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Subject Availability Definition

What is a subject availability?

A 'subject availability' is a particular offering of a subject, specific to:

  • a study period and year 
  • a teaching location
  • a delivery mode (On Campus, Off Campus or Online)

For example, a subject may have multiple availabilities in the same study period:

  • 2021, Semester 2, Parkville, On Campus, OR
  • 2021, Semester 2, Southbank, On Campus OR
  • 2021, Semester 2, Parkville, Online  

Subject availability information can be found in the Handbook (particularly under the Dates and Times section of subject entries), and in your Study Plan via my.unimelb (underneath subject lines).

No availability

If a subject is suspended (rested for a year), there will be no availabilities and you will not be able to enrol in the subject that year:
  • the Handbook will say that the subject is ‘not available’ in the given year
  • there will be no availability information in your Study Plan (no drop-down menu will display underneath the subject line).

Currently available

Where a subject is currently available, it may be offered only once (in which case it will have only one availability) or more than once (in which case it will have more than one availability).

For queries about subject availability, please contact the Subject Coordinator, as listed in the Handbook.

Always check the University Handbook for up-to-date information on subjects you are considering including in your Study Plan.