Welcome

Uni life can be complicated at first, so this site will help make it a little easier to navigate your first semester at Monash. The weeks listed here represent the twelve teaching weeks of semester. Just start scrolling to browse topics to see important deadlines to help you manage your studies each week. 

Enrolment

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    - Login below to view your offer
    - Accept by completing all steps

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Congratulations and welcome to Monash University.

Accept your offer by enrolling

Complete all five enrolment steps by the lapse date (in your offer letter/email) to accept your offer.

You're enrolled once you have submitted/confirmed your units and have a transaction number beginning with U.icon

Defer or reject your offer

To defer, see the help section at the bottom of the page. 
If you don't want to accept the offer, simply do nothing and let the offer expire.

Step 1: Create your Monash account

Already have your Monash account? Go straight to step 2.

If not, we recommend you do this step right away, as it may take a few hours for us to create your account and you need it to go on to the next steps.

To set up your Monash account you need your Monash ID. This is in your offer letter.

Create your account


Help with this step

Want to defer?

If you want to keep your place but delay starting your course then you can apply to defer your offer.

Most courses can be deferred for up to 12 months and sometimes you can extend this to 24 months. However you must defer your offer by the enrolment date in your offer letter.

Defer online

  1. Create a Monash account
  2. Login to the enrolment system
  3. Click Apply for course deferment
  4. Check your details and eligibility for deferment and choose your Deferment return date
  5. Keep your confirmation of deferment.

Using the form

If you can't defer online, post a deferment application (pdf, 0.27 mb) to your faculty office before your enrolment date.

What happens next?

See more information about deferring your offer.

Accepting a later offer

To take up a later or supplementary offer in a different course, make sure you discontinue the course you are already enrolled in or you will be charged for both.

To discontinue, login to the Web Enrolment System (WES) or submit a course discontinuation form (pdf, 0.2 mb). Whatever course, or courses, you're enrolled in by the census date, you will be charged for.

Having trouble with your Monash account?

If you've received a previous offer and already have a Monash account, you don't need to create a new one - go straight to step 2.

For any problems creating an account, accessing your email, or forgetting your password, contact the Service Desk for help.

You can also register for self-service password reset to retrieve a forgotten password.

Using your Monash account and email

Use your account to access your email, class timetable, my.monash portal, course materials, ask.monash, the library and the Web Enrolment System (WES).

We delete your account if you don't complete your enrolment, so make sure you enrol by the deadline.

Internet

Internet access at Monash is provided for academic, research and administrative purposes. While we don't filter any content, when using this service you're expected to follow the acceptable use of IT policy and procedures.

Email

To access your Monash mail account login to my.monash

Your Monash account is the only email the University will use to communicate with you. You should check it at least twice a week so you don't miss important messages about your enrolment or studies.

Monash IT handbook

For information about connecting to wi-fi, systems, computer labs and more, check out the Student Technology Essentials Handbook (pdf, 1.28 mb) .

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Step 2: Plan your course

Before you enrol in units, you need to:

  • Understand your course structure: Most courses have specific requirements and units that you must take (core requirements). Some have units you can choose (electives)
  • Check which units are available: Some units cannot be taken before taking other units first (prerequisites), or at the same time (corequisites)

Resources

The Handbook

The Handbook has all courses and units (subjects) offered by Monash University. Search for your course entry where you'll find an outline of the course requirements and a link to your course map.

Course maps

You'll find your course (progression) map in the Handbook and, in some cases, on your faculty website. Course maps outline the usual sequence of units you need to take to complete your course within the standard timeframe.

Interactive course planner: MonPlan

Your interactive course planner, MonPlan, helps you compare your options and choose units for each semester. MonPlan doesn't enrol you in units (see Step 3 for that), but it's a helpful tool for selecting units.

Select your faculty below

Art, Design and Architecture

Attend your course information session

There's no compulsory course information session for your faculty. You can get information about your course online (see below). If you need to talk to someone about your course, contact:

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Telephone: +61 3 9903 1517
Email: mada@monash.edu


Get online course information

Your faculty website has information about your course structure, including course maps to help you select your units. See Art, Design and Architecture course information.

Can I choose elective units?

You can enrol in electives if you meet the prerequisites.

Arts

Get online course information

Your faculty website has information about your course structure, including course maps to help you select your units. See Arts course information.

