Entry requirements

Learn about the entry requirements applicants must satisfy to study at RMIT.

RMIT admits applicants on the basis of their demonstrated capacity to succeed and will be required to satisfy entry requirements, which are explained below.

1. University entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements are set for each level of study and include:

Academic entry requirements by level of study

There are no minimum University entry requirement for apprenticeships and traineeships.

Please check the relevant program (course) page or contact the College of Vocational EducationSchool of Vocational Business Education or School of Vocational Engineering, Health and Sciences to find out about any course specfic minimum entry requirements.

Note: Applicants applying for an apprenticeship or traineeship will need to have a current, signed and valid Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Training Agreement.

The minimum entry requirements to Foundation Studies have been designed according to the requirements set out in the National Standards for Foundation Programs. Please check the relevant program (course) page or contact RMIT Training course for specific minimum entry requirements.

 

There are no minimum University academic entry requirements for domestic applicants.

Domestic applicants who are offered government funded places will be required to complete a Pre-Training Review which includes a language, literacy and numeracy assessment  prior to enrolling.

Please check the relevant program (course) page or contact the College of Vocational Education to find out about any specific program (course) minimum entry requirements.

The University’s minimum academic entry requirement for associate degrees and bachelor degree courses is the successful completion of one the following qualifications:

Qualification type Minimum academic requirement
Australian Year 12 (Victoria) The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE).
Victorian senior secondary qualification Senior Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (Senior VCAL).
Australian Year 12 (other states) The Australian Senior Certificate of Education for the State deemed equivalent to the VCE.
New Zealand level 3 The National Certificate of Educational Achievement.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma The International Baccalaureate.
Foundation Studies A Foundation Studies course offered by a registered TAFE, university or private provider that is accredited as a certificate IV or compliant with the Australian National Standards for Foundation Studies.
International secondary schooling A qualification recognised by RMIT as equivalent to an Australian Senior Certificate of Education. See the Country equivalence webpage for recognised qualifications that are frequently presented by applicants.
Australian higher education studies Satisfactory completion, on an award or non-award basis at any university (including Open Universities Australia), of at least two courses (subjects) at undergraduate level equivalent in volume of learning to at least 24 RMIT University credit points.
International
tertiary studies
Satisfactory completion of study equivalent to at least six (6) months full time in a program (course) assessed as equivalent to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualification of at least level 5.
Australian vocational education studies (VET/TAFE) Satisfactory completion of an AQF accredited award at Certificate IV or above.

Double degree

The level of achievement required for admission to a double degree will not be lower than the requirement for admission to either of the two-component single degree.

One-year Bachelor (Honours) Course

Applicants must hold an equivalent Australian bachelor degree in a relevant discipline with an RMIT-equivalent grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0. The program (course) page will specify which courses contribute to this GPA. grade point average (GPA).

The University minimum academic entry requirement for graduate certificates, graduate diplomas and master by coursework programs (courses) is that applicants must hold one of the following:

  • a bachelor degree
  • an appropriate level of advanced professional experience relevant to the discipline area.

Masters degree (extended) courses

Applicants must hold a bachelor degree (equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree).

Where a qualification is stated under ‘undergraduate’ or ‘postgraduate’ study to meet a minimum entry requirement, the following also meet the requirement (except for Masters degree (extended) courses): 

  • a qualification (or equivalent volume of learning) at a higher AQF level, or
  • an equivalent overseas qualification. 

Master by Research

The minimum requirements for admission to a master by research program (course) are:

  • a bachelor's degree requiring at least four (4) years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a credit average in the final year; or
  • evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, School of Graduate Research (ADVC SGR) or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program (course).

At RMIT a grade of Credit represents academic achievement of 60% or higher.

Doctor of Philosophy

The minimum academic requirements for admission to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program (course) are:

  • a bachelor's degree requiring at least four (4) years of full-time study in a relevant discipline awarded with honours. The degree should include a research component comprised of a thesis, other research projects or research methodology courses that constitute at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent). The applicant must have achieved at least a distinction average in the final year; or
  • a master's degree that includes a research component comprised of at least 25% of a full-time academic year (or part-time equivalent) with an overall distinction average or a master degree without a research component with at least a high distinction average; or
  • evidence of appropriate academic qualifications and/or experience that satisfies the ADVC SGR or nominee that the applicant has developed knowledge of the field of study or cognate field and the potential for research sufficient to undertake the proposed program (course).

At RMIT a grade of Distinction represents academic achievement of 70% or higher and a High Distinction is 80% or higher.

Current master by research candidates are eligible to apply for a transfer to a PhD program (course) through the process prescribed in RMIT's Higher Degree by Research policy.

2. Course entry requirements

RMIT courses have specific minimum entry requirements which are sometimes higher than the University’s minimum requirements. It’s important that applicants check these requirements on the program (course) page or on the VTAC website.

Applicants may also be required to complete a selection task as part of the course entry requirements. Details of the selection task requirements are specified on the program (course) page.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.