Academic performance requirements

As an international student you are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress throughout your program.

Failure to achieve this will lead to you being deemed ‘at risk’, and can lead to exclusion from your program. Please refer to RMIT’s academic progress policy and procedures.

A student who has been found to have unsatisfactory academic performance for a second teaching period in the same program may be deemed to have established unsatisfactory academic progress.

For compliance reasons, RMIT is required to report students who have made unsatisfactory academic progress within their RMIT program to the Department of Home Affairs. Such a report can lead to the cancellation of the student visa. Students are notified of the University’s decision to report to Department of Home Affairs, and of their right to appeal this decision.

Sponsored students who are reported to Department of Home Affairs for low attendance or for unsatisfactory academic performance should contact the Sponsorships Development Team to discuss what will happen:

Tutorial assistance

If you are worried about your academic progress, please contact the Sponsorships Development Team. We can coordinate with other areas in the university to organise tutorial assistance to help you maintain normal academic progress.

You can also access the services available at the following:

  • Study and Learning Centre, where staff can offer free assistance in English language, study skills, academic writing and undergraduate Maths and Science.
  • Student Support where staff provide guidance, support and advice on international student issues.

In addition, some sponsors (including Australia Awards) will help pay for tutorial assistance if you can provide a letter from your tutor/lecturer/course advisor to support that extra tuition is recommended.

Academic reporting

By default, the Sponsorships Development Team will send a transcript of results to your sponsor at the end of each semester.

Unsatisfactory academic progress and low attendance will also be highlighted to your sponsor on an ongoing basis.

However, it is student’s obligation to inform us whether they want this information to be released to their sponsor.

For completing students, the Sponsorships Development Team sends the official Statement of Academic Completion and academic transcript to sponsors approximately within 10 working days of the results release date.

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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.