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 delivered 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 receive information about essential IT systems and how to login to each. These include:

Student Connect (Where you check your tuition, enrol in units, and receive academic information)
Microsoft Office 365, Student Email, 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. 

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. Students are required to use their student Avondale email address to communicate with the university.
Having trouble with your accounts? 
Contact our IT Services team. 

P: +61 2 4980 2111

Step 2: Create a Study Plan

Before you enrol, you must decide the units you want to study in your course. Some courses have a set course structure (e.g., Bachelor of Nursing), while other courses handle your enrolment during orientation (e.g., VET courses). For guidance on unit choices and to develop your study plan, please contact your course and/or strand convenor.

Step 3: Enrol In Units

Once you have a study plan, enrol in units using Student Connect. Complete the following steps:

1. Check the Academic Calendar to find out when self-enrolments open and close
2. Login 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.
Need help? 
Contact Student Administration Services team.

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.

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. Visit the Post-Admission Requirements page for specific information regarding your course.

Step 6: Get Your USI

The USI is a Unique Student Identifier obtained from the government website Avondale requires a USI if you are to undertake any course. Click here for instructions on how to obtain your USI.

Step 7: Tuition

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

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. If students arrive on-campus before the advertised check-in date, additional accommodation costs may incur. 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 Airports to stations close to both Avondale campuses. Students will need an Opal card. To view the Opal network map, click here.

International students will need an Adult Opal card unless eligible for concession travel. To be eligible for concession travel, international students must have their study fully funded by an Australian Government scholarship. For Opal Concession eligibility, visit the Transport NSW Website.

Need help?

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

P: +61 2 4980 2148

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