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 25 January 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 8 February at 9am so it can sort through the preferences.

Students in Australia

If you’re in Australia, you’re expected to attend on-campus activities. Choose classes with a location on campus, e.g. CL_19Anc/386.

You may see online options in Allocate+ but these can’t be guaranteed if you’re in Australia - preference will be given to students unable to attend due to travel and/or state border restrictions, or Federal Government COVID-19 health advice.

If you require fully online options for the entire teaching period, apply for special consideration and we’ll be in touch before teaching starts. If your application is approved, you‘ll remain online for the entire teaching period.

Students outside Australia

If you’re currently based overseas, choose the online options in Allocate+. You’ll know the classes are taught entirely online because:

  • the location column will be empty
  • the description column will include either the word LiveStream or OnDemand.

You’ll be able to catch-up on any essential placements or labs once you return to campus.

Allocate adjustment

On Tuesday 16 February 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.

Calendar view

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