MyTimetable is an online class allocation system accessed through MyVU.

If you are studying at an Australian campus:

  1. Log on to MyVU
  2. Click on VU Calendar on the left hand sidebar
  3. At the bottom of the VU Calendar click on the relevant link to MyTimetable.

If you are studying at an overseas campus:

  1. Log on to MyVU
  2. Click MyTimetable on the left hand sidebar.

In MyTimetable you can:

  • browse available times for the units you're enrolled in
  • specify your time preferences for when you'd like to attend
  • change your allocated times after preferences have been sorted (subject to availability).

Please note that it's your responsibility to confirm the location of your lectures and tutorials.

Explanation of Higher Education timetables

We have three types of timetables for our bachelor and postgraduate degrees taught in Melbourne:

  • Four-week Block Model timetable: for students who are studying in four-week blocks, as part of the VU Block Model, where units are taught one after the other.
  • Eight-week Block Model timetable: for students who are studying in eight-week blocks (two units over eight weeks), as part of the VU Block Model
  • Standard Higher Education timetable: for students studying multiple units at the same time over a semester.

Our trimester timetables apply to the following:

We may be able to grant you consideration for medical reasons that affect your ability to attend particular class times. To be considered you need to register with Disability & accessibility services and have submitted your preferences using MyTimetable.

See our academic calendars for semester, trimester and study-break dates.

MyTimetable modes

Throughout the year, VU's MyTimetable will open in various modes that let you enter preferences, view your timetable or change allocations.

Here is an explanation of each mode with times that each take place:

  • Preference entry mode (9am): MyTimetable is open for you to enter your preferences. Your preferences are not handled in the order they are received, so you have plenty of time to review your options and build a timetable that works well.
  • Preference sort closed (8am): MyTimetable is closed as we sort your preferences and allocate you into classes.
  • Allocation open (9am): MyTimetable is open for you to view your personal timetable and change your allocations.
  • Read-only mode (3pm): MyTimetable is open for you to view your timetable, but you can't change allocations.
  • Closed for semester/block (3pm): MyTimetable is closed, and you can no longer view your personal timetable.

The dates for each mode of the timetable are listed under headings below.

Block Model timetable (Melbourne & Sydney)

MyTimetable modes in Semester 2, 2020 Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Teaching 27/07/2020 - 21/08/2020 24/08/2020 - 18/09/2020 21/09/2020 - 23/10/2020 26/10/2020 - 20/11/2020
Preference entry mode 11/05/2020 11/05/2020 11/05/2020 11/05/2020
Preference sort 13/07/2020 13/07/2020 13/07/2020 13/07/2020
Allocation open 14/07/2020 14/07/2020 14/07/2020 14/07/2020
Read-only mode 30/07/2020 27/08/2020 24/09/2020 29/10/2020
Closed for block 21/08/2020 18/09/2020 23/10/2020 20/11/2020

Semester 1, 2021

Block 1
  • Teaching dates: 22 February 2021–19 March 2021
  • Preference entry mode: 11 January 2021
  • Preference sort: 8 February 2021
  • Allocation open: 8 February 2021
  • Read-only mode: 25 February 2021
  • Closed for block: 19 March 2021.
Block 2
  • Teaching dates: 22 March 2021–23 April 2021
  • Preference entry mode: 11 January 2021
  • Preference sort: 8 February 2021
  • Allocation open: 8 February 2021
  • Read-only mode: 23 March 2021
  • Closed for block: 23 April 2021.
Block 3
  • Teaching dates: 3 May 2021–28 May 2021
  • Preference entry mode: 11 January 2021
  • Preference sort: 8 February 2021
  • Allocation open: 8 February 2021
  • Read-only mode: 6 May 2021
  • Closed for block: 28 May 2021.
Block 4
  • Teaching dates: 31 May 2021–25 June 2021
  • Preference entry mode: 11 January 2021
  • Preference sort: 8 February 2021
  • Allocation open: 8 February 2021
  • Read-only mode: 3 June 2021
  • Closed for block: 25 June 2021.

Semester 2, 2021

Block 1
  • Teaching dates: 2 August 2021–27 August 2021
  • Preference entry mode: 15 June 2021
  • Preference sort: 19 July 2021
  • Allocation open: 19 July 2021
  • Read-only mode: 5 August 2021
  • Closed for block: 27 August 2021.
Block 2
  • Teaching dates: 30 August 2021–24 September 2021
  • Preference entry mode: 15 June 2021
  • Preference sort: 19 July 2021
  • Allocation open: 19 July 2021
  • Read-only mode: 2 September 2021
  • Closed for block: 24 September 2021.
Block 3
  • Teaching dates: 4 October 2021–29 October 2021
  • Preference entry mode: 15 June 2021
  • Preference sort: 19 July 2021
  • Allocation open: 19 July 2021
  • Read-only mode: 7 October 2021
  • Closed for block: 29 October 2021.
Block 4
  • Teaching dates: 1 November 2021–26 November 2021
  • Preference entry mode: 15 June 2021
  • Preference sort: 19 July 2021
  • Allocation open: 19 July 2021
  • Read-only mode: 4 November 2021
  • Closed for block: 26 November 2021.

