Prove your eligibility for a government subsidised place

Learn how to prove your eligibility for a government subsidised place (GSP) before you enrol to ensure you keep your place at RMIT.

How to prove your eligibility


Australian and New Zealand citizens

Complete your Evidence of student eligibility declaration online and verify your citizenship online using your current passport:

  1. Have your current passport ready (you cannot use an expired passport)
  2. Log in to Enrolment Online
  3. Select Enrol
  4. Complete the Evidence of student eligibility declaration, including details of your previous study or qualifications
  5. Enter your passport details when you are prompted to do so and verify your citizenship
  6. Agree to the student declaration
  7. Submit your Evidence of student eligibility declaration online. An RMIT staff member will contact you via phone to discuss your responses and assess your eligibility for a government subsidised place
  8. When you receive email confirmation that your assessment has been completed, log in to Enrolment Online and acknowledge your assessment outcome
  9. Continue with your online enrolment

When your citizenship has been verified, an RMIT staff member will assess your eligibility and contact you to ask some questions. Usually this takes up to 48 hours, but may take longer during our busiest times.
 

Australian permanent residents and Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders

Complete your Evidence of student eligibility declaration online and verify visa entitlements in person:

  1. Have your passport / Immicard AND current evidence of your visa entitlement ready (such as your Visa Grant Notice or current Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) entitlement statement)
  2. Log in to Enrolment Online
  3. Select Enrol
  4. Complete the Evidence of student eligibility declaration, including details of your previous study or qualifications.
  5. Enter your document details when you are prompted to do so
  6. Upload a scan or photo of your documents, and agree to the student declaration
  7. Submit your Evidence of student eligibility declaration online
  8. When you receive email confirmation that your assessment has been completed, login to Enrolment Online and acknowledge your assessment outcome
  9. Continue with your online enrolment
     

Please note

If your Evidence of student eligibility declaration indicates that you are ineligible for a government subsidised place then you may be offered a full-fee place at RMIT. Find out the full-fee rate for your program by using the RMIT fee finder.

If you already verified your citizenship when you enrolled in a previous program, you may be prompted to show the original or certified copy of the document you verified. Provide your documents to Student Connect as soon as possible.
 

Other documents

If you do not have a current Australian or New Zealand passport, see below for the full list of accecptable documents.

Acceptable documents

For the smoothest enrolment experience it is recommended that Australian and New Zealand citizens use a valid passport for your Evidence of student eligibility declaration.

If you do not have a valid passport, you can use one of the following documents for your evidence of eligibility:

Document How to verify

Australian or New Zealand passport

Verify online

Australian citizenship certificate

Verify online

New Zealand citizenship certificate

Verify in person

Australian birth certificate (not a birth extract) issued in VIC, NSW, QLD, SA or TAS

Verify online

Australian birth certificate (not a birth extract) issued in issue in NT, WA or ACT Verify in person

Valid green Medicare card*

Verify in person

* You must also provide documents that prove your citizenship/residency status, such as a valid passport, Australian birth certificate, or evidence of permanent residence, before you can enrol.

Important: If you are under 20 as at 1 January, and the document you provide as evidence does not state your date of birth, then you must also provide one of the following:

  • current driver license
  • current learner permit
  • Proof of Age card
  • Keypass card
     

Verify online

Refer to the table below for document details you will need to enter for online verification of your citizenship documents.

Document Document details required

Australian passport – must be a current passport

    Passport number (between 7-9 letters and numbers with no spaces)

    Issue date and Expiration date in DD/MM/YYYY format

Australian citizenship certificate

    Stock number (typically found on the back of the certificate – enter all letters and numbers without any spaces)

    Date citizenship was acquired (not the date the certificate was issued) in DD/MM/YYYY format

Australian birth certificate (VIC, NSW, QLD, TAS and SA)    

    Registration Number (typically found at the top of the certificate – do not enter ‘/’ and year)

    Registration year (Required for VIC and NSW birth certificates – listed with the registration number but is separated by the ‘/’)

    Registration date (Required for TAS and QLD birth certificates – located at the bottom of the form)

    Certificate Printed Date (Required for SA birth certificates – located at the bottom of the form)

    Certificate Number (Required for SA birth certificates issued after 1/11/1999 – located at the bottom of the form)    

New Zealand passport – must be a current passport

    Passport number (up to 7 letters and numbers without any spaces)

    Issue date and Expiration date in DD/MM/YYYY format

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