When you enrol at RMIT, you are required to select some requisite courses according to a specific program structure.
When you enrol at RMIT you are required to select courses according to a specific program structure. This may include selecting and enrolling into courses that have defined requisites.
You may encounter several types of course requisite statements in your course guide:
All course requisites are outlined in your official Course guide. Not all course requisites will be system enforced. The ‘enforced requisites’ will be system enforced, while ‘required prior study’ and ‘assumed knowledge’ are non-enforced and provide academic guidance advice for students to consider prior to enrolment.
Please review the information presented in your course guide to ensure your knowledge and skills are suitably matched with any course requisite statements. If you are unsure, please contact the Course Coordinator for further advice. You will be responsible for ensuring your course enrolments are correct, and manually withdrawing from any courses where the non-system enforced requisites defined in the course guide are unsuitable.
Enforced course requisites are used where your success in a course is dependent on prior knowledge that must be demonstrated by successful completion of a specified RMIT course (prerequisite) or concurrent enrolment in a specified RMIT course (corequisite).
If the course you want to enrol in has enforced requisite/s, Enrolment Online will prevent you from enrolling in that course if you haven’t met these requisite/s.
Enrolment Online will permit you to conditionally enrol in a course with enforced requisite/s provided you’re enrolled in the requisite/s in an earlier semester. However, your enrolment in that course will be automatically withdrawn if you do not ultimately meet the requisite/s for that course. If this happens, you will be notified by email.
If you believe you have the required knowledge to successfully complete the course, you may apply for an enforced requisite waiver via Enrolment Online.
To be eligible for a waiver you must satisfy one of the following conditions:
When you enrol in courses in Enrolment Online, the system will check that you have met all enforced requisite/s. If you haven’t, the system will alert you and present a link to apply for an enforced requisite waiver.
You can choose to apply for an enforced requisite waiver, or you can choose to enrol in other courses instead.
If you are seeking a waiver for more than one course, you will need to submit a separate waiver application for each course.
What you need to apply
You should attach evidence that you have satisfied the requisite/s.
Example 1: If you have completed an equivalent course at another institution within the last 10 years and you believe that course satisfies the requisite, you must attach a transcript of results and a course description (equivalent to a course guide entry) as evidence. Note: in this situation you still need to apply for credit for the enforced requisite.
Example 2: If you have submitted an appeal against the final assessment result you have received for the enforced requisite course, you must attach evidence of your appeal.
After you submit your application
Your application will be assessed by your college/school and you will be advised of the outcome by email. You can also track the status of your application in Enrolment Online.
Acknowledgement of country
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.