition This course is accredited for professional level membership of the Australian Computer Society.

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years MAT4DM Discrete Mathematics

Computer Science elective from years 4 or 5 (Semester 1 or 2)

Computer Science elective from years 4 or 5 (Semester 1 or 2)

CSE4IOO Intermediate Object-oriented Programming

Computer Science Elective Year 4 or 5 Level (Semester 1 or 2)

Computer Science elective from years 4 or 5 (Semester 1 or 2)

Computer Science elective from years 4 or 5 (Semester 1 or 2)

Semester 1

CSE5ALG Algorithms and Data Structures

Project Choice Year 5 Level (Semester 1 and 2)

CSE5SDM Systems Designs and Methodologies

Computer Science elective from years 4 or 5

Semester 2

CSE5DES System Design Engineering Fundamentals

CSE5PE Professional Environment

Project Choice Year 5 Level

Computer Science elective from years 4 or 5

Semester 1

CSE4OOF Object-oriented Programming Fundamentals (Semester 1 or 2)

Semester 2

Course tables are 2013 examples only. For up-to-date information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/handbook For subject information, enter the subject codes above into our database, at: latrobe.edu.au/udb_public

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Master of Information Technology (Computer Networks) The combination of core and specialised subjects in this course will give you the skills to work in network administration. It encompasses the knowledge necessary for roles in data communications and networks, networks and systems security, network design and network management, application protocol and wireless networks.

Possible subjects include: Networks Systems and Web Security, Real-time and Fault-tolerant Systems, Wireless Network Engineering, Communication Protocol Engineering, Mobile and Pervasive Computing, Performance Analysis of Computer Systems and Pervasive Network Design.

engineering (the design, development and maintenance of computer systems).

You may complete the degree entirely by coursework, or include an industrial team project or undertake a minor thesis in the area of computer networks if you wish to progress to a PhD. Core studies include fundamental and intermediate programming using Java, fundamental IT-related mathematics, algorithms and data structures, system design engineering fundamentals, and a software engineering project.

Academic entry requirements

A seminar program is an integral part of the course. It covers ethical, professional, and social issues relevant to the IT industry. Tutorials are held throughout the year and attendance is required. If you have not met this requirement, you will not be permitted to graduate.

An Australian Bachelor’s degree or approved international equivalent of three years or longer in any discipline. Knowledge of C programming is an advantage.

Career opportunities

Professional recognition This course is accredited for professional level membership of the Australian Computer Society.

Additional information

You will be able to work in roles such as network manager, research and development manager, network consultant, or in systems

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years Specialist Network Subject Year 4 Level or elective (Semester 1 or 2)

Semester 1

CSE4IOO Discrete Mathematics

Specialist Network Subject Year 1/2/3 level or elective (Semester 1 or 2)

Semester 1 or 2

CSE4OOF Object-oriented Programming Fundamentals

CSE4IOO Intermediate Object-oriented Programming

Semester 2

Specialist Network Subject Year 1/2/3 level or elective (Semester 1 or 2)

Specialist Network Subject Year 4 Level or elective (Semester 1 or 2)

Specialist Network Subject Year 4 Level or elective (Semester 1 or 2)

Semester 1

CSE5ALG Algorithms and Data Structures

CSE4PRA Industry Project 4A

CSE5SDM Systems Design and Methodologies

Specialist Network Subject Year 4 Level or elective (Semester 1 or 2)

Semester 2

CSE5DES System Design Engineering Fundamentals

CSE5PE Professional Environment

CSE4PRB Industry Project 4B

Specialist Network Subject Year 4 Level or elective (Semester 1 or 2)

Master of Telecommunication and Network Engineering Rapid changes in computer, internet, multimedia and communication technologies have created many challenges in the field of telecommunications engineering. We will equip you with the necessary skills, knowledge and practical experience you need to excel in this demanding industry.

electronics and telecommunications projects. You will also have a wide range of advanced telecommunications electives to choose from. You can choose to combine your studies with a Master of Business Administration. See page 38 of this guide for more information on our award winning MBA.

This course focuses on all aspects of telecommunication engineering, from highlevel specifications of telecommunications systems, through to the realisation of communication circuits.

Academic entry requirements

Core subjects areas include: broadband digital communications, personal mobile communications, antennas and propagation, plus current experimental practice in

A four-year Australian Bachelor’s degree in electronics, telecommunications, or computer engineering, or an Honour’s degree in science in an appropriate field, or approved international equivalent. A minimum background in digital logic, computer architecture, mathematics at second year level and basic programming skills in

C or C++. If you do not strictly meet these requirements, you may be considered for admission following successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Electronic Engineering.

Career opportunities You will be able to work in the information technology and telecommunications industries, in areas such as design and development of new telecommunications systems, computer networks, distributed systems, signal processing, telecommunications, wireless systems, integrated circuit design, and hardware and software development.

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

CSE5CES C Programming for Engineers and Scientists

Core choice from year 5

Foundation subject

Semester 2

ELE5PRA Engineering Practice

Core choice from year 5

Foundation subject

Semester 1

Core specialist from year 4 or 5

Core specialist from year 4 or 5

Elective from year 4 or 5

Year

Elective from year 4 or 5

Course tables are 2013 examples only. For up-to-date information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/handbook For subject information, enter the subject codes above into our database, at: latrobe.edu.au/udb_public

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Electron microscope, Melbourne

Higher Degrees by Research in IT and engineering Over 100 students are currently undertaking research in the Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering. Fifteen national and international research centres and institutes are based within the faculty itself. Research specialisations §§ biomedical engineering §§ computer science §§ computer systems §§ electronic engineering §§ engineering §§ games technology §§ information systems §§ information technology §§ sustainable engineering §§ telecommunications engineering For more details on our research centres and institutes, visit: latrobe.edu.au/research/institutes

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Faculty-based Research Centres Centre for Technology Infusion (CTI) CTI has an international reputation for leading-edge research and development within the information and communication technology sector in the fields of micro and nano-technologies, wireless systems and sensors. The Centre is currently engaged in a number of high-profile research projects including Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) to improve level-crossing safety. Also, the Radio Frequency Identification, Track Trace and Find and energy sustainability projects.

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With the support of the Victorian government, CTI conducted the world’s largest trials for ITS in several urban and rural level crossings. CTI is also leading the way in energy sustainability with award-winning smart energy into Australia’s first ‘Zero Emission House’.

Find a research supervisor To identify and contact a prospective supervisor, follow the instructions on page 18, and then follow this link: latrobe.edu.au/scitecheng/research/ supervisors


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Student experimenting with technology

Master of Engineering Our research focus areas include: Communications Engineering Telecommunications systems, optical communications, signal and image processing.

Electronic Systems Engineering Biomedical, electronic design automation, semiconductor materials and devices. For more information on current research in engineering programs, contact the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at: latrobe.edu.au/sems

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may be considered in some instances.

Master of Science Areas of study include: biomedical engineering, computer science and computer engineering, electronics, electronic design automation, electronic systems engineering, optical communications, physics semiconductor materials and devices and signal and image processing.

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or an approved equivalent. A Master’s Preliminary, Postgraduate Diploma or Master’s by coursework with a significant research

component may be accepted in lieu of an Honours degree. If you have Honours at H2B level or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances.

Doctor of Philosophy Areas of study available include: agricultural sciences, behavioural science and psychology, biochemistry, botany, chemistry, civil engineering, computer science and computer engineering, electronic engineering, environmental management and ecology, genetics, information, mathematics, microbiology, pharmacy, physics, psychology, statistical science and zoology.

Academic entry requirements

Additional information

Australian Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. You must also provide evidence of substantial private research expertise.

Botany, computer science and statistical science are offered at the Melbourne Campus. Pharmacy is offered at the Bendigo Campus.

Professional recognition Depending on the specific studies you choose, accreditation with a relevant science professional association is possible.

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teacher registration Victoria, Australia

Prerequisites Undergraduate degree that offers appropriate sequences of required disciplinary studies (IELTS 7.5*)

Graduate Diploma in Education (Middle Years)

Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary)

Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)

Master of Teaching (P-12)

Shepparton Campus

Melbourne Campus See Group one Additional information

Melbourne and Bendigo Campuses

Albury-Wodonga Campus

See Group one Additional information

See Group one Additional information

See Group one Additional information

*An overall academic IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 with no individual score below 7 and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening.

The following coursework and higher degrees do not lead to teacher registration.

Group one additional information

Group two additional information

Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies

Professional recognition

Additional costs

This course satisfies the pre-service training requirements for employment in Victorian schools. Before applying, you are advised to seek confirmation that the course is recognised by education authorities where you intend to work.

You need to allow A$1500 – A$2000 to purchase suitable outdoor field equipment such as a sleeping bag and wet weather gear. These items may be purchased from any supplier; they remain your property. You are encouraged to bring any camping gear that you already have and to wait until you have commenced the course before buying any new gear.

Graduate Diploma in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Master of Applied Linguistics Master of Education Master of Educational Leadership and Management Master Outdoor and Environmental Education * See Group two Additional information

Master of Special Education Master of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Special requirements You’ll need to provide evidence of a National Police Check or similar Criminal Record Check from each country or countries in which you have lived for 12 months or more within the previous 10 years (after the age of 18 years) if you intend to apply for teacher registration in Australia. This police check must be presented to VIT (Victorian Institute of Teaching) when applying for teacher registration.

FIND out more Visit our website for more information about subjects on offer. latrobe.edu.au/education

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Additional information You’ll need to be aware of the physical components and location requirements of the course. If you have a disability, medical condition or any concerns that may affect your potential participation in some of the practical components of the course, you are invited to discuss your options with the course coordinator: E Outdoor.Education@latrobe.edu.au


Education, Outdoor and Environmental Studies Education was ranked in the top 100 universities in the world in the 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

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Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies If you’re a teacher with three years’ training or if education relates to your field of work, this course provides you with an opportunity to further your professional development in general educational studies. It is also a pathway to Master’s-level study (satisfying requirements for the first year). This course is not a professional entry course, it is a teacher development course for people involved in teaching at any level. It may either add a specialist qualification for teachers who are already registered or lead to further study opportunities in the broad field of education. The course comprises 120 credit points. Subjects are available in a variety of modes, including three-hour evening lectures, blocked all-day sessions during weekends or holiday periods and online delivery.

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree or an approved international equivalent.

Educational lecturer and student in training session

Career opportunities Graduate positions can include adult educator, nurse educator and other roles in education.

Students can study in a variety of modes

Student Hub, Melbourne Campus

Graduate Diploma in Education (Middle Years) If you’d like to teach in both primary and secondary schools with a special focus on the middle years (age 11 to 16), this course is suitable for you. If you have appropriate undergraduate sub-majors/majors, you are also eligible to teach final years in secondary schools (age 17 to 18). Content includes theoretical studies in teaching, learning and classroom management, plus teaching methodology studies in curriculum areas relevant to primary and lower-to-middle years of secondary schooling. The course focuses on specialist training in teaching and learning approaches for adolescents and disengaged youth. Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Primary Method is available as a non-core option at an additional cost.

There are three major study areas – approaches to teaching and learning, methodology and curriculum, and practical teaching – with a combination of online distance learning and five weeks of face-to-face intensive blockmode classes. You will have 45 days of supervised teaching practice in the first and second semesters and 20 days of engagement in a schoolbased middle years project in Semester 1. You can undertake these activities anywhere in Victoria, or in other states and territories.

Academic entry requirements A three-year discipline-based degree from an Australian university or an approved international equivalent.

Career opportunities Graduate positions include primary school teacher, middle years teacher, secondary teacher, education officer and student welfare officer.

Professional recognition The course is recognised by the Victorian Institute of Teaching. After graduating, you can work in Victoria, however you should check the requirements of accreditation authorities in the location where you intend to teach. See Group one on page 60 for further information.

Additional information This course is offered at the Shepparton Campus via flexible delivery.

Special requirements You must provide an original National Police Check, which is not more than a year old, from any jurisdiction you have resided in for at least 12 months (after the age of 18 years) in the past ten years. You must also apply for the Working With Children Check (WWC) upon course commencement. WWC applications are available through Australia Post offices. See Group one on page 60 for further information.

2013 Sample course structure

1

Year

duration 1 year

Semester 1

EDU4IMA Issues in Education A – Teaching and Learning

EDU4MLA Methods A – Curriculum in Focus

EDU4TPA Teaching Practicum A

EDU4SMP School-based Middle Years Project

Semester 2

EDU4IMB Issues in Education B – Teaching Middle Years

EDU4MLB Methods B – Integrating Curriculum

EDU4TPB Teaching Practicum B

EDU4COE Context of Education

Course tables are 2013 examples only. For up-to-date information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/handbook For subject information, enter the subject codes above into our database, at: latrobe.edu.au/udb_public

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Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary) If you’re seeking to gain an initial teaching qualification, this course is tailored to you. It covers all areas of the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS) in the primary school curriculum: English, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Humanities, Visual and Performing Arts, and Health and Physical Education. Languages Other Than English (LOTE) is also available as a non-core option, at an additional cost, for selected students with appropriate qualifications. The course comprises 120 credit points in three major areas: approaches to teaching and learning, methodology and curriculum and practical teaching. The course includes 60 days of supervised school experience – 45 days of teaching practice and at least 15 days of field experience in a range of educational contexts.

Academic entry requirements An approved Australian Bachelor’s degree or approved international equivalent. Mathematics to Year 11 is recommended. LOTE Teaching Method Third year tertiary advanced level of the language or native speaker fluency. If you’re applying with native speaker fluency, you must also pass a language equivalence test at a recognised university.

Career opportunities Graduate positions include primary school teacher, education officer and student welfare officer.

Student teacher undertaking placement at primary school

Professional recognition

Special requirements

The Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) has approved this course for teacher registration, which is a prerequisite for employment as a school teacher in Victoria.

You must provide an original National Police Check, which is not more than a year old, from any jurisdiction you have resided in for at least 12 months (after the age of 18 years) in the past ten years. You must also apply for the Working With Children Check (WWC) upon course commencement. WWC applications are available through Australia Post offices. See Group one on page 60 for further information.

However, you should check the requirements of accreditation authorities in the location where you intend to teach. See Group one on page 60 for further information.

2013 Sample course structure

1

Year

duration 1 year

Semester 1

EDU4PIA Issues in Primary Education A

EDU4PEN English for Primary Education

EDU4PMA Mathematics for Primary Education

Semester 2

EDU4PIB Issues in Primary Education B

EDU4PHC Arts, Health and PE

EDU4PHU Primary Humanities

EDU4PST Primary Science and Technology EDU4PLI Critical Literacy in Interdisciplinary Curriculum

Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) This is an accredited course that will provide you with preparation for teaching at the secondary level. You will complete a combination of theoretical and practical studies and select two teaching methods in specialist areas of the secondary curriculum (dependent on undergraduate majors/sub-majors). It comprises 120 credit points and is centred on three major areas: approaches to teaching and learning, methodology, and curriculum and practical teaching. It includes 45 days of supervised practical experience.

Academic entry requirements You must hold an approved Bachelor’s degree with major or sub-major relevant to two secondary school curriculum studies. The Languages Other Than English (LOTE) option requires a major study or statement of language equivalence.

Career opportunities Teaching in secondary schools or other educational settings.

Professional recognition The Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) has approved this course for teacher registration, which is a prerequisite for employment as a

school teacher in Victoria. However, you should check the requirements of accreditation authorities in the location where you intend to teach. See Group one on page 60 for further information.

Special requirements You must provide an original National Police Check, which is not more than a year old, from any jurisdiction you have resided in for at least 12 months (after the age of 18 years) in the past ten years. You must also apply for the Working With Children Check (WWC) upon course commencement. WWC applications are available through Australia Post offices. See Group one on page 60 for further information.

2013 Sample course structure

1

Year

duration 1 year

Semester 1

EDU4ULS Understanding Learning

EDU4PPS Professional Practice

Teaching Method 1

Teaching Method 2

Semester 2

EDU4CCS Changing Contexts

EDU4ITS Integrated Teaching

Teaching Method 1

Teaching Method 2

Course tables are 2013 examples only. For up-to-date information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/handbook For subject information, enter the subject codes above into our database, at: latrobe.edu.au/udb_public

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Graduate Diploma in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) If you’re wishing to upgrade your qualifications in teaching English to speakers of other languages, this advanced course is suitable for you. It covers a range of areas relating to TESOL, including the nature and structure of written and spoken English teaching methodology, and issues in bilingualism, materials design and curriculum and intercultural communication. The course has a total of 120 credit points. A Course Adviser will assist you with subject selection. Content includes an optional 22 day-supervised language teaching practice. Most TESOL employers in Australia, including schools, require you to have successfully completed a practicum requirement.

Academic entry requirements An Australian four-year teaching qualification or approved international equivalent. If you have a degree that does not meet this requirement, you may still be admitted to the course. In such cases, this course may provide a recognised TESOL qualification outside Australia, but it will not meet the requirements for registration as a teacher in government schools in Australia.

Career opportunities If you have appropriate pre-service teaching qualifications, you are qualified for employment in all TESOL sectors. Graduate roles may include English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, TESOL teachers and adult educator in ESL.

ESL teacher with students

Professional recognition The course is recognised by the Adult Multicultural Education Services (AMES) if completed with a teaching practicum

component, and by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) if preceded by a recognised general teaching qualification.

Master of Applied Linguistics This program will give you an increased focus on research across the concerns related to language in applied contexts. It is available by coursework, a combination of coursework and a minor thesis, or by research. Majors include Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Languages Other than English (LOTE) Teaching, and Intercultural Communication. This is a teacher development course and is appropriate if you’re teaching at any level. It will add a specialist qualification or lead to further study opportunities in the broad field of education or applied linguistics.

If you choose to take the full 240 credit-point program, you must take the Research Methods subject (30 credit points) and 150 credit points of applied linguistics subjects. The remaining 60 credit points can be taken as a minor thesis or from other education subjects.

Academic entry requirements A three or four-year Australian Bachelor’s degree, or approved international equivalent. If you have a four-year Bachelor of Education, an Honours degree or a relevant specialist Graduate Diploma from a recognised university or institution, you may be eligible for 60 credit points of Advanced Standing (credit).

Career opportunities You will be able to take responsibility for the planning, administration and delivery of language and literacy programs. Typical graduate roles include tutor, lecturer, ESL (English as a Second Language) language teacher and applied linguistics curriculum coordinator.

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

Applied Linguistics elective*

Applied Linguistics elective

Applied Linguistics elective

Applied Linguistics elective

Semester 2

Applied Linguistics elective

Applied Linguistics elective

Applied Linguistics elective

Applied Linguistics elective

Semester 1

EDU5RME Research Methods in Education

Applied Linguistics elective

Applied Linguistics elective

Semester 2

Education elective from years 4 or 5 (60 credit points)

or

Minor Thesis

*Electives range from 15 to 30 credit points. You need to complete 60 credit points per semester. Course tables are 2013 examples only. For up-to-date information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/handbook For subject information, enter the subject codes above into our database, at: latrobe.edu.au/udb_public

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EDUCATION, Outdoor and Environmental Studies List A ELECTIVES

Master of Education If you have a background in teaching and/ or educational administration, or if you have a professional interest in education, this course is designed for you. With flexible study and subject options, you can undertake professional development in your area of interest. Specialist areas of study include administration, leadership and management, health education, nurse education, language and literacy, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), applied linguistics, classroom management and discipline, counselling, organisational change and student advocacy and well-being. This is a teacher development course and is appropriate if you’re teaching at any level. If you are already a registered teacher, it will add a specialist qualification or lead to further study opportunities in the broad field of education. It is not a professional-entry program.

