The following ATAR profile and selection rank are from students offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in 2019.
BH016 – Bachelor of Social Science (Honours)
(excluding adjustment factors)
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
|Highest rank to receive an offer||NP||NP|
|Median rank to receive an offer||NP||NP|
|Lowest rank to receive an offer||NP||NP|
NP [Not Published] = The ATAR profile is not available for this course due to the limited amount of data available.
RC [Range of Criteria] = ATAR is not the primary selection method for this course and additional selection tasks are required (e.g. test, interview, folio).
The following data provides an indication of the likely peer cohort for new undergraduate students at RMIT. It was collected from students who were enrolled after the census date and who started studying in Semester 1, 2018. It covers students at all Australian campuses, including international students studying in Australia. The data has been grouped by each student’s most relevant education or work and life experience.
|(A) Past higher education study||Number of students||6|
|% of all students||100|
|(B) Past vocational education and training (VET) study||Number of students||0|
|% of all students||0|
|(C) Work and life experience||Number of students||0|
|% of all students||0|
|(D) Recent secondary education||Number of students||0|
|% of all students||0|
|International students||Number of students||0|
|% of all students||0|
|All students||Number of students||6|
|% of all students||100|
Building on students' bachelor degrees, this course enhances and widens learning horizons, giving students access to a fuller and more advanced range of professional and research practices.
Students learn to advocate for equity and human rights, and engage with the academic world of social sciences while they become part of a network of talented students providing fresh insights and information to communities. Students will be encouraged to critically consider how knowledge of social, political, economic, cultural, environmental and other related issues is constructed and represented in political and public debate across a range of contexts.
This course will prepare students for policy and administration roles in the private and public sectors. Many graduates continue on to higher degrees through research or qualify for policy and research positions outside the education sector.
RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise.
One of Australia's original tertiary institutions, RMIT University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the community.
RMIT is a world leader in art and design, architecture, education, engineering, development, computer science and information systems, business and management, and communication and media studies.
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This program is only available to applicants with higher education study.
Applicants must submit a one page statement on the area they wish to study in their Honours thesis.
Successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 out of 4.0 in the final year of study. Overseas equivalents will be considered.
Vocational education and training (VET) is not considered for entry into this program.
Work and life experience is not considered for entry into this program.
Secondary education (Year 12) is not considered for entry into this program.
Equity access schemes are not applicable for entry into this program.
If you are not a year 12 student and are only applying for one course at RMIT you can apply direct to RMIT.
Check your eligibility
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.
Timely applications close 1 December 2018.
Late applications will continue to be accepted after this date if places are still available.
Acceptance of offer
Once you receive an offer to study at RMIT, read your offer letter thoroughly and make sure you understand the terms and conditions. Demand for places at RMIT is high so we recommend that you accept your offer as soon as possible. To accept your offer, you'll need to enrol. Check your email for the information you need to help you enrol.
Advanced standing / Academic credit / Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
You may be entitled to apply for credit so your previous learning, whether formal or informal, or experience counts toward your RMIT program. Formal learning can include previous study in higher education, vocational education, or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.
Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.
RMIT permits eligible offer holders to defer the commencement of their studies. If you wish to defer it is very important that you do not enrol. You may be eligible to defer your program if you do so before the last day to enrol for your commencing semester.
Academic governance policies in all aspects of admission
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All programs and courses offered by RMIT University and RMIT Vietnam are subject to the Admissions and Credit Policy.
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The Chaplaincy provides help and spiritual support for students and staff of all faiths and none.
RMIT City Campus Children's Centre provides long daycare for the children of staff and students at RMIT University.
The RMIT Counselling Service provides professional counselling to all students on each campus.
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Medical or other health and wellbeing services
Your health can affect your studies. If you are not feeling well or are in pain there are medical, dental, and specialist health services near your campus.
There is a Library available to you at each RMIT University campus. There are two city-based Library sites: Swanston and Carlton. There is a Library on the Bundoora West campus and another on the Brunswick campus.
RMIT offers a wide range of information technologies (IT) to support your learning experience and help you engage with the University community.
Safer Community provides support and advice to students and staff concerned about threatening or inappropriate behaviour.
Sports and recreation
What's life with all study and no play? Whether it's a sport club, personal training or a cheeky game of badminton you seek, check out your sport and fitness options at RMIT.
RUSU is the only 100 percent independent body at RMIT. We are here to ensure your university experience extends beyond lectures and assignments. We are responsible for creating student life on campus. Every week RUSU's purple colours will be out and about with free food and fun so make sure you check out our events.
Support services for LGBTIQ students
Welcome to the Queer Department! The Queer Department exists to represent, advocate for and empower RMIT students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex, and those who are curious about or questioning their sexuality.
Melbourne is serviced by a well-developed network of trams, buses, trains and airports. Find out more about transport.
The Welfare department is here to support you through issues you may face during your time as a student. This may include personal issues such as financial hardship or health care whilst also considering the broader government policies around higher education and student welfare.
All undergraduate and honours degrees at RMIT have Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) available. As a CSP student, you may be eligible to apply for a HECS-HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of up to 100% of your student contribution fees.
Commonwealth supported places (CSP) for 2019 range from AU$6,566 to AU$10,958*.
* Amounts quoted are indicative fees per annum, and are based on a standard year of full-time study (96 credit points). A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.
Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$303 maximum fee for 2018.
Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.
Please visit our website for additional information on fees.
Emergency financial assistance is available to students experiencing temporary hardship.
If you are experiecing financial difficulties, there is support available.
Youth and Student Allowances (Centrelink)
Youth Allowance or financial help may be available if you’re 24 or younger and a student or Australian Apprentice; or 21 or younger and looking for work.
Government student loans
Study Assist provides information for students about givernment assistance for financing tertiary study.
RMIT student loans
The Student Loan Fund provides interest-free loans to RMIT students who are experiencing severe financial difficulties due to unforeseen circumstances.
RMIT supports a comprehensive scholarship program which addresses some of the financial, educational and circumstantial disadvantages our students can face through their studies. More than 2000 scholarships worth millions of dollars are awarded annually.