Single unit courses

Experience RMIT without committing 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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How to enrol

Learn about the single course enrolment process, important dates and other useful information.

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Meet single course student Stephanie Keehan

Returning to study Medical Imaging Physics as a single subject at RMIT after completing a PhD and Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) was an easy choice for Stephanie. 

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An amazing uni-campus culture where I'm exposed to astounding students, supportive resources and overall, a great uni-vibe.

- Eamonn Wang

Frequently asked questions

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.

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.

RMIT single courses are open to everyone aged 16 or over, excluding current RMIT students, students looking to do cross-institutional study (link: 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.

Single unit courses, also known as single courses have semester specific enrolment periods. 


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 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.

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. 

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 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 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 courses listed above for exact fees.

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.

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.

The University 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.

Other ways to study

Contact the Short and Single Courses Team

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