Single unit courses

Experience RMIT without commiting to a degree

Single courses are suited to those interested in expanding their knowledge or who are looking to up-skill for personal or professional reasons.


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Frequently asked questions

An RMIT single course is a subject from an undergraduate or postgraduate degree program. A single 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 Result Statement on successful completion.

An RMIT short course 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 Statement of Participation.

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.

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. 

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 a Result Statement confirming your achievement. Your Result Statement 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 courses can range anywhere between $1,000 to $7,680 with the majority costing approximately $3,500. This fee is a full-fee, upfront payment which is not eligible for HECS or Fee-HELP. Check the individual course pages for exact prices.

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

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. 

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RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations 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.

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