Getting started

Welcome to UWA!

Starting uni is a super exciting time but we understand it can also be quite overwhelming.

We’ve put together a few essentials to help you get started but if you need help, please contact us.

New student essentials International students

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The important stuff

Set yourself up so you’re ready for the semester ahead.

Your compulsory online learning modules

All commencing students are automatically enrolled in the following compulsory units at the start of semester as part of your academic orientation. These are not-for-credit units and do not count towards your semester study load; however, they must be completed within your first semester to record a pass (and avoid a fail) on your academic record.

Academic Conduct Essentials

(AACE1000 or AACE4000)

Learn about ethical scholarship and the expectations of correct academic conduct that UWA has of its students.

Communication and Research Skills

(CARS1000 or CARS4000)

Develop communication and research skills in an academic context.

Indigenous Study Essentials

(INDG1000)

Build an awareness of Indigenous peoples and orient yourself within the local Noongar space in which the Crawley campus is situated.

There’s much more to uni than just study…

Now that you’ve set yourself up with Pheme and your Campus Card, it’s time to explore everything else UWA has to offer.

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UWA App

Download the UWA app now to find events on campus, connect with friends and discover all the tools you need to get ahead.

UWA app

Student offices

Your allocated Student Advising Office can assist with any questions you have related to your studies, including:

  • study plans and enrolment help
  • general advice about University life
  • referrals to other relevant support services

Your allocated office is listed on your studentConnect homepage.

Email: via askUWA

Contact your student office

UWA Transitions Team

Our dedicated team of advisers and mentors are passionate about ensuring you feel at home at UWA. Call or email us, or make an appointment to have a chat about:

  • Timetabling help
  • Managing your priorities and study load
  • UniMentor Program
  • Orientation and transitioning to uni life

…and more


Undergraduate adviser: +61 8 6488 3988

Postgraduate adviser: +61 8 6488 6789

Email: transition@uwa.edu.au

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