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Commonwealth supported students must have an approved CAF before enrolling.

International students studying in Australia will normally be able to commence enrolment and class registration before arrival. If you have problems completing your enrolment and class registration off-shore, lodge a help request via the Ask Flinders website.

Check the Enrolment and class registration schedule to ensure you know which day(s) enrolment and class registration opens.


Enrol in topics

Check the Enrolment and class registration schedule for the date topics open for enrolment. You need to enrol in all topics, even if you decide to amend your enrolment later.

To enrol in topics, view the following video and follow the steps below.

1. Log in

Log in to the Student System using your Flinders Student ID number and password.

2. Choose your course

Select the 'My Enrolment' tab. The 'Choose a Course' page will list all courses you have applied for, enquired about or been offered a place in. Your will only be able to enrol in course you are admitted to.  Select the course you want to enrol in. Your study plan details for this course will be displayed.

If you are enrolling in more than one course, eg a combined degree program, complete the enrolment process for topics in the first course before returning to this 'Choose a Course' page to complete enrolment for your other course(s).

3. Select your topics

Submit an Enrolment Declaration before proceeding.  Click on the 'Accept' link above your study plan grid. Read, accept, and submit ('Agree' button) the Enrolment Declaration.

Before you enrol note the important information about your course located at the top of the page along with a link to the course rule.

Your Study Plan will list core topics and elective and option topic groups with enrolled and already passed topics appearing at the bottom of the table.

To add option/elective topics to your study plan, view the following video and follow the steps below.

  • Use the plus and minus icons to view or hide option and elective groups.  Click 'Choose' to search for a topic in these groups.  
  • Use the 'More Details' link to find specific information regarding the topic, option/elective group, or course. An 'Unavailable?' link will give a reason as to why the topic, group or course is unavailable for enrolment.
  • Use the search bar at the top of the study plan grid to change the Study Period and Location to display specific topic availabilities, or leave the search bar blank to show all options.

To enrol in topics:

  • Tick the appropriate 'Enrol?' checkbox to select one or more topics for enrolment. 
  • Remove the tick from the 'Enrol?' checkbox if you decide it is not the topic you want. 
  • Once you have completed your selection, click on the 'Next' button at the bottom of the screen.
  • Confirm that the topics on your Potential Enrolment list are correct.  Click on the 'Save' button at the bottom of the screen if you are happy with the selected topics, or click on the 'Back' button to choose different topics.

Your enrolment confirmation will show the topics you have enrolled in. Check that you have enrolled in the correct topics, under the right course (particularly if completing a combined degree), for the right semester or study period, and in the correct location.

Use the 'View My Current Enrolment' link in the side menu to check that you have successfully enrolled.  To have a Confirmation of Enrolment emailed to your University email address, click on the 'Get my Confirmation of Enrolment by email' button.


You will be disconnected from the system after 15 minutes on inactivity and any topics on your Potential Enrolment List will be deleted.  Enrol in a few topics at a time if you are still deciding between topics.

Request your student ID card

Your student ID card is required to borrow books from the Library, store credits required for photocopying and printing, attend examinations, obtain an academic transcript, obtain student concessions from transport and businesses (including those on campus), access Flinders University buildings and for attendance at student organised functions.

You must be enrolled in order to request a card, which will show your full or part-time status for the year. Please visit the Student ID card page for information on how to request your student ID card.

Register in Classes

Check the Enrolment and Class Registration schedule for the dates and times that your classes open for registration.

You will need to register for a class in each activity (eg lectures, labs and tutorials) for each of the topics you have enrolled in. Some topics (eg Distance Education topics) may not have timetabled classes. This is where your timetable planning from Plan your study proves helpful.

To register in classes, view the following video and follow the steps below.

1. Log in

If you have just enrolled in topics, then you can follow the link to register in classes. Otherwise, log in to the Student System using your Flinders Student ID number and password.

2. Register for classes

Select the ‘My Timetable’ tab.  All available classes will be displayed on the timetable grid.  You may already be registered in some classes (coloured light grey).  If there is only one class available, registration occurred automatically when you enrolled.  In this case you will see a half-full or full hourglass next to the relevant topic.

