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Registering for classes

Register for Classes

Register - how to register for your classes
Printing - how to print your timetable
Multiple From Dates - classes with week by week changes
Full Classes – No Waiting List - classes with no waiting list availability
Full Classes - Waiting List - classes with a waiting list availability
Closed Classes - unreleased, closed or unavailable classes. Click here for class registration opening schedule
Streamed Classes - classes that are joined
Reserved Places - classes that are unavailable


A list of subjects that you are currently enrolled in will be displayed. Select the study period you wish to class register for from the drop-down and click Refresh to display subjects for different study periods. You may find that you are already registered into classes where there is no option.   Each subject will have a registration status beside it:

  • Red circle: You are not yet registered for any classes for that subject
  • Yellow circle: You have registered for some but not all classes
  • Green circle: You have registered in all classes for that subject

Click on the Register into all single class activities button. This will check that you are registered into all classes with no choices.

Register into all single class activities

Click on the Register or Change button next to the subject information to select classes where a choice exists, e.g. tutorials.

Screenshot showing example of Register or Change buttons

To register for a class, click on it (make sure a green plus symbol appears), then click Save.

Example showing green plus sign that displays after clicking on a class.

Repeat until all registration statuses display the 'All Classes Registered' message.

Screenshot showing all classes registered message.

TIP: You can hide full classes by clicking on the Hide Full Classes button above the timetable grid. You will still see classes that you are waitlisted in or registered in.

Screenshot showing Hide Full Classes button

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have correctly registered in all classes relevant to your enrolment.

If you wish to change a class you have registered for, you can swap classes by clicking Change for the selected subject.

Multiple Dates

In some cases you will see a class with more than one 'From' date. This means the class is not run each week and breaks exist in the timetable.

Screenshot showing a class with more than one date in the list

Screenshot showing another example of multiple dates.

In the Week Starting field enter the first From Date of the class and click on Refresh.

Screenshot showing Week Starting field and Refresh button.

The timetable grid will indicate all classes for the date selected and you can then use the Back and Forward arrows to view other weeks.

Screenshot showing Timetable Grid with back and forward arrows

Full Classes – No Waiting List

If a class is full and there is no waiting list available, the class will display an Unavailable? Link.  Hover over the link and a message will be displayed.

You should:

  1. Select an alternate class that is not full for the particular activity.
  2. If no alternate classes are available or suitable for you, you may need to change your subject enrolment if this class is for an elective subject.
  3. If you cannot change your enrolment please contact the Student Centre - Cairns or Townsville for further assistance.

Screenshot showing Unavailable message.Screenshot showing what the Unavailable message displays like.

Full Classes - Waiting List

If classes are full you may be able to place yourself on a waiting list. The class will display a small grey clock icon on the class.

You can select a class and be added to the wait list.  Click on the clock icon and then click Save.

Screenshot showing the grey waiting list clock.

You can see the status (i.e. position number) of your wait list on the subject class registration grid.

Screenshot showing the status of your wait list on the subject class registration grid.

You will be contacted as soon as possible to resolve your wait list.

Closed Classes

If classes are closed in eStudent you will receive the following message if attempting to register:

Screenshot showing registration closed message.

Classes may be closed because:

  • The opening date for class registration has not yet occurred. Click HERE to see the opening dates for class registration.
  • The closing date for class registration has occurred. This will generally be the end of the second week of your study period. Click HERE to see the opening dates for class registration. Contact the Student Centre for any registration changes.
  • Your classes do not allow self-registration.  For students studying Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science or Pharmacy, your class registrations for core subjects will be managed by your College. All you need to do is enrol in your subjects in eStudent. However, you will still need to register in classes for elective subjects separately. You should contact your college if you need to make any changes to your class registration for core subjects.

Streamed Classes

Streamed classes are two or more classes connected together.  Selecting a stream will register you into all classes associated with that stream.

If your subject has class streams, the class will have a 'chain link' icon in the top right corner of the class on the timetable grid.

Screenshot showing Streamed Classes chain link icon.

Click the tickbox next to the stream you want to register in from the list of streams that appear on the left of the timetable grid.

Screenshot showing the stream classes checkbox on the left hand side of the timetable grid.

The classes included in the stream will be highlighted.

If '+ More Info' appears below a class type, click the + to see the 'Activity Comments'.

Reserved Places

When attempting to register for a class you may receive a message advising that you are not eligible for a place in the class. Please contact Student Centre - Cairns or Townsville for further assistance.

Screrenshot showing Reserved Places message.

For more help contact:

Student Centre - Cairns or Townsville
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