Self-enrolment steps

These steps are for both domestic and international students self-enrolling in undergraduate or postgraduate course units.

To access your self enrolment steps log into myMurdoch and select the ‘Learning’ heading from the menu on the left. Click on the ‘Manage course and unit enrolment’ option in the right hand menu and you can then begin the self enrolment process.

You need to complete each step before you can proceed through to the next step. Watch our video for a step-by-step walkthrough, or follow the steps below.

Self-enrol by following the below steps

  1. Disclaimer: The first step is the disclaimer, where you agree to comply with the conditions of study at Murdoch.

  2. Address: The second step is address, where you confirm both your postal and home addresses, as well as your emergency contact details.

  3. USI: The next step is your USI verification, which stands for Unique Student Identifier. If you haven’t got a USI yet, you can create one for free through the Australian Government’s USI website, which is linked on the page. If you are an international student commencing online offshore, you do not need a USI. 

  4. Services: In the Services step, you can manage your Guild membership, register your SmartRider, and let us know if you’re in the Australian Defence Force or a professional athlete.

  5. Statistics: We are required by the Australian Government to record this information for your enrolment. Please read all questions carefully.
    • If you choose to disclose a disability, our Accessibility Advisors will reach out to see if we can assist you with your studies. There is a link on the page to the ADCET website, which provides advice on disability disclosure.
    • If you identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, we encourage you to connect with our Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre.
  6. Course: Now we have the Course step, which is where you view your course details and let us know when you expect to complete your course. You can adjust this at any time during your studies.

  7. Commonwealth Assistance Form (ECAF Form): The next two steps – ECAF Form and SA-Help – apply to domestic students only. If you’re an international student, you can skip ahead to the Units step.

    • The first step is the ECAF Form, which stands for Electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form. You’ll need your Tax File Number handy.
    • If you’re studying on a Commonwealth-supported place, you complete the ECAF to accept your place and request a HECS-HELP loan, if you’re eligible.
    • If you’re on a full-fee paying place, you may be eligible to complete the ECAF to defer your fees to a FEE-HELP loan.
  8. SA-HELP Form: The second step is the SA-HELP Form. This has got to do with your Student Services and Amenities Fee, often called the ‘SSAF’.

    • The SSAF helps pay for services that support your studies, such as Careers and Counselling.
    • Eligible domestic students can use this form to defer their SSAF payment.
  9. Units: The Units step is where you enrol in your units for the year.

    • If you’re not sure what units you need, you can find course plans online.
    • If you’re an international student in a postgraduate course, your units may have already been added for you.
    • To add a unit, click ‘Add units’ and search by unit code.
    • Select the option that has the teaching period (for example S1 is Semester 1), study mode (D for internal or X for external), and location that you want. Then click ‘add to cart’.
    • You can then click ‘add more units’ and repeat or click ‘undo’ to remove units.
    • Once you’ve finished adding all your required units for the year, don’t forget to press ‘save changes’!

    Units advice:

    • If a unit is showing as ‘invalid’, roll over the red text to find out why.
    • To remove a unit, simply check the ‘delete’ box and save changes. Once semester begins, this will change to say ‘discontinue’.

You have now completed your Self Enrolment Steps. Your course status will initially appear as ‘inactive’. Don’t worry, this is correct! It will automatically switch to ‘enrolled’ in your first week of study.

Refer to Step 4: Select your classes for your next steps.