Higher education enrolment guide – Domestic students

Complete all steps in this guide if you're a domestic (local) student enrolling in a bachelor degree, associate degree or postgraduate coursework program.

It can take some time to complete all enrolment steps. We recommend you start your enrolment as soon as possible.

To enrol, use a desktop or laptop computer, and enable pop-ups in your browser settings.

How to enrol – Part 1

Before you can enrol, you need to complete these steps.

Step 1. Collect your documents and information

You must have the following documents and information to successfully enrol.

 

a. Passport, birth certificate or documents to verify your citizenship

You will need your current Australian/New Zealand passport (preferred), Australian citizenship certificate, birth certificate or other approved documentation to verify your citizenship.

IMPORTANT: If you used a different name to apply to RMIT, i.e. not your full legal name as it appears on your document, you’ll have the chance to update it when you log in to Enrolment Online.  

If your names don't match, you won't be able to enrol. 

Find out how to update your legal name and preferred name options.

 

b. Student ID, RMIT email address and temporary password

You’ll use your student ID, RMIT email address and temporary password to access Enrolment Online (RMIT’s enrolment system) and other RMIT systems. 

 

  • Student ID

Your student ID (also referred to as your RMIT ID) is the letter 's' followed by your student number (excluding any additional letters).  

Example: s1234567 

Your student number is in your offer email from RMIT. 

  • RMIT email address

Your RMIT email address is the letter 's' followed by your student number (excluding any additional letters) and ‘@student.rmit.edu.au’. 

Example: s1234567@student.rmit.edu.au 

Your student number is in your offer email from RMIT.

You may need to access your email to complete the enrolment process. Find out how to access and use your RMIT email

  • Password

New students: Your temporary password is the letter 'p' followed by your date of birth backwards, with an exclamation mark '!' at the end.

Example: If your date of birth is 8 April 1998, then your password is p19980408! 

Returning students: Your password is the last password you set while studying at RMIT. We recommend resetting your password if you don't remember it. 

Find out more about your login details, password and accessing RMIT systems.

 

c. Register for multi-factor authentication (MFA) 

MFA requires a user to provide two factors of verification:

  1. an email address and password, and
  2. a request (yes or no response) or a passcode sent to your mobile phone. MFA adds an extra layer of protection to keep your data and RMIT networks more secure. 

d. Tax File Number (if eligible) 

You'll need your Tax File Number (TFN) if eligible to apply for a HELP loan. Your TFN must validate on your loan application. Find out how to validate your TFN with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) now.

If you don’t have a TFN, you can still apply for a HELP loan when you enrol and provide your TFN later, as long as it’s before the census date.

It’s easy to apply for a TFN online, but it can take up to 30 days, so apply now if you don’t have one.

Step 2. Create your Unique Student Identifier (USI)

The USI is a reference number that will give you access to an online record of all of your recognised training and qualifications.

It’s a government requirement that you have a USI to enrol in a higher education program.

a. Get your ID ready

You’ll need ID such as a current passport, full birth certificate or driver’s license. You must use the same ID when you verify your citizenship and identity.

b. How to get a USI 

You must use your full legal name to create a USI. Make a note of your USI because you’ll need to provide it when you enrol. 

Note: your name must match the order and placement of your full legal name recorded at RMIT. If there’s a discrepancy between your recorded name in the USI Registry and our systems, you won’t be able to verify your USI and enrol. 

How to enrol – Part 2

Follow these steps to complete the enrolment process and secure your place at RMIT. Give yourself plenty of time to complete your enrolment. You can 'Save for later' and finish enrolling when you're ready.

Step 1. Log in to Enrolment Online (EOL)

 

a. Log in to the Enrolment Online system

Log in to Enrolment Online using your RMIT email address, temporary password and MFA (see Part 1, Step 1, b. and c. above). 

