Prepare for study

Get organised and be successful in your studies with these resources.

Be prepared for study

Learn about study expectations, meet other students and get tips on how to do well at your studies.

Books and study materials

  • RMIT Campus Store
    Purchase course materials and study supplies.
  • Co-Op
    Purchase textbooks from the Co-op, search online or visit the shop in Building 80, Level 2, Room 13, City campus.

Course guides and assessments

Course guides describe the academic requirements for your course. They contain information such as lecturer/teacher contact details, course description, assessment requirements, teaching schedule, resources and learning outcomes.

Access your course guide in myRMIT.

Disability, short/long-term illness and/or mental health condition

Access technologies and services to assist you in your studies:

  • Reasonable adjustments
    Changes that are made to your study and assessment conditions to ensure that your disability, long-term illness and/or mental health condition does not affect your academic performance.
  • Course materials in other formats
    Access course materials in a format that best meets your needs.
  • Assistive technology
    Get access to assistive software if you are blind, visually impaired or require reading or typing assistance.
  • Disability Liaison Unit (DLU)
    Register with DLU to access our services.

For students with a temporary condition, illness and/or injury

  • Special Consideration
    Get an assessment adjustment for unexpected circumstances that are outside your control.

English language development

Build your language and communication skills while you study:

IT essentials

  • Your RMIT password
    Change your temporary password and get access to RMIT's network and online services.
  • Free Wi-Fi
    Connect your laptop, mobile or tablet to free campus Wi-Fi.
  • Printing on campus
    Activate your student card and print from your device.
  • Your RMIT email
    Your RMIT email delivers essential information and access to Google Apps tools.
  • Help with IT
    Get IT support on the phone, face-to-face at a walk up support area, or submit an online query.

Library

  • University Library
    For an extensive collection of print and electronic resources to support your studies.
  • LibrarySearch
    The first step to accessing the Library's resources.
  • Your Subject Guide
    Find information in your area of study.
  • iSearch
    Online tutorial to improve your research skills.
  • Assignment Planner
    Use our interactive tool to guide you through the assignment process.

Online learning tools

As a student you get access to a range of tools to support your studies and development.

  • Blackboard
    Use Blackboard to access your course materials, class discussion boards, announcements and virtual classrooms. You can also take assessment tasks, submit assignments, and receive your grades and feedback.
  • Google Apps
    Create and share documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and communicate via email and instant messaging.
  • myDesktop
    Access the software and files you need for your program from any device, anywhere. Download it to your smart phone, tablet and laptop now.
  • myRMIT
    myRMIT is the primary portal where you can access information and learning resources relevant to your studies.
  • Lynda.com
    Lynda.com is packed with video tutorials to help you learn software, creative technologies, and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

Research students

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Are you UniReady?

Try the UniReady quizzes

24/7 online learning support

The Learning Lab

Build study skills and confidence

Study KnowHow workshops