Prepare to enrol

You’ll need to complete some tasks before you're ready to enrol. Remember to give yourself plenty of time to complete your enrolment.

You must have the following documents and information to enrol.

1. Passport, birth certificate or citizenship certificate

You'll use your current Australian/New Zealand passport (preferred), Australian citizenship certificate, birth certificate or other approved documentation to verify your citizenship

2. Program code

Find your program code in your RMIT enrolment email.

3. RMIT ID 

Your RMIT ID (also referred to as your student number) is in your RMIT enrolment email.

You may need the following, depending on your circumstances.

4. Tax File Number (TFN)

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, so confirm your details 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.

Use a desktop or laptop computer, and enable pop-ups in your browser settings. You'll also need an internet connection. 

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.

1. 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.

2. How to get a USI 

Create your USI

Make a note of your USI because you’ll need to provide it when you enrol.

If you already have a USI, go to How to enrol.

How to enrol

Follow these steps to enrol and secure your place at RMIT. Some steps may require a response from RMIT, but you can 'Save for later' and finish enrolling when ready to continue. 

1. Log in to the Enrolment Online system

Log in to Enrolment Online

Please note: All steps in this section are completed in Enrolment Online.

2. Find your login details

RMIT ID

Your RMIT ID (username) is the letter 's' followed by your student number (excluding any additional letters), eg: s1234567.  

Password

Your temporary password is the letter ‘p’ followed by your date of birth backwards and an exclamation mark (example: p19920428!)

You should change your temporary password as soon as possible to make sure your student account is secure. You can use your new password to access all RMIT systems, including your student email account.

3. Select the Enrol button next to your program

You'll be asked to provide evidence to verify your citizenship or residency status

If you have a current passport or citizenship certificate, you can complete this step instantly.

If you use other documentation, you'll need to email a scanned copy or photo from your RMIT student email account. Usually it takes up to 48 hours to verify documents other than a passport or citizenship certificate, but it can take longer during our busiest times.

You’ll get an email as soon as your documents have been verified.

Preferred name

At RMIT we recognise that some students may choose to use a name that affirms their gender. Although citizenship verification requires you to use the name stated on your legal documentation, we can support you to ensure that you’re addressed by the correct pronouns and name while studying at RMIT.  Please contact a Diversity and Inclusion Advisor at inclusion@rmit.edu.au for advice.

Enrolment information sessions

If your offer email asked you to attend an enrolment information session before you enrol, you need to attend the session before you can continue to Step 3. VET Student Loans.

If you don’t have a session scheduled, go to Step 3. VET Student Loans.

Want to apply for a VET Student Loan? Make sure you’re eligible, and that you're enrolling in an eligible program. 

Not eligible? Go to Step 4. Complete My Checklist.

If you're eligible, you'll now be prompted in Enrolment Online to indicate if you want a VET Student Loan.

1. Indicate if you want a VET Student Loan

If you don't want a loan, indicate 'No, I am not interested in a VET Student Loan at this time'. Continue to Step 4. Complete My Checklist.

If you do want a loan, indicate 'Yes'.  You’ll then be asked to provide your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) consent. 

2. Read the government's VET Student Loan information

You must read the government's VET Student Loan information before applying for a VET Student Loan to understand your student obligations and responsibilities.

Under 18?

If you’re under 18 at the time of enrolling and want to take out a VET Student Loan, you need to complete and email the VET Student Loans Parental Consent Form to citizenship.identity@rmit.edu.au before you can apply.

3. Have your Tax File Number (TFN) ready

Enter your TFN or upload a copy of your Certificate of application.

Unless your TFN successfully validates with the Australian taxation office, your VET Student Loan will NOT be approved and your tuition fees will need to be paid in full to RMIT by the due date.

4. Submit your VET Student Loan Application in the eCAF portal

Once you've ​met all government requirements, including enrolment, the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business will send instructions to your RMIT student email account. Follow these to log in to the government’s eCAF portal.  Submit your application before the census date for the classes you want the loan to cover.  

You must wait 2 days after enrolling before you can submit your application.

5. Complete all your forms - don’t lose your loan!

To keep your loan, you must complete all progression forms emailed to you by the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business.  They're issued in February, June and October each year. 

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

1. Select Enrol to start My Checklist.
2. Accept RMIT’s terms and conditions
3. Fill in your personal details 
4. Provide statistical information

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

1. Select your semester

Enrol in both semesters 1 and 2 (unless you're enrolling in a one-semester program). 

2. Select Show classes

3. 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 4. Select Add selected classes

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

 

4. Select Add selected classes

The classes you're enrolled in will now be displayed.

 

Repeat steps 1 - 4 for both semesters to enrol for the whole year. 

5. Finished enrolling?

Select Exit 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. See Important dates for details.

Change or cancel your enrolment

See your important dates

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.

Congratulations! You’re now officially an RMIT student!

What's next?

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 first semester.

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