Tips to complete your Evidence of Student Eligibility declaration
This question requires you to declare the highest award level you have completed, e.g. Certificate IV in Accounting.
If, at the time you are completing your declaration of eligibility, you believe you have met all of the academic requirements of another program but have not yet been conferred (graduated), you should declare this qualification if it is higher than the award level of the program you have been offered.
For example, if you have met the requirements for a Diploma and have been offered a Certificate IV, you should declare the Diploma program as your highest qualification.
Enter the date you completed your highest qualification, to the best of your knowledge.
Your completion date is not necessarily the date of conferral (graduation). It is the date you successfully completed all of the academic requirements of your program, to the best of your knowledge.
Academic requirements can include:
- required attendance
- examinations (including any deferred exams)
- practical experience and work experience in industry.
Austalian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalency
This is to determine whether you have had your international qualification assessed as being equivalent to an Australian qualification. More information about AQF equivalency is available from the Australian Qualifications Framework website.
The Department of Education publishes information about who assesses international qualifications for equivalency.
2. Not including the courses you are seeking to enrol in now, how many other government subsidised courses are you enrolled to undertake this year
This question is asking how many other Victorian government subsidised programs you have enrolled in for the same calendar year of study.
Your answer must include Victorian government subsidised programs at RMIT and courses offered by other providers in Victoria that you may have enrolled in but not yet started, and those you enrolled in then cancelled after you started attending classes.
Kirsten has enrolled in an Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology at another provider. This program is a Victorian government subsidised place but does not start for another month.
Kirsten’s answer to this question would be ‘1’.
Shen has already enrolled into a Diploma of Business in a Victorian government subsidised place at RMIT.
Shen then received an offer in a Diploma of Business Administration at RMIT. He would prefer to study the Diploma of Business Administration so he cancelled his Diploma of Business.
Because Shen already enrolled into a Victorian government subsidised place, his answer to this question is ‘1’.
Keith has enrolled into a Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice in Sydney. This is a full fee place and runs in Term 1 only.
Keith has been offered a Diploma of Remedial Massage in a Victorian government subsidised place at RMIT for Term 2.
Because the question only asks about Victorian government subsidised places, Keith’s answer to this question would be ’0’.
3. Not including the courses you are seeking to enrol in now, how many other government subsidised courses are you undertaking training in at the moment
This question is asking if you have are currently studying any other Victorian government subsidised programs.
Thi has offers in a Certificate IV in Textile Design and Development and an Advanced Diploma of Visual Art and will be enrolling into both programs in Term 1. Both programs are Victorian government subsidised places.
Because Thi will be enrolling into and studying both programs at the same time, Thi’s answer to this question is ‘1’.
Paul is studying a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing at RMIT. This is a Victorian government subsidised place that will not finish until 31 July.
Paul has received an offer for an Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting at RMIT. This is a Victorian government subsidised place starting on 18 July for Term 2 in the same year.
Because Paul will still be studying a Diploma when he starts his Advanced Diploma, Paul's answer to this question would be ‘1’.
Britta is studying a Diploma of Laboratory Technology at RMIT. This is a Victorian government subsidised place that started on 2 February and is due to finish 20 November in the same year.
Britta has been offered an Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology in a Victorian government subsidised place starting on August 2 for Term 2 in the same year.
Britta has cancelled her enrolment in the Diploma so she can study the Advanced Diploma full time.
Because Britta already cancelled her Diploma program, Britta’s answer to this question would be ‘0’.
4. In your lifetime, how many other government subsidised places have you started at the same level as the one you are applying for now
This question is asking how many Victorian government subsidised places you have started in the past at the same award level as this one.
Saurav will be enrolling in a Certificate IV in Information Technology at RMIT. Saurav started a Certificate IV in Computer programming in a Victorian government subsidised place at another institution in 2004, but never finished it.
Because Saurav started a Certificate IV program before he received this offer, his answer to this question would be ‘1’.
Sarah previously started a Diploma of Food Science & Technology in a full fee place at RMIT. Sarah has now been offered a Diploma of Science in a Victorian government subsidised place.
Because Sarah’s previous Diploma was a full fee place, Sarah’s answer to this question would be ‘0’
6. Are you enrolled in the Commonwealth Government's Skills for Education and Employment program (SEE)
This question is to determine if you will be physically present in Victoria for all of your studies.
If you will be attending classes in Victoria, including training/classes that are delivered face to face on campus and delivered by distance or online, your answer to this question is ‘I WILL’.
Maria will be studying an RMIT program while living in the Northern Territory. Her courses are all delivered online. Maria’s answer to this question is ‘I WILL NOT’.
Leon will be living in Sydney during his program. His classes are delivered in blocks of 4 weeks each and Leon will fly to Melbourne to attend these blocks of classes on campus. He has no online or distance courses. Leon’s answer to this question is ‘I WILL’.