The Indigenous Access Program allows Ngarara Willim to support you during the application process through an informal interview process, so you can be confident you’re choosing the right program.

How does the Indigenous Access Program work?

Applicants who apply to study a Vocational Education or a Bachelor degree at RMIT, and identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are invited to apply for the Indigenous Access Program. Applicants must meet the prerequisites for their chosen program and complete any selection tasks that may be required. Through the Indigenous Access Program, consideration is given to your relevant life, work, educational, and training experience as preparation for study, as well as any formal qualifications. Applicants are invited to attend an interview with a College representative who will consider you for the program.

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 Indigenous Access Program.
  3. When steps 1 and 2 are complete NWC staff will contact you to arrange an interview.

Applicants should:

  1. Apply for your desired program online, either through VTAC or Direct to RMIT. For mid-year entry, applications are made directly to the University. For entry in Semester 1, applications are usually made through VTAC or direct, depending on the program. 
  2.  Complete the online application for the Indigenous Access Program.
  3. Ngarara Willim will contact you about your application.

Am I eligible for the Indigenous Access Program?

All applicants must confirm their eligibility for the IAP. You must: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, which is normally held the week before your classes commence.

What can I expect from the interview?

Applicants can attend in person, or via telephone if necessary. At the interview, we will:

  • discuss your educational aspirations and expectations you have about study
  • provide you with information about the program you’ve chosen
  • introduce you to life at RMIT and Ngarara Willim, as well as the support services available to you while studying
  • answer any questions or concerns you have about your studies

Do I need to bring anything to the interview?

Please bring your Confirmation of Aboriginality/Statutory Declaration, if you have not provided it already. You may also be required to provide year 12 transcripts or supporting documentation.