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From Martin Bean,
Vice-Chancellor and President

By building on what we have achieved and embracing the possibilities of digital, economic and social transformation, RMIT will help to shape the future in a way that no other university can.

Ready for Life and Work, RMIT’s Strategic Plan to 2020

Hi everybody!

Welcome to the Ready for Life and Work site, where we share our ideas and experience about RMIT and our mission to create transformative experiences for our students and to shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and engagement.


I joined RMIT at the beginning of 2015, and had the privilege of working with our entire community of students, staff, industry, and alumni to shape our Strategic Plan.

Our strategy traces our journey from a humble and proud Working Men’s College to a globally respected institution of learning. It’s a bold plan that reflects thousands of your ideas.

As a university, we’re committed to the transformative power of education; creating the skills and experiences that get our students ready for life and work, something that we’ve been doing for 130 years – and a vision that drives our actions every day.

We are making great progress towards our vision of a global university of technology, design and enterprise, creating connected pathways through education and using collaboration and innovation to create positive impact in the world around us.

Already we are transforming the student experience by improving facilities with the New Academic Street projects and brand new accommodation at Bundoora campus and redesigning our top 200 programs to dramatically improve their value to students.

There have been also been many achievements and milestones that are bringing our Strategy to 2020 to life, including:

  • Building smarter, simpler systems by identifying the Silly Stuff that gets in the way of our talented, committed staff members.
  • Launching RMIT’s first Reconciliation Action Plan and opening a new Indigenous garden on City Campus.
  • In partnership with the Victorian government, opening Centre of Digital Excellence at RMIT’s Vietnam campus and a new jobs and skills centre in our Cardigan Street skills precinct, both with Victoria’s Minister for Training and Skills, Steve Herbert.

This website provides news, updates, discussions and opportunities to participate as we pursue our goals. It will help us to celebrate achievements and success, discuss what we need to learn, and engage RMIT’s incredibly diverse community.

Rmit Orientation Day 2016

In August we held our first Strategy Week, a series of events and forums to consider what is changing in our external environment.

We will keep developing the conversation and creating opportunities to develop ideas and discuss what RMIT should be focusing on as we plan for 2017 and beyond.

You can also find information about what’s happening around RMIT to help prepare students for life and work, and key public policy issues and projects where the University is working for positive impact.

If you have any questions or ideas about this website or the strategy, you can email

Bye for now!