Programs and courses

We understand this is a difficult time and we thank everyone for their continued patience as we work through every program and course for our impacted students.

 

Advice for students currently in Australia

Face-to-face learning and teaching activity on our Australian campuses has been suspended until further notice. Limited campus access is available for the practical components of selected Vocational Education and Aviation courses effective 11 May. 

 

Higher Education

  • All face-to-face learning and teaching activity is suspended, with some limited campus access available for selected aviation programs*
  • Lectures are now available online. Students should log into Canvas to view or download their lecture content.
  • Tutorials, seminars and workshops are now available online. Students should log in to Canvas to engage with their studies remotely, as instructed by their course coordinator. Catch up options will be provided to students whose classes are not available online prior to campus closures.
  • Specialist classes, including labs, technical workshops and studios will be delivered online where possible or delayed and offered in intensive mode at a later date when appropriate. Please check Canvas regularly for updates about the delivery of your classes, or reach out to your course coordinator if you have questions.
  • Class alternatives and solutions will continue to be communicated directly to students via Canvas with the aim of ensuring students are not disadvantaged in completing their learning requirements for the year.
  • All existing Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placements have been deferred, unless otherwise advised. 

 

*Limited solo flights will commence from 11 May, with strict physical distancing and hygiene measures in place, for the following programs:

  • AD023: Associate Degree in Aviation
  • BP070PL (Pilot): Bachelor of Applied Science (Aviation)

This decision applies to the practical components of these courses only. All other learning and teaching will continue remotely. Further information has been provided directly to students enrolled in these programs. Face-to-face learning and teaching activity for all other courses and programs remains suspended.

 

Vocational Education

  • Face-to-face learning and teaching activity is currently suspended, with some limited campus access available for selected courses^.
  • Where there are lectures or theory sessions, they are now available online. Students should log in to Canvas to attend class remotely as per the original class timetable.
  • For applied experiences, content will be delivered via remote learning. Where this is not possible, they will be postponed to a later date.
  • Where online delivery is not possible, practical and lab-based classes usually held on campus will be postponed for Semester 1 and intensive sessions to help students catch up will be scheduled for a later date. 
  • All existing WIL placements will be deferred, unless otherwise informed.
  • Due to regulatory requirements for assessment, participation and attendance, we are continuing to work with regulators to ensure compliance while working hard to minimise disruptions to students’ studies.
  • Any rescheduled dates for intensive practical assessments will be established when students are able to return to campus.

 

^To help meet the need for trained professionals in trades and nursing, a small number of Vocational Education courses that are classified as essential services by the Victorian Government will return to campus with strict physical distancing and hygiene measures in place, from 11 May.

These courses are:

  1. HLT54115: Diploma of Nursing
  2. C2225: Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Pre-apprenticeship) Group EPAB1
  3. C3296: Certificate III in Electrical Electrotechnology Group E4L
  4. C3295R: Certificate III in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Group R3D
  5. C4317: Certificate IV in Instrumentation and Control Group ICB
  6. C2222: Certificate II in Plumbing (Pre-apprenticeship) Group PPA1
  7. C3312: Certificate III in Plumbing Group P3L and P4Ma

This decision applies to the practical components of these courses only. All other learning and teaching will continue remotely. Further information has been provided directly to students enrolled in these programs. Face-to-face learning and teaching activity for all other courses and programs remains suspended.

 

Research

  • The majority of research infrastructure will be transitioned to a status where it can remain safely in a lock-down state for an extended period of time.
  • There will be a few exceptional research areas where access needs to be maintained during the campus closure period to manage critical risks.
  • Our objective is to minimise the disruption to research programs within the prevailing constraints. As the situation evolves over the coming weeks and months, we will be adjusting how we conduct research activity.
  • Separate, more detailed communications will be sent to the research community, including Higher Degree by Research (HDR) students, HDR supervisors, academics, post-doctoral fellows and research fellows.

 

Advice for students currently overseas

Remote study options were previously provided to students overseas who were unable to return to Australia due to travel restrictions.

 

Higher Education

Alternative study options have been made available for students who have been unable to arrive in Australia. If you did not commence your remote study by 23 March, please check Canvas and reach out to your Course Coordinator for further advice about the options available to you.

If you have taken a Leave of Absence and no longer have access to Canvas, please contact RMIT Connect to discuss your study options for Semester 2.

 

Vocational Education and Associate Degrees 

Remote study options are in progress for a number of programs, with course materials available in Canvas

If you have taken a Leave of Absence and no longer have access to Canvas, please contact RMIT Connect to discuss your study options for Semester 2.

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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.