- Read your course rule
- Attend an information session
- Find topics & plan your timetable
- Seek advice
- What is a full-time enrolment?
- Apply for credit for previous study
- Consider applying for a combined degree
- Defer an offer of accept another offer
- Important dates you need to know
Plan your study for 2014 before you go online to enrol in topics and register for classes. You need to know which topics are required for your course, and which topics you should enrol in first. You may need to decide on subject areas if majors, minors, specialisations or streams are part of your course structure.
Planning your study before going online is the most important step to ensure a smooth enrolment experience!
The course rule details the topics you need to study in order to complete your course. This may include core, option and elective topics, and details of specialisations, streams, and major and minor areas of study. Read this first, before you attempt to enrol. The course rule will help you decide which topics or subject areas interest you. A link to your course rule can be found on your personal 5 steps to Flinders or the Flinders course information page.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you complete the requirements of your course according to the course rule.
Course advice and information sessions may be offered for your course. These sessions are an important way to find out about the requirements of your course, which topics to enrol in, and when and where they are offered. Check your 5 steps to Flinders for session details or the Course advice details page.
The Topics 2014 site has information on each topic, including the syllabus, any prerequisites, timetable and fees. Follow the links from your5 steps to Flinders or go to Topics 2014.
Decided on the topics you need for 2014? Plan a draft timetable using the details of class activities, days and times before you go online to enrol. Consider alternatives in case classes fill quickly.
Download a Timetable planner (PDF 37KB) to help schedule your classes.
Some intensives and summer schools have early start dates, check the timetable for details. Some classes may not start until the second week of semester, check your timetable carefully for start dates.
Still unsure which topics to enrol in? The course coordinator and administrative officer for your course can assist you with course advice. Find their contact details on your 5 steps to Flinders, or the Course advice details page.
Full-time students normally complete 18 units each semester, or 36 units a year. In some circumstances you may enrol in more than 36 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 load. You can request overload approval via the Ask Trim website.
Students receiving Youth Allowance or Austudy from Centrelink must be enrolled in at least 13.5 units per semester.
If you are an international student studying in Australia on a student visa, refer to the Information for international students page for details of your enrolment responsibilities.
If you have already studied at a higher education institution, TAFE/VET, or other Registered Training Organisation, you may be eligible for credit towards your course. Credit applications should be lodged as soon as possible, and normally no later than two weeks before the start of the relevant semester. If you lodge your application late then it may not be processed in time. For more information see your 5 steps to Flinders or the Credit transfer website.
Combined degrees allow you to undertake in-depth study in combinations that are not usually available in single degrees, eg Bachelor of Nursing/Bachelor of Health Sciences. Cross-credit reduces the time and cost and, with just 1 to 1.5 years extra study, you graduate with two degrees. Interested? Check to see if a combined degree is available for your course.
Admission to combined degrees in the mid-year offer round is subject to the availability of places.
If you decide to defer, or accept a subsequent offer, you must ensure that you have withdrawn from your enrolment on the Student Information System. Follow the instructions for withdrawing from topics before the census date. If you remain enrolled in topics after the census date you will incur student contribution amounts,tuition fees and student services and amenities fees. If you were offered a place through SATAC, make sure that you notify SATAC of you decision to defer.
SATAC offers for mid-year enrolment cannot be deferred, you will need to re-apply later for a place.
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Classes will normally start in the week commencing:
Some classes may not start until the second week of semester. Check your timetable carefully for start dates.
The last date to pay fees is the Friday of week 2 in each semester. In 2014, the payment due dates are:
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 2014, these census dates are:
Census dates for all topics are published with timetable details or can be found on the Census date website.
Other critical enrolment dates can be found at Academic year dates.