Uni life can be complicated at first, so this site will help make it a little easier to navigate your first semester at Monash. The weeks listed here represent the twelve teaching weeks of semester. Just start scrolling to browse topics to see important deadlines to help you manage your studies each week. 

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Creating your timetable

Allocate+ opens on Monday 6 July at 10am for preference entry.

Preference entry

During this time, you can:

  • select a timeslot for your lectures. The earlier you do this, the better chance you’ll have of getting the times you want
  • nominate preferred times for class activities such as tutorials, laboratories and practicals. It doesn’t matter how quickly you do this, as long as it's before the system closes.

Allocate+ will close on Monday 13 July at 10am so it can sort through the preferences.

Allocate adjustment

On Tuesday 21 July at 10am, Allocate+ will reopen for you to check your timetable for clashes and make changes if free timeslots are available. You also have the option of requesting a swap. The system works on a first-come, first-served basis during this time.

Semester two 2020

This semester, we're releasing your timetable in two stages:

  • Tuesday 21 July at 10am: For activities in weeks 1–3 (3–21 Aug). All lectures and seminars will continue to be online for the remainder of 2020, and tutorials and other learning activities will be online until at least after the lockdown. All on-campus practicals and workshops will be postponed, with some exemptions.
  • The release of the semester two timetable for week 4 onwards will be delayed until further notice.

You’ll be able to make changes to your timetable until 5pm on Friday 4 September.

For further information, see the fact sheet.


Some courses have a set timetable, so some students don't have to add their class activities. You'll only be able to view the timetable, not change it – this applies to Parkville students.

Off-campus: you don't need to create a timetable if you're not attending classes.

Get started

Log into Allocate+ using your Monash username and password.

Help with creating your timetable

Your units

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When you log in, your units will be listed on the left-hand side.

Each unit has activities underneath (lecture, tutorial, etc.). It's these activities that you need to allocate preferred class times.

Status icons

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Units with a green tick have been allocated for you by your faculty. Those with yellow have allocations pending approval. Units marked with red need to be allocated.

Numbering your preferences

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You need to choose each activity with a red status, and put your preferred class times in order of 1 (most preferred time) to least preferred. The system will tell you how many preferences you need to enter.

Calendar view

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Near the top right of the screen you can switch to calendar view or back to grid view.

Saving your preferences

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Don't forget to save your preferences before moving on to the next activity. Ensure all class activities for your units have been allocated. You get another chance to change your preferred times once the system sorts then reopens for the adjustment period.