Academic entry requirements A three or four-year Australian Bachelor’s degree or approved international equivalent. If you have a four-year Bachelor of Education, an Honours degree or a relevant specialist Graduate Diploma from a recognised university or institution, you may be eligible for 60 credit points of Advanced Standing (credit).

Career opportunities Graduate positions can include adult educator, leading teacher and lecturer/tutor.

Additional information Completion of a minor thesis in this program provides eligibility for a direct pathway into Doctoral studies (EdD and PhD). If you complete the program by coursework, you may apply for the EdD but need to achieve a B grade average in the coursework component to be eligible for the Doctoral thesis.

This program may be completed either by coursework, a combination of coursework and a minor thesis or by research entirely.

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

Curriculum and Educational Studies Classroom Management and Student Responsibility (Summer) Science and Technology in Contemporary Society Teaching and Learning in a Virtual Environment Language and Literacy Education Bilingualism and Language Education Discourse Analysis: Spoken and Written Language in Use Intercultural Communication and Education Literacies, Life Stories and Community Learning (online) Sociolinguistics in Language Teaching Leadership / Management in Education Managing Organisational Change Student Welfare and Guidance Approaches to Pastoral Care Intercultural Communication and Education Person-centred Approach to Teaching, Counselling and Nursing Research Advanced Research Methods in Education Minor Thesis (60 credit points) Research Practicum

List B ELECTIVES Curriculum and Educational Studies Curriculum Design and Implementation Curriculum Development and Design Pedagogical Principles and Practice Using Multimedia for Learning Language and Literacy Education Second Language Acquisition Leadership / Management in Education International Education Policy and Management Leadership and Team Building Student Welfare and Guidance ‘At Risk’ Students: Critical Considerations Communication and Interpersonal Skills Research Minor Thesis Research Practicum

duration 2 years

Semester 1

List A elective

List A elective

List A elective

List A elective

Semester 2

List B elective

List B elective

List B elective

List B elective

Semester 1

EDU5RME Research Methods in Education

List A elective

List A elective

Semester 2

Choose subjects from List B (60 credit points)

or

Minor Thesis

Master of Educational Leadership and Management If you aspire to a leadership or management position in an educational organisation, this course will improve your knowledge and understanding by relating theory and best practices to your own contexts and situations, enabling you to develop the skills and competencies necessary to refine and improve your performance.

Academic entry requirements

List A ELECTIVES

A three or four-year Australian Bachelor’s degree or approved international equivalent. If you have a four-year Bachelor of Education, an Honours degree or a relevant specialist Graduate Diploma from a recognised university or institution, you may be eligible for 60 credit points of Advanced Standing (credit).

Curriculum and Educational Studies Curriculum Development and Design Intercultural Communication and Education Minor Thesis Teaching and Learning in a Virtual Environment

You will take four core subjects (90 credit points) and 150 credit points of education elective subjects. A 60 credit point minor thesis may be taken.

Career opportunities Graduate positions can include leading teacher, educational management consultant, policy and planning officer, education officer, school principal or viceprincipal and lecturer or tutor.

List B ELECTIVES Curriculum and Educational Studies ‘At Risk’ Students: Critical Considerations Communication and Interpersonal Skills Gender and Education Minor Thesis Pedagogical Principles and Practice

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

EDU5LTB Leadership and Team Building

EDU5MOC Managing Organisational Change

List A elective

Semester 2

EDU5IEP International Education Policy and Management

List B elective

List B elective

Semester 1

EDU5RME Research Methods in Education

List A elective

List A elective

Semester 2

Four List B electives 

or

List A elective

Minor Thesis

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Master of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) This course leads to an advanced qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. If you are seeking to undertake applied research relevant to your professional responsibilities and interests in the area of TESOL and applied linguistics, it is also useful. If you are taking the full 240 credit-point program, you must take Research Methods and 150 credit points of applied linguistics/ TESOL subjects. The remaining 60 credit points can be taken as a minor thesis or from other education subjects.

Academic entry requirements A three or four-year Australian Bachelor’s degree, or approved international equivalent. If you have a four-year Bachelor of Education, an Honours degree or a relevant specialist Graduate Diploma from a recognised university or institution, you may be eligible for 60 credit points of Advanced Standing (credit).

Career opportunities Graduate positions include university lecturer or tutor, ESL teacher, TESOL teacher or English language teacher.

Agora, Melbourne Campus

2014 Electives

2015 Electives

Introduction to Language Teaching Understanding English for Teaching Second Language Literacies Discourse Analysis: Spoken and Written Language in Use Bilingualism and Language Education Designing Language Learning Experiences

Introduction to Language Teaching Understanding English for Teaching Second language Literacies Discourse Analysis: Spoken and Written Language in Use Bilingualism and Language Education Designing Language Learning Experiences

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

2014 elective*

2014 elective

2014 elective

2014 elective

Semester 2

2014 elective

2014 elective

2014 elective

2014 elective

Semester 1

EDU5RME Research Methods in Education

2015 elective

2015 elective

Semester 2

Select four 2015 electives

or

Minor Thesis

*Electives range from 15 to 30 credit points. This is subject to change in 2014.

Master of Special Education This course is designed to equip you with knowledge and skills in all areas of special education, ranging from students at risk, to family and school relationships, communication systems and emerging technologies to intervention programs. It promotes both the inclusion and traditional concepts for educating students with special needs. The course is available in intensive or blended learning modes. You can elect any appropriate mode that is consistent with your visa requirements.

Academic entry requirements

Professional recognition

An approved Australian four-year Bachelor of Education, an Honours degree, an approved four year teaching qualification or a specialised Graduate Diploma, or approved international equivalent.

The qualification is endorsed by the Victorian Institute of Teaching when combined with an approved teaching qualification.

Career opportunities Graduate positions may include work as a teacher in a special education setting, in health institutions, and/or with children with special needs.

2013 Sample course structure

1

Year

duration 1 year

Semester 1

EDU5CIE Contentions in Inclusive Education

List A elective*

List A elective

List A elective

Semester 2

List B elective

List B elective

List B elective

List B elective

*Electives range from 15 to 30 credit points. This is subject to change in 2014.

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Master of Teaching (P-12) This course will prepare you to teach in primary and secondary schools in all states and territories in Australia. The program includes detailed consideration of state and national core curriculum theory, teaching methodologies and classroom management. You will undertake 60 days of supervised practice in primary and secondary schools and at least ten days of supervised fieldwork in a range of educational contexts. In the final semester, you will undertake a professional placement in a school and complete an action research project. The course is taught through a blended learning approach, combining 21 days of on-campus study in four short blocks spread over the year, guided online teaching and learning activities and in-school teaching practice placements.

Academic entry requirements An approved undergraduate Bachelor’s degree, preferably one that meets the prerequisites for two specialist areas, as described in the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) Specialist Area guidelines, available at: vit.vic.edu.au If you have discipline studies in only one secondary school curriculum area, you are also eligible to apply.

Career opportunities Once you have graduated, you may work as a primary or secondary teacher, lecturer/tutor, education officer and in student welfare.

states and territories in Australia. You should check the requirements of accreditation authorities in the location where you intend to teach. See Group one on page 60 for further information.

Special requirements You must provide an original National Police Check, which is not more than a year old, from any jurisdiction you have resided in for at least 12 months (after the age of 18 years) in the past ten years. You must also apply for the Working With Children Check (WWC) upon course commencement. WWC applications are available through Australia Post offices. See Group one on page 60 for further information.

Professional recognition It provides a recognised teaching qualification for registration with the VIT and in other

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

duration 2 years

Block 1

EDU5LPP Learning and Professional Practice

EDU5MTL Methods of Teaching (Later Years)

EDU4CSD Classroom Management & Student Responsibility

EDU5TEA Teaching Practice A

Block 2

EDU5MTM Methods of Teaching (Middle Years)

EDU5ISA Issues in Education A (P12)

EDU5LDP Learning Differences and Pedagogy

EDU5TEB Teaching Practice B

Block 3

EDU5MTE Methods of Teaching (Early Years)

EDU5TAR Teacher as Researcher

EDU5ISB Issues in Education B (P12)

EDU5TEC Teaching Practice C

Semester 1

EDU5BEG The Beginning Teacher

Year

EDU5TRP Graduate Teacher Research Project

Master of Outdoor and Environmental Education If you’re a professional in outdoor and environmental education or related fields, this advanced program is for you. It takes an international perspective, and considers outdoor and environmental education in regional contexts. You will be encouraged to take some subjects with partner institutions overseas for elective credit. This course comprises 240 credit points of Outdoor and Environmental Education subjects.

Academic entry requirements You must have an Australian Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances.

Career opportunities Graduate positions include education officer, environmental interpreter, environmental officer, outdoor education professional, tour guide, tour operator or tourism planning officer.

Additional costs You may need to purchase fieldwork clothing and equipment worth up to A$1500. Any items purchased remain your property. See Group two on page 60 for further information.

Additional information See Group two on page 60.

Students at Mt Kosciuszko National Park

Course tables are 2013 examples only. For up-to-date information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/handbook For subject information, enter the subject codes above into our database, at: latrobe.edu.au/udb_public

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Student Hub, Melbourne Campus

Higher Degrees by Research in the FACULTY OF EDUCATION, OUTDOOR AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES We currently have 149 graduates undertaking research studies. If you undertake research in the Faculty of Education, Outdoor and Environmental Studies at La Trobe University, you become part of an international team of academics and postgraduate students working in partnership across a wide range of innovative research activities.

Research specialisations

Find a research supervisor

§§ applied linguistics and tesol §§ curriculum and pedagogy §§ educational leadership and management §§ educational studies §§ e-learning pedagogies, ICTs, new literacies §§ history of education §§ mathematics and science education §§ outdoor and environmental education §§ special education. See our up-to-date list of specialist degrees: latrobe.edu.au/education/research/ specialist-degrees

One of the first steps in becoming a research student is to find out whether there is a potential supervisor in the Faculty of Education, Outdoor and Environmental Studies who is an expert in your field of interest. Follow the instructions on page 18 of this guide and then use the ‘Find a supervisor’ link below to locate a supervisor who will fit with your area of research: latrobe.edu.au/education/research/ supervisors You can also send us an email. Melbourne and Albury-Wodonga Campuses: E Education@latrobe.edu.au Bendigo Campus: E BendigoEducation@latrobe.edu.au

Master of Applied Linguistics This course will give you an increased focus on research across a range of topics related to language in applied contexts. The program is available by coursework only, a combination of coursework and a minor thesis, or by research only. Majors offered include: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), LOTE teaching, Intercultural Communication,

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Literacy Education and Second Language Acquisition. You can undertake applied research relevant to your professional responsibilities and interests.

If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may be considered in some instances.

Academic entry requirements

University lecturer/tutor or professional researcher in the area of applied linguistics.

You must have an Australian Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent.

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Career opportunities


EDUCATION, Outdoor and Environmental Studies

Master of Education If you have a background in teaching or educational administration, or have a professional interest in education, this course has been designed for you. This program is available by a combination of coursework and a minor thesis, or by thesis only. Areas of research expertise include: adult learning, applied linguistics, cross-cultural

communication, innovative curriculum and effective classrooms, e-learning pedagogies, leadership and management, international education and globalisation, science and mathematics education, policy research and evaluation, teacher education, special education, student advocacy and wellbeing, further, technical and higher education.

Academic entry requirements You must have an Australian Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances.

Master of Outdoor and Environmental Education If you’re a professional in outdoor and environmental education or related fields, this program is for you. It is available by a combination of coursework and a minor thesis, or by thesis only. Research areas include: environmental interpretation, human and nature relationships for sustainability, sustainability education, land use history and management, recreation impact, sustainable tourism, ecological literacy and sustainability

in schools, outdoor environmental education curriculum and practice, international representations of outdoor education, safety management, experiential facilitation, professionalism in outdoor education and outdoor leadership.

Academic entry requirements You must have an Australian Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent.

If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances.

Additional costs Some additional costs may apply for fieldwork clothing and equipment, up to A$1500. Any items purchased remain your property.

Additional information See Group two on page 60.

Doctor of Education (Professional Doctorate) If you are primarily interested in advanced professional studies focused on reflection, evaluation and development of educational practice, this course is for you. It comprises two years of coursework followed by supervised research culminating in a thesis of approximately 50 000 words. Coursework comprises two year-long subjects that enable advanced level study of professional issues; each requires a 15 000-word essay.

Areas of research expertise include: applied linguistics and language education, cross-cultural communication, innovative curriculum and effective classrooms, e-learning pedagogies, leadership and management, international education and globalisation, science and mathematics education, policy research and evaluation, teacher education, special education, student advocacy and wellbeing and further, technical and higher education.

Academic entry requirements You must have an Australian Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent, plus at least three years of relevant professional experience. You are also required to provide evidence of research expertise.

Career opportunities This course leads to work as a leading teacher, university lecturer/tutor, education researcher, principal or professional educator.

Doctor of Philosophy (Education) If you have strong theoretical and research interests and a primary commitment to scholarship, teaching and professional training, this doctorate is intended for you. The PhD requires supervised research culminating in a thesis of 80 000 to 100 000 words. Areas of research expertise include: applied linguistics and language education, crosscultural communication, innovative

curriculum and effective classrooms, e-learning pedagogies, leadership and management, international education and globalisation, science and mathematics education, policy research and evaluation, teacher education, special education, student advocacy and wellbeing, and further, technical and higher education.

Academic entry requirements You must have an Australian Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. You must also provide evidence of substantial prior research expertise.

Career opportunities This course can lead to employment as an education researcher or university lecturer.

Doctor of Philosophy (Outdoor and Environmental Education ) If you have strong theoretical and research interests in the area of outdoor education and environment, this doctorate is intended for you. The PhD is undertaken by supervised research culminating in a thesis of approximately 80 000 to 100 000 words. Areas of research include: understanding and shaping human experience of region

and place, outdoor environmental education, and professional issues in outdoor education and nature guiding.

or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. You must also provide evidence of substantial prior research expertise.

Academic entry requirements

Career opportunities

You must have an Australian Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1

After completion, you could find work as a researcher or professional in the area of outdoor and environmental education.

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HEALTH SCIENCES

PATHWAYS ETC Immunisations

F irst Aid Level II Certificate

Accommodation and Travel costs

3

4

5

Working With Children Check

Additional costs specific to course

2

6

1

COURSE

 ational Police N Certificate

HEALTH SCIENCE COURSES - REQUIREMENTS FOR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE PLACEMENTS

Initial Registration for Overseas Nurses

a

a

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research Methodology

a

a

Master of Art Therapy

a

a

Master of Counselling and Master of Counselling Psychology

a

a

Master of Health Information Management

a

a

a

a

A$400 for Health Classification/Clinical Coding books

Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics

a

a

a

a

Approximately A$600 for a toolkit, A$55 for a clinical shirt and A$10 name tag and A$200 for a student manual

Master of Dietetic Practice

a

a

a

a

Approximately A$120 for a kitchen chemistry and safety kit, A$10 name badge, A$15 laboratory coat, A$15-30 anthropometry kit

Master of Occupational Therapy Practice

a

a

a

a

Approximately A$60 for a clinical shirt and name tag

Master of Orthoptics

a

a

a

a

Approximately A$600 for an ophthalmoscope or a retinoscope plus other equipment at approximately A$150

Master of Physiotherapy Practice

a

a

a

a

A$100 per year for Practical book, A$40 for a clinical shirt and A$15 name tag, A$120 for stethoscope, A$45 for cardiorespiratory medical equipment and A$20 for a goniometer

Materials totalling approximately A$80

a

Master of Speech Pathology

a

a

a

a

Master of Social Work

a

a

a

a

Initial Registration for Overseas Nurses (IRON Program)* Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research Methodology Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research Methodology (Social Work) Master of Advanced Occupational Therapy Master of Art Therapy Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Administration Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics Master of Counselling Master of Counselling Psychology Master of Dietetic Practice Master of Health Administration Master of Health Information Management Master of Health Sciences Master of Occupational Therapy Practice Master of Orthoptics Master of Physiotherapy Practice Master of Public Health Master of Public Health and Master of International Development Master of Public Health and Master of Health Administration Master of Social Work Master of Speech Pathology *Non-award course

Higher degrees by research A$100 for course readings

1. A$15.50 2013 fee, indicative only. 2. No cost. 3. Bring proof of prior immunisations - cost in Australia approximately A$20-400 depending on previous immunisations. 4. Approximately A$160 and not conducted by the University. 5. Accommodation and travel costs for clinical placement are the responsibility of the student and will vary depending on location. 6. Students can purchase uniforms, books and equipment from any supplier and they remain the students’ personal property. (Generally, the clinical shirt and name badge should be purchased by the La Trobe Supplier). Costs are based on 2013 fees and are indicative only.

FIND out more Visit our website for more information about subjects on offer: latrobe.edu.au/health

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Master of Applied Science Master of Arts Master of Social Work (Research) Doctor of Clinical Science (Clinical Vision Sciences) Doctor of Clinical Science (Counselling and Psychotherapy) Doctor of Clinical Science – Occupational Therapy Doctor of Clinical Science – Prosthetics and Orthotics Doctor of Philosophy Doctor of Physiotherapy (Professional Doctorate) Doctor of Public Health (Professional Doctorate) Doctor of Social Work (Professional Doctorate)


HEALTH SCIENCES Our research centres are regularly awarded for high-quality research and development. We have also received strong success in ERA rankings in the fields of nursing and midwifery, human movement and sports science.

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HEALTH SCIENCES

Initial Registration for Overseas Nurses (IRON Program) Suitably qualified, internationally-registered nurses with approval from the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA), are eligible to undertake this 13 week, non-award program. Successful completion of the program will lead to registration as a Registered Nurse in Australia and allow you to work as a nurse in Australia.

“I’m studying at the Melbourne Campus and it’s great! The program here is held to the highest international standard and I’m hoping to go to Cambodia to do prosthetics and orthotics work for a few weeks next year.” Steven Means (USA) Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics

It consists of twelve modules and addresses contemporary thinking and research about current best practice and evidence based health care and nursing practice. It also focuses on health care in the Australian context, interpersonal communication and teamwork with patients, other nurses and interdisciplinary health care staff. It provides you with nursing knowledge and skills required for the provision of person-centred care and health outcomes, information on roles and responsibilities expected of a Division 1 Registered Nurse in Victoria inclusive of areas around patient care, interdisciplinary practice and risk management. La Trobe University has agreements with a number of regional clinical venues for high-acuity clinical placements. The primary venues for clinical placements are Bendigo Health and St John of God Hospital, both located in Bendigo. Some clinical placements may be located outside Bendigo.

The clinical component of the course consists of five, eight-hour shifts per week for the duration of the clinical period, to a maximum of 400 hours.

Academic entry requirements You must provide evidence that you have current registration as a registered nurse in a country other than Australia, a letter (valid for the duration of the program) from the Australian Health Professionals Regulation Agency (AHPRA) stating that you will be eligible for registration as a registered nurse in Australia upon satisfactory completion of an ANMC-accredited Bridging Program, and meet the registration standard for English Language proficiency (an IELTS of 7 overall with no band lower than 7 or Pass the OET with a minimum B grade in all bands achieved at the one sitting).

Career opportunities On completion of the program, you will be qualified to work as a nurse in any state of Australia and in diverse practice settings.

Professional recognition Successful completion of this course leads to registration as a registered nurse with AHPRA/NMBA.

Nursing students undertaking clinical placements

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HEALTH SCIENCES

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research Methodology If you’re a graduate without substantial previous research experience, this course will give you the necessary preparation for higher degree studies. It is expected that you will proceed to a higher degree by research, provided you meet minimum average grade requirements. The course also aims to facilitate professional advancement and progression to further postgraduate coursework studies after full or partial completion.

