Getting started – Sydney Campus
Congratulations on receiving your offer to study at The University of Notre Dame Australia.
Step 1: Accept your offer
To accept your offer at Notre Dame please complete the Conditions of Offer and Acceptance form
Accepting your place with us still keeps your options open. We recommend that you accept to hold your place at Notre Dame while you consider your options. Contact us if you have any queries by calling 02 8204 4430 or emailing us at email@example.com.
Students using HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP will complete either a Request for Commonwealth Support & HECS-HELP or Request for FEE-HELP Assistance form via an electronic commonwealth assistance form (eCAFs) two weeks before the commencement of the semester. an invitation to complete eCAFs will be sent to you in late June.
To be eligible to access the HELP loans students are required to have an Australian Tax File number.
If you wish to defer your place
If wish to defer the commencement of your studies, you can apply to do so for either 6 or 12 months. All deferrals are granted subject to the course being offered the following semester or following year.
Step 2: Preparing for enrolment
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 program information, available at the links below:
- School of Arts & Sciences
- School of Business
- School of Education
- School of Law
- School of Medicine
- School of Nursing
- School of Philosophy & Theology
- Notre Dame Study Centre
- Bachelor of Arts Students – Important information
- Bachelor of Communications and Media Students – Important information
- School of Education Students - Important information
- Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts – Important information
- Bachelor of Nursing Students – Professional Practice Important information
If you have undertaken previous study and wish to apply for Advanced Standing, or credit, you can find out further information about the process here. Alternatively, you can email your relevant Notre Dame School or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Step 3: Enrol in your courses of study
Enrolment is when you select the courses (subjects) you will be taking in your first semester(s) of study and receive advice and information about your program.
Teaching staff will assist you and discuss the range of courses you can study. After you have selected the courses to study, you can then enrol online.
Enrolment information for Semester Two will be provided at the end of June.
Step 4: Access MyNDPortal and timetable sign-up
The MyND Portal is the central hub for accessing your University email account, Blackboard and your Student Centre.
Students are assigned a University email address, and 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. Please check your University email account at least once a week, as this is the University’s primary method of communication with you outside of your lectures.
Blackboard is an online learning resource used by students to access lecture notes, join discussion boards and find unit outlines and content.
The Student Centre allows students to view, check and amend 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 units 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.
HOW TO LOG IN
On your offer letter you were provided with your unique University ID Number. This number will stay with you throughout your time at Notre Dame.
As a student at Note Dame, you will receive access to a number of systems, all of which have the same default login details:
Username: Your ID number
Password: ‘Nd’ followed by your date of birth in the format ‘ddmmyyyy’
(for example, if your birthday is 13 July 1998, your password will be Nd13071998)
If you have any IT issues please contact IT on 8204 4444 or alternatively email@example.com.
Step 5: Attend Orientation Week
Orientation activities are held prior to commencement of classes as well as during the first week of semester. An important event is Orientation Information Day which 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 student association, and clubs and societies, and tour the campus. A number of important and informative sessions are also available including:
- Academic orientation including information about the tutorial/lecture system, accessing your timetable and adding or dropping units of study;
- Tours of the University;
- Information from Student Services outlining life on campus, including sport, the mentoring program, and orientation camp;
- Safety information;
- Information about student support services such as the counselling service and careers service.
In addition to Orientation Information Day, during the first week of semester you are invited to Welcome Day, a day full of fun activities, food and entertainment. It is a time to sign up for clubs and societies, join internal and external organisations, and get to know some of your fellow students in a relaxed environment.
Information about orientation activities will be available at your enrolment session.
Step 6: Commence Studies
After attending Orientation Week and taking part in activities throughout O-Week, you will be equipped with all you need to start your first classes.
Many Schools and courses have different dates, so please check with your School to ensure the dates for your course are not different from the main University dates. The Sydney Campus main University calendar is available here.
Finding your way around
To help you find your classes, please download a copy of your campus map.
Need more information?
To find out everything you need to know about being a student at Notre Dame, please take a look at our Student Guide which contains all the information you need to know about starting at Notre Dame.
Step 7: Sign up for student programs and clubs
Expand your student life beyond the lecture theatres and classroom to enrich your uni experience and get the most out of your degree:
Students are welcome to contact their School (sometimes known as faculties) for queries relating to course structure, timetabling, practicums or internships, or to make an appointment to speak to a Course Coordinator.
School of Arts & Sciences
02 8204 4116
School of Education
02 8204 4200
School of Nursing
02 8204 4275
Notre Dame Study Centre
02 8204 4228
02 8204 4400
02 8204 4430
Student Administration & Fees
02 8204 4418
02 8204 4437
The Admissions Office can assist you with queries relating to your application to study at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney. Admissions Office.
Once you enrol into courses you become an official student of The University of Notre Dame. You can then contact Student Administration & Fees for changes to your study, information relating to fees, advanced standing applications, student calendars and timetable signup. For more information please visit www.nd.edu.au/current-students
02 8204 4429
Students Services is geared towards making your university experience as enjoyable and memorable as possible. Talk to Student Services about social and sporting clubs, uni games, study abroad and more! Student wellbeing and support
Access and Inclusion advisors
02 8204 4283
Notre Dame seeks to be a community which promotes and enhances the wellbeing of every individual student. Students may require assistance or support whilst completing their study. Our Access and Inclusion advisors can provide assistance in a confidential manner to support your study. Counselling services
02 8204 4220
The Counselling Service aims to provide a free, confidential and safe environment in which students can discuss any personal or study related issues impacting on their ability to study effectively. IT Support Office
02 8204 4444
Should you have problems accessing your online portals, please contact the IT Support Office for assistance. St Benedict's Library
02 8204 4350 Benedict XVI Medical Library
02 8204 4351
Staff and students at the Sydney Campus are served by experienced teams at two separate libraries. The libraries offer introductory sessions during Orientation Week as well as workshops throughout the year. The introductory sessions include a tour of the library as well as an explanation of the services, resources and facilities offered to students. Students are encouraged to attend available workshops or to contact Library staff for individual assistance at any time during semester. Chaplaincy
02 8204 4135
Chaplaincy provides opportunities for fun and friendship, for discovery and wonder, for prayer and service, for liturgy and life. We hope to support the spiritual life of the University and allow students to receive a holistic education.
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 and return to the Admissions Office.
- 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 944
Broadway NSW 2007
Chippendale NSW 2007
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 units.