Get started with your enrolment

How do I accept my offer?

SATAC: If your offer is to your first preference, SATAC will have already accepted your offer on your behalf. If your offer is for a lower preference follow the instructions at My Application on the SATAC Website.

MyNextCourse: Visit MyNextCourse to accept your offer. CDU will send you an email providing you with enrolment information including your student number.


Steps to enrolling into your program

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Step 1: Activate your Account

The offer email you receive contains your student ID number. This is your User ID when logging on to University systems. Ensure to visit My Computer Account to create your authentication details.

Your username and password give you access to various online services:

Find out more about your computer account and internet usage at CDU.

Step 2: Check your study plan

If you have completed units at another university or previously at CDU, you may wish to apply for credit. To apply, submit the Credit Transfer eForm together with the supporting documents.  Assessment of your application can take up to 4 weeks, the outcome of your application may determine the units that you enrol in.

Check your study plan and select your units

Visit the course catalogue, search for your course and select the 'Study Plan' tab.

If you are not strictly following the study plan, the below information may be of help when selecting units:

  • Common Units are completed in first year
  • Maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted
  • Select electives from the correct level. The first number of the unit code gives the level at which the subject is taught. E.g BAC123 would be a first year unit. 
  • Be aware that there are maximum and minimum limits on the number of units you can do at the different levels, check your course structure for this information.
  • Check the timetable to ensure you don't have any clashes before you enrol. Scheduling ensures no core units clash within each study plan, your electives need to fit around your core unit/s
  • Assumed knowledge should be checked when selecting units at 200 and 300 level, it will be persumed that you have completed the foundation unit/s in the subject area at a lower level 

Decide which units you want to study online or on campus

You can choose to study a number of different ways:

  • Internal study means you come to classes on campus
  • External study means you study online via Learnline
  • Mixed mode study means you choose to study some units internally and some externally

You choose your study mode at the time you enrol in each unit. All Higher Education units offered by the University are categorised as:

  • OLR Online Reliant. Internet access is required for this unit. You are required to access study material through Learnline. Please log in to Learnline on the first day of each semester
  • OLS Online Supported. Supplementary materials are provided online via Learnline, you will require internet to access this material
  • PB Print-based. You will be sent print-based or other learning materials e.g. CDs via Australia Post (very few units have print-based learning materials)
  • ITV Intensive. Some external units may have an on campus requirement. This information will be published in the unit description

You can search the unit catalogue, or view your study plan in the course catalogue to ensure that units are offered in a mode that suits you.

Step 3: Ready to Enrol

To manage your enrolment, personal details, grades, fees, and make payments - Visit MyStudentInfo

If you are a new student you need to follow the steps to enrol in MyStudentInfo, you can use the enrolment help guide to help you through the process. If you are a re-enrolling student you can skip to step 8 in the enrolment help guide.

Prepare to Launch check list

Visit online Learning

Learnline is CDU's online learning environment. On each of the CDU webpages there is a small key icon with 'Learnline Login'  at the top right hand corner. This is how you access Learnline.

On the first day of each Semester your unit outline will appear in Learnline and your studies will commence.

Getting started with Learnline might seem daunting if you've never studied online before, but be reassured that lots of other students have also felt this way and have gone on to become successful online learners. We suggest you log in and take the Learnline tutorials to familiarise yourself with how it works and check your system requirements.

Check your Timetable

Check your class timetables (select the purple 'Timetable' button on the right-hand side of the page) and prepare your study schedule. 

Get your textbooks

You can purchase your textbooks from the CDU Bookshop prior to your first day of classes. The CDU Bookshop website will tell you which books you need once you enter your unit code.

Ask CDU can also answer some questions like:

Request your Student Card

When your enrolment has been processed and confirmed, you are entitled to a Student Card. This will be used as your ID for Examinations.