It encompasses studies to suit your background and proposed field of study, and includes a literature review, research methods and a research project. You can choose from seven different streams: human biosciences, podiatry, prosthetics and orthotics, human communication sciences, orthoptics and public health.

Academic entry requirements A relevant Australian Bachelor’s degree or approved international equivalent in health sciences or a related area.

Entry requirements also vary based on the chosen major – contact the Faculty of Health Sciences for more information.

Career opportunities This qualification assists you with progression to postgraduate and higher degree studies.

Additional information If you’re undertaking the public health major, you will attend classes at the Franklin Street Campus.

2013 Sample course structure

duration 1 year

Human Communication Sciences Stream Readings in Communication Year Disorders or approved Semester 1

1

equivalent subject

Semester 2

Health Data for Decision Making – Skills Enhancement

Literature Evaluation A

Research Thesis

Literature Evaluation B

Research Thesis

Human Biosciences / Podiatry / Prosthetics and Orthotics Stream Year

1 1

Semester 1

Research Project

Literature Review

Health Data for Decision Making

Discipline-specific subjects in consultation with the coordinator

Research Thesis / Project

Specialist Clinic Practice

Research Methods in Health

Readings in Orthoptics

Orthoptics Stream Year Semester 1

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Research Methodology (Social Work) If you do not have substantial previous research experience, this course aims to provide the necessary preparation for higher degree studies. The course is designed to suit your background and proposed field of research. Content comprises 120 credit points including at least 15 credit points of research methods subjects, at least 15 credit points of discipline-specific subjects and a research project of at least 10 000 words. You can choose subjects from a range of fourth-year offerings. One subject can be a literature review or reading subject related to the proposed research topic. If you have an appropriate background, you may apply for Advanced Standing (credit) for all or part of the research methods and discipline-specific subjects.

Academic entry requirements A relevant Australian Bachelor’s degree or approved international equivalent. In certain circumstances consideration will be given to clinical or academic experience relevant to the intended field of study and if you have demonstrated the potential to undertake research. In these cases, your professional references, clinical and/or academic experience, publications and/or presentations and academic record are taken into account.

Career opportunities You can progress to higher degree studies in the field of social work.

Additional information Applications for this course close at the end of 2013.

2013 Sample course structure

1

Year

Social work studies

Semester 1

SWP4SPR Social Work and Social Policy Readings A

Semester 2

SWP4THC Social Work Thesis C

duration 1 YEAR SWP4STR Social Work Theory Readings: Theory and Practice

SWP4THP Social Work Thesis Preparation

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Master of Advanced Occupational Therapy If you have a qualification in occupational therapy, this course gives you an opportunity to further your knowledge and skills and to become an expert practitioner and leader in your field. You can specialise in specific practice areas to deepen your understanding of human occupation and the theoretical frameworks used in occupational therapy. You will critically examine the evidence base underpinning occupational therapy practices. You can choose from two study options: coursework only (Mode 1 off-shore), or 50 per cent coursework and a 20 000-word thesis (Mode 2). Coursework subjects taught on campus may be scheduled in short blocks or regular classes through the semester. Coursework subjects taught through distance education typically involve the use of a distance education learning package and online modes of learning and require access to a computer and the internet. You can only study up to 25 per cent of your course requirement via distance education or online.

Academic entry requirements All applicants are required to hold at least a three-year qualifying degree or Diploma in occupational therapy from a World Federation of Occupational Therapists’ approved program. Evidence of two to three years of professional practice experience in a relevant field of occupational therapy is preferred. The admission requirements differ for the two modes of enrolment. By online coursework (Mode 1 off-shore): Either a three-year World Federation of Occupational Therapists’ approved qualification with a B average (70 per cent or above) and a minimum of two years’ professional practice experience as an occupational therapist with evidence of continuing professional development. Or a four-year Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or equivalent graduate entry Master’s degree from a World Federation of Occupational Therapists’ approved program, with a B average (70 per cent or above) and at least one year of professional practice experience post-qualification with evidence of continuing professional development.

Master of Advanced Occupational Therapy postgraduate students

On completion of 60 credit points of study with a B average (70 per cent or above), you will be eligible to progress into second year and undertake a further 60 credit points of study towards the Master of Advanced Occupational Therapy. If you satisfactorily complete 60 credit points of study, you will be eligible to graduate with a Postgraduate Certificate in Occupational Therapy. By coursework and thesis (Mode 2): A four-year Bachelor of Occupational Therapy or equivalent from a World Federation of Occupational Therapists’ approved program, with Honours (H2A/75 per cent and over) or a relevant Postgraduate Diploma (H2A/75 per cent and over) and evidence of research ability. Evidence of two to three years of professional practice experience in a relevant field of occupational therapy is preferred. Prior to applying, you should contact the Course Coordinator about potential research topics.

Career opportunities This program supports career advancement, as well as the maintenance and ongoing development of professional knowledge, skills and practice standards. Additionally, postgraduate qualifications in occupational therapy are essential to the development of academic careers in the discipline.

Additional information The program also aims to enable you to meet the eligibility requirements for entry into the Doctor of Clinical Science and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs, depending on academic performance. Note: Mode 1 off-shore is only available to you as a distance education program.

Modes in master of advanced occupational therapy Mode

Coursework

Thesis

Thesis length

Credit points

Total credit points

Duration of course

Online (off-shore)

100 per cent

N/A

N/A

120 credit points (100 per cent coursework)

120 credit points

2-4 years

Melbourne Campus

50 per cent

50 per cent

20 000 words

60 credit points (coursework) 60 credit points (thesis)

120 credit points

1 year full-time

For more information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/occupational-therapy/postgraduate

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Master of Art Therapy This specialised program provides you with training in the practice of art therapy, which combines art and psychotherapy within a clinical setting or therapeutic environment. Art therapy is used for treatment and healing and for the prevention of developmental, emotional, psychological or physical issues, problems or disorders. The course is based on coursework undertaken at the University, including three semesters of supervised art therapy placements totalling 750 hours. You will submit and present a Master’s level final project at the Final Project Symposium in December.

Academic entry requirements An undergraduate degree in a relevant field such as in fine arts, graphic design, art education, psychology, counselling, social work, occupational therapy or nursing. At least one year of art therapy, counselling, and/or community work experience (paid or voluntary). A written application, submission of a portfolio demonstrating your skills with a range of visual art media and a personal interview may also be required.

Career opportunities You will be able to work as a qualified art therapist in clinical settings including hospitals, community health programs, rehabilitation services, education and psychiatric settings, in aged care, palliative and forensic centres, with people experiencing substance abuse, eating disorders, rehabilitation, and numerous other health care needs.

Professional recognition The course meets the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) guidelines and satisfies the professional accreditation requirements of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

Master of Art Therapy class

The course also meets the requirements for registration as an art therapist with the Australian and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association (ANZATA).

Special requirements

Additional information

You must also complete a Supplementary Application Form available from: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/how-to/ supplementary-admissions-forms

Applications for this course close at the end of October.

This course has a clinical component. For more information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/health/study/placements

art therapy combines art and psychotherapy within a clinical setting or therapeutic environment. Art therapy is used for treatment and healing and for the prevention of developmental, emotional, psychological or physical issues, problems or disorders. 2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

PHE4FAA Foundations of Art Therapy A

PHE4ASA Art Therapy Counselling Skills

PHE4ATC Art Therapy with Children

PHE4ATA Art Therapy with Adults

Semester 2

PHE5CRP Culturally Responsive Practice

PHE5ATL Art Therapy Literature Seminar

PHE4ACA Art Therapy Clinical Placement A

PHE4PSA Professional Practice and Supervision A

Semester 1

PHE4FAB Foundations of Art Therapy B

PHE5ASB Group Art Therapy

PHE5ACB Art Therapy Clinical Placement B

PHE5PSB Professional Practice and Supervision B

Semester 2

PHE5CMH Counselling for Mental Health

PHE5ACC Art Therapy Clinical Placement C

PHE5PSC Professional Practice and Supervision C

PHE5AFP Art Therapy Final Project

For more course information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/art-therapy/postgraduate

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Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Administration If you’re a professional in health services and want to expand your career into senior management roles, this course is designed for you. It also provides an entry into the health sector if you are a manager working in a non-healthcare setting. You will enrol in nine subjects for both the Master of Health Administration (MHA) and the Master of Business Administration (MBA). The structure covers essential content while allowing flexibility for you to pursue personal and professional interests. In the MBA, Boardroom Simulation occurs in your last semester. You will complete an e-portfolio at the end of each semester (equivalent to eight hours).

Academic entry requirements You must have a minimum three year undergraduate degree in a business or health field and have a minimum three years of relevant management experience in the health sector. Applicants are also required to submit a one-page statement of their reasons for applying, with two supporting references.

Career opportunities Senior management roles in both public and private sector organisations in healthcare.

Professional recognition The MHA is accredited by the Australian College of Health Service Executives and the Royal Australian College of Medical Administrators. The MBA is an internationally recognised professional qualification in business. It is the first MBA in Australia to have been awarded the prestigious EPAS accreditation by the European Foundation for Management Development.

Additional information This course is held at the City Campus and Franklin Street Campus. Applications for this course close at the end of 2013.

Special requirements

You will learn the skills to grow in your career

The structure covers essential content while allowing flexibility for you to pursue personal and professional interests. In the MBA, Boardroom Simulation occurs in your last semester.

You must also complete a Supplementary Application Form available from: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/how-to/ supplementary-admissions-forms

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 3 Year

YeaR

duration 2.5 years

Semester 1

BUA5PSD Personal and Professional Skills Development

PHE5AHS The Australian Health System

PHE5HRM Human Resource Management 

BUA5VED Values, Ethics and Diversity in Organisations

Semester 2

PHE5HSR Health Service Resource Management

BUA5FMA Financial and Management Accounting

BUA5MGT Management Fundamentals

PHE5PDE Program Development and Evaluation

Semester 1

PHE5ALS Action Learning Study

Business in Society

Marketing

Elective

Semester 2

PHE5ALS Action Learning Study

PHE5HCQ Health Care Quality

BUA5BAM Business Analysis and Modelling

Semester 1

BUA5RL Responsible Leadership

Elective

Boardroom Simulation

Year

For more course information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/public-health/postgraduate *Students can do this subject or the Human Resource Management subject) Course tables are 2013 examples only. For up-to-date information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/handbook For subject information, enter the subject codes above into our database, at: latrobe.edu.au/udb_public

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Master of Clinical Prosthetics and Orthotics Prosthetics and orthotics is the clinical discipline related to the provision of prostheses (artificial limbs) to people with amputations, and orthoses (supportive devices) to people with musculoskeletal weakness or neurological disorders. You will acquire theoretical knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and prosthetic and orthotic prescription, design and fabrication. This knowledge will be enhanced by strong practical skills in research methodology, clinical assessment and the application of prosthetic and orthotic techniques. In first year, you will develop skills in foot and ankle orthotics, upper-limb orthotics, transtibial prosthetics, upperlimb prosthetics and clinically applied research. This is followed by 12 months of clinical theory and practice, with a focus on trans-femoral prosthetics and above-knee orthotics, while primarily located in a clinical environment. Clinical practice and theory may be held outside official University semester dates.

Academic entry requirements You must have a relevant Bachelor’s degree equivalent to an Australian Bachelor’s degree, completed in the past five years (or subsequent postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience) with a minimum grade average of 70 per cent. Essential prerequisite subjects include subjects in anatomy and physiology covering regional musculoskeletal anatomy. Desirable prerequisite subjects include studies in biomechanics, clinical assessment, psychology, pathology, materials technology, evidence based practice, research methods or statistics, human movement.

Career opportunities The prosthetist/orthotist consults with other healthcare professionals as a member of a clinical team, in examining patients, advising on the types and effectiveness of prosthetic and orthotic devices, pre-surgical planning and the evaluation of the end result of prosthetic/orthotic treatment. Once you graduate, you will have a range of career opportunities in major hospitals and private commercial companies.

Student Amy-Beth Seeley

Good employment opportunities are generally available both within Australia and overseas, in developed and developing countries.

Additional information Applicants with no background in prosthetics and orthotics may be required to undertake a bridging course (A$900).

Professional recognition After you graduate, you will be eligible for membership to the Australian Orthotic and Prosthetic Association.

Special requirements This course has a clinical component. For further information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/health/study/placements.

Prosthetics student

You must also complete the Supplementary Application Form available from: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/how-to/ supplementary-admissions-forms.

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

POR4FAA Applied Foot and Ankle Orthotics

POR4FAE Foot and Ankle-Foot Orthotics Evidence

POR4ULO Upper Limb Orthotics

POR4CAR Clinically Applied Research in Prosthetics and Orthotics

Semester 2

POR5TTA Applied Transtibial Prosthetics

POR5TTE Transtibial Prosthetics Evidence

POR5ULP Upper Limb Orthotics

POR5SAT Seminars in Advanced Topics

Semester 1 or 2

POR5TFA Applied Transfemoral Prosthetics

Semester 2

POR5NAT Negotiated Learning in Advanced Topics

POR5TFE Transfemoral Prosthetics Evidence

POR5KHA Applied Knee-AnkleFoot and Hip Orthotics

POR5CEC Clinical Education in Prosthetics and Orthotics

POR5KHE Knee-Ankle-Foot and Hip Orthotics Evidence

POR5CEC Clinical Education in Prosthetics and Orthotics

POR5CEB Clinical Education in Prosthetics and Orthotics B

For more course information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/prosthetics-and-orthotics/postgraduate

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Master of Counselling This course is an advanced professional qualification in counselling. It offers you the chance to collaborate with clients to assess and prevent ongoing issues. The course has a humanistic and experiential approach, but includes practical and theoretical introductions to a wide range of psychotherapeutic orientations. During the first year of study, you will undertake six core subjects covering counselling theory and practice, ethical and professional practice, research-based approaches to counselling, assessment processes and group processes in counselling. In the second year, you will undertake a further six coursework subjects plus a counselling placement in each semester.

Academic entry requirements You should have an undergraduate degree and some professional counselling experience. If you have other professional qualifications or can demonstrate appropriate academic skills, you may also be considered. You are required to submit a CV, statement of purpose and two written references.

Career opportunities You will be qualified to practise as a professional counsellor.

Professional recognition The course meets the Psychotherapy Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) registration requirements.

Counselling practice session

Additional information Subjects in the first year of the program are held at the Melbourne Campus and subjects in the second year are held at the Franklin Street Campus.

Special requirements This course has a clinical component. For further information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/health/study/placements

Student discussions

2013 Sample course structure

1

Year

2 Year

Taking notes in lecture

duration 2 years

Semester 1

PHE4CTA Counselling Theory and Practice A

PHE4EPP Ethical and Professional Practice

PHE4GRP Group Processes

Semester 2

PHE4CTB Counselling Theory and Practice B

PHE4RBA Research-Based Approaches to Counselling Practice

PHE4APC Assessment Processes in Counselling

Semester 1

PHE5CHC Contemporary Humanistic Counselling

PHE5CCC Case Conceptualisation

PHE5ASA Advanced Counselling Skills and Reflection A

Semester 1 or 2

PHE5CPA Counselling Placement A

PHE5CPB Counselling Placement B

Semester 2

PHE5AEP Advanced Ethical and Professional Practice

PHE5CMH Counselling for Mental Health

PHE35ASB Advanced Counselling Skills and Reflection B

For more course information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/counselling/postgraduate

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Master of Counselling Psychology You will be trained to work competently with clients across their lifespan (in group and individual settings), engage in high levels of reflection in relation to professional practice and make productive use of clinical supervision. You will gain general knowledge of pharmacological treatment relevant to psychological disorders. The course encompasses interpersonal processes, core conflictual schema, psychodynamic systems, communication and developmental perspectives of psychological distress and disorder and its treatment and resolution. For more information visit our study page at: latrobe.edu.au/courses/counsellingpsychology/postgraduate The course comprises lectures and seminars/ practicums (37.5 per cent), practical internships (25 per cent), and a research project (37.5 per cent). The early stages of the program develop competencies in interviewing, test administration, psychological therapy, ethical practice and research. The initial emphasis is on patientfocused practice and the importance of engaging with clients to explore their internal frame of reference. Subsequently, the emphasis shifts to effective therapeutic collaboration in problem formulation and goal-setting, within the context of the development of a strong working alliance with the client. You are expected to undertake at least 120 days of supervised internship in at least three suitable agencies. This must include at least 240 hours of supervised client contact.

Academic entry requirements You must have satisfactorily completed an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)-approved fourth year in psychology at an Australian university at an A or near A grade average, or approved international equivalent as ratified by the Australian Psychological Society (APS). We advise you to seek ratification of your qualifications with the APS at least six months before the course application deadline at the end of October 2013. You will be ranked on the basis of documented evidence of past academic and professional performance.

La Trobe University student during class

Experience in counselling is given consideration in the selection process. In addition, professional references, work experience and the likelihood of you fulfilling the personal and professional requirements of the program are also taken into consideration.

Career opportunities You are likely to work in positions such as a community health practitioner, counsellor, human resources (HR) professional, personnel consultant, psychologist and academic.

Additional information Applications for this course close at the end of October 2013.

Special requirements This course has a clinical component. For more information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/health/study/placements You must also complete a Supplementary Application Form available from: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/how-to/ supplementary-admissions-forms

Professional recognition You are eligible for associate membership of the College of Counselling Psychologists and of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

PSY5MSA Individual Counselling Psychology A or PSY5MSB Individual Counselling Psychology B

PSY5MAA Psychological Assessment A

PSYS5MRA Research Seminar A

Semester 2

PSY5MCG* Group Counselling or PSY5MMC† Mediating Family Conflict

PSY5MAB Psychological Assessment B or PSY5MCF Child and Family Psychology

PSY5MIA Counselling Psychology Internship A

PSY5MRB Research Seminar B

Semester 1

PSY5MIB Counselling Psychology Internship B

PSY5MIC Counselling Psychology Internship C

PSY5MRC Research Seminar C

PSY5MSB* Individual Counselling B or PSY5MSA† Individual Counselling Psychology A

Semester 2

PSY5MMC Mediating Family Conflict or PSY5MGC Group Counselling

PSY5MCF Child and Family Psychology or PSY5MAB Psychological Assessment B

PSY5MID Counselling Psychology Internship D

PSY5MRD Research Seminar D

* Subjects run in even calendar years. † Subjects run in odd calendar years. For more course information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/counselling-psychology/postgraduate Course tables are 2013 examples only. For up-to-date information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/handbook For subject information, enter the subject codes above into our database, at: latrobe.edu.au/udb_public

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Master of Dietetic Practice If you have a relevant degree, the Master of Dietetic Practice will give you the opportunity to obtain a professional qualification as a dietitian. Dietitians have a key role in the nutrition management of diseases and conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, malnutrition, food allergies and intolerance. Dietitians also work toward the prevention of many diseases and conditions through nutrition education, health promotion and advocacy. Once you have graduated, you will work in all areas of dietetics, including in hospitals, private practice, community health and the food industry. In this course you will acquire and apply knowledge of food, food science and nutrition and learn practical skills of dietetic management of health and disease. You will also undertake professional practice placements for over 100 days during the course. This will include 60 days of individual dietetic case management (medical nutrition therapy), 20 days of community care and 20 days of food service management.

Academic entry requirements You must have a relevant Bachelor’s degree equivalent to an Australian Bachelor’s degree, completed in the past five years (or subsequent postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience) with a minimum grade average of 70 per cent. Prerequisites include two semester long subjects at the second year level or higher of a tertiary program in both human physiology and biochemistry, plus two semester long subjects in human nutrition at any level. Each subject must be equivalent to at least 0.125 Effective Full-time Study Units (EFTSU). Prerequisite subjects specified to be at second year tertiary level or higher must be at or higher than Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level 6 or equivalent. Biochemistry studies must have included fundamentals of molecular biology, protein structure and function, cellular metabolism and regulation, energy and macronutrient metabolism. Previous physiology studies must have included systemic physiology and or pathophysiology including homeostatic mechanisms and at least six of the

Master of Dietetic Practice class

following systems: body defences (immune system), gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular and nervous systems. Previous nutrition science studies must include macronutrients and micronutrients (food sources, metabolism, storage and function), principles of energy balance, nutrient analysis of foods and aetiology of nutrition-related diseases.

Career opportunities The course aims to prepare you for entry-level roles in all areas of dietetics, including patient/client care in hospitals, private practice, community nutrition and public health and food service companies. Dietitians also work in a range of other fields including research, teaching and training, management, writing, media, marketing, public relations and the food industry (including product development, food regulation, safety, consumer nutrition education and nutrition marketing).

Professional recognition La Trobe University will be submitting the degree to the Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA) for accreditation. Once accreditation is finalised, you’ll graduate with eligibility for full membership of DAA and the Accredited Practising Dietitian program.

Special requirements This course has a clinical component. For more information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/health/study/placements You must also complete a Supplementary Application Form available from: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/how-to/ supplementary-admissions-forms

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

DTN4CPA Community and Public Health Nutrition A

DTN4FSI Food Science

DTN4LPN Lifespan Nutrition

Semester 2

DTN4CPB Community and Public Health Nutrition B

DTN4EPI Nutritional Epidemiology and Research Skills

DTN4DPA Dietetic Practice Theory and Case Management A

Semester 1

DTN5DPB Dietetic Practice Theory and Case Management B

DTN5FSM Food Service Management Theory and Practice

Semester 2

DTN5DPC Dietetic Practice Theory and Case Management C

DTN5CPC Community and Public Health Nutrition C

DTN4DPS Dietetic Practice Skills

For more course information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/dietetics/postgraduate Course tables are 2013 examples only. For up-to-date information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/handbook For subject information, enter the subject codes above into our database, at: latrobe.edu.au/udb_public

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Master of Health Administration This course will equip you with practical expertise in the leadership and management of projects, health agencies, services and programs. You will be well prepared to succeed in general management roles, or alternatively to develop as a specialist in areas such as project management or management of particular health professions. The course does not require the completion of a research thesis, but will assist you to develop your skills through Action Learning Study, a year-long subject where you will undertake a project. You will design and conduct projects in the workplace and prepare articles for publication.

This approach develops both your practical management and analytical skills, it also ensures your knowledge of the relevant literature and important theoretical concepts. The timetable offers a combination of evening, block and distance modes. Part One comprises of six core subjects and two electives. Part Two comprises two core subjects worth a total of 60 credit points. As a full-time student, you are required to commence in second semester.

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree or approved international equivalent, plus a minimum two years of professional work experience.

Career opportunities Graduate positions include health information manager, project manager, project officer in health related programs and management in health care and community settings.

Additional information Applications for this course close late November 2013. This course is held at the Franklin Street Campus.

Special requirements You must complete a Supplementary Application Form available from: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/how-to/ supplementary-admissions-forms

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 3 Year

Year

Semester 2

PHE5HSR Health Services Resource Management

PHE5HCQ Health Care Quality

PHE5PDE Program Development and Evaluation

PHE5HDD Health Data for Decision Making or PHE5HDE Health Data for Decision Making – Skills Enhancement

Semester 1

PHE5HRM Human Resource Management In Health Services

PHE5AHS Australian Health System

Semester 2

PHE5ALS Action Learning Study

Choose two electives

Semester 1

PHER4ALS Action Learning Study

PHE5HOR Healthy Organisations

Year

For more information on this course, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/health-administration/postgraduate

Master of Health Sciences This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to conduct applied research in health or community services settings (thesis stream) and to develop, implement and evaluate health-related programs and services. It offers opportunities for you to learn more about a variety of specialities in the health field, to strengthen your analytical skills and to consider furthering knowledge through research. The course will meet your needs as a health professional who has assumed, or is likely to assume, high-level responsibility for coordination and management of these programs and services. At the time of applying, you may choose one of the following specialisations: Health Administration, Health Evaluation and Research, Health Information Management or Health Policy. This course is a two-year (240 credit point) full-time program. In first year, you will complete compulsory and elective subjects, depending on your selected specialisation. In second year, you will build on the foundation subjects from the first year and undertake either a 45-credit-point action learning study or a 60-credit-point minor thesis.

Academic entry requirements You are normally required to hold a three-year undergraduate degree in health sciences or a related field and have at least two years of work experience in health or a related sector. If you do not have formal qualifications but have relevant experience and skills, you should discuss your eligibility with the Course Coordinator. If you wish to major in Health Information Management, you must have a degree or approved international equivalent in health information management.

Career opportunities Once you have graduated, you are likely to be in demand in many different fields within the wider health services sector. Depending on the major you choose, you may find employment as a policy analyst, health program coordinator and manager, rehabilitation counsellor and other health professional roles.

Health Sciences student

Additional Information If you are commencing in second semester, you’re not eligible to undertake the Health Information Management specialisation.

Special requirements You must also complete a Supplementary Application Form available from: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/how-to/ supplementary-admissions-forms

Professional recognition Completion of this course qualifies you for registration with the appropriate professional association depending on your specialisation.

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Master of Health Information Management This course deals with the business side of medicine, combining health, health information management, health classification and health informatics disciplines. You will have a wide choice of career specialisations in your area of preference and content combines extensive practical experience with theory. Once you graduate, you will help to meet the pressing demand across the health sector for experts in all areas of health information management. This includes health classification and hospital activity-based performance management, management of health information systems, analysis of health data and research using health information. You will undertake theoretical subjects and focused placements in both years of the course.

Academic entry requirements You must have a relevant Bachelor’s degree equivalent to an Australian Bachelor’s degree, completed in the past five years (or subsequent postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience) with a minimum grade average of 70 per cent. Relevant studies include medicine, biomedical science, nursing, allied health, or health sciences, or a related degree with human anatomy and physiology content. If you have a relevant non-health degree e.g. computer science, statistics, or business, you are also eligible to apply.

Career opportunities You will be able to work in a substantial health information management role in a hospital, health service, health-related research centre or government health department.

Professional recognition You will be eligible for full graduate membership of the national professional association, the Health Information Management Association of Australia.

Additional information You are required to attend a three day Health Classification Bridging Program during Orientation.

Practical experience is combined with theory

If you don’t have a background in human anatomy and physiology, you will be required to undertake a short online bridging course in anatomy and physiology prior to commencing the program (you will be notified at your time of offer).

Special requirements This course has a clinical component. For more information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/health/study/placements You must also complete a Supplementary Application Form available from: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/how-to/ supplementary-admissions-forms

Learn the business side of medicine

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

HIM4PPB Health Information Professional Practice B

HIM4CCB Health Classification and Clinical Coding B

HIM4IHA Principles of Health Informatics A

HIM4AHA Health Data Analysis A

Semester 2

HIM4IHB Principles of Health Informatics B

HIM4CCC Health Classification and Clinical Coding C

HIM5HMC Health Information Management C

HIM5IEL Health Information Ethics and Law

Semester 1

HIM5AHB Health Data Analysis B

HIM5PPC Health Information Professional Practice C

Semester 2

HIM5HMD Health Information Management D

HIM5HSI Health System Implementation Plus either both of: HIM5CCD Health Classification and Clinical Coding D, HIM5IHC Health Informatics C or HIM5RPH Research Project in Health Information Management – elective

For more course information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/health-information-management/postgraduate

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Master of Occupational Therapy Practice Occupational therapists help individuals with physical, emotional, psychological and social disorders to become more independent and maximise personal productivity, wellbeing and quality of life through occupational performance. You will develop knowledge and skills in assessment and treatment, the therapeutic use of occupations, intervention techniques, the design of equipment and adaptation of environments. You will be eligible for accreditation as an occupational therapist by the end of second year. If you achieve high results, you may be selected for the Honours program (comprising an additional 45 credit points). The course comprises 80 weeks of coursework (40 weeks per year), including 1000 hours of professional practice. First year includes a four-week full-time professional practice block; second year includes two eight-week full-time professional practice blocks. You will enrol into 120 credit points per year.

Academic entry requirements You must have a relevant Bachelor’s degree equivalent to an Australian Bachelor’s degree, completed in the past five years (or subsequent postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience) with a minimum grade average of 70 per cent. Relevant studies include health, education, social, psychological or biological sciences.

Career opportunities Occupational therapists work in a wide range of health and welfare systems including general hospitals, rehabilitation centres, community health services, mental health agencies, health services for older people and children with special needs and support services for intellectually disadvantaged people. They also work as coordinators and consultants in the development and provision of services in areas such as occupational health and safety and as private practitioners.

Rehabilitation practice

Professional recognition The Master of Occupational Therapy Practice is recognised by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists. You may be eligible for membership of the Australian Association of Occupational Therapists (AAOT).

Additional information If you don’t have a background in biological sciences, you will be required to undertake an online bridging course in anatomy and physiology prior to commencing the program. Applications close at the end of October 2013. You will enrol into 105 credit points in first year and 135 credit points in second year.

The Honours program is an additional six months of study comprising an additional 45 credit points. This course commences early February 2014.

Special requirements This course has a clinical component. For more information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/health/study/placements. You must complete the Supplementary Application Form available at: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/how-to/ supplementary-admissions-forms

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

OCT4HOB Humans as Occupational Beings

OCT4ECA Occupational Therapy: Enabling Change A (Aged)

Semester 2

OCT5PPA Professional Practice A

OCT5ECB Occupational Therapy: Enabling Change B (Adult)

Semester 1

OCT5PPB Professional Practice B

OCT5ERA Evidence Review

Semester 2

OCT5PPC Professional Practice C

OCT5MSP Macro Strategies for Advanced Professional Practice

OCT5ECC Occupational Therapy: Enabling Change C: (Children)

OCT5ECD Occupational Therapy: Enabling Change D (Youth)

For more information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/occupational-therapy/postgraduate

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Master of Orthoptics Orthoptists are eyecare professionals who specialise in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of vision and eye disorders. The curriculum is centred on enquiry-based learning. Theory and knowledge of eye disease is integrated with orthoptic skills for competent investigation, diagnosis and management of patients. You will attend clinical placements within the Eye and Ear Hospital clinical school network and other clinical settings where you will learn to further develop and refine your clinical skills and patient management strategies. These clinical settings include private ophthalmology clinics in metropolitan Melbourne, as well as the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, the Royal Children’s Hospital, Northern Health, Alfred Hospital, Austin Health and Monash Medical Centre. Clinical education leading to entry-level competency is the focus of the final 18 months of the course, with opportunity for rural, interstate or international clinical placements.

Academic entry requirements You must have a relevant Bachelor’s degree equivalent to an Australian Bachelor’s degree, completed in the past five years (or subsequent postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience) with a minimum grade average of 70 per cent. Essential prerequisite subjects include studies in anatomy and physiology. Desirable prerequisite subjects include vision sciences, ocular anatomy and physiology, binocular vision, pharmacology.

Career opportunities There is strong demand for orthoptists in Australia and in many parts of the world, with graduates being recognised internationally. Graduates generally work in specialist eye clinics and hospitals – usually alongside ophthalmic surgeons – monitoring eye disease and providing treatment, including prescribing glasses. They also provide low vision rehabilitation; work in private practices and are employed in research centres.

Professional recognition You will be eligible for registration with the Australian Orthoptic Board for membership of Orthoptics Australia, and the International

Orthoptics practical session

Orthoptic Association, as well as the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. This qualification is recognised throughout the world, although some countries require additional registration requirements to practise as an orthoptist.

Additional information If you don’t have a background in biological sciences, including neurosciences and/or ophthalmic sciences, you will be required to undertake an online bridging course in anatomy and physiology and/or other self-directed study prior to commencing the program.

Special requirements This course has a clinical component. For more information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/health/study/placements

Student discussion

You must also complete a Supplementary Application Form available from: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/how-to/ supplementary-admissions-forms

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1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

ORT4OID Ophthalmic Investigation and Diagnosis

ORT4OPP Ophthalmic Pharmacology

ORT4NEM Neuro-ophthalmology and Eye Movement Control

ORT4CON Concomitant Strabismus

Semester 2

ORT5LVR Low Vision Rehabilitation

ORT5OMT Ophthalmic Management and Therapeutics

ORT5INC Incomitant Strabismus

ORT5CLA Orthoptic Clinical Practice A

Semester 1

ORT5MES Models of Eye Service Delivery

ORT5CLB Orthoptic Clinical Practice B

ORT5CLC Orthoptic Clinical Practice C

Semester 2

ORT5EOP Evidence Based Orthoptic Practice

ORT5CLD Orthoptic Clinical Practice D

For more course information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/orthoptics/postgraduate

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Master of Physiotherapy Practice This course will give you a professional qualification in physiotherapy. Physiotherapists assess and treat patients with temporary or long-term physical injuries, movement disorders or disabilities, aiming to achieve the highest possible degree of recovery, activity, participation and quality of life. Physiotherapists may work independently or as members of healthcare teams. They are active in the prevention of illness and injury and in the promotion of health. They are also involved in clinical research, movement rehabilitation, ergonomics and the management of healthcare organisations. Following a preparatory subject in the summer semester (Jan-Feb), in the first semester you will develop clinical reasoning, assessment and treatment skills in the core areas of cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal and neurological physiotherapy across a lifespan. This is followed by 18 months of integrated theory and clinical practice subjects, when you will be primarily located in the clinical environment. The clinical practice and theory subjects extend outside official University semester dates. The course fosters small-group learning to master the practical aspects of physiotherapy practice. You will be given the opportunity to assess and treat patients in hospitals and other clinical settings under the supervision of a qualified clinician.

Academic entry requirements You must have a relevant Bachelor’s degree equivalent to an Australian Bachelor’s degree, completed in the past five years (or subsequent postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience) with a minimum grade average of 70 per cent. Relevant studies include essential prerequisite subjects in regional musculoskeletal anatomy, neuro-anatomy, physiology (including exercise physiology) and biomechanics. Desirable prerequisite subjects include pathophysiology, psychology, pharmacology, evidence-based practice, research methods or statistics, determinants of health, human movement, communication or education.

Physiotherapy practical session

Evidence of completed prerequisites (e.g. handbook entries for essential and desirable prerequisite subjects) and supplementary information must be submitted with applications.

Career opportunities Physiotherapists are employed in a wide variety of settings, including private practice, general hospitals, rehabilitation centres, community health centres, industrial clinics and specialist centres. Opportunities also exist in physiotherapy education and in research.

Professional recognition After completion of the course, you will be eligible for registration with the Registration Board of Australia. Registration is an essential prerequisite for practise as a physiotherapist in Australia.

Additional information This course commences in January 2014 with the summer semester subject (PTY3GEP) Graduate-Entry Preparation for Master of Physiotherapy Practice (from weeks two to seven) held at the Melbourne Campus prior to Semester 1 (March) 2014. This preparatory subject aims to help you develop foundation knowledge and skills, which will serve as a basis for your physiotherapy studies.

Special requirements This course has a clinical component. For more information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/health/study/placements You must also complete a Supplementary Application Form available from: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/how-to/ supplementary-admissions-forms

2013 Sample course structure

duration 2 years

Remember summer subject before Year 1: Graduate-entry Preparation for Master of Physiotherapy Practice

1 2 Year

Year

Semester 1

PTY4MUP Physiotherapy for Musculoskeletal Dysfunction

PTY4NEP Physiotherapy for Neurological Dysfunction

PTY4CAP Physiotherapy for Cardiorespiratory Dysfunction

PTY4CPC Skill Development for Person Centred Physiotherapy

Semester 2

PTY5MCP Managing Complexity In Practice

PTY5ELG Physiotherapy for Early Lifespan and Gender-specific Conditions

PTY5PPA Professional Practicum A

PTY5PPB Professional Practicum B

Semester 1

PTY5EBP Evidence Based Practice

PTY5CDM Chronic Disease Management

PTY5PPC Professional Practicum C

PTY5PPD Professional Practicum D

Semester 2

PTY5APP Advanced Physiotherapy Practice

PTY5PPE Professional Practicum E

PTY5PPF Professional Practicum F

For more course information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/physiotherapy/postgraduate

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Master of Public Health If you’re a professional, currently working in the health setting and want to expand your career into senior roles, this program is designed for you. The Master of Public Health is an internationally recognised professional qualification in public health that enables you to work all over the world in a variety of health settings. This is a comprehensive, stand-alone degree, with both research and practice pathways. A distinctive feature is that you are trained according to the Foundation Competencies for Public Health Graduates in Australia. You may exit with a Postgraduate Diploma. It includes nine core public health subjects, after which you will have the choice to complete the degree in either research mode or practice mode.

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree, or approved international equivalent, in a health discipline. You are expected to have at least two years of work experience in a health related field. A medical internship may count towards this work experience requirement. If you do not have a degree but have significant experience, you are welcome to apply.

Career opportunities Graduate opportunities include careers in health promotion, or as a professional or public health worker.

Additional information This course is held at the Franklin Street Campus. Applications for this course close late November 2013 for Semester 1 (March) commencement.

Special requirements You must complete a Supplementary Application Form, available from: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/how-to/ supplementary-admissions-forms

Student discussion

The Master of Public Health is an internationally recognised professional qualification in public health that enables you to work all over the world in a variety of health settings.

2013 Sample course structure

duration 2 YEARS

Common First Year

1

Year

Semester 1

PHE5EPI Epidemiology and Demography

PHE5LAE Health Law and Ethics

PHE5POL Public Health Policy

PHE5WPH Wellbeing and Prevention in Health

Semester 2

PHE5SCP Social and Cultural Perspectives in Public Health

PHE5ENV Environmental Influences on Health

PHE5EBP Evidence Based Public Health

PHE5PDE Program Development and Evaluation

Semester 1

PHE5THA Minor Thesis

PHE5ARS Advanced Research Skills

Choose two electives

Semester 2

PHE5QMH Qualitative Methods in Health Research or PHE5QRM Quantitative Research Methods in Health

Elective

PHE5THB Minor Thesis

PHE5ALS Action Learning Study

Choose five electives

Second Year – Research Mode

2 Year

PHE5THD Thesis

Second Year – Practice Mode

2 Year

Semester 1 and 2

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Master of Public Health and Master of International Development If you are currently working in the health and development setting and want a career in policy fields or project management in international health environments, this course is designed for you. The Master of Public Health component of the program is designed to provide you with a solid understanding of public health theory and practice, as set out in the Foundation Competencies for Master of Public Health Graduates in Australia. You will be equipped with unique knowledge, skills and perspectives in public health practice, global health, political science and international development essential for working effectively in international contexts. You will undertake subjects worth 300 credit points from both degrees, including the core subjects Epidemiology and Demography, Introduction to Biostatistics, Evidence-Based Public Health. Other core subjects cover approaches to development, sociology, social change, environmental health and international health policy. You can complete the degree in either practical or research mode. In practical mode, you will undertake the Action Learning Study, a year-long subject taught in classes and supported with learning sets and open access to the teaching team. In

research mode, you will undertake a minor thesis, underpinned by two core research theory and methods subjects. You will be assigned at least one supervisor experienced in your chosen field. Some fieldwork may be involved in public health training.

Academic entry requirements A three-year undergraduate degree in a relevant field and a minimum two years of work experience in a health-related field (or equivalent). Outside the Health Sciences buildings

Career opportunities The sound set of knowledge, skills and perspectives gained will make you attractive for employment by national and international governments and agencies, non-government organisations and development agencies.

