Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- What types of records are held by RMIT Archives?
- Whose records are held by RMIT Archives?
- I am a researcher. How do I access records at RMIT Archives?
- I am a former student. How can I obtain a copy of my results, official transcript or certificate?
- I need program guides for prior studies. How can I obtain these?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.