Class timetables in 2021

Your classes in myTimetable may look different in 2021 due to some classes being on campus and others online. Find out how to read your timetable in 2021.



How does timetabling work?

Higher education students (bachelor, master, graduate certificate, graduate diploma and research) should follow the instructions on the Higher education class timetabling page.

Vocational education students (certificate I-IV, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree) should follow the instructions on the Vocational education class timetabling page

If you’re an associate degree student who needs to enrol in one or more higher education courses, you’ll need to follow the higher education instructions for your higher education courses and the vocational education instructions for your vocational education courses.

Preferential entry is used for higher education and some associate degree timetabling.

It means you get to indicate your preferred classes, then the system will allocate you to classes based on your preferences and class availability.

See the Higher education class timetabling page for more information.

Yes, during the preference entry period you can change your class preferences as many times as you like.

After the preference entry period has closed, myTimetable will be unavailable while RMIT allocates students to classes and you won’t be able to make changes until the allocation adjustment period opens. During the allocation adjustment period, all students can make changes to their timetables on a ‘first-in, first-served’ basis.

Dates for the preference entry period and allocation adjustment period are listed on the Higher education class timetabling page.

For higher education students, if you enrol in a course up to 4 business days after the preference entry period has closed, RMIT will automatically allocate you to classes. If you are not happy with your automatically allocated classes, you can swap or change your classes in myTimetable when the allocation adjustment period opens.

If you enrol in a course more than 4 business days after the preference entry period has closed, you will not be allocated to classes and must select classes in myTimetable once the allocation adjustment period opens.

To find out when the preference entry and allocation adjustment periods occur, please go to the Class timetables page and refer to the Key timetabling dates table. Remember, allocation adjustment happens on a first-in, first-serve basis.

When RMIT allocates students to classes, we try to make sure as many students get their first preferences as possible, however there are no guarantees. 

If you only select very popular classes, your chances of getting your preferred classes will be lower. You can tell what classes are popular in myTimetable from the percentage beside the 'Preference' dropdown box for each class. A higher percentage indicates the class is very popular.

For example, you’re more likely to get into a class at 53% popularity compared to a class at 100% popularity or higher. To increase your chance of getting allocated to a class, preference classes with a lower popularity percentage.



General timetabling questions

The abbreviations indicate the type of class or activity.

  • TUT Tutorial A group activity where students discuss previously presented lecture or other related material.
  • PRA Practical An activity generally scheduled in a laboratory in which students learn by practicing or applying course material in a hands-on manner.
  • WRK Workshop An activity similar to a tutorial but with the addition of a practical component in a non-specialist location.
  • LTL Lectorial A hybrid between a lecture and a tutorial that includes collaborative elements.

All rooms at RMIT are numbered in the following way: Building number. Floor number. Room number. For example, room 20, on the fourth floor of building 80 is 80.04.020.

You'll find building locations on the Maps page and floor and room signage inside each building. You can also download the wayfinding RMIT Campus Navigator app.

From July 2021, students attending classes on campus are required to mark their attendance via myTimetable for each on-campus class they attend. This is required to meet our obligations to support Victorian Government accurate contact tracing.

If you are a higher education student, you can mark your attendance via myTimetable by following the instructions in the Mark Your Attendance Guide (PDF).

If you are a vocational education student, your teacher/s will provide attendance marking instructions in class.

Yes, after you’ve created your personal class timetable, you can add it to your Apple calendar, Google calendar, Outlook calendar, etc.

  1. Log in to myTimetable via the Class timetables page

  2. Scroll to the bottom of the myTimetable home page to the Subscribe to your timetable section

  3. Copy the URL

  4. Use the appropriate instructions below to add your timetable to your calendar:

Yes, you can use the search bar in myTimetable (located in the bottom left-hand corner of the screen) to find and view class times for all courses, including courses you aren't enrolled in. If you aren't a current RMIT student, you can view all classes via the public read-only version of myTimetable available on the Class timetables page.



Selecting classes

Higher education students 

Class times are selected to ensure core course options are clash-free, but it’s not possible to cater for every elective option or non-standard enrolment. If you have an unavoidable tutorial, workshop or lab clash, you should discuss your enrolment with your School or your Program Coordinator.

