Class timetable FAQs
Higher education students
- Learn how to get your timetable if you're in a bachelor, master, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or research program.
Vocational education students
- Learn how to get your timetable if you're in a certificate I-IV, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree program.
If you’re an associate degree student who needs to enrol in one or more higher education courses, you'll need to follow both processes.
Yes, you can do this using the iCal link in myTimetable, after you’ve created your personal timetable.
First, Log in to myTimetable.
iPhone or iPad Users
- From the myTimetable home page, copy the
- Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad and click Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
- Click Add Account, then click Other and then click Add Subscribed Calendar under the Paste URL of your myTimetable calendar in the URL field.
- Click Next and then click Save.
Microsoft Outlook Web Users
- From the myTimetable home page, right click on the iCalendar URL and select copy link address (Command+C for Mac users).
- Open Outlook Web App and select Calendar.
- Right-click (or touch and hold) in the navigation pane next to Other calendars.
- Select Open calendar, paste your myTimetable iCal URL into the Internet calendar box, and select Open.
Some technical issues include:
Login error: You are not known by the system
This message means that your course enrolment hasn’t yet loaded into myTimetable, most likely because you've only just enrolled. Please check your enrolment and try again in 60 minutes.
Long login or loading time
It may take longer than usual to log in or load pages when the system is under high demand. Please be patient. We recommend you wait at least 30 seconds before refreshing, or you'll be moved to the back of the server queue for the system.
Visit Password assistance.
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All rooms at RMIT are numbered in the following way: (Building number).(Floor number).(Room number). for example, room 20, on the second floor of building 86 is 86.02.20.
You'll find buildings on our maps page. Floors are numbered with the ground floor being level 1, however due to the contours of the land in some areas, depending on your entry point you may enter in levels 2 or 3. Make sure you look around at the building signage to determine what floor you are starting on.
Higher Education students (If you are studying a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree):
The timetable is developed to ensure core course options are clash free based on year and semester of program. It is not possible to cater for every elective option or non-standard enrolment (e.g. cross year enrolment or repeating courses). If you have a clash, you should first review your program plan/structure to determine if alternative courses are available to you.
myTimetable does allow you to de-allocate from any class you may not be planning to attend. Before de-allocating any class we strongly advise you ensure that, for example, lectures are available to you online. Recorded lectures are generally made available via Canvas, otherwise you can confirm with the offering course coordinator.
Vocational Education students (if you are studying a Certificate or Diploma):
Vocational Education students are generally enrolled by group codes or ‘class section’ as shown on Enrolment Online. Timetables will be clash-free when enrolled for the semester in courses with the same group code. Check with your School if you are unsure of which group code you should be enrolled into.
For all other enrolment process issues you can submit an online enquiry via RMIT Connect.
If you're enrolled correctly and are still experiencing a timetable clash, please contact your school or submit an online enquiry via RMIT Connect.
Preferential entry is used for Higher Education and some Associate Degrees to allocate students to classes.
How does the preferential allocation work?
You can find more detail here, but essentially you can follow these three easy steps:
Step 1: Plan your class timetable
Step 2: Enter your class preferences
Step 3: Review the classes you’ve been allocated to and adjust your personal class timetable if required.
Am I allowed to change my class preference?
Yes, during the preference entry period you can change your class preferences.
How many preferences should I enter?
You need to enter at least 4 preferences if more than 4 options are available. Follow the prompts in myTimetable.
RMIT allocates to get as many first preferences as possible, however there are no guarantees. If you select only very popular classes, you will reduce your chances of getting your preferred classes. You can tell what classes are popular in myTimetable from the percentage beside the 'Preference' dropdown box for each class. A higher percentage indicates a more popular class.
For example, you are more likely to get into a class at 53% popularity compared to a class at 100% popularity or higher. The higher the percentage, the higher the popularity.
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.
You can also use the swap ‘heart’ function to submit a change request.
If a class is full, there are some things you can do, but there's no guarantee that you'll be placed into that class.
Please don’t attend classes that are already full, as numbers in each class are limited due to health, safety and quality of teaching.
The new swap ‘heart’ feature gives you the opportunity to submit a request to amend your classes. For any other classes apart from your allocation that are marked as “Full”, the ‘heart’ button will appear. If you find that a preferred class is full, you can click on the ‘heart’ in order to submit a request to change classes. The system will then show that you have a ‘pending swap request’. If spaces become available, the system will fulfil the request automatically.
Vocational Education timetables are designed around your group code. Please be aware that not all students have the same group code. If you have not enrolled according to that code, you may not be able to view your timetable correctly. To avoid issues with full classes or clashes within your timetable, confirm that you’re properly enrolled prior to seeking assistance.
The swap 'heart' function allows you to submit a request to change your allocation to a different class, if that preferred class is full.
Any classes marked as 'Full' will have an empty 'heart' button appear next to them. By clicking on the heart, it will turn red and a message will appear at the top to indicate that you have a pending swap request for that chosen class. If other students leave this class and spaces become available, this swap request will automatically be fulfilled if the swap is clash-free with other timetabled classes.
If you submit a request but change your mind, don't forget to remove the request by clicking on the heart again.
First, check that you are correctly enrolled in that course. After you complete or change your enrolment via Enrolment Online, you need to wait 60 minutes before that course will display in myTimetable.
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, to allow time for processing.
Check your Confirmation of Enrolment statement via Enrolment Online to confirm that you are enrolled.
If you're in a vocational education or associate degree program, and two or more courses in your program are taught together in a 'cluster', you'll see a reduced number of courses and activities in your Enrolment window. This is normal for clustered courses.
On average, your timetable will be 2.5 days or more of on-campus teaching.
Still need help?
Contact RMIT Connect for answers.