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 Victorian Government restrictions, only students with approval to attend permitted classes and activities can come to campus. All other students cannot attend campus. See the COVID statement for more information.

If you have approval to attend campus, you must complete the COVID protocols outlined below.

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, you can order a new or replacement student card via the link below and it will be mailed to you.

Complete the RMIT COVIDSafe 2021 Training Module

The COVIDSafe Training Module is available through Canvas. You must complete the 2021 module ONCE only. If you have previously completed the 2020 module, you will need to do the 2021 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, permitted students attending on-campus classes or activities must have a first COVID-19 vaccine dose by Friday 15 October or have a booking to receive their first dose by 22 October to attend campus, and must be fully vaccinated by Friday 26 November.

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

For more information about vaccination status requirements, see Frequently asked questions.

When arriving on campus

There are three 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.

Check-in to all buildings using QR codes

Every time you enter any building on campus, you must check-in using the Service Victoria QR code displayed at the entrance of each building. If you exit a building and then return, you must check-in using the QR code again. This is a critical part of Victorian Government contact tracing efforts.

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.

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.

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

Wear a face mask

Masks must be worn at all times indoors and outdoors on campus (including in classrooms, the Library and research spaces).

Teaching staff do not need to wear masks while teaching.

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

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.

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 Monitors and Champions and COVID Check-in Marshals

Check you 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.

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.

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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 created by Louisa Bloomer

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.