Cultural inclusion

To be inclusive of cultural and linguistic diversity, we need to ensure our policies, practices and behaviour support inclusion and equality.

Through our research and teaching, RMIT aims to:

  • Help solve complex local, national and global problems in relation to our students 
  • Equip our students for life and work in a diverse global environment; and
  • Establish a staff and student community that is well equipped to communicate and collaborate effectively with individuals with diverse circumstances and backgrounds.

Accordingly, our Cultural Inclusion Action Plan sets out the actions we will take to promote cultural inclusion across the University, and to improve the experience and outcomes of staff and students from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds as well as students and staff with diverse spiritual and religious traditions.

For a detailed agenda on RMIT’s commitment to the inclusion of Indigenous Staff and Students, please refer to RMIT’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).

RMIT’s Cultural Inclusion Working Group, comprising diverse staff and students, oversees the implementation of our Cultural Inclusion Action Plan. To find out how you can get involved, contact diversity.inclusion@rmit.edu.au.

Selected Initiatives

Welcome Scholarship

RMIT has a holistic program for refugee students and people seeking asylum, including fee waivers, scholarships, priority access to student support services, employability development and employment opportunities including on-campus work and WIL placements. 

Global experiences  

RMIT has a wide range of global experiences to suit every student. The great news is that they don’t even need to leave their home or city to have a fully immersive experience, with programs designed to enhance their understanding of global issues and events. 

Multi-faith Centre 

Our Multifaith and Wellbeing Centre redevelopment in 2022 will better serve the needs of RMIT’s diverse community. 

RMIT is committed to supporting the religious practices of staff and students from a diverse range of faiths. You can find a list of the prayer rooms available on each campus here

Memberships and accreditations 

Diversity Council Australia is the independent not-for-profit peak body leading diversity and inclusion in the workplace. As a member organisation, all RMIT staff have access to their research, events and resources. 

For membership information including login details please contact HR Assist

Concerns and complaints 

If you have experienced bullying, harassment or discrimination, find how to report a complaint here.  

To learn more about the University’s approach and see examples of what might constitute bullying, harassment and discrimination, see Preventing Workplace Bullying, Harassment, Discrimination for the DGSS community

RMIT’s Employee Assistance Program – Benestar 

RMIT’s Employee Assistance provider, Benestar, shares RMIT’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and strives to ensure their workforce reflects the communities they service. Learn more about Benestar’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

Access EAP

Resources 

External support services 

Community groups 

Government and legal 

Media and events 

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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 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.