Legislation and Policy framework

The Act

RMIT University is governed by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Act 2010 (Vic) (the Act). The Act establishes the University’s governing body (Council), sets out the objectives of the University and empowers the University to make University legislation in the form of Statutes and Regulations for the organisation, management and good governance of the University.


A statute is the primary legislative instrument that can be made by the University under the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Act 2010 Act.


Regulations are legislative instruments made under a Statute. Generally, regulations set out the procedural aspects and more specific process details of the subject matter described in the governing statute.

Policy framework

RMIT's Policy framework manages the development and maintenance of a robust and responsive policy framework that aligns with the RMIT Group’s practices and strategic objectives.