Vaccination requirements on campus

RMIT’s vaccination requirements

In 2022, we’re excited to welcome our community back to our vibrant campuses, with most of your learning happening face-to-face blended with online and flexible delivery for some activities.

To ensure we are protecting the health and safety of our community, all students, staff and visitors must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exemption to attend any RMIT campus or facility.

The vaccination requirement applies to any RMIT-related learning activities and includes both indoor and outdoor spaces on any RMIT campus or facility.

To provide certainty for our community, and in line with government orders, these requirements will be in place throughout Semester 1 until 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. 

 

If you are vaccinated, here’s what you need to do

If you are vaccinated, you will need to provide proof of your vaccination status at least 24 hours before to gain access to campus.

Any student attending RMIT Australian campuses must have received a COVID-19 vaccination approved by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration.

Evidence of your vaccination can include:

Information on what type of international vaccination evidence RMIT can accept is available here.

Here’s a quick reference guide of how to easily access this information and examples of valid evidence.

Please upload evidence of your vaccination via the online vaccination status documentation form.

Once you have uploaded your vaccination certificate, your student card will be activated and you will be able to access campus.

There are other COVIDSafe protocols for coming to campus. Please refer to the Coming to campus page for more detail.

What this means for unvaccinated students

If you have not received both doses of COVID-19 vaccine, RMIT strongly encourages you to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Unvaccinated (existing) students without medical exemption can:

  • withdraw without financial penalty; or
  • be directed towards alternative program options which do not require on campus activities or alternative providers who may recognise their study to date as prior learning. ​

It is important to note that withdrawal from a course may prevent progression or completion of a program of study.

Students who have a formal medical exemption from vaccination will not be disadvantaged. They may participate in on campus activities with appropriate testing, or relevant adjustments will be provided to ensure progression.

Our vaccination requirements are in place throughout Semester 1 until 30 June 2022. 

We will review these vaccination requirements and arrangements before the end of the Semester 1 2022 in the context of the latest government orders and public health advice.

Frequently asked questions

Please refer to the Frequently asked questions page.

Support and advice

If you’d like to discuss your options, please contact Student Connect

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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.