Professional recognition The Master of Public Health is an internationally-recognised professional qualification and is designed to ensure that you are trained according to the Foundation Competencies for Public Health Graduates in Australia. Formal training in international development is becoming increasingly important for people wishing to work in development settings, to understand the context of their work and strategies for appropriate and successful program development.

Additional information This course will be held at the Franklin Street Campus and the Melbourne Campus.

Special requirements You are required to submit a one-page statement of purpose for study and be supported by two referees. The statement must be submitted with the application form.

2013 Sample course structure

duration 2.5 YEARS

Common First Year

1

Year

Semester 1

PHE5EPI Introduction to Epidemiology

PHE5WPH Wellbeing and Prevention in Health

PHE5IHE International Perspectives in Health Economics

PHE5IST Introduction to Biostatistics

Semester 2

PHE5SCP Social and Cultural Perspectives in Health

DST5FMD Field Methods for Development

PHE5ENV Environmental Health

POL5MSH Making Social Change Happen

DST5CAD Contemporary Approaches to Development

Elective

PRACTICE Mode

2 3 Year

Semester 1

PHE5ALS (all year) Action Learning Study

Semester 2

PHE5IPO International Health Policy

Semester 1

Choose five electives

PHE5EBP Evidence Based Public Health

Year

Research Mode

2 3 Year

Semester 1

PHE5ARS Advance Research Skills

DST5CAD Contemporary Approaches to Development

Elective

Semester 2

PHE5QMH (Qualitative Methods in Health) or PHE5QRM (Quantitative Research Methods in Health)

PHE5IPO International Health Policy

PHE5EBP Evidence Based Public Health

Semester 1

PHE5THA Thesis

PHE5THC Thesis

Choose three electives

PHE5THB Thesis

Year

For more course information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/public-health/postgraduate

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Master of Public Health and Master of Health Administration If you are currently working in the health services setting and want to expand your career into senior health management roles and to develop comprehensive skills in the theory and practice of both public health and health services management, this course is designed for you. You will be prepared for future health services management roles that deal with the needs of the ageing population, integration of healthcare delivery systems, technological innovations and a increasing complex regulatory environment. You will complete nine subjects (135 credit points) from the Master of Health Administration program and twelve subjects (180 credit points) from the Master of Public Health program. You will be required to complete compulsory subjects and electives to cover essential areas. Electives can be selected from a combination of the two courses’ subjects.

Academic entry requirements A three-year undergraduate degree and a minimum two years of professional experience in the health system.

Career opportunities You can further your career in the health industry and expect to have the skills to undertake senior management roles in both public and private sectors.

Professional recognition The Master of Public Health is an internationally-recognised professional qualification in public health settings. The Master of Health Administration is accredited by the Australasian College of Health Service Management (ACHSM) and the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators.

Interactive classroom discussion

Additional information

Special requirements

This course is held at the Franklin Street Campus. Applications close late November 2013 for Semester 1 commencement.

You must complete a Supplementary Application Form available from: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/how-to/ supplementary-admissions-forms

2013 Sample course structure

duration 2.5 YEARS

Common First Year

1 2 3 2 3 Year

Semester 1

PHE5EPI Epidemiology and Demography

PHE5IST Introduction to Biostatistics

PHE5HRM Human Resources Management

PHE5AHS The Australian Health Care System

Semester 2

PHE5SCP Social and Cultural Perspectives in Health

PHE5HSR Health Service Resource Management

PHE5HCQ Health Care Quality

PHE5PDE Program Development and Evaluation

PHE5ALS (all year) Action Learning Study

PHE5POL Public Health Policy

PHE5WPH Wellbeing and Prevention in Public Health

Elective

Semester 2

PHE5ENV Environmental Influences on Health

PHE5EBP Evidence Based Public Health

Semester 1

Choose five electives

Elective

PRACTICE Mode Year Semester 1

Year

Research Mode Year

Semester 1

PHE5ARS Advance Research Skills

PHE5POL Public Health Policy

PHE5WPH Wellbeing and Prevention in Public Health

Semester 2

PHE5QMH (Qualitative Methods in Health) or PHE5QRM (Quantitative Research Methods in Health)

PHE5ENV Environmental Influences on Health

PHE5EBP Evidence Based Public Health

Semester 1

PHE5THA Thesis

PHE5THC Thesis

Choose three electives

PHE5THB Thesis

Year

For more course information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/public-health/postgraduate Course tables are 2013 examples only. For up-to-date information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/handbook For subject information, enter the subject codes above into our database, at: latrobe.edu.au/udb_public

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Master of Social Work This course aims to prepare you for key social work roles where you might work with individuals, families and groups, or be involved in community work, social policy, social research, and organisational planning and administration. The curriculum is based on a philosophy of social justice and you will acquire the knowledge and skills to work effectively in complex organisations. A key feature is the practical placement component, which allows you to gain practical skills in the field. Honours is available during the final year. You will undertake academic and fieldwork subjects and two supervised 70-day placements (one in each year), in a professional social work agency. You may be required to attend some lectures and seminars in block mode and/or outside official University semester dates.

Academic entry requirements You must have a relevant Bachelor’s degree equivalent to an Australian Bachelor’s degree, completed in the past five years (or subsequent postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience) with a minimum grade average of 70 per cent. Relevant studies include health, human or social sciences.

Career opportunities Social work is a rapidly-growing profession and after graduating you will be highly sought after in a wide range of social policy, community and direct practice areas within public and private agencies. Employment is often found in areas such as hospitals and community-based health services, child and family care, psychiatric services, protective services, local government and supportive and counselling services.

Professional recognition This is an AASW-accredited qualification. It is an entry qualification into the social work profession and has been determined to meet the Australian Social Work Education and Accreditation Standards (ASWEAS).

Social Work information session for students

Additional information Commencement is early February, 2014 at the Melbourne Campus.

Special requirements This course has a clinical component. For further information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/health/study/placements You must also complete a Supplementary Application Form, available from: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/how-to/ supplementary-admissions-forms

Social Work classroom

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years SWP4LHE Law, Ethics and Human Rights in Social Work Practice

SWP4APA Social Work Applications A

SWP4APB Social Work Applications B

Semester 1

SWP5PSW Pathways into C21 Social Work (Summer)

Semester 2

SWP5RSB Research for Social Work Practice B

SWP5PPB Professional Practice B

Semester 1

SWP5SPA Social Policy Analysis and Advocacy

SWP5IIC Inclusion in Communities

SWP5APC Social Work Applications C

Semester 2

SWP5PDE Social Work Program Design and Evaluation

SWP5LSW Leadership in Social Work

SWP5PPD Professional Practice D

SWP4FPA Fields of Social Work Practice A

SWP5FPC Fields of Social Work Practice C

For more course information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/social-work/postgraduate

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Master of Speech Pathology Speech pathologists assess, diagnose, treat and provide management and advocacy services to people with communication or swallowing disorders. People with communication disorders may have difficulties in speech, language, voice, fluency, reading and spelling. The first and second years utilise both innovative Problem-Based Learning (PBL) methods of teaching and learning, as well as more traditional formats and rich clinical learning experiences. PBL results from understanding and working towards the resolution of a problem. In this curriculum, it relies on the use of actual speech pathology cases, presented in a variety of formats (e.g. printed case notes, computer-based examples, video or audio samples, simulated patients).

Academic entry requirements You must have a relevant Bachelor’s degree equivalent to an Australian Bachelor’s degree, completed in the past five years (or subsequent postgraduate study and/or relevant work experience) with a minimum grade average of 75 per cent over the last two years or H2A in Honours. Relevant studies include health, behavioural or biological sciences or linguistics.

Career opportunities After you graduate, you will be able to practise in hospitals, community health centres, private practice, schools, rehabilitation centres and aged-care centres. You will also be able to work in areas such as health promotion and teaching, plus consulting in communication and presentation. Employment opportunities also exist in specialised centres helping people with a hearing impairment, cerebral palsy and intellectual disability.

Professional recognition This course is accredited with Speech Pathology Australia. It is your responsibility to investigate if this course meets the registration requirements to practice as a speech pathologist in your preferred country of practice.

Test diagnosis for young child

Additional information If you haven’t completed previous studies in human biosciences (anatomy and physiology) and linguistics (phonetics and grammar), you will need to undertake a four week bridging program in the summer semester before the course commences. Applications close at the end of September 2013. The bridging course commences late January 2014 and concludes late February.

Special requirements This course has a clinical component. For more information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/health/study/placements

You must also submit a 500-word personal statement and a 500-word Problem-Based Learning statement. The Problem-Based Learning statement should outline your understanding of Problem-Based Learning and teaching methodology and what, if any, experience you have with this teaching methodology. You must also complete a Supplementary Application Form available from: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/how-to/ supplementary-admissions-forms

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

HCS4ACS Assessment of Communication and Swallowing Disorders

HCS4ISP Introduction to Speech Pathology Practice Clinic

HCS4RSP Research Methods and Statistics for Speech Pathology

Semester 2

HCS5AIA Assessment and Intervention A

HCS5AIB Assessment and Intervention in Speech Pathology Clinic

HCS5EPS Evidence Based Practice in Speech Pathology

Semester 1

HCS5TIM Therapeutic Intervention and Management

HCS5ASP Advanced Seminars in Speech Pathology

HCS5SPA Speech Pathology Practice A

Semester 2

HCS5CEL Critical Evaluation of the Literature in Speech Pathology

HCS5SPC Speech Pathology Practice C

HCS5SPD Speech Pathology Practice D

HCS5SPB Speech Pathology Practice B

For more course information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/courses/speech-pathology/postgraduate

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HEALTH SCIENCES

Gait Lab at the Melbourne Campus

Higher Degrees by Research in HEALTH SCIENCES The Faculty of Health Sciences received a ranking of five (well above world standard) in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) report for research in human movement and sports science, nursing and other health. Researchers undertake pre-clinical laboratory and fundamental research, together with epidemiological studies and clinical trials, to examine the effectiveness of interventions and the relationship between a broad range of risk factors and healthrelated outcomes.

§§ foot disorders §§ gait and balance §§ lower extremity and gait studies §§ joint orthopaedics §§ joint rehabilitation §§ prosthetics and orthotics.

Research strengths

§§ cancer and palliative care §§ community nursing §§ menatl health nursing §§ older people.

§§ building healthy rural communities §§ food for life, health and performance §§ sex, health and society §§ healthy motherhood §§ human movement and sports science §§ living with disability §§ physical activity and rehabilitation.

Research specialisations Clinical sciences §§ art therapy §§ clinical vision sciences §§ counselling and psychotherapy §§ dietetics and human nutrition §§ speech pathology §§ exercise physiology.

Human movement sciences §§ back and neck pain §§ bone and cartilage

Nursing and midwifery

§§ consumer participation §§ dementia §§ disability §§ healthy ageing §§ indigenous health §§ residential care §§ social policy §§ social work.

Faculty-based Research Centres

Public health §§ chronic disease §§ end of life care reform §§ environmental health §§ global health §§ health services management §§ health services policy and reform §§ occupational health and safety §§ public health rehabilitation §§ mental health and psychological wellbeing.

Sexual and reproductive health and rights

Social participation

§§ Australian Institute for Primary Care and Ageing §§ Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society §§ Mother and Child Health Research Centre.

Find a research supervisor You can search for a research supervisor within the faculty by following the instructions on page 18 of this guide and by visiting: latrobe.edu.au/health/research/supervisors

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Master’s student

Master of Applied Science This course offers numerous research opportunities in health sciences. Areas of research expertise include: exercise physiology, health systems policy and management, public health, mother and child health, human communication sciences, musculoskeletal research, nursing and midwifery, rehabilitation and injury

prevention, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, orthoptics, podiatry, prosthetics and orthotics, dietetics and human nutrition and sex, health and society. While coursework is not a requirement for the degree, selected subjects may be recommended.

Academic entry requirements You must have an Australian Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances.

Master of Social Work (RESEARCH) This course requires you to complete a research program in social work, to attend research seminars and submit a thesis on an approved subject. Areas of study include: social work practice, social policy, intellectual

disability, ageing, child, youth and family welfare, welfare, health and mental health.

Academic entry requirements You must have an Australian Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level,

or an approved international equivalent. If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances.

Doctor of Clinical Science (Clinical Vision Sciences) If you’re an experienced health professional or other graduate, this course will enable you to further develop your expertise and undertake research in professional settings. First year comprises compulsory and elective coursework subjects.

You can take up to 75 per cent of coursework in subjects with a strong practical and/or clinical orientation. In the remaining years, you will work on a research thesis and doctoral colloquia.

Academic entry requirements Australian Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent and at least three years of relevant professional experience. You must also provide evidence of substantial research expertise.

Doctor of Clinical Science (Counselling and Psychotherapy) If you’re an experienced counselling and psychotherapy practitioner, this degree will provide you an alternative to the traditional PhD. Areas of research include counselling, psychotherapy, clinical supervision, mental health, psychological wellbeing, art-based

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HEALTH SCIENCES

Doctor of Clinical Science – Occupational Therapy If you’re an experienced health professional or other graduate, this program will enable you to further develop your expertise and undertake research in professional settings. First year comprises compulsory and elective coursework subjects.

In remaining years, you will work on a research thesis and doctoral colloquia.

Academic entry requirements You must have an Australian Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1

or H2A level, or approved international equivalent, plus at least three years of relevant professional experience. You are also required to provide evidence of research expertise.

Doctor of Clinical Science – Prosthetics and Orthotics If you’re an experienced health professional or other graduate, this course will enable you to further develop your expertise and undertake research in professional settings. First year comprises compulsory and elective coursework subjects. In subsequent years

you will work on a research thesis and doctoral colloquia.

Academic entry requirements You must have an Australian Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1

or H2A level, or approved international equivalent, plus at least three years of relevant professional experience. You are also required to provide evidence of research expertise.

Doctor of Philosophy This degree requires you to undertake a major original research project under supervision and to submit a thesis. While coursework is not a requirement for the degree, selected subjects may be recommended. Areas of study include: exercise physiology, health systems, policy and management, social policy, social participation, evidence based-practice,

ageing and aged care, public health, health systems policy and management, mother and child health, human communication sciences, musculoskeletal research, nursing and midwifery, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, orthoptics, podiatry, prosthetics and orthotics, social work and social policy, rehabilitation, dietetics and human nutrition, injury prevention and sex, health and society.

Academic entry requirements You must have an Australian Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or an approved international equivalent. You must also provide evidence of substantial prior research expertise.

Doctor of Physiotherapy (Professional Doctorate) If you’re an experienced physiotherapist, this course provides you with a path to further develop your expertise and to undertake research in professional settings. Areas of research include: disability, healthy ageing, falls prevention, stroke rehabilitation, gait analysis in neurological and orthopaedic conditions, cardiorespiratory physiotherapy, pulmonary rehabilitation, anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, knee replacement

surgery, treatment of cervicogenic headache and whiplash, shoulder electromyography, fracture rehabilitation, rehabilitation for low back pain, outcomes measurement in physiotherapy, biopsychosocial approach to pain, and clinical education.

Academic entry requirements

a physiotherapist in Victoria. You must have an Australian Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent, plus at least three years of relevant professional experience. You are also required to provide evidence of research expertise.

A four-year Bachelor of Physiotherapy, or equivalent, and eligibility for registration as

Doctor of Public Health (Professional Doctorate) If you’re an experienced health professional or other graduate, this course will enable you to further develop your expertise and undertake research in professional settings. The first year comprises both compulsory and elective coursework subjects. In second and third year, you will work on a research thesis and doctoral colloquia.

Academic entry requirements

Additional information

You must have an Australian Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent, plus at least three years of relevant professional experience. You are also required to provide evidence of research expertise.

Closing date for applications is late September 2013. This course is held at the Franklin Street Campus.

Doctor of Social Work (Professional Doctorate) If you’re a practitioner in social work and human services professions, this degree provides you with an alternative to the traditional PhD. Areas of study include: social work practice, social policy, program evaluation,

disability, intellectual disability, ageing, youth and family welfare, and mental health.

Academic entry requirements You must have an Australian Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1

or H2A level, or approved international equivalent, plus at least three years of relevant professional experience. You are also required to provide evidence of research expertise.

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SCIENCE AND PSYCHOLOGY

La Trobe University and the Victorian Government have invested A$288M in constructing AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBioscience – a world-class institute for research and development in agricultural biosciences. A further A$100M was allocated to construct the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science. These initiatives build on the Faculty’s strengths and provide exciting opportunities for current and future students to become involved in key research of national and international importance.

Postgraduate by coursework

Higher degrees by research

Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science Postgraduate Diploma in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Postgraduate Diploma in Science Master of Biotechnology Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Master of Chemical Sciences Master of Clinical Neuropsychology Master of Clinical Psychology Master of Nanotechnology Master of Science in Physical Sciences Master of Statistical Science

Master of Agricultural Science Master of Psychological Science Master of Science Doctor of Clinical Neuropsychology Doctor of Clinical Psychology Doctor of Philosophy

FIND out more Visit our website for more information about subjects on offer. You can also access the faculty’s Industry Cadetship Program and mentoring programs, which vary by course and campus. latrobe.edu.au/scitecheng/study

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sciences and psychology La Trobe is ranked Australia’s leading university for biochemistry and cell biology. * Psychology at La Trobe was ranked in the top 101 to 150 universities in the world. **

* E xcellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Rankings, 2012 **QS World University Rankings 2012 / 2013

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Postgraduate Diploma in Agricultural Science If you’re looking to expand your studies in agricultural science, or if you graduated from another discipline but wish to develop your knowledge of the field, this innovative course caters to you. It presents an opportunity to deepen your scientific knowledge and skills to compete for positions in the agricultural and agribusiness sector. It explores the relationships between soils, plants, animals, biotechnology, agribusiness and the environment. Our aim is to help you develop a range of skills in the production, sustainability and business of agriculture and for the research and management in science or agribusiness organisations.

The content comprises coursework from the undergraduate degrees and a research project.

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree in agricultural science or related discipline, or approved international equivalent.

Career opportunities Agricultural scientists work across a range of resource sustainability and agricultural production tasks and higher qualifications provide the opportunity to advance both theory and practice in these fields.

Wildlife Sanctuary, Melbourne Campus

Postgraduate Diploma in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics This unique course aims to train you in the key elements of biotechnology and the manipulation of molecular biological data, with a strong emphasis on embedding research skills. The course offers a wide variety of practical experiences in laboratory settings, including intensive short projects, industry visits and multiple weekly practical sessions. The program also provides opportunities to develop your communication and higher order thinking skills, including analysis, critical inquiry and problem-solving. In second year, you will undertake a year-long individual project as

a member of a specialised research group, under the supervision of a scientific mentor. You will have the chance to conduct research in our new facilities within the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Sciences (LIMS) or AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBioscience, both located at the Melbourne Campus. For more information, see page 2 for our highlights. Subjects include: Techniques in Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Proteomics and Genomics, Bio-Business Management, Recent Advances in Biotechnology, Science Communication Skills, Skills in Science and Practical Biotechnology.

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree containing at least second-year university-level biology, or an approved international equivalent.

Career opportunities Biotechnology and bioinformatics are rapidly growing fields worldwide. You can work in biotechnology enterprises in Australia and overseas.

Additional information This course forms the first year of the Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics.

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Year

duration 1 year

Semester 1

BIO5BBM Bio-business Management

BIO5PRO Protein Chemistry

BIO5SCS Scientific Communication Skills

BIO5TEC Techniques in Biotechnology

Semester 2

BIO5INF Bioinformatics

BIO5PAG Proteomics and Genomics

BIO5SIS Skills in Science

BIO5PRC Practical Biotechnology

Postgraduate Diploma in Science This course is a research training pathway and offers you study options in various disciplines, depending on the campus. Study areas on the Melbourne Campus include: biochemistry, botany, chemistry, genetics, mathematics, microbiology, physics, statistical sciences and zoology. Study areas on the Albury-Wodonga Campus include: environmental management and ecology, botany, chemistry, genetics, microbiology, statistical science and zoology. You will complete equivalent requirements to the relevant Honours program in your selected discipline.

