Coming to campus - COVID protocols for students

All students must complete COVID protocols before they come to campus and follow safety measures while on campus.

In line with current Victorian COVID-19 restrictions, RMIT Victorian campuses are open. See the COVID statement for more information.

If you are attending campus, you must complete the COVID protocols outlined below.

On this page you will find information about what to do:

Before you come to campus

There are now three things you must do before coming to campus:

Have an RMIT student card

You must carry your student card at all times on campus. Campus Security may request to see your student card at any time. If you don't have one, find out how to get a new or replacement student card via the link below.

Complete the RMIT COVIDSafe 2022 Training Module

The COVIDSafe Training Module is available through Canvas. You must complete the 2022 module ONCE only. If you have previously completed the 2021 module, you will need to do the 2022 module to cover updated information. If you've forgotten your login password, you can reset it.

Provide your vaccination status

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our RMIT community and to minimise the risk of COVID-19, all students attending campus must provide evidence that they are fully vaccinated or have a valid medical exemption. 

Any student attending RMIT Australian campuses must have received a COVID-19 vaccination approved by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration.

To provide your vaccination status or medical exemption, complete the form via the link below at least 24 hours prior to attending campus.

 

For more information about vaccination status requirements, see Vaccination requirements on campus.

Check your contact details are up to date

If you change your phone number or address, please ensure you update your personal details with RMIT. The University will use these details to contact you should we need to during contact tracing.

We will only provide these to the Department of Health in the event you are identified as a close contact so that they can communicate with you directly.

If you are unwell

If you are feeling unwell, DO NOT attend campus – instead, stay home, seek medical advice and consider getting a COVID-19 test. COVID-19 symptoms are listed on the Victoria Government Department of Health website.

When arriving on campus

There are two things you must do when you arrive on campus:
 

Scan your student card at a campus access point each day

Access points are located at the main entrances to most RMIT buildings. You must scan your card at an access point when you arrive on campus. Please give yourself extra time to scan your card as there may be lines at some access points during busy times.

If your card doesn’t scan at the access point, make sure you’ve completed your COVIDSafe Training Module or completed your return to campus clearance – if you’ve had to isolate as a close contact – your card won’t scan unless you’ve completed this.
 

Connect to the RMIT WiFi

You must connect to the RMIT WiFi network so information about your location on campus can be collected for the purpose of contact tracing. RMIT is required by the Department of Health to conduct contact tracing to assist the department in its investigations. Personal and location information will be centrally stored, managed in accordance with RMIT's Privacy Statement, and deleted after 28 days.

While on campus

While on campus, you must:

Mark your attendance during every class you attend on campus

This is required to meet our obligations to support the Department of Health with accurate contact tracing.

  • Higher education students: mark your attendance using myTimetable. This is required to meet our obligations to support Victorian Government accurate contact tracing. For instructions, download the Mark Your Attendance Guide (PDF)
  • Vocational education students: your teacher will provide attendance marking instructions in class

Face masks

Face masks are no longer required indoors for students and staff attending on-site work and study.

However, masks are still highly recommended in indoor settings, and we ask that you continue to carry one at all times. 

RMIT also requires that masks are still worn during activities where there is physical contact between people. This includes some nursing and allied health classes and consultations at the Bundoora Health Clinic.  

In certain WIL settings, students will be required to continue to wear a mask on placement.

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. If you forget or misplace your mask, you can collect a spare mask from Campus Security or roving security guards.

Follow safety advice

  • Follow all safety signage, including maximum room capacity limits and building access restrictions
  • Maintain physical distancing
  • Keep good hygiene, washing your hands often with soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitisers, avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth, clean and disinfect high-use items
  • Follow the directives of COVIDSafe Champions and COVID Check-in Marshals

Special access

If you need access to a particular learning or research space, your access will be organised by your program. If you need after-hours access to an area, visit the Campus access page for information and application details.

Hosting visitors on campus

A visitor is any person attending an RMIT campus who does not have a current staff or student ID. 

To ensure we are protecting the health and safety of our community, all students, staff and visitors will need to be double vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exemption to attend any RMIT campus or facility.

If you are arranging to have a visitor on campus, you have certain responsibilities as the host of that visitor to ensure they have completed the necessary induction and sign-in process.

Please visit the following pages to learn about our requirements for hosts and visitors:

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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.