Enrolment for postgraduates
including Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy (research only)
- How to prepare for enrolment
- Failure to enrol
- Failure to pay fees
- Vaccination against infectious diseases
- Criminal record check
- Prohibited employment declaration
- Withdrawing from or varying a coursework course
- Withdrawing from or varying a research degree
If you are a commencing student the first thing to do if you have received an offer to study with us is to accept it, as outlined in your letter of offer.
If you have done this already, go to our Enrolment Site which will take you through the enrolment process step.
If you are a continuing student you must re-enroll every year between the end of November and start of semester 1 to continue your candidature. Continuing students need to visit their Sydney Student portal to enroll, you can also visit the Enrolment Site for further advice.
How to prepare for enrolment
Consult the Faculty Handbook to make your unit of study choices.
Unit of study selection advice
Please contact your course team directly if you require help with your unit selections.
Course Contact List
Sydney Medical School is holding an on-campus enrolment week from Monday 14 - Friday 18 July. Please attend if you require any support with your online enrolment. Academic and Student Services staff will be on hand to offer any advice and guidance needed.
Master of Public Health
Those students commencing the Master of Public Health in semester 2 should refer to the following advice
Those students commencing a Clinical Epidemiology degree in semester 2 should refer to page 22 of the following Guide for further unit of study selection advice.
Note: Students undertaking the following programs: Public health, International Public Health, Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics, STD/HIV, Clinical Epidemiology & Surgery; may be required to undertake PUBH 5018 – Introductory Biostatistics. Students who are not confident with their maths ability at the intermediate high school level are encouraged to undertake a Public Health Statistics bridging course in February.
Visit the Going to Uni Website and learn about payment options available to you.
Masters of Philosophy students consult your Faculty Handbook to check which unit of study is compulsory for your degree.
Research students should visit the Information for Research Students page to learn about support available. It is also important that student familiarise themselves with the University's Codes of Conduct.
If in any year you fail to enrol, your candidature will be regarded as having lapsed. If you wish to recommence your studies you will be required to reapply for your degree through the University website. Once this new application is processed you will retrospectively be granted credit for units of study you have previously completed. Please contact the Postgraduate Student Administration Unit if you require advice on this process.
If you enrol but fail to pay your course fees as shown on your invoice by the due date, your enrolment will be cancelled. Cancellation is not the same as formal withdrawal, suspension or deferral. Cancellation means that you are still regarded as liable for all financial charges should you be reinstated, although there is no automatic right of reinstatement to your course. You are also denied access to your past academic record and all university facilities. If you are permitted to return as a student, a charge of $100, plus all other outstanding charges will have to be paid.
Before starting your clinical placement (if applicable), you are required to comply with the NSW Department of Health's Policy Directive: Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases.
Participation in screening and vaccination according to the Directive is a prerequisite for students for clinical placement in the facilities of NSW Health. Failure to comply with the requirements of the Directive may jeopardise completion of your studies.
The Directive requires that you consult your local doctor to obtain proof of your immunity status and/or be vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, hepatitis B, influenza and tuberculosis. Tuberculosis screening must be conducted by your local Chest Clinic. Once established, proof of immunity or vaccination must be carried with you at all times when on placement in the facilities of NSW Health and will be required prior to this placement. A "Record Card" will be provided at enrolment for this purpose. The Directive can be accessed at www.health.nsw.gov.au/policies/index or for further information, contact your local Public Health Unit under "Health" in the White Pages.
With effect from 1 June 2010, the NSW health department has a new criminal record check procedure.
Your current clinical placement card issued by the department is VALID for the remainder of your course.
However, if you misplaced/lost/ need another copy of the placement card, you would need to follow the new procedure.
For more information, Please visit :
• NSW Police
• NSW Health
All health care workers, including students who undertake training or fieldwork in the NSW health care system, are required to be subject to a criminal record check as a condition of gaining access to NSW Department of Health facilities. Depending on the nature of the offence for which a conviction has been recorded, the NSW Department of Health has the right not to accept a health care student or worker for placement in the NSW health care system in certain circumstances. All students affected by this policy will receive, as part of their enrolment package, a form from the NSW Department of Health consenting to a criminal record check. The NSW Department of Health requires you to complete, sign and return the enclosed form directly to the NSW Department of Health as soon as possible after receipt. Failure to do so could mean a delay or non-acceptance by the NSW Department of Health of your application for a placement. Non-acceptance of a student under this policy could affect that student’s academic progress. Accordingly, you are urged to contact the Medical School if you have any concerns or if you wish to obtain a full copy of the NSW Department of Health’s policy. Enquiries concerning this policy can also be directed to the Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association (SUPRA).
The University is not involved in this checking process and it will not be given any information about students on whom an adverse criminal record report is made. This information will be retained by the NSW Department of Health, which is legally entitled to hold such records and the NSW Department of Health will correspond directly with adversely affected students. The University, in consultation with SUPRA, has established protocols to enable students affected by the policy to receive appropriate advice and support and, if necessary, to enable them to transfer their enrolment to another course. These protocols were implemented in 1998.
The NSW Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998 regulates the employment of “prohibited persons” in “child-related employment”. Under the Act a “prohibited person” is a person who has committed a serious sex offence. “Child related employment” means employment, paid or unpaid, which involves direct contact with children, where that contact is not directly supervised. The Act specifically includes persons undertaking practical training as part of an education or vocational course within its definition of employment. Under the Act, the University must, before referring a student to a child-related placement, require that student to disclose whether or not he or she is a “prohibited person”. Further, if the University becomes aware that a student is a “prohibited person” it must not refer that student to a child-related placement.
It follows from the above that if you are enrolling in, or are already enrolled in, a course which requires you to undertake a placement in a setting where you are in direct contact with children you are required to complete a Prohibited Employment Declaration form and return it to the university.