Vocational education enrolment guide – Government subsidised place students

To enrol and secure your place in a certificate, diploma or advanced diploma program, you need to complete all steps in this enrolment guide.

Before you can add your classes, you need to submit information to RMIT for assessment. This may 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’ll need to complete these 3 steps before you're ready to 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 will need your current Australian/New Zealand passport (preferred), Australian citizenship certificate, birth certificate or other approved documentation to verify your citizenship. You'll need the same documents to prove your eligibility for a government subsidised place

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. Centrelink Concession Card (if eligible)

If you’re enrolling in a Certificate I–IV program, you can use your current Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Card or Veteran’s Gold Card to apply for a VE fee concession.

 

e. 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.

Collect your documents and information

A quick video providing an overview of what documents you need to enrol.

Step 2. Complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment

All students commencing a VE program must complete the LLN, an online English and maths assessment that will be used to:

  • help RMIT identify your educational support needs, and
  • determine your eligibility for a VET Student Loan.

You must complete the LLN before you can enrol.

Already completed the LLN?

If you’ve already completed the RMIT LLN assessment, you don’t need to complete it again. You can continue to Step 3. Create your Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Complete the LLN

It will take about 45 minutes to complete each assessment.

Log in to complete the LLN

Access the reference guide for the LLN

  • Your username is the letter 's' followed by your student number (excluding any additional letters), eg: s1234567. 
  • Your password is the letter ‘p’ followed by your date of birth backwards and an exclamation mark (example: p19920428!)

It will take up to 48 hours for your results to be registered with RMIT. You'll be contacted via email or receive a phone call if we need to clarify any information.

Complete the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Assessment (LLN)

A short video explaining the steps to complete your LLN.

Step 3. 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. 

Create your USI

A short video explaining how to create your Unique Student Identifier (USI).

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 (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

Enrol/defer button - Vocational Education.

Step 2. Complete a pre-training review

Your pre-training review allows RMIT to determine whether: 

  • the program is the most suitable qualification for you.
  • you’ll need any support during your studies. If applicable, you’ll receive an email providing links to support resources.

These questions are straightforward - they relate to your previous education, career goals, access to technology and any special needs that you may have.

You may need to wait until a staff member has reviewed this information before being able to enrol in classes. In some cases, an RMIT staff member may call you to discuss your reasons for undertaking the program to ensure this is the most suitable and appropriate program for you.

Typically, documents are assessed within 48 hours from when they are submitted. Please allow sufficient time when submitting your documents.

Complete a Pre-Training Review (PTR)

A short video explaining how to log in and complete your PTR.

Step 3. Agree to your Training Plan

 

a. Read your Training Plan

 

b. Agree to the acknowledgement statement

Once you’ve agreed to the acknowledgement statement, you can continue to enrol.

If you need to refer back to the Training Plan message, or check that you’ve agreed to it for all programs, go to My Student Record and select View vocational education training plan.

Step 4. Complete the evidence of student eligibility declaration (and Job Trainer if eligible)

To prove your eligibility for a government subsidised place in your program, you must complete your evidence of student eligibility declaration. 

 

a. Answer questions and provide documents

You'll be asked to:

  • answer some questions about your education history and citizenship to verify your eligibility for a government subsidised place, and
  • provide evidence to verify your citizenship. A current passport number and expiry date is preferred. 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.  

 

Job Trainer initiative

Based on the information provided through Enrolment Online, RMIT will determine what the most appropriate government funding is for you. This will include eligibility for Free TAFE. 

 

b. Wait to hear from RMIT

Wait while RMIT assesses your eligibility. We may call you to ask you some questions. Typically, documents are assessed within 48 hours from when they are submitted. Please allow sufficient time when submitting your documents.

You'll get an email as soon as your documents have been assessed.

 

c. Accept your assessment outcome

Log back in to Enrolment Online to accept your assessment outcome.

If assessed as eligible, you're now in a government subsidised place (GSP) which has a discounted fee rate. This does not guarantee you have secured a VET Student Loan.

Submit your Evidence of Student Eligibility

A short video explaining how to submit evidence of your eligibility for a government subsidised place. 

How to enrol – Part 3

You’re nearly there! Follow the steps below to complete your enrolment and become an official RMIT student.

Step 1. 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.

Opt-in for a VET Student Loan (VSL)

A short video explaining how to opt-in for a VET Student Loan

Step 2. Complete My Checklist

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 3. Apply for a fee concession (if eligible)

 

You're eligible for a fee concession if:

  • you're enrolling for a certificate I - IV program and
  • you hold a current Centrelink concession card or are waiting for a Centrelink concession card.

Find out more about the fee concession

Not eligible? Go to Step 4. Add classes.

 

I'm eligible, but don’t yet have my Centrelink concession card

If you don’t yet have your concession card, you can skip this step (go to Step 4. Add classes) and complete it later by selecting ‘Apply for fee concession’ from the My student record page in Enrolment Online. You must apply before your class start date to access the concession fee rate.

 

I'm eligible and the named Centrelink concession card holder

Enter your Customer Reference Number (CRN) or Veterans’ Affairs Reference Number (VRN). 

You’ll be notified immediately of your eligibility for a fee concession and can then proceed to Step 4. Add classes.

 

I'm eligible and listed as a child or dependent on the Centrelink concession card

Submit an online enquiry with a copy of your card to Student Connect.

Step 4. Add classes

 

a. Select your semester

Enrol in both semesters 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 5. Complete your VET Student Loan application

If you were eligible for a VET Student Loan (VSL) in Step 1. Opt-in for a VET Student Loan, and have waited 48 hours after adding your courses, you can now complete your VSL application in the Government portal.

Follow the steps at RMIT’s VET Student Loans webpage to complete your application for a VET Student Loan. 

Remember, your loan is not approved until you have been issued with a VET Student Loan approval letter.

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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