Can I choose elective units?

You can take your free electives from within Arts, or from other faculties, as long as you meet the prerequisites.

Business and Economics

Get online course information

Your faculty website has information about your course structure, including course maps to help you select your units. See Business and Economics course information.

Can I choose elective units?

Consult your course map for information on elective options.

Education

Get online course information

Your faculty website has information about your course structure, including course maps to help you select your units. See Education course information.

Can I choose elective units?

Only a few Education courses have elective spaces available. Consult your course map for information on elective options.

Engineering

Get online course information

Your faculty website has information about your course structure, including course maps to help you select your units. See Engineering course information.

Can I choose elective units?

Master of Advanced Engineering students can enrol in enhancement units. For more information on enhancement unit choices, see the Handbook.

Information Technology

Get online course information

Your faculty website has information about your course structure, including course progression maps to help you select your units. See Information Technology course information.

Applying for credit

If you haven't already applied for or been granted credit for previous study, you'll need to read the credit information on your course information page carefully.

We strongly recommend you apply for credit before enrolling in your course. For a credit application, you'll need to provide:

  • outlines of the units you have studied
  • an academic record/transcript (if not already provided at the time of application)
  • documentation of the structure of the course you studied
  • and complete the credit application online. See applying for credit.

Can I choose elective units?

You can enrol in elective units if you meet the prerequisites and your course structure allows for it. If enrolling in a double degree, your course may not be able to accommodate electives, but always check your course map for more information.

Law

Get online course information

For information about your course structure, including course maps to help you select your units. See Law course information.

Can I choose elective units?

You can enrol in electives if you meet the prerequisites.

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Attend your course information session

Most new students must attend a compulsory Course Information Session with their faculty. Check your offer letter for details and bring it along with you.

What if I can't attend my Course Information Session?


Get online course information

The Handbook has information about your course structure, including course maps to help you select your units. See Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences course information.

Can I choose elective units?

You can enrol in electives if your course permits. Please check your course map or the Handbook.

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Online course information

Your faculty website has information about your course structure, including course maps to help you select your units. See the Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences course information for:

Can I choose elective units?

Electives are not available to students studying with the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Science

Get online course information

Your faculty website has information about your course structure, including course maps to help you select your units. See Science course information.

Can I choose elective units?

You can take your free electives from within Science or other faculties, as long as you meet the prerequisites.

Faculty of Arts students

Can't attend your course information session?

If you can't attend, due to exceptional circumstances, you should follow the steps to enrol online. Slides will be published online once the information session has been held.

If you still require assistance from your faculty, contact:

Monash Connect
Telephone: +61 3 9902 6011
Email: login to ask.monash to contact us about what to do (please include your student ID)

Faculty of Business and Economics students

Can't attend your course information session?

If you can't attend, due to exceptional circumstances, you must contact:

Faculty of Business and Economics

Caulfield campus
Telephone: +61 3 9903 1400
Email: login to ask.monash to contact us about what to do (please include your student ID)

Clayton campus
Telephone: +61 3 9905 2327
Email: login to ask.monash to contact us about what to do (please include your student ID)

Peninsula campus
Telephone: +61 3 9904 4314
Email: login to ask.monash to contact us about what to do (please include your student ID)

Faculty of Engineering students

Can't attend your course information session?

If you can't attend, due to exceptional circumstances, you must contact:

Faculty of Engineering
Telephone: +61 3 9905 3404
Email: engineering.enquiries@monash.edu

Faculty of Information Technology students

Can't attend your course information session?

If you can't attend, due to exceptional circumstances, please contact the Faculty of Information Technology.

Graduates: Contact us at the Caulfield campus

Caulfield campus general enquiries
Telephone: +61 3 9903 2535

Undergraduates: Contact us at the Clayton campus

Clayton campus general enquiries
Telephone: +61 3 9905 5200

Faculty of Law students

Can't attend your course information session?

If, due to exceptional circumstances, you can't attend any of the sessions listed on the law website, you must contact:

Monash Connect
Telephone: +61 3 9902 6011
Email: login to ask.monash to contact us about what to do (please include your student ID)

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences students

Can't attend your course information session?

If you can't attend, due to exceptional circumstances, you must contact your faculty. Choose your home campus for contact details.

