FAQ

General questions

A short course at RMIT University offers you the opportunity to quickly enhance your professional skills, increase general knowledge in a chosen area or simply nurture a new talent or hobby. Short courses run throughout the year. On completion, participants are awarded an RMIT Certificate of Completion.

A single course at RMIT University is a subject from an undergraduate or postgraduate degree program. A single course, also referred to as a ‘single unit course’ gives you an opportunity to experience the subject matter before committing to a degree. Single courses are offered during RMIT University's Semester 1, Semester 2, Spring and Summer semesters. Enrolments are accepted only during official enrolment periods. Participants are issued with an RMIT University Academic Transcript on successful completion.

RMIT short courses are open to everyone aged 16 and over. Advanced courses may require a certain level of knowledge therefore check for prerequisites on the course page before enrolling. 

RMIT single courses are open to everyone aged 16 or over, excluding current RMIT students, students looking to do cross-institutional study and international students with limited study rights. If this is you there are alternative study options available that you can explore here.

Some single courses may require a certain level of knowledge or prior study, therefore check for prerequisites before enrolling. Postgraduate subjects require you to hold a prior tertiary qualification that you will be asked to provide when you apply.

RMIT University offers Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to single and short course students. ELS provides support and assistance to students with a disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition, and primary carers of individuals with a disability. 

If you would like more information on how to access this service please visit the ELS page.

Short Courses

Short course enrolments are available online all year round. COVID-19 has impacted the availability of many of our face to face short courses. Refer to the University’s Statement for updates on when teaching will be returning to campus. There are a number of online, live delivered short courses on offer until then.

Step 1: Browse and select an available course

Once you have selected the short course you want to study, click the red 'Enrol Now' button on your desired intake.

Step 2: Register into a course

Use the webform to register your details for the course you want to study.

Step 3: Proceed to payment

After registering, you will be prompted to select Proceed to payment.

Step 4: Arrange discounts

If you’re eligible for a discount, register, submit your promo code or RMIT staff or student number. RMIT will contact you via email to confirm eligibility and issue you a payment link.

Step 5: Make payment

Complete your payment online with a Visa or Mastercard. Enter your email if you wish to receive a payment receipt.

Step 6: Check your Short Course Tax Invoice

Keep an eye on your email (or the email of the person who is the billing contact). Short Courses will process the enrolment and send your booking confirmation tax invoice. Check your name and course details such as date are correct.

Step 7: Await course confirmation

Keep an eye on your email. Approximately one week prior to the scheduled course commencement, you will receive your confirmation letter outlining:

▪ Location of your class

▪ Your facilitator

▪ Materials provided and

▪ Materials you may need to purchase and bring to class.

 

Single courses

Single courses have semester specific enrolment periods — please check the Enrol page for the latest dates.

For single courses that do not require University approval, once your application, payment and any other proof is submitted, you will be issued with a tax invoice that doubles as your Booking Confirmation — you will need to check this to ensure all details are correct, including your name as it will appear as is on your Result Statement.

For single courses that require University approval, we will contact you to advise you of the decision. Where prerequisites apply, you may need to provide evidence of prerequisite satisfaction. A payment needs to be made once your application has been approved, and only then is your enrolment confirmed. You will be issued with a Tax Invoice which doubles as a Booking Confirmation — you will need to check this to ensure all details are correct, including your name as it will appear as is on your Result Statement.

The course fee covers the learning and teaching of the course however some courses require additional materials. The cost of additional materials are funded by the participant and is not included in the course fee. Check for materials to bring on the course page. 

Single course fees are the same for both local and international students. 

Single and short courses do not incur GST.

Individuals

For individuals full and upfront payment is required to secure your place in the course. We accept Visa or MasterCards. Government funding and/or payment plans are not available.

For business

If you are enrolling yourself, a colleage or client into a course for professional development, RMIT Short Courses accepts purchase orders or a letter of authority where a third party such as your workplace or training organisation is paying. Complete the registration form above, click proceed and then send a purchase order or letter of authority on a company letterhead to enquiries@rmit.edu.au.  

