Lectures and classes


Many subjects at UOW have lectures where an academic staff member presents course material to a large group each week. Depending on the teaching model, lectures may be delivered in-person on campus, streamlined online or recorded. You may also need to enrol in your lecture times. 

It’s important to make the most of your lectures, which not only means attending them but also means preparing, engaging with the material and taking effective notes.


For each subject you are enrolled in you may also have one (or more) smaller group classes where you put into practice the material you learned in the lecture. These can be called tutorials, practicals or seminars. You need to enrol in these classes. Find out more about enrolling in classes.

Are lectures and classes compulsory?

Attendance requirements for lectures and classes depend on your course so it is important to check your subject outline to confirm what is required. You should be able to view your subject outline from within Moodle once session has commenced.

If you are sick or injured and can’t come to class you can apply for academic consideration.

Timetable and tutorial enrolment process

For a step-by-step guide on enrolling in classes, please watch the UOW timetable and tutorial enrolment video which will walk you through the process.

So it's your first session at UOW. Once you've enrolled in your degree, it's time to make your timetable.

The first step is to find out when classes are on. It is really important to make sure you will have no clashes when creating your timetable. You can create a draft timetable to check against commitments you've already locked in.

To find your subject requirements, log into SOLS, select Timetable > Subject Timetable. It is important to check the opening times for your tutorial enrolments. Opening dates and times are different for each subject. To check the times, select the 'Enrolment' menu, then 'Tutorial Enrolment' in the left-hand SOLS menu.

Closer to the start of session, your subjects will appear in a table under the 'My Timetable' menu. If there is nothing displayed on this page a week before session, you will need to check your Faculty Central webpage for information regarding your tutorials. This table shows the opening times for each subject.

Tutorials fill up quickly, so it's important to be prepared and ready at the tutorial open times. Before tutorials are available to enrol into, they will be green, when they open they will be yellow. If a tutorial is full, it will be pink. You may not get the first choice you were hoping for, so you may need to select another option. If all tutorials for a particular subject are full, you will need to contact your Faculty Central.

Once you find your preferred available class in yellow, click on it to make your selection, then click enrol now. When you have successfully enrolled in a tutorial, it will appear in 'My Timetable'.

If you need more help, you can click on 'Familiarise yourself with this process' which will take you to a range of FAQs.