Step 9: Start creating your timetable

Once you’ve enrolled in your subjects, you are ready to start building your class timetable for your first semester.

Your class timetable tells you when and where your classes will be.

Most students will use MyTimetable to build and view their timetable, however most Faculty of Fine Arts and Music subjects are managed through a different system called ASIMUT. If you are a Fine Arts and Music student visit timetable and room bookings for details.

How to build your timetable with MyTimetable

With MyTimetable you can enter your class preferences and MyTimetable will allocate your personal class timetable based on your preferred class times, or you can allocate yourself to classes without entering preferences.

The process for MyTimetable opens sequentially over three periods as outlined below. It is not compulsory to complete steps in each period, however you must create your timetable before the teaching period begins.

Opening and closing dates for each period varies for different subject study periods, so ensure you check the timetable dates.

Ensure your current address and phone number is up to date in my.unimelb at all times, even if you are not in Australia. Take a moment to check and update your contact details now. Find out more about how to update your contact details.

Planning period: Plan your timetable

The timetable for the year ahead is published in the Handbook towards the end of the year. Once published, you can plan your timetable. Planning is not compulsory, but it can help you understand what class types and times are available and decide which classes you prefer. Find out what class types will be available based on your subject’s delivery mode and use the timetable planner to generate sample clash-free timetables for subjects you’re already enrolled in, or subjects you are thinking of studying.

Although the timetable is published for the full year, the Semester 2 timetable is not finalised and is subject to change until the end of the preference period.

Learn more about how to plan your timetable

Preference entry period: Select your class preferences

You can select your preferred class times for your enrolled subjects any time during the preference entry period.

Class options will change throughout this period, and new class times may become available. To ensure you don’t miss out on new class options, remember to review your preferences just before the preference entry period closes. You can change your preferences until the preference entry deadline.

If you enrol in a subject after the preference entry period has closed, you can allocate yourself directly into available classes when the 'review and adjust period' opens.

Learn more about how to select your timetable preferences

Review and adjust period: Review your timetable or allocate yourself into classes

Once the 'review and adjust' period opens, you can view your allocated class timetable and allocate yourself into available classes. You can also make any adjustments to your classes including swaps.

Learn more about how to review and adjust your timetable

Your VCE or IB subjects take priority when timetabling. If you have a clash with a school subject that cannot be changed by a swap, please submit a Timetabling Assistance Form and this will be resolved.

I've started creating my timetable. What's next?

Step 10: Attend SAEX Welcome Day