Block 1

  • Teaching dates: 22 February 2021–23 April 2021
  • Preference entry mode: 11 January 2021
  • Preference sort: 8 February 2021
  • Allocation open: 8 February 2021
  • Read-only mode: 1 March 2021
  • Closed for block: 23 April 2021.

Block 2

  • Teaching dates: 3 May 2021–25 June 2021
  • Preference entry mode: 11 January 2021
  • Preference sort: 8 February 2021
  • Allocation open: 8 February 2021
  • Read-only mode: 10 May 2021
  • Closed for block: 25 June 2021.

Block 3

  • Teaching dates: 2 August 2021–24 September 2021
  • Preference entry mode: 15 June 2021
  • Preference sort: 19 July 2021
  • Allocation open: 19 July 2021
  • Read-only mode: 9 August 2021
  • Closed for block: 24 September 2021.

Block 4

  • Teaching dates: 4 October 2021–26 November 2021
  • Preference entry mode: 15 June 2021
  • Preference sort: 19 July 2021
  • Allocation open: 19 July 2021
  • Read-only mode: 11 October 2021
  • Closed for block: 26 November 2021.

Block 5

  • Teaching dates: 29 November 2021–11 February 2022
  • Preference entry mode: 18 October 2021
  • Preference sort: 15 November 2021
  • Allocation open: 15 November 2021
  • Read-only mode: 6 December 2021
  • Closed for block: 11 February 2022.

Summer block 2 (December), 2020

  • Teaching dates: 23 November 2020–18 December 2020
  • Allocation open: 9 November 2020
  • Read-only mode: 26 November 2020
  • Closed for block: 18 December 2020.

Summer block, 2021

  • Teaching dates: 18 January 2021–12 February 2021
  • Allocation open: 4 January 2021
  • Read-only mode: 21 January 2021
  • Closed for block: 12 February 2021.

Winter block, 2021

  • Teaching dates: 5 July 2021–30 July 2021
  • Allocation open: 7 June 2021
  • Read-only mode: 8 July 2021
  • Closed for block: 30 July 2021.

Standard Higher Education semester timetable

Semester 1, 2021

  • Teaching dates: 22 February 2021–21 May 2021
  • Preference entry mode: 11 January 2021
  • Preference sort: 8 February 2021
  • Allocation open: 8 February 2021
  • Read-only mode: 1 March 2021
  • Closed for semester: 21 May 2021

Semester 2, 2021

  • Teaching dates: 2 August 2021–29 October 2021
  • Preference entry mode: 10 May 2021
  • Preference sort: 19 July 2021
  • Allocation open: 19 July 2021
  • Read-only mode: 9 August 2021
  • Closed for semester: 29 October 2021

Semester 3 - Summer school, 2020/21

  • Teaching dates: 9 November 2020–29 January 2021
  • Allocation open: 2 November 2020
  • Read-only mode: 16 November 2020
  • Closed for semester: 29 January 2021

Semester 4 - Winter school, 2021

  • Teaching dates: 14 June 2021–23 July 2021
  • Allocation open: 17 May 2021
  • Read-only mode: 21 June 2021
  • Closed for semester: 23 July 2021

Melbourne trimesters

For 2020, trimesters in Melbourne apply to foundations courses and some postgraduate business courses.

For 2021, only Foundations course students in Melbourne study in trimesters.

  • Teaching dates: 9 November 2020–12 February 2021
  • Allocation open: 19 October 2020
  • Read-only mode: 16 November 2020
  • Closed for semester: 12 February 2021

  • Teaching dates: 15 February 2021–21 May 2021
  • Allocation open: 18 January 2021
  • Read-only mode: 22 February 2021
  • Closed for semester: 21 May 2021

  • Teaching dates: 14 June 2021–10 September 2021
  • Allocation open: 17 May 2021
  • Read-only mode: 21 June 2021
  • Closed for semester: 10 September 2021

  • Teaching dates: 4 October 2021–14 January 2022
  • Allocation open: 6 September 2021
  • Read-only mode: 11 October 2021
  • Closed for semester: 14 January 2022

VU Sydney trimesters (for postgraduate students)

  • Teaching dates: 16 November 2020–12 February 2021
  • Allocation open: 2 November 2020
  • Read-only mode: 11 December 2020
  • Closed for semester: 12 February 2021

  • Teaching dates: 15 March 2021–11 June 2021
  • Allocation open: 15 February 2021
  • Read-only mode: 29 March 2021
  • Closed for semester: 11 June 2021

  • Teaching dates: 19 July 2021–8 October 2021
  • Allocation open: 21 June 2021
  • Read-only mode: 2 August 2021
  • Closed for semester: 8 October 2021

  • Teaching dates: 15 November 2021–11 February 2022
  • Allocation open: 18 October 2021
  • Read-only mode: 29 November 2021
  • Closed for semester: 11 February 2022