COVID Statement

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues, RMIT remains committed to supporting our students and staff at home and overseas.

Last updated: 23 June 2022

Changes to vaccination requirements

With high vaccination rates among our staff and student population, our ability to manage cases of COVID-19 on campus, and a range of appropriate safety measures in place, RMIT can now begin to safely remove our vaccination requirements.

From Monday 4 July, students, staff and visitors will no longer be required to be vaccinated or hold a valid medical exemption to attend any RMIT campus for facility. Students, staff and visitors no longer need to show proof of vaccination to attend campus.  

Please note: Until Monday 4 July, students, staff and visitors will need to continue to comply with our current vaccination requirements to attend any RMIT campus or facility.

 

Semester 2 COVIDSafe protocols and requirements

We’re committed to providing a COVIDSafe learning and working environment. RMIT will continue to keep the following measures in place for Semester 2.

  • All students must have an RMIT student card and have completed the COVIDSafe 2022 Training Module before attending campus. For more information or to complete these steps, go to Coming to campus – COVID protocols for students.
  • Retaining swipe card access to all buildings and strongly encouraging everyone to join the RMIT WiFi network when on campus to aid contact tracing.
  • Requirement to wear masks in selected specialist teaching spaces and where close or physical contact is unavoidable.
  • Managing all positive cases on campus through the RMIT Public Health team – including contact tracing and communications – to ensure we manage the risk of exposure as effectively as possible.
  • Making free face masks and Rapid Antigen Tests more readily available for students and staff See the COVID FAQs page for more information.
  • High-quality air ventilation, sanitising and cleaning aids, and frequent professional cleaning of high-touch areas.

Students attending Work Integrated Learning placements will need to comply with the requirements of their host, which may include masks or vaccination requirements.

What learning looks like at RMIT

We’ve heard from our students and learnt a lot over the last two years about how to best support you with your studies and goals as we navigated COVID-19. We know what activities thrive face-to-face and what makes sense online.

In 2022, the learning experience at RMIT will continue to be blended, so you can learn flexibly through digital content, enjoy many opportunities to interact with others and experience the amazing specialist equipment and spaces that RMIT has to offer.

As we continue to be disrupted by COVID-19, where necessary, some courses and programs will still have online class options so that students unable to come to campus can keep learning. If government advice no longer allows learning activities to take place on campus, you will also continue learning online or be offered an alternative option appropriate for your course.

For more information, go to Learning experience at RMIT.

Stay up-to-date

Students and staff are encouraged to regularly visit the COVID-19 webpages for updates on our response.

For general public health advice, please visit the Department of Health website.

We will continue to provide information as it becomes available.

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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.