Vaccination requirements on campus

RMIT’s vaccination requirements

The Victorian Government has announced changes to COVID settings, to come into place at 11:59pm, Friday 22 April.

To ensure continuity as we fully assess the changes, and the implications for the RMIT community, RMIT will retain its vaccination requirements until further notice.

 All students, staff and visitors must continue to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or hold a valid medical exemption to attend any RMIT campus or facility.

The vaccination requirement applies to any RMIT-related learning activities and includes both indoor and outdoor spaces on any RMIT campus or facility.

We will review our vaccination requirements in the context of the most current government orders, community feedback and public health advice, to determine what vaccination requirements will be in place in future.

If you are vaccinated, here’s what you need to do

If you are vaccinated, you will need to provide proof of your vaccination status at least 24 hours before to gain access to campus.

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

Evidence of your vaccination can include:

Information on what type of international vaccination evidence RMIT can accept is available here.

Here’s a quick reference guide of how to easily access this information and examples of valid evidence.

Please upload evidence of your vaccination via the online vaccination status documentation form.

Once you have uploaded your vaccination certificate, your student card will be activated and you will be able to access campus.

There are other COVIDSafe protocols for coming to campus. Please refer to the Coming to campus page for more detail.

What this means for unvaccinated students

If you have not received both doses of COVID-19 vaccine, RMIT strongly encourages you to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Unvaccinated (existing) students without medical exemption can:

  • withdraw without financial penalty; or
  • be directed towards alternative program options which do not require on campus activities or alternative providers who may recognise their study to date as prior learning. ​

It is important to note that withdrawal from a course may prevent progression or completion of a program of study.

Students who have a formal medical exemption from vaccination will not be disadvantaged. They may participate in on campus activities with appropriate testing, or relevant adjustments will be provided to ensure progression.

Please note: RMIT vaccination requirements are currently being reviewed, in the context of the most recent government orders (in effect from 11:59pm, 22 April), community feedback and public health advice, to determine what vaccination requirements will be in place in future.

We will continue to keep you updated.

Frequently asked questions

Please refer to the Frequently asked questions page.

Support and advice

If you’d like to discuss your options, please contact Student Connect

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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 '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.