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2016

Building,
Construction
and Planning
Degree and Diploma Guide

Web Edition
Updated 7 September 2015

Be true
to you

Shaping the future cities and


regions of the world is more
than just creating buildings and
roads. RMIT prepares you to make
a profound impact on the built
environment and meet the needs
of a constantly evolving field.
Our programs maintain strong connections to industry and government and have
a global reach through international study tours and student exchange programs.

Alumni Profile
I was attracted to RMIT for a number of
reasons. For me, it was important to develop
practical as well as theoretical skills, and RMIT
had an excellent reputation for hands-on.
The property and construction industry is
incredibly dynamic there are a lot of different
areas that you can work in. I love that you are
able to physically see what you are working
on and know that you are contributing to work
that will leave a lasting legacy.
I feel incredibly humbled and thrilled to have
been included in the 30 under 30, which
comprises a hugely talented group of
individuals. The award reinforces my passion
for the industry, and I am excited about the
prospect of continuing to grow and build my
knowledge through the networks Ive built
from the nomination.

Isabel Ley
Bachelor of Applied Science
(Project Management)

Cover image: Tim McIntosh, Bachelor of Applied Science (Property and Valuation).

Contents
4

Global Reach

Researching Global Solutions

Industry Connected

Urban Sustainability

International Opportunities

Employer of Choice

Build a Global Reputation

10

Building and Trades

12

Construction and Project Management

14

Property and Valuation

17

Urban Planning

18

How to Apply

18

Important Dates

19

Fees Explained

Global Reach
Make the most of RMITs
global reach and expand your
university experience through:
semester exchanges with over
150 partners in 41 countries
study tours to Europe, Asia and
the Americas
study at RMIT Vietnam
Charlotte Coleman (pictured right), Bachelor of
Applied Science (Property and Valuation) on
exchange in the US.

internships through the RMIT


International Industry Experience
and Research Program (RIIERP).

RMIT Fast Facts:


RMIT has three campuses in
Melbourne (City, Brunswick and
Bundoora), two in Vietnam (Hanoi
and Ho Chi Min City) as well as a
centre in Barcelona.
RMIT graduates are employed in more
than 100 countries around the world.
RMITs programs are offered through
partnerships in Singapore, Hong Kong,
China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Belgium,
Spain and Germany.

Researching Global Solutions


Research at RMIT is all about solving global problems; finding solutions
that change the world for the better.
RMIT has an international reputation for excellence in research:
ranked in the top five Australian universities for excellence in key research disciplines*
awarded more than $15 million in research funding in 2013
over 200 research collaborations with overseas industry and partners.
*Source: Australian Research Council

Researchers from the Centre for Urban Research


have been examining the emergence of local-level
interest in public broadband and internet access,
and the provision of public Wi-Fi networks.

Industry Connected
Strong partnerships with industry leaders and a practical approach
are at the heart of RMIT qualifications.
Many RMIT academics work with global companies, enabling the University
to develop an enviable range of industry-aligned courses. This means you will learn
by doing and gain the practical skills to navigate a rapidly changing world before
you graduate.
Industry partners include KPMG, Knight Frank, Jones Lang LaSalle, Ernst & Young,
Stockland, RICS, Australian Property Institute and Project Management Institute.
RMITs School of Property, Construction and Project
Management holds an annual awards night for
industry and students.

One of a kind in Australia, the RMIT International Industry Experience and Research
Program (RIIERP) offers internships and the opportunity to work on projects with
leading organisations in Asia, Europe and the US.

Urban Sustainability
RMIT is urban in orientation and creativity, shaping sustainable
cities of the future.
The New Academic Street (NAS) project is set to transform the City campus: there
will be a new 24-hour computer lab, as well as more dedicated areas for study,
group work, informal meetings and on-campus socialising.
Dedicated to sustainable urban campus environments and design excellence,
RMITs continuing $800 million capital investment program saw the completion
of the Design Hub and Swanston Academic Building (SAB) in Melbourne, and
a striking new academic building at the Ho Chi Minh City campus in 2012.

Swanston Academic Building (SAB) designed


by Lyons Architect, led by RMIT alumnus and
Adjunct Professor Carey Lyons.

The Design Hub represents a new era for design innovation and research in Australia.
It brings together progressive design academics, industry practitioners and
postgraduate researchers within a disciplinary and collaborative urban laboratory
the first of its kind in Australia.
The Swanston Academic Building (SAB) was named one of the ten most spectacular
university buildings in the world by CNN.
The Design Hub designed by RMIT alumnus
Sean Godsell.

International Opportunities
RMIT international, urban planning and environment students
have explored the history, architecture and socio-economic issues
of Mexico City. Combining street tours, visiting historical landmarks
and speaking with locals, study tours allow you to become
immersed in the culture and lifestyle of a city.
Working with Mexican students from Universidad La Salle, RMIT
students were able to create strategies and recommendations
for sustainable redevelopment and urban renewal in Mexico City
and Melbourne.

www.tinyurl.com/MexicoStudyTour

Employer of Choice
RMIT has set up an Employer of Choice relationship with a range of employers in the built environment
for construction management, project management and property and valuation students.
Students have the opportunity to gain structured employment experiences in industry that will
enhance their academic study and will better prepare them for their careers. Partners of the program
include Brookfield Multiplex, Mirvac, NAB and KPMG.

