The steps you'll need to follow to enrol are different depending on what type of student you are.

Local students are Australian or New Zealand citizens, or Permanent Residents of Australia.

International students are any students who are not Australian or New Zealand citizens, or Permanent Residents of Australia.

Non-award students are only enrolling in specific units that are not part of an overall course.

Higher degree research (HDR) students are enrolling in a masters, honours, PhD or professional doctorate course.

Western Sydney University Online - you're an Online student if you're enrolling in one of the advertised online courses.

College students are enrolling in a diploma, foundation studies course or an associate degree in engineering.

To accept your offer  you need to activate your student account (called your 'WesternAccount') . This account gives you access to all our online services (including the Western Central Student Portal, MySR – your online student record, the Library, your student email account and more).

You'll need your Western Student ID number (which we emailed to you together with your offer). If you're having problems finding this, please call our course information line 1300 668 370 or email study@westernsydney.edu.au. You'll need to provide your UAC number and the name of the course you've been offered and confirm your full name and date of birth.

If you are creating a student account on Tuesday 6 December or Wednesday 7 December, please be aware the creation process may take up to 48 hours. This is due to essential system maintenance ahead of student enrolments. We appreciate your patience during this time.

If you require assistance please contact Student Central 1300 897 669

Student email 
Email is the official communication channel at Western Sydney University. We send important information about your enrolment, exams, results etc to your student email account, not by post, so it's important that you check it regularly - every day if you can and at least twice a week.

For most courses, you may be able to defer your offer and start at a later date. If you have questions about deferrals, please email us directly: admissions@westernsydney.edu.au If you'd like to apply for a deferral, please complete a deferment form

Find your course on the Handbook (course and unit search) and choose your units. Your course may have a mixture of compulsory or core units that you have to enrol in, as well as optional units (elective units). Not sure what it all means? Take a look at the How to: Use the Handbook page.

  • Attend your course information session
  • Special requirements – some courses and units have special requirements. You will need to supply documentation to prove you meet those requirements (e.g. 'Working with Children Check', 'National Police Check' or 'First Aid Certificate'). Check the course and unit information in the Handbook to see if you have any special requirements
  • Once you've chosen your units, don't forget to check your timetable to make sure you don't have any clashes. You won't be given or sent a hard copy timetable, so it's your responsibility to check the timetable information to work out where and when units are offered and print your own copy from the system.

If you've studied before you may be eligible to apply for credit for previous study. If you are granted credit, this may reduce how many units you need to do.

There are two types of credit for previous study at Western Sydney University.

  • Pathways credit – if you have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma that is listed as an approved VET Pathway, you may be eligible to claim Pathways credit. Find out if you're in a VET Pathway and claim your pathways credit online.
  • Advanced Standing – if you have completed any previous study (Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Degree level), you may be eligible for Advanced Standing. Find out more about Advanced Standing and how to apply on the Advanced Standing webpage.

Most courses run compulsory course information sessions where you can find out more about your course, get advice on which units to choose and get help if you're eligible to apply for advanced standing.

If there are no course information sessions scheduled or if you can't make it on the day (or if you've missed the session), please contact your academic course advisor or the director of your academic program for help. You'll find their details on the course page in the Handbook. They're here to help you.

Ready to enrol? Login to My Student Records (MySR) and let's get started.

You can get face to face with your enrolment during the scheduled course information sessions.

You can also get help at Student Central. You can call our Infoline on 1300 668 370, email us at studentcentral@westernsydney.edu.au – just remember to use your student email account to do this – or drop into any of our Student Central offices.

Once you've enrolled, you'll also need to register for tutorials. This is a separate online process. For each unit you've enrolled in, you'll need to register your preferred tutorial times. 

When preferences open, login to Allocate+ (online tutorial registration) and you'll see the list of units that you've enrolled in. For each lecture, tutorial or practical class, you'll need to nominate times in order of preference. Some sessions run only once, so you won't have a choice of time. 

We'll do our best to match your preferred tutorial times, but it's not always possible to give every student their top preferences. Timetabling is a complex process!

