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Fitzroy Student Hub: Subject Selection

subject selection

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.

How to select your subjects and register for classes

You can select your subjects each trimester using the "Register for Classes" tool in your new Student Portal. Instructions and user guides are available here.

You will need to use your Office 365 student email account to log in,


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In particular, please refer to the Admissions Policy and Enrolment Policy.

Trimester 3, 2020 subject selection and enrolment

Subject selection opens on Monday 3 August for most courses.

You can enrol and register for classes in your Student Portal.

Q: I am enrolled to study on campus, but classes are currently being delivered online. What subjects do I need to select?

It's important that you select your subject as per your normal study mode, whether you are a domestic or international student. This means that:

  • If you are enrolled as an online student, you'll continue selecting your online classes
  • If you are enrolled as an on-campus student, you'll need to select your subjects as if you were still on-campus and attend those classes online at the allocated time

Please note that if you have selected on-campus subjects, you will be moved to on campus study as soon as face to face classes resume.

For the foreseeable future, we will continue to deliver all subjects online to ensure the safety of our staff and students while concerns about the spread of COVID19 remain.

Q: ​I am an international student, so I am only allowed to study one third of my course online. However, all of my classes are currently being delivered online, which means I will exceed this limit. Will this impact my student visa or my ability to graduate?

Due to COVID-19, authorities have provided assurance that exceptions are being made to the usual attendance requirements. This means that there is flexibility around the amount of study an international student is able to do online at present.

As long as students remain enrolled with their provider and the assessment requirements of the course allow it, authorities will be flexible on the location of the student, the mode of delivery, and accept that minimum face-to-face teaching requirements may not be met at this time.

When face to face classes resume, it is expected that some level of restriction to the amount of online study international students are allowed to undertake will be applied from the date classes resume.

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

Your course structure list all the subjects for your course, the recommendation study path, and any prerequisites or corequisites you may need for a subject.

Selecting your subjects is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Check your course page
  2. Follow the instructions to select your subjects and register for classes via the new Student Portal.
  3. Check your student email for your invoice.

International students must enrol in a full-time (100%) study load each trimester!

This is a condition of your student visa.

Subject selection FAQ

COVID-19 updates

​​Will T2 and T3 be delivered completely online?

Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 will be delivered fully online. Let us explain why. Our first consideration is always the health and safety of our students and staff. This consideration will inform our future approach in responding to COVID-19. We will not transition classes back to face-to-face delivery until there is clear public health advice allowing us to do so. Most importantly, we will do so at a time that is least disruptive to your learning.

We are confident that our online education is of high quality and is equivalent to our face-to-face delivery. We feel assured that the quality of our online educational approach, our curriculum and teaching staff will ensure a successful study period.

I have practical classes (e.g. in the clinic or the restaurant or fashion design draping), how will these be impacted? 

 For classes with combined theory and practical components, we will continue to deliver the theory classes and reschedule the practical classes when the campuses reopen. Where the practical component comprises the majority of the experience, including supervised student clinics, these will resume when the campuses reopen.

All decisions are centered on ensuring we maintain the same high quality of course and subject learning outcomes and meeting graduate professional standards.

We are currently working on a plan for all students who have a practical subject impacted and that cannot be replaced by an online component. There are many different scenarios depending on which subject it is and at what stage of your studies you are, so we ask for your patience while we find appropriate solutions. Your Program Director or Head of Nursing will advise as soon as possible. Please reach out with any immediate concerns. 

As an international student, what are the implications of online teaching for my visa in Trimester 2? 

With classes being delivered online or remotely, this will not affect your Student visa requirements. Because of COVID-19, authorities have provided assurance that exceptions are made to the usual attendance requirements. This means that you can remain in Australia and continue your studies or you can study from your home country. 

As an international student, can I return to my home country and continue my studies from there? 

We understand your concerns, however we can assure you that if you choose to continue studying your course here in Australia, you will be offered an equivalent online learning experience and your study path will not be compromised. 

If you do choose to return to your home country or you already have returned you are able to continue to study online.  The Australian Government Higher Education regulatory body TEQSA has allowed universities to teach their international students online during this period.  You can also check information on the Home Affairs website about student visas.

Courses and subjects

​​What subjects should I select for next trimester?

Check out your course structure on your course page.

Your 'Register for Classes' page in your Student Portal will also show what you have completed (with a green tick) and what have yet to do.

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

If you are having trouble selecting from the subjects available, get in contact with Student Services or your Success Coach. They can help you through what is on offer and what is part of your course progression.

How can I change my subjects?

You can drop a subject, or make changes to your class times, in the 'Register for Classes' page of your Student Portal.

If you are not able to do this yourself, please submit an Application for Withdrawal to Student Services.

Can I change my course?

To change course, you will need to complete a Course Transfer form and we will assess to make sure you meet the entrance requirements for the new course.

In order to get you into your new subjects on time, complete this form prior to the next study period starting. check the Course Transfer Policy for more information.

I have registered for my classes but cannot see them in Blackboard, what do I do?

Subjects are available in Blackboard in the week before trimester starts. Any changes to your subjects may take up to 48 hours to appear in Blackboard. If you are still unable to view your subjects after 48 hours please contact Student Services for further assistance.

Timetable help

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

Your 'Register for Classes' page in your Student Portal will show what subjects and classes are available.

You can also view the trimester timetable on your course page.

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

If a subject is not available for you to enrol in it is usually because it is not being offered within the study period.

You will need to select another subject within your course. If no alternatives can be selected, contact Your Success Coach for further advice.

I want to enrol in a subject but it is full, what do I do?

You can add yourself to the wait list for a subject when registering for classes via your Student Portal.

Follow the instructions in How to Register For Classes.

Key dates

When does the next study period start?

See the Key Dates section of this site for further information.

When can I select my subjects?

Subject selection opens 1-2 months prior to the commencement of the next study period. Dates will be posted on the Student Hub and around campus.

When do I have to be select my subjects by?

To avoid missing out, it is recommended you register for classes as soon as possible as some high demand subjects will fill up quickly.

If you need to change your subjects after you receive your results, you can do so in your Student Portal.


International Students

How many subjects should I enrol in?

International students are required to study full time, which is a 100% study load.

How many online subjects can I choose?

In total, international students can study up to one third or 33% of their course online.

International students must always maintain a minimum of one on campus subject enrolment  per study period. Online subjects should be spread across the length of your course and not taken all in one trimester together.

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

The maximum time for you to complete your course will be stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

We may extend your course duration if:

  • there are compassionate or compelling circumstances
  • you have been identified as at risk of not meeting the course progression requirements and Torrens has implemented, or is in the process of implementing, an intervention strategy
  • you have had a Leave of Absence approved. See more about enrolment changes on the International Students page.

If you need an extension to your CoE, contact Student Services

Pre/co-requisite requests or issues?

Select what subjects your are able to online then:

If you have been approved for a pre/co-requisite waiver, please send an email to the Student Services (, attach the approval and the CRN (see below) in your email, from here the team can unblock the issue and you can use your student portal to enrol into the subject.

If you want to request a pre/co-requisite waiver, email your program director/senior lecturer for permission, then email the approval along with a the CRN (see below) of the subject to Student Services(

What is a CRN? The CRN stands for Class Reference Number, this is a 3 digit number that corresponds with the class you would like to enrol into. The CRN can be found on your student portal and will show up as an error message when you go to enrol into the subject that has a pre/co-requisite block. Please contact Student Services for more information. 

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 using the Student Portal to enrol online.

Q: What subjects do I choose?

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