Policies

The official repository for all current RMIT policy documents.

Policy Register

Policies by category

Admission and Credit Policy

Schedules 1-7: Minimum entry requirements

Admission Process

Credit Process


Assessment and Assessment Flexibility Policy

Assessment Processes (PDF 251 KB)


Complaints Resolution Policy

RMIT Ombuds Policy Process

Student or Third-Party Complaints Policy Process

Note: staff processes are listed in Talent & Culture


Conferral and Graduation Policy

Academic Dress Procedure

Conferral and Graduation Policy Process


Enrolment Policy

Academic Student Files Process

Enrolment Processes (PDF 507 KB)

Enrolment Processes: Refund of Fees (PDF 565 KB)

Enrolment: VE instructions


Higher Degrees by Research Policy

HDR Action and Support Procedure

HDR Candidature Duration and Enrolment Variation Procedure

HDR Posthumous Submission and Examination Procedure

HDR Progress Management Procedure

HDR Research Embargo Procedure

HDR Sanctions Assessment Process [staff login]

HDR Space Management Policy

HDR Submission and Examination Procedure [effective 1 January 2020]

HDR Supervision Arrangements Procedure

Masters by Research Grading Procedure

Research Scholarship Terms and Conditions (PDF 197 KB)

RTP Scholarships: Policy References

Supervision Code of Practice

The HDR Thesis/Project Submission and Examination Policy Process continues to apply to candidates submitting for examination before 1 January 2020.


Intellectual Property Policy

Distribution of Commercialisation Income Process

Process for Disclosing and Exploiting Intellectual Property


Program and Course Policy

Appendix 1: Program and course tables

Program and course forms

Program and Course Approval Processes (PDF 4.3 MB)

Program and Course Configuration Requirements (PDF 169 KB)

Program and Course Review Processes (PDF 941 KB)

Courses Involving Travel Guideline

Partnered Delivery of Coursework Awards Guideline

Weighted Average Mark Guideline

Work Integrated Learning Guideline


Research Policy

Animal Ethics Policy Process

Authorship of Research Outputs Policy Process

Disseminating Research Outputs Policy Process

Human Research Ethics Policy Process

Management of Breaches of Research Integrity Procedure

Research Centres Policy Process

Research Data Management Policy Process

Research Funding from the Tobacco Industry Policy Process

Research Involving Genetically Modified Organisms Policy Process


Scholarships, Prizes and Grants Policy


Student Conduct Policy

Student Conduct Policy Process

Brand and Engagement Policy

New Digital Channels and Platforms Policy Process [staff login]


Business Expenses Policy

Business Expenses FAQs [staff login]


Contract Management Policy

Contract Management Policy Process [staff login]

Monitoring and Reporting of Vocational Education Third-Party Arrangements

Student File Compliance Review Operating Instruction [staff login]


Financial Management Policy

Staff login is required for all processes and guidelines

Annual Fee Setting Policy Process

Asset Management Procedure

Asset Capitalisation Guideline

Asset Disposal Guideline

Asset Management FAQs

Stocktake Guideline

Bad Debts Policy Process

Chart of Accounts Guideline

Competitive Neutrality Policy Process

Costing Models Policy Process

Credit Card Management Policy Process

Philanthropic Committee investment Policy Process

Procurement Policy Process

Purchasing Policy Process

Engagement of Consultant/Contractor Guideline

Retail Management Policy Process

Cash Handling Guideline

Revenue and Expenses Procedure

Higher Degrees by Research Stipends Guideline

Liabilities Management Guideline

Pool Vehicle Management Guideline

Research Grants Acquittal Guideline

Taxation Policy Process

FBT Guideline

GST Guideline

Transactional Banking Policy Process

Treasury Policy

Treasury Management Procedure

Hedge Accounting Guideline

Trusts Management Policy Process


Philanthropy and Fundraising Policy

Donor Relationship Management Policy Process

Gift Administration Policy Process


Information Technology Policy

Acceptable Use of Information and Communication Technology Standard

Corporate Mobile Device Policy Process

ITS Policy Exemption Request Policy Process


Infrastructure and Asset Security Policy

Timetable Policy Process


Travel Policy

Academic Staff Promotion Policy

[staff login required for supporting procedures and resources]

Academic Promotion Appeal Procedure

Academic Promotion Criteria Instruction

Academic Promotion from Level A to Level B Procedure

Applicants for Academic Promotion from Level A to Level B Instruction

Academic Promotion from Level C - E Procedure

Composition of Promotion Panels Instruction

Out-of-Round Academic Promotion Procedure

UAPC Terms of Reference


Code of Conduct

Commitment Statement on Staff/Student Relationships


Complaints Resolution Policy

Staff Issue Assessment and Intervention Policy Process [staff login]

Staff Misconduct/Serious Misconduct Policy Process [staff login]

Staff Underperformance Policy Process [staff login]

Note: student processes are listed in Academic


Conflict of Interest Policy

Conflict of Interest Declaration and Management Procedure

Conflict of Interest FAQs

Self-Authored Learning Resources: Conflict of Interest Disclosure Guidance Materials


Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Opportunity Policy

Commitment Statement on Program Inherent Requirements

Digital Accessibility Framework


Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Policy

Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality FAQs


Health, Safety and Wellbeing Policy

Alcohol Management Procedure

Global Safety Model [staff login required for all processes]

Commitment & Planning

GSM Management System Document Control

HSW Objectives and Targets

HSW Records Management

RMIT Community

HSW Responsibilities & Accountabilities

Consultation & Communication

Health & Safety Committees, HSRs & DWGs

Operational Risk Management

HSW Risk Management

Incident Management & Investigation

Management of HSW Change

Workplace Inspections

Operational Safety

Health and Wellbeing

Injury Management (WorkCover)

Injury Management (non-WorkCover)

Fatigue Management

Measure, Review & Improve

Management Review & Improvement

Performance Measurement & Monitoring


Honorary and Visiting Academic Appointments Policy

Honorary and Visiting Academic Appointments Procedure


Human Resources policies [under review]


Sexual Harassment Policy


Staff Ethics and Integrity Policy

Protected Disclosure Policy Process

Protected Disclosure Guideline


Sustainability Policy

Corporate Social Responsibility Framework [staff login]

RMIT Policy Governance Framework

The new Policy Governance Framework came into effect on 1 November 2018. The framework is principles-based and embeds RMIT’s mission and values. It is underpinned by the Code of Conduct, including the Student Charter.

The framework introduces a new hierarchy, comprising policies, procedures and resources. Policies are grouped into four categories aligned to corporate and academic governance structures: Governance, Operational Effectiveness, Academic, and Talent and Culture.

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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 Nations 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.

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