Entry requirements

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

When you apply to RMIT you may be required to satisfy up to three types of entry requirements, which are explained below.

1. University entry requirements

RMIT admits students on the basis of their demonstrated capacity to succeed.

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

Academic entry requirements by level of study

There is no University entry requirement for these courses.

Please check the relevant course page or contact the RMIT school to find out the course entry requirements.

Note: Applicants for apprenticeships and traineeships need to have a current, signed and valid Australian Apprenticeship Centre Training Agreement.

RMIT academic schools offering apprenticeships and traineeships:

There is no University entry requirement for these courses.

Please check the relevant course summary in Study with us or contact the RMIT school to find out the specific entry requirements.

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

Entry requirements Details

Australian Year 12 (Victoria)

  • The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)

Australian Year 12 (other states)

  • The Australian Senior Certificate of Education for the State deemed equivalent to the VCE.*

New Zealand Year 13 qualifications

  • The National Certificate of Educational Achievement.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma

  • Satisfactory completion of the International Baccalaureate, including English.

Foundation Studies

  • A Foundation Studies program 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.

Australian higher education studies

  • Satisfactory completion, on an award or nonaward 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 48 RMIT credit points in a program assessed as equivalent to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualification of level 5.

Australian vocational education studies (VET/TAFE)

  • The satisfactory completion of an AQF accredited award at Certificate IV or above

Bachelor degree honours year courses

Applicants must hold a bachelor degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA).

*English Language requirements

The University entry requirement for graduate certificates, vocational graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, vocational graduate diplomas and master by coursework courses is that applicants must hold:

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

Masters degree (extended) courses

Applicants must hold a bachelor degree.

Master by Research

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

  • a bachelor degree requiring at least four 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, Research Training and Development 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.

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

Doctor of Philosophy

The minimum requirements for admission to a PhD program are:

  • a bachelor degree requiring at least four 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 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 Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research Training and Development 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.

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

If you are a current master by research candidate, you are able to apply for a transfer to a doctor of philosophy program through the process prescribed in the RMIT Higher Degree by Research policy and processes.

2. Course entry requirements

Every RMIT course has its own specific set of entry requirements.

You will find them under the heading Entry requirements in the course information via Study with us, or on the VTAC website.

Some courses require you to complete a selection task as part of your course application.

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