New rule! No bags allowed in exam venue for Semester 1 2018 exams. See below for more information. 

If you have any concerns due to mobility or vision please contact the Exams team at rmitexams@rmit.edu.au.  

Rules of Conduct

You can be reported for misconduct if:

  • your mobile phone is not switched off and placed under your desk
  • you have or try to use notes, including notes written on your body
  • you have or try to use dictionaries or equipment not allowed for your exam
  • you do the exam for someone else or you let someone else do the exam for you
  • you get or try to get answers from another person
  • you disturb other students or do not follow the instructions of a staff member.

Items you must bring to your exam

  • You must present your valid student card when you enter the exam venue. If you’ve lost your card, or it’s expired, it’s easy to get a new one - find out how.
  • Stationery - pens, pencils, rulers, erasers, pencil sharpeners.
  • Small items can be placed in a clear plastic bag such as a ziplock bag.

Items that are permitted in the venue

  • Non-carbonated water in a clear plastic bottle.
  • Wallets, purses, keys.Mobile phones, laptops, tablets, smart devices. These must be switched off and placed under your desk (not in your pocket).
  • Exam materials, e.g. calculators, dictionaries, when specifically permitted (these are not available at the exam venue).
  • Revision notes and text books (these must be placed under your desk).
  • Open book and limited text materials when specifically permitted, as advised by your School).

Small items can be placed in a clear plastic bag such as a ziplock bag.

Items not permitted under any circumstances

  • Bags, handbags, laptop bags and backpacks*.
  • Hot drinks.
  • Carbonated water or soft drinks.
  • Food of any kind.
  • Opaque water bottles.
  • Scissors.
  • Metal cutlery.

*New rule! No bags allowed in exam venue.

From Semester 1 2018, no bags will be allowed in the exam venue.

For exams at the Melbourne Showgrounds, this means that you’ll need to leave your bag in the Bag Drop Area located in Building 4. Bags will be subject to inspection as you enter Building 4.

Valuables such as your keys, wallets, purses and mobile phones are allowed in the venue, but must must be placed under your desk. These items can be contained in a clear plastic bag.  Note that all mobile phones and smart devices must be switched off.

We recommend that you only bring the permitted materials with you to the exam venue. RMIT is unable to accept responsibility for any loss or damage of items left in the bag room.