Getting Started - for Undergraduate Students
Before you Arrive
1. Accepting your Offer
How to accept your offer
At UNSW Canberra you will accept your offer and enrol online using the student portal, myUNSW.
Accepting online is a 2 part-process:
Part I: Accept your offer in myUNSW by the deadline to ensure your place in the program.
Part II: Confirm your personal details, complete the Military Status (if applicable) and Student Declaration sections and enrol in your courses (lectures, tutorials etc.).
We suggest working through these steps to accept your offer and enrol in your courses.
2. Create your UNIPASS
What is a UniPass?
– This is a temporary password given to all new students to access myUNSW.
– You will use myUNSW to accept your offer online and enrol in your classes.
How do I create a UniPass?
1. Use the information in your offer letter to create your UniPass. You will need:
– Your UNSW ID (e.g. z1234567) or 9 digit UAC Number (e.g. 123456789)
– Your UNSW Canberra program code (4 digit number).
2. Visit the IDM (Identity Manager) website to create your UniPass.
Once you have created your UniPass, proceed to the next checklist item and accept your offer.
If you would like further assistance with creating or retrieving your UniPass, please contact IT Services.
T: + 61 9385 1333
Alternatively you can visit the IT Services website for support.
3. How to accept your offer
Now you have your UniPass, go to myUNSW and 'Sign On' (top right hand corner). Click on the 'My Applications' Tab where you will see your offer listed and click Proceed with Offer.
Be sure to accept your offer by the deadline.
Is your name correct on your myUNSW account?
If your middle name is not included or your name is misspelt on the University's system, this will cause significant delays in your student ID card distribution.
Please take 5 minutes now to ensure that your name listed in myUNSW exactly matches your official name on your birth certificate / proof of identification. Checking this today will potentially save you many hours of delays in the future.
You will not be able to obtain a student ID card if your middle name is missing, as your name in the system must match your full legal name.
To update your official name you will need to complete the 'Change of Name' form. You will need to bring the form in person with your official identification to Student Administrative Services.
You may still continue to enrol in your courses if your name is incorrect. Mistakes with names primarily affect ID card distribution.
Enter all other personal details
To accept your offer in myUNSW, you must enter your personal contact details such as home address, email address, telephone numbers and emergency contact.
You must also complete the Military Status by selecting your ADF Service and rank
– DFR new recruits - OCDT = Army; OFCT = Air Force; MIDN = Navy)
– Advanced Students - please select your current rank)
– DCUS Students - please select DMO for both service and rank)
– Civilian Students - please leave this blank
Finally, complete the Student Declaration sections and then you can enrol in your courses (lectures, tutorials etc.).
Note* Student needs to accept their enrolment and enrol in at least one subject to be able to set ADFApass, Zpass and obtain ID card.
Need help with accepting your offer? Contact Student Administrative Services (SAS).
T: 02 6268 6000
To access online services at UNSW, you will need to use your student ID and zpass password.
- To gain your initial zPASS access, go to:
www.it.unsw.edu.au/students/zpass/create_zpass.html and follow the instructions.
For any enquires contact IT Service Desk Sydney:
Phone: +61 2 9385 1333
To access the internet in Living-in Accommodation.
- To gain your initial ADFAPASS access, go to:
www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/passwordreset follow the prompts.
For any enquires contact ICTS Helpdesk:
Phone: 02 6268 8140
Email: email@example.com (send your contact details)
5. Getting your Student ID Card
Students should note that it is a condition of enrolment at UNSW Canberra that you obtain and retain an ADFA Card for the entirety of your study with UNSW Canberra. Failure to obtain a card will severely limit your access to services. While on campus you should display your ID card at all times.
To obtain UNSW ID card in person please visit ICTS Helpdesk ( Building 14) with a valid photo ID ( Driver’s licence or passport)
To receive your UNSW ID card via mail please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Student number
- Copy of a valid photo ID
- Mailing address
- Passport size photo
The address to post this information to is:
ICT Services, UNSW Canberra,
Australian Defence Force Academy,
Canberra ACT 2600
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In all instances the card will be mailed to you unless you advise the ICTS Helpdesk that you wish to collect the card, so please make sure your mailing address in myUNSW is correct.
phone: 02 6268 8140
6. You're almost done!
Not sure if you have accepted your offer or need assistance?
Telephone: +61 2 6268 6000
Facsimile: +61 2 6268 8666
Ground Floor, Adams Auditorium,
Monday to Thursday – 08.30 to 16.30 Friday* - 08.30 - 16.00
* On the first Friday of each month Student Administrative Services closes at 13.00.
1. Choose your courses
Before you enrol, you must choose your courses for the semester.
Consult the UNSW Handbook to read information relating to your program structure and for help on determining which courses you are required to enrol in.
2. Enrol in your courses on myUNSW
3. Check your timetable on myUNSW
How do I ensure I have enrolled into my courses?
The best way to check that you have enrolled successfully into your courses is to check your myUNSW Student Profile tab. Your enrolled courses should be listed under the My Enrolment section on this page.
What if I have timetable clashes?
During to military commitments for ADFA students, all 1st year students will have no university classes on Wednesday morning or Friday afternoon. The timetable is automatically blocked so that 1st year courses do not clash with 1st year Academy Military Education and Training (AMET) classes.
Occasionally there may be a clash between 2 university courses you would like to enrol in or a course / tutorial / lab you would like to enrol may be full.
In some cases you may be able to enrol into clashing classes however normally you cannot enrol into a class that is full.
4. Credit from previous university study
Students who have previously completed tertiary studies at an equivalent university level may be eligible to gain credit (sometimes referred to as Advanced Standing) towards their degree at UNSW Canberra. Credit may be awarded for complete or incomplete degrees from any recognised tertiary institution. Applying for credit is a voluntary request by a student, it is not compulsory.
Even if you are going to apply for credit, students should still enrol in the relevant 1st year courses for their degree.
Students wishing to apply for credit should submit an application as soon as possible. The 'Credit for Previous Tertiary Study' form can be downloaded here and emailed with relevant supporting documentation to SAS@adfa.edu.au.
Please note: approved credit will increase the likelihood of course clashes as students may be undertaking 1st and 2nd year courses concurrently.
International Students: following a directive from the Department of Defence, International Policy Division, international students are NOT able to apply for credit from previous study.