Foundation Studies

Foundation Studies is designed to prepare international students for university study. Successful completion of the program allows students to directly articulate into undergraduate studies. RMIT’s Foundation Studies program offers focused study streams such as: Art, Design and Architecture; Business; and Science, Engineering and Health.

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Foundation Studies

Your Foundation Studies timetable

To view your personalised student timetable, you will need to login to myTimetable using your RMIT student number and password.

Important dates

Learn the dates and deadlines for important activities, such as adding or dropping classes.

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Public holidays

RMIT English Worldwide Melbourne is closed on public holidays. Plan ahead by checking when they take place at the Business Victoria website.

What you need to know

Assessment 

Special Consideration

If unexpected circumstances affect your ability to complete an assessment, you may be eligible to apply for Special Consideration.

  • If the assessment work is worth less than 20%, talk to your teacher. You do not need to apply for Special Consideration
  • If the assessment work is worth 20% or more, you should apply for Special Consideration.

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Extensions 

If unexpected circumstances prevent you from submitting an assessment on time, you may apply for an extension.

  • If you need less than 7 days for your extension, talk to your teacher
  • If you need more than 7 days for your extension, you should apply online.

Academic Progress 

RMIT Training is committed to academic excellence and supporting students in their studies. There are many support services available and it is important that you seek help if there are matters that are affecting your studies. You can talk to your teacher and to the Study Success team on Level 3.

Maintaining satisfactory academic performance is an important visa condition for international students. Read more

The criteria for unsatisfactory academic progress is described in this schedule.

Attendance

You must keep your attendance above 80%. This is a requirement of your student visa and will also help ensure you achieve your educational goals.

Printing and photocopying

You can print and photocopy in the Study Support Lounge on Level 3 at these rates:
  • A4 single-sided black and white = $0.10
  • A4 single-sided colour = $0.50
  • A4 double-sided black and white = $0.15
  • A4 double-sided colour = $0.75
  • A3 single-sided black and white = $0.20
  • A3 single-sided colour = $1.00
  • A3 double-sided black and white = $0.30
  • A3 double-sided colour = $1.50

RMIT Policies

Shared Values Statement

Honesty

being truthful and sincere, acting with academic integrity.

Equality

being just, consistent and treating everyone fairly.

Accountability

taking responsibility for one's actions and inactions, and being proactive about one's learning.

Respect

observing the rights and feelings of others by treating each other kindly, with courtesy and sensitivity.

Trust

having faith in all members of the RMIT Training community.

Student Services

The Student Services team is here to help you. Ask for information about program fees, program extensions, leave of absence, refunds, program certificates, program advice and other non-academic matters. This is a free and confidential service for all RMIT Training students. 

Building 108, Level 10.
Phone: 9657 5800
Foundation Studies: foundationstudies@rmit.edu.au

Taking a break from study 

Apply for a Leave of Absence

Enrolment and orientation

All students commencing Foundation Studies at RMIT must register for an enrolment session.

The information covered at the enrolment session includes:

  • Foundation Studies programs and courses
  • student responsibilities, including visa conditions, and
  • RMIT Services.

Other locations

Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC)

SLTC is a fully owned subsidiary of Sri Lanka Telecom, the telecommunications service provider and one of the country's largest companies.

SLTC is a well-established institute specialising in the areas of electronics, telecommunications and computing. It offers four-year Bachelor degrees in Engineering and Technology and is the first of its kind, non-state, corporate-powered, research-based residential campus with state of the art facilities in a suburb of Colombo. RMIT University has an existing relationship which extends to credit articulation from the SLTC Bachelor of Engineering in to various Bachelors of Engineering in Melbourne and Vietnam. 

See their website for more details: http://www.sltc.lk/

Admiral Farragut Academy Tianjin

Admiral Farragut Tianjin is an independent school offering a bi-lingual US Florida state curriculum at Years 10-12. The school in Tianjin occupies an entire five-storey historical building downtown. It has no military bent and instead focuses on ‘character development to create well-rounded, resilient young men and women who are emotionally mature when they matriculate to college’.

See their website for more details: https://farragut.org/about/international-programs

Nanjing University of Science and Technology

Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST) is a National Key University under the Chinese Government's Project 211 and is consistently ranked in the Top 50 in China. It was recently announced as number 36 in the list of China's Most Innovative Universities. NUST has three other satellite campuses in addition to Nanjing also in Jiangsu province—Lianyungang, Taizhou and Jiangyin.

See their website for more details: http://english.njust.edu.cn

Paragon International University

Paragon International University is a private university in Phnom Penh founded in 2010. It is widely regarded as one of the leading private providers in the country. It is a part of the larger Zaman Co Ltd Group which also comprises an international school and kindergarten. The university is licensed to offer Bachelor degrees in Business (Banking and Finance, Business Administration, Political Science and International Relations), ICT (Management of Information Systems, Computer Science) and Engineering (Architecture, Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Architectural Engineering).

See their website for more details: https://www.paragoniu.edu.kh/

Kingsley International School

Kingsley International School is part of the Kingsley Education Group, which also comprises Kingsley College, Kingsley Language House, Kingsley Skills College and Kingsley Professional. It is a K-12 British curriculum school offering IGCSE, O Level and A Level. The school was founded in 2011 and now has almost 1000 students and 150 staff in an area known as Putra Heights, an area developed by the Group Chairman Tan Sri Dato Sri Barry Goh.

See their website for more details: https://www.kingsley.edu.my/kis/

International College of Business & Technology

Set up in 2000, the International College of Business & Technology (ICBT) is the leading tertiary education provider in Sri Lanka with the largest number of students in the private sector higher education industry. Popularly known as ICBT Campus, it delivers Certificate, Diplomas, Higher National Diplomas, pre-University programs, Undergraduate programs and Masters level programs in association with leading Universities and educational service providers in the UK.

ICBT Campus has its purpose built state-of-the-art main Campus in Colombo with branch campuses in Kandy, Matara, Galle, Nugegoda, Kurunegala, Jaffna and Batticaloa. University partners of ICBT Campus include Cardiff Metropolitan University UK, Liverpool John Moores University UK, Sunderland University UK and Birmingham City University UK.

See their website for more details: http://www.icbt.lk/icbt