RMIT Training takes your safety seriously. If you are feeling unsafe on campus, please speak to a staff member immediately or go to security on Level 2 (you can call Security on 9925 3333). We recommend students download the Safe Zone app which connects you instantly to campus security, First Aid, or emergency support if you need it. The app also has a button to connect directly to emergency services (fire, ambulance, police), or you can dial 000.
Melbourne is considered a safe city to live in, but it’s important to know what actions you can take to protect yourself. Here are a few personal safety tips to remember.
Familiarise yourself with your surroundings
If you are going out at night, tell someone you trust where you’re going and when you plan to return. Stay alert and walk with other people in areas that have good lighting and are well populated.
Keep your valuables out of sight and be mindful if you are wearing headphones to not have the music too loud.
Public transport is very safe. There are Protective Service Officers (PSOs) at most train stations and you can speak to them if you’re feeling threatened. Trains have emergency intercom buttons that allow you to speak directly with the driver in case of emergency.
Protecting yourself from scams
International students can be particularly vulnerable to scams. A scam is where criminals try to trick people into giving them money. They might tell you that they are from the government and your visa will be cancelled unless you pay them. Here are a few tips to keep you safe online:
Never tell anyone the PIN for your cards, even if they say they are from the bank
Be careful of requests (e.g. Facebook friend requests from people you don’t know)
Think before you upload and share photos