Online enabled study

Online enabled study

We’re all in this together, and nothing will slow us down. We’ve changed the way we’re teaching so you can continue your education online.

In response to COVID-19 we have updating our courses with information regarding online enabled options. Hundreds of courses are now available online now, for you to resume face-to-face when campus opens, without compromising on the quality of our education and student outcomes. We welcome you to an engaged digital community, where we connect and learn together, no matter where you are in the world.

Flexible online learning at RMIT University

Online now, on campus later.

At RMIT we don’t want our students to miss out on their studies as a result of COVID-19. We want our students and global community to continue on their education journey as best they can, in a world that’s rapidly changing.

Frequently asked questions

RMIT has been working to deliver blended learning – a mix of online and face-to-face learning, depending on the course requirements – for some time. This has been accelerated due to the current climate.

Flexible study allows students to study online by participating in lectures and tutorials via Canvas, our online learning and teaching platform, to ensure continued learning throughout this period.

The majority of classes and assessments have been rearranged to suit this learning format.

Face-to-face learning, work placements and practical assessments will be arranged at a later date. 

RMIT uses Canvas, a learning and teaching platform, to record and store lectures so you can go back and re-watch them at any point and review tasks set by your lecturer.

Tutorials, workshops and seminars are being held online via a video-based system that allows teachers to present interactive content during classes. You’ll login and join your teachers and classmates, participating as you would when attending face-to-face classes.

Your subjects may require group work, online discussion, or other interactive activities as required for assessment, all of which can be done online.

We understand that many courses and subjects are best suited face-to-face teaching, such as those that use labs, studio space, and those that require hands-on learning and facilities. 

Wherever possible, we have reworked our course content to allow for online teaching. Subjects that can’t be taught online are currently on hold and will resume at a later date.

RMIT is investigating a solution for virtual lab environments and will contact students in relevant courses as this develops.

RMIT has adapted your learning so that all activities can take place online, including submitting assignments and completing assessments. 

Currently, no exams or supervised assessments are taking place. Your performance will be measured through practical assessments.

Please note: To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff and in response to State and Commonwealth government coronavirus (COVID-19) advice, from 22 March 2020 RMIT suspended all face-to-face learning and face-to-face teaching activities on its Australian campuses. RMIT is committed to supporting its students with studying from home arrangements via online learning until further notice. Face-to-face learning will resume as soon as feasible and students will be supported to make this transition.

For courses opened for semester two (midyear intake), classes will be delivered online. This means no matter where in the world you are, you will be able to study with us for the duration of the semester.

For subjects that require learning activities that can't be completed online including labs, specialist classes and research activities, RMIT will support you in completing your practical work and provide make-up classes at a later date, or in a future semester when you are able to safely return to campus.

As Government advice changes, we may return activities, such as tutorials, to campus. If that happens, and you’re not here, RMIT will support you to continue your studies remotely.

Taking care of our wellbeing with online enabled study

Discover how four RMIT students are keeping on top of their studies, and looking after their wellbeing with RMIT's online enabled study.

Choose from over 250 courses open for 2021

We have 250 courses now online, enabled and open for application. Find a course to suit you and start studying in July.  

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Connection, community and collaboration

As part of our online enabled study options we’re developing important connection points with our students, including:

  • weekly videos to outline and recap lessons
  • discussion with students through online collaboration tools and forums
  • online drop-in sessions with lecturers
  • online learning activities to demonstrate skills and receive feedback.

This means you’ll get the experience and vocational skills that set RMIT graduates apart. 

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Contacting RMIT

While we aim to have this information updated as quickly as we can and as soon as we have any changes.

While we do this we’re aware that we may not have all the information you require, so if you have any questions, or if anything is not clear or currently available online, please know that our Study@RMIT team is here to help.

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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.