Build a Global Reputation


An RMIT student team has beaten top international
competition to win a global construction management
challenge.
The team of four Bachelor of Applied Science
(Construction Management) students Joel Mitchell,
Luke Mitrione, Oscar MacLeod Savage and Frederick
Austin was awarded first place in the Chartered
Institute of Buildings Global Student Challenge. The
group travelled to Hong Kong to take on five other
universities from around the world in the finals of the
competition, which involved students running their
own virtual construction company.
RMIT University has shown that its students have what
is needed to thrive in construction and that their talents
would be an enviable asset for any business in any
sector, Alan Crane, past president of the Chartered
Institute of Building, said.
Given that RMIT has such an industry focus in its
education model, being able to learn from lecturers
and tutors who have worked and are still working
in the industry in which they teach is invaluable.

Staff Profile
I commenced working in the project management program in 2011. Prior to this I worked as a project
manager for many years in a range of different industries. I bring this experience to my teaching, where I create
a space that challenges students to discover new and innovative approaches, knowledge and applications.
The expectation of project management professionals of today is to deliver a quality product that meets stringent
specifications often under challenging conditions. As a result, there is an increasing demand for project
management professionals with recognised knowledge and skills who can successfully deliver a project.
Michelle Turner
Senior Lecturer, Project Management

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Building and Trades

Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)


RMIT Code: C5256 .................. FT2 V T PTA D T
National Course Code: CPC50210
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5256

CITY CAMPUS

Construction is not just about building sites,


its about building a bigger picture: the
planning, coordination, and control of
a project from inception to delivery.
In this program, you will examine the principles,
techniques and regulations of the building and
construction industry for all types of medium-rise
and wide-span buildings, including buildings
up to 25 metres high.
This program incorporates aspects of hands-on
work and project-based learning, including industry
speakers and e-learning. You will experience many
aspects of building projects and understand how
these relate to each other.

What You Will Study


You will learn about all aspects of the building
industry, including project planning and
management, project estimating, materials use,
structural properties, work health and safety
requirements, cost control and office management/
administration. Sustainable construction methods
are also covered.
You will go on site excursions to gain hands-on
experience in the field. This will include visits to
residential projects, commercial construction projects
and industrial complexes.
You will also develop skills in computer programs
such as Microsoft Project and various data and
spreadsheet applications.

Industry Connections

Entry Requirements

This program emphasises project-based learning


where your assessment will be based on either
real or simulated industry issues.

Prerequisites

A number of courses include site visits, field


exercises and workshops.
After graduating, you may further your studies with a
customised training plan (work-integrated learning).

Career
Upon graduation, you will be eligible for employment
at the middle management level in the building
industry in areas such as building construction
supervision and management, estimating,
purchasing, contracts administration or other related
fields. You may find work on a building site or in a
head office environment. In time, you may start your
own business. Completing the Diploma of Building
and Construction (Building) gives you a stronger
chance of gaining employment in the building
industry.

Professional Recognition
Once youve completed this program, and have
at least three years experience in the building
industry, you can apply to the Building Commission
to become a Registered Building Practitioner.

None
Selection Tasks
VTAC applicants will be assessed on the basis of
their ATAR, educational history and GPA.
Direct applicants will also be assessed on the basis
of educational history/GPA. Applicants personal
statements will be considered if supplied.
Your personal statement should explain your reasons
for wanting to study the program and include details
of any relevant work or other experience.
Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection
requirements.

Pathways
On graduation, you can apply for exemptions for
the following programs:
Bachelor of Applied Science
(Construction Management) (Honours)
Bachelor of Applied Science
(Project Management) (Honours)
Bachelor of Applied Science
(Property and Valuation) (Honours).

RMIT has developed this program in response to


industry needs, and it is recognised by organisations
such as the Master Builders Association of Victoria,
and the Housing Industry Association of Victoria.
Completing this program is a minimum requirement
for associate membership with the Australian
Institute of Building.

Student Profile
Id heard great things about RMITs building and
construction programs from past students due to
the study environment and hands-on focus. So
when it came time for me to find somewhere to
study my longtime passion for building and
construction, I knew where to go.
My program is great because its designed to
teach the skills students need to get registration
with the Building Practitioners Board. It pushes
us to excel but also encourages us to explore
different aspects of building and construction
and develop our skills and knowledge.
My favourite subject has probably been Identify Services Layout. As part of that course, we got to go
out to real work sites and observe everything that was going on. It was an interesting and fun way to
get the knowledge and get out of the classroom.
The highlight has definitely been the people you get to meet as part of your program. Working with
people who share your passions makes the learning process even better.
My plan for the next three years is to start working and gain all of the experience possible within the
construction industry, hopefully through working for a commercial builder, as my ultimate goal is to
start up my own commercial building company.
I love what I do because, in the end, I am sure that all the hard work will pay off and I will be exactly
where I want, doing what I love.

Shahar Schildkraut
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

LEGEND
V VTAC | D RMIT Direct | S RMIT School | T Selection task | FT Full-time (years) | PT Part-time (years) | PTA Part-time available | N/A Not available | RC A range of selection criteria applied

Building and Trades

11

Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building)


RMIT Code: C4274 ..................................... PTA D T
National Course Code: CPC40110
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c4274

CITY CAMPUS

Construction is not just about building sites,


its about building a bigger picture: the
planning, coordination and control of
a project from inception to delivery.
This program is aimed at people with at least three
years experience in industry looking to attain formal
registration as a builder. You will examine the
principles, techniques, and regulations of the building
and construction industry relating to residential
construction.
This program is offered in a blended teaching model
via workshops and tutorials. It is recognised by the
Victorian Building Authority (VBA), the registration
body for builders in Victoria.

What You Will Study


This program offers learning delivered through
specialised clusters.
Each cluster is entirely independent of the others and
clusters can be completed in any order. This allows
you to enter the program at any stage of the year
rather than waiting for formal intakes.

Career
On completion of this program, you will be eligible
for work in diverse range of roles in the building
and construction industry including:
building construction, supervision and
management
estimating
purchasing
contracts administration.
You may also find employment in related fields, either
on a building site or in a head office environment.
You may also start your own business.

Professional Recognition
This program is currently recognised as a learning
pathway for domestic builder registration through the
VBA, subject to meeting their licencing, knowledge,
and application requirements.
On completion of this program, you can apply to
the VBA to be granted qualifications as a Registered
Building Practitioner (domestic builder and/or
commercial builder). This is subject to you meeting
the VBAs application requirements.

Major clusters include:

Entry Requirements

understanding contracts

You must have a minimum of three years


post trade/apprenticeship industry experience.
Alternatively, you must be able to demonstrate three
years experience in building and construction.

project estimating
project planning
structures
building codes and standards
occupational health and safety requirements
tendering
business management.

Industry Connections
This program emphasises project-based learning
where your assessment will be based on either real
or simulated industry issues and scenarios.
Throughout the program, you will have the
opportunity to engage with professional industry
speakers from a variety of different organisations
and contexts.

Prerequisites
None
Selection Tasks
Interview and test: all applicants must contact
the School of Vocational Engineering on
03 9925 4468 to book an interview and test.
Direct application: if you want other information
to be considered with your application, you must
complete and submit a personal statement.

Pathways
Upon completion you can apply for credit transfers
into the Diploma of Building and Construction
(Building).

LEGEND
V VTAC | D RMIT Direct | S RMIT School | T Selection task | FT Full-time (years) | PT Part-time (years) | PTA Part-time available | N/A Not available | RC A range of selection criteria applied

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Construction and Project Management

Bachelor of Applied Science (Construction Management) (Honours)


RMIT Code: BH114 ......................................... FT4 V
2015 Clearly-in ATAR: .......................................... 82.00
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh114

CITY CAMPUS

This program will prepare you for organising


and managing vast numbers of people and
resources across the building process to ensure
the safe delivery of quality buildings to clients.
Construction management is not just about building
sites, its about the bigger picture: the planning,
coordination and control of a project from inception
to completion. Its about developing the urban
growth of cities, the expanding need for residential
and commercial properties, and the renovation of
anything in the built environment.
During your studies you may have the opportunity
to work on the construction of high-rise buildings
and apartments, factories, hotels, houses, complex
sporting arenas, hospitals or tourist facilities, and
you may also refurbish and renovate buildings.

What You Will Study


RMIT recognises the importance of students gaining
hands-on experience in their field, so this program is
structured to allow you to undertake part-time work
in the industry while studying. This encourages you
to gain first-hand industry experience and apply the
theories you will learn during your studies.
Year One
You will be introduced to the construction and
property industries, forming the framework for the
following three years. You will understand how
buildings and assets are created, appreciating each
different type and how they are acquired. You will
also be taught basic construction management skills.
Year Two
Studying the construction process and technology
in greater detail, you will learn how to plan, cost
and schedule construction. Studies also include
how buildings work and what is required to create
sustainable structures. To help you become an
industry leader you will be given broader skills in
areas such as law, economics and leadership.
Year Three
Explore commercial construction in greater detail
and gain the skills to manage complex construction
projects.

Year Four

Professional Recognition

Your final year prepares you for industry with insights


into the construction environment and the latest
trends. The year culminates with a capstone project,
enabling you to apply your skills and knowledge to
a realistic, simulated construction project.

The program is accredited under the following


accrediting bodies:

Industry Connections

Australian Institute of Chartered Surveyors (AIQS)

RMIT is committed to providing you with an


education that strongly links formal learning with
professional or vocational practice.

Australian Institute of Builders (AIB)

Employers are increasingly demanding graduates


with the experience and ability to contribute to their
workplace. The work-integrated learning program
gives graduates a competitive edge when seeking
employment.

You can study overseas for a semester as an


exchange or study abroad student. Past students
have studied in the US and Europe.

Career
As the construction industry is constantly evolving,
consulting practices and general contracting
organisations now require graduates with specific
education and training, particularly in the fields of
construction management, project management,
law, economics and information technology.
Construction managers and construction economists
work in engineering, architecture, economics and
law. They organise and manage a vast number of
people in the building procurement process.
Construction managers require good people
management skills and an ability to work in teams.
Description of Job Titles
construction managers are responsible for site
management or running entire construction
projects ranging from housing to large multistorey buildings.
quantity surveyors assist with cost planning,
analysis, management and control of
construction projects.
project managers move beyond the construction
aspects of a project and manage the entire
building process from inception, through various
stages of design, to completion and handover.

Chartered Institute of Buildings (CIOB)


Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

Global Opportunities

You may be able to partake in a two-week study


tour to locations such as Dubai, Hong Kong and
Singapore. These tours offer you a great chance to
learn about the global construction industry.

Entry Requirements
Prerequisites
Units 1 and 2 two units (any study combination) of
mathematics (any) OR Units 3 and 4 a study score
of at least 25 in mathematics (any); and a study
score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL)
or at least 30 in English (EAL).
Selection Tasks
Applicants may need to submit a VTAC Personal
Statement online.
Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection
requirements.

Pathways
Graduates of the following programs are eligible for
exemptions of up to one-and-a-half years from the
four-year degree:
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Advanced Diploma of Building Design
(Architectural).

property developers use developed skills in


management and construction to pursue a career
or start a business that incorporates all stages of
property development.

