Commencement Checklist

Accept Online
Accepting online is a 2 part-process

  1. Accept or defer your offer in Accept Online to ensure your place in the program. 
  2. Confirm your personal details, complete the Financial and Student Declaration sections and enrol in your courses (lectures, tutorials etc.).

If you do not accept by the deadline dates below your offer may lapse.

To accept or defer your offer you need:

  1. Your UAC reference number.
  2. Your UNSW Program code, available here.
  3. Your password for myUNSW access, available here

The Unique Student Identifier (USI) is a reference number which is made up of a combination of ten numbers and letters, that is free and easy to create and stays with you for life. If you are a new or continuing student undertaking study at a Higher Education Provider (HEP), you will need a USI. Find out more here.

Before you enrol, you must choose your courses for the semester.

Consult the UNSW Handbook to read information relating to your program structure and for help on determining which courses you are required to enrol in.

Once enrolment has opened, you can update your enrolment at any time until the enrolment deadline. See our key dates for course enrolment add and drop deadlines.

The best way to check that you have enrolled successfully into your courses is via your myUNSW Student Profile tab. Your enrolled courses should be listed under the My Enrolment section on this page. You will also be able to view your personal Class Timetable by selecting View Timetable.

Credit Transfer is also known as ‘advanced standing’ or recognition of prior learning (RPL). If you have previously studied at another university and wish to apply for credit transfer, you must submit an application alongside the below supporting documentation to Student Administrative Services (SAS) at the time of your acceptance of offer via email to

  • Credit Transfer Application
  • Official Academic Transcript (unofficial copies will not be accepted)
  • Course Outline (This document must provide course synopses, including aims and objectives, contact hours, texts and references. This document is usually provided to active students on the institutions learning platform)

Students who will be submitting a Credit Transfer application due to previous study at another university will need to enrol in the standard 1st year courses until their outcome is received.

Credit Transfer applications must be finalised prior to the commencement of Semester 1, this allows time to amend your enrolment before the end of week 1 to avoid late enrolment fees ($250). Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing of your Credit Transfer Application. Incomplete applications may require additional processing time.

ADFA Trainee Officers

Credit Transfer applications must be submitted prior to your commencement of Year One Familiarisation Training (YOFT) at ADFA. Credit Transfer outcomes must be discussed with your chain of command as this may affect your time at ADFA.

International Students

Following a directive from the Department of Defence, International Policy Division, international students are NOT able to apply for credit from previous study.

The UNSW Enterprise Remote Access VPN Service (or UNSW VPN) lets you establish a secure network connection over the Internet between your computer/mobile device and protected UNSW services. Find out more here.

ELISE is designed to introduce new students to studying at UNSW. You can come back to ELISE at any time to refresh your knowledge. Find out more here.

Moodle is an open-source learning management system that is used to deliver blended and online courses throughout UNSW. This page contains links to instructions on using Moodle.

At UNSW Canberra, your Student ID Card is also known as UNSW ID Card, ADFA Card, or simply ID Card. Find out how to obtain and use one here.


We offer a range of services to help you make the most of student life. From practical study advice to counselling and physical wellbeing, our student resources will help you get the most out of your university experience. Find our more here.

As an enrolled student at UNSW Canberra, you may be required to engage in face-to-face, online, and blended learning activities and assessment. UNSW Canberra requires all students come prepared with the right computing equipment. Find out what you need here.