Our values

Our values are the heart (durrung) of who we are and what we stand for at RMIT. They guide what we do, how we make decisions, and how we treat each other.

Values unite us with a shared understanding that shapes how we live and work together on a global scale. Our continued success comes from living our values every day and giving our people the opportunity to define what each value means to them.

With collective input, we can create a values-led culture that we all want to be a part of, a culture where people love working and are empowered to deliver life-changing experiences for our students, our partners and the community.

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We work to grow opportunity and participation. We welcome students and staff from diverse backgrounds, embrace differences and treat people with dignity and respect. We ensure RMIT is an accessible and open institution, dedicated to serving the needs of the whole community.

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We value innovation, adaptability and creativity as vital ingredients for a thriving economy, environment and society. We are committed to growing them with new ideas, shared knowledge and continuous learning.

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We are honest and fair and hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards. We uphold transparency and accountability and use expertise and evidence to make decisions. We strive to uphold RMIT’s obligations and reputation.

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We speak out on issues of importance to our community and the world. We respect the rights of others and recognise our obligations to the health of the planet and the welfare of all people. We advocate strongly for positive change that benefits all.

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We take pride in RMIT and we are deeply committed to extending and deepening our positive impact in the world. We empower our community to share knowledge and expertise and solve important problems.

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We pursue positive and lasting impact in everything we do, through the application of shared knowledge to meet the fast-changing needs of society. We identify challenges and create opportunities through collaborative design, knowledge exchange, work-based learning, critical problem-solving and translation of research.


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