Screenshot of the Microsoft login screen

 

b. Select the Enrol button next to your program

How to enrol in current program for Higher Education

Step 2. Complete My Checklist

 

a. Accept RMIT’s terms and conditions

 

b. Verify your citizenship

You'll now be asked to verify your citizenship. If you have a current Australian/New Zealand passport or Australian citizenship certificate or birth certificate, you can do this instantly online.

If you use a different document, you’ll be asked to email a scanned copy or photo using your RMIT student email account. You’ll receive an email when you can continue to enrol. This will usually take up to 48 hours

If you used a different name to apply to RMIT, i.e. not your full legal name as it appears on your document, update your details now in Enrolment Online. 

 

c.  Complete the Commonwealth Supported Place and a HECS-HELP Loan form  

If you’ve been offered a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) you’ll be prompted in Enrolment Online to complete a  Request for a Commonwealth supported place and a HECS-HELP loan form via the government eCAF website. You must submit this form before you can enrol, even if you are not applying for HECS-HELP.  

If you want to apply for HECS-HELP, you’ll need your Tax File Number (TFN) or 'Certificate of application for a TFN' ready to enter on your application.  

New government eligibility rules: From 2022, CSP and HECS-HELP/FEE-HELP students must maintain a satisfactory completion rate to keep their Commonwealth funding. Read more on the low completion rate and government funding webpage.

d. Fill in your personal details

 

e. Provide statistical information

 

Not finished the checklist? Click Save for later and come back to it when you're ready.

Step 3. Apply for a FEE-HELP or SA-HELP loan

If eligible, you’ll be prompted in Enrolment Online to opt-in for a  FEE-HELP loan (for full-fee paying students ) and/or an SA-HELP loan (to cover your Student Services and Amenities Fee).  

Check your eligibility on the Australian Government’s Study Assist website. 

Click ‘yes’ and an invitation will be sent to your RMIT student email account with instructions to log in to the government eCAF portal. 

You must provide a validated Tax File Number (TFN) and a verified USI  (see How to enrol - Part 1, Step 2) by the census date to access any HELP loan.

Find out more about applying for HELP loans.

New government eligibility rules: From 2022, CSP and HECS-HELP/FEE-HELP students must maintain a satisfactory completion rate to keep their Commonwealth funding. Read more on the low completion rate and government funding webpage.

Step 4. Add classes

 

a. Select your semester

Enrol in both Semester 1 and 2. If you're not planning to study in one or both semesters, you must apply for a leave of absence.

Classes may also be offered at other times during the year, including in the Spring and Summer semesters, or in flexible terms. These may be part of your program’s structure or University electives. If you have any questions about whether you should enrol in a Spring or Summer semester or flexible term, contact your School or College.

 

Have you been granted credit exceptions?

If your offer letter states that you've been granted credit exemptions for some classes, you don't need to add these to your enrolment.  

 

b. Select 'Show classes'

 

c. Follow the instructions to select your classes for each semester

Add classes - Higher Education

The Status column indicates the availability of classes. These will change as you enrol. See the key below.

Vocational Education enrolment icons

 

d. Select 'Add selected classes' 

The classes you're enrolled in will now be displayed.

Add classes - Higher Education

 

e. Finished enrolling?

Select Exit and check the pop-up summary of your enrolment to ensure all details are correct.

Vocational Education enrolment summary.

 

You can change your enrolment in Enrolment Online up until the last day to add or drop a class. See Important dates for details.

If you need proof of your enrolment, e.g. for Centrelink, your official Statement of Enrolment (SoE) will be available in Enrolment Online the day after you enrol. 

Congratulations! You’re now officially an RMIT student!

Now you're enrolled, it's time to get set for study and life at RMIT.  Access the info, systems and resources you'll need to be ready for first semester.

Important COVIDSafe campus protocols

In 2022, all students attending Melbourne campuses must complete mandatory COVIDSafe protocols. These include having a valid RMIT student card, uploading evidence of your double vaccination status or a valid medical exemption, and completing the 2022 COVIDSafe Training Module. Full details are available on our Coming to campus webpage.

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