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Melbourne Institute of Technology is a Higher Education Provider offering innovative degrees in Business with specialisations in Accounting, Management and Marketing, IT Computer Networking and Telecommunications Engineering.

We are an increasingly popular Higher Education Institution. Melbourne Institute of Technology (MIT) was founded in 1996 and expanded to Sydney in 2003 and is currently teaching more than 3000 students across our Sydney and Melbourne campuses.

We take pride in all our courses but particularly in our IT Computer Networking course. We offer specialisations in Cyber Security, Software Engineering and Cloud Networks, which deliver IT skills, and knowledge that will be in demand in years to come as we enter the digital era.

Our Telecommunications Engineering courses are accredited by Engineers Australia. We are the first and only non-university higher education institute accredited by Engineers Australia.

Our Bachelor of Business Accounting Major is accredited by governing professional bodies including CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accountants and IPA, meaning that our Accounting students graduate ready to meet the professional demands of the local and global job market.  

Our student experience is also highly individualised to support and nurture student learning every step of the way. Students are guided by highly qualified teaching staff and benefit from the individual attention made possible by small class sizes and tutorial groups. Tutorial and assignment work involves applying industry relevant case studies, which develop critical employability skills such as communication and analysis, cultural awareness and business ethics.

We understand that industry experience and exposure is essential to career preparation. We try our best to support students in finding work placements where they can apply their learning to real-life situations in business.

Our campus is located in the CBD at the historic Argus building.

MIT has three trimesters in one academic year – each trimester being the equivalent of one traditional semester. Students can choose to study three trimesters, if they wish, and complete a three-year degree in just two years. The trimester systems also allows students to spread a traditional two semester year over three trimesters – doing fewer units in each trimester in order to manage work and personal commitments. Another option is to use the November trimester to catch up on units.


Campus locations

Melbourne campus

288 La Trobe Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

MIT Sydney

154-158 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Open days and campus visits

For campus tours, call (03) 8600 6700 or email

Important dates

For more information about the important dates including intake dates, click here.

Contact details

288 La Trobe Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Telephone: (03) 8600 6700
Web site:

Essential Requirements

  1. Applicants must meet the academic entry requirements including pre-requisites for their chosen course, and
  2. Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirement for their chosen course, and
  3. Applicants must be 18 years of age as at the commencement date of their chosen course or unit.

2. A. Applicants with Higher Education Study

Applicants are eligible for admission if they have satisfactorily completed at least six months of full-time equivalent study at a recognised higher education institution.

Applicants must also meet pre-requisites required for the course.

Applicants who do not meet this requirement will be assessed on a case by case by the relevant Course Coordinator, taking into account the applicant’s previous academic history. These include:

  • Recent higher education study results
  • Senior School Certificate study scores
  • Personal Statement–outlining the motivation for applying for the course

2. A.1 Enabling/Bridging courses

Applicants are eligible for admission if they have satisfactorily completed a Foundation Studies program offered by a university, a registered TAFE or a private provider accredited as compliant with the Australian National Standards for Foundation Programs.

2. B. Applicants with vocational education and Training (VET) study

Applicants are eligible for admission if they have satisfactorily completed one year of a VET (Vocational Education Training) Australian Qualifications Framework accredited award at Diploma or above. Applicants must meet pre-requisites, if any, prescribed for the course.

2. C. Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past two years)

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent

2. C.1 Applicants with International Baccalaureate (IB) results

For applicants studying IB, a notional ATAR is provided by the local Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC), which is used in the same way as ATAR for determining eligibility. You must ensure that your school has submitted the necessary request to International Baccalaureate organisation to release their results directly to VTAC.

2. C.2. Interstate Year 12 students

Interstate Year 12 applicants are assessed in the same way as Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE). For more information, visit your local Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) website.

2. D. Applicants with work and life experience

The following applicants may be considered under work and life experience category:

  •  Applicants who have not completed Year 12 or equivalent
  •  Applicants who completed Year 12 more than two years ago

2. D.1.Requirements for applicants who have not completed Year 12

Applicants under this category will be assessed on a case by case basis based on one or more of the following:

  • Substantial relevant work experience that demonstrates that the applicant has satisfied the entry requirements
  • Any non-formal courses not considered under Admission Criteria 2.0
  • Personal statement- outlining motivation to study the course, details of personal circumstances including life and work experiences. Applicants should provide any aspect of their personal history that may support their application, including community services, work experience, and achievements.

2. D.2. Requirements for applicants who completed Year 12 more than two years ago

Applicants who completed Year 12 more than two years ago and have not completed any VET or higher education studies are assessed according to their Year 12 results.
Applicants must also meet pre-requisites required for the course.

3.1 Information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are assessed in the same way as applicants under categories 2.A to 2.D.

3.2 Domestic applicants with overseas qualifications

Applicants with overseas qualifications need to establish whether their qualifications are equivalent to Australian qualifications. VTAC will advise MIT of the level of course in terms of the Australian Qualifications Framework according to NOOSR (the National Office for Overseas Skills Recognition) guidelines.

The Admission Officer at MIT will then assess whether your qualification is suitable for entry into that course according to the course entry requirements.

3.3 English Language requirements

Applicants with overseas qualifications must satisfy English language requirements in addition to meeting the academic requirements for the course.

Applicants with the following qualifications/English Language Tests may satisfy English requirements.

First Language English

If you completed Senior Secondary or Tertiary studies from a country where English is the first language.

Independent English Language Test Score

You need to achieve the minimum scores as shown below.

IELTS Academic


PTE Academic

Cambridge CAE

Overall score 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)

Overall score 60-78 with minimum scores: Reading 12, Listening 11,  Speaking 17, Writing 20

Overall score 50 with (no score less than 46)

CAE Score of 169 (no band less than 162)

MIT English Language Placement Test

You may seat for an MIT English Language Placement Test. Students who achieve an overall score of 160 in the test will satisfy English language requirements for undergraduate courses.

If you do not meet our entry requirements, you may be able to gain entry to this course by completing Foundation Studies or Diploma programs offered by a university, a registered TAFE or a private provider accredited as compliant with the Australian National Standards for Foundation Programs. TAFE/VET Diploma and Advanced graduates may be eligible to apply for Credit Transfer. You can get up to one-year credit transfer for a relevant Diploma and up to 1.5 years for a relevant Advanced Diploma.

4.1 Credit Transfer

Credit transfer provide students with credit for learning already achieved. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about credit transfer.

Applications for credit transfer must be made before or during orientation and enrolment week.

4.2 Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit towards their course based on their prior learning (including formal, informal and non‐formal learning). Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.Learn more about credit transfer.

Applications for Recognition of Prior Learning must be made before or during orientation and enrolment week.

You must apply through VTAC if you are:

  • A current Year 12 student (Australian Year 12, the IB in Australia or New Zealand)
  • Intending to apply to multiple institutions

You can apply directly to MIT if you are:

  • A non-current Year 12 student or
  • Intending to apply only to MIT
  • Applying for November intake
  • A Post Graduate student
  • Too late to apply through VTAC

Preparing Your Application

You will need to provide the following documents with your application:

  • Certified copies of your academic documents (e.g. transcript, certificates)
  • Evidence of English language skills ( if you completed studies from a  non-English speaking country)
  • Employment related documents e.g. employment certificate, reference letter, resume(where applicable)
  • Any relevant professional/personal development course certificates
  • Personal Statement (where applicable)

For information on key dates for applying and receiving offers for courses through VTAC, visit VTAC website

Apply Online Now 

You will need to upload scanned copies of your academic and other application related documents when applying for a course online.

Credit Transfer

If you are seeking credit transfer for the same or similar unit/s previously completed at a different institute, you must submit the following supporting documents with your credit application:

  • Certified copy of relevant certificates and results for any studies that you have completed
  • Unit outlines
  • Credit Transfer Application Form – download the form here

For further information about credit transfer, click here

By Email

Scan and email your application via email to

By Post

Deliver hard-copy application in person or by post at:

Melbourne Campus
288 La Trobe Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Hours of operation: 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday

Download application form here

The application processing time for direct applications is five working days after receiving the application at MIT. It may take longer during peak periods.

If you applied through VTAC, offers are released at different times.  For more information on VTAC offer rounds and important dates, please visit the VTAC, visit VTAC page.

Depending on your application method, if your application is successful, you may receive one of the following:

  • VTAC offer
  • Direct offer 

6.1 What you need to do after receiving an offer?

Accept your offer and enroll

Whether you received an MIT or VTAC offer, you will need to attend the offer acceptance and enrollment date specified in your offer to accept your offer and enrol in units.

For more information about enrolments, click here.

Defer your offer

You can defer up to 12 months. If you wish to defer studies, you must do so before the offer acceptance and enrollment date specified in your offer letter.

Download the Deferral Form here

For more indormation, call (03) 8600 6700 or email

Students studying at MIT may be eligible for FEE-HELP. FEE-HELP is a loan scheme that assists eligible fee-paying students to pay their tuition fees. An eligible person may borrow up to the FEE-HELP limit to pay tuition fees over their lifetime.

For further information about FEE-HELP, click here or visit

Tuition Fees

For 2018-19 fee information visit

Financial Assistance

Youth and student allowances

For details on Youth Allowance, Austudy and ABSTUDY, visit

The table below gives an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at the Melbourne Institute of Technology. It provides data on students that commenced in the academic year 2018, including those admitted through all offer rounds, across both Melbourne and Sydney Campus, and international students studying at Melbourne Institute of Technology.

Applicant background

Full year intake [2018]

Number of students

Percentage of all students

(A) Past higher education study
  • (includes a bridging or enabling course)
214 37.48%
(B) Past vocational education and training (VET) study 6 1.05%
(C) Recent secondary education    
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
335 58.67%
(D) Work and life experience
  • (Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above)
16 2.80%
International Students 486 85.11%
All Students 571 100.0%


  • L/N - Low numbers: the number of students is less than 5.
  • N/A - Data not available for this item.
  • N/P - Data not published for this item.

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