Student Charter

The Student Charter outlines the behavioural expectations of students and recognises RMIT’s responsibilities to students in accordance with the institution's core values.

The Student Charter is a practical document that recognises and reflects the complex and diverse nature of the University and its community.

The Student Charter's principles and structure reflect RMIT's core values as described in the University's Strategic Plan. 

In addition to the Student Charter, RMIT staff and students are required to be aware of and abide by relevant government and state legislation and University statutes and regulations. The Student Charter, in association with the University's statutes and law, indicates what the University and its students can expect from each other. The University's mission is to create and disseminate knowledge to meet the needs of industry and the community and to foster in students the skills and passion to contribute to and engage with the world. The Student Charter reflects this mission.

RMIT responsibilities

  1. Provide high quality and relevant programs, services and resources that meet students' diverse needs.
  2. Treat students with respect and take seriously the time and financial commitments made by students to undertake study.
  3. Provide a safe, supportive and sustainable environment that challenges and empowers students.
  4. Recognise, celebrate and support the diversity of students and staff on each RMIT campus.
  5. Reject discrimination and harassment.
  6. Expect and model academic integrity and honesty.
  7. Provide all relevant information to inform students' selection of programs.
  8. Maintain effective systems of communication with students and provide timely and accurate information about students' progress, programs and services.
  9. Reflect on our practice, respond to feedback and continually improve the services and experience RMIT delivers to students.
  10. Address problems and complaints fairly and promptly.
  11. Support student organisations and include student voices in decision making.
  12. Champion independent thought.

Student responsibilities

  1. Be fully committed to your own learning, the decision you take in relation to it, and the challenges involved.
  2. Work with honesty and integrity.
  3. Give and receive feedback about your experiences and participate in continuous improvement processes.
  4. Treat all members of the University community with respect.
  5. Value the diversity of students and staff.
  6. Reject discrimination and harassment.
  7. Champion independent thought.
  8. Respect University facilities and resources, relevant policies and follow safety and security advice.
  9. Provide up to date, accurate and timely student information when required.
  10. Accept responsibility for decisions made about courses and program choices.
  11. Assist in upholding the above responsibilities by reporting behaviours that may constitute misconduct, such as threats to staff and student safety, or the undermining of academic integrity.

If you'd like to talk to someone about any aspects of the Student Charter, please email the Student Conduct Secretariat for a confidential discussion at

Last updated 12 October 2020.

More information

To view other RMIT policies, go to the Policy Register.

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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.