We understand that you will want to make sure that your university timetable fits in with the rest of your life. As such, it is important that you know when and how you can access your timetable.
ACU has 12 study periods throughout the year, these being:
- Semester 1
- Semester 2
- Summer Term
- Winter Term
- Professional Terms 1-8
The University’s full timetable for Semester 1 2018 can be viewed from the 2018 Timetable Online.
Publishing dates in 2018
|Monday 9 April||Winter 2018 Timetable released|
|Monday 21 May||Professional Terms 5, 2018 Timetable released|
|Thursday 14 June||Professional Terms 6-8, 2018 Timetable released|
|Thursday 14 June||Semester 2 2018 Timetable released at 4pm|
|Monday 16 July||Summer 2018-19 Timetable released 4pm EST|
|Monday 19 November||Semester 1 2019 Timetable released at 4pm EST|
|Monday 19 November||Professional Terms 1 - 4 2019 Timetable released|
It is important that you are familiar with the key dates related to allocating to your own classes.
Semester 2, 2018
Tutorial Direct opens for all students in Read Only mode. You will be able to view but will NOT be able to allocate to any classes.
All students will be locked out of Tutorial Direct in preparation for allocation by Elite Athletes and Performers, students with early Tutorial Direct access as part of their EIP and PASS Leaders.
Tutorial Direct opens for Elite Athletes and Performers students with early Tutorial Direct access as part of their EIP and PASS Leaders. No other students will be able to log on to the system.
Read only access to Tutorial Direct will be restored for all students.
All students will be locked out of Tutorial Direct in preparation for Brisbane, Ballarat and Canberra student allocation.
The system will open to only Brisbane, Ballarat and Canberra students for class allocation. No other students will be able to log on to the system.
Read only access to Tutorial Direct will be restored for all students. Brisbane, Ballarat and Canberra students can continue to allocate and/or make changes to classes.
All students will be locked out of Tutorial Direct in preparation for Melbourne student allocation.
Tutorial Direct will open to only Melbourne students for class allocation. No other students will be able to log on to the system.
Read Only access will be restored for all students. Brisbane, Ballarat, Canberra and Melbourne students can continue to allocate and/or make changes to classes.
All students will be locked out of Tutorial Direct in preparation for North Sydney and Strathfield student allocation.
Tutorial Direct will open to only North Sydney and Strathfield students for class allocation. No other students will be able to log on to the system.
Tutorial Direct access will be restored to all students to continue to allocate and/or make changes.
Tutorial Direct closes for automatic sorting. All students who have not selected classes will automatically be allocated to classes by the Tutorial Direct system. Tutorial Direct will reopen at 4pm. You may make changes to Semester 1 class allocations (dependent on availability) until the system closes on 16 March.
Semester 2 2018 commences.
Tutorial Direct closes for Semester 2 allocations. After this time you can still access your class timetable via the Student Portal, however, you will only be able to view Tutorial Direct in 'Read Only' mode.
Understanding the timetable
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.
Campus names and codes
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.
Here is the full list of Activity Types taught at ACU.
Choosing your classes
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.
Top questions based on Semester 1
- What should I do if my class shows as 'Full' in Tutorial Direct?
- What does 'no classes found that meet your search criteria' mean?
- Why have I been automatically allocated to a tutorial?
- What does 'allocation failed. Activity constraints not met' mean?
- What is a Program Restriction?
- Who can I contact if I have class full/clash issues on my timetable?
- Why can't I view my personal class timetable?
- Why can't I log in to Tutorial Direct?
- What should I do if I have a clash on my timetable?
- My timetable is not suitable due to other commitments, what can I do?
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.
For further information, you can contact us on 1300 ASK ACU (1300 275 228) or by emailing us.
You can also register your interest in a course.
Page last updated: 2018-04-09
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