Free and accessible Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs)

Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) are available for all RMIT staff and students from Student Connect spaces across the City, Bundoora and Brunswick campuses.

Any staff member or student can collect a RAT if they feel unwell, or are concerned about a COVID-19 exposure.

If you are visiting this web page because you have just collected a RAT, please see further information below (including how to use your RAT).

RAT user instructions

You may already be familiar with the type of RAT test you were supplied. The specific brand and type of RAT may vary from time-to-time, based on supply.

Below are links to user instructions of RATs supplied by RMIT. If you can’t find the instructions for your test, please email PublicHealthTeam@rmit.edu.au or call us on (03) 9925 5955 if urgent.

 

What to do if you test positive

If you test positive on a RAT, you must notify RMIT using this online form. A member of RMIT’s Public Health Team will contact you, talk you through the support available to you, and conduct contact tracing if required.

You must also follow the Victorian Government requirements for positive cases.

If you are unwell, you should contact your General Practitioner (GP) for medical advice and support.

 

What to do if you test negative

If you test negative on a RAT but have symptoms, you should:

  • Consider seeking a free PCR test (information below),
  • If you don’t get a PCR test, you should use another RAT 24 hours after the first one
  • Take precautions to prevent exposing others to whatever illness you may have.

Simple precautions you can take include:

  • Wear a mask and physically distance from others
  • For students, discuss with teacher/lecturer/program manager/course coordinator about whether your study can be completely remotely until you no longer have symptoms,
  • For staff, discuss with your line manager about whether your work can be completely remotely until you no longer have symptoms.

Further testing and RATs

Please visit the Coronavirus Vic website to find your nearest Victorian Government testing site.

Many testing sites also have access to RATs. For more information, please click here.

For more information about what to do if test positive to COVID, or are a close (household) contact, please visit Exposed to COVID.

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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.

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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.