Frequently asked questions

The latest information and guidance for the RMIT community about the University’s response to COVID-19.

Last updated: 28 April 2023

RMIT is committed to protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and the wider community and preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Through our COVIDSafe Plan, we have a number of different safety measures and protocols in place which we regularly review in line with the latest Victorian Government and public health advice.

On this page you will find information about:

Current RMIT staff can find additional COVID-19 information and support on the COVID-19 staff pages (login required).

What to do if you test positive for COVID-19

You should:

In line with Victorian Government recommendations, we strongly encourage you to recover at home for five days.

If your symptoms persist, you may still be infectious and should not come to campus until you are symptom free. 如果有疑问, please contact your GP and discuss with your course coordinator/program manager whether your study can be completed from home.

What to do if you are a COVID-19 contact

If you have been on contact with someone who has COVID-19, you should follow the Victorian Government’s checklist for COVID contacts.

Coming to campus

Do not come to campus if you feel unwell.

If you are feeling unwell, DO NOT attend class or campus – instead, stay home, seek medical advice and consider getting a COVID-19 test. COVID-19 symptoms are listed on the Victoria Government website.

While on campus, you must:

  • Carry your student card at all times to enter buildings and rooms that are swipe card access only
  • Obey all safety signage
  • Practise good hygiene and wash your hands frequently
  • Follow the directives of RMIT staff

Face masks

RMIT requires that masks be worn in some settings including nursing and allied health classes, consultations at the Bundoora Health Clinic and the City Myotherapy Clinic, and certain specialist teaching spaces.

If you have a valid medical exemption from wearing a mask, please contact RMIT Student Connect so you can be issued with a card to indicate your exemption.

While not mandatory, we strongly encourage you to wear a mask indoors and where you can't physically distance. This includes lecture theatres, classrooms and learning spaces.

If you don't have a mask or forget to bring one, you can get a free mask from Student Connect locations on campus. 

  • City campus – Building 8, Level 4 
  • Brunswick campus – Building 514, Level 1 
  • Bundoora campus – Building 202, Level 2

Vaccination

While staff, students and visitors are no longer required to be vaccinated to attend any RMIT campus or facility, getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and others from severe illness due to COVID-19. We strongly encourage our students and staff to vaccinate against COVID-19 and have made it easy to do so. 

How we’re keeping campuses safe

We’re working hard to ensure our campuses and facilities are equipped to safely support on-campus activities and prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Our safety measures include:

  • Free masks and Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) readily available to staff and students from Student Connect locations on campus. 
  • Requirement to wear a mask in selected specialist teaching spaces and where physical contact is unavoidable.
  • Building ventilation and regular monitoring of air quality 
  • Sanitising and cleaning aids, frequent professional cleaning of high-touch areas and regular cleaning for all spaces.

Download our COVIDSafe Plan (PDF)

Transitioning remaining online classes back to campus from 30 June

In 2020, in response to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, RMIT temporarily shifted to delivering classes online. From 30 June 2023, RMIT will progressively transition all remaining online classes back to face-to-face, on campus delivery.

For more information, please see Transitioning online classes back to campus.

Entering and leaving Australia

For the latest information on COVID-19 requirements for entering and leaving Australia, go to the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs website.

Support for students impacted by COVID-19

We understand that that everyone responds to change and the challenges posed by COVID-19 in different ways. 

Students can access a range of support and services,包括 24/7 urgent mental health support, the Medical Hub@RMIT and RMIT咨询和心理服务

RMIT also provides adjustments to assessment,包括 extensions and special consideration, for students undertaking assessments who are impacted by illness (including COVID-19) or unexpected circumstances beyond their control. For more information, see Extensions and special consideration.

If you need support at any point during your studies, please reach out to your Course Coordinator/Program Manager or contact Student Connect.

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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.

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

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.