Once you've accepted your offer, you can pick up your student ID card from any Student Central office. You'll need to bring your student ID number with you, as well as a current driver's licence, passport or other photo identification.

We'll let you know when your timetable has been completed. You can then go to Allocate+ and download this to your personal calendar.

The census dates are when the university finalises your enrolment. It's really important that you know when these are, because if you withdraw after census date you'll either have to pay your fees (if you've chosen to pay upfront) or you'll incur a debt (if you've opted to defer your fees). The census dates are: 

 Autumn session: 31 March 
Spring Session: 31 August. 

 If you've enrolled in any session other than Autumn or Spring, you MUST check your census dates.

Your statement of account (eSOA) is your record of what units you've enrolled in, what fees you owe and the payment options you have nominated. You can access this in My Student Records (MySR).

If you're an Australian citizen and you've chosen to defer your tuition payments, this will be recorded in your statement of account (eSOA). You can check this in My Student Records (MySR).

If you need help to decide whether you want to pay your tuition fees upfront or defer payment through the taxation system, please visit the Australian government website Study Assist

Now that you've completed the enrolment process, you can focus on preparing for uni. 

The best thing to do now is explore the rest of the Starting at Western Sydney University site. It's got information about Orientation, how uni works, and a tonne of great tips and tools to help you prepare and get off to a great start at Western.

Recommended next steps:

The first thing you'll need to do is print the Acceptance to study at Western Sydney University form and Confirmation of Enrolment request [PDF, 111.64 KB].

Complete the forms making sure you provide all the information they ask for. Once the forms are completed, send the acceptance form, CoE request form, required tuition fee payment and the OSHC payment (as stated in your Offer Letter) to Western Sydney University International.

Payment options are explained in your Acceptance to study at Western Sydney University form [PDF, 111.64 KB].

You can return your forms in any of the following ways:

  1. Scan the completed forms and reply to the email you received with your offer
  2. Scan the completed forms and send them to your agent
  3. Send the forms to the University via post to:
International Admissions – Parramatta campus
Western Sydney University
Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2751, Australia

Once your forms and payment have been received, the University will send you an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE).

You can now use your eCoE to apply for your student visa at the Australian Embassy or Diplomatic Post stated on your eCoE.

You can accept your conditional offer, following the steps above.

If you find later that you are not able to meet the prerequisite requirements (e.g. English language requirements or successful completion of a
pre-requisite course) in time for the start of your course, you can write to apply@westernsydney.edu.au to either:

  • request to defer your course commencement to the next available intake
  • request a refund. Please note: the University's refund policy will apply in these circumstances

If you're thinking about deferring your offer, please contact the International Admissions team for advice.

You can email them at apply@westernsydney.edu.au.

If you've accepted your offer and received your confirmation of enrolment (eCOE), the next step is to activate your student account ("Western Account).

This will give you access to all our online services, including your student email account, My Student Records (MySR), the library and more.

You'll need your Western Student ID number (which we emailed to you, together with your offer). If you're having problems finding this, please call our Course Information line 1300 668 370 or email study@westernsydney.edu.au. You'll need to provide your UAC number and the name of the course you've been offered and confirm your full name and date of birth.

If you are creating a student account on Tuesday 6 December or Wednesday 7 December, please be aware the creation process may take up to 48 hours. This is due to essential system maintenance ahead of student enrolments. We appreciate your patience during this time.

If you require assistance please contact Student Central 1300 897 669

Student email

Email is the official communication channel at Western Sydney University. We send important information about your enrolment, exams, results etc to your student email account, not by post, so it's important that you check it regularly - every day if you can and at least twice a week.

Find your course on the Handbook (the course and unit search) and choose your units. You course may have a mixture of compulsory or core units that you have to enrol in, as well as optional units (elective units). Not sure what it all means? Take a look at the How to: Use the Handbook page.

  • Attend your course information session
  • Special Requirements – some courses and units have Special Requirements. You will need to supply documentation to prove you meet those requirements (e.g. 'Working with Children Check', 'National Police Check' or 'First Aid Certificate'). Check the course and unit information in the Handbook to see if you have any Special Requirements.
  • Once you've chosen your units, don't forget to check your timetable to make sure you don't have any clashes. You won't be given or sent a hard copy timetable, so it's your responsibility to check the timetable information to work out where and when units are offered and print your own copy from the system.

Note: You can choose and enrol in units for both Autumn and Spring Sessions at the start of the year. You can change your Spring Session units after your Autumn results come out if you need or want to.

If you've studied before you may be eligible to apply for credit for previous study. If you are granted credit, this may reduce how many units you need to do.

There are two types of credit for previous study at Western Sydney University.

  • Pathways credit – if you have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma that is listed as an approved VET Pathway, you may be eligible to claim Pathways credit. Find out if you're in a VET Pathway and claim your credit online.
  • Advanced Standing – if you have completed any previous study (Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Degree level), you may be eligible for Advanced Standing. Find out more about Advanced Standing and how to apply on the Advanced Standing webpage.

If your offer included Advanced Standing, you still need to follow the normal application process. If you need help, please contact Student Central at studentcentral@westernsydney.edu.au.

Most courses run a course information sessions where you can find out more about your course, get advice on which units to choose and get help applying for Advanced Standing (if applicable). My Course Planning for international students is available on the International Student Orientation Day and is compulsory for most courses. Please check the My Course Planning webpage for information on your course.

If your course doesn't have a My Course Planning session, or you've missed the session, you should contact your Academic Course Advisor or Director of Academic Program for help. You can find their details on the course page in the Handbook.

Ready to enrol? Login to My Student Records (MySR) and let's get started.

You can get face to face with your enrolment during the scheduled course information sessions.

You can also get help at Student Central. You can call our Infoline on 1300 668 370, email us at studentcentral@westernsydney.edu.au – just remember to use your student email account to do this – or drop into any of our Student Central offices.

Once you've enrolled, you'll also need to register for tutorials. This is a separate online process. For each unit you've enrolled in, you'll need to register your preferred tutorial times. 

When preferences open, login to Allocate+ (online tutorial registration) and you'll see the list of units that you've enrolled in. For each lecture, tutorial or practical class, you'll need to nominate times in order of preference. Some sessions run only once, so you won't have a choice of time. 

We'll do our best to match your preferred tutorial times, but it's not always possible to give every student their top preferences. Timetabling is a complex process!

Once you have enrolled correctly in MySR, you can visit any Student Central to get your student ID card. You need to bring your student ID number with you, as well as a current Driver Licence, passport or other photo ID.

Once you've been allocated to one of your preferred tutorial times, you will receive an email notifying you that your timetable is ready. You then need to log in to Tutorial Registration (Allocate+) via Western Central and download your timetable to your personal calendar.

The census dates are when the university finalises your enrolment. It's really important that you know when these are, because if you withdraw after census date you'll either have to pay your fees (if you've chosen to pay upfront) or you'll incur a debt (if you've opted to defer your fees). The census dates are: 

 Autumn session: 31 March 
Spring Session: 31 August. 

 If you've enrolled in any session other than Autumn or Spring, you MUST check your census dates.

Your statement of account (eSOA) is your record of what units you've enrolled in, what fees you owe and the payment options you have nominated. You can access this in My Student Records (MySR).

Now that you've completed the enrolment process, you can focus on preparing for uni. 

The best thing to do now is explore the rest of the Starting at Western Sydney University site. It's got information about Orientation, how uni works, and a tonne of great tips and tools to help you prepare and get off to a great start at Western.

Recommended next steps:

The first thing you need to do is activate your student account (called your 'WesternAccount'). This account gives you access to all our online services (including the Western Central Student Portal, MySR – your online student record, the Library, your student email account and more)!

You will need your Student ID number.

If you are creating a student account on Tuesday 6 December or Wednesday 7 December, please be aware the creation process may take up to 48 hours. This is due to essential system maintenance ahead of student enrolments. We appreciate your patience during this time.

If you require assistance please contact Student Central 1300 668 370

 

Student email
Email is the official communication channel at Western Sydney University. We send important information about your enrolment, exams, results etc to your student email account, not by post, so it's important that you check it regularly - every day if you can and at least twice a week.

