ESOS and changes to the National Code 2018

The Educational Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act aims to ensure the services offered by education providers are consistent with the standard of education delivered to Australian students.  The National Code is a set of nationally consistent standards that governs the protection of international students by providers registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).  Only CRICOS courses can be offered to international students studying in Australia on a student visa.  It is a requirement for La Trobe University, as a provider of education to international students, to meet nationally consistent standards in their education delivery, facilities and services provided.

In the latter part of 2019, College and School senior management attended information sessions regarding the ESOS Act and changes to the National Code 2018.  The presentation facilitated by the La Trobe International, Compliance Team, covered an introduction to the ESOS Act, the National Code, various aspects of compliance and our responsibilities as a higher education provider.

A Zoom recording of the information session can be found above, the PowerPoint slides from the session and a quick reference guide for staff outlining our responsibilities as a higher education provider to international students.

Further information about ESOS and the National Code can be directed to the La Trobe International Compliance Team via  All enquiries regarding International Students Support at La Trobe can be made via   

Student Summit 2019

Working with a team of ten students from across the College (and campuses), the STAR team facilitated the annual Student Summit in Bundoora.

Run by students, for students, this year’s Summit was all about the big and important questions:

  • How does Uni fit in to your big picture?
  • How do you manage your well being?
  • Do you embrace opportunities?

It was such a pleasure to work with our student volunteers and to engage with the 80-plus students who participated in the day. Students explored what success means to them; developed an elevator pitch; discussed the stigma around mental health issues; and work-shopped how we can improve the SHE Peer Mentor program for 2020.

Twelve regional students came to join is in Bundoora, with a few taking advantage of the offer of accommodation and assistance with travel. A number of students have signed up to the new Governance and Leadership training being offered by Student Success.

Student summit

Maths and Science Hubs

We have prepared a couple of short promotional videos on the Maths and Science Hubs. You can embed them in your subject LMS using the DORIS embed codes in this document. The DORIS versions of the video have captions but are only accessible from the LMS.


Career Ready Advantage

Jason Brown, Manager Careers & Employability, describes the new and improved Career Ready Advantage, the app-based program which supports students in tracking their career readiness, developing their skill set, and building a competitive portfolio.

This video was also taken at the STAR Network CoP of 28 Feb 2019, ‘Graduate Capabilities’.


Learning Hub Online

Learning Hub pic

Learning Hub Online curates the best of La Trobe’s online learning into one place.

Find resources to link in your subject LMS, and encourage students to independently browse topics like: Study Skills, Academic Writing, Library Skills, Digital Literacy, Staff resources, Learning Hub and Science Hub timetables and a link to the Maths Hub. The Learning Hub Online brings together resources from the Library, TPP, the LMS, LinkedIn Learning, Studiosity, LibGuides, Achieve@Uni, worksheets, reading lists, and many more.

Please do send any recommendations or requests for common issues to Katherine Firth We’d love to make this a resource that helps people discover the awesome materials that are available!