Student Profile
I would highly recommend that anyone interested
in undertaking construction management should
just go for it, especially women. The underrepresentation of women exists across jobs and
also within leadership positions. It is for these
reasons that it is so important that women
become involved in the industry, starting with
an education in construction.

Jemima Scally
Bachelor of Applied Science
(Construction Management)

LEGEND
V VTAC | D RMIT Direct | S RMIT School | T Selection task | FT Full-time (years) | PT Part-time (years) | PTA Part-time available | N/A Not available | RC A range of selection criteria applied

Construction and Project Management

13

Bachelor of Applied Science (Project Management) (Honours)


RMIT Code: BH112 ......................................... FT4 V
2015 Clearly-in ATAR: .......................................... 80.15
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh112

CITY CAMPUS

Project management is primarily concerned


with the coordination and management of
projects or events from inception to completion.
Project managers have good administrative, time
management and teamwork skills and excellent
people management skills.
Industrys growing demand for project management
skills led to the development of this program, which
is grounded in residential, commercial and industrial
construction for civil, environmental and government
projects.
In the first year of study, this program focuses
on project management in the built environment.
It then explores other domains including event
management, design and IT projects.
The high-profile, high-risk aspect of project
management demands multitasking, analytical
thinking, excellent communication skills and superior
organisational abilities. Although challenging, project
management is also extremely rewarding, especially
when your project is completed on time and under
budget.
This program is complemented by further study
at master level.

What You Will Study


This program, in partnership with industry members,
is committed to providing work-related learning to
students and producing industry-ready graduates
through the development of the Employer of Choice
program.
The Employer of Choice program offers you the
opportunity to gain structured employment
experiences within industry to enhance your
academic learning, and offers employers preferential
access to RMIT students, as well as greater
knowledge of student capability and development
throughout your studies.
Year One
You will be introduced to project management
in the construction and property industries, providing
the context for the following three years. You will
learn basic project management skills and gain an
understanding of the different types of buildings and
assets, how they are created and how they are
acquired.

Year Two

Professional Recognition

You will study project management processes and


techniques in greater depth, learning how to plan,
cost and schedule projects. Building broader skills
in areas such as law, economics and leadership will
equip you to become an industry leader.

This program is accredited by the Royal Institution


of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), which is recognised
worldwide.

Year Three
Year three broadens your focus and looks at project
management in other domains, building core project
management knowledge and skills. You will gain a
deeper understanding of how to manage complex
projects and research methods/skills.

RMIT is seeking professional accreditation from the


Project Management Institute (PMI) a global
institution.

Global Opportunities
Students have the option to study overseas for
a semester as an exchange or study abroad student.
Past students have studied in America and Europe.

Year Four

Entry Requirements

The theme of your final year is moving to practice,


preparing you to be industry-ready. You will gain
advanced skills and insights into the latest industry
trends. A feature of the fourth year is a capstone
project where skills and knowledge developed in the
degree are applied to a realistic simulated project.

Prerequisites
Units 1 and 2 two units (any study combination)
mathematics (any) OR Units 3 and 4 a study score
of at least 25 in mathematics (any); and a study
score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL)
or at least 30 in English (EAL).

Industry Connections

Selection Tasks

RMIT University is committed to providing you with


an education that strongly links formal learning
with professional or vocational practice.

Applicants may need to submit a VTAC Personal


Statement online.

Industry professionals and experts regularly teach


and provide feedback on your work under RMITs
work-integrated learning policy.
The Employer of Choice program provides
work-related learning to students and produces
industry-ready graduates.

Career
Graduates can undertake various roles including:

Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection


requirements.

Pathways
Graduates of the following programs are eligible for
exemptions:
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Advanced Diploma of Building Design
(Architectural).

costing and scheduling projects in industries


such as engineering, architecture, manufacturing,
education, real estate, finance, government
and IT
project managing a major event
developing and releasing a new product
implementing new standards or practices
into organisations
developing new technologies.

Student Profile
I chose project management at RMIT based on
the amazing things past students had said about
the program. I have high ambitions to succeed in
project management and I knew this program
would provide me a gateway to excel. RMIT
teaches to industry standards and has excellent
facilities in the heart of the city.

Joe Princi
Bachelor of Applied Science
(Project Management)

LEGEND
V VTAC | D RMIT Direct | S RMIT School | T Selection task | FT Full-time (years) | PT Part-time (years) | PTA Part-time available | N/A Not available | RC A range of selection criteria applied

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Property and Valuation

Bachelor of Applied Science (Property and Valuation) (Honours)


RMIT Code: BH113 ......................................... FT4 V
2015 Clearly-in ATAR: .......................................... 78.35
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh113

CITY CAMPUS

This program provides you with a high level


of applied knowledge in the broader property
profession and enables you to specialise in
all the subsets within property and valuation.
The majority of individual and company wealth is
made or held in property assets. Having a good
understanding of property fundamentals including
valuation, management, development and
investment, is critical to having a successful career
in the property industry.
You will develop your competency to identify, analyse
and resolve problems relating to business in general,
and property and valuation in particular. The word
property is used to link a number of related
professions, all of which deal directly with the built
environment.
Over four decades of experience in property education
has given RMIT an ability to gauge what is occurring
within property professions. The skills that employers
and professional bodies seek are well reflected within
this program. Staff members are heavily involved with
the professional bodies, and regularly liaise with
industry and employers.
As a property professional you will understand the
features and characteristics of the diverse range of
property types and property investment instruments.

