Applying with us

Ready to apply? Here's the place to start. Learn about the application process and what we expect from our applicants.

Your application

Once you have identified a suitable position click 'Apply Now' and complete the online application form. Address all of the mandatory questions, attach relevant documentation, then click "Submit" to send your application to us.

Once submitted you will receive an auto acknowledgement via email or SMS to confirm that the application has been successfully submitted. If you do not receive a reply please check that the correct contact details have been provided. If you are still having problems call Human Resources on 03 9925 0600.

Your online application should include:

  • A CV/resume detailing your education, professional qualifications and work history/experience
  • If you wish, you can attach a cover letter and any other supporting documentation to be considered as part of your application
  • If requested, you can also attached documentation addressing selection criteria. If this is required, it will be noted in the position description, advertisement and application form

Key selection criteria

When applying for a position, key selection criteria is another way for the selection panel to find out more information about candidates’ professional experience, skills and qualifications.  Coupled with their resume/CV and cover letter, key selection criteria provides applicants with the opportunity to answer specific criterion, demonstrating their suitability to individual positions. This selection criterion will then be used by the selection panel as a further tool in assessing applicants throughout the recruitment process.

Am I required to address the selection criteria?

At RMIT, positions that require applicants to address key selection criteria will be noted in the advertisement. An application that fails to address the stated key selection criteria may not be considered.

How do I address the selection criteria?

When addressing the key selection criteria, ensure that you have read the position description thoroughly, as this will provide you with information about the University, the position, and any required qualifications and skills.

Under the key selection criteria section of the position description there will be five to eight criterion to be addressed, critiquing your attributes and experience. Please address each of these individually. Examples of situations and experiences can also support your response.

Trans and Gender Diverse applicants

Inclusion is at the durrung (or heart) of who we are. We aim to create an environment where staff and students who identify as trans and gender diverse feel supported to succeed and belong.

We recognise the challenges faced by the trans and gender diverse community when applying for a new role.

At RMIT, we aim to support you from the start. Our Talent Acquisition team are active members of the RMIT Ally network.

For enquires or support through the application, recruitment and onboarding process, applicants who identify as trans or gender diverse are invited to contact Mat Lewis at

Mat Lewis
The first few years of my professional career were a mix of covering, being allusive and overall not fun. It was then that I realised the importance of inclusion and the absolute importance of diversity. When deciding to come to RMIT, there were a few factors for me which made my mind up, the most important being RMIT’s dedication to inclusion. Coming from the LGBTI community, it is hard to describe how good it feels to know you can be yourself, and be proud at work.

Indigenous applicants

RMIT aims to increase the representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander professionals within the University. To support this aim wehave a dedicated Indigenous Employment Coordinator to assist with recruitment enquiries.

We also ensure where possible we have roles advertised in the Koori Mail, Indigenous Times and Indigenous Employment Australia.

When applying for a position with RMIT, ensure that you have carefully read the advertisement, position description and key selection criteria. If you have any questions about the position or selection criteria it is recommended that you contact the person listed on the advertisement or the Indigenous Employment Coordinator via Human Resources on 03 9925 0600.

International applicants

If you are from overseas and considering moving to Australia to work, there are plenty of online resources to assist you with your planning.

Living in Melbourne

Migrating to another country is one of the biggest decisions of your life. We recommend that you do your research. As doing research into the new town or city that you intend to live in will not only make your settlement and integration into the local community a lot smoother but can also help match your expectations with the reality of life in Melbourne, Australia.

Melbourne, with a population of over three and a half million people, is a multicultural city. It is also an easy city to navigate with a wide range of transport option, including an extensive public transport system.

Visa information

To work within Australia you will need a valid visa. Current information on migrating to Australia is available from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website. As there are many visa categories, and variations in personal circumstances, any advice should be sought from DIBP or your nearest Australian Overseas Embassy (a list of Embassies is also available from the DIBP website).

Private health insurance

Medicare is Australia's national public health insurance system. Private Health Insurance is also available from a range of providers. Staff on temporary visas are not covered by the national public health insurance scheme and must take out their own private health insurance for the duration of their appointment.

Australian Taxation Office

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) website provides information about Australia's taxation system. If you are working in Australia you must apply for a Tax File Number. Information on how to apply for a Tax File Number is available from the ATO website.

Bank account

You will need to open a bank account in Australia to receive your RMIT salary. Compared to your home country, you may find Australian rules and regulations for opening a bank account strict and challenging. When visiting a bank to open an account, ensure you have taken as much documentation with you as possible to avoid follow up visits.

The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) is a good place to start your search for a authorized Australian financial institution.

Arriving in Australia

When you land in Melbourne, at the passport desk the immigration (customs) officer will look at your passport and visas, take your immigration (landing) card and ask you why you are coming to Australia. You will need to show them the relevant papers which allow you to stay and work in Australia. It is advisable to have the following items in your hand luggage:

  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Job acceptance offer
  • Degree certificates
  • Reference letters (if applicable)
  • Personal details and Australian contact address
  • Australian dollars
  • Driving license (or another identification document).

You might want to have photocopies of all your key travel documents in your main luggage.

Moving to Australia

When moving personal effects and household goods to Australia it is important to refer to The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources for:

  • A comprehensive list of common items of quarantine concern
  • Items not permitted entry into Australia
  • Information about how your goods are cleared through quarantine
  • Information relating to shipment arrival timelines (can take up to three months).

If you are bringing a pet to Australia, it is vital to review The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources for import conditions prior to travel. All dogs and cats being imported to Australia must meet standard Department of Agriculture and Water Resources conditions.

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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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