Direct application

If you have not already applied through VTAC you may be eligible to apply directly to RMIT.

Before you apply

Applying to RMIT is easy. This information will help you complete your direct application.

If you have not already applied through VTAC you may be eligible to apply directly to RMIT. You can check whether your program accepts direct applications by reading the 'apply' information in the program description.

You can apply direct to RMIT as a local student if you are:

  • an Australian citizen
  • a New Zealand citizen
  • a permanent resident of Australia
  • the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian Visa
  • an asylum seeker, or
  • a non-resident of Australia wishing to apply for an RMIT Online program.


If you hold international citizenship, you must apply as an international applicant. Please contact us for more information.

Register to begin your application.

You may save your application at any time and return to it later.

The application system will prompt you for the following information at each stage of the process.

  • Stage 1 - Complete your personal details.
  • Stage 2 - Choose your program (you can select up to five programs).
  • Stage 3 - Enter details of your education.
  • Stage 4 - Enter details of your work experience.
  • Stage 5 - Upload any required supporting documentation.
  • Stage 6 - Apply for RMIT Access scheme (if applicable).

Can I submit my application without having all supporting documents?

Applications can be submitted without all the supporting documents, however, they cannot be assessed without all of the required documentation.

If you submit your application without all required documentation, be sure to come back and upload them as soon as possible to ensure your application can be assessed and processed promptly.

When do applications close?

Timely application closing dates are listed on Direct application dates. Programs may accept applications after these dates. However, we recommend you apply by the timely closing date to avoid disappointment of the program being closed or places being filled.

Can I apply for a scholarship at the time of my program application?

RMIT supports a comprehensive scholarship program which addresses some of the financial, educational and circumstantial disadvantages our students can face through their studies. The application process for a scholarship is separate to your program application.

Most coursework scholarships open for application in the semester before they are awarded and paid.

Scholarships awarded for Semester 1 generally open between August and November of the previous year.

The full range of scholarships, arranged by level of study, interest area and eligibility, can be found at Scholarships. For further information, please contact the scholarship team.

How do I apply for credit transfer?

If you have previously completed studies in a similar program or worked in the industry, you can apply for credit/recognition of prior learning.

  • VTAC applicant? Go to VTAC application.
  • Log in to find useful information under Help and support once you have registered to apply.
  • If you can't find the information you're looking for, or need help with your application, please contact us.

After you apply

Discover how to track, amend or withdraw your direct application after it has been submitted.

Log in at any time to track the progress of your direct application via My dashboard.

You will also be sent notifications to the email address you used to register.

Once you have submitted your direct application, you can log in to:

  • submit selection tasks and additional information (if requested)
  • change your personal details, or  
  • withdraw your application.

If you wish to submit a new application, you must first withdraw from your existing application and then reapply.

When will I receive my application outcome?

Once you submit your application, your status will change to ‘Under assessment’. Provided you have submitted all the required documentation, you can expect an outcome within 1 – 4 weeks.

During the assessment process, if a Selection Officer requires further information from you, a request email will be sent to your registered address and a notification will be visible on My Dashboard.

What kind of application outcomes could I receive?

  1. Conditional Offer: You may receive a conditional offer if your full offer is subject to the provision of documents to meet the entry requirements for the program you have applied for. If you are a current RMIT student, your conditional offer may be reliant on completion of your current studies. You are not required to submit documents in this instance.
  2. Full Offer: Once you have received a full offer, you will be sent a notification via email and My Dashboard for you to accept your offer.
  3. Deny: If you receive a deny outcome, you will receive a notification via email and My Dashboard containing the reason why your application was unsuccessful at this time.

Log in to find useful information under Help & support once you have registered to apply.

If you can't find the information you're looking for, or need help with your application, please contact us.

Supporting documentation

The documents you are required to submit will depend on the information you provide in your application. As you complete your application you will be notified of any supporting documents we require. After you submit your application, we may request additional supporting documentation from you by email.  You can also track any request and upload supporting documentation via My dashboard.

Supporting documentation may include:

  • your academic transcript - for programs or courses you tell us you have attempted or completed
  • proof of completion for any programs or courses you tell us you have completed
  • proof of relevant work experience if entered as part of your application

You may also choose to upload:

  • letters of support from your current or previous employer
  • a statement written by you that demonstrates your motivation and commitment to study, your knowledge of the program, and any relevant work experience
  • assessment of an overseas qualification
  • proof of change of name (if relevant), e.g. marriage certificate, deed poll.

Some programs require the completion of a selection task. If you are required to complete a selection task, you will be notified after your application has been submitted.

You can upload documents or provide a link at any time until a final decision has been made on your application.

Log in to track the progress of your application and upload supporting documentation.

Log in to find useful information under Help & support once you have registered to apply.

If you can't find the information you're looking for or need help with your application please contact us.

Accept your offer and enrol

Information for direct applicants about accepting your offer and receiving your enrolment instructions.

If your direct application is successful, you will be emailed the details of your offer.  

Log in to view the details of your offer via My dashboard.

Once you have received an offer, you will be given three options.

  1. Accept your offer – if you accept your offer you will be sent details on how to enrol. All other preferences and offers will be withdrawn.
  2. Decline your offer – if you decline your offer it will be withdrawn. If you have other preferences they will continue to be assessed.
  3. Wait for the outcome of other preferences – you can track the progress of your application via My dashboard.

Enrolment for Semester 1 will open in October. 

Enrolment for Semester 2 will open in May.

Once you have accepted your offer, you will receive an email with instructions on how to enrol after this date.

To secure your place you must enrol in classes or defer your enrolment.

If you would like to discuss other study opportunities available to you at RMIT, please contact us.

Can I accept a conditional offer?

If you’ve received a conditional offer, you must wait until you have a full offer before you can accept. Once your conditions have been met, you will be issued a full offer.

What happens if I have more than one offer?

Once you accept the offer of your preferred program, the other offers will be automatically withdrawn.

What happens if I accept one offer and have other preferences still under assessment?

Once you accept an offer for one preference, your other preferences, which may be under assessment, will automatically be withdrawn. You may want to wait until you have received an outcome for all your preferences to decide on accepting the right program for you.  

When should I accept my offer by?

Once you have an outcome for your preference(s), it is strongly recommended that you accept your offer as soon as possible. Otherwise, you may miss out on your preferred classes or your offer may lapse. If you haven’t already accepted before the deadline for your program, we will send you a reminder email.

What happens if I decline my offer?

You won’t be able to reactivate your offer if you change your mind. You will need to re-apply for the same program for the next intake.

What do I need to do if I want to defer my offer?

You can only defer to the next intake once you have accepted your offer. That way, we can keep your place for the next intake. Find out how to defer.

When do I get my timetable?

Class timetabling is different for vocational education and higher education:

How do I apply for credit transfer?

If you have previously completed studies in a similar program or worked in the industry you can apply for credit/recognition of prior learning.

  • VTAC applicant? Visit the VTAC website VTAC application
  • Log in to find useful information about your direct application under Help & support.
  • If you need more help with your application, contact Study@RMIT.
  • For questions about your enrolment, contact RMIT Connect.
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