As one of the older educational institutions in Victoria, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) was established in 1887. Today it is ranked among the Top 200 universities in the world by the UK “Times”. A staff body of around 3.000 people takes care of roughly ten times as many students. The TAFE division at RMIT is known as one of the largest providers for vocational training in Victoria and is determined to providing the students with hands-on experiences during their education and the best job opportunities possible.
The campuses are spread within close range of the city centre. This location makes all the comforts of the Melbourne metropolitan area easily accessible. The bustling nightlife of the city, with spots like St. Kilda, affordable cuisine in Chinatown, spectacular museums and excellent shopping can be reached using the public transport system.
While it rarely gets too hot during summers, wintertime in Victoria can be rather cold, with ample rainfall.
The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology features three campuses within the capital of Victoria. These are:
In addition to that RMIT offers some courses at the following regional campuses that are spread throughout the state:
- Fisherman’s Bend
- RAAF Williams (Point Cook)
- Lake Entrance
All in all a little over 30.000 students attend RMIT every year.
The TAFE courses on offer at RMIT are provided by the following schools:
- School of Fashion and Textiles
- School of Design
- Business TAFE School
These may vary from course to course. In general, it is necessary to provide a school education that is the equivalent to the Australian years 10-12 with passes in English. Furthermore, enrolment at TAFEs in Victoria requires a minimum level of English language skills (equivalent of IELTS academic version min. of 5.5).
Since most campuses are within short distance of Melbourne’s CBD, the possibilities are sheer endless. Any number of shops, from major chain-stores to small specialty businesses can be found in the city and surroundings. The music-scene is very much alive and anyone will be hard pressed to find an evening without some live-tunes nearby. (Not only) on the weekend an abundance of nightclubs demand the dancing shoes. Acclaimed museums and galleries throughout the city cater for the cultural appetite.
Away from the bright city lights the Melbourne area has some great landscapes for the nature lover and a large number of National Parks can be accessed within close range. Phillip Island with its great surf and famous penguin parade or French Island National Park are just examples.
Sounds like your place to be? The friendly people at AA education will be more than happy to provide information and assist you on your way to the TAFE division of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Just email us to receive the application form and help with the usual administrative hurdles.