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COVID-19 update: changes to Semester 2 timetables

Due to COVID-19, we've made some changes to our Semester 2 2020 dates which will impact timetables. For most students, your units will be held in either: 

  • Semester 2 Early (session code S2CE) – 3 August to 28 November
  • Semester 2 (session code S2C) – 24 August to 12 December 

If you are enrolled in Semester 2 Early units, you'll be able to request assistance with your timetable for these units between 28 July and 14 August. 

If you’re enrolled in Semester 2 units, you'll be able to request assistance with your timetable for these units between 18 August and 6 September.

If you have exceptional circumstances, such as if you’ve been impacted by a COVID-19 travel related ban (including international or domestic) or if you’ve made changes to your enrolment or unit of study selection, you are eligible to request a change to your timetable after 6 September.

If you have commitments that mean you can’t attend your classes, you should first try to customise your timetable.

If you can’t change your timetable it's often because the class you want to join is full or the changes you want to make would cause a clash.

If you have special circumstances and would like to make a change to your timetable, you can submit a request for assistance with your timetable. Be aware that we will not be able to place you in a full class or deliberately create a clash.

Special circumstances that will be considered

Attending classes is an important part of your study at the University and we will only attempt to change your timetable if your circumstances are considered to be exceptional.

Examples of exceptional circumstances include, where you have:

  • work commitments where you can demonstrate financial need
  • carer responsibilities for a member of your household (such as a family member), that cannot be changed
  • a medical reason, such as ongoing medical appointments, that cannot be changed
  • inadequate travel time between two campuses (for example, between the Conservatorium of Music and Camperdown/Darlington Campus)
  • inadequate travel time on the same campus (for example, between Charles Perkins Centre and Abercrombie Building), where travel time exceeds 10 minutes
  • classes that finish after 6pm and difficulties or concerns about your safety travelling late at night (to the address where you live, as it appears in Sydney Student).

We will not make changes if you:

  • have work commitments where financial need cannot be demonstrated
  • want to be in a class with a friend
  • want to be in a class taught by a particular teacher
  • want to reduce the time between classes
  • have sporting commitments
  • want to swap classes with another student
  • want to limit your timetable to a certain number of days
  • don’t want to have early morning classes
  • want to create a clash on your timetable for a compulsory class.

For adjustments due to disability, you can contact Disability Support.

For Elite Athlete requests, contact the Elite Athlete Program Manager.

Supporting documents required

Your request for timetable alterations needs to be accompanied by verifiable supporting documents. Due to COVID-19, a student declaration will be accepted as a supporting document in place of a statutory declaration.

You need to provide the following two documents:

  • a letter from your employer stating the days and times that you need to work
  • a Centrelink income statement or a statutory declaration stating that you need to support yourself financially in order to continue your studies. 

If you need to care for a member of your household (such as a family member), you need to provide one or more of the following documents:

  • a letter from a medical practitioner stating the care you need to provide, including the time commitment. 
  • a statutory declaration stating who you're providing care for, the nature of their need and that there is no other person who could reasonably carry out that care.

If you have medical reasons, such as ongoing medical appointments, you need to provide a letter from your medical practitioner which clearly states how you are impacted and the required time commitment.

A statutory declaration will support any exceptional circumstances where you can’t provide other supporting documents. It should include:

  • your full name
  • a statement about your special circumstances, including the days and times that you are affected and the impact that this will have on your studies.

Request timetable assistance

The deadline to request assistance with your Semester 2 timetable has now passed. Timetables are final from 6 September.

If you have exceptional circumstances, such as if you’ve been impacted by a COVID-19 travel related ban (including international or domestic) or if you’ve made changes to your enrolment or unit of study selections that impact your timetable, you are eligible to request assistance with your timetable after 6 September.

  • If you have a travel ban related enquiry, select 'COVID-19 Travel Ban' from the special circumstances drop down menu.
  • If you have an enrolment or unit of study selection enquiry that impacts your timetable, select ‘Other’ from the special circumstances drop down menu.

For your request to be considered, you will need to provide a short description of your circumstances and why you need to have your timetable changed. Include the timetable change that you would like made.

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Last updated: 04 September 2020

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