RMIT International College

RMIT's foundation studies programs help students gain specialised skills to enrol in diploma, associate degree and bachelor degree programs at RMIT.

RMIT offers accredited programs that help you develop the skills you need to successfully advance into a degree or diploma program.

You can choose from foundation studies programs in four streams:

  • Art, Design and Architecture
  • Business
  • Science, Engineering and Health
  • General.

All foundation studies classes are located in the heart of the city, so you will be able to experience the best of Melbourne while you study.


Courses you can study at RMIT International College

Foundation studies programs

We offer specialised programs that give students an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the Australian lifestyle, teaching styles and assessment.

Key features of our programs include:

  • guaranteed pathways - progress into a wide range of degree and associate degree programs at RMIT University
  • recognised high-quality programs - accredited programs taught by industry experts
  • small class sizes - individualised attention for all students
  • self-paced study - three start dates to suit your schedule
  • discipline-specific or general streams - Art, Design and Architecture; Business; Science, Engineering and Health; and General.

Diploma of Commerce

A one-year program, it provides students with a vocational outcome and up to a year of credit towards an RMIT business degree.

Associate degrees

Two-year programs, the associate degrees provide students with a vocational outcome and articulation into the third year of a bachelor degree.

Associate degrees are offered in:

  • applied science
  • aviation
  • business
  • design (furniture)
  • engineering technology
  • fashion and textile merchandising
  • fashion design and technology
  • graphic design
  • health sciences
  • information technology
  • interior decoration and design
  • professional writing and editing
  • screen and media production.

As a student, you will have access to all RMIT services and facilities. For more information about these services, refer to RMIT's higher education profile.

Mentor program

All commencing students are invited to join the mentor program. Senior students offer assistance and friendship to groups of two or three students, helping them gain key insights into student life and make the transition from school to university.

Social activities

You will have opportunities to participate in a range of university activities. These include cross-country skiing excursions, camping, sporting competitions (such as basketball, volleyball and soccer), performing arts and debating programs.

Student diversity

RMIT has a diverse and vibrant student base. Our students come from countries across the globe, including Bahrain, China, Colombia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Mauritius, Oman, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

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Student Profiles

Hana Najeeb , Malaysia

Foundation Studies

RMIT is always looking forward. I love how it puts such as big focus on art and design courses. Many universities focus more on sciences and business, but at RMIT art is also big. I feel like I can really be creative here. I had no proper arts training and was interested in studying architecture, but I had no idea how to go about it. I chose Foundation Studies because it would allow me to learn the fundamentals and help me prepare for my future in architecture. RMIT's location in the city makes it accessible from nearly anywhere else in the city. It has a great campus cafe, experienced teachers and is a great environment.

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