Online Orientation

Managing Your Time

Student in classroom

You are responsible for making choices about how you will use your time. It can be challenging to find a way to organise your time around all the things that you need to do and all the things that you want to do, and to use the available time as productively as possible. Fortunately, there are strategies and resources you can access to help you plan your study, work and life.

Time management is all about being well planned. Tools you can use to keep yourself organised and on track include:

For information and support on time management, see

You should set aside approximately 10 hours per week for every unit of study you undertake. As well as your commitment to lectures, tutorial, practicals, workshops and other classes, you will need to set aside time for reading, research and assessment tasks. Access your timetable to find out about your weekly commitments. You should also look at your unit outlines to find out about assessment tasks and due dates and to ensure that you allow sufficient time to plan and prepare your assignments, and to revise for tests.