What’s new for continuing students in 2015?

A new timetable in 2015

The timetable for 2015 and will be substantially different from previous years.  Prior to enrolling in your 2015 topics make sure you review the new 2015 timetable when it is published on 17 November 2014.

If you identify any issues with your timetable such as clashes between core topics, missing timetable information or inconsistencies, please report the issue to your Faculty or School.  Log in to Ask Trim using your FAN and password for a list of Faculty/School contacts.

  • Important academic and enrolment dates for 2015 are now available on our Dates page.
  • Flinders University’s Plaza Redevelopment and Student Hub are now under way. Please look out for signage to help you navigate the Bedford Park campus throughout 2015. For more information about the new face of Flinders, check out the Flinders Future Focus website.
  • From 1 January 2015, subject to the passage of legislation, the discount of 10% for upfront student contribution payments will be removed. See the Study Assist website for updated information.
  • Flinders University’s Tonsley campus will be opening in January 2015. Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics students studying beyond first year will note the new location of Tonsley in their timetable details.  Check your topics to confirm the location.
  • Continuing student scholarships at Flinders University are open from January. Search the Scholarships page for awards which you may be eligible for and apply online via the Student Information System.

When is the 2015 timetable available?

Detailed class timetables will be available from 17 November 2014 on the Timetable Information 2015 pages.  Use the search filters to display the details of each topic applicable to you.

Other individual topic information is currently available from the Topics 2015 pages.


When do I enrol in topics and register in classes?

Enrolment and class registration will commence in the week of 24 November 2014.  The dates when particular topic areas open are detailed in the Enrolment and Class Registration Schedule.

Be aware that the final date to enrol in topics and register in classes is the second Friday of each semester.  See the Dates page for these and other critical enrolment dates, including information about summer and other non-semester dates.


What must I do before enrolling?

  • First you must plan your study for 2015.  Make sure that you check your course rule for topic changes.  Look for any course information/advice sessions provided for your course.  Contact your course coordinator if you are unsure about your choice of topics.
  • Pay any outstanding debts to the University or you will not be able to enrol. Check your Fee account to see further details if you do have any outstanding fees with Flinders University.
  • Changing courses? If you are transferring to a new course or your course has changed as a result of a course restructure, and you are a Commonwealth supported student, you must complete new Commonwealth Assistance Form (CAF), in addition, if you wish to defer your student services and amenities fees, you will need to also submit an SA-HELP form via the Student Information System. Approval is normally immediate.
  • Update all your personal details using ‘My Details’ on the Student Information System. Check that your address, phone, emergency contact, citizenship & residency, cultural, disability and parent/guardian education details are correct.

I am ready to enrol, what happens next?

  • Log in to the Student Information System and select the ‘My Enrolment’ tab.
  • If this is the first time that you are enrolling in a particular course, then you will need to select the relevant course and read and consent to the declaration before proceeding.
  • Follow the advice on Step 3 - Enrol in topics and register for classes for detailed instructions on how to enrol in topics.
  • Note that 'Bedford Park' is now listed as the location for topics and courses held at the Bedford Park campus, replacing 'Flinders' in the Student Information System.
  • Check your enrolment using the ‘View My Current Enrolment’ side menu option to ensure that you have enrolled successfully. Obtain a Confirmation of Enrolment, if required.

How do I choose my classes?

You can register in all classes for 2015 including Semester 2 classes. To plan your timetable for 2015:

  • Search the timetable for details of your topics, including the activities of each topic (eg lecture, tutorial, practical) and the times when these activities are offered.
  • Check out the Unibuddy unofficial timetable planner created by Flinders Honours students. Always check back to the official University timetable and to your registered classes in the Student Information System to confirm your class times. Alternatively, plan a draft timetable using the Timetable planner (PDF 37KB).
  • Choose a time for each activity in each topic.  Classes with a chain icon are part of a stream of related classes for the topic. If your classes have this icon, you will need to choose a stream which will register you in to a series of classes.  Note that you cannot register in individual classes from different streams.

I am ready to register in classes, what happens next?

  • Log in to the Student Information System and select the ‘My Timetable’ tab. All available classes will be displayed on the timetable grid.
  • Follow the advice on Step 3 - Enrol in topics and register for classes for detailed instructions on how to register in classes.
  • Check and print your timetable. Click on the 'Print' icon just above the grid to obtain a print-friendly copy of your timetable.  You can select a 'Week Starting' period and view/print the timetable for just one week.

What about waitlisting?

You can waitlist for classes when no places remain in a class, and you will see a clock icon against the class. Waitlisted classes show in grey on your timetable grid. Your hourglass will not be full because you are not yet registered in a class. Waitlisting does NOT mean you are guaranteed a place in a class. Choose another class that fits in with your timetable, even if it is not your preferred time.

Waitlisting will close on Friday 20 February 2015 for Semester 1 topics and Friday 17 July 2015 for Semester 2 topics.  Students will not be able to waitlist for classes after these dates. Anyone remaining on a waitlist will be removed and will need to choose an alternative time. Ensure you have registered in all Semester 1 classes before teaching starts in the week commencing Monday 2 March 2015 and Monday 27 July 2015 for Semester 2 classes.

Important dates you need to know.

