Vocational study - RMIT University

Vocational study

Kick start your career

  • ✓ Gain hands-on practical skills
  • ✓ Get job ready
  • ✓ Take one step at a time

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There is more than one way to reach your goal

Vocational study provides a pathway for you to work your way from one program to another until you reach the degree you want.

Our pathways are more than just regular pre-university programs – many reduce the cost and time to complete a degree.

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Free TAFE for priority courses

From January 2019, the State Government will cover the cost of 30 priority courses and 18 pre-apprenticeship courses at TAFE institutes, including universities that offer TAFE courses such as RMIT University.


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Gain the skills to kickstart your career

Completing a certificate, diploma or associate degree equips you with the skills to succeed in your chosen industry and experience that makes employers sit up and take notice.

At RMIT you’ll have access to state-of-the-art facilities, inspiring teachers and mentors to get you job ready.

Industry connections

More than ever, employers need graduates who can get the job done from day one. That’s why many RMIT courses are co-designed with industry leaders to ensure you get the practical skills you’ll need to succeed.

Job ready

RMIT is serious about getting you ready for work. A number of programs have been developed to help you navigate the transition from student life to work life. Check out Future Edge, RMIT Activator and Job Shop.

RMIT from start to finish

Different levels of study at RMIT mean you can explore more than one way to get the qualification you want without changing unis.

Certificate, diploma and associate degree qualifications can be credited towards a degree.

Meet Sophie-Grace

Sophie-Grace describes the Associate Degree in Engineering Technology as a perfect transition into uni, building her study confidence and helping her to get into a prestigious bachelor honours program.

First time at uni, or returning after a break?

Download our Returning to learning guide for information on how to apply, tips on balancing work, life and study, and interviews with current students about their experience.

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