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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Your timetable

At Monash, we use a timetabling system called Allocate+. It opens on Monday 14 June at 10am so you can enter your timetabling preferences.

Preference entry

During this time, you can nominate preferred times for all of your class activities such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practicals. It doesn’t matter how quickly you do this, as long as it's before the system closes. See Allocate+ features and functionality and how to enter your preferences.

Allocate+ will close on Monday 28 June at 9am so it can sort through the preferences.

Semester two teaching arrangements

  • Starting Monday 2 August, tutorials, practicals, labs, applied, studios and workshops will be held onsite/on-campus.
  • If you can study from home, you should continue to do so for all scheduled lectures.
  • If you can't study from home, you're welcome to use the libraries and study spaces in accordance with COVIDSafe arrangements.

Allocate adjustment

On Tuesday 6 July at 10am, Allocate+ will re-open in adjustment mode so you can 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. See how to adjust your timetable.


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.

Grid/calendar view

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Near the top right of the screen you can switch between grid/calendar view and list view.

Saving your preferences

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.