Included in the documentation:

  • Name of learner 
  • Course name
  • Start date
  • Fee (please note our courses do not incur GST)
  • Name of person authorising the course enrolment
  • Company name
  • Billing contact details for invoice (ie: address, phone & email)

Once we have received the documentation an invoice will sent to the billing email and our team will confirm the learner's place in the course. The invoice must be paid within 7 days.

We can not accept cash, personal cheques, bank cheques, money order, or Diners and American Express cards.

Please advise us if you move house, change your mobile number or email address. Any changes to personal details must be advised in writing to RMIT University. Failure to notify us will result in important information not being received. You can email any changes to us at enquiries@rmit.edu.au.


Please note: original documentary evidence should accompany notification of change of name only.

The new site no longer supports learner accounts using a client number, so if you had set up an account in the past you can no longer see this. Your account information is still securely stored in our database if you require information about you past bookings.

We can still help you with these functions:

Short Courses will continue to support you to perform the functions previously available through your account such as:

  • Updating personal information 

  • Saving a booking and completing it later

  • Enquiries about or completing pending bookings  

  • Enquiries about past bookings, past history and previous transactions

  • Using a promo code, applying for a discount or claiming a concession 

  • Paying on behalf of a company or organisation

  • Requesting to be placed on a waitlist 

     

Client numbers will now only be used to access the RMIT network during classes. We apologise for any inconvenience these changes might present. 

If you are having difficulties such as logging in to the RMIT networks during your short course contact:

Service and Support Centre
Phone: +61 3 9925 8888

Any personal or financial details which you provide to RMIT University when you register are used to process enrolments and course enquiries. RMIT Single and Short Courses are governed by the RMIT Privacy Policy. This policy affirms RMIT’s commitment to privacy and the responsible handling of personal, sensitive and health information.

RMIT values the privacy of every individual and is committed to the responsible handling of personal information. Refer to the RMIT Privacy Statement to understand how your data is protected.

It is important that you provide accurate information as personal information may appear on Certificate of Completion or your Academic Transcript. We may contact you to inform you about course cancellations, change of venue at your registered contact details. Where you have opted to receive information about upcoming events and courses we may to contact you with updates.

Short courses

Short Course Terms and Conditions

Payment

  1. For individuals, the course fee is payable at the time of enrolment.
  2. For organisations, we will issue an invoice when a purchase order or letter of authority is received by us. The invoices must be paid in full either within 7 days of the invoice date or prior to course commencement, whichever comes first.
  3. Promotional codes may only be redeemed once per person during the relevant promotional period to provide a course fee discount. The total amount of all applicable discounts may not exceed 25 per cent of the course fee. You must tell us prior to payment if you are eligible for any discounts.


Transfers

  1. You may transfer to another available course at no cost, provided you make a request at least five business days before the course starts. An administration fee of 10% of the course fee will apply if a request is made after that time but before the course starts.
  2. We will not accept any changes in enrolments, including transfers, after the course starts.
  3. If you are unable to attend the course you are enrolled in, another person may attend the course in your place for the entire course at no extra charge, provided that:
    1. you let us know in writing before the course starts; and
    2. you and that person respectively agree to any terms and conditions which may apply in this case.


Cancellations

  1. You may cancel your course booking provided you make a request at least five business days before the course starts. RMIT University may request that you forward refund requests to us in writing. Refunds will only be credited to the original funding source or via other means as agreed by RMIT University. An administration fee of 50% of the course fee will apply if a request is made after that time but before the course starts.
  2. There will be no refunds after the course starts.
  3. Note: If you have previously transferred from another course, then the course start date will be the start date of the course you were first enrolled in.