Academic entry requirements

Career opportunities Depending on the specific studies selected, you may work as a scientist in the private or public sector.

Professional recognition Depending on the specific studies chosen, you may be eligible for accreditation with a relevant scientific professional association.

Additional information This course has varying start dates at the Albury-Wodonga Campus. For details on structure and subject, check: latrobe.edu.au/scitecheng/about/schools

Practical classes

An Australian Bachelor’s degree or approved international equivalent, with a major in a relevant area.

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Master of Biotechnology We aim to equip you with the broad range of skills required to succeed in the rapidly developing field of biotechnology – one of the fastest growing industries in the world. This highly regarded course offers a theoretical and practical education designed to advance your knowledge and skills in molecular biotechnology. The course has a strong research focus that aims to prepare you for work in the sector. Our subjects are less lecture-based and more enquiry-based, involving small group workshops and tutorials.

This course does not qualify you to enrol in a PhD. However, you may choose to transfer to the two year (four semester) Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics if you prefer to focus on research. You will undertake four semesters of study, including a summer semester, completing subjects to the value of 180 credit points.

microbiology, immunology, cell biology, genetics, biotechnology, botany, pharmacology or pharmacy.

Career opportunities After graduating, you can work at a technical level in the biotechnology industry.

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree containing at least two years (four semesters) of biology and at least one of biochemistry,

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

BIO5BBM Bio-Business Management

BIO5PRO Protein Chemistry

BIO5SCS Scientific Communication Skills

BIO5TEC Techniques in Biotechnology

Semester 2

BIO5INF Bioinformatics

BIO5PAG Proteomics and Genomics

BIO5PRC Practical Biotechnology

BIO5SIS Skills in Science

Semester 1

BIO5GLP Good Laboratory Practice

Elective from year 5 (Semester 1 or 2)

Elective from year 5 (Semester 1 or 2)

Elective from year 5 (Semester 1 or 2)

Year

Master of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Biotechnology is becoming increasingly central to a variety of industries, including medicine, diagnostics, agriculture, environmental protection, food technology and renewable resources technology. Bioinformatics is an exciting area of science, focusing on the interface of molecular biology and information technology. It uses the power of computing to tackle biological and medical problems. This is a unique laboratory-based course that aims to equip you with the skills you’ll need to succeed in the rapidly developing field of biotechnology. The curriculum covers key elements of biotechnology and the manipulation of molecular biological data. The course has a strong research focus and offers you the opportunity to work in a specifically designed laboratory, take part in industry visits and participate in mutlitple weekly practicals. First-year coursework subjects include: Techniques in Biotechnology, Bioinformatics,

Proteomics and Genomics, Bio-Business Management, Recent Advances in Biotechnology, Science Communication Skills, Skills in Science and Practical Biotechnology. In your second year you’ll be assigned a scientific mentor to focus on your research thesis.

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree with at least second-year university-level biology, or an approved international equivalent.

Centre for AgriBioscience, Melbourne Campus

Career opportunities You will be qualified to work in nascent biotechnology enterprises in Australia and overseas.

Additional information You may exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics after completing first year, but only if you decide not to proceed to the second year.

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

BIO5BBM Bio-business Management

BIO5PRO Protein Chemistry

BIO5SCS Scientific Communication Skills

BIO5TEC Techniques in Biotechnology

Semester 2

BIO5INF Bioinformatics

BIO5PAG Proteomics and Genomics

BIO5PRC Practical Biotechnology

BIO5SIS Skills in Science

Semester 1 or 2

BIO5THA Thesis A

BIO5THB Thesis B

BIO5THC Thesis C

BIO5THD Thesis D

Year

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Master of Chemical Sciences If you’re a chemistry graduate, this course will provide you with additional or advanced training in specialised areas of chemical science, such as analytical chemistry, computational chemistry, medicinal chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry and instrumental methods. It comprises one year’s coursework followed by a year of research. The coursework component includes the following subjects (which can change from year to year): Fuels and Energy, Bonding, Analytical

Mass Spectrometry, Separation Science, Organic Synthesis, NMR and Spectroscopy, Medicinal Chemistry, Heterocyclic Chemistry, Instrumental Analytical Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Secondary Metabolism, Molecular Design and Electroanalytical and Materials Chemistry. Depending on satisfactory performance, you will then undertake a one-year research project.

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, or a degree with substantial chemistry content

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

Semester 1

CHE5TMA Topics for Master of Chemical Sciences A

Semester 2

CHE3ADB Advanced Chemistry B

CHE5TMB Topics for Master of Chemical Sciences B

Semester 1

CHE5PRA Chemistry Research Project A

Semester 1 or 2

CHE5PRB Chemistry Research Project B

Career opportunities The degree offers employment opportunities in a wide range of science-based industries and research laboratories. You can work in the chemical industry, for example petroleum-based, biotechnology, chemical analysis and fine chemicals. If you achieve high results, you may proceed to study further for a PhD and apply for a La Trobe University scholarship.

Professional recognition

duration 2 years

CHE3ADA Advanced Chemistry A

equivalent to second or third-year chemistry, or an approved international equivalent.

You will be entitled to join the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI).

Additional information Due to a laboratory-intensive second year, you must achieve at least an overall 60 per cent end of year mark, with no less than 70 per cent in the lab component in the first year to be eligible to complete the course.

Master of Clinical Neuropsychology This course prepares you for research and practice in clinical neuropsychology. It will provide you with the specialist training required for registration as a professional psychologist with the Australian Psychological Society (APS). You will also be eligible for specialised supervision leading to full membership with the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists. In keeping with the scientist-professional training model, the course emphasises the application of research, based on developments in the field of psychology. You cannot undertake studies on overseas exchange in this program. Content comprises 40 per cent coursework, 30 per cent practical placement and 30 per cent research. It includes lectures and seminars, practical placements and a research project written as a literature review and research paper.

Academic entry requirements You should have at least a B grade average (70 per cent or above) in an Australian Bachelor’s degree with a major in psychology, or approved international equivalent as assessed by the Australian Psychological

Society (APS). You must have completed a fourth year in psychology including a major thesis component with at least a high B grade average (75 per cent or above) or approved international equivalent as assessed by the APS. You also need experience in voluntary work, or work related to psychology, two academic referee reports and two professional referee reports – see the proforma for more information. Contact the School of Psychological Science for copies of the referee proforma. T +61 3 9479 1984 They can also be accessed at: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/how-to/ supplementary-admissions-forms

from the School of Psychological Sciences’ programs work as clinicians and case managers, researchers, specialist consultants and advisers, among other roles.

Professional recognition This course provides the specialist training required to gain registration as a professional psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA). You can gain membership to the APS and are eligible for specialised supervision leading to full membership of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists.

Additional costs Annual fee for provisional psychologist registration (A$390, subject to change).

Applications are ranked on the basis of academic and professional suitability for selection by interview.

Additional information

Career opportunities

If you have overseas qualifications, before submitting your application, you need to have your academic achievements assessed by the Australian Psychological Society. For further information, visit: psychology.org.au/studentHQ

Once you graduate, you can be employed as a psychologist in a wide variety of positions, including many key roles in the health and government sectors, community organisations, research institutions and industry. Clinical neuropsychologists who have graduated

Applications close on 30 September.

Special requirements

2013 Sample course structure

1 2 Year

Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

PSY5CBT Behavioural and Cognitive-behavioural Theory Assessment and Practice

PSY5CPI Counselling Skills and Professional Issues

PSY5NCA Clinical Neuropsychology Case Analysis and Professional Issues A

PSY5NEU Clinical Neuroscience **

Semester 2

PSY5MSP Methods for Scientist Practitioner

PSY5NCB Clinical Neuropsychology Case Analysis and Professional Issues B

PSY5NPA and PSY5NPB Clinical Neuropsychology Practicum A, B

PSY5NRA and PSY5NRB Clinical Neuropsychology Master’s Research A, B *

Semester 1

PSY5NCC Clinical Neuropsychology Case Analysis and Professional Issues C

PSY5NPS Neuropsychiatry

PSY5NRR Neuropsychological Recovery, Rehabilitation and Aged Care

PSY5PNP Development Neuropsychology

Semester 1 or 2

PSY5NCD Clinical Neuropsychology Case Analysis and Professional Issues D

PSY5NPC and PSY5NPD Clinical Neuropsychology Practicum C, D

PSY5NRC and PSY5NRD Clinical Neuropsychology Master’s Research C, D

* Neuropsychological Models, Syndromes and Assessment (PSY5NMS), Psychological Assessment (PSY5PAS) * * Psychopathology (Adult and Elderly) Course tables are 2013 examples only. For up-to-date information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/handbook For subject information, enter the subject codes above into our database, at: latrobe.edu.au/udb_public

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Master of Clinical Psychology This course prepares you for research and practice in clinical psychology. It provides you with the specialist training required for membership to the Australian Psychological Society (APS). You will also be eligible for specialised supervision leading to full membership of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists. In keeping with the scientist-professional training model, the course emphasises the application of research based on developments in the field of psychology. You cannot undertake studies on overseas exchange in this program. Content comprises 40 per cent coursework, including lectures and seminars, 30 per cent practical placements and a research project worth 30 per cent, written up as a literature review and research paper.

Academic entry requirements You should have at least a B grade average (70 per cent or above) in an Australian Bachelor’s degree with a major in psychology, or approved international equivalent as assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS). You must have completed a fourth year in psychology including a major thesis component with at least a high B grade average (75 per cent or above) or approved international equivalent as assessed by the APS. You also need experience in voluntary work, or work related to psychology, two academic referee reports and two professional referee reports – see the proforma for more information. Contact the School of Psychological Science or copies of the referee proforma.

and industry. Clinical psychologists who have graduated from the School of Psychological Sciences’ programs work as clinicians and case managers, psychotherapists, managers, researchers, specialist consultants and advisers, among other roles.

Additional costs

T +61 3 9479 1984

Professional recognition

Special requirements

They can also be accessed at: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/how-to/ supplementary-admissions-forms Applications are ranked on the basis of academic and professional suitability for selection by interview.

Career opportunities You may be employed as a clinical psychologist in a wide variety of positions, including key roles in the health and government sectors, in community organisations, research institutions

Observation of psychology session

This course provides you with the specialised training required to gain registration as a professional psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia (PBA). You can gain membership to the APS and are eligible for specialised supervision leading to full membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

Annual fee for provisional psychologist registration (A$390, subject to change).

Additional information Applications close on 30 September. If you have an international qualification, you need to have your academic achievements assessed by the Australian Psychological Society before submitting your application. For further information, visit: psychology.org.au/studentHQ

2013 Sample course structure

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Year

2 Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

PSY5CBT Behavioural and Cognitive-behavioural Theory Assessment and Practice

PSY5CPI Counselling Skills and Professional Issues

Semester 1 or 2

PSY5CRA and PSY5CRB Clinical Psychology Masters Research A and B

PSY5CPA, PSY5CPB and PSY5CPC Clinical Psychology Practicum A, B and C

Semester 2

PSY5CAD Child and Adolescent Disorders and Learning Disabilities

PSY5CCP Context and Co-morbidity in Clinical Practice

Semester 1

PSY5CAA Clinical Psychology Case Analysis A

Semester 1 or 2

PSY5CPE Clinical Psychology Practicum E

PSY5CRC, PSY5CRD Clinical Psychology Master’s Research C, D

Semester 2

PSY5CAB Clinical Psychology Case Analysis B

PSY5CAT Clinical Assessment and Treatment of Major Disorders

PSY5PAS Psychological Assessment

PSY5MSP Methods for Scientist Practitioner

PSY5PAD Psychopathology (Adult and Elderly)

PSY5CTL Clinical Assessment and Treatment Literature

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Master of Nanotechnology Nanotechnology – understanding, creating and controlling events on the scale of nanometres (millionth of a millimetre) – is an emerging field that aims to understand and use the science of the very small. It covers a wide range of areas including semiconductors, where it is hoped that very small components will continue the increase in computational speed predicted by Moore’s Law. Chemical systems expect nanotechnology to provide sophisticated sensors for chemicals at low concentrations, with applications to biological systems. Biologists seek means of manipulating and sensing biological processes within cells. This course has a strong research focus. You will work in state-of-the-art research laboratories equipped with world class fabrication and characterisation resources. First year is a common year and comprises 120 credit points of coursework subjects. The second year of the regular stream comprises a further 120 credit points of coursework subjects. If you achieve an average of 65 per cent for all subjects in the first year and demonstrate an aptitude for research and experimentation, you may be invited to join the research stream. In the research stream, you will undertake a 60 credit point Master’s research thesis (approximately 18 000 words) along with a further 60 credit points of coursework subjects, as part of the second year. You will take six specialist nanotechnology subjects: Nanochemistry, Scanning Probe Microscopy, Imaging and Materials Characterisation, Synchrotron Science and Technology, Nanomaterials and Fabrication, and Sensors and Devices. The Issues in Nanotechnology seminar series each semester features presentations from leading practitioners in all aspects of nanotechnology.

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree, or approved international equivalent, containing a major in physics and at least

This course has a strong research focus

two years of chemistry. You should have obtained a minimum average of 65 per cent in the third year of your Bachelor’s degree, or reached an equivalent standard as assessed by the nanotechnology Course Coordinator.

Career opportunities Career opportunities exist in a diverse range of sectors, including emerging nanotechnology ventures, advanced materials, semiconductor and microelectronics businesses, advanced medical diagnostics, mineral processing, and businesses involving chemicals, polymers, or surface coatings.

State of the art laboratories

Professional recognition You may be eligible to become a member of the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).

2013 Sample course structure

1

Year

2 Year

duration 2 years

Semester 1

NAN5ISA Issues in Nanotechnology A

PHY5SYA Advanced Synchrotron Science and Technology

Semester 1 or 2

NAN5ISX Issues in Nanotechnology Extended

Elective from year 4 and 5 (Semester 1 or 2)

Semester 2

CHE5SEA Advanced Sensors and Devices

PHY5IMA Advanced Imaging and Material Characterisation

Semester 1

PHY5NFA Advanced Nanomaterials and Fabrication

Elective from year 4 and 5 (Semester 1 or 2)

Semester 1 or 2

NAN5THA Nanotech Master’s Thesis A (Research stream only)

NAN5THB Nanotech Master’s Thesis B (Research stream only)

Semester 2

PHY5SPA Advanced Scanning Probe Microscopy

Elective from year 4 and 5 (Semester 1 or 2)

Elective from year 4 and 5 (Semester 1 or 2)

Elective from year 4 and 5 (Semester 1 or 2, research  stream only)

Elective from year 4 and 5 (Semester 1 or 2, research  stream only)

Elective from year 4 and 5 (Semester 1 or 2, research  stream only)

Elective from year 4 and 5 (Semester 1 or 2, research  stream only)

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Master of Science in Physical Sciences This course covers the research areas of space physics, x-ray science and surface and materials science. We aim to equip you with experience and competence in areas of physics where experimental work is vastly different, being either laboratory or environment/field-based. During first year, you will complete eight core subjects. During second year, you will be required to complete another four core subjects, engage in a practical statistical consulting project and write a minor thesis. If you achieve an average of 65 per cent in all subjects in first year, and demonstrate an aptitude for

research, you may be invited to join the Honours stream. In the Honours stream, you will undertake a 60 credit-point Master’s research thesis (approximately 18 000 words) along with a further 60 credit points of coursework subjects as a part of second year. Graduation from the Honours stream fulfils the requirements for entry into a PhD in a relevant discipline area at La Trobe University. You may be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Science after successfully completing first year, but only if you decide not to proceed to second year of the Master’s course.

2013 Sample course structure

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree in physics or approved international equivalent, with a minimum 65 per cent grade average in the third year.

Career opportunities After graduating, you are likely to find work in diverse areas involving technology and research. With excellent problem-solving skills, you are likely to be successful in the commercial and administrative sectors.

Professional recognition Once you have graduated, you may be eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Physics (AIP).

duration 2 years

1

Semester 1

PHY5XRY X-ray science

Elective

Elective

Semester 1 or 2

Elective

Elective

Elective

Semester 2

PHY4SSC Surface Science

Elective

Elective

Elective

2

Semester 1

PHY4MES Mesoscopic Nanoscience

Elective

Elective

Elective

Semester 1 or 2

PHY5THA Physics Master’s Thesis A

Semester 2

PHY4QME Quantum Mechanics and Electrodynamics

Year

Year

Elective

PHY5THB Physics Master’s Thesis B Elective

Elective

Elective

Master of Statistical Science We have a reputation as one of Australia’s most progressive teaching departments in the mathematical and statistical sciences. This course gives you the opportunity to further your understanding of the statistical modelling of physical, biological and economic phenomena, so you can contribute to applied research and development in industry, commerce and research. It places particular emphasis on data analysis using computer-related technology and the fundamental theory of applied statistics methodology. You can select studies from a wide range of components and you will have the opportunity to complete a minor thesis in your second year. As part of this course, you may complete subjects offered through the Key Centre of Statistical Science (KCSS), which comprises of La Trobe University, Monash University and RMIT. Additionally,

you can also complete appropriate subjects offered nationally through the Access Grid Room Network. During first year, you will complete eight core subjects. In second year, you will be required to complete another four core subjects, engage in a practical statistical consulting project and write a minor thesis. You can choose from a wide range of subjects. Electives include: Regression Analysis, Applied Financial Econometrics, Financial Econometrics, Game Theory and Applications, Statistical Inference, Statistics for Quality and Productivity in Industry, Time Series Analysis, Advanced Data Analysis, Spatial Analysis, Financial Mathematics, and Analysis of Medical Data.

Academic entry requirements An Australian Bachelor’s degree with a major in statistics, or approved international equivalent.

2013 Sample course structure

1

Semester 1

Choose four electives

Semester 1 or 2

STA5THB Master’s Statistics Thesis A and B

Semester 2

Choose four electives

2

Semester 1

Choose two electives

Semester 1 or 2

STA5THB Master’s Statistics Thesis A and B

Semester 2

Choose two electives

Year

Year

duration 2 years

Consulting Practical

Consulting Practical

If you have an Honours degree, you may be accepted into the second year of the course.

Career opportunities Statisticians work across numerous industries, performing business analysis, risk analysis, forecasting, market analysis, and scientific analysis. Opportunities for highly-skilled statisticians have been steadily growing in recent years and this trend is expected to continue.

Professional recognition Once you have have completed the first year of the Master of Statistical Science, you are eligible for accreditation as an Accredited Statistician (AStat) by the Statistical Society of Australia Inc., provided that you have four years of practical experience in applying statistics.

Key Centre of Statistical Sciences (KCSS) electives Analysis of Medical Data Financial Econometrics 2 Bayesian Econmetric Analysis Regression Analysis Spatial Analysis Optimisation Principles in Econometrics Stochastic Processes I – Linear Systems Probability Optimisation Models in Finance Stohastic Processes II – Random Walks and Markov Chains Principles of Econometrics Stohastic Calculus and Mathematical Finance Theories of Statistics. *Note this list varies from year to year.