What You Will Study


You will undertake 28 property-related courses
within a broad business and management context,
offering you a breadth of variety and specialisation of
knowledge. You will develop an understanding of the
property profession, as well as the ability to identify,
analyse and resolve problems relating to all aspects
of the property profession.
Year One
You will be introduced to the property industry,
forming the framework for the following three years.
You will be provided with an overview of property
principles, valuation techniques and property
investment strategies. You will also be taught
basic construction and project management
skills that will aid you in your work and studies.

Year Two

Career

You will study the property industry in greater detail,


with the introduction of property development and
investment along with principles of valuation. You
will also gain broader skills in areas of applied law,
property economics and leadership that will help
you become an industry leader.

Careers within the property industry are stable,


due to the physical nature of the requirement
for a place to live and work. Property forms the
foundation of the economy and is a necessity
for all businesses whether they purchase or lease
their place of occupancy, or need it to expand
or contract.

Year Three
You will build on the material of second year and look
in-depth at valuation procedures, asset management
and the property investment markets. You will gain
deeper knowledge and skills relating to analysing the
features and performance of individual properties
and the associated marketplace.
Year Four
The final year prepares you to be industry-ready.
You will gain insight into the industry environment
and its latest trends. The year culminates with the
opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge to
the following three capstone projects:
an industry-focused property research project
an investment project
an in-depth property development.

Industry Connections
This program is part of the Employer of Choice
program, which provides direct connections to
industry and employers. Regular activities are
conducted with industry throughout the academic
year, such as presentations from guest speakers
from industry and networking opportunities.
You have the option to undertake work experience
in your third and fourth years. Industry experience
receives significant support from the property
industry, with employers actively seeking RMIT
students.
During work experience, you are employed part-time
with a property firm. You are required to complete a
minimum number of hours over a semester and you
will be required to keep a work experience diary.

The economy may rise or fall but in all economic


environments, there is a need for people skilled in
managing, protecting and growing the investments
of others.
Description of Job Titles
property fund managers/portfolio managers/
asset managers are responsible for the strategy
of a large portfolio of investment properties such
as shopping centres, office buildings or industrial
complexes. They can make decisions and
recommendations to their employer or clients
on property portfolio management and property
investment/finance matters.
property developers are involved in the various
property development stages, from the initial
proposal to the disposal of the developed
property. The process and activities require
entrepreneurial flair, along with a sound
understanding of the financial returns, financing
options, government planning requirements,
marketing and negotiation skills.
property analysts are employed by private
organisations such as real estate companies,
insurance companies, property developers,
banks and other financial institutions, or by
government departments.
property valuers deal with all aspects of property
valuation including land and all improvements in
all asset classes including residential, commercial,
retail, industrial, special purpose and rural.

Professional Recognition
This program is accredited by the Australian Property
Institute (API), which has reciprocal agreements with
countries such as Canada, Hong Kong, Malaysia,
New Zealand and Singapore, and the internationally
recognised Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
(RICS). This program provides the academic base
required for membership to RICS. API bodies also
require applicants to have work experience as well
as meet other membership criteria.

Entry Requirements

Student Profile
I have a family history in residential property and
I was intrigued to broaden my horizons and learn
more about the whole property sector. By the end
of my studies, I learnt what aspects I felt more
strongly about and knew I would like to continue
in management or development in commercial
property.
Once you make a decision about what field you
would like to work in, the world is your oyster.
Property is definitely a promising industry of
continual growth!

Ellvana Curo
Bachelor of Applied Science
(Property and Valuation)*
*This program has been renamed to Bachelor of Applied
Science (Property and Valuation) (Honours)

Prerequisites
Units 1 and 2 two units (any study combination)
mathematics (any) OR Units 3 and 4 a study score
of at least 25 in mathematics (any); and a study
score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL)
or at least 30 in English (EAL).
Selection Tasks
Applicants may need to submit a VTAC Personal
Statement online.
Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection
requirements.

Pathways
Graduates of the following programs may be eligible
to apply for exemptions:
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
Advanced Diploma of Building Design
(Architectural).

LEGEND
V VTAC | D RMIT Direct | S RMIT School | T Selection task | FT Full-time (years) | PT Part-time (years) | PTA Part-time available | N/A Not available | RC A range of selection criteria applied

Property and Valuation

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Diploma of Conveyancing
RMIT Code: C5337....................................... PT1.5 D
National Course Code: BSB52015
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5337

CITY CAMPUS

This program will allow you to develop the


knowledge and skills required to work in
professional practice as a conveyancer.
Conveyancers undertake the work associated
with the transfer of ownership of land and
other related property transactions.

What You Will Study

Career

You will begin by studying core business courses


and develop an understanding of the legal system
as it relates to conveyancing.

Conveyancers are mainly employed in the


professional field, particularly by conveyancing firms,
solicitors and law firms, real estate offices, and in
property departments of financial institutions and
other large companies, and government
departments. Many conveyancers are also
self-employed.

The course will focus on:


conveyancing and property law concepts
and transactions
decision-making in a legal context

This program will develop the specialised technical


skills and legal knowledge required to prepare
contracts for the sale of land, draft vendors
statements, conduct title searches, make enquiries
of government departments, draft transfers, attend
to mortgage documentation and settlement
procedures.

preparing legal documentation

You will also learn about the legal system as it relates


to conveyancing, and gain the skills to establish and
maintain a trust account.

As your studies progress, you will extend your


knowledge, reaching an understanding of the duties
of care of a conveyancer, mortgage transactions,
land registry requirements and council procedures,
office practices and management strategies.

