RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise and has an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education, applied research, and engagement with the needs of industry and the community. One of Australia’s original educational institutions founded in 1887, RMIT University now has 83,000 students and over 10,000 staff. With three campuses in Melbourne (City, Brunswick and Bundoora), two in Vietnam (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City) and a centre in Barcelona, RMIT is a truly global university. The University also offers a number of programs through partners in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, and enjoy research and industry partnerships on every continent.

RMIT offers staff a range of benefits, as well as a culture that encourages professional development and career advancement. We embrace diversity, promote ethical and respectful engagement, and encourage flexible, agile ways of working.

Inclusion is a key value of RMIT, as outlined in the RMIT Strategy toward 2020.

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond. We’re proud to share with you some of our wins:

  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member with Bronze Award accreditation and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.
  • RMIT was placed 10th in the 2019 Randstad Employer Brand Research Awards, up five spots from 2018.
  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency in 2019. 
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018 and now in 2019.
  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability.
  • The launch of our second Reconciliation Plan, Dhumbah Goorowa– a “commitment to share” - an important step in our reconciliation journey.

RMIT aims to support our people and celebrate the diversity of our community.

We are proud of our many accomplishments to make RMIT a more inclusive place to work:

  • The DGSS Staff Network, a community for all staff who identify as LGBTIQ+, providing a platform for inclusive communication and collaboration.
  • The RMIT Ally Program, celebrating over 250 members who have gone through training to learn more about supporting inclusion and advocating for the LGBTIQ community.
  • Our special leave option for staff who going through gender affirmation, with the option of setting up a gender affirmation plan with HR to support staff in coming out to colleagues, manager and other people they work with.
  • Our inclusive policies, systems and facilities are designed to support non-binary and gender diverse staff. Learn more about what is available to support staff who identify as gender diverse.
  • The Pride Mentoring Program connects Melbourne-based LGBTIQ+ students with Out industry leaders.
  • We celebrate and acknowledge LGBTIQ+ days of significance, including our annual Pride Week, dedicated to celebrating the diversity of RMIT’s rainbow community.
  • We celebrate with the wider community, through participating in events like the Midsumma Pride March and Carnival Day, sponsoring the Melbourne Queer Film Festival and partnering with Minus18 to sponsor their annual Queer Formal.

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For details on RMIT’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, please see Our Values at RMIT.

Trans and Gender Diverse applicants

Inclusion is at the durrung (or heart) of who we are. We aim to create an environment where staff and students who identify as trans and gender diverse feel supported to succeed and belong.

We recognise the challenges faced by the trans and gender diverse community when applying for a new role.

At RMIT, we aim to support you from the start. Our Talent Acquisition team are active members of the RMIT Ally network.

For enquires or support through the application, recruitment and onboarding process, applicants who identify as trans or gender diverse are invited to contact Mat Lewis at

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