What is an Education Plan?
RMIT’s Education Plan provides a direction for what we teach, how we teach and what the broader student experience looks like. It also outlines actions we will take to achieve our aspirations.
What kind of student experience does RMIT’s draft Education Plan propose?
Students tell us that they study at RMIT because they want a practical experience, they want to learn from industry experts and they want to expand their horizons not just in class but through the diverse opportunities on offer outside of the classroom.
We want to ensure you can have these experiences throughout your learning journey with flexibility and choice in how you access opportunities.
A hands-on learning journey
RMIT is an on-campus University, where learning happens through a blend of the best of digital with the best of the physical.
In each course, there will be essential face-to-face learning in classrooms, labs, studios, workshops and workplaces. These experiences are where you collaborate with fellow students, engage with teachers and apply ideas to solve real world problems.
Each course will also include on-demand digital content that is purposefully designed to complement and deepen your learning in the classroom, and accessible anytime, anywhere at your own pace.
You’ll have fewer exams and more assessments that are relevant to how you’ll apply your learning to future work.
And you’ll have more flexibility to explore what you’d like to study within and outside your primary discipline and even take up classes in shorter forms of learning across higher education and vocational education offerings where they’re available.
Enriching experiences fit for everyone, anytime in your work and life
Outside of class, you can continue to broaden your interests through co-curricular activities that will help you build stronger connections with peers, industry and the community.
Diversity and inclusion will be embedded throughout your learning journey and all student experiences will be designed to better cater to students at any point in their life and career, regardless of their age or background.
How have students contributed to the draft Education Plan so far?
Student representatives including RMIT University Student Union (RUSU) members have been involved in workshops that led to the development of the draft Education Plan.
Earlier this year, students at Have Your Say Day also shared their views on what RMIT should prioritise when it comes to the student experience, including smoother transitions and consistent experiences between vocational education and higher education, learning in smaller chunks rather than traditional 12 credit point courses and building more connections and belonging in the classroom.
These discussions have all informed the draft Education Plan and we’ll continue to capture student input and feedback as we develop the plan.
How can I contribute?
Engagement on the Education Plan has closed and the Plan was finalised in May 2023. Read it here.