You will develop practical business skills,


communication and management skills and an
understanding of the principles of professional
practice as a conveyancer.
This program is designed so that full-time workers
can complete the qualification in one-and-a-half
years of study and preference is given to those who
have had at least one year of employment in a
conveyancing function, or who have completed
relevant prior conveyancing studies and can provide
a letter of support from their employer.
Employer support for part-time students is regarded
as important, as undertaking the program involves
a significant time commitment on the part of an
employee. Students may also, at times, require
access to their employers resources.

Employment for conveyancers to November 2018


is expected to grow very strongly.

estates and trusts

Source: Department of Employment, Canberra.


http://joboutlook.gov.au

dispute resolution, settlements and law of torts

Professional Recognition

legal documentation and research

The Diploma of Conveyancing is recognised by the


Australian Institute of Conveyancers. Students and
graduates of the program are eligible to apply for
membership.

principles of land sale contracts.

Students may be eligible for recognition of prior


learning (RPL) for some core business competencies.

Industry Connections
RMIT University is committed to providing you with
an education that strongly links formal learning with
professional or vocational practice.
Conveyancing practitioners attend classroom
assessments, providing an experienced perspective
on current conveyancing issues.

Entry Requirements
Successful completion of a Certificate IV in a
business related discipline; or at least six months
work experience in a related field.
You must currently be working in order to participate
in workplace specific projects.
Prerequisites
None
Selection Tasks
None

Pathways
RMIT offers pathways and credit transfer for previous
study and work experience.
Graduates of the Diploma of Conveyancing may
apply for exemptions from the Advanced Diploma
of Legal Practice, subject to meeting the programs
entry requirements.

Student Profile
The program has given me a deeper understanding
of current legal practices in the property sector,
which helps me in my current role as a senior
law clerk.
The enthusiasm and dedication of my lecturers is
inspiring. They are very committed to ensuring we
are well equipped for challenges in the workforce.

Wendy Koleits
Diploma of Conveyancing

LEGEND
V VTAC | D RMIT Direct | S RMIT School | T Selection task | FT Full-time (years) | PT Part-time (years) | PTA Part-time available | N/A Not available | RC A range of selection criteria applied

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Property and Valuation

Diploma of Property Services (Asset and Facility Management)


RMIT Code: C5298 ......................................... PT1 S
National Course Code: CPP50511
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/c5298

CITY CAMPUS

With the rapid increase in high-density living


in Australian cities and the development of
larger and more complex infrastructure projects,
well-trained facility managers are becoming
increasingly sought after within the employment
marketplace
RMIT has developed this program to bridge the gap
in training options for those looking to advance their
career within the diverse, fast-paced world of
facilities management.
In this program, you will learn the skills and
knowledge to work on many areas of operations and
maintenance of a building across a wide variety of
situations incorporating people, location, processes
and technology. You will interact with experienced
facilities managers and engage with industry projects
through work-integrated learning.
The program is designed for people currently
working in facilities management within property
services seeking an academic qualification to
enhance knowledge, skills and employability.
Our teaching staff are drawn from various backgrounds,
with qualifications in areas including design, building
and construction, project management, planning,
environment/sustainability and business.

Industry Connections
You will engage in industry-connected projects
through work-integrated learning components.
Additionally, you will be exposed to experienced
facilities managers through an innovative video
medium, and encouraged to reflect on your own
experiences.

Career
There is currently a strong demand for skilled
employees in the property services industry.
The program opens opportunities for career
advancement across sectors, including government,
commercial property, strata communities, hospitality,
education, retail and health.

Professional Recognition
This program has been developed in close
consultation with various industry leaders including
Transfield, Reserve Bank of Australia, Brookfield
Multiplex and Strata Communities Australia (Victoria).

Entry Requirements
Prerequisites
You should currently be working in facilities
management with at least two years experience.
Selection Tasks
None

What You Will Study

Application procedure

This program incorporates managing finance,


including the preparation of financial plans for
a simulated work facility.

Apply directly to RMITs School of Vocational


Engineering by calling 03 9925 4468.

It covers key elements and principles in-depth,


including managing operational plans, sustainability,
asset maintenance and management plans, risk
management and workplace safety.
You will learn a high level of customer services
involving risk management, safe work practices,
stakeholder relationships and networking skills.
You will acquire other key skills including:
preparing and coordinating tenders
evaluating documentation
coordinating facility fit-outs.

Student Profile
After five years working in facilities management
and construction, I knew I was ready for a new
challenge. On a colleagues recommendation,
I researched RMITs Diploma of Property Services
(Asset and Facility Management) program and
found that it provided a mix of subjects that were
relevant to my current role but would allow me to
develop my skills further. Combined with RMITs
excellent reputation, convenient hours and
location, this made the decision easy.

Karyn Varro
Diploma of Property Services
(Asset and Facility Management)

LEGEND
V VTAC | D RMIT Direct | S RMIT School | T Selection task | FT Full-time (years) | PT Part-time (years) | PTA Part-time available | N/A Not available | RC A range of selection criteria applied

Urban Planning

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Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning (Honours)


RMIT Code: BH108 .................................... FT4 V T
2015 Clearly-in ATAR: .......................................... 71.05
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bh108

CITY CAMPUS

Understand the influences that affect the way


we live, work, play and commute involved in
creating sustainable, liveable cities and regions.
Urban and regional planning is more than just
creating physical environments its a way of
sustainably changing and shaping the world.
This program is suitable for anyone with a passion
for geography, history, economics, politics or
environmental studies. You will engage in key areas
of planning, including land use, transport, urban
renewal, conservation and policy.

