Blended learning

Blended learning

RMIT delivers flexible learning with a mix of face-to-face and online experiences

The learning experience at RMIT is blended with a mix of face-to-face and online activities so you can learn flexibly through digital content, enjoy opportunities to interact with others and access the amazing specialist equipment and spaces RMIT offers. 

RMIT’s blended learning experience is flexible, accessible, inclusive and connected. Supported by our specialist spaces, equipment and technologies, it provides the enhanced digital experience that learners are looking for in the 21st century without compromising on the quality of your education and learning outcomes.

Learning during COVID

Study online and on campus.

RMIT’s blended learning approach provides flexibility for your learning to be easily adapted during times of uncertainty. If government advice and health and safety considerations result in timetabled learning activities not being able to take place on campus, you will continue these activities online or be provided alternatives. If this happens, your course or program coordinator will provide more information and advice on your options. 

Benefits of blended learning at RMIT

Attend classes easily from wherever you are

Have more control over the time you spend studying

Remain informed and access RMIT’s global knowledge

Connect with other students and form valuable networks

Frequently asked questions

Digital learning is a core part of every student’s experience at RMIT. This may be in the form of readings, videos or other kinds of learning materials that you can access on demand through Canvas (our digital learning platform) as you learn at your own pace. Sometimes, you may be invited to participate in online discussion forums or simulations.

This is complemented by timetabled classes on campus, such as lectorials, tutorials, practicals or workshops, which provide ample opportunity for you to interact and collaborate with other students and your teachers.

All lectures will be recorded and available to students on demand, so they can watch these in their own time.

Other classes, such as tutorials and workshops, may be on campus, online or a mix of both.

Classes requiring specialist equipment and spaces will be prioritised for on campus learning.

RMIT uses Canvas, a learning and teaching platform, to record and store lectures so you can go back and re-watch them at any point and review tasks set by your lecturer.

Tutorials, workshops and seminars are being held online via a video-based system that allows teachers to present interactive content during classes. You’ll login and join your teachers and classmates, participating as you would when attending face-to-face classes.

Your subjects may require group work, online discussion, or other interactive activities as required for assessment, all of which can be done online.

We understand that many courses and subjects are best suited face-to-face teaching, such as those that use labs, studio space, and those that require hands-on learning and facilities. 

Wherever possible, we have reworked our course content to allow for online teaching. 

If you are unable to attend campus in Semester 2 2022 due to ongoing travel restrictions or legitimate personal circumstances, you will either be offered the option to take equivalent online activities or complete activities on campus at a future date.

RMIT is committed to ensuring no students are disadvantaged regardless of how and where they study. However, students should be aware that if they cannot attend campus, this may result in delays to their progression and program completion.

Assessments at RMIT are authentic, practical and relevant to your future work. As the world of work shifts to a blend of digital and face-to face activity, many of your assessment activities and submissions will be delivered online. There will be no face-to-face exams unless there is a professional accreditation requirement in your program.

Choose from a wide range of courses open for 2022

We have a wide range of courses now online, enabled and open for application.

Find a course to suit you and start studying in 2022.  

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Connection, community and collaboration

As part of our online enabled study options we’re developing important connection points with our students, including:

  • weekly videos to outline and recap lessons
  • discussion with students through online collaboration tools and forums
  • online drop-in sessions with lecturers
  • online learning activities to demonstrate skills and receive feedback.

This means you’ll get the experience and vocational skills that set RMIT graduates apart. 

Our students and graduates can share their online learning experience with you. Talk to them for some tips on how to get the most out of remote learning!

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Contacting RMIT

While we aim to have this information updated as quickly as we can and as soon as we have any changes.

While we do this we’re aware that we may not have all the information you require, so if you have any questions, or if anything is not clear or currently available online, please know that our Study@RMIT team is here to help.

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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.