RMIT Online enrolment guide

This guide is for new and continuing RMIT Online students enrolling in standard undergraduate and postgraduate programs, accelerated postgraduate programs and the Juris Doctor program.

New students - How to enrol

Enrolment deadlines and key dates

Your key enrolment deadlines are in the tables below. All key academic dates are on the RMIT Online important dates page.

Select the tab below based on your cohort.

Standard undergraduate and postgraduate enrolment dates

Teaching period (TP) dates Last day to enrol in courses Orientation week Census date
TP1: 8 Jan - 22 Mar 8 January 2-6 January 23 January
TP2: 8 Apr - 21 Jun 8 April 1-5 April 23 April
TP3: 8 Jul - 20 Sep 8 July 1-5 July 23 July
TP4: 30 Sep - 13 Dec 30 September 23-27 December 15 October

Accelerated postgraduate enrolment dates

Teaching period (TP) dates Last day to enrol in courses Orientation Week Census date
TP1: 8 Jan - 23 Feb 8 January 2-6 January 18 January
TP2: 4 Mar - 19 Apr 4 March 26 Feb - 1 Mar 14 March
TP3: 29 Apr - 14 Jun 29 April 22-26 April 9 May
TP4: 1 Jul - 16 Aug 1 July 24-28 June 11 July
TP5: 26 Aug - 11 Oct 26 August 19-23 August 5 September
TP6: 21 Oct - 6 Dec 21 October 14-18 October 31 October

Juris Doctor enrolment dates

Online term (OT) dates Last day to enrol in courses Orientation Week Census date
OT1: 4 Mar - 31 May 7 March 26 Feb-1 Mar 31 March
OT2: 22 Jul - 18 Oct 29 July 15-19 Jul 31 August
OT3: 18 Nov - 17 Feb 2025 25 November 11-15 Nov 6 December

Enrolment steps

Complete all steps below to enrol in your program.

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

Step 1. Collect your ID documents and information

You need the following documents and information to 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 ‘’. 


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


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: If you've previously studied at RMIT, your password is the last password you set while studying here. 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. 

Register for MFA


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. 

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. 

Note: International students studying outside of Australia do not need to provide a USI.

Step 3. Log in to EOL


a. Log in to the Enrolment Online system

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

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b. Select the Enrol button next to your program

RMIT Online - Welcome to Enrolment Online

Step 4. 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.  


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 5. 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 and/or an SA-HELP loan (to cover your Student Services and Amenities Fee). 

Find out more on the Australian Government’s Study Assist website. 

Please note that you need to apply for a new HELP loan for every program you enrol in, even if you've had an approved loan for a previous program. 

How to apply:
  • Click ‘yes’ to opt-in. An invitation will be sent to your RMIT student email account from the Australian Government with instructions to log in to the eCAF portal to start your application. Make sure you check your Spam folder if you can't find the email.
  • You must provide a validated Tax File Number (TFN) and a verified USI (see Step 2) by the census date to access any HELP loan.

Information about applying for a HECS-HELP loan is in Step 4. Complete My Checklist. 

Find out more about applying for HELP loans.

Step 6. Add classes


a. Select your semester

You should enrol in courses for the full calendar year. If you are planning to take a break at a later date, you will need to apply for a leave of absence. 

The following table shows which teaching periods or online terms you need to enrol in.

Cohort Teaching period/term to enrol in
Standard undergrad/postgrad

RMIT Online Jan-Jun - for enrolling in TP1 and TP2  

RMIT Online Jul-Dec - for enrolling in TP3 and TP4

Accelerated postgrad

RMIT Online Jan-Jun - for enrolling in TP1, TP2 and TP3 

RMIT Online Jul-Dec - for enrolling in TP4, TP5 and TP6

Juris Doctor

Online Term 1 - March commencement

Online Term 2  - July commencement

Online Term 3  - November commencement

b. Select 'Show classes'

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.

See more information about credit for prior study or experience.


c. Select your classes

If you are not sure about which classes to select, speak to your Student Advisor, or contact your School or College via RMIT Student Connect.

RMIT Online - add classes

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

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d. Select 'Add selected classes' 

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

e. Finished enrolling?

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

RMIT Online - exit EOL

You can change your enrolment in Enrolment Online up until the last day to add or drop a class. See the RMIT Online 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 on enrolling as an RMIT student!

Now you’re enrolled, it’s time to get set for study and life at RMIT.

Now you've enrolled, what's next? 

Now it’s time to get set for study and life at RMIT. Get your student card, set up your email and passwords, attend Orientation and more.

Before you start classes



Orientation week is all about helping you get familiar with RMIT processes, your program and everything else that life at RMIT has to offer! Orientation week (O Week) happens the week before your classes start.

You will be contacted by email before Orientation week with information to get you organised. 

Continuing students - enrol in your next teaching period/online term

The last day to enrol in courses for the next teaching period or online term is in the RMIT Online important dates.

How to enrol

  • Log in to Enrolment Online with your RMIT email address and password. Forgotten your password? Reset it.
  • Select Enrol next to the relevant program.
  • Select Continue next to the Semester you wish to enrol in.
  • Select your classes and click Add.

Before you exit Enrolment Online, check your enrolment to ensure all details are correct.

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