Applicable for students who are new to Australia and starting a Bachelor, Masters by Coursework, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma at RMIT.
As a new Higher Education student at RMIT, you need to register in person at RMIT’s Melbourne campus before you can enrol and start studies at RMIT.
Please note BP032P04 Bachelor of Nursing Students (entry to 2nd or 3rd year) should attend the Vocational Education Registration and Briefing.
At Registration you will:
- complete passport and visa checks to ensure that you are ready to enrol
- receive important arrival information. This includes:
- enrolment - student card, enrolment pack and how to enrol
- student visa - rights and responsibilities
- Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) - what to claim and how
- student wellbeing and support - where to get help at RMIT
- safety in Melbourne - Victoria Police and more
Registration dates for international Higher education students
Semester 1, 2017
Semester 1 registration is now closed. You may still be able to register depending on your program. See below.
Semester 2, 2017
Semester 2 registration date: 20 June 2017
Do I need to register?
All international Higher Education students new to RMIT Australia must register before enrolment. You cannot register online. You must register face-to-face so we can confirm your arrival in Australia, check your passport and visa details and ensure that you are ready for enrolment.
If you fail to attend registration on the dates above, your timetable selection may be limited. Students who attend the registration on the above date will have first preference for timetable selection.
I missed registration.
You must still register with RMIT before you can enrol in your program. From 24 February, you can register at Info Corner, Level 1, Building 22, 330 Swanston Street, Melbourne, between 9am and 12pm Monday – Friday. Please bring with you your CoE and passport.
The last date for registration is 14 March. However, some programs have late enrolment restrictions. You must register and enrol before the dates outlined for the programs below.
BH103 Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours) – Must enrol by Monday 27 February 2017
BH104 Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours) – Must enrol by Friday 24 February 2017
BH115 Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) – Must enrol by Friday 24 February 2017
BP046 Bachelor of Education – Must enrol by Tuesday 28 February 2017 (4:00pm)
BP121 Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design) – Must enrol by Monday 27 February 2017
BP250 Bachelor of Architectural Design – Must enrol by Friday 24 February 2017
BP256 Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design – Must enrol by Friday 24 February 2017
BP260 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) – Must enrol by Tuesday 28 February 2017 (4:00pm)
GC047 Graduate Certificate in Business Administration – Must enrol by Friday 24 February 2017
GC129 Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive) – Must enrol by Friday 24 February 2017
GD108 Graduate Diploma in Education (Early Childhood) – Must enrol by Tuesday 28 February 2017 (4:00pm)
MC034 Master of Arts (Arts Management) – Must enrol by Monday 27 February 2017
MC266 Master of Fine Art – Must enrol by Monday 27 February 2017
MC079 Master of Arts (Art in Public Space) – Must enrol by Monday 27 February 2017
MC162 Master of Business Administration (Executive) – Must enrol by Friday 24 February 2017
MC163 Master of Architecture – Must enrol by Friday 24 February 2017
MC172 Master of Landscape Architecture – Must enrol by Friday 24 February 2017
MC188 Master of Media – Must enrol by Friday 24 February 2017
MC193 Master of Urban Design – Must enrol by Friday 24 February 2017
MC199EXE15 Master of Business Administration (1.5 years) – Must enrol by Friday 24 February 2017
MC213 Master of Fashion (Entrepreneurship) – Must enrol by Monday 27 February 2017
MC219 Master of Teaching Practice (Primary Education) – Must enrol by Tuesday 28 February 2017 (4:00pm)
MC220 Master of Teaching Practice (Secondary Education) – Must enrol by Tuesday 28 February 2017 (4:00pm)
MC231 Master of Design Innovation and Technology – Must enrol by Friday 24 February 2017
MC246 Master of Fashion (Design) – Must enrol by Monday 27 February 2017
What if I have a conditional offer letter/conditional acceptance?
If you have conditions on your offer letter or have a conditional acceptance, you must upload the requested documents or certified copies to your application on iApply prior to registration or present them at Info Corner. These will then be assessed and if met, your conditions will be lifted so you can register and enroll on time.
What to bring
- your passport
- a copy of your current Australian visa
- confirmation of your full acceptance or a copy of your COE.
Make sure you have accepted your offer before registration. See how to accept your offer.
Credit transfer and recognition of prior learning
If you have received credit transfer or recognition of prior learning this should be stated in your RMIT offer. Alternatively, you can apply for credit transfer or recognition of prior learning once you are enrolled – preferably before the first day of classes.
Does credit exemptions/advanced standing mean that I will study part-time?
Being granted recognition of prior learning (RPL) or credit does not automatically mean you will study part-time. Your program duration may be shortened and you must then enrol in a load suitable to complete within your new, expected duration.
I cannot attend registration
RMIT strongly recommends that students attend registration on time. However, we understand that there may be circumstances outside your control that prevent you from attending registration on time.
If you are unable to attend registration on time, you may have the option to attend a late registration session.
To request late registration, you need to:
- Fill in the request for late registration (form will be made available closer to the date)
- Attach relevant documentation with your request
- Submit your request.
Your request for late registration will be processed by our International Admissions team and you will receive a response within 3 business days.
It is important to note that some programs have restrictions on late registration and enrolment. If your program has late restrictions, you will need to register before the last date to enrol for your program.
If you are attending late registration you may not be able to choose your preferred course timetable and will have to accept the options available at the time.