COVID Statement

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, RMIT remains committed to supporting our students and staff at home and overseas.

Last updated: 11 February 2022

Access to campus

All Victorian RMIT campuses and locations are open and density limits no longer apply (except for standard venue and room capacity requirements). 

The Victorian Government has removed the recommendation for Victorians to work or study from home if they can. This means students and staff can return to campus more regularly and with increased confidence.

Face mask requirements

Face masks are no longer required indoors for staff and students attending on-site work and study.

However, masks are still highly recommended in indoor settings, and we ask that you continue to carry one at all times. 

RMIT also requires that masks are still worn during activities where there is physical contact between people. This includes some nursing and allied health classes and consultations at the Bundoora Health Clinic.  

QR codes

QR codes are still required in the higher/adult education sector. Please continue to check-in using the QR code at the entrance of every building every time you enter.

Vaccination requirements for students attending campus

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our RMIT community and to minimise the risk of COVID-19, students attending campus are required to be fully vaccinated or provide evidence of a valid medical exemption.

Students must provide evidence of their vaccination status via the Vaccination status documentation form at least 24 hours before they need to attend campus to allow time for activation of their access card. Even if you aren't planning to attend campus yet, you can still upload your vaccination status. 

Students who do not provide their vaccination status will not be able to attend campus.

Students must be fully vaccinated to continue to attend campus.

This requirement is in place throughout Semester 1 until at least 30 June 2022. 

We will review this requirement before the end of Semester 1 2022 in the context of the most current government orders and public health advice to determine if vaccine requirements will be in place for the remainder of 2022. 

Read the vaccination requirements page and frequently asked questions for more information.

 

Third dose of COVID vaccine

The Victorian Government strongly encourages anyone eligible to receive their third dose (booster) of vaccination to do so as soon as possible. Bookings are available via the RMIT Medical Hub or by visiting a State Vaccination Centre. Bookings may also be available via your GP or local pharmacy. 

 As the Victorian Government has announced a third COVID vaccination is likely to be required in the near future to  be considered fully vaccinated, once you have had your third dose, we recommend you update your COVID 19 vaccination certificate and upload via the Vaccination Status documentation form

What learning looks like at RMIT

We’ve heard from our students and learnt a lot over the last two years about how to best support you with your studies and goals as we navigated COVID-19. We know what activities thrive face-to-face and what makes sense online.

In 2022, the learning experience at RMIT will continue to be blended, so you can learn flexibly through digital content, enjoy many opportunities to interact with others and experience the amazing specialist equipment and spaces that RMIT has to offer.

As we continue to be disrupted by COVID-19, where necessary, some courses and programs will still have online class options so that students unable to come to campus can keep learning. If government advice no longer allows learning activities to take place on campus, you will also continue learning online or be offered an alternative option appropriate for your course.

For more information, go to Learning experience at RMIT.

International Student Arrivals

Fully vaccinated eligible visa holders can travel to and from Australia without needing to apply for a travel exemption.

RMIT recognises the significant contribution international students make – not just to our University, but to the wider community and a diverse and inclusive Victoria.

We warmly welcome them back into our RMIT community in Victoria.

For more information, go to Information for international students outside Australia.

Stay up-to-date

Students and staff are encouraged to regularly visit the COVID-19 webpages for updates on our response.

For general public health advice, please visit the Department of Health website.

We will continue to provide information as it becomes available.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.