Course tables are 2013 examples only. For up-to-date information, visit: latrobe.edu.au/handbook For subject information, enter the subject codes above into our database, at: latrobe.edu.au/udb_public

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Atrium, AgriBio, Melbourne Campus

Higher Degrees by Research in Sciences and Psychology There are more than 1000 international students from 50 different countries currently undertaking studies in the Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering. Research specialisations §§ agricultural and environmental sciences §§ agricultural sciences §§ animal and veterinary biosciences §§ biochemistry and molecular biology §§ biological sciences §§ biology §§ biomedical science §§ botany §§ chemistry §§ environmental science §§ genetics §§ mathematics and statistics §§ medical and psychological sciences §§ medicinal chemistry §§ microbiology §§ nanotechnology §§ pharmacy §§ physical and chemical sciences §§ physics §§ physiology §§ science §§ wildlife and conservation biology §§ zoology: muscle physiology, conservation biology, reproductive physiology, behavioural ecology, insect ecology, fire ecology.

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Faculty-based Research Centres Honours and postgraduate students will have access to two new, world-class research facilities at the Melbourne Campus: the A$100 million La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) and AgriBio, the Centre for AgriBioscience. AgriBio is an A$288 million joint initiative of the Victorian Government’s Department of Primary Industries and La Trobe University.

Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre The School of Psychological Sciences’ Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre is the first research facility in Australia dedicated to autism spectrum disorders. The Centre, a joint initiative with Autism Victoria, is the first and largest in Australia dedicated to autism research. The Margot Prior Wing – one of only six autism-specific early learning centres in Australia – is helping to advance knowledge on the nature and causes of autism in Australia and overseas.

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Leaders in biochemistry and cell biology 2010 and 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) results confirm La Trobe as the leading university in Australia in biochemistry and cell biology. La Trobe University is the top ranked institution in the nation for research in microbiology and equal top with just one other university in biochemistry and cell biology, microbiology and in veterinary sciences. We were also ranked as above or at international standard in condensed matter physics, soil sciences, physiology, plant biology, zoology, artificial intelligence, ecology, genetics and crop pasture production and neurosciences.

Find a research supervisor You can search for a research supervisor within the faculty by following the instructions on page 18 of this guide, and by visiting: latrobe.edu.au/scitecheng/research/ supervisors


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Researchers at La Trobe University

Master of Agricultural Science This program enables you to conduct research in a wide range of areas including but not restricted to: animal nutrition, animal health, parasitology, endocrinology crop and pasture nutrition, soil science and domestic animal endocrinology, developmental biology and neurobiology.

Academic entry requirements

Professional recognition

An Australian degree with Honours in science, or its equivalent, with a specialisation in an agricultural or biological discipline. If you have Honours at H2B level or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances.

The program is recognised by the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology.

Master of Psychological Science This program enables you to pursue research in any area you are appropriately qualified in. The school’s research areas include but are not limited to: autism spectrum disorders, clinical and health psychology, behavioural neuroscience and neuropsychology, cognitive and developmental psychology and social and intercultural psychology. You can seek to transfer to a PhD six months from the commencement of a Master’s program, subject to meeting certain requirements.

Academic entry requirements Bachelor of Psychological Science with Honours (at least upper H2A greater than 75 per cent), or approved international equivalent. If you have Honours at H2B level or equivalent, you may be considered in some instances.

Career opportunities You will acquire valuable skills in research, statistics, questionnaire design, interviewing, data collection and analyses, all of which are relevant to a wide range of occupations in the academic, government or private sectors.

Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre

Master of Science Areas of study include: biochemistry, botany, chemistry, computer science and computer engineering, electronics, environmental management and ecology (Albury-Wodonga only), environmental science, genetics, mathematics, microbiology, physics, psychology, statistical science and zoology.

Academic entry requirements You must have an Australian Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or an approved equivalent.

If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances.

Career opportunities Research assistant, science teacher (with suitable educational qualifications), representative for scientific and equipment supplies companies, junior university lecturer, laboratory or field scientist and others (depending on specialist area).

Professional recognition Depending on the specific studies you choose, accreditation with a relevant professional association is possible.

Additional information Environmental management and ecology is offered at the Albury-Wodonga Campus, and pharmacy is offered at the Bendigo Campus. All other major areas of study are offered at the Melbourne Campus.

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Doctor of Clinical Neuropsychology Coursework, practical placements and a research thesis are all included in this degree. First year focuses on acquiring skills and developing your research topic; second year includes research data collection and practical experience in a range of clinical neuropsychology settings. The remainder of the program includes advanced-level coursework, an extended internship and completion of the research project.

Academic entry requirements APAC-accredited psychology program with at least a B Grade average or equivalent across all years and APAC-accredited fourth-

year psychology program with Honours of at least upper H2A or equivalent.

Career opportunities Once you have graduated, you can be employed in a wide variety of positions as a psychologist, including key roles in the health and government sectors, in community organisations, research institutions and industry. Psychologists who have graduated from the school’s programs work as clinicians and case managers, psychotherapists, managers, researchers, specialist consultants and advisers among other roles.

Professional recognition You will be eligible for registration with the Psychology Board of Australia, membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and specialised supervision leading to full membership of an APS college.

Special requirements In addition to the standard requirement of two academic referee reports, two professional referee reports are also required. The report forms can be downloaded from: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/how-to/ supplementary-admissions-forms

Doctor of Clinical Psychology You will undertake practical placements in work settings, coursework and a research thesis in an area of clinical psychology in this course. First year focuses on acquiring research skills and developing the research topic; second year includes research data collection and practical experience in a range of clinical psychology settings. The remainder of the program includes advanced-level coursework, an extended internship and completion of the research project.

Academic entry requirements Australian Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent and at least three years of relevant professional experience. You must also provide evidence of substantial research expertise.

Career opportunities Once you graduate, you can be employed in a wide variety of positions as a psychologist, including key roles in the health and government sectors, in community organisations, research institutions and industry. Clinical psychologists who have graduated from the school’s programs work as clinicians and case managers, psychotherapists, managers, researchers, specialist consultants and advisers, among other roles.

Professional recognition This course provides you the specialist training required to gain registration as a professional psychologist with the

Psychology behavioural equipment

Psychology Board of Australia (PBA), to gain membership of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and eligibility for specialised supervision leading to full membership of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.

Additional costs Annual fee for Provisional Psychologist registration.

Special requirements Applications for candidature and scholarships close on 30 September.

If you have overseas qualifications, you need to have your academic achievements assessed by the Australian Psychological Society prior to applying. In addition to the standard requirement of two academic referee reports, two professional referee reports are also required. The report forms can be downloaded from: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/how-to/ supplementary-admissions-forms

Doctor of Philosophy Areas of study available in this doctoral program include: agricultural sciences, behavioural science and psychology, biochemistry, botany, chemistry, civil engineering, computer science and computer engineering, electronic engineering, environmental management and ecology, genetics, information, mathematics, microbiology, pharmacy, physics, psychology, statistical science and zoology.

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Academic entry requirements

Additional information

Australian Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. You must also provide evidence of substantial private research expertise.

Botany, computer science and statistical science are only offered at the Melbourne Campus. Pharmacy is offered at the Bendigo Campus.

Professional recognition Depending on the specific studies you choose, accreditation with a relevant science professional association is possible.

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Postgraduate coursework applicants If you’re applying directly – follow these steps. You can also apply through a La Trobe University representative. See details further below.

1

Select your course

Check the course online for the latest information. latrobe.edu.au/courses

2

 Do you meet the admission  requirements?

View the academic entry requirements of individual course descriptions in this publication and at: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply See page 18 for further information on academic entry requirements. The standard English language requirements are listed on page 17. Some courses require higher English language standards and these are listed in the Table of courses and at: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply If you have not satisfied the requirements, you can still apply to study at La Trobe as the University may make you a conditional offer.

Applying through one of our overseas representatives La Trobe University has a network of overseas and national (onshore) representatives that can assist with your application. For details of representatives in your country and region, visit: latrobe.edu.au/international/agents

Closing dates for applications There are no official closing dates for direct applications or applications lodged through La Trobe University representatives. If a course does have a closing date for applications, it is outlined in the course description.

3

 Complete the Application Form

Either go online and fill in the Application Form at: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply Or carefully read and fill in the application form at the end of this guide. Complete all required information and attach: §§ original or certified copies of your academic qualifications including a full statement of results (with certified English translation if required) §§ original or certified copies of your English language proficiency

4

 Send us your application

Send the hard copy Application Form with any supporting documentation to La Trobe International – the address shown on the form – or email a copy of the Application Form also with any supporting documentation to: intapplication@latrobe.edu.au Take the time to carefully fill out every section of the application form. Note that documents submitted with your application become the property of La Trobe University and are not returnable.

§§ any other information specified in the entry requirements for the course(s) you have chosen – any Supplementary Application Forms and additional information that may be required, as outlined in the course description. Refer to information online for up-to-date requirements: latrobe.edu.au/international/courses

Advanced Standing To apply for Advanced Standing (credit) for previous studies, you must provide details, including course syllabus (e.g. handbook entries in English translation) with your application. If you are successful, you will receive advice in your Letter of Offer. If you are granted conditional Advanced Standing, you must provide evidence that you have satisfactorily met the conditions prior to or at the time of accepting your offer. The course duration shown in your Letter of Offer will reflect the amount of Advanced Standing you have been granted. If you do not request an assessment of Advanced Standing when you submit your application, you must request an assessment within two weeks of commencing the course.

Applications made after this time may not be approved. All Advanced Standing applications must be approved by your faculty or school. If you are granted Advanced Standing after receiving your visa, La Trobe must notify the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) of any subsequent change in course duration. The University will not assess previous studies for Advanced Standing before an application is lodged and all required information is supplied. Visit: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply

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APPLY NOW

Higher Degree by Research Candidates If you’re applying directly – follow these steps. You can also apply through a La Trobe University representative. See details below.

1

Select your course

Check the course online for the latest information: latrobe.edu.au/courses

2

 Find your supervisor

When you contact potential supervisors include your professional CV, copies of your transcripts and a 300‑word research proposal. To view faculties and contact appropriate supervisors, see the relevant discipline or faculty section in this guide, on pages 32, 48, 58, 68, 91 and 102. Also ensure you follow the instructions listed on page 18 of this guide. Applications submitted without evidence of supervision will not be accepted.

3

 Complete your  research application

When your supervisor has confirmed their availability, complete your application, which must include the following documents: §§ Higher Degree by Research Application Form at the end of this guide, or available at: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/ how-to/research §§ two academic referee reports. Contact your referees and ask them to forward the reports directly to La Trobe International by email, fax or post. Note: La Trobe International cannot process your application until we receive both confidential academic referee reports. Only referee reports completed on the Confidential Academic Referee Report Form will be accepted. Download the Form located at: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/ how-to/research §§ your research proposal §§ your CV (professional resumé) including details of any academic publications, awards or achievements and past research experience

How long will it take?

Our 2014 scholarships

La Trobe International will process your application when it has received the above documentation, as well as both confidential academic referee reports. Allow six to eight weeks processing time upon receipt of your complete application.

You may be are eligible for a: §§ La Trobe University Full Fee Research Scholarship (LTUFFRS) §§ La Trobe University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (LTUPRS) §§ International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS). All La Trobe University scholarships are ranked and awarded on the basis of academic merit and are very competitive. While the minimum grade requirement for scholarship varies each year depending on the number and quality of applications, most years applicants must have a minimum H1 grade average to be considered.

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§§ copies of academic transcripts §§ an abstract (in English) of your Masters’ thesis (if applicable) §§ evidence of English language proficiency, conditional offers can be made to allow time for you to improve your academic English, visit: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/ how-to/english

4

 Submit your  application

You can submit your research application in various ways: §§ through La Trobe registered agents: latrobe.edu.au/international/ registeredagents §§ in person at La Trobe International at the Melbourne or Bendigo Campus §§ by email: E ltiresearch@latrobe.edu.au §§ by post: La Trobe International (Research) La Trobe University, Bundoora Victoria Australia 3086 §§ by fax: F +61 3 9479 3660

Completion of academic publications is also considered favourably upon when we assess your application. To be considered for these scholarships, tick the appropriate box (or boxes) on the Application Form. Applications for these scholarships close 30 September 2013 for study in 2014. For detailed information on these and other scholarships, visit: latrobe.edu.au/international/fees/ scholarships/research


Accepting your offer If your application is successful – congratulations! We will send you a Letter of Offer and details on how to accept your offer.

You should send your signed offer acceptance forms, together with the total deposit sum indicated on your Letter of Offer, as early as possible to La Trobe International. Once you have accepted your offer, La Trobe University will send information to assist you with your predeparture, including an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). You can use the CoE to arrange your student visa. Details of the La Trobe refund policy are included on page 5.

Deferment, suspension and cancellation of enrolment (Postgraduate coursework students only)

Useful websites

La Trobe University is obliged to notify the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIICCSRTE) if it defers, suspends, intermits, or cancels your enrolment.

Course guides, flyers and other publications latrobe.edu.au/international/publications

Conditional offers

These changes to your enrolment can affect your visa. DIICCSRTE will record this change to enrolment and send the information to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. We can only permit you to intermit from your studies (defer your studies) for up to 12 months on the grounds of: compassionate and compelling circumstances; where La Trobe University is unable to offer a prerequisite subject; or if you are unable to commence your course due to delays in receiving your student visa.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for your course at the time of submitting your application, you can still apply to study at La Trobe University. The University can make a Conditional Offer – which is subject to you meeting certain conditions (e.g. English language requirements).

Your enrolment may be cancelled due to non-payment of tuition fees. If you are found guilty of academic misconduct, or inappropriate conduct, or if you have conditions set by the Academic Progress Committee due to lack of academic progress, your enrolment may be suspended.

You must fulfil the conditions stated in your offer before it can be changed to a full offer. If you are required to meet certain English language requirements, we recommend La Trobe Melbourne to help you reach the appropriate level. See page 19 for more information.

If you have had your enrolment suspended by the University, you have 20 working days to appeal the suspension. Once 20 days have elapsed, or the internal appeals process has been completed and the decision to suspend upheld, you will be reported to DIICCSRTE. For more information on University policy and regulations, visit: latrobe.edu.au/policy

latrobe.edu.au/international/apply Note for sponsored students: if a sponsor (e.g. government, or organisation) pays your fees, you must attach a letter of financial guarantee written on your sponsor’s official letterhead and addressed to La Trobe University.

More course information Faculty, course and subject information latrobe.edu.au/handbook

Personal stories International student profiles latrobe.edu.au/international/why-latrobe

La Trobe Times online international news Stay informed. Join our online La Trobe community. Receive news of the latest international student events, student blogs, research updates and personal stories of international students. Sign up at: latrobe.edu.au/international-news/ subscribe

The ESOS Act Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Australia provides the world’s most rigorous protection for you through the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act 2000. The ESOS Act requires those institutions providing education to international students to meet nationally consistent standards in their education delivery, facilities and services. The Australian Government publication The ESOS framework – providing quality education and protecting your rights provides a useful summary of the ESOS framework. aei.gov.au/Regulatory-Information/Pages/ Regulatoryinformation.aspx

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David Myers bus loop

Arriving at La Trobe Plan your arrival It is really important for you to read the information about studying and living in Australia, temporary accommodation and airport reception. Once you accept your offer we will send you our essential guide to life and study in Australia: the My Life at La Trobe Guide. Ensure you read this carefully. You can also access this important guide at: latrobe.edu.au/international/predeparture You need to register with La Trobe International when you arrive at La Trobe University. As part of that process we will give you arrival, enrolment and orientation information.

University Orientation and Enrolment

Study period

Commences Ends

Summer

6 January

14 February

Semester 1

3 March

30 May

Winter

30 June

11 July

It’s an exciting, interesting and social week to help you settle into your university life. There are many interactive sessions, activities and plenty of opportunities to meet students, staff, and to make friends – and, free food! Faculties hold information sessions where you can discuss your enrolment and subject selection with a Course Advisor. Visit:

Semester 2

28 July

24 October

latrobe.edu.au/orientation

Note: some courses may have different commencement dates or non-standard start dates. Check the course information to see if your course has a non-standard start date, or visit: latrobe.edu.au/calendar/all-students

Students who attend orientation are more likely to succeed in their studies. That’s why it’s a requirement of La Trobe University that you attend the University Orientation program, held two weeks before the start of class.

Make sure you get a copy of our Weekend Survival Guide, and our Cheap and Free Guide, plus loads of other information to help you settle into life and study in Australia: latrobe.edu.au/students/new-students/ international/arriving

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Our academic year is divided into two semesters. Standard semester dates are set out in the table above. Check our website for current information and other important dates including the University Orientation Program and Enrolment: latrobe.edu.au/international


coursework programS 2014 Application form International student application for admission to coursework programs Read this application carefully. Complete all sections and ensure that supporting (certified) documents are attached. Write in block letters using a blue or black pen. Tick where applicable.  Personal details as shown on your passport Yes

Have you previously enrolled at La Trobe University?        

No

If yes, provide your student number               Male

Female

Title  

Mrs    Ms  

Miss  

Mr  

Dr

Family name

Date of birth

d

d

m

m

Given name(s)

 Student’s current personal address Number and Street Suburb/Town City/State Country

Post/Zip code

Telephone country code |

area code

     

|  number

Mobile/Cell phone  country code |

    

area code

     

|  number     

Student’s email (compulsory)

 Residency information Country of birth Citizenship Are you currently living in Australia?

Passport number (if available)

Yes

No

If no, country where you are living

 Agent details (if applicable) Agency name

Email

Branch address and country

Declaration by agent: Yes ƒƒ I have assessed the applicant as a Genuine Temporary Entrant and a Genuine Student No as defined by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Yes ƒƒ The applicant is genuine in making this application and has every intention No of completing all programs listed in the application. Yes ƒƒ I have made every effort to verify the authenticity and validity of the documents No which form part of this application.

Agent stamp

Agency signature

 Course preferences List the course/s that you would like to study at La Trobe University in order of preference

TEAR HERE

Pref. Name of course

Campus

Preferred start date*

1

AW

B

F

C

MEL

MIL

S

S1*

S2*

Other

2

AW

B

F

C

MEL

MIL

S

S1*

S2*

Other

3

AW

B

F

C

MEL

MIL

S

S1*

S2*

Other

Campus: AW=Albury‑Wodonga, B=Bendigo, F=Franklin Street, C=City, MEL=Melbourne (Bundoora), MIL=Mildura, S=Shepparton *Start date: S1 = Semester 1 (March) Semester 2 (July) ƒƒ Note: Depending on demand and availability you may be offered a place at a different campus. ƒƒ Places will be allocated as soon as your application is received. Students can change their course preference without incurring a fee only once. ƒƒ After a course offer has been issued, subsequent changes incur a non-refundable A$80 fee. Page 1 of 4

Year

y

y


Visa information Are you a permanent resident of Australia? If yes, you will be required to apply as a domestic student. See: latrobe.edu.au/school/apply

Yes

No

Current Australian visa number as shown on your visa label (if applicable) Visa type

Student

Visitor

Spouse     Subclass number  

d

Expiry date

d

m

m

y

y

Other Visa type (specify):     If you hold a current passport and/or an Australian visa, you must include a copy with this application. Yes

No

Have you breached any visa conditions? If yes, provide details:

Yes

No

Have you ever been refused a visa for entry into Australia? If yes, provide details:

Yes

No

Have you ever had a visa application rejected (country other than Australia)?

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No Date of marriage

Yes

No

Have you previously visited or studied in Australia?

If yes, provide details and a copy of the rejection letter:

Have you ever been convicted of a crime or offence? If yes, provide details:

Note your family immigration history: Are you married? Is your spouse currently in Australia?

d

d

m

m

y

y

Visa expiry date

d

d

m

m

y

y

Date of birth

d

d

m

m

y

y

Date of birth

d

d

m

m

y

y

Date of birth

d

d

m

m

y

y

If yes, what visa type does your spouse have?  Provide details of all your dependants (children) including their date of birth: Full name Full name Full name

If you have more than three dependants, attach a separate sheet with any remaining dependant’s details.