What You Will Study


Year One
By studying Australian society, politics and
economics you will better understand the
foundations of urban and regional planning.
You will also cover the origins and development
of planning principles and practices.
Year Two
You will focus on contemporary planning policies
together with social science research methods,
planning law, urban design and climate change.
Many students opt to study overseas for a semester
in the second year.
Year Three
You can specialise in different areas of practice:
rural, transport and social planning, and planning
at local government level.
Year Four

Industry Connections

Global Opportunities

In fourth year, you will undertake 60 days of paid


employment, chosen from a list of position
descriptions from potential employers.

You will have the opportunity to apply your


knowledge to real-life projects in international
contexts. RMIT students have been leading
participants in project teams working with
partner organisations in countries such as Vietnam
and Nepal and in Central and South America.

Placements include working in strategic planning,


statutory planning and social planning in local or
state government or the private sector. Placements
often lead to full-time work after graduation.
This program pioneered formal work placements in
the industry. Many employers now actively seek out
RMIT planning students to fill their work placement
vacancies.

In the second year you can study for a semester


overseas in countries with progressive planning
systems such as Canada, Finland, the Netherlands
and Sweden.

Entry Requirements

Career

Prerequisites

Urban and regional planning graduates readily secure


jobs and have ample opportunity for early career
promotions. More than 80% of graduates find
full-time employment within the field, with a median
starting salary of $50,000 (Source: McCrindle
Research). Many start in local government or find
work with private sector planning consultancies and
property developers.

Units 3 and 4 a study score of at least 25 in any


English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL).

Graduates build careers locally and overseas in areas


such as urban design, consulting, property
development, community health and welfare,
housing and transport planning.

Selection Tasks
Applicants may need to submit a VTAC Personal
Statement online.
Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend
an interview.
Please refer to VTAC for full details on selection
requirements.

Professional Recognition
This program is recognised by the Planning Institute
of Australia (PIA). You will be eligible for student
membership.
The PIA has mutual recognition of membership
status with the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI)
and the Canadian Institute of Planners/Institut
Canadien des Urbanistes (CIP).

In your final year you will undertake a 60-day,


paid work placement as well as studies in urban
design, property development, structure planning
and planning theory. You will finish by writing either
an individual thesis or a major planning report in a
small group on a chosen topic.

Student Profile
RMIT seemed the natural choice for me for many
reasons: flexibility to program classes when you
needed them, its central location, its commitment
to its students, and the planet. RMIT unlocked
passions I didnt know I had, and its given me the
courage to question things I would have ordinarily
accepted.
If you are after a career that challenges the way
you look at the world, I would recommend urban
and regional planning.

Hollie Riches
Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning
(Honours)

Did you know?


RMIT also offers the Bachelor of Environment
and Society a degree that combines
sustainability and social sciences.
Visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/bp000 for
more information.

LEGEND
V VTAC | D RMIT Direct | S RMIT School | T Selection task | FT Full-time (years) | PT Part-time (years) | PTA Part-time available | N/A Not available | RC A range of selection criteria applied

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How to Apply
Before applying for a program at RMIT, refer to the program information available at www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us.
All the information you need to apply is at www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/applying-to-rmit

Current Year 12 Students


If you are a current Year 12 student applying for Semester 1, you must apply through VTAC for all programs except some that are certificate III and below, which
may require you to submit an RMIT school-based application.

Non-Year 12 Students
If you are a non-Year 12 student applying for Semester 1, you must apply for degrees and associate degrees through VTAC but have the choice of applying for
certificate IV, diploma and advanced diplomas either through VTAC or direct to RMIT. Please select one application method only.

RMIT Students and Recent Graduates


Current RMIT students and recent graduates can fast-track their application for a new program by applying direct to RMIT as an internal applicant.
Semester 1
How to Apply by Program and Student Type

Current Year 12 Students

Non-Year 12 Students

RMIT Students or Recent Graduates

Degrees and associate degrees

VTAC application

VTAC application

Direct application

Certificate IV, diploma, advanced diploma

VTAC application

VTAC or direct application

Direct application

Certificate III and below*

RMIT school-based application

RMIT school-based application

RMIT school-based application

*Some certificate III and below programs are administered by direct application. This will be explained in the individual program information available at www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us.

Mid-year Entry (Semester 2)

Selection Tasks

To apply for mid-year entry for any program other than a certificate III (degree,
associate degree, certificate IV, diploma and advanced diploma), you need to
submit a direct application to RMIT.

Many programs at RMIT have selection tasks as part of the selection process,
such as:

To apply for mid-year entry for a certificate III program, you need to submit
an RMIT school-based application.

a test

Not all RMIT programs will accept applications for mid-year entry. A list of
programs accepting mid-year applications is published in May on the RMIT
website.

an interview
a folio
a supplementary form or pre-selection kit.
It is very important that you carefully read any instructions to complete a
programs selection tasks. Selection tasks are listed under programs on the
VTAC or the RMIT websites. Failure to complete these tasks by the date
specified will jeopardise entry into a program.

Study Scores
Study scores listed in this guide are subject to change. Applicants should refer
to VTAC for specific prerequisites and study scores.