Find your course on the Handbook (course and unit search) and choose your units. Your course may have a mixture of compulsory or core units that you have to enrol in, as well as optional units (elective units).
Not sure what it all means? Take a look at the How to: Use the Handbook page.

  • Special requirements – some courses and units have special requirements. You will need to supply documentation to prove you meet those requirements (e.g. 'Working with Children Check', 'National Police Check' or 'First Aid Certificate'). Check the course and unit information in the Handbook to see if you have any special requirements
  • Once you've chosen your units, don't forget to check your timetable to make sure you don't have any clashes. You won't be given or sent a hard copy timetable, so it's your responsibility to check the timetable information to work out where and when units are offered and print your own copy from the system.

Note: you can choose to enrol in units for both Autumn and Spring Sessions at the start of the year. You can change your Spring Session units after your Autumn results come out if you need or want to.

If you've studied before you may be eligible to apply for credit for previous study. If you are granted credit, this may reduce how many units you need to do.

There are two types of credit for previous study at Western Sydney University.

  • Pathways credit – if you have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma that is listed as an approved VET Pathway, you may be eligible to claim Pathways credit. Find out if you're in a VET Pathway and claim your pathways credit online.
  • Advanced Standing – if you have completed any previous study (Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Degree level), you may be eligible for Advanced Standing. Find out more about Advanced Standing and how to apply on the Advanced Standing webpage.

Most courses run a My Course Planning session where you can find out more about your course, get advice on which units to choose and get help applying for Advanced Standing (if applicable). My Course Planning is compulsory for most courses, so check the My Course Planning webpage for information on your course.

If your course doesn't have a My Course Planning session, or you've missed the session, you should contact your Academic Course Advisor or Director of Academic Program for help. You can find their details on the course page in the Handbook.

Login to Western Central, go to the 'Links' page and select MyStudentRecords (MySR) from the list.

Once in MySR, click 'Enrolment' in the 'Enrol' drop down menu at the top of the page. You will then need to click on the relevant course.

A series of red tabs will now appear on the screen. You must complete each tab in order from left to right. Read each section carefully and complete it in full. To move the next step, click 'next' at the bottom of the screen or click on the next tab.

To successfully enrol, you will need to:

  • Enter your address and contact details (including providing a mobile number)
  • Select your specialisation (major/sub-major etc) if applicable
  • Complete the official university forms and declaration
  • Complete the Commonwealth Assistance Form (CAF) and SA-HELP CAF and provide a Tax File Number (if eligible)
  • Select and confirm your units (make sure you click 'Proceed to checkout' and then 'confirm')

You can get instructions on how to enrol in MySR on the How to: Enrol page.

Note: if you have successfully enrolled in your units, you will receive an email (in your student email account) confirming your enrolment.

Face to face enrolment help is available in computer labs during My Course Planning. A schedule of lab locations and times is available on the Face to face enrolment help webpage.

You can also get help at Student Central. You can call the Student Central Infoline on 1300 668 370, email studentcentral@westernsydney.edu.au (from your student email account) or drop in to any Student Central.

Tutorial Registration is another online process, separate to enrolment, where you register your preferred tutorial times for each unit you're enrolled in. You will receive an email telling you when tutorial preferences are open for each teaching session.

When preferences open, login to Western Central and select 'Tutorial Registration (Allocate+) from the left hand menu. The units you are enrolled in will automatically appear. You will need to select multiple preferred times for each lecture, tutorial and/or practical class (unless there is only one time available).

Once preferences close, the system will put you in one of your preferred tutorial times.

Need help?

Once you have enrolled correctly in MySR, you can visit any Student Central to get your student ID card. You need to bring your student ID number with you, as well as a current Driver Licence, passport or other photo ID.

Once you've been allocated to one of your preferred tutorial times, you will receive an email notifying you that your timetable is ready. You then need to log in to Tutorial Registration (Allocate+) via Western Central and download your timetable to your personal calendar.

All fees are due by the session census date (31 march for Autumn Session and 31 August for Spring Session). If you're enrolling in a session other than Autumn or Spring, please see the census dates webpage.

You can access your electronic Statement of Account (eSOA) in MySR once the teaching session starts. It will show what units you're enrolled in, what fees you owe and list payment options.