 Advanced Standing (credit) transfer Are you seeking Advanced Standing (credit) for previous studies?

Yes

No

If yes, you must attach detailed syllabus or curriculum for Advanced Standing (credit) to be assessed. This must include course content, assessment mode, contact hours, prescribed texts, etc.

 English language proficiency Is English your first language? If no, what is your first language?

Yes

No

Was English the language of instruction during the final year of your secondary studies?

Yes

No

Year completed:

Was English the language of instruction during your post-secondary studies?

Yes

No

Year completed:

Have you taken or will you be taking an English Test?

Yes

No

Name of test Date of test

d

d

m

m

y

y

Location (city and country) Result Note: some courses have higher English language requirements. La Trobe University also accepts other English language tests, see: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply

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Educational background and qualifications Documentary evidence of qualifications claimed must be attached, including a full academic transcript (statement of results and evidence of successful completion). Documents not in English must be accompanied by certified translations. Also describe any current studies you are undertaking. Note that documents submitted with your application become the property of La Trobe University and are not returnable. 1. Current studies – List details of current studies Name of qualification (including main field of study) Date your results will be available (month/year)

Date enrolled (month/year) m

m

y

y

to

m

m

y

y

m

Institution

m

y

y

Country

Will you complete your current studies prior to the commencement of your proposed La Trobe University program?  Yes Have you ever been excluded from an academic institution? If yes, provide details below:

 Yes

 No

 No

2. Previous studies – List details of the secondary school or foundation studies you have completed Name of qualification (including main field of study)

Date enrolled (month/year) m

m

y

y

to

m

m

y

y

Institution

Country

3. Completed post-secondary (tertiary studies) – List details of the post-secondary studies you have completed, from lowest to highest  qualification gained (e.g. Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor, Master’s) Name of qualification (including main field of study)

Date enrolled (month/year) m

m

y

y

to

m

m

y

y

Institution

Country

Date enrolled (month/year) m

m

y

y

to

m

m

Name of qualification (including main field of study) y

y

Institution

Country Name of qualification (including main field of study)

Date enrolled (month/year) m

m

y

y

to

m

m

y

y

Institution

Country

4. Employment history – You must attach a CV (curriculum vitae) or resume with relevant work experience   (if applicable to the program you are applying for). Employer’s name

From

To

Position and type of work

 Living costs For a guide to living costs, visit: latrobe.edu.au/international/living/costs Do you understand the costs associated with studying in Australia? (including the costs of tuition, living expenses, OSHC, return airfares etc.)

Yes

No

How are you funding your study and living costs? (choose more than one if applicable): self-funded family-funded sponsored by government / organisation / company bank loan (provide proof with this application of employment and income, bank statements and loan letters) TEAR HERE

other (specify):

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Check list §§ If you have packaged your La Trobe University degree with a program offered at an approved La Trobe University packaging partner institution, are you aware of the progression conditions and requirements? Yes No Not applicable (N/A)

§§ Do you understand that your visa application may be rejected if the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) is not satisfied that you are a genuine student, and if you do not pass their health and character checks? Yes No

§§ Does your course selection correspond with your academic and/ or professional background? Yes No N/A If no, state reasons for your course selection (or attach a statement outlining your reasons):

§§ Do you understand that DIAC may cancel your visa if you do not abide by the visa conditions? Visit: latrobe.edu.au/students/new-students/international/visa Yes No

§§ Do you understand the career outcomes, structure and delivery mode of the course/s? Yes No §§ Do you understand that La Trobe University and/or an authorised packaging partner institution will not pay your tuition fees or living expenses if you are unable to fund your stay in Australia and that La Trobe University may cancel your enrolment and CoE which will change your student visa status? Yes No §§ Are you aware of your work rights and restrictions while studying in Australia on a student visa? Yes No §§ Have you provided us with all of your education and employment history? Yes No

 Declaration and agreement §§ I am not a permanent resident or citizen of Australia, nor a citizen of New Zealand. §§ I am aware of the conditions relating to my admission into La Trobe University. §§ I declare to the best of my knowledge that the information supplied on this application form and all supporting documentation is correct and complete, and that any supplementary application documents (personal statement, folio or additional requirements) are my own work. I acknowledge that La Trobe University reserves the right at any stage to vary or reverse any decision regarding admission or enrolment which has been made on the basis of incorrect, fraudulent or incomplete information. I also acknowledge that failure to disclose my full academic record may result in the University revoking an offer or terminating my studies at any stage. I authorise the University to seek verification of my academic and professional qualifications, and work experience. §§ The University also reserves the right to vary courses, subjects, the mode of delivery, assessment and admission requirements at any time at its discretion. §§ I acknowledge La Trobe University places restrictions on program and institution transfers and that I may not be permitted to change my program or institution without permission. §§ I consent to the University using and disclosing my personal information under the conditions relating to the Refund Policy as set out at: latrobe.edu.au/international/fees §§ Information I have provided on this form and during enrolment may be made available to the Australian Government, state agencies and other designated authorities under the ESOS Act 2000 and the National Code 2007. Information about me can be disclosed without my consent where authorised or required by law. I further understand that La Trobe University, as an education provider, is required to provide information about my enrolment to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) upon request. I understand that the University reserves the right to inform other tertiary institutions and regulatory agencies if any of the material presented to support my application is found to be false. If sponsored by a government body or private institution, I give La Trobe University permission to provide my sponsor with information about my application, enrolment and academic progress. §§ If I am unsuccessful in getting direct entry into my degree program, La Trobe University will refer my application to the University’s preferred pathway providers for an alternative Foundation or Diploma program that may lead to my chosen La Trobe University degree. Page 4 of 4

§§ Have you answered all questions? Yes No §§ Have you attached original or certified copies of all necessary documents? Yes No §§ Have you attached certified English translations of documents not in English? Yes No §§ If applying for Advanced Standing (credit), have you attached syllabus/curriculum details (e.g. handbook entry) Yes No §§ Have you signed and dated the application? Yes No §§ Have you kept a personal copy of all documents? Yes No

§§ I authorise the University to disclose information relevant to my application and enrolment to the University’s preferred OSHC provider and other third parties for the purposes of arranging my OSHC, progressing my application and enrolment, and administering my course. I also authorise La Trobe University to access the DIAC’s Visa Entitlement Verification Online System (VEVO) to obtain information on my visa status. §§ I understand the fees listed in this publication are an estimate only, based on the subjects in which I enrol, and will vary depending on the subject and the actual subject enrolment load. I agree to pay all fees for which I am liable. I acknowledge that the tuition fee is exclusive of the cost of text books, health insurance or living expenses such as food, accommodation, transport and medical costs. Details on any additional costs can be found within course descriptions on the La Trobe University website: latrobe.edu.au/courses §§ I acknowledge that tuition and other fees are subject to change each year. The University reserves the right to vary fees on an annual basis. Tuition fees will not normally rise above seven per cent per year. Should the University decide to increase its fees, that increase will take effect on 1 January of the following year. §§ I understand that if I have any school-aged children or dependants accompanying me to Australia, they must attend school and I will be required to pay a full fee if they are enrolled either in a government or non‑government school. §§ I have completed all sections of the application form. §§ I accept that this application and supporting documentation become the property of La Trobe University and are not returnable. §§ I understand this agreement does not remove my right to take further action under Australia’s consumer protection laws. §§ I have read and I understand the declaration above.

Date

d

d

m

m

y

y

Applicant’s (student’s) signature:

 Contact details La Trobe International | La Trobe University | Victoria 3086 Australia T +61 3 9479 1199 | F +61 3 9479 3660 | E international@latrobe.edu.au CRICOS Provider 00115M


HIGHER DEGREE BY RESEARCH Application form International students

Read this application carefully. Complete all sections and ensure that supporting (certified) documents are attached. Write in block letters using a blue or black pen. Tick where applicable.

 Personal details Have you been previously enrolled at La Trobe University? 

Yes

No

If yes, provide your student number    Male

Female

Mrs    Ms  

Title  

Miss  

Mr  

Dr

Family name

Date of birth

d

d

m

m

y

y

Given name(s)

Country of birth Citizenship

Passport number (if available)

Are you currently living in Australia?  Yes If no, country where you are currently living

Are you a permanent resident of Australia? Yes No If yes, you will be required to apply as a domestic student. See latrobe.edu.au/school/apply

No

Current Australian visa number as shown on your visa label (if applicable) d

Expiry date Visa type

d

m

Student

m

y

y

Visitor

Spouse

Other

  Subclass number

If you hold a current passport and/or an Australian visa, you must include a copy with this application. Will you be bringing your family to Australia while studying at La Trobe University?   If yes, provide details of all dependents who will be included on your student visa.

Yes

No

 Student’s current personal address Number and Street Suburb/Town City/State Country

Post/Zip code

Telephone country code |

|  number

area code

     

Mobile/Cell phone country code |  area code |

    

    

number

     

Student’s email (compulsory)

 Agent details (if applicable) Agency name Number and Street

Agent stamp

Suburb / Town City / State Country Post/Zip code Telephone 

country code

|

area code

     

Mobile/Cell phone

country code

|  area code |     

TEAR HERE

|  number      number

     

Email

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Course preferences Title of the degree program you would like to study at La Trobe University Title of degree (e.g PhD in Applied Science)

Proposed school / department of enrolment

Campus AW MEL

Commencing dd/mm/yy B MIL

F S

C

d

d

m

m

y

y

Campus: AW=Albury‑Wodonga, B=Bendigo, F=Franklin Street, C=City, MEL=Melbourne (Bundoora), MIL=Mildura, S=Shepparton *Start date: S1 = Semester 1 (March) Semester 2 (July) ƒƒ Note: Depending on demand and availability you may be offered a place at a different campus. ƒƒ Places will be allocated as soon as your application is received. Students can change their course preference without incurring a fee only once. ƒƒ After a course offer has been issued, subsequent changes incur a non-refundable A$80 fee.

 Prior contact with the school or department You must confirm supervision before your application will be accepted. For more information, visit latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/how-to/research I have contacted a supervisor and they have agreed to supervise my topic  Yes Name

No

Department

Have you attached evidence confirming the supervisor is available for your proposed topic?  Yes

No

 Research proposal Title of research proposal

Attach a summary (approximately 300 words) of your research proposal. For details, visit: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/how-to/research

 Scholarship information Have you received a scholarship or sponsorship to undertake your research  Yes Are you going to apply for a scholarship or sponsorship   Yes

No

No

Name of scholarship / sponsoring body If you wish to apply for the following scholarships, tick the relevant box(es). The closing date is 30 September each year, for study commencing the following year. Note scholarship recipients are expected to commence their studies between 1 January and 31 March. La Trobe University Postgraduate

Research Scholarship (LTUPRS)

International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS)

La Trobe University Full Fee

Research Scholarship (LTUFFRS)

If your application for scholarship is unsuccessful what action do you want to take?   I wish to withdraw my application from La Trobe University   I still wish to be considered for admission to La Trobe University. My alternative funding method is

For further information on scholarships, visit: latrobe.edu.au/international/fees/scholarships

 English language proficiency Tick where applicable and attach documentary evidence English skill Is English your first language? 

Yes

No

Have you studied at Undergraduate or Postgraduate level with English as the medium of instruction within two years of your proposed course start date? If yes, provide evidence. 

Yes

No

Yes

No

English language course Are you planning to enrol, or are you enrolled in an English language course in Australia or at La Trobe Melbourne? See La Trobe-approved English language course providers: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/how-to/english

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English test Yes

Have you taken an English test within two years of your proposed course start date? (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, CAE, CPE)*

No

If yes, provide test name and date below and supply the results or provide them as soon as they are available. Yes

If no, do you plan to take a test?  

No

Test name

Date of test

d

d

m

m

y

y

Test report form number Result *Note: English language requirements vary between courses. La Trobe University also accepts other English language tests. latrobe.edu.au/international/apply Also check the up-to-date minimum entry requirements for your proposed course at latrobe.edu.au/international/courses 

 Educational background and qualifications Documentary evidence of qualifications claimed must be attached, including a full academic transcript (statement of results and evidence of successful completion). Documents not in English must be accompanied by certified translations. Also describe any current studies you are undertaking. 1. Undergraduate studies – List details of the post-secondary studies you have completed, from lowest to highest qualification gained (e.g. Certificate, Diploma, Bachelor, Master’s) Name of qualification (including main field of study)

Date enrolled (month/year) m

m

y

y

to

m

m

y

y

Institution

Country

Date enrolled (month/year) m

m

y

y

to

m

Name of qualification (including main field of study)

m

y

y

Institution

Country

2. Postgraduate studies – List details of current studies Name of qualification (including main field of study) Date your results will be available (month/year)

Date enrolled (month/year) m

m

y

y

to

m

m

y

y

m

Institution

m

y

y

Country

Will you complete your current studies prior to the commencement of your proposed La Trobe University program?  Yes Have you ever been excluded from an academic institution? If yes, provide details below:   Yes

 No

 No

3. Work experience (If applicable) I have attached my professional CV outlining relevant work expeience:   Yes

 No

 Award(s) for achievement Have you ever received an award, scholarship or other recognition for academic achievement(s)?  Yes If yes, attach a brief description of your achievements.

No

 Research experience Have you ever completed relevant research of a substantial nature?  Yes If yes, attach a brief description of your research.

No

 Publications

TEAR HERE

Have you ever been the author or co-author of any academic publication(s)?  Yes If yes, attach a list of any significant publications and indicate the author(s).

No

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Referees Note: applications will not be processed until both Confidential Academic Referee Report forms have been received. Applicants must request Confidential Academic Referee Report forms from two (2) senior academics who are familiar with their research and/or recent academic achievements. Forms are available for download at: latrobe.edu.au/international/apply/how-to/research and must be emailed directly to La Trobe International: E ltiresearch@latrobe.edu.au Referee One

Referee Two

Name and title

Name and title

Address Address

Telephone country code |

area code

     

|  number Telephone country code |     

area code

     

|  number     

Email Email Applicants to a Professional Doctorate must also request two professional / work references in addition to the above Confidential Academic Referee Reports. These should also be emailed directly to La Trobe International. E ltiresearch@latrobe.edu.au

 Declaration and agreement §§ I am not a permanent resident or citizen of Australia, nor a citizen of New Zealand. §§ I am aware of the conditions relating to my admission into La Trobe University. §§ I declare to the best of my knowledge that the information supplied on this application form and all supporting documentation is correct and complete, and that any supplementary application documents (personal statement, folio or additional requirements) are my own work. I acknowledge that La Trobe University reserves the right at any stage to vary or reverse any decision regarding admission or enrolment which has been made on the basis of incorrect, fraudulent or incomplete information. Giving false or misleading information is a serious offence under the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Australia). I authorise the University to seek verification of my academic and professional qualifications, and work experience. §§ The University also reserves the right to vary courses, subjects, the mode of delivery, assessment and admission requirements at any time at its discretion. §§ I acknowledge La Trobe University places restrictions on program and institution transfers and that I may not be permitted to change my program or institution without permission.

§§ I acknowledge that tuition and other fees are subject to change each year. The University reserves the right to vary fees on an annual basis. Tuition fees will not normally rise above seven per cent per year. Should the University decide to increase its fees, that increase will take effect on 1 January of the following year. §§ I understand that if I have any school-aged children or dependants accompanying me to Australia, they must attend school and I will be required to pay a full fee if they are enrolled either in a government or non‑government school. §§ I have completed all sections of the application form. §§ I accept that this application and supporting documentation become the property of La Trobe University and are not returnable. §§ I understand this agreement does not remove my right to take further action under Australia’s consumer protection laws. §§ I have read and I understand the declaration above.

Date

d

d

m

m

y

y

Applicant’s (student’s) signature:

§§ I consent to the University using and disclosing my personal information under the conditions relating to the Refund Policy as set out at: latrobe.edu.au/international/fees §§ Information I have provided on this form and during enrolment may be made available to the Australian Government, state agencies and other designated authorities under the ESOS Act 2000 and the National Code 2007. Information about me can be disclosed without my consent where authorised or required by law. I further understand that La Trobe University, as an education provider, is required to provide information about my enrolment to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) upon request. I understand that the University reserves the right to inform other tertiary institutions and regulatory agencies if any of the material presented to support my application is found to be false. If sponsored by a government body or private institution, I give La Trobe University permission to provide my sponsor with information about my application, enrolment and academic progress. §§ I authorise the University to disclose information relevant to my application and enrolment to the University’s preferred OSHC provider and other third parties for the purposes of arranging my OSHC, progressing my application and enrolment, and administering my course. I also authorise La Trobe University to access the DIAC’s Visa Entitlement Verification Online System (VEVO) to obtain information on my visa status. §§ I understand the fees listed in this publication are an estimate only, based on the subjects in which I enrol, and will vary depending on the subject and the actual subject enrolment load. I agree to pay all fees for which I am liable. I acknowledge that the tuition fee is exclusive of the cost of text books, health insurance or living expenses such as food, accommodation, transport and medical costs. Details on any additional costs can be found within course descriptions on the La Trobe University website. latrobe.edu.au/courses Page 4 of 4

 Check list §§ Have you answered all questions? Yes No §§ Have you attached copies of all necessary documents? Yes No §§ Have you attached certified English translations of documents not in English? Yes No §§ Have you signed and dated the application? Yes No §§ Have you kept a personal copy of all documents? Yes No

 Contact details La Trobe International | La Trobe University | Victoria 3086 Australia T +61 3 9479 1199 | F +61 3 9479 3660 | E international@latrobe.edu.au

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this publication is indicative only and is designed as an aid to students contemplating enrolment at La Trobe University. While every effort is made to provide full and accurate information in this publication at the time of publication, it may contain inadvertent errors. The University does not give any warranties in relation to the accuracy and completeness of the contents. The University does not accept responsibility for any loss or damage occasioned by use of the information contained in this publication. The availability of subjects and courses listed in this publication is conditional on the availability of staff and other resources. While every effort is made to provide the subjects and courses listed, no guarantee of the structure, manner of teaching, mode of delivery, assessment or availability is implied in the listing of a subject or course for this or any subsequent year. The University reserves the right not to offer any course or subject and to restrict the number of enrolments in any course or subject. The University also reserves the right to vary courses, subjects, the mode of delivery, assessment and admission requirements at any time without notice and at its discretion. Some courses incorporate one or more supervised or clinical placements in an external organisation (e.g. a hospital or school) as a compulsory course component. Some external organisations impose requirements (e.g. National Police Check or Working with Children Check) on students undertaking placements. The University accepts no responsibility if a student is unable to undertake or complete a placement due to the student’s inability to meet the requirements of the external organisation. Some of the material presented in a course may prove to be confronting and contrary to an individual’s personal beliefs. One of the objectives of a university education is to present material that allows students to reach an informed decision concerning the merit of material in a social, political, and cultural context. Such material may not necessarily present the views and values of teaching staff of the University. Accordingly, students who do not wish to be exposed to material that may include explicit sexual, political, religious, and racial references need to consider these factors before enrolling. For course information updates, please visit: latrobe.edu.au/international Course and subject information is available in the University Handbook, see: latrobe.edu.au/handbook La Trobe University is a registered provider under the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). CRICOS Provider 00115M. Published by La Trobe University, June 2013.

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Telephone Future students T +61 3 9627 4805 T 1800 619 768 Freecall (within Australia) Current students or enquiries related to submitted applications T +61 3 9479 1199 F +61 3 9479 3660 Online enquiry latrobe.edu.au/international/ask-a-question La Trobe University overseas representatives La Trobe University has a worldwide network of representatives who can assist you with applying to study at La Trobe. latrobe.edu.au/international/registeredagents

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