Important Dates
May 2015

December 2015

1 Mid-year intake opens

1 Closing date for direct applications selected degree, certificate


and diploma programs (timely)*

31 Closing date for mid-year timely applications*

August 2015

4 Closing date for VTAC very late applications^


14 VCE results and ATAR released^

3 VTAC applications open

21 VTAC Change of Preference closes^

9 Direct applications open for degree and diploma programs


(Semester 1, 2016 intake)

January 2016

September 2015
30 Closing date for VTAC timely applications^

October 2015

18 Round 1 offers available through VTAC^

February 2016
4 Round 2 offers available through VTAC^

6 Closing date for VTAC SEAS applications^

May 2016

31 Closing date for direct applications selected certificate


and diploma programs*

1 Midyear intake opens


31 Closing date for midyear timely applications*

November 2015
6 Closing date for VTAC late applications^
23 Change of Preference opens

^
VTAC dates were in draft status at the time of printing and are subject to change.
*Applications will continue to be accepted for programs that still have places available.

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Fees Explained
Fee information relates to 2015 and should only be used as a guide.
Fees are set on an annual basis and may be subject to change each calendar year.
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees
Tuition Fees for Certificates, Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas

Tuition Fees for Degrees and Associate Degrees

The tuition fees you pay depend on whether you are offered a state
government subsidised place or a full-fee place, based on the eligibility criteria.

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)

Victorian Government Subsidised Places


For eligible students, this training is delivered with Victorian and
Commonwealth Government funding.
Tuition fees for a government subsidised place vary according to each
program. For a full list of program fees for a government subsidised place
visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/vocational/govtsub.
You will be offered a government subsidised place if you meet the eligibility
criteria based on your citizenship, age, prior education, the number of
programs you are studying in the current year and the number of government
subsidised programs you have commenced in your lifetime at each level.
Check your eligibility using the eligibility calculator at
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/apply/vocational/eligibility.
If you are applying for a government subsidised place, you will be required
to provide documentation to establish your eligibility.
You will be enrolled according to how qualifications are defined in the relevant
industry training package. This may impact on your eligibility for a government
subsidised place for individual qualifications. For more information about
enrolment in certificate, diploma and advanced diploma qualifications and
eligibility for a government subsidised place visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/
apply/vocational/eligibility.
RMIT Universitys RTO Code is 3046.
Fee Concession
You may be entitled to a concession on your tuition fees if you are in a
government subsidised place and you meet the eligibility criteria.
For more information about the eligibility criteria and how to apply visit
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/vocational/concession.
Full-Fee Places
If you do not meet the criteria for a government subsidised place, then you will
be offered a full-fee place (FFP). Tuition fees for an FFP vary according to each
program. For a full list of program fees for FFPs visit www.rmit.edu.au/
programs/fees/vocational/fullfee. Financial assistance may be available
through the VET FEE-HELP scheme.
VET FEE-HELP
VET FEE-HELP is an optional loan scheme available to assist eligible students
enrolling in an eligible diploma, advanced diploma, full-fee vocational graduate
certificate or vocational graduate diploma program. If you are a full-fee paying
student, a loan fee of 20% will be added to your VET FEE-HELP loan. For more
information visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/helploans/vetfee-help.

A Commonwealth supported place is a place at university where the tuition fee


is jointly paid by you and the Australian Government. Your share of the fee
(student contribution) is set by the government and is determined by the
discipline areas (bands) of your individual enrolled courses, not the overall
program. For more information about what fees you will pay in 2015 visit
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees.
The Australian Government has announced changes to funding of CSPs. These
may affect the proportion of the fee paid by student contribution from 2016.
For more information visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/highered and
www.studyassist.gov.au.
HECS-HELP
You may be eligible to defer payment of the student contribution through
the HECS-HELP loan scheme if you are an Australian citizen or holder
of an Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa. You must pay your student
contribution up front if you are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
(other than Australian Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder). For more
information visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/helploans/hecs-help.
Full-Fee Places
Students in full-fee places are required to pay a tuition fee that covers the full
tuition costs of their program. Financial assistance may be available through
the FEE-HELP scheme. The tuition fees vary according to each program and
are adjusted on an annual basis. Visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees for
more information.
FEE-HELP
FEE-HELP is an optional loan scheme that assists eligible students to pay
all or part of their tuition fees. To learn more about FEE-HELP visit
www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/helploans/fee-help.

Other Fees
In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged a student services and amenities
fee (SSAF). Eligible higher education students will be able to defer payment of
the fee through SA-HELP.
For more information visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/ssaf.
You may also be required to purchase items related to your program,
including field trips, specified textbooks and equipment. These material
fees are not compulsory and students may choose to purchase these
items independently. These expenses vary from program to program.
For more information visit www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees/other.

Scholarships
RMIT is committed to enriching and
transforming your world. We award more than
2000 scholarships worth millions of dollars
each year across a wide range of interest areas.
RMIT scholarships provide more than just financial assistance or
recognition of academic excellence. We create opportunities
that enable you to pursue your dreams.
Apply for one of these scholarships and make your overseas
study ambitions come true, just like RMIT Equity Travel Grant
recipient, Rachel Cassar.
Rachel Cassar, RMIT Equity Travel Grant Recipient
Bachelor of Communications (Public Relations)

www.rmit.edu.au/scholarships

RMIT
Experience
Days
Years 10, 11 and 12 students
can attend free events and
engage in hands-on workshops
in a range of different interest
areas while experiencing life on
campus.
Visit www.rmit.edu.au/
experiencedays for more
information on RMITs
Experience Day School
Holiday programs.

Open Day
Sunday 9 August 2015

City | Brunswick | Bundoora

www.rmit.edu.au/openday
More Degree and Diploma Study Options

Further information

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Every effort has been made to ensure the information contained in this publication is accurate and current at the date of printing.
For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the RMIT University website before lodging your application. Prepared April 2015.
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