Education Portfolio

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.

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education (ODVCE) supports the Education Portfolio in planning and achieving the outcomes outlined in the Portfolio’s annual operating plan, as well as the associated goals and deliverables across a wide range of transformation projects. 

The ODVCE provides planning and general operational support to all business units (groups) within the Portfolio. Support services includes governance, planning and general operational guidance.

For further information, visit the Office of DVCE 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 which connects our global community of staff, students and industry to create better educational experiences and outcomes.

Learn more about the Office of the Associate DVCE on RMIT worklife.

RMIT Connect and Student Life works with students and their representatives to co-create, design and deliver a distinctive RMIT student experience. We deliver student services and support, student-led clubs, activities, and events. Furthermore, we also support and nurture effective student partnerships and student involvement in University decision-making.

Our work aims to deliver exceptional student services, improve student life at RMIT and engage with and evolve student partnerships.

Learn more about RMIT Connect and Student Life on RMIT worklife.

Student Wellbeing and Inclusion aims to ensure that anyone with the ability and desire to study at RMIT is able to, so that RMIT is an accessible and exciting option for students of all backgrounds. Once they join RMIT, we help ensure that all our students feel safe, supported and successful, and ready for life and work when they graduate.

Our mission is to support student welfare and wellbeing, and ensure an inclusive and safe University culture. We manage delivery of key support services to students, as well as building their capability to support themselves. 

We also work with staff to build their capacity to support students, to respond to mental health concerns and challenging behaviours through targeted professional development.

Find out more on Student Wellbeing and inclusion on RMIT worklife.

RMIT University Library shapes the education and research experience for staff and students by transforming the way they discover, access, use and create knowledge.

We design and deliver information and academic services, aligned with University objectives, to support academics, teachers, students and alumni across five functional areas; Learning, Teaching and Research, Collections Management, Quality and Engagement and Information Management and Archives. 

Find out more on the RMIT University Library web page.

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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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