On-campus subjects

Most subjects will be delivered online in Semester 2. There will also be a small set of practical and specialist subjects which have essential in-person teaching and learning activities. As restrictions ease, we will continue with our gradual, phased approach to returning to campus. 

Last updated: 08.02pm, 7 August 2020

The Victorian Government announced that a state of disaster is declared from 6pm Sunday 2 August, with the introduction of Stage 4 restrictions in Metropolitan Melbourne. We continue to work through the implications of these restrictions with the Victorian Government.

Most subjects are now expected to continue through online delivery only, at least for the duration of Stage 4 restrictions. Certain clinical and essential research activities are likely to be exceptions which must continue in-person. If an exception has been confirmed for your subject or clinical placement, your subject coordinator will write to you directly with further information.

For all other students, you must not come to campus until you receive further advice from the University to do so. We are working closely on alternative arrangements for affected classes, which may include online teaching or delaying essential in-person teaching components to later in Semester once current restrictions allow. Existing study spaces in the Baillieu Library on the Parkville campus will also be closed until further notice.

Specific details are now available for each of the subjects on our list of Semester 2 subjects with in-person activities. You should also refer to the LMS for subject-specific details.

The health and safety of our University community continues to be our priority and we will work with the Victorian Government to ensure this.

Please find below a list of all the subjects with some in-person activities in Semester 2 2020. Note that these lists may be updated and subject delivery modes may change. You should continue to check your student email and the LMS for updates on your subject delivery modes.

Essential in-person Semester 2 subjects
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Please note that subjects with an asterisk (*) are pending approval to be taught in-person. Please check details again before you commence your studies.

There are two different ways in which you might participate in teaching and learning depending on the subjects you have chosen:

1. Subjects delivered online

For most subjects, all classes will be delivered online.

2. Subjects with essential in-person teaching

For a small set of practical and specialist subjects, there are essential in-person only activities (for example, a practical class or a lab) that must be attended in-person. If you are not able to attend campus you should not enrol in these subjects, as you will not be able to physically attend your in-person classes and there will be no online option available for these activities. Research projects needing access to specialised equipment and resources will be managed on a case-by-case basis and students enrolled in these subjects should speak to their Subject Coordinator.

If your course plan includes subjects with essential in-person activities but you are overseas, interstate or in regional Victoria or you can’t attend campus for health or personal reasons, please book a course planning appointment to discuss your study plan options.

Once you have enrolled, please see the class timetable page for details on how to choose your class timetable for Semester 2.  The class registration dates for Semester 2 have been adjusted, and the preference period will now open on Wednesday 15 July at 10am.

Returning to campus for essential in-person activities

Students enrolled in a subject with some essential in-person activities will receive a further email the week before these subject(s) are due to commence with detailed instructions about attending campus and important health and safety steps you will need to take.

We are ensuring campus spaces are ready and safe for your return. Essential in-person classes are being timetabled into appropriate spaces to enable physical distancing requirements in line with public health regulations. Signage, regular cleaning and hygiene measures will be in place.

Informal study spaces on the ground floor of the Baillieu library will be available for students who are unable to study from home.  Students who are eligible to attend campus will receive information about how to book a space when we email you prior to commencement of classes.  Other students who require a safe space in which to study can contact Stop 1 for assistance.

Our return to campus page has information on what the transition back to campus for essential activities will look like for Semester 2, including the health and safety measures we’re putting in place, and what facilities you’ll be able to access when you’re back on campus. Make sure you familiarise yourself with this information so you’re ready when classes begin.

Assessments and exams

You will be provided with information on mid-semester assessments and exams when we have further updates about how these will take place in Semester 2. Visit the COVID-19 updates and advice for students page for the latest information on assessments and exams.