CoursePhoneWeb
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Scholars Program)
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science Advanced (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • Master of Biomedical and Health Science
  • Bachelor of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Nursing (Honours)
  • Master of Nursing Practice
+61 3 9902 6011 Email: ask.monash
+61 3 9905 4327 Email: mbbsstudentservices@monash.edu
  • Bachelor of Nutrition Science
  • Bachelor of Nutrition (Honours)
  • Master of Dietetics
+61 3 9902 4270 Email: nutrition.dietetics@monash.edu
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science Advanced (Honours)
+61 3 9905 3965 Email: ug.psych@monash.edu
  • Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours)
  • Master of Radiation Therapy
+61 3 9902 4041 Email: enquiries.radiography@monash.edu
  • Bachelor of Medical Science (Honours)
+61 3 9902 0859 Email: bmedsc@monash.edu

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences students

Can't attend your course information session?

If you can't attend, due to exceptional circumstances, you must contact:

Monash Connect
Telephone: +61 3 9902 6011
Email: login to ask.monash to contact us about what to do (please include your student ID)

Faculty of Science students

Can't attend your course information session?

If you can't attend, follow the steps to enrol online. The Course Information presentation will be available online once it has been held. If you still require assistance from your faculty, contact:

Monash Connect
Email: login to ask.monash to contact us (please include your student ID)
Phone: +61 3 9902 6011 (during business hours)

Help with this step

Enrolling for the first time

If you're new to Monash, the below video will assist you with:

  • enrolling for the first time
  • recognising the official areas of study
  • using a course map to plan your course
  • understanding the credit point system at Monash
  • identifying the different types of units that may make up your course

If you come across any unfamiliar words, check out the Get Started Glossary.

Watch this short video for an explanation on enrolling at Monash:

Electives with other faculties

If your course permits, you may want to take an elective taught by another faculty. If enrolling in a double degree you can take units only from both partner faculties.

Art, Design and Architecture

Before enrolling in a Faculty of Art Design and Architecture (MADA) elective unit, you’ll need to either meet the prerequisites in the Handbook, or enrol in our online Occupational Health and Safety unit OHS1000 (0 credit points), and get written permission from the unit coordinator. Some units have quotas, so enrolment is conditional on available places.

For more information please email us at MADA student services, mada@monash.edu

Arts

You can enrol in Arts units if you meet the prerequisites. If you have room in your course you can complete an arts major or minor.  For more information refer to the list of Arts areas of study.

Business and Economics

You can enrol in Business and Economics units if you meet the prerequisites and co-requisites for the unit. If you have room in your course you may complete a  major or minor. Some major or minors require completion of additional and higher-level mathematics units. For more information, please refer to the Handbook.

If you have a query please contact us through ask.monash.

Education

If you meet the prerequisites, you can enrol in Faculty of Education approved undergraduate electives.

Engineering

Before enrolling in an Engineering elective unit, you’ll need to meet the prerequisites in the Handbook. It's assumed that students studying Engineering undergraduate units have completed VCE units 3/4 Maths Methods (or equivalent). Some units also assume a VCE units 3/4 Physics background. We ask that you enrol in units after 21 February, when we can guarantee that students with an Engineering course offer have enrolled.

Information Technology

You can enrol in most Information Technology units if you meet the prerequisites. However, please check unit prerequisites carefully in the online Handbook, as some units require year 12 mathematics.

Law

Only students taking Law degrees can enrol in Law elective units. Before enrolling in a Law elective unit, please check that you meet that prerequisites the Handbook.

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

If you meet the prerequisites, you can enrol in Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences units. Please refer to the Handbook for eligibility requirements.

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

You can only enrol in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences units if you're enrolled in a Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences course.

Science

You can enrol in science units if you meet the prerequisites and corequisites for the unit. If you have room in your course you may complete a science major or minor. Please note some major or minors require completion of additional mathematics units. For more information refer to the list of level one-science units and level one science sequences and related majors and minors. If you have a query please contact Science Student Services.

Credit for previous study

If applying for credit for previous study, and/or recognition of prior learning (RPL), you'll need to provide the following documents relating to your previous course:

  • outlines of the units you have studied
  • an academic record (transcript)
  • documentation showing the structure of the course you studied
  • and complete the credit application online.

We encourage you to apply for credit as early as possible.

University class timetable

If you need to plan your timetable around other commitments, you may benefit from checking the University class timetable. This lists when classes and activities are held.

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Step 3: Register details and enrol in units

Using your Monash account, you can now login to register your details in the enrolment system.

Register your details

Work your way through the Enrolment Summary screen to:

  1. update your contact details
  2. complete the Respect at Monash declaration
  3. fill out the Enrolment Questionnaire
  4. complete the student amenities fee (SA-HELP) module (you'll only see this if you're eligible and after completing the Questionnaire)
  5. CSP students only - confirm how you'll pay your fees

Enrol in units

Enrol in units online (unless your offer letter advises otherwise). You can do this before your Course Information Session. You'll need to have your unit enrolment completed before the lapse date, but there are options to add and discontinue units if you need to.

Enrol in units for the entire year and make sure you click the SUBMIT ENROLMENT button once all units are entered.

How do I make sure I've enrolled in units?

In the web enrolment system, you'll know you have successfully enrolled in units when you see:

  • the status ENROLLED , next to your units
  • Submission successful in red, with a U transaction number icon

You'll also receive it in a transaction email in your Monash mail.

Enrolling in units is the only way to accept your offer.

Login to register and enrol

Help with this step

After you login, here's what to do

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Login using the button above:

  • click the Enrolment / Re-enrolment link
  • then agree to the Student Acknowledgement statement.
Enrolment summary screen (Full-fee students)

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Work your way through the first three or four sections of the Enrolment Summary screen:

  1. Contact details
  2. Respect at Monash agreement
  3. Enrolment Questionnaire
  4. SA-HELP for the student amenities fee (you'll only see this if you're eligible)

You need to do each section in order from top to bottom to unlock the next section.

Enrolment summary screen (CSP students)

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On the Enrolment Summary screen work your way through the first five sections:

  1. Contact details
  2. Respect at Monash agreement
  3. Enrolment Questionnaire
  4. CSP HECS-HELP
  5. SA-HELP for the student amenities fee

You need to do each section in order from top to bottom to unlock the next section.

CSP HECS-HELP loans

For CSP students

When you fill out the CSP HECS-HELP form in the enrolment system, it will establish whether you're eligible to defer your payment or have to pay upfront.

Deferring your payment

To defer payment, you must provide your Tax File Number (TFN) but if you don't have one right now you can add it later. See the section below for help with this.


Paying upfront

If paying upfront, you don't have to provide your TFN. Many students still enter their TFN as a safety net in case they cannot pay by the due date.

Important deadlines

If you choose to pay upfront, be aware of the payment deadline. If you don't provide your Tax File Number and fail to pay on time, your enrolment will be cancelled.

SA-HELP loan for student amenities fee (HELP loan students only)

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Students eligible for a HELP loan may need to pay an annual fee for student services and amenities (recreation, food, career services, etc.).

Like your course fees, if you're eligible, the government offers a loan to help cover this cost.

You'll see a section for SA-HELP on the enrolment summary screen after you have completed the Enrolment Questionnaire.

Complete this section if you don't want to pay this fee upfront

As with other HELP loans, you'll need to provide your Tax File Number (TFN) to get the loan. If you don't have a TFN, see the help section below for how to get one.

If you want more information on this fee, see Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Don’t have a Tax File Number (TFN)?

Don't worry, you have some time to change your fee option to defer payment.

Here's what to do

When filling out the CSP HECS-HELP section in the Enrolment Summary, select the full upfront payment option.

Apply for a Tax File Number as soon as possible:

  • do this well before your first fee payment is due
  • you can complete and lodge your TFN application online at the ATO website
  • print your application summary
  • visit an Australia Post retail outlet with your printed application summary and original proof of identity documents.

Go to Monash Connect (student service centre):

  • with your receipt from Australia Post and your TFN application summary
  • let the Connect staff know if you want your fee option changed from upfront payment to HECS-HELP deferred payment
  • provide them with your course code or name.

Locate Monash Connect on your campus

As soon as you have your Tax File Number (TFN):

  • login to the Web Enrolment System (WES)
  • go into the Enrol/Re-enrol section then into CSP HECS-HELP
  • complete the CSP HECS-HELP form, this time enter your TFN (section 8A) and select you preferred payment option (section 11).

