RMIT’s equity access schemes can support you to access and succeed in education.
At RMIT competition for programs can be strong with many eligible applicants competing for a limited number of places. So when you apply via an equity access scheme it means that:
- you may receive a boost to your position in the selection process, if you are eligible.
Equity access schemes allow additional consideration in selection, or priority access, if you are:
- a year 12 student at a Schools Network Access Program (SNAP) school
- an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicant.
They also provide additional consideration for applicants:
- with a disability or long term medical condition
- from a rural or regional area
- with disadvantaged financial circumstances
- from a non English speaking background
- with difficult circumstances (family or background)
- who are mature age
- who are of an under-represented gender in the program they are applying for (specific programs only)
- who are applying for a postgraduate by research program.
Who can apply for RMIT’s equity access schemes?
To apply for equity access you need to be:
- applying to study:
- an undergraduate degree, associate degree, advanced diploma, diploma or certificate IV program
- or a postgraduate by research program at RMIT University, and
- an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or
- an Australian Permanent Resident, or
- an Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder.
Do I still have to meet pre-requisites or selection tasks (extra requirements) if I am making an equity access application?
Yes, RMIT can only offer students who do meet stated pre-requisite subjects, study scores and/or selection tasks. An equity access application cannot bypass these requirements.
How to apply for an equity access scheme
Applications for equity access are made through the relevant equity access scheme: