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Getting Started

Congratulations on your offer of admission, and welcome to Avondale University! If you haven't accepted your offer yet, refer to your Letter of Offer for instructions on how to accept.

Step 1: Activate your Avondale Student Accounts and Portals

Once you have accepted your offer, a username and password will be sent to you by SMS and/or email. Use these login details and instructions in the email to activate your Avondale student account. Once activated (may take 24 hours), you will have access to information about essential IT systems and how to log in to each. These include:

 • Student Connect (Where your fees, enrol in units, and receive your grades)
 • Student Email, Microsoft Office 365, and OneDrive
 • Moodle (Your online learning portal)

We have a range of instructional videos to help navigate the library web page and services and Moodle. 
Activate your account

Student Email

The Avondale email address allocated to students upon enrolment is the official university communication channel. Emails from the university will be sent to a student’s Avondale email address. You are required to use your student Avondale email address to communicate with the university.
Having trouble with your accounts? 
Contact our IT Services team. 

E: [email protected] 
P: +61 2 4980 2111

Step 2: Choose your units

In Student Connect, you will be able to self-enrol in some units, while other units require special permission from a Course Convenor before you can enrol in them. For guidance on unit choices contact your Course Convenor.

Step 3: Enrol In Units

To enrol in your units using Student Connect, complete the following steps:

1. Check the Academic Calendar to find out when self-enrolments open and close
2. Log in to Student Connect using your Avondale username and password
3. Click on Self-Enrolment under the Enrolment Details Tab follow the prompts
4. For further guidance, refer to our Connect Guides to assist you through the process.

Nursing Students

Nursing has a set course structure. If you are commencing as a full-time nursing student, you will self-enrol in the four units set out in the course structure.
Nursing course structure
Need help? 
Contact Student Administration Services team.

E: [email protected] 
P: +61 2 4980 2377

Step 4: Get Your Student ID Card

Your Student ID card displays your photo along with your Avondale student ID number and is proof of your enrolment at Avondale. You can collect your card from Reception on either the Lake Macquarie or Sydney campus. You can also request your card to be delivered by post.
Request your student ID card

Step 5: Check for Post-admission Requirements

Some courses have special requirements for clinical placements, professional experience, and cross-institutional study. It will help if you begin your preparations now for meeting these requirements. Refer to the course information page for specific information.

Step 6: Get Your USI

The Australian Government requires that all students in tertiary education obtain a Unique Student IdentifierClick here for instructions on how to obtain your USI.

If you are an off-shore international student (residing overseas while undertaking their program of study at Avondale), you must obtain a USI 'override code' by emailing Avondale's Connect Support team at [email protected]. The email must include your Avondale student ID number and full name.

Step 7: Fees

How you pay your fees will vary depending on what course you are studying. Payment methods vary depending whether you receive a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), get a FEE-HELP loan, or are an international student. Visit the Fees page for information on fees. Remember, scholarships may be available for financial assistance with your studies.

Step 8: Welcome Week

Welcome Week is for new and returning students. It is designed to help you make a smooth and successful transition into study at Avondale University. You will be introduced to lecturers and support staff who will journey with you through your tertiary studies. You will get an opportunity to get familiar with the campus and meet other students.

Other Information

Accommodation and Parking

Avondale offers on-campus accommodation at both Lake Macquarie and Sydney Campus. Lake Macquarie also offers Uni View Units. Accommodation should be organised before students arrive for the semester. Parking is available at both our Lake Macquarie and Sydney campuses. For further details and costs, visit here.


International and interstate students can access the trains as a mode of transport from Sydney Airport to stations close to both Avondale campuses.

International Students Contact

If you’re an international student, you can contact our International Student Officer on our Lake Macquarie or Sydney campus for enquiries or support - [email protected].

Need help?

Contact Accommodation for assistance with accommodation or to organise transport from the nearest train station (Morisset or Hornsby) to campus.

E: [email protected] 

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