Getting your timetable and textbooks

computer-studyYour textbooks

It's best not to buy your textbooks until you start classes. Your lecturers will tell you which ones you need.

La Trobe Student Union operates a second hand bookshop and can post textbooks to students on any La Trobe campus.

Your timetable

La Trobe University uses a timetable system called Allocate Plus. You can use Allocate Plus to choose class times for all your enrolled subjects. You will need your La Trobe username and password to access this system. See below for more information specific to each Faculty.

Assistance and advice will be available during Orientation. Check out the Orientation Programme to find out when your faculty is holding a timetabling session.

What does a uni timetable look like?

A video explaining a university timetable, and how much time a degree might take.

Business, Economics & Law

A full-time enrolment is normally 120 credit points (or eight subjects) per year. Each course in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law has a course grid that will help you track your progress and determine which subjects are required throughout your degree.

If you have enrolled into your subjects, you can view your personalised timetable using Allocate Plus. You should log onto Allocate Plus and select the tutorial/seminar for each of your subjects. Please read the information on the Allocate Plus page carefully to ensure you have the best chance at getting your preferred times.

If you have not yet enrolled, you can still view your timetable. All you need to do is enter each subject code and the campus.

If you need further help with timetabling, you can get assistance at the Timetable Drop-in sessions run during Orientation. You may also like to talk to your Connect Volunteer about timetabling tips.

Humanities & Social Sciences

If you have enrolled into your subjects, you can view your personalised timetable using Allocate Plus. You should log onto Allocate Plus and select the tutorial/seminar for each of your subjects. Please read the information on the Allocate Plus page carefully to ensure you have the best chance at getting your preferred times.

If you have not yet enrolled, you can still view your timetable. All you need to do is enter each subject code and the campus.

If you need further help with timetabling, you can get assistance at the Timetable Drop-in sessions run during Orientation. You may also like to talk to your Connect Volunteer about timetabling tips. 

Science, Technology & Engineering

A full-time enrolment is normally 120 credit points (or eight subjects) per year. Each course in the Faculty of Science, Technology & Engineering has a Course Map that will help you track your progress. It will show you which subjects are required (core subjects) and which can be chosen as electives. You were mailed a copy of your Course Map in your Enrolment. Contact the Faculty to receive another copy.

If you have enrolled into your subjects, you can view your personalised timetable using Allocate Plus. You should log onto Allocate Plus and select the tutorial/seminar for each of your subjects. Please read the information on the Allocate Plus page carefully to ensure you have the best chance at getting your preferred times.

If you have not yet enrolled, you can still view your timetable. All you need to do is enter each subject code and the campus.

If you need further help with timetabling, you can get assistance at the Timetable Drop-in sessions run during Orientation. You may also like to talk to your Connect Volunteer about timetabling tips. 

Education

Bendigo Campus

Education courses 

These courses share a core first year:

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood and Education
  • Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

If you have enrolled into your subjects, you can view your personalised timetable using Allocate Plus.

Further timetabling information will be provided at your course welcome sessions during orientation week. Please read it carefully – it has been prepared to provide all students with a spread of classes across the week and each day.

You will be allocated a class (POD) that you'll be in for all classes. This enables you to get to know a small group of students within the larger first year cohort.

Classes are not normally scheduled for first year students on Monday and Friday as these days are used for practicum. If you need to change your allocated class you will need to speak to the first year course administrator during Orientation once you have received your timetable.

Outdoor and Environmental Education
  • Bachelor of Outdoor Education
  • Bachelor of Outdoor Environmental Education
  • Bachelor Outdoor Recreation Education
  • Bachelor of Physical and Outdoor Education
  • Bachelor of Nature Tourism
  • Bachelor of Natural Resource Education

If you have enrolled into your subjects, you can view your personalised timetable using Allocate Plus. Further timetabling information will be provided at your course welcome sessions during Orientation.

Classes are timetabled for Monday to Wednesday, with practical classes timetabled periodically throughout the semester on Thursday through Sunday.

Melbourne Campus

  • Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)
  • Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)
  • Bachelor of Outreach and Community Education.

Enrol into your tutorials/seminars via Allocate Plus.

You should log onto Allocate Plus and select the tutorial/seminar for each of your subjects. Please read the important dates on the Allocate Plus page to ensure you have the best chance at getting your preferred times.

If you are studying subjects from other Faculties that use Allocate Plus you can select classes for those subjects as well.

Mildura Campus

  • Bachelor of Education

If you have enrolled into your subjects, you can view your personalised timetable using Allocate Plus. Further timetabling information will be provided at your course welcome sessions during Orientation.

Health Sciences

Most of the Faculty's courses share a core first year (CFY).

Courses that share a CFY

If you're doing the core first year, you will use Allocate Plus to organise your timetable.

Courses that don't share the CFY

The following courses either don't share the CFY or only partially share it:

  • Bachelor of Nursing (Division 2 Conversion) - Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne, Mildura, Shepparton
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)  - Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences in Dentistry/Master of Dentistry - Bendigo.


We'll provide timetabling information for these courses in three ways: