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Subject Selection

Towards the end of each study period you'll need to select and enrol in your next set of subjects.

Trimester 4 subject selection is now open

Check the full list of subjects and key dates.

Top tips for subject selection


Please note this is not relevant for Higher Degree by Research students.

  1. Check your course structure to decide on and choose your subjects, and view what class types are on offer:
  2. Check the subject selection quick reference guides below to familiarise yourself with the process.
  3. Watch the video guide.
  4. Make sure you are choosing classes at your home campus.
  5. When viewing the Student Portal on a mobile device, click "View desktop version" to see all panels in your subject selection tool.
  6. If you having issues, refresh your browser or open the Student Portal in an incognito window.

Watch this great video on 'How to choose the best subject for you course and career' from our Success Coach, Paul Grainger.

Alternate Student Portal

If you are enrolled in one of the following then you will need to access your specific student portal.

  • HLT54115 Diploma of Nursing
  • CHC51015 Diploma of Counselling
  • A Torrens University Launguage Centre (TULC) course

Log in to MyAccount

Subject selection instructions - alternate Student Portal

Student Portal - Hermes


Log in to My Account

How to enrol

Enrolling into your subjects is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Step 1 – Refer to your course structure for what subjects to choose next

Find your course structure here:

Step 2 – Log in to My Account

Step 3 – Use the Subject Selection tool to choose your classes

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Changing your enrolment

How do I change class times?

To keep studying a subject but move to a class at another time, make changes to your timetable in the Subject Selection Tool in My Account.

How do I change subjects?

You can withdraw from one subject and enrol in another within the Subject Selection Tool in My Account.

Note: Changes made after the census or withdrawal date may incur a cost or affect your academic record - check the Key Dates before making any changes.

How do I withdraw from a subject?

You can withdraw from a subject by:

Note: Changes made after the census or withdrawal date may incur a cost or affect your academic record - check the key dates first.

How to select your subjects in the Student Portal

Select subjects and register for classes


1. Go the Student Portal - you will need to select 'Student Access' and log in with your student email address and password.

2. From the Landing Page, click Subject Selection.

3. Click Register for Classes. Select the Study Period (e.g. Trimester 3, 2020) and your course, and then continue.

4. Select the next subject/s in the list as these align with your course structure. You must select one subject a time.

  • All subjects are listed in the left column. Any marked with a green dot are those you have completed, have credit for, or are currently enrolled in. Meeting time = your class time.
  • All class options for the subject will appear in the top right column.
  • This will show options for all campuses, including those from other states. Please make sure you select the campus relevant to your CAMPUS only.
  • Students from our Online Campus must select online classes only.
  • You can view more information (description, prerequisites, lecturer etc) by clicking on the subject name. 

5. Add the class you want. 

6. Click SUBMIT to finalise your class registration. You can do this after each subject if you prefer.

What happens after I select subjects and register for classes?

After you successfully register in your classes, you should expect to receive your invoice via your Office 365 student email. Invoices are sent to all students, upfront paying or FEE-HELP. You will see the fee amount and due date on the invoice. 

Check the full instructions at the Student Portal page.

Choosing classes at the correct campus

It is important that you select classes relevant to your campus only! 

In your Student Portal, go to your Student Profile to view the campus where your course is based. This is listed under 'General Information'.

When you are in the 'Register for Classes' view, each class option shows where the class will be held. This will show options for all campuses, including those from other states.

Select a class based at your campus (or an online class if you prefer).

Check your course page for specific information about the different class types:

Student Profile - find your campus

Subject Selection campus options

In your Student Portal, you can:

  • withdraw from (or drop) a subject
  • change to another class time

Check the full instructions at the Student Portal page.

What types of classes are there?

We offer face-to-face, on campus classes, and variations of online classes.

Refer to your course page for specific information on class types:

What if I can't drop or change a subject?

DROP option does not appear

  1. You may be trying to withdraw from the only subject you are enrolled in and will be blocked from doing so.
  2. Student Services registered you for a class manually
  3. You may need to refresh/clear your browser cache or open the Student Portal in an incognito browser window.

View class registration and timetable 

Now you can check which classes you are registered in, and print your schedule.


  1. Navigate to the Student Landing Page.
  2. Click Subject Selection.
  3. Click View Registration Information.
  4. Review your schedule.

You can also print your timetable by clicking on the Printer button (in the top right hand corner).

View Class Registration​​​​​​

Additional information

International students

Please check the International student page for the most recent information about visa requirements

If you have any questions on what subjects to select, chat with your Success Coach.

Students are reminded to seek advice from the Department of Home Affairs (Immigration) prior to making any variations on their enrolment as this may impact your Visa.

