Your T2/2021 timetable questions answered
In Trimester 2 (T2), we’ll be continuing with blended study – featuring both on-campus and online learning. To help you plan ahead, here’s all you need to know about timetables in T2 – who needs one, how to create your timetable and important dates.
Do I need a timetable?
If you’re enrolled in on-campus units, you need a timetable. You create your timetable through an online system called STAR (Student Timetable Allocation and Registration).
If you’re an on-campus student currently based outside Australia and an online option isn’t available for your activity, please contact your Unit Chair. You can find Unit Chair information in the 2021 University Handbook.
If you’re enrolled in Cloud online units (shown in StudentConnect delivery mode as ‘Cloud Online’), you don’t need a STAR timetable. To find your online unit information, check your CloudDeakin unit site one week before the start of trimester – from Monday 5 July.
If you’re enrolled in both Cloud and on-campus units, you only need a STAR timetable for your on‑campus units.
How do I plan my timetable?
We encourage you to plan ahead by looking at the provisional timetable. This gives a sneak peek into when classes, seminars and other learning experiences are scheduled, and will help you to see what options may suit you best.
The provisional timetable will be available from Monday 14 June.
When do I create my timetable?
- You can enter your preferences in STAR at any time from 10am, Monday 21 June to 10am, Wednesday 30 June.
- This gives you nine days to consider your options and enter your preferences. It doesn’t matter when you enter your preferences during this period – the activities will be allocated for everyone after the preference entry period ends. So take enough time to think about what will work best for you in T2.
How do I enter my preferences?
Check out the STAR webpage and instructional video for some easy-to-follow directions. Remember that:
- Blended study may mean your timetable has a mixture of on-campus and online activities.
- If you’re able to come to campus, you should select an on-campus option for that activity.
- If you see building and room information in the location column, the activity is on campus.
- If you see ‘ONLINE’ in the location column, the activity is online.
Where can I get help?
- You can find other important STAR dates and information on the STAR webpage.
- Contact Student Central if you have any queries.