The latest information and guidance for the RMIT community about the University’s response to COVID-19.
RMIT is committed to protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and the wider community and preventing the spread of COVID-19.
Through our COVIDSafe Plan, we have a number of different safety measures and protocols in place which we regularly review in line with the latest Victorian Government and public health advice.
On this page you will find information about:
Current RMIT staff can find additional COVID-19 information and support on the COVID-19 staff pages (login required).
In line with Victorian Government recommendations, we strongly encourage you to recover at home for five days.
If your symptoms persist, you may still be infectious and should not come to campus until you are symptom free. If in doubt, please contact your GP and discuss with your course coordinator/program manager whether your study can be completed from home.
If you have been on contact with someone who has COVID-19, you should follow the Victorian Government’s checklist for COVID contacts.
Do not come to campus if you feel unwell.
If you are feeling unwell, DO NOT attend class or campus – instead, stay home, seek medical advice and consider getting a COVID-19 test. COVID-19 symptoms are listed on the Victoria Government website.
RMIT requires that masks be worn in some settings including nursing and allied health classes, consultations at the Bundoora Health Clinic and the City Myotherapy Clinic, and certain specialist teaching spaces.
If you have a valid medical exemption from wearing a mask, please contact RMIT Student Connect so you can be issued with a card to indicate your exemption.
While not mandatory, we strongly encourage you to wear a mask indoors and where you can't physically distance. This includes lecture theatres, classrooms and learning spaces.
If you don't have a mask or forget to bring one, you can get a free mask from Student Connect locations on campus.
While staff, students and visitors are no longer required to be vaccinated to attend any RMIT campus or facility, getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and others from severe illness due to COVID-19. We strongly encourage our students and staff to vaccinate against COVID-19 and have made it easy to do so.
We’re working hard to ensure our campuses and facilities are equipped to safely support on-campus activities and prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Our safety measures include:
In 2020, in response to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, RMIT temporarily shifted to delivering classes online. From 30 June 2023, RMIT will progressively transition all remaining online classes back to face-to-face, on campus delivery.
For more information, please see Transitioning online classes back to campus.
For the latest information on COVID-19 requirements for entering and leaving Australia, go to the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs website.
We understand that that everyone responds to change and the challenges posed by COVID-19 in different ways.
Students can access a range of support and services, including 24/7 urgent mental health support, the Medical Hub@RMIT and RMIT Counselling and Psychological Services.
RMIT also provides adjustments to assessment, including extensions and special consideration, for students undertaking assessments who are impacted by illness (including COVID-19) or unexpected circumstances beyond their control. For more information, see Extensions and special consideration.
If you need support at any point during your studies, please reach out to your Course Coordinator/Program Manager or contact Student Connect.
We recommend you monitor the Australian Government Department of Health, Victorian Government Department of Health and World Health Organisation to stay informed.
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.
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.