Vocational education students 

If you’re enrolled in the correct group code or class section, your timetable should be clash-free. Contact your school through RMIT Connect to ensure you’re enrolled in the correct group code.

You can adjust your personal class timetable when myTimetable opens for allocation adjustment. This is when any remaining spaces in classes become available on a ‘first-in, first-served’ basis.

Dates for the allocation adjustment period are listed on the Higher Education class timetabling page.

To request a place in a full class, see below.

During the allocation adjustment period, you can use the myTimetable swap ‘heart’ function to request a place in a full class – if a place becomes available, you’ll automatically be allocated to the class.

You can request multiple swaps. For example, if ten tutorials are available and five of those work with your existing timetable, you can request a place in all five tutorials. If a swap is successful and you are placed into one of your requested tutorials, all other swap requests for that tutorial will be cancelled.

There's no guarantee that you'll be placed into a requested class. Please don’t attend classes that are full, as numbers in each class are limited to meet health and safety requirements and quality of teaching standards. Further, attending classes that you’re not allocated into may cause problems with assessment and/or results.

How to make a swap request:

  1. Log in to myTimetable via the Class timetables page

  2. In the myTimetable Enrolment panel, click on the class you want to swap and you’ll be presented with alternative time options offered for the class

  3. Next to each class that’s full you’ll see a heart. Click on the heart to request a place in the class. You can request a place in as many classes as you like

  4. If a place becomes available, the system will automatically allocate you to your requested class and remove you from your original class

If you submit a swap request but change your mind, don't forget to remove the request by clicking on the heart again.


Most classes will be delivered online or on campus. In exceptional circumstances, some classes may be delivered simultaneously in person and online.

This means that at the same time, some students in the class will be attending on campus, and some students will be attending online.

A teaching activity which has this option will display "Streaming" in the location column.

Please refer to Canvas for further information from the Course Coordinator.

Streaming may appear as an option when you select or adjust your preferences in myTimetable



Technical issues

If you can't see any courses (subjects) in the enrolment panel in myTimetable, or you’re seeing courses you don’t believe you should be enrolled in, see the relevant section below.

Higher education students

Check that you’re correctly enrolled via your Confirmation of Enrolment statement available in Enrolment Online. If you aren’t enrolled correctly and have to add to or change your enrolment via Enrolment Online, you need to wait 60 minutes before that course will display in myTimetable.

If you've done this, and your enrolment in Enrolment Online and myTimetable still don’t match, contact RMIT Connect.

Vocational education students

If two or more of your courses are taught together in a 'cluster', you'll see a reduced number of courses and classes in your myTimetable enrolment window. This is normal for clustered courses and you don’t need to take any action.

If some/all of your courses are missing, or you’re seeing too many courses in myTimetable, your school may have enrolled you in the incorrect group code. Contact your school via RMIT Connect for assistance.

Paper-based enrolment

If you completed or changed your enrolment on-campus via the paper-based process, you need to wait approximately three business days before that course will display in myTimetable. If your course isn't appearing in myTimetable after three business days, contact RMIT Connect.

Lectures for higher education courses in 2021 will NOT be displayed in myTimetable because all lectures for higher education courses will be online only and made available via Canvas during semester. There will be no face-to-face lectures in higher education courses.

If you are enrolled in a higher education course and can’t see your lectures in myTimetable, please refer to the question above.

If you cannot see your facilitated classes (tutorials, lectorials, workshops, practicals, etc) or vocational education lectures, your course may not have been entered into myTimetable yet. Please check again the week prior to the start of semester. If you're not sure when semester starts, check the relevant important dates.

There are some common technical issues you may experience when using myTimetable.

If you see the message Login error: You are not known by the system when trying to log in, it’s most likely because you've only just enrolled and your courses haven’t loaded into myTimetable yet. Please try again in 60 minutes.

If you’re experiencing long login or loading time, it’s most likely because the system is under high demand. Please wait at least 30 seconds before refreshing a page, or you'll be moved to the back of the server queue for the system.

For password issues, visit Password assistance.

If the information above didn't answer your technical issue, please contact the IT Service and Support Centre for personalised support.

Still need help?

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