General

  1. Full course fee is payable for non-attendance.
  2. We may change the course details or cancel any course including those with insufficient enrolments or because of circumstances beyond our reasonable control. A refund or alternative courses will be offered to you in these circumstances.
  3. Additional conditions of enrolment may apply to some courses including online, flexible, blended and distance delivery courses.
  4. Our privacy policy outlines information relating to the collection and handling of your personal information by us. A copy of the policy is available on our website and to you on request.
  5. Nothing in these terms and conditions will affect your statutory rights, and nothing in these terms and conditions will limit or exclude our liability for death or personal injury arising through negligence, fraudulent misrepresentation, or anything else that cannot be excluded or limited by us by law.
  6. To the extent permitted by law, we are not liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages or otherwise (including without limitation loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts, loss of opportunity, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of goodwill), however arising and whether caused by tort, breach of contract or otherwise, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

The following discounts are applicable to most of our courses:

  • Healthcare/Pensioner Cardholders 10%
  • RMIT Students or Alumni 15%
  • RMIT Staff 25%

To receive a discount or offer you must register your details, enter proof of eligibility such as concession card, a staff or student number or promotional code and select proceed to submit your enrolment. RMIT will contact you via email to confirm eligibility and issue you a payment link where you will be able to complete your booking. Partial refunds will not be issued where proof is not provided during registration. Only one discount is accepted per booking.

We recognise that your decision to attend a short course is an important one and that finding the time to participate isn't easy. It can be inconvenient if we have to reschedule or cancel a short course so we endeavour to notify you as soon as possible.

If your course is rescheduled and the new dates are suitable, you do not need to take any action. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled dates, contact us as soon as possible to finalise alternatives.

If your course is cancelled, you will need to contact us to finalise alternatives. You can transfer to the next available date for your course, transfer to a different short course or arrange a full refund.

Before enrolling into an RMIT short course, please ensure you are aware of the Terms and Conditions. If you are unable to attend your short course, advise us as soon as possible to avoid financial penalty.

If you cancel more than 5 full working days before course commencement:

  • Transfer to another date 
  • Transfer to another course and any difference in payment will be required or refunded
  • Cancel your booking and arrange a full refund

If you cancel 5 working days or less before course commencement:

  • Transfer to another date or course and a 10% transfer fee applies
  • Cancel your booking and arrange a 50% refund (cancellation fee of 50% withheld)

In short courses where prerequisites do not apply, you may send a substitute in your place. Please advise us prior to course commencement.

A transfer or refund is not possible for non-attendance of a short course.

Most RMIT short courses are non-accredited. Upon successful completion of non-accredited short courses, students are awarded a Certificate of Completion. A minimum attendance of 80% is generally required. 

If you have paid for a course that was cancelled or you cannot attend, you may be entitled to hold credit on your account. 

The course fee paid can be held on your account and used to enrol into another intake, another course, or transferred to someone else to attend a course in your place. Credits can be used to enrol in another course or transferred to someone else to attend the course in your place. Please note credit on account can only be used within the same calendar year of initial payment.

To discuss your individual circumstance and options, contact our team at enquiries@rmit.edu.au or 9925 8111. 

Even though we have refreshed our website, all previous bookings whether completed or not, will still be recorded on our system.

If your booking is incomplete, we will contact you with instructions about how to finalise it. But if you wish to enquire or make changes to your booking you can contact us at enquiries@rmit.edu.au or 9925 8111 for assistance.

Single courses

RMIT single courses are open to everyone aged 16 or over, excluding current RMIT students, students looking to do cross-institutional study and international students with limited study rights. If this is you there are alternative study options available that you can explore here

Some single courses may require a certain level of knowledge or prior study, therefore check for prerequisites before enrolling. Postgraduate subjects require you to hold a prior tertiary qualification that you will be asked to provide when you apply.

To enrol in a single course, complete your application online and submit all relevant documents outlined below. Our team will be in contact with you to guide you through the process. If your application is approved, you are required to make upfront and in full payment via Visa or MasterCard to secure your place.

  1. Browse the undergraduate and postgraduate subjects that are available as single courses. For course details follow the link to the respective Higher Education Course Guide. 
  2. For course timetables check myTimetable. Search with the course code to view the provisional contact hours and times. These times are subject to change. 
  3. Complete the Single Course Enrolment Form (Download 2MB). 
  4. Where applicable nominate your RMIT staff number or alumni student number on the form. The following discounts are applicable to most of our single courses:
    RMIT Staff 25%
    RMIT Alumni 15% 
  5. Collate the required documents for your application 
    a) Single Course Enrolment Form(Download 2MB)
    b) Evidence of prerequisites such as academic transcripts and/or statement of intention
    c) Citizenship documentation such as a valid passport or birth certificate
    d) A PDF of your online Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) check, not required for Australian citizens and permanent residency holders. 
  6. Submit your application and attach the required documentation via email to enquiries@rmit.edu.au. After you submit your application you will be contacted by the Single and Short Course team to discuss your enrolment. This can take up to 72 hours. 
  7. If your application is successful you will be issued with a payment link to confirm your enrolment. Your enrolment will not be processed until full payment has been received.

