Getting started – Fremantle Campus
Congratulations and welcome to Notre Dame
Starting university brings with it a range of feelings – from excitement to anxiety as you start your program.
Here's a step-by-step guide to make the transition to uni life as smooth as possible.
Step 1: Accept your offer
After you have read your Congratulations on your Offer booklet, you need to let us know that you want to accept your offer.
To accept your offer at Notre Dame:
- Complete the Conditions of Offer and Acceptance form.
- Complete either the FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP application that is included in your offer pack (your offer letter will indicate which funding source has been offered to you).
These need to be returned to the Admissions Office within 14 days of receiving your offer. Fees need to be paid two weeks before the commencement of the semester or you need to have your FEE-HELP/HECS-HELP form lodged by then. If you are not eligible to defer your fees, or would like to pay your fees upfront you will need to pay your fees two weeks before the commencement of the semester.
We understand that coming to university is a big decision and you may need more than 14 days to consider your options. If this is the case, we recommend that you hold your place by completing the Conditions of Offer and Acceptance Form. If you decide to come to the University, you will need to attend an Enrolment Day.
You can return your completed forms:
The University of Notre Dame Australia
PO Box 1225
Fremantle WA 6959
21 High St
Fremantle WA 6959
If you wish to defer your studies
- Accept your place by completing the Conditions of Offer and Acceptance form.
- Complete the Request for Deferred Commencement form. Return both forms to the Admissions Office before the commencement of semester.
All deferral requests are subject to approval from the University. You may defer your studies for up to 12 months (two semesters) prior to enrolling in courses.
Step 2: Get your student number and prepare for enrolment
After accepting your offer, the Admissions Office will issue you with a unique student number. This number will stay with you throughout your time at Notre Dame.
When you receive your student number, you will also receive information on how to set up your student email account which the University will use to communicate with you.
Information on preparing for enrolment, including the courses available for study in your first year at Notre Dame, can be accessed on your School’s Handbook and course information, available on your School page below:
- School of Arts & Sciences
- School of Business
- School of Education
- School of Health Sciences
- School of Law
- School of Nursing
- School of Philosophy & Theology
- School of Physiotherapy
- Notre Dame Study Centre
The Fremantle Campus will hold a number of enrolment sessions. This is when you come to select the units you will be taking in your first semester of university, as well as meet the staff in your School.
Please note School of Medicine operates under a different application process.
If you have undertaken previous study and wish to apply for Advanced Standing, or credit, you can find out further information about the process at www.notredame.edu.au/advancedstanding. Alternatively, you can email your relevant Notre Dame School or email email@example.com.
Step 3: Enrol at an enrolment session
Once you have completed and returned your acceptance forms to the Admissions Office, you will need to attend your scheduled enrolment day. Enrolment is when you come to the University to select the courses you will be taking in your first semester(s) of study and receive advice and information about your course. You can obtain your student ID card (highly recommended) and meet fellow students and the staff from your School.
Scheduled enrolment sessions may take up to two to three hours to complete. Please arrive 10 minutes before your session begins.
Please bring with you:
- Photo identification (passport, driver’s license, photo card, etc).
- A blue or black pen
- Your Tax File Number if you have previously lodged your HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP form without it.
Should you wish to apply for advanced standing (recognition of prior learning), you will need to bring your official transcripts and full course outlines. Please provide certified copies of your transcripts plus your completed application for advanced standing form.
NOTE: You should have already completed an application for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP by this time, if not, please bring the completed form with you.
Step 4: Access MyNDPortal and timetable sign-up
Once you have enrolled as a Notre Dame student you can access your Student Centre. The Student Centre is the central hub for accessing your University email account, Blackboard and your Student Academic Information. All students will have access to a University email address for the duration of their studies at the University. Once you become a student, all correspondence between you and the University will be provided through your University email account. You may also link this to your smart phone.
Blackboard is an online learning resource used by students to access lecture notes, join discussion boards and find course outlines and content.
The Student Centre allows students to view and check the courses they are enrolled in, view their grades from each semester, and their course booklists.
Timetable sign-up can be completed after you have enrolled in courses for each semester.
Allocate+ is the online platform used by the Notre Dame students to allow them to select activities (lectures, tutorials, labs and workshops) for courses in which they are enrolled, so they can build a timetable for each semester or term.
Further information on timetable sign-up dates and access details will be sent to your student email in the month prior to the beginning of each semester.
After you enrol
- Obtain a student ID card to use for library services, public transport concession (if eligible) and to receive student discounts if not purchased at your Enrolment Day.
- Access free Wi-Fi on Campus.
Check your Commonwealth Assistance Account (HECS-HELP / FEE-HELP) by signing on to 'MyUni Assist' at studyassist.gov.au.
Step 5: Attend Orientation Week
First-year students are encouraged to attend Orientation Week which is the week prior to the commencement of classes.
O-Week is designed to assist you with your transition to university life. It is an opportunity to meet other new students, chat to returning students involved with the students associations, clubs and societies, sign up for activities and programs such as sports and on-Campus activities, tour the Campus, and enjoy music and fun and games in our spectacular courtyard.
O Week for Semester 1 2019 kicks off 11 February with O-Day on 14 February.
Step 6: Commence studies
After attending Orientation Week and taking part in its activities, you will be equipped with all you need to start your first classes.
Many schools and programs have different dates, so please check with your school to ensure the dates for your program are not different from the main university dates. Please consult the Fremantle Campus's main University calendar.
Step 7: Sign up for programs and clubs
Expand your student life beyond the lecture theatre and classroom to enrich your uni experience and get the most out of your degree by signing up for some of our student programs:
- Student support programs:
- Mentor Program
- Australian Indigenous Mentoring Program
- Mature Age Network
- Elite Athlete Program
- Student support programs: