GPO Box 2476
Melbourne VIC 3001
Phone: + 61 3 9925 2260
CRICOS Provider Code: 00122A
25 Dawson Street
Brunswick VIC 3056
Bundoora VIC 3083
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
RAAF Williams Base
Point Cook VIC 3030
- Semester 1 (higher education): 29 February 2016 – 27 May 2016
Semester 2 (higher education): 18 July 2016 – 16 October 2016
- Semester 1 (vocational education): 8 February 2016 – 5 June 2016
- Semester 2 (vocational education): 4 July 2016 – 30 October 2016
All dates are subject to change, see www.rmit.edu.au/students/importantdates
RMIT University is a global university of technology and design. RMIT leads and creates change across industry and communities around the world and is one of Australia's top 15 tertiary education institutions. We are a leader in technology, design, global business, communication, global communities, health solutions and urban sustainable futures.
The 2015 Quacquarelli Symons (QS) ranked RMIT as a 5-star university and one of the top 35 universities in the world for key subject areas. RMIT ranked 20th in the world for Art and Design - making RMIT the top university in Australia for Art and Design - and 33rd for Architecture and the Built Environment. It is in the world's top 100 universities for Engineering - Civil and Structural, Electrical and Electronic, and Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing - as well as Computer Science and Information Systems, and Business and Management Studies. RMIT is also in the top 150 for Chemical Engineering, Geography, Accounting and Finance, and Communication and Media Studies; and the top 200 for Education, Statistics and Operational Research. The University is also ranked in the top five Australian universities for excellence in key research disciplines by the Australian Research Council.
With industry and research partners, including Siemens, Deloitte, L'Oreal, ALCOA, Rolls Royce, Airbus, Boeing, Nestle and many more informing the design and delivery of programs, you will be in the best possible position to connect with potential future employers. Most RMIT courses include work placements, internships and clinical experience both within Australia and overseas, as well as opportunities for study exchange and study tours to some interesting global destinations.
RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne, Australia (City, Brunswick, Bundoora), two campuses in Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi), a centre in Barcelona, Spain, and a strong presence in South-east Asia. The University delivers programs through partner institutions in Asia and Europe and its alumni community reaches across 100 countries.
In Melbourne, an investment program has transformed campuses with award winning buildings, including Swanston Academic Building (SAB) and Design Hub. SAB features unique student portals and innovative interactive learning spaces, while the Design Hub represents a new era for design innovation and research in Australia. Bundoora campus has a new state-of-the-art lecture theatre and a striking new pathway across the campus, featuring sculpture and sound art. At Brunswick campus the new Fashion Hub has cemented RMIT's global position as a leader in fashion education and research.
With over 82,000 students studying at RMIT around the world, and a choice of over 900 programs, including PhDs, postgraduate qualifications, degrees, double degrees, associate degrees, advanced diplomas, diplomas, certificates and apprenticeships and traineeships, RMIT prepares you for a successful global career for today's international workplace.
Policies and services
Policy on the use of prerequisites
Applicants in the following groups who have not completed the stated VCE prerequisite may satisfy this requirement by demonstrating, to the satisfaction of RMIT, that they have achieved an equivalent level of skills and knowledge:
- Applicants whose highest qualification is Year 12 but who completed year 12 more than two years before the date of application to RMIT.
- Applicants who have completed additional qualifications following year 12;
- Applicants who have completed overseas year 12; and
- Applicants who have completed non-standard year 12.
An equivalent level of skills and knowledge may be demonstrated through tertiary study, test results, overseas year 12 study and/or work experience.
The onus is on applicants to demonstrate that they satisfy prerequisites. Applicants must provide supporting evidence, and set out any relevant supporting information in the VTAC Personal Statement.
Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)
Students who have completed VCAL Senior are eligible to be considered for entry to RMIT diploma and advanced diploma courses.
As part of selection, RMIT will look at the completion of VCAL Senior studies, including any VET and VCE units.
Applicants must still meet selection requirements, including prerequisites.
Depending on the course, a folio will comprise between 10 and 30 pieces of original work in art, design or media, which demonstrate the applicant's interests, creative thinking and conceptual, design and technical skills. Work may include drawings, paintings, graphic designs, photographs, digital images, models, sculpture, audio or video, scripting, short stories and/or 2D and 3D flash animation.
Applicants should include development work as well as finished work. They should provide an explanation of each piece of work to enable the selection officer to understand the purpose and background of the piece. Applicants should contact the course for specific folio requirements.
For design courses this is an opportunity for applicants to present their original work. Applicants may be asked to discuss their pieces of work, outlining why they chose a particular topic, what they were trying to achieve and their process to achieve the final product. In some cases selection staff may ask about designers or areas of design that interest or inspire.
Folio presentations are conducted in a friendly and supportive manner and normally take 15 to 20 minutes.
Applicants will be notified by RMIT as to whether they are invited for a folio presentation. This notification will include details of the folio presentation and any further information.
Grade Point Average
For courses that select based on GPA the entire academic record (including Year 12 results) will be considered along with the GPA and other selection criteria, as listed under Selection Criteria in the course entry. Non-year 12 applicants should note the information provided in this section.
The interview process is an opportunity for applicants to demonstrate their understanding, ability and motivation for the course.
The interview panel comprises selection staff from the course, who question applicants about their work and interests in line with the selection criteria.
Interviews are conducted in a friendly and supportive manner and normally take 15 to 20 minutes.
Applicants are notified by RMIT as to whether they are invited for an interview. This notification will include details of the interview and any further information.
Supplementary forms and kits
Work submitted must represent the applicant's ideas and abilities, show originality, innovation, imagination, experimentation and competence in skills relevant to the course.
Further instructions will be provided in individual forms. A VTAC Course Application will not be considered complete unless the appropriate supplementary information form or pre-selection kit is submitted.
VTAC Personal Statement
The VTAC Personal Statement is an opportunity for applicants (particularly non-year 12) to give further information about themselves. In completing the Personal Statement please note the following:
- The statement of motivation is crucial to your application, even more so if you have had a change of direction in your education or career. Explain your interest and motivation for the course you are applying for, and why you selected this area of study.
- Detail any work, voluntary or community experience you have, particularly in the area you are applying for.
- Detail any prizes or awards that you have received.
- Explain any poor performance in previous study, including difficulties that may have disadvantaged you.
- You may attach other documents (e.g. resume, letters of recommendation) to support your VTAC Course Application.
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
Applicants for courses that list STAT as a selection requirement at RMIT must sit STAT Multiple Choice if:
- They have no prior secondary school (Year 12), VET qualifications or work experience that can be considered for entry, or where these do not meet the minimum entry requirements for the course, and
- They are 19 years of age or older (as at 1 January 2016) and have not been enrolled in secondary studies for at least two years.
STAT results will not be considered for selection to RMIT University courses if you:
- Do not meet the prerequisites for a particular course (except for Year 12 English and Year 11 mathematics). Applicants must meet these prerequisites with equivalent study.
Please check individual course entries carefully to determine which courses consider the STAT Multiple Choice.
For more information: www.rmit.edu.au/study/applying-to-rmit/pathways/stat
SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)
RMIT considers the full range of SEAS categories in the selection of students for certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree and degree courses. The SEAS application is one way of ensuring that the impact of background and circumstances on your previous educational achievement is understood and taken into consideration in the selection process.
SEAS applicants may receive a bonus of up to 20 aggregate points, or equivalent consideration on their GPA, depending on the SEAS category and level of disadvantage. If you are a year 12 student at an RMIT SNAP school you are encouraged to apply through SEAS Category 1 to receive a substantial bonus in the selection process. SNAP applicants who have their school's endorsement may receive a bonus on their ATAR of up to 20 points. In courses that select on a range of criteria such as folio or interview, SEAS and SNAP applicants will receive consideration on their performance in these tasks.
Access and equity outside SEAS
RMIT automatically allocates bonus points to applicants from a low socio-economic status area for all certificate IV, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree and degree level courses that select primarily on ATAR. Low socio-economic status areas are determined by applying the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Postal Area (POA) Index of Education and Occupation (IEO), of the Socio-economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA), ranking within Australia.
Credit is the recognition of previously completed formal study (credit transfer), or informal learning or work experience (recognition of prior learning).
Gaining credit can reduce the number of subjects needed to complete a course, and thus course length and cost.
For more information: www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit
Current RMIT students and recent graduates can fast-track their application for a new course by applying directly to RMIT as an internal applicant.
For more information: www.rmit.edu.au/programs/apply/internal
Pathways into courses
Different levels of study at RMIT mean you can explore more than one way of getting the qualification you want.
You can also receive recognition for your existing skills and knowledge.
For more information: www.rmit.edu.au/life-at-rmit/study-experience/pathways
For more information: www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees
Tuition fee concession (VET)
Vocational Education students who are eligible for a Health Care Card may be eligible for a fee concession depending on their level of study. To apply for a tuition fee concession, Vocational Education students must provide their Health Care Card prior to their first class start date. The best time to do this is during enrolment. Students who do not yet have a Health Care Card should apply for one as soon as possible via Centrelink: www.humanservices.gov.au/customer/dhs/centrelink
RMIT is committed to enriching and transforming the futures of our students and will award more than 2000 scholarships worth millions of dollars in 2016. These scholarships are spread across RMIT's wide range of interest areas across all program levels.
