You can lodge an appeal directly with RMIT against one of the following decisions within 20 working days of the notice of RMIT’s decision:

  • Leave of absence
  • Request for release letter (transfer education provider) if you meet the eligibility criteria requirements
  • Attendance requirements (for VCE & Foundation Studies students only). Please note, if your attendance falls below 70%, RMIT is required to report you to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), even if there are compassionate or compelling circumstances.
  • Refunds for commencing students
  • Extension to study duration (CoE extension)

You must remain enrolled and attend all classes as normal until the appeal outcome is known.

To lodge an appeal, you must complete the International Student Appeal Form (PDF 64kb 1p) and lodge it within 20 working days of the notice of RMIT’s decisions. Strict timelines apply for appeals. As part of this process you need to:

For assistance in writing an appeal, please contact a Student Support Advisor.

You can lodge your appeal by email:

Leave of Absence, Release Letter and Attendance Appeals
Confirmation of Enrolment Extension
Refund Appeals

Or you can lodge your appeal in person:

International desk at Info Corner
Level 1, Info Corner, RMIT Building 22
330 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

You will be notified in writing (via student email) of RMIT University’s decision regarding these matters.

For other appeal categories please refer to Appeals