Timetable and class registration

Master of Teaching

The Education Teaching Support (ETS) team works to provide an equitable and consistent registration service for teacher candidates in accordance with Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) policy.

While candidates are given the opportunity to register themselves into classes, with many subjects offering a choice of class times, it is expected that candidates will have availability to attend any of the classes scheduled for subjects in which they are enrolled.

MGSE registration guidelines:

  • All teacher candidates must have a complete and clash-free timetable by the commencement of classes.
  • Candidates must check their University email regularly, as this is the main form of course and subject specific communication. Essential news and updates will be reported via email.
  • Candidates are expected to have availability to attend any classes.
  • Priority registration is offered to candidates with documented religious/medical/childcare arrangements in place, and accommodated where possible.
  • Work and similar personal commitments are not grounds for priority registration – candidates should not contact ETS with these requests.
  • Candidates are not to approach teaching staff members with registration requests.
  • Candidates requiring help with registration can contact ETS at mgse-teachingsupport@unimelb.edu.au.


Registration for all Master of Teaching streams is usually staggered, with releases of places scheduled over set dates (e.g. 50% of places on the first release date, 30% on the second date and 20% on the final date, or similar).

The staggered release is designed to provide a more equitable registration experience for teacher candidates (who may not be able to access the system on a given release date) and to promote consistency in class sizes. The schedule of staggered release dates, including quotas, is made available to Master of Teaching candidates prior to and at the commencement of each registration period.

Registration for Master of Teaching candidates should be finalised in the week before the commencement of classes (those not registered by this time will be auto-allocated).

Priority registration

Priority registration will be offered to those candidates with documented medical, religious or childcare requirements. While every effort will be made to accommodate these special requests, please be aware that it may not always be possible to secure all preferred classes. Applications for priority registration are usually invited up to a month before the opening of the registration period. It is strongly recommended that all priority registration applications are submitted before the final release of Master of Teaching places.

Eligible candidates with priority registration requests can contact the ETS team, with documented evidence, at mgse-teachingsupport@unimelb.edu.au. Relevant documentation might include a letter from a school, child care centre or health professional, or a birth certificate identifying the applicant to be the parent of a school-aged child.

Please be advised that under no circumstances are we able to accommodate priority registration requests for work commitments of any kind. The expectation of teacher candidates in accepting admission to our programs is that they will have availability to attend any of the scheduled classes.

All other coursework programs

Through its suite of other coursework programs, Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) offers many non-standard subjects. Some run intensively over irregular week patterns, some within and some outside of standard semester periods.

It is the responsibility of students to select a clash-free combination of subjects, within program guidelines and according to the program structure, in each period of study.

Students are encouraged to carefully read over their program structure and subject options as detailed in the online Handbook, and to confirm contact hours of chosen subjects via the timetable link in the ‘Dates and Locations’ field of each Handbook subject entry.

For students taking subjects within the Master of Education, the Master of Education subject timetable overview 2018 (PDF, 48 KB) has been developed as a convenient reference in selecting a clash-free suite of subjects. Please note that this overview is provided as a guide only, and students are urged to refer to timetabling details as shown in the Handbook to confirm times and dates of classes once subjects have been selected.


All students are required to register in classes for on-campus subjects via the Student Portal (even if there is only one class offered).

For details on how and when to register for all other coursework classes, please refer to the graduate coursework programs class registration, second half 2018 (PDF, 333 KB) guide.