Learning experience at RMIT

RMIT delivers flexible learning with a mix of face-to-face and online experiences.

What does learning look like at RMIT?

The learning experience at RMIT is blended with a mix of online and face-to-face activities so you can learn flexibly through digital content, enjoy opportunities to interact with others and experience the amazing specialist equipment and spaces that RMIT has to offer. 

Digital learning is a core part of every student’s experience at RMIT. This may be in the form of readings, videos or other kinds of learning materials that you can access on demand through Canvas (our digital learning platform) as you learn at your own pace. Sometimes, you may be invited to participate in online discussion forums or simulations.

This is complemented by timetabled classes on campus, such as lectorials, tutorials, practicals or workshops, which provide ample opportunity for you to interact and collaborate with other students and your teachers.

Assessments at RMIT are authentic, practical and relevant to your future work. As the world of work shifts to a blend of digital and face-to face activity, many of your assessment activities and submissions will be delivered online. There will be no face-to-face exams unless there is a professional accreditation requirement in your program. 

RMIT’s blended learning experience is flexible, accessible, inclusive and connected. Supported by our specialist spaces, equipment and technologies, it provides the enhanced digital experience that learners are looking for in the 21st century.

If you want to know more about how this experience is brought to life in your course or program, please speak with your program or course coordinator.

Learning during COVID-19

RMIT’s blended learning approach provides flexibility for your learning to be easily adapted during times of uncertainty. If, due to government advice and health and safety considerations, your timetabled learning activities are not able to take place on campus, you will be able to continue these activities online or be provided alternatives appropriate to your course.

If this happens during the course of your semester, your course or program coordinator will provide more information and advice on your options. 

We'll also continue to provide online options where possible to support international students affected by COVID-19 travel restrictions. For more information on study options for international students, visit Offshore student information

Frequently asked questions

Traditional lectures, unlike tutorials and lectorials, generally don’t provide opportunities for interaction and engagement. At RMIT, lecture-type content is delivered in an accessible, on-demand format. This may be in the form of readings, videos or other learning content. This allows students to engage with content at their own pace and have more time in face-to-face classes to learn through interaction with other students and teachers.

RMIT University is an on-campus education institution. This means that a sizeable part of the student experience (whether learning or otherwise) is expected to take place on campus. Students who wish to study completely online can consider enrolling in RMIT Online, which provides fully online undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

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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.