Selection tasks

Selection tasks (also known as selection requirements) are tasks that you are required to do in addition to your application for some RMIT programs.

Selection tasks help RMIT consider your capacity to succeed in programs in art, design and other disciplines where an ATAR or grade point average might not tell the whole story about your creativity, skills and passions.

To complete your selection tasks, follow these steps:

Selection task requirements will be listed in the VTAC Guide as well as in the entry requirements section of the RMIT program you are applying for. For some tasks you will first need to contact the relevant RMIT school, and for others you'll need to complete the task online, so make sure you follow the instructions carefully.

Due dates can vary for each task.

Programs with selection tasks will sometimes extend their deadlines and open for late applications.

Check the RMIT website to see if your preferred program is still accepting pre-selection kits and folios.

Completing a selection task does not constitute an application for an RMIT program. You still need to apply for your program (usually via VTAC). The timely closing date for VTAC applications is Monday 30 September 2019.

For students with a VTAC application, to apply for new programs see changing your course preferences. You will still need to have completed selection tasks for any programs you are applying for. 

For students that apply direct to RMIT, the link to submit your pre-selection kit will appear on the applicant dashboard after you have submitted your application.

Start preparing your material, images, folio and anything else required for the selection task/s early, as late submissions will not be accepted. Here are some tips on how to prepare a folio and for an interview.

Preparing your selection tasks

Advice for preparing folios and pre-selection kits to help make the process easier.

How to prepare for an interview

Advice on how to prepare for an interview and ways to make the process easier.

Selection tasks are compulsory. Your application for an RMIT program that has additional selection tasks will not be considered if you have not completed each selection task by the due date.

Some selection tasks have more than one step, e.g. submission of an online task, followed by an interview or folio presentation.

Organising an interview requires you to call and arrange a time to attend the interview. Make sure you are aware of any next steps in the selection task process to ensure you meet all of the requirements.

Where you are required to submit an online selection task, you will be advised of the next steps in the selection process.

After you have completed a selection task some RMIT programs will send you an email to update you on the outcome of that task. The advisory email will indicate whether you are likely to be made an offer in a program based on your performance in the selection task.

More information about selection tasks and ATARs

There are a number of different types of selection tasks and it’s important to note that some programs may have more than one selection task.

Pre-selection kit

A kit that requires you to complete a creative task or to supply a folio of creative work. Based on this, you may be short-listed for a second selection task.


Creative exercise

A face-to-face exercise where you are required to complete a creative task. Based on this, you may be short-listed for a second selection task.


Folio assessment session

A session where you'll be asked to leave your folio with program staff, who will assess your folio. Depending on the outcome, you may be selected for the program or short-listed for a second selection task.


Selection kit

A kit that requires you to complete a creative task or to supply a folio of creative work.


Folio presentation

A face-to-face session where you are asked about the work in your folio and your creative inspiration. Depending on the outcome, you may be selected for the program or short-listed for a second selection task.


Interview

A face-to-face session where program staff ask you about yourself and your interest in the program. Depending on the outcome, you may be selected for the program or short-listed for a second selection task.


Bilingual test

A test used to assess your language capabilities in both English and a language other than English (LOTE).


Supplementary form

A document where you are required to respond to a series of questions about your understanding and interest in the program.

For most programs with selection tasks, ATAR is not considered as part of the selection process. Your eligibility for entry into these programs will be based on your performance in the selection task/s and meeting any prerequisites.

For a small number of programs, ATAR is considered as part of the application but is not the primary selection criteria. ATAR is used to rank applicants who have been assessed equally in the selection task/s, or is combined with the outcome of the selection task. To see which programs take ATAR into consideration, please view the selection criteria in the VTAC course information and the RMIT program information.

Need help?

More information and advice about completing your selection task/s is available from Study@RMIT.

If you are submitting a task online, you will find Help & Support articles to guide you through the submission process. 

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