Getting Started for Honours students

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Getting Started for Honours students


Congratulations on your offer to study at USC.

If you have been offered a place in one of the following End-on Honours programs USC enrols you in your courses. Click on the 'Getting started for End-on Honours students - enrolled by USC' tab below and follow the instructions to get started with your studies:

If you have been offered a place in one of the following End-on Honours programs, you must enrol in your own courses. Click on the 'Getting started for End-on Honours students - self-enrol' tab below-right to get started.

If you have been offered a place to study in an Embedded Honours (3 or 4 Year) program, follow the Getting started steps for Undergraduate and TPP students.

Get online at USC

While studying at USC, there are three online services that you will be able to access using the username and password provided in your USC letter of offer - USC Central, student email and Blackboard. It is important you become familiar with these services to manage your progress and support your studies.

Follow these instructions to:

  • Check your enrolment in USC Central
  • Access your USC student email
  • Log in to Blackboard

This information is for:  End-on Honours students only who have been offered a place in one of the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Business (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Midwifery (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Nursing Science (Honours)
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) (Honours)

Respond to your offer

After receiving your letter of offer, you must respond via USC Central as soon as possible. If you do not respond before the start of the study period in which you were made an offer, your offer may lapse. Follow the instructions below to accept or decline.

USC Central is the online self-service system you use to manage your enrolment and personal details. This includes responding to your offer, planning your timetable, enrolling in your classes, updating your personal information and viewing your financial details, grades and exam timetables.

Select your response below to access instructions for how to:

  • Accept your offer
  • Decline your offer
  • Change your response

How to enrol

Refer to the Academic Calendar for key semester dates.

Enrolling is a 2 step process:

Step 1 - Enrol in your courses

You can enrol in courses for Study period 2 now. This gives you the opportunity to plan your study well in advance.

Note: If you enrol in a course but don't select a class time (step 2), you will be charged the fee for the course at census date. You can swap, drop or add courses up until the end of week 2, and remove courses from your enrolment up until census date. View key dates in the Academic Calendar.

View the instructions to complete Step 1 in the video below or the Enrol in your courses PDF guide. If Class selection has already opened, follow the instructions for How to enrol when Class selection has opened.

Step 2 - Select your class times

Use the Timetable Planner* to plan your class times.

Once Class selection opens*, select your class times in USC Central by following the instructions in the video below or the Select your class times PDF guide.

Tip: Select your classes as soon as Class selection opens as classes can fill quickly.

*We will be in contact with you to let you know when the Timetable Planner is available and Class selection opens.

How to enrol once class selection has opened

If class selection is open and you are yet to enrol in your courses, you can enrol in your courses and select your class times in one step.

Check the Academic Calendar for Class selection open date to confirm.

View the instructions in the video below or the How to enrol when class selection has opened PDF Guide (565KB).


  • Need help?
  • Access your student email and Blackboard

    Your student email and Blackboard are two student systems you will use regularly during your studies.

    Follow these instructions to:

    • Access your USC student email
    • Log in to Blackboard

    Change your password

    Select one of the options below to change the password provided in your email offer as soon as you have checked your enrolment and completed your To Do items.

    • USC password reset via mobile

    • On a USC workstation

    Need help?

    If you have not registered your mobile phone and do not have access to a University workstation, then assistance can be provided. Please contact the Student IT Help Desk.

    Alternatively, if you need help logging in, access 24/7 IT support via askUSC, or contact the Student IT Help Desk.

    Check your fees

    As a university student, you will be charged fees for the course/s you study. These fees will vary according to the courses you enrol in and whether you are a Commonwealth supported or fee-paying student, as advised in your letter of offer. Refer to what will I pay? for more information.

    If eligible, you can defer payment to a HELP loan/s for your:

    • Student contributions (HECS-HELP)
      • You request HECS-HELP when completing your electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF) and enter your Tax File Number (TFN) in USC Central.
    • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SA-HELP)
      • You request SA-HELP when completing your electronic Student Services and Amenities Form (eSAF) and enter your Tax File Number (TFN) in USC Central.

    All students in a Commonwealth supported place must complete the Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF) and the Student Services and Amenities Fees Form (eSAF). Ensure you have completed both and provided your Tax File Number in your To-Do list when you logged in to USC Central.

    If you are not eligible for HECS-HELP and/or SA-HELP, you must pay your fees in full by the due date shown on your invoice. Please refer to Study costs to understand your financial obligations.

    If you are eligible for HECS-HELP but have not completed your eCAF, or paid your student contribution, or provided your tax file number by the fee due date, your enrolment will be cancelled.

    How to pay your fees

    It is your responsibility to access your invoice via USC Central and note the due date for payment of student contributions or tuition fees. Invoices are not posted tostudents. The fee due date can also be viewed in the Academic Calendar.

    Follow the steps at How to pay your fees to generate and print your invoice and check your payment due date.

    Please noteIf you change your enrolment at anytime this may change your fee liability. Check your account after your enrolment changes and regenerate an invoice if necessary.

    Bachelor Honours degree - Academic policy and procedures

    Please take the time to familiarise yourself with the Bachelor Honours degree Academic policy and Procedures which will assist in clarifying the mutual responsibilities of supervisors and candidates and will increase the quality of your Honours experience.

    Prepare for uni

    Get off to a flying start with your studies at USC – Visit Preparing for uni to find out about getting your ID card, organising your transport and parking, finding your way around campus, downloading Microsoft Office for free, accessing your Course Outline, deciding on what study materials you may need and where to find them and attending study support workshops.

    Questions? askUSC 

    askUSC provides online help with any questions you may have about the getting started steps, plus much more. Access askUSC online - anytime.

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