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Enrol in a new course

What you'll need to enrol

Use this checklist to get prepared before starting the enrolment task.


Your UniKey and password

You’ll need this to log in to the enrolment task. As long as you’ve accepted your offer, we’ll send these details to you in an email once enrolment has opened for you.


Your Unique Student Identifier (USI)

You’ll need a USI to enrol at the University. This is an individual education identifier issued by the Australian Government, and is in the format of a reference number made up of ten numbers and letters. You can check if you have an existing USI or will need to apply for one on the Australian Government website.

You will need to provide identification to create a USI. The process is free and should take less than five minutes to complete. Once you have obtained your USI, you will need to enter this in Sydney Student during the enrolment task.

If you’re an international student commencing study in 2021 and are unable to obtain a USI because you're currently offshore and unable to travel to Australia due to the impacts of COVID-19, and/or you do not yet have an international student visa, you will need to request an exemption. To do this, download and complete the Student Declaration - USI Form, and upload the completed form when asked to provide a USI during the enrolment task in Sydney Student.


Your contact details

The first part of enrolment involves providing your personal details, so make sure you have these ready. You’ll need to include full details of someone we can contact in an emergency.

If you’re an international student and don’t yet have a permanent address, you can still enrol. However, you'll need to provide us with your new address within seven days of arriving in Australia. Find out how to update your address.


Australian Tax File Number (domestic students only)

If you’re an eligible student, you’ll fill out your HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP or SA-HELP form during enrolment so you’ll need to have your Tax File Number (TFN).


Your study choices

Depending on your course, you may need to choose your program, major(s), minor, or specialisation as part of your enrolment. You may also need to select units of study. (This doesn't apply to cross-institutional, non-award, or study abroad/exchange students.)

Make sure you read your handbook to understand your course rules and decide on your units of study (if applicable).

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Last updated: 22 January 2021

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