Principles of selection
To meet program eligibility all applicants to RMIT are assessed based on the minimum academic entry requirements published on the RMIT program (course) page and the VTAC CourseSearch.
All applicants must meet the minimum academic entry requirements for the program (course). Applicants with overseas qualifications will be assessed for Australian equivalence.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee entry into the program (course) due to the competitive nature of the program (course).
Where a program (course) requires the completion of a selection task this is outlined in the program (course) page and VTAC CourseSearch. For more information and tips about completing selection tasks visit RMIT’s selection task page.
Applicants who have faced educational, financial and other disadvantages which may have impacted on their most recent academic performance can apply for consideration though RMIT’s equity access schemes.
The following outlines the University’s minimum requirements based on the applicant’s highest completed qualifications/studies or experience.
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Applicants who are currently completing an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent), or International Baccalaureate (IB) or who have completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent) in the last two years must meet the published minimum admissions criteria for the program which they are applying to, including any program prerequisites.
Some programs also consider ATAR as the basis of selection, applicants can view previous year’s ATAR profile as a guide.
Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study
Applicants must have satisfactorily completed an accredited award at certificate IV or higher as published on the program page.
Applicants will be assigned an equivalent selection rank (comparable to an ATAR) based on the AQF level of their highest VET qualification completed.
Applicants with higher education (HE) study
Applicants must have satisfactorily completed at least two courses (subjects) at undergraduate level equivalent in volume of learning to at least 24 RMIT University credit points competed on an award or non-award basis at any university (including Open Universities Australia), taught and assessed entirely in English, unless stated otherwise on the program (course) page.
Applicants with a completed bridging or enabling program must meet the minimum admissions criteria specified for the program which you are applying to, visit RMIT’s pre-university study website for more information on available programs.
Applicants will be assigned an equivalent selection rank (comparable to an ATAR) based on their GPA.
Applicants with work and life experience
Where a program admits applicants based on their prior studies (VCE completed more than two years ago) and/or any work and life experience this will be published on the RMIT program (course) page or VTAC CourseSearch. Program (course) pages and VTAC CourseSearch will also publish where a program (course) does not admit applicants on the basis of work or life experience.
Applicants must meet the published minimum admissions criteria for the program (course) which they are applying to, including any program prerequisites.
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
Where an applicant has no prior Year 12, VET qualifications, HE results or relevant work experience that meets the program (course) minimum entry requirements and the applicant is 19 years of age or over (as of 1 January) and has not enrolled in secondary studies in the least two years; they may sit the STAT Multiple Choice to satisfy Year 12 English and Year 11 Mathematics where the program (course) which they are applying to considers the entire academic record as part of its selection consideration.
Applicants must meet all other prerequisites or equivalents. Learn more about RMIT STAT results.
Under 17 applicants - Transition from School
Direct applicants applying for a program (course) who are under 17 years of age and have not completed Year 12 but meet the program’s (course’s) entry requirements to which they are applying to will be made a conditional offer. The conditional offer will request that the applicant provide correspondence from the School Principal or Regional Director which confirms that the applicant has been granted an exemption from attending secondary school.
An offer will be made once the applicant has uploaded the required documentation to their online application and the RMIT Selection Officer has confirmed that the applicant has met the conditions of the offer.
Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR)
ATAR is a rank that shows a student's achievement in relation to other students and is used to compare the overall achievement of students who have completed different combinations of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) studies for the purpose of making selection decisions and offers to programs (courses).
RMIT uses an agreed equivalent ATAR rank for applicants whose most recent qualification is the International Baccalaureate (IB) or completed HE or VET studies.
A prerequisite refers to studies an applicant must have completed (and achieved the required minimum study score) at secondary school or equivalent to be eligible for selection to a particular university program (course).
For example; an applicant wanting to apply for the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering must have completed VCE Units 3 and 4 English and Mathematical Methods with a study score of 25 or equivalent to be considered for an offer.
Prerequisite studies are specific to each program and can be found on the RMIT program (course) page or under the course description of the VTAC CourseSearch page.
Selection and ranking methodology principles
- Where a program (course) considers ATAR as part of its selection, an applicant who meets the program (course) minimum entry requirements will be ranked on ATAR, or equivalent ATAR and/or a range of criteria including selection tasks where applicable.
- Where applicable, selection task outcomes will be applied during selection.
- Where applicable, equity and other admission scheme consideration will be applied during selection.
- Applicants applying as existing RMIT students or with previous RMIT qualifications may be given preference during selection.
- In determining whether an applicant satisfies published requirements, an applicant’s most recent and/or relevant previous qualification, study, or experience may be given greater weight during selection.
English language proficiency
Applicants are also required to have meet the minimum English language requirements for the program they are applying to.
Some RMIT programs (courses) may require a higher minimum English language requirement then the University’s minimum requirements, it’s recommended that you check the program (course) page or VTAC CourseSearch page for the program (course) specific requirements.