Our values are the heart (durrung) of who we are and what we stand for at RMIT. They guide what we do, how we make decisions, and how we treat each other.
This is what makes us RMIT.
We are a global university of technology, design and enterprise. We bring together a rich diversity of people and endeavours.
We are better for our diversity, both students and staff. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, we embrace our differences and we build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.
With an open mind, we are open to new possibilities. When we think creatively and try new things, we break new ground. And with perseverance, our ideas become innovations. We experiment and explore new ideas, we seek out different views to solve problems and we encourage innovation.
We choose to embrace our challenges, adapting to meet the changing demands of students, our sector and the world. When we have the opportunity to learn from our setbacks, we get better at what we do. We adapt to changing needs, we see mistakes as an opportunity to learn and we find new ways to get better results.
Being our best selves takes courage. When we do what’s right, and not just what’s easy, we hold ourselves to account. We back each other up, and we call out actions that we don’t accept. We act with integrity, we speak out on issues that matter and we are accountable for our actions.
We believe in the power of education to transform lives. Student learning and teaching, research, and partnering with industry, are core to what we do; with purpose and determination. We empower people to learn and grow, we care deeply about the work we do and we take pride in what we do.
We strive to make a difference, to be agents of positive change for our students, the community and beyond. When each of us contributes, we can make the world a better place. We seek to make a positive impact, we empower each other to achieve great things and we recognise everyone’s role in making a difference.
Ready for Life and Work: RMIT’s strategic plan to 2020 lays out the values, goals, directions and priorities that we will pursue to 2020.
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 created by Louisa Bloomer