When no places remain in a class, waitlisting becomes available and you will see a clock icon against the class. If you waitlist for a class, you will automatically be registered for that class if a place becomes available. Think about registering in an alternative class if possible. See 'The class I need is full' section further down this page for more information and waitlisting closing dates.

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 into a series of classes.  Note that you cannot register in individual classes from different streams.

To register for classes:

  • Use your timetable planner to identify the classes you need in each topic
  • Click on the orange help icon (if needed) to expand details of how to register for classes
  • You can register for classes in all study periods, or for one study period at a time (this is preferable). Use the search criteria at the top of the page to select the study period
  • Click on 'Register' or 'Change' alongside a topic to display the available class options
  • Select the classes you require from the timetable the grid, and click 'Save'
  • You can change your class registration by clicking on the 'Change' icon alongside the topic details, at any time up until the last day to enrol in topics and register in classes: typically the Friday of week 2 each semester

Some topics may not have timetabled classes, eg. online classes or external study, in which case the commend alongside the half full or empty hourglass will state that a number of classes are not available.  Note: an hourglass may not appear full if there is an optional activity in which you have chosen not to register. 


The Student System will allow you to 'clash' classes (ie register in two classes at the same time for different topics).  It is your responsibility to ensure you can meet the attendance requirements for your topics.


3. Check and Print Your Timetable

Click on  to obtain a printer-friendly copy of your timetable.  You can select a 'Week Starting' period to view and print a timetable for just one week.

Resize your timetable grid in the Print screen, prior to printing, by following the instructions on the Print screen.

The class I need is full.  What do I do?

Check to see if other classes suit your timetable. Check the timetable you planned for alternative classes. Register in an alternative class, even if it is not your first choice.

Waitlist for the class. When no places remain in a class, waitlisting becomes available. By waitlisting you register your interest for a place in that class. If a place becomes available, the next person on the waitlist is registered and advised automatically via University email. Register in an alternative class if available.

Class sizes are checked regularly to ensure there are enough places for everyone. If you cannot find a place, contact your school for advice, or email the topic contact listed in the Ask Flinders website.

There is only one class I can attend and it's full, what do I do?

You may be able to apply for Special Consideration to attend that class. More information can be found at the Ask Flinders website.

Still waiting for advice?

Attend lectures or classes for the first two weeks. Talk to the lecturer, contact your school, or email the topic contact listed in the Ask Flinders website. It is your responsibility to ensure you have successfully registered in all classes before enrolment and class registration closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Add a topic, withdraw from a topic or change classes

You can add or change topics and classes up until the last date to enrol in topics and register in classes.  You can withdraw from topics after that date, but must do so before the census date to avoid incurring student contribution amounts, tuition fees and student services and amenities fees. See the Critical enrolment dates page for critical enrolment and payment dates.

Note: Unregistering from a class does not withdraw you from a topic.

For detailed instructions on how to amend your enrolment, including withdrawing from topics, see the Amending your enrolment page.

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.

Study a topic offered by another institution

This is called cross-institutional study. First, seek approval to study at another institution by submitting a help request via the Ask Flinders website. Log in and click on the 'Request Support' tab at the top of the main window. Provide as much detail as you can to help ensure a quick response (include a copy of any relevant emails, a topic description and unit weighting for the topic you wish to study).

Enrolment Services will seek approval for your cross-institutional enrolment and record this on your Confirmation of Enrolment. You will be notified by University email when this is done. Once approved, print a copy of your Confirmation of Enrolment from the Student Information System.

Follow the enrolment procedures at the institution where you wish to study. Use your Confirmation of Enrolment as evidence that you have approval to count relevant topics towards your course, and are a Commonwealth supported student (if applicable).

Allow enough time to complete your enrolment before the census date. You must ensure you are enrolled and have submitted a CAF (for Commonwealth supported students) to the other university by the census date. Universities cannot accept enrolments after this time.