Vocational education enrolment guide – International students

Complete all steps in this guide if you're an international student enrolling in a certificate, diploma or advanced diploma program.

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

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. Get your information ready

 

a. 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.

 

b. 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. 

c. Three types of address

To enrol, you need to provide three addresses:

  • Home - this must be an address in your home country
  • Mailing - this is where you would like any mail sent. Your mailing address must be an Australian address to receive your student card.
  • Australian residence - if you are in Australia it is a requirement of your student visa that you provide a correct Australian residential address. If you are enrolling before you arrive in Australia and you do not have an address in Australia confirmed, you can use RMIT's street address: 124 La Trobe Street Melbourne VIC 3000. It is a requirement of your student visa that you update this address within 7 days of arriving in Australia, and within 7 days of any change.

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 an Australian Government requirement that all students studying in Australia have a USI.

Note: You will not be able to create a USI until you have a valid student visa. You are able to enrol before you have created a USI and will be able to provide this later via Enrolment Online.

 

a. Get your ID ready

You’ll need your passport with an Australia visa to create a USI.

 

b. How to get a USI 

You must use your full legal name to create a USI. 

Note: your name must match the order and placement of your full legal name recorded at RMIT. 

How to enrol – Part 2

Follow these steps in Enrolment Online to complete your enrolment. 

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, a. and b. 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

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

 

a. Accept RMIT’s terms and conditions

 

b. Fill in your personal details 

 

c. Provide statistical information

 

d. Provide your Unique Student Identifier (USI)

If you need information about the USI, see above: How to enrol - Part 1: Step 2. Create your USI

 

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

Remember to provide three addresses:

  • Home - this must be an address in your home country.
  • Mailing - this is where you would like any mail sent. Your mailing address must be an Australian address to receive your student card.
  • Australian residence - if you are in Australia it is a requirement of your student visa that you provide a correct Australian residential address. If you are enrolling before you arrive in Australia and you do not have an address in Australia confirmed, you can use RMIT's street address: 124 La Trobe Street Melbourne VIC 3000. It is a requirement of your student visa that you update this address within 7 days of arriving in Australia, and within 7 days of any change.

Step 3. 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 have been given a Class section code by your school to help you to 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, 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! Find out how to get your student card, pay your fees, access RMIT systems, make friends and more.

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