You must pay your fees in full by the census date. The total you owe and payment options are listed on your eSOA.

Now that you've completed the enrolment process, you can focus on preparing for uni. 

The best thing to do now is explore the rest of the Starting at Western Sydney University site. It's got information about Orientation, how uni works, and a tonne of great tips and tools to help you prepare and get off to a great start at Western.

Recommended next steps:


The first thing you need to do is activate your student account (called your 'WesternAccount'). This account gives you access to all our online services (including the Western Central Student Portal, MySR – your online student record, the Library, your student email account and more)!

You will need your Student ID number.

If you are creating a student account on Tuesday 6 December or Wednesday 7 December, please be aware the creation process may take up to 48 hours. This is due to essential system maintenance ahead of student enrolments. We appreciate your patience during this time.

If you require assistance please contact Student Central 1300 668 370

 

Student email
Email is the official communication channel at Western Sydney University. We send important information about your enrolment, exams, results etc to your student email account, not by post, so it's important that you check it regularly - every day if you can and at least twice a week.

Confirm your personal details are correct including:

  • Postal address
  • Mobile phone number (correct, complete and in the correct field)
  • Next of kin/in case of emergency contact

International student? You must provide a local address as per the requirement of your student visa.

Next, you need to complete the four online forms in MySR.

Instructions will appear on the page to help you complete each form

  • Form 1: Course Details
  • Form 2: Declaration
  • Form 3: Government Statistics
  • Form 4: Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF) – this form will only appear for fee paying Australian citizens

Now click on 'Unit Selection'.

  • In the action column, click on the box to confirm the unit/s showing
  • Click 'Proceed to Checkout'
  • Double check the units are correct and click 'Confirm' – if you don't do this, your enrolment will not be finalised

When you've successfully confirmed your enrolment, an enrolment receipt will be displayed. Make sure you save or print a copy for your records. Your enrolment is complete – please remember to logout.

Once you have enrolled correctly in MySR, you can visit any Student Central to get your student ID card. You need to bring your student ID number with you, as well as a current Driver Licence, passport or other photo ID.

*This only relates to candidates who have been awarded a stipend scholarship.

You must sign and return all of the following documents to the Research Scholarships Development Officer before your payments can start:

  • Acceptance of Offer
  • Response to Offer
  • Conditions of Award (two copies)

You should now contact your supervisory panel to make arrangements to being with your research. Information, including contact details, is on your Record of Candidature, sent with your Letter of Offer.

To accept your offer, you need to activate your student account (called your 'WesternAccount'). This account gives you access to all our online services (including the Western Central Student Portal, MySR – your online student record, the Library, your student email account and more).

You will need your Western Student ID number. Your Student ID was email to you from Western Sydney University on the day you received your offer or the next business day.

If you are creating a student account on Tuesday 6 December or Wednesday 7 December, please be aware the creation process may take up to 48 hours. This is due to essential system maintenance ahead of student enrolments. We appreciate your patience during this time.

If you require assistance please contact Student Central 1300 668 370

Student email
Email is the official communication channel at Western Sydney University. We send important information about your enrolment, exams, results etc to your student email account, not by post, so it's important that you check it regularly - every
day if you can and at least twice a week.

If you've received an offer to a Western course you can potentially defer your enrolment for 12 months, depending on the commencement date of your offer.

Read the instructions on how to defer

Find your course on the Handbook (course and unit search) and choose your units. Your course may have a mixture of compulsory or core units that you have to enrol in, as well as optional units (elective units).
Not sure what it all means? Take a look at the How to: Use the Handbook page.

  • A list of units that are available for study through Western Sydney University Online is available on the Online units page.
  • If you are able to get to a campus, we encourage you to attend your My Course Planning session. Otherwise, use the Course Structure information on your course page in the Handbook
  • Special requirements – some courses and units have special requirements. You will need to supply documentation to prove you meet those requirements (e.g. 'Working with Children Check', 'National Police Check' or 'First Aid Certificate'). Check the course and unit information in the Handbook to see if you have any special requirements
  • Once you've chosen your units, don't forget to check your timetable to make sure you don't have any clashes. You won't be given or sent a hard copy timetable, so it's your responsibility to check the timetable information to work out where and when units are offered and print your own copy from the system.

