Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What types of records are held by RMIT Archives?

Records held at RMIT Archives include (but are not limited to):

  • Current and past staff and student records;
  • Photographic collections;
  • Correspondence and subject files;
  • Committee and Board minutes;
  • Magazines, newsletters and journals;
  • Prospectus books, calendars and handbooks;
  • Program and courses information;
  • Policies and strategies;
  • Administrative structures and reviews;
  • Research and development;
  • Teaching and learning;
  • Buildings and surroundings;
  • Social and cultural events;
  • Clubs and societies; and
  • Community partnerships and contributions

Whose records are held by RMIT Archives?

Our holdings relate to RMIT University (2002 onwards) and its predecessors, i.e. :

  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (1960 – 1991)
  • Melbourne Technical College (1934-1959)
  • Working Men’s College (1887-1933)

We also hold records for merged institutes and colleges, including :

  • Phillip Institute of Technology
  • Preston Institute of Technology
  • State College of Victoria (inc. Coburg Teacher’s College)
  • Emily McPherson College (and College of Domestic Economy)
  • Melbourne College of Printing and Graphic Arts
  • Melbourne Institute of Textiles

See also RMIT University’s family tree (PDF 16KB) for further information.

The Public Record Office Victoria also holds some records for the above organisations.

I am a researcher. How do I access records at RMIT Archives?

Please refer to our access procedures for further information.

I am a former student. How can I obtain a copy of my results, official transcript or certificate?

See our information for past students.

I need program guides for prior studies. How can I obtain these?

Please send an email to with the following information (where known):

  • student name (as it was when you attended)
  • student number
  • program name and code
  • course names and numbers (and year each course/subject was studied)
  • your contact details

RMIT Archives will scan and email the course details back to you.