Pre-commencement briefings

We want you to feel comfortable at Monash University from the moment you get started. Pre-commencement briefings are held each semester for a number of countries. Commencing international students and their families are invited to participate in the briefings.

Topics include:

  • adapting to the university education system
  • prepare for your commencement online - what you need to know to get started and access study support services
  • accommodation advice and support
  • services and tips for your safety and security
  • orientation activities you can join online
  • working while studying
  • current students discuss their experience - cultural differences, life in Australia
  • support services and programs to keep you connected with the University community

Why attend a pre-commencement briefing?

These briefings give you the opportunity to ask questions and hear from other Monash students before you start.

Pre-arrival information video

Contact us

For further information, email

Unable to attend the briefing?

If you can’t attend or want to know more, Destination Monash is a comprehensive handbook for international students commencing at Monash.

Download Destination Monash (PDF, 1.72 MB)