You'll need the following documents and information to enrol.

1. Current Australian/NZ passport (preferred), citizenship certificate or other acceptable documents to prove your citizenship or residency status.

If you have a current passport or citizenship certificate, you can verify your citizenship instantly when you enrol. If you use other approved documentation, it may take up to 48 hours before you can complete your enrolment. For details, see Citizenship verification.

2. Your program code and student number which you’ll find in your RMIT enrolment email.

3. Your Tax File Number (TFN), if eligible to apply for a HELP loan. If you don’t have a Tax File Number already, don’t worry you can still apply for a HELP loan when you enrol and provide your TFN online later, as long as it’s before the census date.

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.

HECS-HELP (government subsidised students only)

If you’ve been offered a Commonwealth supported place (refer to your enrolment email for details) you must complete an electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF) on the government eCAF system before you can add classes and enrol.

Before you complete your eCAF, you must also read the Australian Government’s Information for Commonwealth supported students and HECS-HELP booklet.

When you complete your eCAF you can indicate if you want to defer your tuition fees to a HECS-HELP loan or pay your fees upfront.

See below for how to apply for Commonwealth assistance (HELP loan).

FEE-HELP (full-fee students only)

If you’ve been offered a full-fee place, you may be eligible to apply for the optional FEE-HELP loan to help you to pay all, or part of, your tuition fees.

Before you apply, you must read the Australian Government’s FEE-HELP information booklet.

See below for how to apply for Commonwealth assistance (HELP loan).

SA-HELP (all students)

As an RMIT student, you will be charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). In 2017, the maximum amount you will be charged is $294. But don’t worry - you may be eligible for a SA-HELP loan to cover the full amount of this fee.

Before you apply, you must read the Australian Government’s SA-HELP information booklet.

See below for how to apply for Commonwealth assistance (HELP loan).

How to apply for Commonwealth assistance (HELP loan)

After you accept your offer to study at RMIT, you will be sent an email from the Department of Education and Training (within 24 hours) with a unique passkey number and a link to the government eCAF system.

These emails will be sent to your RMIT student email account and you will receive one email for each loan scheme that you are eligible for.

Access your RMIT student email account and follow the instructions in the email for how to apply.

After you apply you can view your eCAF status for each loan scheme in your online account in Enrolment Online.

1. Set yourself up for success by:

  • using a desktop or laptop computer
  • using one of RMIT’s preferred browsers for Enrolment Online e.g. Chrome
  • enabling pop-ups in your browser settings - or you won’t be able to complete your enrolment.

2. Log in to myRMIT, your student portal, using your RMIT ID and password.

  • Your RMIT ID is the letter ‘s’ followed by your student number (example: s1234567).Your student number is in your RMIT enrolment email.
  • Your temporary password is the letter ‘p’ followed by your date of birth backwards and an exclamation mark (example: p19920428!).

Change your temporary password as soon as possible to make sure your student account is secure. Find out how at password assistance. You can use your new password to access all RMIT systems, including your student email account.

3. Log in to Enrolment Online.

4. Select the Enrol button next to the program you wish to enrol in. You can now start to enrol.

Before you add your classes, you will be asked to accept RMIT’s terms and conditions, verify your citizenship, fill in your personal details and provide statistical information.

If you have a current passport or citizenship certificate, you can verify your citizenship instantly. If you use other documentation, you will be asked to email a scanned copy or photo of your document using your RMIT student email account. You will receive an email when you can continue to enrol - usually this will take up to 48 hours. 

For details, see Citizenship verification.

You can save your progress and come back to it later by selecting Save for later.

1. Select your semester

Semesters 1 and 2 are compulsory terms and you must enrol into both. If you are not planning to study in one or both of these terms you must apply for a leave of absence or defer your offer.

Classes may also be offered at other times including in the Spring, Summer or flexible terms. These may be part of your program’s structure or University Electives. If you have any questions about whether you should enrol in a Spring or Summer semester or flexible term, contact your school or college.

2. Select Show classes.

3. Follow the instructions to select your classes for each Semester.

The Status column indicates the availability of classes. These will change as you enrol. See the key below.

4. Select Add selected classes. Your class enrolments will now be displayed.

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

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

If you need proof of your enrolment, e.g. for Centrelink, your official Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) will be available in Enrolment Online the day after you enrol.

Congratulations - you are now officially an RMIT student!

Now you’re enrolled, it's time to enjoy the benefits of being an RMIT student! Get your student card, use your student email account, download your transport concession form and more!

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