Domestic student enrolment

Once you've received an offer to study at UOW, there are a few things you need to do to officially become a UOW student. Before starting your studies, you'll need to enrol online in your course and subjects. See the steps below on how to enrol and what to do once you have.

How to enrol

To secure your place at UOW your first step is to accept your offer.

It's important to get organised and understand your course requirements before you enrol.

Get organised

Organise your Unique Student Identifier (USI)

A USI is a unique number issued to each student by the Government upon application. You will need to provide UOW with your USI when you enrol online, so it's good to have it ready beforehand. Visit our USI page for further information on how to apply for a USI, or check if you already have one. It only takes 5 minutes to apply, and once you have a USI, you have it for life!

Payment options and Tax File Number (TFN)

Eligible domestic students will have the option to pay tuition fees upfront or defer their fees by accessing a HELP Loan. If you're deferring your fees, you'll need to provide BOTH your Tax File Number (TFN) and USI when you enrol.

It takes 28 days to be issued with a TFN from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), so if you haven't already, you should apply for a TFN immediately.

It is mandatory that your personal details at UOW match your details recorded at the ATO and USI government agencies in order for you to access financial assistance via a HELP loan.

Fees and payment options

Choosing your subjects

When you enrol you will choose your first year subjects. For help with subject selections, refer to your start session below:

  • Trimester 2 2021
    Study sequences for each course have been created to assist you.

  • Session 2 (Spring) 2021
    Enrolment Guides for each course will be available closer to the start of session.

For further academic advice and support please contact your faculty.

Credit for prior learning

If you've completed previous studies or have relevant work experience, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning.

Follow the steps below to enrol in your course:

1. Access the enrolment portal

Login here using your UOW student number (included with your offer) to access the online enrolment portal. If you have conditions listed on your offer, these will need to be cleared before you can login. If you have any questions about clearing conditions, please contact us.

2. Create user account

Here you will create your UOW username and password that you will use to log in to university systems like SOLS. When creating your user account, make sure you provide a mobile number or email address to recover your user details should you forget them.

3. Confirm personal details

Confirm and update your personal details, add an emergency contact and let us know where you will be living in and out of session.

4. Complete survey

The Australian government requires all students to complete this survey. If you do not know the answer to a question, leave it blank and move to the next question.

5. Upload your photo

Upload a photo of yourself for your student card. Ensure it meets our requirements.

6. Select your offer

All valid offers made to you will be listed. Select the course you'll be studying.

Note: When you can select your course and complete your enrolment depends on your start session:

Start SessionEnrolment dates
Session 2 (Spring) 2021 Online enrolment is now open
Trimester 2 2021 Online enrolment is now open
Trimester 3 2021 Online enrolment is now open

7. Enter your Unique Student Identifier (USI)

You’ll be prompted to enter your USI in this section. If you haven’t already, visit our USI page for more information on applying for a USI, or checking if you’ve already got one.

8. Select your billing preference

Eligible domestic students will have the option to pay tuition fees upfront or defer their fees by accessing a HELP Loan. If you're deferring your fees, you'll need to provide BOTH your tax file number (TFN) and USI when you enrol. It takes 5 minutes to apply for a USI, and 28 days to be issued with a TFN from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). If you haven't already, apply for a TFN immediately. It is mandatory that your personal details at UOW match your details recorded at the ATO and USI government agencies in order for you to access financial assistance via a HELP loan. Learn more about payment options for domestic students.

9. Choose your subjects and declare your major (where required)

Here you will enrol in your first-year subjects. Default subjects might already be listed for some courses. For help with choosing your subjects, refer to your start session below:

  • Trimester 2 2021
    Study sequences for each course have been created to assist you.

  • Session 1 (Autumn) 2021)
    Enrolment Guides for each course have been created to assist you.

If you're unsure of your major at this point, you can add it in or change it later in SOLS. A second major is optional.

For further academic advice and support please contact your faculty.

10. Finalise your enrolment

Once you've enrolled in your subjects, click on the ‘Summary’ tab to complete your online enrolment. Here you can choose to have a confirmation sent to your nominated email address.

START ENROLMENT

Once you've enrolled

There's a number of student systems (like SOLS) and online resources that you'll access regularly during your time at UOW. Learn what they, what they're for, and how to access them.

Your Orientation is normally held the week before your first session. This is an important event where you'll receive important information about your course, learn about the services and support available to you, and immerse yourself in the student culture that makes UOW special.

Your Orientation date and time will depend on your start session, and what campus you are studying at.

ORIENTATION DATES AND TIMES

As you get closer to the start of session, you may need to enrol in classes for each of your subjects. These classes are often called tutorials, practicals or seminars. Follow the steps below to enrol in your classes:

1. Find out when classes are on

The subject timetable database is a useful guide to see what days and times classes are available for each subject. It's a good idea to mock up a timetable so you know what tutorials you could enrol in, and which ones are out of the question because of other classes that are already set (like your lectures).

2. Check when class enrolments open

Opening dates and times are different for each Faculty and subject. To find out your subject opening times, please visit the timetabling website. This information is usually updated a few weeks before session starts.

3. Secure a class

Securing class times can be very competitive. Make sure you are at a computer at the exact time enrolments opens to maximise your chances of securing your preferred class times. Once enrolments open, your subjects' class times will be available to select under 'Tutorial Enrolment' in your SOLS account. Each subject will detail what classes you need to enrol in.

TIP: You can schedule your tutorials and lectures back-to-back even if they are at opposite ends of campus – your teachers will understand that you'll need a few minutes to get from one class to the next.

Our How Uni Works website is packed with useful information to help you get started on the right foot. Here you will find our top uni tips, checklists, video tutorials and lots more.

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Deferring your offer

If you do not wish to commence your course at the allocated start session, you can maintain your offer by deferring your start date. You can defer your offer to study at UOW for up to one year. You will have to complete a UOW Deferral request after you've received your offer from UOW. Once you submit your deferral request, we'll send you a new offer and information on how to enrol.

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