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:
The University’s full timetable for Semester 2 2018 can be viewed from the 2018 Timetable Online.
|Thursday 3 January||12pm: Tutorial Direct & Student Allocator opens in Read Only Mode for all students (for Semester 1, 2019).|
|Tuesday 29 January||
9am: Tutorial Direct & Student Allocator opens for allocation for Elite Athletes and Performers and eligible EIP students (for Semester 1, 2019).
Read only for other students is not available during this time.
|Wednesday 30 January||
4pm: Tutorial Direct & Student Allocator opens for allocation for Elite Athletes and Performers and eligible EIP students (for Semester 1, 2019).
Read only is restored to all other students.
|Thursday 31 January||9am: Tutorial Direct opens for allocation for FEA & FTP for Ballarat and Melbourne students (for Semester 1, 2019).|
|Friday 1 February||9am: Tutorial Direct opens for allocation for FHS & FLB for Ballarat and Melbourne students (for Semester 1, 2019).|
|Monday 4 February||9am: Tutorial Direct opens for allocation for FEA & FTP for Canberra, North Sydney and Strathfield students (for Semester 1, 2019).|
|Tuesday 5 February||9am: Tutorial Direct opens for allocation for FHS & FLB for Canberra, North Sydney and Strathfield students (for Semester 1, 2019).|
|Wednesday 6 February||9am: Student Allocator opens for allocation for FEA & FTP for Brisbane students (for Semester 1, 2019.|
|Thursday 7 February||9am: Student Allocator opens for allocation for FHS & FLB for Brisbane students (for Semester 1, 2019).|
|8 April 2019||Winter 2019 Timetable released|
|13 June 2019||Professional Terms 5?8 2019 Timetable released at 4pm|
|13 June 2019||Semester 2 2019 Timetable released at 4pm|
|15 July 2019||Summer 2019 Timetable released 4pm (Nov 2019 ? Feb 2020)|
|18 November 2019||Semester 1 2020 and Professional Terms 1-4 Timetable released at 4pm ADST|
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.
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.
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
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.
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.