RMIT Training COVID-19 Updates

Information for RMIT Training REW and Foundation Studies Students

Last updated: October 2022 

The latest updates and settings for studying with RMIT Training

From Wednesday 12 October, the Victorian Government ended its pandemic declaration and removed the requirement for Victorians to isolate if they test positive to COVID-19.

In line with the Victorian Government’s advice, RMIT Training strongly recommends those who test positive to COVID-19 isolate and not return to campus until you are symptom free.  

Close contacts are also strongly recommended to keep using rapid antigen tests to ensure they are negative, and to wear a mask when indoors in relevant settings.

Staying up to date with your vaccinations remains your best protection against COVID-19.  

International student arrivals

International arrivals to Australia are no longer required to declare their vaccination status or apply for a medical exemption to enter Australia. RMIT Training is continues to welcome REW and Foundation Studies students back to campus, and we look forward to more students commencing face-to-face studies. 

RMIT Training will continue to follow the latest health advice and government guidelines to ensure the safety of returning students, the university, and the wider community. 

Students outside of Australia can continue to study online, until they arrive in Melbourne. Students in Melbourne will no longer be permitted to attend online classes unless they are required to isolate due to COVID-19.   

Our student services team are located on level 5 and are open 9am – 5pm. Monday to Friday. The Student Experience team are also available throughout the week to support you with any wellbeing or study success needs you may have. The student Lounge on level 12 is accessible with your student card from 8am – 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Our outdoor courtyard on level 4 is also open Monday to Friday from 8am – 6pm. There is a coffee cart onsite some days – check their sign for details.  

Frequently Asked Questions

As of Monday 28 February 2022, in line with the latest government advice, classes will be one of these 3 types:  

  • online 

  • in-person (face to face) 

  • concurrent (some students online and some students in-person at the same time)

Your teacher will let you know how your class will be delivered. 

From Semester 2 on Monday, 18 July 2022, all RMIT Training Foundation Studies students who are in Melbourne will be required to attend in person classes to support the transition back to campus. REW students have already been attending class in person if they are in Melbourne since Module 3. For all students, both Foundation Studies and REW, if you are in Melbourne and do not attend a class in person, you will be marked as absent.

Yes, online classes will continue to be offered to offshore students in 2022, and for onshore students if available in certain circumstances, for example if a student is isolating due to COVID-19.  

In response to the pandemic, many educational settings now offer hybrid learning models, allowing people to connect through a mix of online and in-person classes.

Online classes will continue to be available to students who are offshore. Some classes will be offered as hybrid concurrent classes – online for offshore students, and in person for students here in Melbourne.  

If you are here in Melbourne, the expectation is that you will attend your classes in person, unless you have a valid reason. 

For all students, both Foundation Studies and REW, if you are in Melbourne and do not attend a class in person, you will be marked as absent. Contact us to discuss your situation. 

If you are here in Melbourne, the expectation is that you will attend your classes in person, unless you have a valid reason. 

For all students, both Foundation Studies and REW, if you are in Melbourne and do not attend a class in person, you will be marked as absent. Contact us  to discuss your situation. 

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