How to transfer to RMIT

Why switch to RMIT?

Industry connected

RMIT courses are co-designed with industry. We have partnerships with leading organisations like BMW, the United Nations, Deloitte, Adidas and L'Oréal to make sure your education is connected to the needs of employers.

Online-enabled study

We're all in this together, and nothing will slow us down. We've changed the way we're teaching so you can so you can continue your education online before transitioning into on-campus classes.

Pathway options

RMIT is a dual-sector university offering recognised pathway options, potentially saving you time and money on your degree.

University rankings

We’re in the top 1% of universities worldwide*, 18th in the world for universities under 50 years old**, 1st in Australia for graduate employment rate^ and 4th in Australia for partnerships with employers^^.

How to start your transfer to RMIT University

Start your transfer to RMIT in five simple steps.  

Find the right course using our course search below. You can search by course name, study area or your future career to find the best courses that fit your career goals.  

Once you find a course you’re interested in, click the ‘Compare’ button at the top of the course page. This will save the course in your personalised comparison dashboard

Here, you can compare your favourite courses for features like entry requirements, career outcomes, fees and duration. You can also email yourself a copy of your comparison dashboard to view it later. 

Once you’ve narrowed down your course options, make sure you check that you meet all the entry requirements for the course you want to study. This information will be stated on the course page. 

Any questions see FAQ.

The third step is to ensure you have all the documents required. The documents you need will vary depending on whether you’re a local or international student, the course you are applying for and if you’re applying for Credit Transfer or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). These will be clearly outlined to you during the application process. 

Once you have all your documents ready, it’s time to submit your application! The process of transferring to RMIT is very similar to applying as a new student, so ensure you follow the entire process and have supplied all relevant documents to ensure a quicker turnaround.

The application process and timelines may also vary depending on if you’re applying as a local (domestic) or international student, so it’s important to understand the process of applying as a domestic student or applying as an International student

When your application is successful, you will receive a letter of offer from us to your email address. Once you formally accept your offer, you can withdraw from your old course. 

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To access all the information you need to apply to study at RMIT, please select whether you are a local or international student.

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Five reasons to transfer to another university

Before you start the switch to another university, it’s important to ask yourself the right questions to make sure you’re transferring for all the right reasons. 

Frequently asked questions

The process of applying for credit is different for local (domestic) and international students. 

If you are a domestic student, applying for credit happens after you receive an offer to study at RMIT. The application and approval process will be handled by your academic school, so we are unable to provide you with any guarantees prior to this. 

To give a guide on how much credit you may be eligible for, we encourage you to compare the subjects of the program you are looking to study with the subjects you have studied previously. This may give you a good indication as to how much credit or RPL you may be eligible for.

If you’re an international student, applications for credit transfer should be made as early as possible, preferably during the application process, as it may impact the duration of your Confirmation of Enrolment (COE). 

You will be asked ‘Are you applying for Credit?’ during the application process, so if you are seeking credit then make sure you select ‘Yes’ and upload all your course syllabus details and we will organise the credit assessment for you.

The maximum amount of credits you can get granted will depend on the level of study of the program you are applying for.  

If you’re applying for higher education programs, the amount of credit you can receive will be based on your program. To be eligible to graduate, you must successfully complete a minimum of 96 credit points or 50% of your program – whichever is less.

If you are studying a vocational study program (also known as TAFE), there are no maximum limits on the amount of credit you can receive – you may be able to have a complete qualification recognised! 

It’s important to keep in mind that credit transfer is only available for the same or equivalent competencies, whereas RPL may be used where competencies are not identical or equivalent and you have demonstrated the learning outcomes.

In some circumstances, receiving credit transfer may shorten the length of your program and this will be reflected in the duration of your COE. 

You will find out the start date and the end date of your program on your offer letter and the same dates will be used on your COE.

Yes, the total cost of your program may be reduced as you won’t need to pay for any courses that you are granted credit transfer or RPL.

Yes, it is possible to reduce the duration of the program with credit and RPL. However, this will be based on exactly which units you are credited for and if this will impact the length of your program.

Credit transfer is where we assess your previous formal study and, if you can demonstrate you meet the learning outcomes for some of your RMIT courses, then we ‘transfer the credit’ from your previous study to your RMIT course/s. 

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is where we formally assess your previous work and life experiences, along with any formal, informal or non-formal learning, and determine whether this could be worth credit in lieu of study. This means you don’t have to spend time learning things you already know.

Recognition of current competency (RCC) is where we assess your previously completed accredited qualification in circumstances where it may have expired or where you have not been practising.

Sources:
*QS World University Rankings 2021
**QS Top 50 Under 50 2021
^2022 QS Graduate Employability Rankings
^^2022 QS Graduate Employability Rankings

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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.