For Student Visa Changes due to COVID please refer to the below “I am an International Student” section.

For more information visit: Home Affairs


Course credit

Course credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

If you have already completed a qualification, or have a lot of relevant professional experience, you may be able to credit this against parts of your studies with us.

You should apply for course credit/RPL as soon as your have your documents available. If you are selecting your subjects for the upcoming trimester and plan on applying for course credit/ RPL, ensure you don't enrol in this/these subject(s).

When you apply for credit please provide us with as much supporting documentation as possible, including:

  • Learning outcomes
  • Copy of Academic Transcript/s
  • Copy of Statement of Attainment/s
  • Course or subject outlines
  • Program of study (including content)
  • Learning and assessment approaches

Application forms:

Deadline for submitting your application

Applications for course credit must be received by Week 2.


Can I change to another course?

To change courses, complete and submit a course transfer form:

Email your completed form to Student Services or hand it in to your Student Services team.

Do this well in advance to make sure you can start your new course in the next available study period.

Contact Student Services for additional help.

Can I take a Leave of Absence?

Taking a Leave of Absence means you postpone your studies while remaining enrolled in your course.

You may apply to take a leave of absence from your course for up to a maximum of 12 months.

Note: If you are an International student you may only apply for a Leave of Absence under compassionate and compelling grounds.

Refer to the appropriate Enrolment and Attendance Policy below for further information:

To apply, you'll need to complete the appropriate Application for Leave of Absence (Deferral) form below:

For further information contact Student Services

Need help?

Come in to campus and speak to the helpful Student Services Advisors

State Campus
NSW Kent St | Pyrmont | The Rocks | Ultimo | Blue Mountains
QLD Brisbane
SA Adelaide
VIC Fitzroy | Flinders St
Online Online campus students can drop in to their nearest campus or email Student Services with the subject line "Subject Selection"

Chat to our expert teams:

Student Services

Torrens University

1300 575 803
Email Student Services

Think Education

1300 209 112
Email Student Services

If you’re not sure what elective subjects to choose and need help mapping out your course

Email your Success Coach

Trimester 4 subject selection

Trimester 4, 2021 subject selection is now open

Check out the full list of available subjects below.

Refer to your Subject Selection tool to see if you are eligible to enrol in any of these subjects.

  • Go to your Student Portal
  • Go to Subject Selection, then Register for Classes
  • Choose Trimester 4 HE , 2021
  • Check the subject list
  • Select your subject and class, then press Submit

Please note - Some subjects have pre-requisite requirements and are avaiable for continuing students only.

Trimester 4 subject list


Trimester 4 key dates

Trimester 4 is a 12 week study period, with a two (2) week break during the summer closure.

Subject Selection opens Monday 27 September 2021
Enrolment Deadline (International) Monday 18 October 2021
Start Date Monday 1 November 2021
Last date to enrol in a T4 subject Sunday 14 November 2021
Census Date (domestic students only) Saturday 20 November 2021
Academic withdrawal date Friday 17 December 2021
Study break - no classes Monday 20 December 2021 to
Monday 3 January 2022
Withdrawal Deadline Friday 28 January 2022
End Date Sunday 6 February 2022
Results Release Date Friday 18 February 2022

Trimester 4 Subject Selection drop-in information sessions


Do you have questions about using the Subject Selection tool in your Student Portal? Drop in to one of our Online sessions and chat to our helpful team.

All sessions are held at Australia Eastern Standard Time (AEDT). Use the Time Zone Converter to check your local time for each session.

Date Time (AEDT) Session link
Wednesday 27 October 10am - 10.40am Join via Teams here
Friday 29 October 11am - 11.40am Join online here
Monday 1 November 4pm - 4.40pm Join online here
Wednesday 3 November 9am - 9.40am Join online here
Friday 5 November 3pm - 3.40pm Join online here
Tuesday 9 November 10am - 10.40am Join online here
Thursday 11 November 2pm - 2.40pm Join online here
Friday 12 November 3pm - 3.40pm Join online here


Course Information

Find your Course Structure under your course page:

Need help?


If you have any questions about your enrolment, or need more help with the Student Portal, please contact Student Services or the team at your campus.

State Campus
NSW Kent St | Pyrmont | The Rocks | Ultimo | Blue Mountains
QLD Brisbane
SA Adelaide
VIC Fitzroy | Flinders St
Online Online campus students can drop in to their nearest campus or email Student Services with the subject line "Subject Selection"

Or you can send an email with your name, student ID, the subject line "Subject Selection" and a brief outline of what you need assistance with to Torrens University or Think Education.