Update your personal details

How to update your contact details and notify us of changes to your name, gender identity or citizenship and residency status.

Check and update your contact details

The information on your student record is used for all official communications. If your personal details change, let us know as soon as possible.

To check and update your contact details:

  • Log in to Enrolment Online.
  • Select My Student Record.
  • Check your personal details and edit if necessary.

Update your date of birth, name, title or gender

If your full name or date of birth on your student record doesn't exactly match your citizenship document, you'll be unable to verify your identity and citizenship online and enrol. 
 

Before you enrol

Update your name or gender

If your name or gender is incorrect, you can update them via Enrolment Online before you enrol.
 

Update your preferred name

At RMIT we recognise that some students may choose to use a name that affirms their gender. Although citizenship verification requires you to use the name stated on your legal documentation, we can support you to ensure that you're addressed by the correct pronouns and name while studying at RMIT. Please submit an online request to Student Connect for advice.

 

Update your date of birth

If your date of birth is incorrect, please submit an online request to Student Connect. Note: if you've received an offer in a vocational education program for a government subsidised place, correcting your date of birth may have an impact on your eligibility for your offer. You may be asked to provide evidence of your correct name and date of birth.
 

After you enrol

Update your legal name

If you have legally changed your name, you can update your name by completing these steps:

Once your name change is processed, Student Connect will send you a free, updated student card within 10 business days (standard Australia Post mailing times apply).

Reason for name change Document/s you need to provide
Marriage/registered partnership
  • Marriage certificate issued by a Registrar of Birth, Deaths and Marriages in Australia (or overseas equivalent)
  • Registered Relationship certificate issued by a Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages in Australia (or overseas equivalent)
Separation/divorce
  • Marriage certificate issued by a Registrar of Birth, Deaths and Marriages in Australia (or overseas equivalent)
  • Registered Relationship certificate issued by a Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages in Australia (or overseas equivalent), and
  • Birth certificate issued by a Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages in Australia (or overseas equivalent)
Name change
  • Change of Name Certificate issued by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages – if name changed after 1 November 1986, or
  • Deed poll – if name changed before 1 November 1986
  • An overseas equivalent of either of these two document types

Update your preferred name

At RMIT we recognise that some students may choose to use a preferred name that's different to their legal name. To update your preferred name, submit an online request to Student Connect
 

Change the order of your name on your Testamur (graduation certificate)

RMIT is unable to issue your Testamur in a name that's different from the name that appears on your RMIT student record. However, RMIT will allow you to select the order that your names appear on your Testamur when you apply online to graduate.

Where a graduate requires a replacement Testamur, the University provides it showing the same name as the original to preserve the historical accuracy and integrity of the University’s records.
 

Update your gender identity

You may request an update to your student record to reflect your gender identity. You may choose to have your gender recorded as Male, Female, Other or Unspecified.

To update your gender identity, submit an online request to Student Connect.

Note: RMIT is subject to government reporting and legislative requirements and, in some circumstances, we may request evidence to verify your identity to ensure you continue to receive services and/or entitlements.
 

Update your title

Available titles include Mr, Mrs, Ms, Miss and Mx (gender-neutral title which may be used by any person).

To update your title, submit an online request to Student Connect.

Documentation isn't needed to change your title.

Check and update your citizenship or residency status

 

Check your current citizenship or residency status

  • Log in to Enrolment Online.
  • Select My student record.
  • Under Personal details, select View name and demographic data.
     

Update your citizenship or residency status

If your citizenship or residency status changes after you enrol, you must notify RMIT as soon as possible.

To update citizenship or residency status:

Evidence documentation

The documentation listed below is accepted as evidence of your new citizenship or residency status.

Australian citizenship:

  • Australian citizenship certificate.
  • Australian passport.

New Zealand citizenship:

  • New Zealand citizenship certificate.
  • New Zealand passport.

Permanent or temporary residency status:

  • International passport and evidence of visa entitlement.
  • Immicard and evidence of visa entitlement.
  • Document for travel to Australia (with endorsed visa label).
     

Changes to fee place and loans

If your citizenship/residency status has changed after you have enrolled, you may be eligible to apply for a different fee place and/or access a government HELP loan or VET Student Loan. Check your eligibility for government loans by visiting StudyAssist and using the ‘What am I eligible for?’ calculator.

Vocational education students can also use the RMIT Fee Finder for program-specific fee information.

Need help?

If you require assistance updating your personal details, contact Student Connect.

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