- Plan your classes
Once the class timetable for your semester of study is available* you can start planning your class times by using the online Timetable Planner.
Select and make note of up to 3 preferred class times for each component of the course you are enrolled in (ie. tutorial, lecture, workshop or lab).
- Submit your Class preference form
Complete and submit your Class preference form before class selection opens* so you can be enrolled as classes will fill quickly after this time.
Add your chosen classes from the Timetable Planner, listing up to 3 preferred class times for each class. While every effort will be made to enrol you in your most preferred classes, it's good to have back-up options in case your most preferred class times are not available.
- View your class timetable
Once you have been enrolled in your classes, you can view your class timetable in USC Central.
* Check key dates on the Academic calendar.
Orientation is the official start to the University semester and is highly recommended for new Headstart and ILP students. Orientation is usually held the Friday before the school term resumes in January for Semester 1 study, and July for Semester 2 study.
The Headstart and ILP Orientation date and schedule will be sent to your USC student email. You can view information as it becomes available on the Orientation to USC webpage.
Coming to Orientation will assist you to:
- prepare for your studies
- learn more about the campus, facilities and services
- meet fellow students and staff
Your Orientation session includes:
- a welcome and information session
- collecting your orientation bag
- library and IT network session
- academic writing skills workshops
- information about support services available
- a campus tour
- obtaining your ID card
Orientation to USC
In addition to the Headstart and ILP Orientation session, you are invited to attend the range of Orientation to USC activities available to all students.
To get off to a flying start with your studies, be prepared early. Visit preparing for uni to find out some of the key activities to complete such as finding your course outline and required textbooks, learn about transport and parking options and downloading a campus map.
Integrated Learning Pathway (ILP) students will also be contacted by your ILP Hub coordinator with information about getting started.
Questions? Search for answers and ask questions via askUSC.
There are many support services available to you as a USC student.
Headstart students should approach your tutor or course coordinator if you're unsure about the course content or assessment.
ILP students should contact your ILP Hub Coordinator or USC ILP staff if you have any questions regarding your participation in the program and class enrolment.
To obtain a student ID card follow the instructions for:
- Headstart students
You will be issued with a USC student ID Card, which allows you to:
- access computer labs
- borrow from the Library
- use USC copy and print services
- confirm your ID at exams
To get your student ID Card:
Login to USC Central:
- Go to Demographic Data
- Click on the Add photo for ID card button
- Select a photo from your computer*, then click Upload
- Click Confirm and Save if you are happy with your photo and it meets the required specifications*
If you wish to select a new photo click Select a photo and start again.
*Photo must meet the following specifications:
- Photos must be a colour, JPEG files
- Background should be plain and light-coloured
- You must be forward-facing, with your head and shoulders clearly visible
- No sunglasses, hats or headware
- Photos should be portrait orientation, 170 x 240 pixels and no larger than 200KB.
Once Student Central has approved your photo and printed your card, you will be notified that you can collect it from Student Central at your campus during office hours.
On collection of your student ID card you will need to present photo identification, such as a driver's licence, 18+ card or passport. Your first student ID card is issued free of charge but replacement cards will cost $10.00.
- Integrated Learning Pathway (ILP) students
ILP students are not required to have a USC Student ID card. However, if you choose to use USC’s facilities you will need a USC Student ID to:
- access USC computer labs
- borrow items from the USC Library
- use USC copying and printing services
Visit student ID card to find out how to get it.