Vocational education enrolment guide – Domestic full fee and industry students

Complete all steps in this guide if you're enrolling in a full-fee place, or as an industry or specialised cohort in a non-award, diploma or advanced diploma program.

Before you can add your classes, you may need to submit information to RMIT for assessment. This can take some days to complete.

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

How to enrol – Part 1

You need to complete these steps before you can enrol. 

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 must verify your citizenship before you can enrol. 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. Know your Student ID (student number)

Your Student ID (also called your RMIT ID) is the letter 's' followed by your student number (excluding any additional letters), eg: s1234567.  

Your Student ID is in your offer email from RMIT.

 

c.  Set up and check your student email

The University’s email provider is Microsoft Outlook. Log in to your RMIT email via Outlook.

Email address

Your email is your student ID followed by @student.rmit.edu.au

For example: s1234567@student.rmit.edu.au

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 RMIT student email

 

d. Tax File Number (if eligible) 

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

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 vocational 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 in Enrolment Online. Some steps require a response from RMIT, but you can 'Save for later' and finish enrolling when ready to continue. 

Step 1. Log in to Enrolment Online

a. Log in to the Enrolment Online system

Log in to Enrolment Online using your Student ID and Password

Enrolment Online login screen.

b. Select the Enrol button next to your program

Enrol/defer button - Vocational Education.

Step 2. Verify your citizenship or residency status

You'll now be asked to verify your citizenship or residency status. 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.  

Step 3. Opt-in for a VET Student Loan

In Enrolment Online, you’ll be prompted to indicate whether you’re interested in applying for a VET Student Loan. 

 

a. Make sure you’re eligible, and that you're enrolling in an eligible program. 

Check your eligiblity and the list of eligible RMIT programs using the links below.

 

b. If eligible, opt-in for a VET Student Loan

Click 'yes' and you’ll be sent an invitation to your RMIT Student email account to log in to the government portal and complete your application.

 

c. Submit your application 2 days after enrolling 

You need to wait 2 days after enrolling in your courses before you can submit your application. 

Once you’ve enrolled, follow the steps on RMIT’s VET Student Loans webpage.

Step 4. Complete My Checklist

In Enrolment Online, you'll now be prompted to complete My Checklist. 

 

a. Select Enrol to start My Checklist

 

b. Accept RMIT’s terms and conditions

 

c. Fill in your personal details 

 

d. Provide statistical information

 

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

Step 5. Add classes

 

a. Select your semester

Enrol in both Semester 1 and 2 (unless you're enrolling in a one-semester program). 

 

b. Select Show classes

Vocational Education show classes.

 

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

If you've been given a Class section code by your school to help you select classes, enter this in the Class section field and select Show classes.

If your classes are pre-selected for you, go to d. Select Add selected classes

Vocational Education select classes.

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 - Vocational Education.

Repeat steps a - d for both semesters to enrol for the whole year. 

 

e. Finished enrolling?

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

Vocational Education enrolment summary.

 

Change your enrolment

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

Prove your enrolment

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.

Step 6. Submit your VET Student Loan application

If you were eligible and opted-in for a VET Student Loan (VSL) in Step 3. Opt-in for a VET Student Loan, and have waited 48 hours after adding your classes, you can now complete your VSL application in the government portal.

Follow the steps on RMIT’s VET Student Loans webpage to complete your application.

Your loan isn't approved until you have been issued with a VET Student Loan approval letter in Enrolment Online.

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 need to be ready for your 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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