RMIT University (TAFE)

  • The Design Hub building. Photo credit: RMITThe Design Hub building. Photo credit: RMIT
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RMIT is a global university of technology and design and Australia's largest tertiary institution. The University enjoys an international reputation for excellence in practical education and outcome-oriented research.

RMIT is a leader in technology, design, global business, communication, global communities, health solutions and urban sustainable futures.

RMIT has three campuses in Melbourne, Australia; two campuses in Vietnam – Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City; and a centre in Barcelona, Spain. We offer programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Malaysia, Indonesia, India and Europe. We enjoy research and industry partnerships on every continent.

The University's student population of 82,000 includes 30,000 international students, of whom more than 17,000 are taught offshore (almost 6,000 at RMIT Vietnam).

Main campus in Melbourne, also two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Spain.
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World rankings

In 2013 RMIT was awarded the QS 5 Stars rating for excellence in the categories of Higher Education, Employability, Teaching, Engagement, Infrastructure and Internationalization and was ranked:

  • 6th in the world for the international profile of its student cohort.
  • 21st in the world for the international profile of its academic staff.
  • 51st in the world for graduate employability.

In 2012 RMIT was ranked 20th in the world's top universities under 50 years old.

In 2010, RMIT’s advertising school was named in the top five schools worldwide for having produced the most awarded creative students over the last ten years by YoungGuns International.

In the 2012 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment undertaken by the Australian Research Council (ARC), RMIT was ranked among the top five universities in Australia for its research in areas such as Architecture, Design Practice, Building, Urban and Regional Planning, Aerospace Engineering and Condensed Matter Physics.

Why choose RMIT?

RMIT has a reputation for excellence in work-relevant education and high quality research.

Our courses are constantly updated to meet the changing needs of business and the broader community, and to provide students with specialised content relevant to professional and personal success in a rapidly-changing world. Whatever your reason for study, RMIT has a course to suit your needs.

RMIT is a leader in technology, design, global business, communication, global communities, health solutions and urban sustainable futures.

RMIT has a five stars rating for excellence in Higher Education, Employability, Teaching, Engagement, Infrastructure and Internationalisation under the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings for universities worldwide (2013 QS Stars rating).

In research, 85 per cent of RMIT’s fields of research were rated as world standard or above in the 2012 Excellence in Research Australia assessment.

Our courses

RMIT University offers International students over 70 Technical and Further Education (TAFE) programs. These programs are also known as Vocational Education and Training (VET), are often referred to as Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) in other countries. TAFE programs are practical and vocationally orientated, ensuring students excellent job prospects on completion of their program.

Credits towards RMIT University degree

Most RMIT TAFE programs provide an excellent pathway for gaining academic credits toward university degrees. Some programs give up to two years credit toward an RMIT bachelor degree.

Benefits of TAFE at RMIT

  • Skills for employment, not just theoretical knowledge
  • Quality education in a university environment in the centre of Melbourne
  • Lower entrance requirements than a degree program
  • Credits toward an RMIT University degree
  • Lower program costs than a degree program

Program areas include:

  • Architecture and building
  • Advertising
  • Art and Design
  • Business
  • Communications – Media, Journalism, PR
  • Community services and social sciences
  • Computing and Information Technology
  • Education and training Engineering
  • Environment and planning
  • Health and Medical Science
  • Science


RMIT has been awarded the maximum 5 Star rating for excellence and is ranked 75 in the world for graduate employability by 5000 global employers worldwide (2012 QS World University Rankings)

RMIT is highly regarded by local and international employers. With hundreds of institutional and industry partnerships around the world, RMIT graduates are prepared for successful global careers and have secured positions with highly influential organisations across the world.

Most RMIT programs offer international work placements and research projects in over 150 countries, offering students to opportunity to work at leading businesses and institutions as part of their study. Companies include Airbus, EADS, Bentley Motors, Fujitsu-Siemens, BMW, Nestle, Robert Bosch, Siemens, Volkswagen, the Rolls-Royce Group and more.

Life at RMIT

At RMIT, we recognise that there’s more to University life than classrooms and learning, which is why we offer a full and diverse program of social, cultural, sporting, fitness and recreation activities for students – the fun stuff.

Activities and programs range from arts and culture, to clubs, recreation and social, sport and fitness, to getting involved with student media or developing leadership skills. Dance, sing, take a tour, get fit, go skiing, learn to operate a TV camera, make friends at one of the many clubs or enhance your skills – the choice is yours.

What about life in Melbourne, Australia? From contemporary urban architecture to the charm of century-old arcades, renowned modern galleries and edgy public art, Melbourne will captivate you. With its laid-back café culture, hidden laneways, influences of over 230 different nationalities that reside in Melbourne, and a serious love of music, festivals, food, art and sport, there’s no better place to make your home. Melbourne is a safe, clean and friendly city and with its network of trams, trains and buses, you will find it easy to get around.

Student services

As an RMIT student you will have access to the following services:

  • International student support
  • Careers and employment services
  • Disability services and support
  • Financial advice
  • Health services
  • Housing assistance
  • Legal advice
  • Childcare
  • Personal counselling

The University also provides a range of services for international students in Melbourne:

  • Airport pick-up
  • Orientation
  • MATES program – highly recommended, this introduces you to life in Melbourne and at RMIT through the eyes of a local student
  • Housing advice
  • Health and wellbeing services
  • Study assistance
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