Under 18 students

There are lots of children and young people in the RMIT community and RMIT works to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for all.

Children and young people at RMIT

There are lots of children and young people in the RMIT community. Some are students, while others are on campus for other reasons – for example, attending RMIT childcare services, taking part in research, or visiting the University.

All of these children and young people are welcome. They bring unique points of view, strengths and ideas which add value to RMIT. And they deserve to feel safe and protected at all times.

If you are a child or young person, this page explains how RMIT works to ensure the University is a safe and welcoming environment for you.

Your rights

Like adults, children and young people have rights, like the right to protection from harm, the right to be cared for and have a home, and the right to have a say in decisions which affect them.

As a child or young person, you have the right to:

  • be treated fairly no matter what
  • have a say about decisions affecting you
  • live and grow up healthy
  • have people do what is best for you
  • know who you are and where you come from
  • believe what you want
  • privacy
  • find out information and express yourself
  • be safe no matter where you are
  • be cared for and have a home
  • education, play and cultural activities
  • help and protection if you need it.

RMIT supports these rights and has policies and procedures in place to make sure your rights are protected.

If you need help or support

If you are worried about yourself or someone else, we encourage you to contact us. We will listen to you and take what you tell us seriously.

For more information on general support services available to all students at RMIT, go to Support and services.

Share your views

Your voice is important. We want to hear about what it means for you to feel safe and empowered as a young person at RMIT. Use the Child Safety at RMIT Feedback Form (Microsoft Form) to tell us what you think.

Under 18 international students

If you’re an international student under 18 years of age and intending to study on a student visa, you need to meet accommodation and welfare requirements as part of your visa. For more information on welfare requirements, approved accommodation providers, caregivers and more, click the link below.

Forms for under 18 international students

Please note, the above requests are subject to RMIT approval.


Contacts for students aged under 18

General support

Contact our Youth Wellbeing Senior Advisor

Online: Submit an under 18 support enquiry

Phone: +61 3 9925 1123 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri, excluding public holidays)

If you are worried about yourself or someone else

Contact our Child Safe Advisor

Email: safercommunity@rmit.edu.au

Phone: +61 3 9925 2396 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri, excluding public holidays)

Online: Support Request Form

Emergency and crisis support

Details for all-hours urgent support.

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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.