There are scholarships that can support you with study or living costs if you come from a disadvantaged equity background or reward you for outstanding academic results. There are also scholarships for accommodation, laptops, for specific programs, to develop your leadership skills or so you can study overseas as a part of your degree.
For more information: www.rmit.edu.au/scholarships
Apprenticeships and traineeships
RMIT offers a broad range of apprenticeships, traineeships and pre-apprenticeships. Apprenticeships and traineeships combine paid work with training under a government approved training agreement and lead to many nationally-recognised qualifications. Major shortages are occurring in the trades area and graduates are increasingly in demand.
For more information: www.rmit.edu.au/programs/apps-trainees
Requirements to undertake work experience/industry
The opportunity for students to undertake work placements within industry is a cornerstone of RMIT's approach to industry-relevant education and training. Most students will participate in some form of Work Integrated Learning during their study at RMIT. Students are motivated to undertake work placements to enhance their work skills and employability and, for many, work placements are a prescribed part of professional accreditation in their field of study. Students may be required to obtain a successful Police Check, Working with Children Check and/or receive specific immunisations and/or health screenings in order to participate in the work experience/industry placement component of their course.
For more information: www.rmit.edu.au/industry/student-work-placements
As an RMIT student, you will be able to access Student Wellbeing Advisors for sourcing accommodation and guidance on tenancy issues. Services include:
- Advice on accommodation options and where to live
- Guidance with the RMIT Housing for Students database (https://housing.rmit.edu.au)
- Information to consider before you rent and set up costs
For more information: www.rmit.edu.au/accommodation
Student Wellbeing Advisory Services
Student Wellbeing Advisors are your first point of contact for a range of academic and non-academic queries. Wellbeing Advisors are able to assist you with:
- accommodation advice
- managing your finances and exploring scholarship opportunities
- settling in to Melbourne and RMIT whether you are from interstate, a regional area or an international student
- understanding your rights and responsibilities as a student
- accessing the Mates at RMIT mentoring program for new students
- support specialised for international student needs
You can drop in to see a Student Wellbeing Advisor at the Student Services Centre on all campuses or contact us for an appointment:
City campus: 61 3 9925 2963
Brunswick campus: 61 3 9925 2963
Bundoora campus: 61 3 9925 7280
For more information: www.rmit.edu.au/students/wellbeing
As an RMIT student you can get free information and advice and support on:
- study and learning - to improve your academic skills, and do better in your program
- work and careers - to look for work or start your career
- getting involved - to get creative, make friends and get more out of university life
- your wellbeing - to achieve your study goals, stay healthy and happy, manage your finances and scholarship opportunities, and get support and assistance when you need it.
RMIT also have specialist services if you are:
- living with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition
- an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.
For more information: www.rmit.edu.au/students/wellbeing
Students with a disability or long-term illness
The Disability Liaison Unit (DLU) can offer:
- assistance with assessment and study conditions
- information and support to ensure that students with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition who want to be actively and positively included in all aspects of RMIT life, can do so
- arrangement of technology, such as reading writing and voice-recognition software, zoom text, screen magnification, etc.
Tel. 61 3 9925 1089
Visit us at Building 10, Level 4, City campus.
DLU at Bundoora campus by appointment only.
For more information: www.rmit.edu.au/disability
Participation in offer rounds
RMIT will participate in Round 1 and Round 2 offers. Some courses will also participate in Early Round.
Successful applicants will receive an email (at the email address supplied in the VTAC Course Application) with offer information and details about how to enrol.
An offer of a government subsidised place in a vocational education program is subject to meeting the evidence of student eligibility criteria.
Vocation Education students should bring the acceptable evidence documents and the completed Evidence of Student Eligibility for VTG and Student Declaration form to their scheduled enrolment day.
Students who are eligible for a government subsidised place may also be eligible for a Vocational Education tuition fee concession (see Fees for further information).
For more information: www.rmit.edu.au/students/gettingstarted
Most courses at RMIT permit eligible applicants to defer the commencement of their studies. Deferment may be granted for up to one year.
For more information: www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/defer
Successful applicants will have a record generated in RMIT's student administration system which automatically creates a student email account. RMIT's email system is externally provided by Google on a secure domain with privacy protections to prevent unauthorised access or use.
For more information: www.rmit.edu.au/students/privacy