Single unit courses, also known as single courses have semester specific enrolment periods. Refer below for more information.

You can also view the Higher Education Important Dates 

You can also view the Higher Education Important Dates for more information.

If a single course requires University approval, this means that there is an extra step in the application process. A statement outlining how you satisfy the entry requirements must be provided during the enrolment process, confirming that you satisfy the criteria or prerequisites necessary to undertake that particular single course. If you enrol online, you will be prompted for this statement in the application form.

For single courses that require University approval, we will contact you to advise of the decision. A payment needs to be made once your application has been approved, and only then is your enrolment confirmed. You will be issued with a single course tax invoice, which doubles as confirmation of your booking and enrolment. Please check this to ensure all details are correct, including your name, as it will appear as is on your academic transcript. 

Check the individual courses listed on the Single Unit Course page for exact fees. This fee is a full-fee, upfront payment which is not eligible for HECS or Fee-HELP. 

The following discounts are applicable to most of our single courses:

RMIT Staff 25%

RMIT Alumni 15%

Please contact us to determine if you are eligible for a discount. Discounts may not apply to all single courses. Proof must be provided at time of enrolment for a discount to be applied. Discount refunds will not be provided after online enrolment is processed. 

Government funding is not available for any of our courses. All course fees must be paid up front and in full prior to course commencement so you can not defer payment.

Students who successfully complete a single course may apply for credit towards an award program. Before applying for a single course, you should check how many credit points apply. On completion of a single course, RMIT University will issue an Academic Transcript confirming your achievement. Your Academic Transcript can be used to obtain exemptions, however this is not an automatic process and conditions may apply. Accreditation or exemptions towards an award program are not automatic and students are advised to check with the relevant RMIT University School or Home Institution. Single course students will not gain automatic entry into an award program or gain a degree through only completing single courses.

Single course students will not gain automatic entry into an award program or gain a degree through only completing single courses.

  1. There may be a limited number of enrolments available for some courses. In those cases, applications are processed in order of receipt.
  2. All applications are subject to RMIT University approval. If successful, you will be issued a tax invoice. Course fees will not be processed for unsuccessful applications.
  3. You may cancel your enrolment by completing and lodging a Single Course Cancellation Form before the RMIT University census date.
  4. Refunds will only be credited to the original funding source or via other means as agreed by RMIT University.
  5. There will be no deferments or  transfers, including any requests to transfer to another single course or semester.
  6. We do not warrant that your home institution will grant any exemptions or credits to you for the course you undertake with us. 
  7. We may cancel a course at any time before the course starts. If we cancel a course, we will refund you in full as soon as practicable after the cancellation.
  8. Our privacy policy outlines information relating to the collection and handling of your personal information by us. A copy of the policy is available on our website and to you on request.
  9. Nothing in these terms and conditions will affect your statutory rights, and nothing in these terms and conditions will limit or exclude our liability for death or personal injury arising through negligence, fraudulent misrepresentation, or anything else that cannot be excluded or limited by us by law.
  10. To the extent permitted by law, we are not liable for any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages or otherwise (including without limitation loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts, loss of opportunity, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of goodwill), however arising and whether caused by tort, breach of contract or otherwise, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
  11. Promotional codes may only be redeemed once per person during the relevant promotional period to provide a course fee discount. The total amount of all applicable discounts may not exceed 25 per cent of the course fee. You must tell us prior to payment if you are eligible for any discounts. 

Single course duration is one full university semester. Check the higher education important dates page for more information.

You will only be able to access the confirmed timetable once you are enrolled into the course.

In the meantime, you can access myTimetable.  

