Getting Started

Successful students manage their time efficiently and are active learners.

Get organised by creating your own weekly and semester study plans, and discover the active learning strategies to assist you with your studies.

Get ready for SP1

New to uni? Here's what you need to know

Managing your time efficiently

Weekly and semester planners

Weekly study planner

Semester study planner

7 Step Plan for Assessment Tasks

Active learning

Active learning two-part video series and quiz

Critical thinking


Effective reading

Getting online


LearnJCU is JCU's online teaching and learning environment, built on the Blackboard Learning Management System.


YourTutor is an online after-hours academic assistance service available through LearnJCU subject sites in first year Bachelor subjects and Diploma of Higher Education subjects. Just click on the YourTutor link in your LearnJCU subject site. It’s FREE to JCU (Australia) students. is an online education company offering thousands of video courses in software, creative, and business skills.

Group work

Resources for postgraduate students