Welcome to the Academic Development Group in DSC

There is a lot to learn about the College of Design and Social Context. On this page we have collected information, links and tips that will help you find your way in your first few weeks, as well as provide a place for accessing information and systems to continually enhance the way you work.

RMIT is a huge organisation with 93,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. DSC has 21,000 students and the ADG is responsible for ensuring high quality learning experiences by supporting the 1000 academics delivering our programs and courses. The links here provide a snapshot of the structure of DSC and the way the ADG interacts and supports these staff, along with important information for engaging with RMIT, finding your way around and getting paid!


ADG Org Chart

Members of the Academic Development Group in DSC. For more details and contact information, click here for the RMIT DSC ADG page.


ADG members

Roles & responsibilities



Roles & responsibilities ie ADD, Dean, PM, Academic Services manager,  Course Coordinator etc

DSC contact list

A comprehensive spreadsheet of all programs in DSC listing Deans, Associate Deans, Program Managers and School Academic Services contacts 

Maps – RMIT buildings

How to find any building on any RMIT campus 



Access Worklife to find out all the latest information for staff including news, events, Health, Safety and Wellbeing resources and messages from the VC

HR systems and forms

HR resources and links that include Performance and Career plan, the current Enterprise agreement, HR policies and the Learning Portal. 


Access Workday to get information and manage your leave, pay and update your personal information. You can also access your staff development and induction training via Learning.


Consider joining some of the RMIT social networking communities via Yammer. Some recommended communities are:

DSC Concurrent Classroom Community
Your first 180 days at RMIT!
College of Design and Social Context
Learning and Teaching Community

The ADG  provides support, guidance and professional learning opportunities for academics through the development of L&T resources, delivery of workshops and targeted assistance. In order to provide effective support ADG members are encouraged to make the most of numerous opportunities to expand your learning of systems, and build software and working skills. These PD resources include webinars, classes and microcredentials. Underpinning all aspects of life at RMIT are policies that clearly outline expectations of how we work with students and with each other. 

DSC Teaching and Learning Site

Home of the DSC Academic Development Group L&T resources, Contains resources for engaging students, teaching online, professional development opportunities and tutorials.

DSC L&T parameters

The parameters guide high quality, student-centred teaching practices and set expectations for good learning and teaching practice in DSC. 

Canvas @ RMIT

RMIT’s Learning Management System

Staff Creds

A range of short courses that you receive credentials for that includes topics such as Agile Ways of Working, Reconciliation, Belonging, Sustainability and Cultural Awareness 

RMIT Policies

Browse and search for all current RMIT policy and processes documents 


Learning and Development Portal

A comprehensive range of webinars, workshops and credentials to enhance and develop your work skills


We rely on systems to provide the governance in the development and delivery of our programs, as well as to  monitor L&T activity and provide engaging experiences to our students through the LMS. Getting access to these systems as well as managing personal hardware and software requirements is provided through the Service and Support portal. 


IT service and support portal

IT services to raise requests such as accessing systems, installing software, booking rooms, or reporting faults in hardware or software. 


Program guides

The Program Guide System contains all current and historical program guides at RMIT. To gain access choose Information Technology Services/System Access and Configuration link in Service & Support Portal 


Course guides

The Course Guide System (CAPS) contains all Part A and Part B course guides at RMIT. To gain access choose Information Technology Services/System Access and Configuration link in Service & Support Portal. See details about course guide editing
– Click here for DSC Course Guide Template and Resource Pack] 



Student data and lists and program and course details 


CANVAS-DSC Portfolio

RMIT Learning Management System 


University K Drive access and past files

The University has central networked drives that are accessed through your computer drives. Your level of access is set when you request access through the Service and Support site. These drives are slowly being replaced by Sharepoint. Historical data can still be found on the University share drives. 

Quality, Compliance and Data Management 

Quality, Compliance and Data Management of the college is looked after by the Quality Enhancement team, which is a point of connection between DSC’s schools and central areas of the University, to coordinate and implement RMIT Quality frameworks, meet program quality requirements and manage student survey data. 



CAQE is the University Academic Quality team who liaise with College quality teams to ensure we meet the regulatory requirements of the Higher Standards Framework (HESF). The HESF is monitored in Universities by the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA) 

Program Dashboard (intranet or VPN access)

Contains program enrolment and equity data, and QILT student survey results from SES (Student Experience Survey) and GOS (Graduate Outcomes Survey) for the past 5 years. 


CES and data distribution

Course Experience Survey (CES) is administered by RMIT surveying students’ experience for each course at the end of each semester.   


Program and course forms

RMIT central repository for Forms and templates. 


Power BI platform

Interactive data visualization tool produced by Microsoft. All RMIT staff can log in with RMIT email credentials. Access to individual reports will need to be arranged by relevant report administrators.