Please enter the course code of the subject of interest, such as ARCH1001, to filter the timetable.

No. Enrolling into a single course does not make you eligible for an RMIT University student card. You are a single course student for the duration of your single course. As an RMIT single course student you are issued with a client number and RMIT University student number. To access RMIT services please use your RMIT University student number.

Additional Result Statements may be obtained by submitting a Request to Reissue Single Course Results to RMIT University - please visit our publications page to download the form. An administration fee of $20 for first Single Course Result Reissue and $10 for each Result Reissue thereafter will be charged for this service.

myRMIT is a central point for you to easily access all the online information and services you need while at RMIT: your student email address, online learning resources, news and announcements, student gallery, forums, student classifieds and plenty more.

  1. Go to https://my.rmit.edu.au
  2. Enter your RMIT ID and your password: Your username is your student number prefixed with an "s" (for example s123456) and your password is your date of birth in the format YYYYMMDD (for example, if you were born on 25 March 1976 your password would be 19760305). Please note, you will be prompted to change this when you log in for the first time. If you need to reset your password contact the ITS Service and Support Centre.
  3. Click on the Login button.
  4. Click on the Studies tab to access your online learning resources.

If you are having difficulties such as logging in, navigating your way through the system or courses not showing up in the Studies tab, contact:

Service and Support Centre
Phone: +61 3 9925 8888

If you need to cancel your single course enrolment once your application has been approved and fees paid, you must advise us in writing and submit a Single Course Cancellation Form to enquiries@rmit.edu.au. This must be done before RMIT’s Census date to avoid financial penalty.

Deferments and transfers, including any requests to transfer to another single course or semester, will not be accepted.

Operating during COVID-19

RMIT is working hard to support our students during these unprecedented times. Resources, frequently asked questions and relevant information for RMIT students about coronavirus can be found here: RMIT Alerts.

Yes, if the timetable is available for preview on our website it means we are accepting enrolments for that intake. Any changes will be advised to students as soon as possible.

As the Victorian Government mandated the shutdown of all non-essential activity from Tuesday 24 March to combat the spread of COVID-19, RMIT has suspended all face-to-face learning and teaching of short courses effective from April, 2020. The status of courses from June onwards will be reviewed on a monthly basis and students will be notified of any changes to their course as decisions are made. 

Online delivery with a live facilitator is now available for the following courses:

Self-paced options include:

Unfortunately, online delivery is not suitable for many other short courses as the content is designed to be delivered face to face. However, we are working on moving more courses online and how they will be delivered. Our website will be updated over the coming weeks with further information about online delivery for compatible courses. 

If your course is cancelled midway, you have the following options:

  1. Transfer to another intake

Students can only transfer to another intake, not an entirely different course. Students have the choice of starting from the start of the new intake or commencing where you left off. Students will receive a Certificate of Participation upon successful completion of the new intake.

      2. Cancel your enrolment and receive a full refund

A full refund will be processed back onto the original card used for payment. Students will not receive a Certificate of Participation unless they have attended at least 80% of the course. If less than 80% was completed, students will not be provided any form of documentation certifying a percentage of the course has been completed. 

If your course has not started and is canceled, you have the following options:

  1. Transfer to another intake
  2. Transfer to another course and any difference in course fee will be required or refunded
  3. Cancel your enrolment and receive a full refund

We understand these are uncertain times therefore we want to empower students to make the best decision about their enrolment. If you want to cancel your enrolment due to COVID-19, we ask that you provide at least 5 business days of notice to the team at enquiries@rmit.edu.au or 9925 8111 to avoid financial penalty. 

If you cancel more than 5 business days before course commencement, you have the following options:

  1. Transfer to another intake
  2. Transfer to another course and any difference in course fee will be required or refunded
  3. Cancel your enrolment and receive a full refund

On 12 April 2020, the Federal Government announced a package to support those workers who have been displaced as a result of COVID-19. Higher Education Certificates of up to 6 months will be offered at a heavily reduced cost in priority areas and will be delivered online. These Higher Education Certificates will help to ensure that workers looking to upskill or reskill will be job ready in important sectors of the community or have the ability to continue into further study. More information can be found here.

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