Government subsidised place guide
You must complete the LLN, an online English and maths assessment, as soon as possible before you can enrol.
If you have completed the RMIT LLN assessment within the past 2 years, you do not need to complete it again.
Your LLN result will be used to:
- help RMIT identify your educational support needs, and
- determine your eligibility for a VET Student Loan.
It may take up to 24 hours after you receive your enrolment email for you to be able to log in and start the LLN. If you can't log in straight away, continue with Steps 3 - 6 and return to it later. If you still can’t login after 24 hours, contact RMIT Connect for help.
How to complete the LLN
1. Use a computer or a tablet device, as the screen does not resize for mobile phones.
2. Log in with your username and password.
- Your username is the letter ‘s’ followed by your student number (example: s1234567).Your student number is in your RMIT enrolment email.
- Your password is the letter ‘p’ followed by your date of birth backwards and an exclamation mark (example: p19920428!).
3. Follow the instructions in the Reference Guide (PDF 0.98MB 2p). It will take about 45 minutes to complete each assessment.
It will take up to 48 hours for your results to be registered with RMIT. While you wait, continue with Steps 3 - 6.
You must have the following documents and information to enrol.
2. Your program code and student number which is in your RMIT enrolment email.
You may need the following information to enrol, depending on your circumstances.
3. Centrelink concession card (current Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Card or Veterans’ Gold Card) if eligible to apply for a fee concession.
4. Your Tax File Number (TFN), if eligible to apply for a VET Student Loan.
It’s a government requirement that you have a USI to enrol in a vocational education program. The USI is a reference number that will give you access to an online record of all of your recognised training and qualifications.
- You’ll need your ID ready, such as a current passport, full birth certificate or driver’s license.
- Once you’ve created your USI, make a note of it as you’ll need to provide it as part of the enrolment process.
1. Set yourself up to enrol 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 Enrolment Online.
- Your RMIT ID (username) is the letter 's' followed by your student number (excluding any additional letters). Eg: 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.
3. Select the Enrol button next to your program.
You will be asked to answer some questions to:
- make sure that the program you are enrolling in is the most suitable qualification for you
- determine if you will need any support during your studies. If applicable, you will receive an email providing links to support resources.
These questions are simple and straight-forward as they relate to your previous education, career goals, access to technology and any special needs that you may have.
You may need to wait until a staff member has reviewed this information before being able to enrol in classes. In some cases, an RMIT staff member may call you to discuss your reasons for undertaking the program to ensure this is the most suitable and appropriate program for you. This review may take up to 2 business days.
You’ll now see a message outlining how your program will be delivered. This is your Training Plan.
Once you’ve agreed to the acknowledgement statement, you can continue to enrol.
If you need to refer back to the Training Plan message, or check that you’ve agreed to it for all programs, go to My Student Record and select Review Group Training Plan.
You will be asked to:
- answer some questions about your education history and citizenship to verify your eligibility for a government subsidised place, and
- provide evidence to verify your citizenship - e.g. your current passport number and expiry date (preferred).
Please wait while RMIT assesses your eligibility and calls you to ask you some questions. Usually this will take up to 48 hours, but it may take longer during our busiest times.
You’ll receive an email when your eligibility has been assessed. You will need to log back in to Enrolment Online to accept your assessment outcome, then you can continue with the enrolment process.
If you're assessed as eligible, you are now in a government subsidised place (GSP) which has a discounted fee rate. However, this does not guarantee you have secured a VET Student Loan.
Do you have an enrolment information session?
If yes, stop here. After your session, you can complete the remaining steps to finalise your enrolment.
If no, keep going!
If you’re enrolling in an eligible program of study, you’ll now be prompted to indicate whether you want to access a VET Student Loan.
If you don’t want to apply for a VET Student Loan, go to Step 9.
If you indicate 'yes', you’ll now be asked to provide your CHESSN consent. Find out more about CHESSN.
Before you submit your application
Make sure you’re eligible. Go to HELP Loans and VET Student Loans for details.
Have your tax file number ready to enter on your application.
Read VET Student Loan information on the Australian Government website to be aware of your responsibilities when taking out a VET Student Loan.
Make a note to complete all VET Student Loan progression forms sent to you by the Department of Education and Training during your studies. If you miss a progression form, you risk losing your loan!
How to apply
Once you're enrolled, the Department of Education and Training will send an email to your RMIT student email account with the information you need to login and submit your application.
You must submit your application in the eCAF portal before the census date for classes you wish the loan to cover. Check your census dates in Enrolment Online.
Before you add your classes, you will be asked to accept RMIT’s terms and conditions, fill in your personal details and provide statistical information.
To start My Checklist select Enrol.
You can save your progress and come back to it later by selecting Save for later.
This step applies to certificate I - IV programs only. If you are enrolling into a diploma or advanced diploma program, go to Step 10.
If you hold a current Centrelink concession card, you may be eligible to apply for a fee concession.
- If you are not eligible, go to Step 11.
If you don’t yet have your concession card, you can skip this step and complete it later by selecting ‘Apply for fee concession’ from the My student record page. You must apply before your class start date to access the concession fee rate.
If you are the named concession card holder
- Complete the form in Enrolment Online. You will need your concession card and your Customer Reference Number (CRN) or Veterans’ Affairs Reference Number (VRN).
- You will be notified immediately of your eligibility for a fee concession and can then proceed to Step 9.
If you are listed as a child or dependant on the concession card
- You need to pick up a hardcopy application form from RMIT Connect.
1. Select your semester
Don't forget to enrol into 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 have been provided with a Class section code by your school to help you select your classes, enter this in the Class section field and select Show classes.
If your classes are pre-selected for you, go to step 4.
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. Once you've finished enrolling, select Exit and check the pop-up summary of your enrolment to ensure all details are correct.
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!