Local student applications

Here's everything you need to know about how to apply to study at RMIT.

Get ready to apply – Certificate, Diploma and Degree

Thinking about applying to RMIT University? This video has all the tips on how to get ready and prepare your application for a certificate, diploma or degree.

Get ready to apply – Postgraduate study

A postgraduate program at RMIT University can help you to progress your career or change directions. Find out what steps you need to take to apply.

Follow these steps to apply for an RMIT course as a local student

1. Find a course

Each RMIT course page has its own important applicant information, such as:

  • What application system to use 
  • Selection criteria 
  • Additional requirements for admissions including pre-requisites and selection tasks

2. Apply

There are two main ways to apply to RMIT, either through VTAC or Direct. If you are in Year 12 you will use VTAC for almost every course, if you are not in Year 12 it can depend on the course are interested in. To find out which method you should use, go to the course page and click the "Apply” button. 

How to apply direct to RMIT

You can apply direct to RMIT using RMIT's online application system.

Important direct application dates

Semester 1, 2022: Applications open on 2 August 2021

Semester 2 (start studying midyear): Applications open on 1 May each year

How to apply via VTAC

VTAC course applications are made online. Learn about the steps involved including how to complete your preference list and paying your course application processing fee on the VTAC website

Important VTAC application dates

You can find important dates on the VTAC website.

3. Complete any selection tasks

If your program requires you to complete a Selection task, this will be stated in the Admissions information on the course page.

These may include interviews, folios, pre-selection kits and supplementary information forms. 


4. Consider equity access

If circumstances have interrupted or disadvantaged your access to education, RMIT offers equity access schemes that allow selection officers to give you extra consideration. This could improve your prospects of studying at RMIT. If you meet any of the equity access criteria we encourage you to apply to support your application.

Applying to RMIT as an international student

If you are intending to study on a student visa, not a citizen or permanent resident of Australia, not a New Zealand citizen or not a Temporary Protection Visa (TPV) holder you will need to apply to RMIT as an international student. If you are unsure or hold a different visa type, please contact us for more information.

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