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15-19 February – Orientation
Congratulations on your offer to study at Notre Dame
If you have not yet accepted your place, please refer to your offer notification email for information on how to secure your place. Once you accept, Notre Dame will email you with details so you can complete your enrolment.
If you have any questions please contact us at:
Ready to enrol
Once you’ve accepted your offer and your Notre Dame account has been activated and your profile completed, you’ll be able to enrol in courses (subjects) for the coming year.
To enrol, follow the steps below:
Step 1 - Get ready
Refer to the email you recently received detailing the specifics for your study, including:
- Your University ID - you will use this throughout your time at Notre Dame
- Details of your School and Program name
You will need these details to be able to enrol. If you haven’t received or have lost this email, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org (Fremantle), email@example.com (Sydney), firstname.lastname@example.org (International students) or email@example.com (if you’ve applied to undertake online study).
Step 2 - Confirm the courses you are going to enrol in
Use the campus location filter to access the enrolment page for your School. You will find the list of courses you will enrol in for the coming year, handy information, getting started sessions, your School’s contact details and more.
Please contact the Institute of Research to discuss offerings for 2021. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08 9433 0943
Research students, please contact the Institute of Research to discuss offerings for 2021. Please email email@example.com or call 08 9433 0943
Staff in your School can answer any questions you may have regarding part-time study, Advanced Standing and other things that may factor into your course selection. We’re here to work with you so that you enrol in the courses best suited to you.
Once you know which courses you’re going to study this year, it’s time to complete your enrolment.
Note: International students on a valid student visa must enrol in full-time study for the duration of their program.
Research Please contact the Institute of Research to discuss offerings for 2021. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 08 9433 0943
Some Schools are also available via Zoom so that you can have a face-to-face chat. Zoom details are provided on your School’s enrolment page. You can download the Zoom app for PC, Mac, Android or iOS online.
Step 3 - Complete your enrolment
You will complete your enrolment online through Student Centre.
Before you start, please make sure you have:
- Your ND account Username (University ID) and password
- Details of the courses you will be enrolling in
Once you have these you can enrol.
Please follow the below steps to enrol:
- Log in to Student Centre
- Select the ‘Student Centre’ tile
- Select ‘ Enrol’ (under Academics)
- Select ‘Add’ menu, choose the relevant Study Period (e.g. 2021 Study Period 1 for Summer Term & Semester 1) and press [Continue]
- Enter the first ‘Class Nbr’ (Class No.) you’ll be enrolling in and press [Enter] (If you don’t have a particular Class No. you can use the search function)
- Check that the Course No. and Course Name are correct and press [Next]
- Repeat steps 5 and 6 until all of the courses you are enrolling in for your first Study Period appear in your ‘Shopping Cart’
- Press [Proceed to Step 2 of 3]
- Double check that the information is correct and when satisfied press [Finish Enrolling]
- Confirm that all classes have a green tick next to them (if any classes have a red cross next to them, double check that you’ve entered the correct details, and if there’s still a problem, please contact your school)
- Review the enrolments in [My Class Schedule]
- Select ‘Add’ and press [Change Term] and repeat steps 5 – 11 for enrolments for Study Period 2 (Winter Term & Semester 2)
Students undertaking the Doctor of Medicine will enrol in one full year course, with students undertaking the Tertiary Pathway Program initially enrolling in one Study Period only.
Once you have completed your enrolment, simply ‘Sign out’ of Student Centre (on the triple dot icon)
The Student Admin team is available to assist should you have any trouble enrolling, however, for academic advice (e.g. which courses to enrol in) you will need to contact your School.
The Student Admin team can be contacted at:
Fremantle (08) 9433 0781
Sydney (02) 8204 4418
We are here to help, and can also arrange a one-on-one zoom session with you.
Step 4 - Submit your USI & complete your e-CAF
Unique Student Identifier
Please ensure you've created and submitted your Unique Student Identifier (USI) to Notre Dame. If you have not already submitted your USI to Notre Dame, please create and submit your Unique Student Identifier (USI) using the link below.The USI is a government initiative for students who are undertaking a higher education qualification. Your USI will be created once and used for all future study at any educational institution across Australia. If you have studied at TAFE you should already have a USI and do not need to reapply. Please contact the Admissions Office if you require any assistance in registering your USI with the university.
Electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form
eCAF is an electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form that eligible students complete in order to defer the payment of their tuition fees through HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP or access a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). If you are eligible, and are planning to defer payment of your uni fees, you must complete an eCAF before the first Census Date of your subjects. Please note that if you have been offered a CSP you must complete eCAF prior to the first census date, regardless of whether your intend to pay your fees upfront. Please carefully check each subject you choose for its unique Census Date.
You'll receive an email invitation soon to complete this form from the Australian Government. (Hint: have your Tax File Number handy.)
For further information regarding eligibility, Government assistance and loan schemes go to http://www.studyassist.gov.au.
If you do not yet have a Tax File Number, you must apply for one immediately as it can take up to 30 days to be processed. For more information on how to apply for a TFN, please refer to the Australian Taxation Office’s website. Once you have applied, send a copy of your Certificate of Application and your receipt to email@example.com. Student Fees will then work with you to complete your e-CAF once your TFN has been processed.
For questions specifically relating to your e-CAF application, please email the Student Fees Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are instructional videos, showing a step-through for each section of enrolling:
Your enrolment is at your fingertips. You can also follow this overview guide to see how to view your and change your enrolments.
So, now that you’ve enrolled, what’s next?
Our Enrolment FAQs will help you prepare for your studies and we recommend you take a few minutes to review the FAQs before checking out Section 4 - Timetable and ID Card.
How long is enrolment open for?
You can enrol into each course until teaching begins, however, it’s best to enrol as soon as possible so that you can complete your timetable. The earlier you enrol, the more flexibility you will have to choose your lectures, tutorials, workshops, etc.
Now that I’ve enrolled, what else do I need to know about the requirements of my program?
It’s important that you familiarise yourself with the structure of your program, and the courses that you need to complete to be eligible to graduate upon completion.
The details of your program can be found in the Program Regulations, with brief descriptions of each course being available under the relevant School. Further information regarding each course you enrol in will also be made available on Blackboard.
It’s up to you to make sure that you enrol in the correct courses, but your School will also help you as much as possible. Please contact them should you have any questions.
Activate Your Notre Dame Profile
As a Notre Dame student you will need to activate your Notre Dame profile to be able to access your University email account and Student Centre (where you will enrol in your courses) as well as other portals.
Log in details for all of the portals will be your student ID as the username, and you will set your own password which must:
- Be at least 7 characters in length;
- Contain a capital letter, lowercase letters and a number e.g. (1,2,3,4,5 etc.);
- Contain symbols/characters to strengthen your password e.g. (!@#$%^&*_+);
- Not contain your first name, last name or student number; and
- Be different from the last 24 previously set passwords on your account.
After accepting your place at Notre Dame, you should have received a text message (see below example) with a link to activate your password
“Welcome to The University of Notre Dame Australia. Please visit https://www.nd.edu.au/ndactivate to activate your Notre Dame account for email and network access. Your username is 32000000 and OTP activation code is NMT7-KAC8-KCQA. Please contact the IT Service Desk if you need assistance.”
If you have forgotten your password, please go to PortalGuard and select the ‘Forgot Password?’ button.
If you have accepted your offer but have not received the above text within one business day, please contact us at email@example.com (Fremantle), firstname.lastname@example.org (Sydney), email@example.com (International students), or firstname.lastname@example.org (if you’ve applied to undertake online study.)
Timetable & ID Card
Now that you have successfully enrolled in your courses, it’s time to complete your Timetable Sign-up, access your student email account and familiarise yourself with some other important information ahead of Orientation and the commencement of your studies.
Timetable Sign-up for Semester 1 2021 is being progressively rolled out from 19 January. Please refer to the Online Timetable Sign up Semester One, 2021 for details of when Timetable Sign-up is scheduled for your School (along with other important information) and please continue to check your student email account and student newsletter for other updates.
Now that you’ve enrolled, you will need to complete your Timetable Sign-up through Allocate+ so that you know which particular sessions (lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars, etc.) that you’ll be attending, even if you’re not on campus. With the exception of Doctor of Medicine and Higher Degree by Research students, most other students need to complete Timetable Signup.
Find further details on Timetable Sign-up.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, some of our teaching will remain online for Semester 1 2021, but other classes will take place on campus. Once you complete your Timetable Sign-up you will be able to tell whether a particular session is on campus, or not. If a session has a venue listed (e.g. ND46/209, NDS5/202) then it’s taking place on campus, otherwise, it will be taking place online. Your School will also provide you with information specific to each of your courses.
Please contact your School should you have any trouble completing your timetable.
N.B. Each venue on campus has been assigned a unique identifier, for example:
- ND46/209 - is building 46 on the Fremantle Campus (ND), Level 2, Room 09
- NDS5/202 - is building 5 on the Sydney Campus (NDS), Level 2, Room 02
Refer ‘Campus Maps’ below for more information
N.B. The Logos Programme (the Core Curriculum undertaken by all Sydney undergraduate students) is not timetabled through Allocate+. Further information on the Logos Programme is available on the Sydney Philosophy & Theology page.
There is more to the Student Centre than simply enrolling in classes. It is also where you can view your personal information, current enrolment and academic history, including your grades. Further information is available on the Student Centre page.
Notre Dame Email Account
Your University email account (accessible here) is one of the primary ways we will communicate with you. As a student, you are required to check your email weekly, and going forward, all emails to / from the University must be via your Notre Dame email account..
Your email account is in the format: ID@my.nd.edu.au (e.g. email@example.com), and you access it using the same credentials as Student Centre.
All students should obtain a Notre Dame ID card. Your Student ID also allows you to borrow resources from the library and pay for printing on campus. As the card identifies you as a university student, you can use it to access student discounts, public transport concession, and it’s the preferred form of identification for exams. The Student Admin team on your campus can create your ID card next time you’re on campus.
If you’ve undertaken prior tertiary study, or relevant prior work experience, you may be eligible for Advanced Standing (also referred to as recognition of prior learning, or RPL). This provides credit towards your program, and can save you time and money. Further information is available on the Advanced Standing page and you should also contact your School to discuss.
Most students are required to pay tuition fees for their studies. Further information is available on the Fees page.
Key Dates and Calendars
You can find maps of our campuses here:
These maps contain each venue name (e.g. Pioneer House) and number (e.g. NDS5) and can assist you to navigate around campus once you’ve completed your timetable (Refer ‘Timetable Sign-up’, above for more information)
Welcome to Orientation
15 - 19 February 2021
From the 15 - 19 February we are hosting a variety of welcomes, information sessions, and fun activities to welcome you to Notre Dame.
Throughout Orientation week, there will be a range of activities for you to join from School drop-in's, meeting your mentor, pre-recorded information sessions and activities held by clubs & societies to help set yourself up for student life.
We can't wait to see you at Orientation! We'll be sending through more information soon so please keep an eye on your student emails and ND social media for further information in the coming weeks.
The activities planned are keeping in line with each state COVID-19 restrictions, this may mean that a significant proportion of activities in Sydney will be held online. Please note that in Fremantle & Broome, we anticipate that the majority of activities will be held in-person and on campus.