The Education Portfolio provides support services to our programs, including professional development of academic staff, improvement of the student experience and learning and teaching outcomes.
The Portfolio is headed by Professor Belinda Tynan, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education and Vice President who leads the planning and implementation of the University’s strategies related to RMIT’s academic programs and the student experience. The Portfolio is responsible for services to support the quality of RMIT programs, including the professional development of academic staff, continuous improvement of the student experience, learning and teaching outcomes and the management of learning and research information sources.
The Education Portfolio plays a key role in empowering students to access education, participate actively in the life of the University and achieve successful and fulfilling lives beyond graduation. The provision of a stimulating and satisfying experience for students is a priority for the University.
The Portfolio is responsible for:
- development and implementation of the Academic Plan in accordance with University strategy as it relates to best practice in learning and teaching, student experience and academic staffing
- oversight of quality assurance for RMIT programs and their contribution to the development of improved outcomes for students and partners
- development and implementation of policy relating to academic profile and its impact on academic programs and staff
- leadership and management of relevant projects deemed as priorities in the RMIT Strategic Plan and Business Plan
- provision of learning resources through the RMIT University Library
- identifying and planning for administrative and support services to meet the needs of different student cohorts, on and offshore, across the student life cycle
- promoting access to Vocational Education and Higher Education by students from diverse backgrounds and targeted equity groups
- developing and maintaining systems, processes and procedures related to the student record.
The Education Portfolio supports the following groups.
The Academic Registrar’s Group (ARG) supports the core activities relating to the RMIT student lifecycle - from admissions through to graduation.
Our mission is to deliver, in partnership with the RMIT University community, academic policies, systems and services that support teaching, learning and research within a quality management framework.
For further information, visit The Academic Registrar's Group worklife site.
RMIT Careers and Employability collaborates with stakeholders on key curricular, co-curricular and employment services and activities that help build the employability of our students and graduates.
Our mission is to work collaboratively with Schools and Colleges on curriculum and co-curricular approaches, enhance staff capability and further engage with industry and community to:
- enhance student employability
- increase graduate employment outcomes
- empower students to start the careers they aspire to.
For further information, the Careers and Employability worklife site.
This group has been created to work across the University and with stakeholders to position RMIT as a leading voice in the public discourse on issues affecting Indigenous communities.
The role of Indigenous Education and Engagement is crucial to building the vibrant culture of respect and participation that is central to RMIT’s Strategic Goals of inclusion, diversity and indigenous affairs.
For further information, the Indigenous Education and Engagement worklife site.
The Ngarara Willim Centre supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to reach their potential with a range of study, living and cultural services.
Ngarara Willim means ‘gathering place’ in the language of the Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nations, the traditional custodians of the land where RMIT's Melbourne campuses stand.
For further information, visit the Ngarara Willim Centre worklife site.
The Office of the Associate DVCE provides support, advice and strategic input to the DVCE.
The Office of the Associate DVCE supports the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) and Vice-President through the effective development and renewal of policy in the learning and teaching area, the enhancement of curriculum design and delivery, and the effective use of online technologies to achieve the goals set out in the Strategic Plan.
The Office also leads RMIT Studios, the group providing thought leadership in Learning and Teaching practice, program quality, learning analytics and best practice online, digital and advanced learning systems.
For further information, the Office of the Associate DVCE worklife site.
RMIT Connect and Student Life is responsible for RMIT student service and support, student life (extra and co-curricula activities and clubs) and student communication.
We work with students and their representatives to co-create and design a distinctive RMIT student experience. We deliver student services and support, clubs and activities and student communication and events.
For further information, visit the RMIT Connect and Student Life worklife site.
The Student Wellbeing and Inclusion Group leads the provision of services to support the welfare and wellbeing of students.
Student Wellbeing and Inclusion works proactively to remove barriers and provide support to students who may be at risk of not being able to access or complete tertiarystudy. In addition, the group responds to requests for assistance and support from students and from staff who may refer them.
For further information, visit the Student Wellbeing and Inclusion worklife site.
RMIT University Library and Student Success provides resources, information services and learning and teaching support.
University Library and Student Success contributes to student achievement by supporting the development of academic and communication skills and by providing a specialised collection of information resources that underpin learning, teaching and research.
For further information, visit the University Library and Student Success worklife site.