New students

Welcome to RMIT Training

As a leading education provider, we are committed to supporting your education journey. Our programs are designed to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional goals by providing you with the skills you need to realise your potential. 

This page will give you all the information you need to get started as a student at RMIT. 

Gain skills

Develop skills in critical thinking, independent learning & group work.

Connect with others

Make international friends from around the world.

Student support

Dedicated student support services for study, wellbeing and activities.

Pathway courses for university

Our two pathway programs are Foundation Studies and English for Academic Purposes. Successful completion of these programs provide our students with the skills to transition to RMIT University. RMIT Training also offers a variety of other programs and English language testing for our global community of learners. 

Foundation Studies

English for Academic Purposes

Browse all courses and tests

New international pathway students

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Get ready to apply to RMIT

Getting ready to start your international student pathway as a Foundation Studies or English for Academic Purposes? Here are some tips to help you get ready for study and life at RMIT. 

New student enrolment and orientation

Enrolment for Foundation Studies

When: Enrolments open 28 days prior to the semester start date.
Where: The Foundation Studies enrolment guide will have all the information you need to complete your enrolment. 

Enrolment for English for Academic Purposes

When: Enrolments open on Monday two weeks prior to the course start date.
Where: Online enrolment form will be sent to your personal email account inbox. If you do not receive it, contact Student Services.

Late enrolments

The last day you can enrol is the Monday of Week 2 of classes; however, by this time classes have been finalised and places will be limited.

If you know you will be enrolling after your scheduled class start date, please contact us with details of your expected enrolment date.

Enrolment day checklist

Your passport

Your visa

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Confirmation of enrolment (COE)


Orientation is about welcoming you to RMIT and helping you get familiar with RMIT Training and your program. Learn about our campus, how to access your learning materials, meet your teachers and support staff and find out how to meet new friends and get involved in our activities and events. 

Every program at RMIT Training has its own orientation and it is compulsory for all new students to attend. Once you have enrolled in your program, you will receive information about your orientation session. 


Student number

When you enrol you will be issued a unique student number. This will be how we identify you and during your time as a student. Your student email starts with your student number similar to this example: s33etc

Student email

As an RMIT student, you will also be issued with an RMIT email address. It is very important that you monitor your RMIT email address regularly for important information. Your student email address will include your student number, eg


Canvas is RMIT's Learning Management System (LMS).  This is where you will find all of your course content.  You will receive more information about Canvas, including details about how to log in, after enrolment.

Student Support

RMIT Training has many services specifically designed to help you achieve success in study, work and life. 

Important dates

Learn the dates and deadlines for important activities, such as adding or dropping classes. Foundation Studies important dates can be found on this page.

English for Academic Purposes is delivered in six levels from Elementary to Advanced Plus. Each level of study takes 10 weeks, full-time to complete. Each level is delivered over two 5-week modules. New intakes occur every 5-weeks.

Go to English for Academic Purposes for the commencement dates of our nine modules in 2024 and 2025.

Prepare for your studies in Australia

Melbourne is a great place to study, work and live. Here are a few tips to help get you prepared for living in Australia. 

One of the most important things to do early in your Australian study journey is to apply for a student visa from the Australian Government.

International students holding an Australian student visa are required to maintain valid Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) with an approved provider. Find out more about Medical and health cover while you study.

Melbourne city skyline at sunset
RMIT Training students on Melbourne street

To pack for your study journey, Melbourne weather enjoys warm summers, glorious springs, mild autumns and crisp winters. Learn more about Melbourne weather and what to pack (link: Melbourne page).

When you first arrive in Melbourne there are many options for your airport transfer to the Melbourne CBD. Victoria has a great public transport network that includes trains, trams and buses. Find out more about transport in Melbourne.

RMIT Training provides a personalised study experience for you. This means you Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). We do not have classroom or public study area computers. Find out more about what type of device you will need for your studies here

RMIT Training students in a Melbourne alley

Explore Melbourne

Melbourne is one of the most livable cities in the world. Learn more about the city and what there is to explore. 

International student life in Melbourne

Melbourne is a great place to study and live. Before you arrive, learn about:

  • Australian customs
  • Common Australian expressions
  • How to start a conversation with someone in English
  • Learn more about Melbourne

What to expect on your first day of class

On your first day of class, you will meet your teachers, other students and the teams that are here to help you thrive in your new learning environment. As an RMIT Training student, you will have access to activities, events and support services throughout your studies.

What to expect in the classroom

RMIT Training provides you with access to a structured timetable and classroom activities. These will help keep you on track with your studies and keep you interacting with your classmates in an English speaking environment.

Classroom activities

In the classroom, you will participate in live discussions and group work, practice speaking and listening English with your teachers and other students, and engage in a wide variety academic activities and teaching styles.

You and your classmates will work individually and in groups to produce projects and assessments to submit for grading and feedback from your teachers. 


Our teachers are experts in their field and highly experienced in working with international students both face-to-face in the classroom and online. They understand your needs and are skilled at delivering the best outcome for students from all around the world.

Class timetables

  • Foundation Studies students can check their timetable online.
  • English for Academic Purposes classes are held from Monday to Friday. Students will be placed in either Shift 1 or 2. Shift 1 starts at 8:30am and finishes at 1pm.  Shift 2 begins at 1pm and finishes at 5:30pm. Both shifts include a 30 minute break.
RMIT city campus See the building you'll be studying in with this virtual campus tour.
Students by the ocean

New international and Australian friends

Join a classroom of students from around the world, explore opportunities to make friends and learn about different cultures and traditions.  

Participate in regular student activities like BBQs and Melbourne trips. The Mentoring and Ambassador programs are a great way to meet new people and gain new skills.

Where to get help

Important information

Frequently Asked Questions

When you enrol at RMIT Training you will be invited to attend an Orientation session before your classes begin. It’s very important that you attend this session. You will hear lots of information about your study journey as well as have the opportunity to meet staff and other students.

If you miss the orientation, contact the RMIT Training Student Experience Team (link email).

Whilst you are studying in Australia it is your responsibility to ensure that your student visa is valid and that you meet all the conditions.

You can find detailed information about student visas from the Department of Home Affairs.

Yes, upon enrolment you will be advised on how to apply for your RMIT University student card. It can be used across the RMIT University campus as a form of identification, as well as getting student discounts wherever they are offered.

For security reasons, RMIT University and RMIT Training will only communicate important information to you through your RMIT student email address. It is your responsibility as a student to check this email regularly.

RMIT Training students have access to many support services to assist you through your student journey. Phone (+61 3 9657 5800) or email Student Services (email link) and we can guide you to the right service for you.

You also have access to the Student Support Services offered at RMIT University.

Once your enrolment is confirmed/complete you will receive details of your classes and times.

Get in touch with us

Need help or have more questions?
Get in touch and we will help you with your enquiry.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation 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 - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.