Sometimes you need a bit of extra help to get where you want to go, and pathways can provide that help.

At RMIT you can upgrade your skills and enter a degree program by studying English for University or joining UniSTART.


UniSTART* is an informal pathway option where you will study English modules, plus undergraduate courses.

UniSTART helps you prepare for university at a manageable pace, and allows you to build your confidence, by slowly increasing the number of courses you study.

Your entry point into UniSTART depends on your academic grades and English ability, so we can tailor your study to suit your needs. For example, students with IELTS (Academic) 5.5+ can begin their studies from the first semester of UniSTART, and students with IELTS (Academic) 6.0+ are exempt from the first semester and can begin their studies from the second semester.

  • UniSTART students receive 25 hours of additional support each semester
  • You will receive academic credit for the undergraduate courses you successfully complete as part of your UniSTART studies
  • You can transition into a Bachelor program by completing UniSTART courses with a GPA of 1.0 or above.

*UniSTART is a non-AQF Award pathway, it is not a recognised Australian qualification