See where your ATAR can take you
You can use last year's ATARs as a guide to see what courses you might be eligible for. Enter your ATAR in our ATAR course calculator to create a shortlist of your options at RMIT.
Change your preferences via VTAC, or read on for more information about the Change of Preference period and the most common questions we're asked by Year 12 students each year.
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Based on thousands of conversations with Year 12 students, we've collected answers to the the most common questions we're asked each year during the Change of Preference period and listed them below:
You will need to log in to your VTAC Online Application using your application number and PIN. Full instructions are provided once logged in.
Note: You don’t have to change all of your preferences. You can simply add, subtract or re-arrange whichever courses you would like to. This may only be one course, or it may be all courses on your list.
There are a variety of options for you at RMIT, including:
Vocational Education courses are Certificates, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, these can be added to your VTAC preferences to be used as pathways into higher qualification courses.
We also have certificate courses that you can apply for directly to RMIT. Direct application programs are mostly certificates I, II and III. Please visit Study with us to find out if you can apply directly to the certificate program you’re interested in.
Apprenticeships and traineeships are a good way to study while you work. RMIT has a broad range of apprenticeships and traineeships on offer.
Single courses (subjects) are a great introduction to a field of study. If you plan to apply for full time courses in the future, you may be able to receive credits for your single courses.
More information about RMIT short and single courses
The ATAR depends on how many students apply for a course, how many places are offered, and the ATARs of these students. If there is high demand for a course in a given year, this will increase the ATAR for that year. If the demand drops off the next year, it will decrease.
It is impossible to predict whether ATARs will go up or down from year to year. We suggest that if you wish to do a certain course, keep it on your preference list and make good use of your other preferences in order to maximize your chances of receiving an offer.
If you have not paid your processing fees in full you will be denied the option of changing your preferences. Your original list of preferences will be processed and considered for selection.
You cannot attempt to make changes outside the specific Change of Preference period.
For further information please contact VTAC (1300 364 133).
No, if you are happy and confident with the original list of courses that you selected through VTAC, then you do not have to make any changes to your preference list.
If you have met the prerequisites and selection requirements you may add that course to your list of preferences. It is important to note that if you have not met the prerequisites and selection requirements you will not be considered for selection into the course. We recommend that you only add and re-order your preferences of courses for which you are eligible.
VTAC provides prompts to applicants ensuring that they check their details carefully. For example, if you apply for a course that requires you to have submitted an extra requirement, such as a folio, VTAC will ask you whether you have done this. Please refer to the VTAC website to ensure you have completed any necessary extra requirements.
Each course at RMIT has a Selection Officer. It is this person's job to select students based on the prerequisites and selection requirements outlined in VTAC. This may include ATAR, folio, interview, selection tasks, personal statements or supplementary forms.
You can check the Selection Mode section of the specific course entry on the VTAC website to find out what criteria a Selection Officer will be using when making selections.
Prerequisites refer to studies you must have completed to be eligible for a course. This information can be found on an RMIT course page under Entry Requirements or on the VTAC website.
For some courses you need to complete selection tasks as part of your application. In the VTAC guide, these are referred to as selection requirements.
Selection tasks might include:
January round domestic offers are emailed to applicants on Wednesday, 15 January.
You can choose to wait to see if an offer is made in subsequent offer rounds or change your preferences by adding or removing courses.
Regarding VTAC fees, you do not have to pay the fee straight away, but if you do not pay by the deadline (see Dates and fees) your application will not be considered.
If you miss the Change of Preference period, your unchanged preference list will be processed and forwarded to the institutions for consideration in round 1.
Note: To apply for a course that is not on your final preference list, you will get a chance to change your preferences during round 2. Please visit the VTAC website for dates.
If you receive an offer for your first preference – congratulations! If you leave your preferences as is, you won’t receive any further offers.
However, if for some reason you change your mind, and change your course preferences, you may be eligible for further offers.
When the Change of Preference period has closed, VTAC will contact all of the relevant institutions on your final preference list with the following information:
If you're an international student Change of Preference closes at 4pm on Saturday 14 December. Follow this step-by-step guide on how to apply to RMIT if you're an international student.
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