How does the program work?

Under this program, consideration is given to your relevant life, work, educational and training experience as preparation for study, in addition to any formal qualifications.

How to apply

Follow these three steps:

  1. Apply to attend RMIT via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) or direct to RMIT.
  2. Apply for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Program.
  3. When steps 1 and 2 are complete NWC staff will contact you to arrange an interview.

Why should I apply for this program?

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Program can help you get into the program you want at RMIT in a number of ways:

  • by taking into account any previous study, and your work or community experiences
  • you get to meet with Ngarara Willim as well as program staff to discuss your application
  • receive continuing support throughout your studies
  • you will be automatically included in day one of the Gama-dji Orientation Program to give you a headstart on success at RMIT.

Am I eligible for the program?

You must:

  • be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, and
  • identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, and
  • be accepted as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander in the community in which you live or have lived, and can provide confirmation of Aboriginality from a community organisation.

You must also:

  • meet any program prerequisites and extra requirements as listed for the program
  • agree to attend day one of the Gama-dji Orientation Program.

What can I expect from the interview?

At the interview, we will

  • provide you with information about the programs you have chosen
  • introduce you to life at RMIT and the support services available to you while you are studying
  • answer any questions or concerns you have about studying at RMIT
  • introduce you to the Student Liaison Officer and Student Support Coordinator.

You may be required to provide year 12 transcripts or supporting documents.