Planning your timetable
Make sure you spend time planning your timetable before going online to register for classes.
Use this printable template or the UniBuddy timetable planner* to assist with scheduling your classes in advance of enrolment. The university timetable is released in November of the preceding year.
- Search the University's Timetable Information pages information for details of your topics' classes.
- Check the activities associated with your topics (eg. lecture, tutorial, practical) and the times they are offered.
- Plan a draft timetable by choosing one class for each activity for your topics. Make sure you choose times for all activities associated with each of your topics.
- Always check back to the official University timetable and to your registered classes in the Student System to confirm your class times.
- Always use the Student System to register in your classes.
*UniBuddy is not operated by Flinders University
Registering in classes
Once you have enrolled in topics, you can create your timetable through the My Timetable tab. Topics with class activities requiring registration will appear with a ‘change’ or ‘register’ button next to them. It is important that you register in classes for all your topics (where applicable) to enable you to view your complete timetable.
For topics with a single class option, you will be automatically registered in the class (if places are available). You will need to choose tutorials, workshops, seminars, laboratories, or other class activities by clicking on the ‘change’ or ‘register’ button. Some classes may be linked together in a stream, where you choose a stream option and the system will automatically register you in all classes associated to that stream. For further instructions, please watch the class registration video.
It is also important that you check your personal timetable regularly as your number of contact hours can vary each week. For example, some classes may be held fortnightly. To view your weekly timetable, when in the My Timetable tab, select the study period and use the calendar icon to change the start to the start of the study period or the week you want to check. Click the ‘refresh’ button. This will produce your timetable for the selected week. Use the blue arrows above the timetable to navigate to the next week, and so on. If you have topics in multiple study periods, you will need to select ‘all semesters’ from the study period menu.
Waitlisting for a class
Once a class is full, you can choose to join the waitlist. Your timetable will show you what position you are in the waitlist. Joining the waitlist does not guarantee you a place in the class, so you should decide if it is worth waiting for your preferred class or registering in another class that has spaces available. For example, if you are 10th on the waitlist it is unlikely that you will secure a place in this class and we would recommend selecting an alternative class.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have successfully registered in all classes (even if they are not your first choice) before your classes commence.
The Student System will allow you to clash classes (ie. register in two classes at the same time for different topics). It is your responsibility to ensure you can meet the attendance requirements for your topics.
The University offers a range of topics that are delivered fully online or as a combination of online delivery with some irregular campus attendance. If you are required to attend classes held on campus this information will be populated in the My Timetable tab in the Student System.
Doctor of Medicine students
Doctor of Medicine students can view their personal timetable via the MD Timetable application on their Flinders dashboard (Okta). Visit the MD timetable page for further information.