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Fitzroy Student Hub: Subject selection help

Towards the end of each study period, you'll be prompted to re-enrol in your course by selecting your subjects for the next trimester. This page outlines everything you need to know about subject selection to make the process smooth and simple.

What subjects do I choose?

Before you get started on your subject selection, get to know what subject you'll need to enrol in for the next study period. You can find this information in your course structure. This is a document that outlines all the subjects you need to complete to earn your qualification.

Find your course structure on your course page.

Enrolment is as easy as 1, 2, 3... 4!

  1. Check your course page
  2. Follow the instructions to enrol online or by paper
  3. Submit your enrolment
  4. Check your student email for your Confirmation of Class Enrolment (sent to you within 2 business days)


Enrolment FAQs

We get lots of questions about subject selection. So, before you pick up the phone to call us, check if we've already answered your question in our FAQs!

If you are an international student or a transitioning student(moving into a different course next trimester), you'll also find some handy tips in there for you.

What subjects should I select for next trimester?

To follow your course progression, check out your course structure on your course page. This will help you map out what you have already completed and what you have left. Once you have figured out which subjects you need to enrol in for the coming trimester you can enrol online by logging in to My SSNT.

I want to select the right subjects, who can help?

If you are having trouble selecting from the subjects available, you can always get in contact with our campus life staff to help you through it. Campus Life – they will assist you through what is on offer and what is part of your course progression. If you need further help with subject selection you can contact your Success Coach. Find their contact details on your course page.

How can I change my subjects?

If you are wishing to change a subject or a class time, please complete an Application for Timetable Change and submit it to Student Services.

The subject I want to enrol in is full, what do I do?

As there are limited spaces available in some classes they can fill up quite quickly. If there is a class you would like to enrol in, but it's full, please complete and return an enrolment form to Student Services. We can then put you on the waitlist and move you into the class should a space become available.

I'm on the waitlist, what does this mean?

You've been put on the waitlist because the class you wanted to enrol in is already full. As spaces in the class become available we offer them to those already on the waitlist. We will contact you should space become available for you, so make sure you check your student email account.

Can I change my course?

If you are wishing to change your course, you can do so by completing a course transfer form. In order to get you into your new subjects on time, complete this form prior to the trimester start.

How can I withdraw from a subject?

Withdrawing from your subject is easy, just complete an Application for Withdrawal and send it to Student Services. Make sure you check the ‘key dates’ section to ensure you understand your liability.

I am unable to select subjects online?

If you have logged into MySSNTand cannot select your subjects, please contact the Campus Life Team on the number or email above and they will be able to assist. It may be something to do with your course or a technical issue on our end. Alternatively you can complete and submit an Enrolment Form to Student Services and we can enrol you manually.

I have enrolled into my subjects but cannot see them in Blackboard, what do I do?

Students are given access to their subjects and the content within the week prior to the trimester commencing. Any changes to your enrolment will also reflect in blackboard within 48 hours of the changes being made, this includes changing your subjects or course.

I cannot log into my student portal/Blackboard, what do I do?

If you are unable to log in, you should be able to reset your password on the login home page. This will send you through instructions via email to update your details.

If you have already done so and are still unable to get through, click on Contact Us on the login page. This will send an enquiry through that we can investigate for you.

How do I find out what subjects are on offer this trimester?

To see your available subjects for the upcoming trimester, access the timetable on your course page.. This will show you what subjects are being offered for your course this trimester.

I want to enrol in a subject but cannot see it on the timetable, what do I do?

If a subject is not listed on the timetable, it may be because it is not running this trimester. In this instance, we recommend enrolling in another subject that is within your course.If no alternatives can be selected, contact the Campus Life Team on the details above and we can work with you to find a resolution.

When does the next trimester start?

Check Key Dates for academic dates.

When do I have to be enrolled by?

We recommend that students enrol as soon as possible. Due to high numbers for some courses, subjects will fill up. To avoid missing out on your preferred classes, take 5 minutes to look over your course structure and organise your subjects prior to enrolments opening.

When is census date?

Census date is usually at the end of week 3 each trimester, this date is based on a 12 week standard trimester. Check the academic calendar for specific trimester dates. Census date is the last date in the study period to defer or withdraw from subjects without incurring a financial liability.

Who does census date apply to?

Census date applies to domestic students enrolled in FEE-HELP or VET Student Loan enabled courses only. If you are unsure if this applies to you, please contact Customer Service and we can help you out.

I do not have my results yet, can I enrol in my next subjects?

Subject selection will open prior to your previous trimester's results being published. We recommend that you use your course structure to select subjects within your course progression. Keep in mind, your subjects may need to be altered if a pre-requisite subject is failed.

If you are unsure of what to select next, contact your Campus Life Team and they can help talk you through your course structure.

If I fail a subject, do I have to repeat it straight away?

If you fail a subject, we recommend that students complete it in the following trimester whilst the information is fresh in your mind. This way, you can pinpoint with your lecturer the area to work on right away.

I want to apply for course credit for a subject, how do I do so?

Applying for course credit can be done by completing the Application for Course Credit form. We recommend applying for course credit/RPL as soon as you 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 select this subject(s).

Ensure when applying for credit you provide us with as much supporting documentation as possible, this includes:

  • Academic Transcript/s
  • Learning outcomes
  • Volume of learning
  • Program of study (including content)
  • Learning and assessment approaches

How many subjects should I enrol in?

International students are required to study full time, or 12 subjects per year, (except with approved variation in enrolment). Therefore, the maximum time for them to complete the course will be as stated on their eCoE and according to the length of their student visa.

For THINK vocational education courses, the student must be enrolled in subjects that require a minimum of 20 contact hours per week. This is a requirement of the National Code (Part C section 7.3).

For THINK higher education (HE) courses, the international student must be enrolled in full-time study, which in HE courses is determined by EFTSL and not contact hours per week. To be considered full-time, the student must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL (equivalent full-time study load)of study per year, and the standard course duration is governed by the Australian Qualifications Framework.

How many online subjects can I choose?

In total, international students can enrol in 25% of their course online. Online subjects should be spread across the length of your course, not taken all in 1 trimester together.

I won't finish my course by my end date, how do I update it?

If for any reason you will not finish your course by the original end date, contact your Campus Life Team and they will be able to update this in our system for you. They will also be able to update the date on your COE and send you through an updated copy.

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Who can help me?

If you can't find what you're after in the FAQs on this page contact us for help with:

Q: I know which subjects to choose, but need help enrolling online

Q: What subjects do I choose?

Q: I'm doing an industry placement - what do I need to do?