Note: you can choose to enrol in units for each teaching sessions at the start of the year.

We're only offering first year units through Western Sydney University Online in 2015. That means that we can't grant any credit for previous study at the moment.

There are two ways you can go to get guidance on which units to enrol in.

  • Handbook - if you want to consider your options and think about different electives, then the Handbook is the best place to start.  Go to the course search Handbook page, enter your course details and click 'search'. Select your course from the list and scroll down to the section called 'Course Structure' This should show you which units to enrol in for each teaching session. Remember, some courses have a very strict structure and others have more electives and choice
  • Contact your eDAP (Director of Academic Program). Their name and contact details are listed on the course page in the Handbook, under the heading 'Course Advice'

Login to Western Central, go to the 'Links' page and select MyStudentRecords (MySR) from the list.

Once in MySR, click 'Enrolment' in the 'Enrol' drop down menu at the top of the page. You will then need to click on the relevant course.

A series of red tabs will now appear on the screen. You must complete each tab in order from left to right. Read each section carefully and complete it in full. To move the next step, click 'next' at the bottom of the screen or click on the next tab.

To successfully enrol, you will need to:

  • Enter your address and contact details (including providing a mobile number)
  • Select your specialisation (major/sub-major etc) if applicable
  • Complete the official university forms and declaration
  • Complete the Commonwealth Assistance Form (CAF) and SA-HELP CAF and provide a Tax File Number (if eligible)
  • Select and confirm your units (make sure you click 'Proceed to checkout' and then 'confirm')

You can get instructions on how to enrol in MySR on the How to: Enrol page.

Note: if you have successfully enrolled in your units, you will receive an email (in your student email account) confirming your enrolment.

There are a number of ways you can get help enrolling.

  • Step by step instructions are available in the How to: Enrol guide
  • If you're able to get to a campus, face to face enrolment help is available in computer labs during My Course Planning. A schedule of lab locations and times is available on the Face to face enrolment help webpage
  • You can also get help at Student Central. You can call the Student Central Infoline on 1300 668 370, email studentcentral@westernsydney.edu.au (from your student email account) and they'll be able to help you through the process

Tutorial Registration is another online process, separate to enrolment, where you register your preferred tutorial times for each unit you're enrolled in. You will receive an email telling you when tutorial preferences are open for each teaching session.

When preferences open, login to Western Central and select 'Tutorial Registration (Allocate+) from the left hand menu. The units you are enrolled in will automatically appear. You will need to select multiple preferred times for each lecture, tutorial and/or practical class (unless there is only one time available).

Once preferences close, the system will put you in one of your preferred tutorial times.

Need help?

Once you have enrolled correctly in MySR, you will need to apply for your student ID card. 

Once you've been allocated to one of your preferred tutorial times, you will receive an email notifying you that your timetable is ready. You then need to log in to Tutorial Registration (Allocate+) via Western Central and download your timetable to your personal calendar.

All fees are due by the session census date (31 March for Autumn Session and 31 August for Spring Session). If you're enrolling in a session other than Autumn or Spring, please see the census dates webpage.

You can access your electronic Statement of Account (eSOA) in MySR once the teaching session starts. It will show what units you're enrolled in, what fees you owe and list payment options.

Australian citizens – if you've successfully supplied your Tax File Number (TFN) your eSOA will say this and you don't have to take any action – your fees (student contribution) will automatically be deferred via a HECS-HELP loan.
However, you can choose to pay part or all of your student contribution up front before census and receive a 10% discount.

Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens – you must pay your fees (student contribution) up front by the census date. The total you owe and payment options are listed on your eSOA.

International students (Student Visa Holders) – you must pay your fees in full by the census date. The total you owe and payment options are listed on your eSOA.

Now that you've completed the enrolment process, you can focus on preparing for uni. 

The best thing to do now is explore the rest of the Starting at Western Sydney University site. It's got information about Orientation, how uni works, and a tonne of great tips and tools to help you prepare and get off to a great start at Western.

Recommended next steps: