As the world navigates significant changes in society, the economy and technology, a revolution in education is also taking shape. Globally, education is moving towards enabling learning via flexible pathways that complement work routines, family situations and personal choices. Increasingly, access to education is needed over an individual’s entire lifetime to enhance livelihoods and wellbeing. The lifelong learning revolution – a continuous re-skilling and up-skilling throughout our adult lives – is critical to the development of our economy and whole industry sectors. Everyone in our diverse, interconnected society should have access to an education that can help them to succeed, while also helping to shape their workplace, industry, and community.
RMIT is leading a push to make lifelong learning a reality at scale. Delivering even more of our learning in partnership with industry, governments, and communities, we co-create education pathways and systems for diverse students in a transforming world. We provide flexible learning opportunities across vocational diplomas, apprenticeships, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, English language pathways, industry-partnered future skills programs, micro-credentials, and digital delivery of in-demand skills. We increasingly enable learners to find their own access points and create a ‘stackable’ education experience, building the skills and knowledge they need to thrive over time. These movements lead us to a diversified understanding of the ‘learning environment.’
RMIT learners form part of an international network. They are supported to engage and participate wherever they might be and at times that work with the rhythm of their lives, through personalised programs and the highest quality digital and hybrid experiences. We remain committed to in-person learning. We invest in world-class spaces for specialised, technology-rich research and experimentation, as well as designing spaces for flexible and adaptable use. We lead the way in supporting learning in practical contexts, through partnerships with government, industry, and community.