Student Services, Fremantle Campus

Student Services provides a number of programs to help you get the most out of your time at the University:

  • Mentor Program

    All new students are invited to join Notre Dame's Mentor Program. This initiative aims to make starting university more enjoyable by linking small groups of new first year students with a student mentor. This program was initiated because we know that starting university is exciting and challenging, but also at times stressful!

    Joining the mentor program can enable you to:

    • Make the adjustment to university a smoother process
    • Enhance your social interaction by connecting you with other students and staff
    • Increase your familiarity with Notre Dame and give you a richer understanding of the structures and workings of the University
    • Get a head start navigating the campus
    • Become familiar with services available to you
    • Have your questions answered
    • Share your experiences of uni transition to benefit future first year transition programs

    * Please note: If you would like to be a part of the Mentor Program as a Mentor, new Mentors are recruited at the end of each year and are required to have completed their first year of study.  You will receive further information in an all student email in November.  Any questions, please contact fremantle.mentorprogram@nd.edu.au for more information.

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  • International, Interstate & Regional Students

    The Student Support Officer develops and implements programs which assist international, interstate and rural WA students with integration into university life, and transition into university study.

    Some of the services include:

    1. Mentor program
    2. Student trips
    3. Off-campus accommodation support
    4. Multicultural day celebrations
    5. Orientation week program

    For more information on how to get involved, please contact the Student Support Officer, located in Students Services (ND7).

    Phone: (08) 9433 0550
    Email:  fremantle.housing@nd.edu.au
    Facebook: @undainternationals

  • Elite Athlete Program

    The University of Notre Dame Australia is part of the Elite Athlete Friendly University (EAFU) Network committed to supporting Australia’s elite athletes to achieve academic excellence whilst pursuing a sporting career. Eligible elite athletes will be able to negotiate their study and assessment options or explore any flexible studies arrangement in the course of their university degree.

    An elite athlete or coach is identified and recognised, or is a member of one of the following organisations:

    • Australian Institute of Sport
    • State Institutes or Academies of Sport (e.g. WAIS or NSWIS)
    • AFL Players’ Association
    • Australian Cricketers’ Association
    • Rugby Union Players’ Association
    • Rugby League Professionals’ Association
    • Australian Professional Footballers’ Association
    • National squad members from Australian Sports Commission recognised sports
    • Senior/head coaches from state and territory institutes/academies of sport, national teams from Australian Sports Commission recognised sports or participating professional sports

    In order to apply, please download the Notre Dame Elite Athlete Program Application Form and email it to fremantle.eap@nd.edu.au.

  • Mature age students

    Returning to study after a long absence, or enrolling for the first time as a mature adult, can be a daunting experience that often involves great sacrifice.

    Mature-age students are more likely than school leavers to be juggling responsibilities outside of university, such as employment, caring for children, and managing their household. They may also feel more socially isolated on campus than a school leaver might.

    For these purposes, we have a mature-age social network on campus to help mature age students meet one another, exchange ideas, experiences and give support. All mature age students, are welcome.

    Online sign-up

  • Money Matters for Uni Students

    Notre Dame Scholarships

    Notre Dame offers a range of scholarship programs for students. While the selection criteria vary for each scholarship, community involvement and leadership roles, as well as academic performance and financial hardship, are considered as part of the application process.

    For any queries related to Fremantle and Broome scholarships, contact Stefania Demurtas, Development Manager by phone on (08) 9433 0692 or via email scholarships@nd.edu.au

    Centrelink Payments

    Eligible Australians who are studying can access different payments from Centrelink to help with their everyday cost of living and some study expenses.

    Examples of different payments:

    1. Youth Allowance
    2. Austudy
    3. ABSTUDY

    Links:

    Tips from MoneySmart

    The MoneySmart website is run by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to help people make the most of their money. Since July 2008, ASIC has been the government agency with overall responsibility for financial literacy. The MoneySmart website is one of the key initiatives in the National Financial Capability Strategy.

    Links:

    Emergency Relief Assistance

    ERConnect is a directory of emergency relief service providers managed by the DropIN team at the Western Australian Council of Social Service. It is a free directory for service providers, and people looking for assistance. It contains real time search results of emergency relief services, with phone numbers, operating hours, and directions on the services available.

    You can search for food relief, financial counsellors, and emergency accommodation, among other services, and get a list of services that can provide assistance in the location that is convenient.

    Link: ERConnect

    Assistance from Notre Dame Student Association

    - The Assist Grant is available to students who are struggling with unavoidable and unforeseen expenses. The grant must be used to support education costs of students whilst studying for example:

    1. Required text books;
    2. Laptop, tablet or computer (including repairs to such items);
    3. Emergency reasonable accommodation costs;
    4. Basic urgent living expenses, including food;
    5. Some transport related expenses to off campus study activities (i.e. practical placements);
    6. Unexpected medical expenses (i.e. prescriptions); and
    7. Unexpected childcare costs.

    Contact the Fremantle Campus, Assist Officer on assist@ndsa.com.au

    Links:

    Emergency housing

    If you are needing emergency housing, contact the Student Support Officer Lexi Costello (E: lexi.costello@nd.edu.au; tel: 9433 0550) who will assist and explore your options.

    See: attached PDF for list of emergency accommodation in Perth.

  • Resources

  • Contact us

    Visit us: ND7 on Mouat St, opposite the Malloy Courtyard, in front of St Theresa's Library 
    Call us: (08) 9433 0658 
    Email us: fremantle.studentservices@nd.edu.au
    Facebook:  @freostudentservices