Introducing Our New Franklin Street Home

We are very excited to announce that RMIT Training is moving to a brand-new, specially designed building in Franklin St in August 2024! The building is co-located with Scape, Australia’s largest provider of student accommodation.

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Where is the new building located?

The new building is located at 97 - 99 Franklin St Melbourne and will be known as Building 85. 

When are we moving?

RMIT Training staff will begin moving into the new building in early August. 

The first classes for students will be held on Monday August 26, 2024* 


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What is the new facility like?

Building 85 has 52 floors. RMIT Training will occupy floors one to nine.  

Our spaces have been specifically designed for teaching and learning, with colourful designs and lots of natural light and a range of informal and formal spaces.

There are specialist spaces for computer design and STEM subjects, art studios, as well as student well-being lounges.

The RMIT basketball court is right next to the building, and there is cafe in the foyer, called Frankies. Many students from RMIT and other universities live in the building’s student accommodation on the other floors.

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Next steps

You will soon receive a formal letter from RMIT Training announcing our new location. 

* Subject to regulatory approval

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Students can access their timetable and updated classroom location on Canvas.

Yes. RMIT Training will continue to deliver the same high-quality, student-centered approach to learning. Academic support services will also continue in the new building. 

Please visit the Student Life page on Canvas for more information on available academic support, wellbeing services, and student activities.

The campus is well-connected with public transport options. Within a 5-minute walk, students can access Melbourne Central train station as well as the Elizabeth Street and Swanston Street trams. For more information on how to plan your journey, use the PTV Journey Planner. It is also close to the new State Library Station, part of the Metro Tunnel project.

The new campus will offer modern learning spaces with fit for purpose facilities, including:

  • Learning spaces – each classroom is equipped with an 85” dual interactive display and fit-for-purpose furniture designed to facilitate collaboration
  • Dedicated quiet study spaces and common areas
  • Dining facilities – students may choose to bring their lunch and eat in the on-site dining facilities, offering microwaves and large dining tables to share meals with friends and classmates. There is also an on-site cafe offering barista-made coffees. 
  • IT facilities – each floor provides access to MFD printing devices and free WIFI. For assistance, students can visit the IT Support desk on Level 9.

Building 85 has a dedicated storage facility for bikes and scooters, complete with end-of-trip facilities. These include day lockers for your personal items and showers so you can freshen up after your journey.

Access to our bike rooms is located via a private laneway to the left of Building 85 and can be accessed using your RMIT student card. For your safety, the laneway is well-lit after dark with wall-mounted floodlights and is monitored by security cameras.

Our bike storage rooms are equipped with ample locking rails to ensure the security of your bike and have CCTV coverage.

In addition to our on-campus facilities, our new Franklin Street campus is surrounded by cafes, restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Students can access the diverse dining and entertainment options at Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Central shopping center, and QV all within a few minutes’ walk. 

Many dining options are multi-cultural and at student-friendly price points.

The RMIT University city campus is a short two to five-minute walk from our new Franklin Street location. Nearby RMIT University services of interest may include Study@RMITRMIT Student ConnectRMIT Active Hub, or the RMIT University Student Union (RUSU).

Additionally, we have eBike and scooter charging points, which are designed to charge for four hours.

RMIT Training will continue to offer enriching student support services and activities. 

  • Academic Support provides free workshops, one-on-one coaching, mentoring and online resources to help students succeed in their studies
  • The Wellbeing team offers free, confidential counselling services to all RMIT Training students. They are here to listen and support you. Services are available face-to-face, online or by phone
  • Student Experience runs regular events and activities for all interests. All students are encouraged to join activities to make friends, have fun and join an inclusive community
  • More information can be found on the Student Life shell on CANVAS
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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.