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

You will comes across new terminology when enrolling and during your time at Western, so make sure you check out Western Words [PDF, 36.59 KB] for a head start.

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 students studying a higher research degree such as a Master of Research, 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.

To enrol, you need to activate your student account (called your 'WesternAccount'). This account gives you access to all our online services (including My Student Records (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 897 669 or email study@westernsydney.edu.au. You may need to provide your Student ID when contacting the course information team for the best assistance.

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. Refer to how to defer your offer for more information.

If you have questions about deferring your offer, please email the course information team directly: study@westernsydney.edu.au.

Find your course on the Unit Selection Guide (opens in a new window) 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? Contact the course information team on 1300 897 669 or email study@westernsydney.edu.au.

  • 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 your units have special requirements.
  • Once you've chosen your units, head to the Tutorial Registration page for information regarding how to view and plan your timetable, as well as important dates and deadlines for the timetabling process.

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 that is recognised 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.

For information about your course, including advice on which units to choose, first contact the course information team on 1300 897 669 or email study@westernsydney.edu.au for the best assistance.

Ready to enrol? Login to My Student Records (MySR) and let's get started. This video playlist will guide you through the steps of enrolment in MySR.

Enrolment Steps

Enrolment help is available by contacting the course information line on 1300 897 669 or by emailing study@westernsydney.edu.au. You can also drop into any of the Student Central offices.

You can get face to face support with your enrolment during Orientation.

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 class times.

Take a look at Tutorial Registration FAQs and tips and tricks to get the classes that best suit you.

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 classes 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!

Check out the Student ID cards web page for everything you need to know about ID cards.

Watch the following series of videos to find out more about getting your student ID card:

Find out everything you need to know about tutorial registration by watching this video series:

Tutorial Registration using Allocate+ is how you choose your tutorials (and other classes) and put together your timetable.

You will have a period of time to submit your preferred class times for each unit. The opening and closing dates are available on the Tutorial Registration FAQ webpage and will also be emailed to your student account. After the closing date, you will be placed into your classes. You will then be able to log into (Allocate+) to view your timetable.

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:

Get started with the video below on accepting your International Offer of Admission:

Before you start, you must read the following information carefully:

The first thing you'll need to do is accept your offer and pay your fees via your online student application record.

Payment instructions are explained in your Offer of Admission letter.

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 submit a request via your online student application record 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 submit your query via your online student application record.

Get started with the video below on activating your Western Account:

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. You can find this number on your Offer of Admission letter.

Find your course on the Unit Selection Guide 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? Contact Student Infoline on 1300 668 370 or email studentcentral@westernsydney.edu.au.

  • 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.
  • As a condition of you Student Visa, you are required to enrol in a full-time study load of 4 units each session.
  • Once you've chosen your units, head to the Tutorial Registration for information regarding how to view and plan your timetable, as well as important dates and deadline for the timetabling process. 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 that is recognised 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.

For information about your course, including advice on which units to choose, first contact the Student Infoline on 1300 668 370 or email studentcentral@westernsydney.edu.au for assistance.

Ready to enrol? Login to My Student Records (MySR) and let's get started. The video playlist below will guide you through the steps of enrolment in MySR.

Enrolment Steps

You can get face to face with your enrolment during International Orientation, which is compulsory for all international students.

You can also get help at Student Central. You can call us through the Student 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!

Check out the Student ID cards web page for everything you need to know about ID cards.

Watch the following series of videos to find out more about getting your student ID card:

Find out everything you need to know about tutorial registration by watching this video series:

Tutorial registration is a separate online process. For each unit you've enrolled in, you'll need to register your preferred class times.

Take a look at Tutorial Registration FAQs and tips and tricks to get the classes that best suit you.

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 classes 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!

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.

As an international student, you are required to pay your fees before your commence your course.

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 My Student Records (MySR) – your online student record, the Library, your student email account and more)!

You will need your Student ID number.

Find out how to activate your account in this video:

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.

Use the Handbook (the course and unit search) to choose your units. Not sure what it all means? Take a look at the How to: Use the Handbook page.

  • Special Requirements – some 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. 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.

Check out the Non-Award study page for more information about units and fees.

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.

For information about which units to choose, first contact the Student Infoline on 1300 668 370 or email studentcentral@westernsydney.edu.au for assistance.

Ready to enrol? Login to My Student Records (MySR) and let's get started. The video playlist below will guide you through the steps of enrolment in MySR.

Enrolment Steps

Enrolment help is available at Student Central. You can drop into any of our Student Central offices, call our Infoline on 1300 668 370, or email us at studentcentral@westernsydney.edu.au.

Find out everything you need to know about tutorial registration by watching this video series:

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 class times.

Take a look at Tutorial Registration FAQs and tips and tricks to get the classes that best suit you.

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 classes 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!

Check out the Student ID cards web page for everything you need to know about ID cards.

Watch this video playlist to find out more about getting your student ID card:

We'll let you know when your timetable has been completed. You can then go to Allocate+ and download this 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 My Student Records (MySR) – your online student record, the Library, your student email account and more)!

You will need your Student ID number.

Find out how to activate your account in this video:

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.

Check out the Student ID cards web page for everything you need to know about ID cards.

*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 My Student Records (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.

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.

  • 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, head to the Tutorial Registration for information about how to view and plan your timetable, as well as important dates and deadlines for the timetabling process. 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.

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 that are recognised 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.

Contact the course information team for assistance with selecting your units for the first time, by either calling 1300 897 669 or emailing study@westernsydney.edu.au.

Ready to enrol? Login to My Student Records (MySR) and let's get started. This video playlist will guide you through the steps of enrolment in MySR:

Enrolment Steps

Enrolment help is available by contacting the course information line on 1300 897 669 or emailing study@westernsydney.edu.au.  You can also drop into any of the Student Central offices for enrolment assistance.

If you are enrolled in a Western Sydney University Online course, you do not need to register for tutorials.

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

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.

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: