Congratulations on your offer to study at Notre Dame
Step A – Offer Letter
Your offer letter (sent via email) contains the link to accept your offer, along with additional information on how to secure your place. It also contains your University ID.
All successful applicants will receive this email.
If you received your offer through UAC or TISC, you will still receive the aforementioned email from Notre Dame. If you do not receive this within 48 hours of your UAC or TISC offer, please check your junk mail or contact the Admissions team.
Step B – USI (Unique Student Identifier)
Your USI is created once and used for all future study at any educational institution across Australia. If you have undertaken tertiary or VET studies previously you may already have a USI and if so, will not need to reapply. You can find your USI on the Australian Government’s USI webpage.
If you do not already have a USI, please create one via the Australian Government’s USI webpage.
Please have your USI handy for completing your acceptance form (Step D below).
Step C – Proof of Citizenship
You will need to lodge your proof of citizenship/residence document(s) when you submit your acceptance form.
Acceptable proof of citizenship / residence are:
- Valid Australian or New Zealand passport
- Certificate of Australian citizenship
- International passport, along with valid permit/visa (e.g. permanent/temporary residence permit or resident return visa), or official email from the Department of Home Affairs
- Australian birth certificate*
*Please note: If you were born in Australia after 20 August 1986, your birth certificate alone will be insufficient proof of citizenship. In this instance, you will be required to provide a valid Australian passport or certificate of Australian citizenship.
Step D – Complete and Submit your Acceptance
You can now complete your acceptance by clicking the ‘Accept your Offer’ link in your offer letter.
Enter all of the relevant information including your USI and proof of citizenship and submit.
Enrol and Complete your Timetable
It’s now time to confirm which courses you should be undertaking in for your first year at Notre Dame, enrol in them, and then comple your timetable for the first half of the year.
N.B. If you are commencing your studies at the University at the beginning of the year, please make sure you enrol for the full year.
Step A - Get ready
Refer to your ‘Enrolment Now Open’ email that you recently received which includes a number of important details, 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 email@example.com (if you’re a domestic student) or firstname.lastname@example.org (if you’re an International student).
Step B - Confirm the courses you are going to enrol in
The University of Notre Dame Australia is a multi-campus, national university comprising of six national Schools within three national Faculties. The University offers a variety of programs at an undergraduate and postgraduate level, along with higher degree research programs through the Research Office and non-award programs through the Pathways unit.
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 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 (i.e. credit transfer / recognition of prior learning), and other things that you need to consider when making your course selection. We’re here to work with you so that you enrol in the courses best suited to you.
- The University Academic Calendar is divided into two Study Periods (1 and 2), which are further divided into Summer Term (ST) / Semester 1 (S1) and Winter Term (WT) / Semester 2 (S2). Classes which do not fit into one of these four sessions are referred to as ‘non-standard’.
- International students on a valid student visa must enrol in full-time study for the duration of their program.
- Your School will be arranging sessions, either one-on-one or in groups, to answer any questions you may have about your program and courses. These sessions may be in person or via Zoom, with details being provided on your School’s enrolment page. You can download the Zoom app for PC, Mac, Android or iOS online.
Once you know which courses you’re going to study this year, it’s time to complete your enrolment.
Step C - 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
- Finalised your USI and eCAF
- 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. 2022 Study Period 1 for Winter 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] (If you are studying two programs please select the correct one for each enrolment using the drop down menu)
- 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] and repeat steps 5-11 for enrolments in the next Study Period (e.g. 2022 Study Period 2 for Winter Term & Semester 2)
- Select ‘Add’ and press [Change Term] and repeat steps 5-11 for enrolments in the next Study Period (e.g. 2022 Study Period 2 for Winter Term & Semester 2)
Once you have completed your enrolment, simply ‘Sign out’ of Student Centre (on the triple dot icon)
- If you are commencing your studies at the University at the beginning of the year, please make sure you enrol in both Study Period 1 and Study Period 2.
- Students undertaking in the Doctor of Medicine will enrol in one course for the full year.
- The Enrolment Guides section (below) includes some instructional videos to assist you with enrolling in Student Centre.
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.
When do I need to complete my enrolment by?
It’s best to enrol in each course 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. However, you should enrol before teaching commences, so that you don’t miss out on any content, noting that you will be unable to enrol if you don’t do so within a few days of when your class starts.
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.
Step D - Timetable Sign-up
Now that you’ve enrolled, you will need to complete your Timetable Sign-up through Allocate+ so that you know which particular activities (lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars, etc.) you will 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 Sign-up. You create your own timetable by selecting your preferred activity options during the Preference Entry Timetable Sign-up period. You can find these dates under timetable sign-up dates.
For more information on how to select your classes in Allocate+, please read this helpful guide and FAQs.
Additional information about Timetable Sign-up and Allocate+ can be found on the Calendars and Timetables page under the Timetable Sign-up (Allocate+) heading. Please note that it can take up to two hours for your enrolments to flow from the Student Centre to Allocate+. Please continue to check your student email account and the student newsletter for updates
If you enrolled after the end of the preference entry period, you will be able to log into Allocate+ and directly select your classes.
Some of our teaching may be online for Semester 1 2022, but most classes will take place on campus. When 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 under the location (e.g. ND46/209, NDS5/202) then it’s taking place on campus. Online classes will have the location shown as either ONLINE or SDNY_ONLIN. 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’ under Section 6 – Further Information 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.
Below is some other important information that you should familiarise yourself with before commencing your studies.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org), 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
Activate Your Notre Dame Profile
Before you enrol, you will need to activate your Notre Dame profile and complete your eCAF
Step A - Activate your Notre Dame Profile
Activate your Notre Dame account in order to access our services (your student email, Student Centre and Blackboard).
Once enrolments open, you will receive:
- A 'Get Ready to Enrol' email
- A text message and / or email with a link to activate your profile (see below example).
“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.”
Enrolments for the coming year will open in late 2021.
Step B - Complete your eCAF
Electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form
An eCAF is an electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form that eligible students complete in order to defer the payment of their tuition fees through the government’s HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP Higher Education Loan Programs. An eCAF is also a requirement to access reduced (subsidised) tuition fees available to students who are eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP). Please note that if you have been offered a CSP, you must complete an eCAF prior to your enrolment, regardless of whether you intend to pay your fees upfront or not.
If you have been offered a full-fee paying place and are eligible to receive FEE-HELP, you will need to complete an eCAF unless you have made the choice when accepting your offer not to use FEE-HELP and to pay your fees upfront. It is highly recommended though that an eCAF be submitted in the event that you are unable to pay your fees by the census date. For further information, please contact the Student Fees Office at email@example.com
You will receive an email invitation from the Australian Government (usually to the personal email address you provided on your application) to complete an eCAF via firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure you check your junk mail folder. (Hint: have your Tax File Number handy).
If you do not yet have a Tax File Number (TFN), you should apply for one immediately, as it can take up to 28 days to be processed. Further information on how to apply for a TFN can be found on the Australian Taxation Office website. Once you have applied, send a copy of your Certificate of Application and your receipt to email@example.com. The Fees team will then work with you to complete your eCAF once your TFN has been processed.
Further information regarding eligibility, Government assistance and loan schemes can be found on the Study Assist website.
Additional information regarding tuition fees and eCAF is located on the Fees page on the University’s website.
Should you have any questions about your eCAF application, please email the Student Fees team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to Orientation
14 - 18 February 2022
From the 14 - 18 February we are hosting a variety of welcomes, information sessions, and fun activities to welcome you to Notre Dame.
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.
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