Orientation at
The College

Your Virtual Orientation Experience at Western


Welcome to The College online Orientation. Orientation is one of the first steps in your Unlimited journey. Take this opportunity to find out more information about your course, learn about the support services we offer, meet some of your academics and fellow students, or just explore your new campus a bit more.

To help you learn remotely, many of our support services are available online including the Library, IT, Student Central and Wellbeing Services. Our First Year Experience Coordinators (FYEC) will also be accessible during your studies for academic and course advice.

We look forward to meeting you in your Orientation Session.


The Associate Degree in Engineering provides students with the opportunity to select an area of specialisation in either: civil, electrical, mechanical or mechatronic (robotics) engineering. Students who successfully complete the Associate Degree in Engineering receive guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) at Western Sydney University with a minimum of 1.5 years' credit. 


1) Take the first step by accepting your offer and activating your account.

2) Plan your enrolment and watch the video to guide you through the steps of enrolment.

3) Watch the tutorial registration playlist for step-by-step instructions on tutorial registration.

4) Find your Orientation session in the schedule and make sure to attend!

5) Apply for your student ID Card.

6) See the many support services Western has to offer to ensure you feel supported throughout your time here. Then make sure to check out our student clubs, societies and programs to stay connected during your studies. You will need to log into WESTERNLife to register for events and join students groups. 

7) Any questions? Contact our Course Information Centre on study@westernsydney.edu.au or 1300 897 669 or chat now.

Academic Orientation Sessions

This is your opportunity to meet your future lecturers and learn more about your course structure, expectations and the support services available. 

International Advising Session

You will learn about how to transition into university life successfully, what is expected of you as an International student of Western and how to access the student support services that are readily available.

Study Workshops

To make sure you get the best start at Uni, our MATES team are here to support you in these online sessions.

Student mentors will share their experience and top tips for time management as a Uni student. 

IGNITE: Arrive & Thrive

IGNITE: Arrive & Thrive is an interactive Pod designed for new students to complete before their course commences.  The Pod IGNITES your passion about your chosen course, helps you to unlock your potential, embrace your diversity, and paves the way for you to transition successfully into higher education.

Important Dates

Below are the important dates that you need to know for your first teaching session at Western Sydney University. Whether you want to know when the term break is to plan a holiday or organise your final examination study schedule, visit the Session Calendar for a printable version. 

Term 3

25 October 2021
Term 3 Starts

30 November 2021
Census Date

20 December 2021 - 2 January 2022
Mid-Term Break

31 January - 5 February 2022

6 February 2022
Term 3 Ends

Term 1, 2022

7 March 2022
Term 1, 2022 Starts

8 April 2022
Census Date 

25 April 2022 – 1 May 2022
Mid-Term Break

6 – 10 June 2022

12 June 2022 
Term 1 Ends

Term 2, 2022

4 July 2022
Term 2, 2022 Starts

31 July 2022
Census Date

15 - 21 August 2022
Mid-Term Break

4 - 8 October 2022

9 October 2022
Term 2 Ends


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Parking on campus

Planning on driving to campus? Get ready with a permit for your upcoming session.

We have daily, half-yearly and annual permits available.

Student Stores

As part of your preparation for your first term, you will find out about any items you may be required to purchase and can visit our Student Stores webpage to buy the textbooks, equipment and apparel you need.


The University offers a range of scholarships exclusively for students at The College.


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