Foundation equivalencies

Achieve the results below in recognised Foundation programs for entry into different levels of study.

Please visit the 'Entry Requirements' section of your preferred program to get the Australian standard academic entry requirement and to check whether there are any program-specific selection tasks and requirements.

RMIT Programs

Australian Standard

English1

Average

Pre-requisites

Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma 50% 50% 50% NIL
Associate Degree 50% 60% 50% 50%
Associate Degree 60% 60% 60% NIL
Bachelor Degree 65%* 65% 65% 60%
Bachelor Degree 70%^ 70% 70% 60%
Bachelor Degree 75% 75% 75% 60%
Double Degree 70% 70% 70% 60%
RMIT Programs Australian Standard English1 Average Pre-requisites
Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma 50% 50% 50% NIL
Associate Degree 50% 60% 50% 50%
Associate Degree 60% 60% 60% NIL
Bachelor Degree 65%* 65% 65% 60%
Bachelor Degree 70%^ 70% 70% 60%
Bachelor Degree 75% 75% 75% 60%
Double Degree 70% 70% 70% 60%
RMIT Programs Australian Standard English1 Average Pre-requisites
Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma 50% D 5 NIL
Associate Degree 50% C- 5 D
Associate Degree 60% C- 6 NIL
Bachelor Degree 65%* C 6.5 C-
Bachelor Degree 70%^ C+ 7 C-
Bachelor Degree 75% B- 7.5 NIL
Double Degree 70% C+ 7 C-
RMIT Programs Australian Standard English1 Average Pre-requisites
Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma 50% D 5 NIL
Associate Degree 50% C- 5 5
Associate Degree 60% C- 6 NIL
Bachelor Degree 65%* C 6.5 6
Bachelor Degree 70%^ C+ 7 6
Bachelor Degree 75% B- 7.5 NIL
Double Degree 70% C+ 7 6
RMIT Programs Australian Standard English1 Average Pre-requisites
Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma 50% 50% 55% NIL
Associate Degree 50% 60% 55% 50%
Associate Degree 60% 60% 60% NIL
Bachelor Degree 65%* 65% 65% 60%
Bachelor Degree 70%^ 70% 70% 60%
Bachelor Degree 75% 75% 75% 60%
Double Degree 70% 70% 70% 60%

To be eligible for entry to an RMIT program from your Foundation studies, you must meet academic and English entry requirements. Additional pre-requisite course and selection tasks apply to some programs.

Academic

Every RMIT program has its own specific entry requirements. You will find them under the heading Admissions on each program page. Search for your program at Programs for international students

When you have found the Australian Year 12 minimum average score requirement, use the table below to find your equivalent Foundation score. Pre-requisite course and selection task requirements are also listed here.

Your Foundation score is based on the overall average of your marks (%) in your Foundation program

Academic Equivalence Table  
Deakin College Foundation Score Australian Year 12 score
50% 50%
55% 55%
60% 60%
65% 65%
70% 70%
75% 75%
80% 80%
85% 85%
88% 88%

Pre-requisite courses

If the RMIT program has a pre-requisite course requirement, use the table below to find your equivalent Foundation course. You must achieve a minimum of 60% in the pre-requisite course for entry to Bachelor programs and 50% for Associate Degree programs. Any pre-requisite courses not listed below will require submission of a syllabus and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Pre-requisite Course Equivalence Table
Deakin College Foundation Course RMIT Foundation equivalent pre-requisite course
Mathematics I General Mathematics 1 & 2
Mathematics I & II Advanced Mathematics 1 & 2
Biology Biology 1
Chemistry Chemistry 1
Physics Physics 1

English

In addition to academic requirements, you must also meet the English requirements by achieving the required level in your Foundation English program. We have compared RMIT Foundation English with your Foundation English and the table below details the courses you will need to complete and the grades required for entry into RMIT programs. The English score for your Deakin College Foundation program is based on the average of your marks (%) for Advanced Academic Communication Skills and Advanced Academic Writing and Research courses/subjects. To view the required RMIT Foundation English score for your preferred program you will find them under the heading Pathways in the Foundation Studies program page.

English Equivalence Table
Deakin College English Foundation course/subject title: Academic Communication 1 & 2
Foundation score RMIT Foundation English score
55% 50%
65% 60%
70% 65%
75% 70%
80% 75%
85% 80%
90% 85%

To be eligible for entry to an RMIT program from your Foundation studies, you must meet academic and English entry requirements. Additional pre-requisite course and selection tasks apply to some programs.

Academic

Every RMIT program has its own specific entry requirements. You will find them under the heading Admissions on each program page. Search for your program at Programs for international students

When you have found the Australian Year 12 minimum average score requirement, use the table below to find your equivalent Foundation score. Pre-requisite course and selection task requirements are also listed here.

Your Foundation score is based on the overall average of your marks (%) in your Foundation program.

Academic Equivalence Table  
La Trobe College Foundation Score Australian Year 12 score
50% 50%
55% 55%
60% 60%
65% 65%
70% 70%
75% 75%
80% 80%
85% 85%
88% 88%

Pre-requisite courses

If the RMIT program has a pre-requisite course requirement, use the table below to find your equivalent Foundation course. You must achieve a minimum of 60% in the pre-requisite course for entry to Bachelor programs and 50% for Associate Degree programs. Your score will be calculated by taking the average marks (%) of the required courses listed below. Any pre-requisite courses not listed below will require submission of a syllabus and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Pre-requisite Course Equivalence Table
La Trobe College Foundation Course RMIT Foundation equivalent pre-requisite course
Essential Mathematics 1 & 2 General Mathematics 1 & 2
Advanced Mathematics 1 & 2 Advanced Mathematics 1 & 2
Biology 1 Biology 1
Chemistry 1 Chemistry 1
Physics 1 Physics 1

English

In addition to academic requirements, you must also meet the English requirements by achieving the required level in your Foundation English program. We have compared RMIT Foundation English with your Foundation English and the table below details the courses you will need to complete and the grades required for entry into RMIT programs. The English score for your La Trobe College Foundation program is based on the average of your marks (%) for Academic Communication 1 and Academic Communication 2 courses/subjects. To view the required RMIT Foundation English score for your preferred program you will find them under the heading  Pathways in the Foundation Studies program page.

English Equivalence Table
La Trobe College English Foundation course/subject title: Academic Communication 1 & 2
Foundation score RMIT Foundation English score
55% 50%
65% 60%
70% 65%
75% 70%
80% 75%
85% 80%
90% 85%
RMIT Programs Australian Standard English1 Average2 Pre-requisites
Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma 50% Academic IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent GPA 2.5 with a minimum  AP score of 2 NIL
Associate Degree 50% Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent GPA 2.5 with a minimum  AP score of 2 D+
Associate Degree 60% Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent GPA 2.5 with a minimum  AP score of 2 D+
Bachelor Degree 65%* Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent GPA 3.0 with a minimum score of 3 in 2 or more AP courses C+
Bachelor Degree 70%^ Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent GPA 3.0 with a minimum score of 3 in 2 or more AP courses C+
Bachelor Degree 75% Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent GPA 3.3 with a minimum score of 4 in 2 or more AP courses C+
RMIT Programs Australian Standard English Requirement1 Academic Requirement Pre-requisites
(IFY English Module Score) (IFY Total Points) (IFY Grade)
Certificate IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma 50% Overall D and minimum D for each band 72 (DDD) NIL
Associate Degree 50% Overall C and minimum D for each band 72 (DDD) D
Associate Degree 60% Overall C and minimum D for each band 88 (DCC) D
Bachelor Degree 65%* Overall B and minimum C for each band 104 (BCC) C
Bachelor Degree 70%^ Overall B and minimum C for each band 112 (BBC) C
Bachelor Degree 75% Overall B and minimum C for each band 120 (BBB) C

Notes:

1 Some programs require higher English results, please refer to program summary website for information on English proficiency requirement.

2 Based on completion of a minimum 48 credit hours from three trimester studies.

* Excludes Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) and the Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations) (all streams). These programs are assessed on a case by case basis.

^ Excludes Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours), Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours), Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours), Bachelor of Design (Communication Design), Bachelor of Arts (Textile Design), Bachelor of Design (Animation and Interactive Media), Bachelor of Design (Games), Bachelor of Landscape Architectural Design, Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education), Bachelor of Criminology and Psychology and the Bachelor of Design (Digital Media). These programs are assessed on a case by case basis.

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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.