Course planning

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Are you outside of Australia?

Join one of our Course Planning for offshore students sessions to access support. During these sessions, we will support you to explore your study options for Semester 1, 2023. The sessions run Monday to Friday, from 12:00–4:30pm (AEDT). A new session starts every 15 minutes.

When: Monday to Friday
Hours: 12:00–4:30pm (AEDT)
Format: Webinar

Join an offshore student session (available 12:00–4:30pm AEDT)

Other questions

  • I am offshore and not planning to return to Melbourne to study in Semester 1 2023. What are my options?

    If you are unable to travel to Melbourne, and you are not on track to complete your studies by the end of Semester 1 2023, you have a number of enrolment options:

    • Enrol in at least one online or dual-delivery subject in the first half year period if this is available in your course.
      • Information for Student Visa Holders: If enrolling in less than 50 points for the first half year period means that you will not be on track to complete by your CoE end date, you will also need to apply and be approved for a Reduced Study Load. Applications for 2023 will open mid-December.
    • Apply for a Leave of Absence for any half year period with no subject enrolment
    • Withdraw from your course and reapply at a later stage

    As outlined in our FAQs for international students, support is available to book flights if you are now planning to return to Melbourne. Returning students outside Australia are also eligible for a Welcome to Melbourne grant of $4000 to assist with the cost. If you would like book your travel through UniTravel please contact student.unitravel@atpi.com or +61 3 9035 5666.

    Are you outside of Australia?

    Join one of our Course Planning for offshore students sessions to access support. During these sessions, we will support you to explore your study options for Semester 1, 2023. The sessions run Monday to Friday, from 12:00–4:30pm (AEDT). A new session starts every 15 minutes.

    When: Monday to Friday
    Hours: 12:00–4:30pm (AEDT)
    Format: Webinar

    Join an offshore student session (available 12:00–4:30pm AEDT)

    Need more help?

    Enquiry (recommended)

  • How do I check my course requirements?

    You can check your course requirements in the handbook entry for your course. Navigate to the 'Version' drop-down list and select the year you commenced your studies to view your specific course requirements. You can then compare the subjects you've completed and enrolled in on your Study Plan against the Handbook. You can also use the My Course Planner interactive tool to confirm your subject choices are keeping you on track to complete your studies.

    If you require any assistance understanding your course requirements, you can book an appointment with the Course Planning team.

    Need more help?

    Book a course planning appointment (recommended) Enquiry

  • How do I choose my major?

    You can search the handbook to investigate major options in your undergraduate course.

    Once you’ve narrowed down your potential majors, you can use the My Course Planner interactive tool to map out the required subjects you’ll need to study to complete your major.

    You can also use a course map template from the faculty course planning resources website to check your major subjects.

    Need more help?

    Book a course planning appointment (recommended) Enquiry

  • How do I know which breadth subjects are available in my course?

    You can investigate potential breadth subjects by searching in the Handbook. For assistance in using the Handbook, please follow the instructions on our website, which includes a video on choosing breadth subjects.

    Need more help?

    Enquiry (recommended) Book a course planning appointment

  • Can I take a Reduced Study Load?

    Domestic students don’t need permission to reduce their study load, but it may mean it will take longer to complete your course. Before enrolling in subjects, please check the Handbook entry for your course to be mindful of when subjects, especially prerequisites, are running.

    International students who hold a visa are required to enrol in 50 credit points per half-year period. If you wish to take fewer subjects, you must apply for a Reduced Study Load and provide supporting documentation. If you reduce your study load without approval, it’s your responsibility to ensure you complete your studies by your Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) end date.

    You can check the eligibility requirements, and how to apply, at our Reduced Study Load website.

    Need more help?

    RSL Webpage and form (recommended) Enquiry

  • How do I undertake a concurrent diploma alongside my bachelor course?

    You can learn about concurrent diploma options, the application process and timelines via our Concurrent Diplomas website.

    You can use the handbook and the My Course Planner to check how a concurrent diploma will fit into your course, including cross-crediting arrangements.

    For further advice, you can book an appointment with the Course Planning team.

    Need more help?

    Book a course planning appointment (recommended) Enquiry

  • When are Course Planning appointments released?

    There's often high demand for course planning and enrolment support appointments during our peak periods of June-August and November-March. Course planning appointments are released daily at 9am and 12pm. Please check back then to book the next available appointment.

    You can also refer to our course and enrolment assistance website for further information.

    Need more help?

    Enquiry (recommended)

  • I have a different question

    Please contact us using one of the channels below.

    Enquiry (recommended) Book a course planning appointment