Deadlines apply

Provide Monash with your TFN or proof of application:

Finding units in the enrolment system

In the unit enrolment section, search for units by clicking To Add Units Click here

  • There are various ways to search for units
  • Choose from the search results by ticking the ones you want
  • Make sure you click the button at the bottom, Add selected Unit(s) to enrolment form
  • Add units for the entire year

This is important:

Make sure you click the SUBMIT ENROLMENT button when you have all the units for the year.

You're enrolled only when you see the message Submission Successful with a transaction number beginning with U.

FEE-HELP loans (full-fee students)

For fee paying students

FEE-HELP applies to students with fee-paying  places, (not CSP), which includes many domestic postgraduate students.

If eligible, you can request a FEE-HELP  loan to cover all or some of your course fees.

Deferring your payment

To defer payment, you must apply for FEE-HELP and provide  your Tax File Number (TFN).

Don't worry if you don't have a Tax File Number (TFN) right now. You can request one through the Australian Tax Office.

Paying upfront

If paying upfront, you don't have to apply for FEE-HELP. Many students still do this as a safety net in case they can't pay by the due date.

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Step 4: Order your student ID card

You're now ready to order your student ID card.

How to order your card

  1. Login to the Web Enrolment System
  2. In the Student Services section, click Submit your photo for an ID card
  3. Follow the instructions (you'll need to scan and send proof of ID)
  4. Choose to have your card posted to you or nominate a campus to pick up your card

Once you have completed all five steps to enrol, you have accepted your offer.

Help with this step

Ordering your student ID card (M-Pass)

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To get started ordering your student card, login to the Web Enrolment System and look for the link, Submit your photo for an ID Card.

Then, simply follow the instructions to:

  • verify your identity by submitting some photo ID (e.g. passport)
  • submit your own photo 
  • confirm your details and nominate how to receive your card.

Reasons your photo may be rejected

  • You haven't provided photo ID such as a passport or driver's licence to verify your identity (first step)
  • Your ID document (e.g. passport or licence) was cropped or wasn't scanned properly
  • The photo submitted for your student card is too dark
  • Previously, you had a Monash University or College ID card
  • You selected postage to receive your card but you didn't supply a valid Australian address (in this case, you'll need to collect it when you arrive on campus (see next help section below).

Previous Monash University or College card holders

If you had a Monash ID card from an earlier course, you won't be able to submit a new photo online. If you want to replace your existing ID photo, you have two options:

  • Visit Monash Connect on your campus - we'll take a new photo and print your card on the spot.
  • Email cardoffice.m-pass@monash.edu with your new photo and proof of ID (previous card, driver's licence, passport) to receive your new card by mail (only if you have an Australian mailing address). If not, once you arrive in Australia, you'll need to come into Monash Connect to collect it.
Using your student ID card

Your student ID card is called an M-Pass. You can use it to:

  • add credit to pay for printing, copying and library fines
  • borrow books and resources from the library
  • access secure buildings
  • identify yourself on campus and at exams.

For more details, see student ID cards.

Credit for previous study

If you intend applying for credit, be sure to bring:

  • outlines of the units you have studied
  • a certified copy of your academic record (transcript)
  • documentation showing the structure of the course you studied
  • a completed credit application form.

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Step 5: Attend Orientation Week

Orientation is the official start of the semester. These five days of fun and learning are known as O'Week.

Attending Orientation Week will make you feel prepared for university and gives you the opportunity to meet staff and new friends before the first day of classes.

Go to the Orientation website


Things to do before teaching starts

Some faculties require you to complete some tasks before teaching starts. If your faculty link appears below, please follow the instructions where it applies to your course.


Help with this step

If you can't attend Orientation Week

If you're unable to attend O'Week, make sure you:

  1. enrol in units in the Web Enrolment System by the due date
  2. if you still have questions about the units you have enrolled in, speak to your faculty course adviser before teaching starts.

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What's next?

  1. Select your preferred class times - create your personal timetable in Allocate+ from 11 Dec - 29 Jan

  2. Complete the Respect at Monash module - don’t forget to complete this compulsory module by the agreed date 30 April

  3. Attend orientation - create a schedule for compulsory events as well as the fun ones. OWeek is held 25 Feb - 1 Mar

  4. Prepare for uni - check out our guide to help prepare you for the transition to university

  5. Fee statements - fee statements are sent out in mid-December. If you enrol after that time, you’ll receive your first fee statement a few days later.
 

Got a question? Monash Connect can help.