Becoming familiar with RMIT
At RMIT Vietnam, we recognise that our staff are looking for something a bit different, whether it's the opportunity to work in an international environment, or the unique experience of working for an Australian university in a fascinating and rapidly developing country like Vietnam.
In addition to your salary, there are a wide range of additional benefits to working in this vibrant international university community.
- Access to gym and recreational facilities
- Access to air conditioned and open air restaurants and cafes
- Private health insurance
- Free health and wellbeing services right here on campus
- Funding for professional development to further your career options
For Vietnamese nationals, additional benefits include:
- Monthly meal allowance
- Uniforms or a monthly clothing allowance
- A 13th month Tet bonus
Commuting to and from campus
Most Vietnamese people get around on a motorcycle/scooter – very few people have cars, as they are expensive and there are very limited parking slots in/nearby the campus. A lot of expats in Vietnam do opt to get their own bikes. It is illegal to drive in Vietnam without a motorbike license, and if you do, you will not be covered by insurance in the case of an accident.
It is possible to transfer an existing motorbike license from another country, or to obtain a motorbike license in Vietnam. Motorbikes under 50cc do not require a license.
If riding through traffic is not your thing, you may choose to take a taxi, which is quite cheap. Reliable taxi companies in Ho Chi Minh are VinaSun, VinaTaxi, MaiLinh. A motorbike taxi (Xe Om) is even cheaper. Useful phone apps for transport include “Uber” and “Grab”.
Relatively few expats in Vietnam use the public transport system, but it is also available.
RMIT Vietnam operates a staff bus to/from various locations in District 1 and District 7 which you are welcome to use free of charge.
Building map and direction for taxi drivers