Classes normally start in the week commencing:

  • Monday 2 March 2015 for Semester 1 topics;
  • Monday 27 July 2015 for Semester 2 topics; or
  • Summer and other non-Semester topics have different start and census dates.  Check your timetable for details.

The last date to enrol in topics or change class registration is:

  • Friday 13 March 2015 for Semester 1 topics;
  • Friday 7 August 2015 for Semester 2 topics; or
  • The last day of teaching or the census date, whichever date is earlier, for summer and other non-semester topics.

The last date to pay fees is the Friday of week 2 in each semester.  In 2015, the payment due dates are:

  • Friday 13 March 2015 for Semester 1 topics;
  • Friday 7 August 2015 for Semester 2 topics; or
  • Specified dates for summer and other non-semester topics. Check your Fee Account for details.

The census date is the last date to withdraw from topics without incurring student contribution amounts, tuition fees or student services and amenities fees, which is the Friday of week 5 in each semester.  In 2015, the census dates are:

  • Friday 3 April 2015 for Semester 1 topics;
  • Friday 28 August 2015 for Semester 2 topics; or
  • Specified dates for summer and other non-semester topics. Check your Confirmation of Enrolment or the timetable for details.

Census dates for all topics are published on the timetable or at the Census dates page.

Other critical enrolment dates can be found on the Academic year dates page.

When can I change my enrolment or classes?

You can enrol in additional topics, or change classes at any time until the last date to enrol. See Important dates you need to know above.

Enrolment may be accepted after the last date to add topics, but prior to the census date, only if special approval is obtained. See more information via the Ask Trim website.

If you wish to withdraw from a topic, you must do this before the census date to avoid incurring student contribution amounts, tuition fees and student services and amenities fees. Note: unregistering from a class does not withdraw you from a topic.

The University must comply with Australian Government legislation in regard to census dates for topics and cannot make special provisions for students who have failed to enrol or withdraw on time.


I don't meet the prerequisite for a topic I want to enrol in because I'm waiting for a result, can I enrol?

You will be able to enrol if you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite topic.

If you are sitting a supplementary exam, or are still awaiting results, it is recommended that you enrol and register in classes as if you have passed the requirements of that topic.

However, if you subsequently fail the prerequisite topic, you will need to amend your enrolment or obtain approval for a prerequisite waiver to avoid cancellation.

If you need further assistance with issues relating to prerequisites, request support via Ask Trim.


What happens after enrolment?

  • Check your enrolment
    Check your enrolment carefully after adding or withdrawing from topics to ensure that you are enrolled;

    • in the correct topics,
    • under the correct courses (if undertaking a combined degrees program),
    • for the correct semester or study period, and
    • in the correct location.

           Select ‘View my Current Enrolment’ on the Student Information System menu to confirm your enrolment.

  • Update your student card
    New stickers will be available in the Enrolment Support Centre, located in the Library, up until the last day to enrol.  During Orientation Week, these stickers are available from the Enrolment Services stand in the Humanities Courtyard.  After the last day to enrol, stickers are only available from Enrolment Services in the Student Centre.

  • Maintain a full-time enrolment (where required)
    To be enrolled full-time you need to study 18 units in a semester.  In some circumstances students may enrol in more than 18 units - this is called an overload. Special approval is required for any overload more than 22.5 units per semester. You will be required to pay any fees and charges associated with the additional enrolment. You can request overload approval via the Ask Trim website.

    Students receiving support from Centrelink must be enrolled in at least 13.5 units per semester. If you are enrolled in 2 separate courses which are not recognised as official double degrees at Flinders University, then you must be enrolled in at least 13.5 units in one of your courses each semester to remain eligible for Centrelink support.

    International students in Australia on a student visa must normally complete their degree within the approved visa period, usually 18 units per semester. Your course coordinator can assist you to plan your studies to meet these requirements. See Student visa holder responsibilities. Information can be found on the Enrolment information page or find more answers via the Ask Trim website.

  • Check and pay your fees
    Your Fee account is only available online.  An invoice or fee account will not be mailed to you. View your fee details in the Student Information System using the ‘My Finances>View Financial Transactions’ option in the side menu. Click on the 'Get my Fee Account by email' button to see all fees, due dates and amounts to be deferred where applicable. Make sure you pay your fees by the due date.

    If you change courses, topics, or enrol in topics over the recommended full-time enrolment, your outstanding fee amounts may change. You can print your up-to-date fee account at any time to view current outstanding fee amounts.

    Note: It is your responsibility to check how much you owe and pay your fees by the due date.

  • Keep your personal details up-to-date at all times
    Go to the Student Information System and click on the 'My Details' tab to update your personal details.  In particular, ensure that your address, telephone numbers and emergency contact details are up-to-date so that we can maintain correspondence with you.

  • Read your University email regularly
    Your University email is used for enrolment and study-related communication, so make sure you check it regularly. If you wish to forward your Flinders emails to another email account, please follow the Student computing instructions on forwarding your email.

Need help?

Just Ask Trim.  You can find details on the Need Help? web page.  Ask Trim for information on a range of topics including enrolment, class registration, and fees.

For general enquiries about enrolment or fees you can also contact:

  • Enrolment Services
    Ph: (08) 8201 3950 or 1300 360 351 (local call cost within Australia)
  • Student Finance Services
    Ph: (08) 8201 3143 or 1300 360 351 (local call cost within Australia)