Vaccination requirements on campus

RMIT’s vaccination requirements

In 2022, we’re excited to welcome our community back to our vibrant campuses, with most of your learning happening face-to-face blended with online and flexible delivery for some activities.

To ensure we are protecting the health and safety of our community, all students, staff and visitors will need 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.

This vaccination requirement will be in place until at least 30 June 2022. This means all students must be fully vaccinated to attend campus in Semester 1 2022 and any other study terms during this period.

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:

Here’s a quick reference guide of how to easily access this information.

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.

We will review these vaccination requirements and arrangements before the end of the Semester 1 2022 based on the latest government directive.

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 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.