The timetable displays a week at a time if in grid view. It shows the unit code, the room/s in which classes are to be held, the type of class (eg lecture, tutorial, practical), the name of the staff member taking the class and the weeks in which the class will take place. The same information is shown if the timetable is viewed in list format. Please view this short video to learn how to read the timetable.
You can also search the timetable for particular units, rooms, Schools or staff members. Should you have any questions about the timetable, be sure to contact AskACU.
You will notice when looking at the timetable that your units have the following layout:
The number in red circle relates to the campus your unit is taught.
The letter represents how your course is delivered. ‘C’ stands for on-campus and ‘M’ represents mixed mode, a combination of on-campus and online delivery.
As an example, BIOL121_4C_Sem2 means that the unit BIOL121 is taught in Melbourne and studied on campus in Semester 2.
Units taught totally online do not show on the timetable.
There are many different class types (eg Lecture, Tutorial, Workshop, Practical). The class type appears towards the end of a specific class code. The letter T in the class code BIOL121_4C_Sem2/T/01 indicates that this is a BIOL121 Tutorial.
In Semester 1 and Semester 2, you have some flexibility to allocate yourself to classes if there is more than one class option available. If, for example, there are seven tutorials for a particular unit, you can try to allocate to the one that best suits you. To do this, you must already be enrolled in your units.
To then choose your specific classes, you will need to log on to Tutorial Direct, the University’s allocation system and select your preferred options. If you need help with this process, check out the Tutorial Direct user guide.
Allocating to classes in Tutorial Direct is done on a “first in” basis so when preparing to allocate, have a plan. In case you cannot get into your first class option, have a second and third choice in mind. Some classes will obviously be more popular and these will fill up first. Having a plan should enable you to quickly select your next best option. If you want any further advice on choosing your classes, AskACU may be able to assist.
You do not allocate to classes for Summer, Winter or Professional Term study periods and these do not appear in Tutorial Direct. For information about when these classes are taking place, you will need to look at the Online Timetable.
Timetable clashes can occur if you have two classes scheduled at the same time. Your School makes every effort to schedule combinations of mandatory and elective units at different times.
If you do have a timetable clash, you need to rectify this as soon as possible.
Search through your timetable to see if there is an alternative class time or day you could choose.
If there is a clash of mandatory units from the same course, contact your Course Coordinator. This person’s name can be found in your Course Enrolment Guide.
If a mandatory and an elective unit (or two elective units) clash, you may need to choose a different unit combination. To do this, consult your Course Enrolment Guide. If you choose a different unit, you will also need to vary your enrolment.
Contact your Course Coordinator for more help or if there does not seem to be a solution.