Annual timetable for 2021

ACU will be moving to an annual rolled timetable in 2021.  The timetable for all 2021 teaching periods will be available for staff and students to view in October 2020.

Why are we moving to an annual rolled timetable?

The decision to move to an annual rolled timetable has been reached after an extensive consultation period.

  • An annual timetable will give students and staff the opportunity to plan further ahead.
  • Bringing the publication of the timetable forward to align with the re-enrolment period will provided a more seamless experience for students, and encourage early re-enrolment for the full year.
  • Timetable data collection will be concentrated into a single streamlined annual period.
Timetable data collection

Data collection for all 2021 teaching periods will take place between 8 June and 10 July.  We understand there might be some things that will be subject to change at this time.  Please provide the best information that you have available and let the Timetabling team know of any changes.

As this year's timetable will form the foundation of the 2021 timetable, the only data we need is:

  • will existing units be running in 2021
  • expected enrolment numbers
  • new units
  • units offered on alternating year cycles.

At this stage, we do not need to know teaching staff details. Staffing information will be collected later in the year.

Draft timetable

The draft timetable will be open to staff from 10 August to 2 October. This is your opportunity to request changes to the timetable to make sure that it meets the needs of your students and staff.

Information sessions

The CST project team will be holding timetabling information sessions across the university throughout March and April. We will explain more about how the annual timetable will work and about the move to preferential class selection in Semester 2.  You will have the opportunity to ask any questions that you might have about timetabling. 

Key dates

WDC opens (Timetable data collection)

8 June - 10 July

Draft timetable released to staff

10 August - 2 October

2021 timetable published

5 October

Allocate+ preferences open to students

12 October - 23 November

Personalised timetables released to students

From 30 November

We will also be providing dedicated information and training sessions to Timetabling Liaison Officers to support them through this transition.

You can find a detailed list of 2020 timetabling dates on the staff timetabling page.

More information

If there are any changes to the project plans necessitated by ACU’s COVID-19 virus response, we will keep you informed.

To stay up to date with changes to timetabling and progress on the Class Selection and Timetabling project, join the CST workplace group.

If you have any questions, please email

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