Accepting Your Offer

Before You Arrive

Accept Online
Accepting online is a 2 part-process

  1. Accept or defer your offer in Accept Online to ensure your place in the program. 
  2. Confirm your personal details, complete the Financial and Student Declaration sections and enrol in your courses (lectures, tutorials etc.).

If you do not accept by the deadline dates below your offer may lapse.

To accept or defer your offer you need:

  1. Your UAC reference number.
  2. Your UNSW Program code, available here.
  3. Your password for myUNSW access, available here

Use the information in your offer letter to create your password. You will need:

  • Your UNSW ID (e.g. z1234567) or 9 digit UAC Number (e.g. 123456789)
  • Your UNSW Canberra program code (4 digit number)

Need Help?

If you would like further assistance with creating or retrieving your password, please contact UNSW IT Service Desk on +61 2 9385 1333.

Once enrolment has started, you can update your enrolment at any time until the enrolment deadline. See enrolment dates for add and drop deadlines.

At UNSW Canberra, your Student ID Card is also known as UNSW ID Card, ADFA Card, or simply ID Card. Students who are required to be on campus and access Library online resources should note that it is a condition of enrolment at UNSW Canberra that you obtain and retain a Student ID Card for the entirety of your study with UNSW Canberra. Failure to obtain a Student ID Card will severely limit your access to services. While on campus you should always display your Student ID Card.

Trainee Officers

Trainee Officers for the ADF will get their student card during the YOFT (Year one familiarisation training) when they first commence at ADFA.

Non-defence & DCUS  

Obtaining your Student ID Card in Person

Please visit the ICTS Helpdesk – located on the ground floor of Building 14 – with a valid form of photo ID (Driver’s license or passport)
ICTS Staff will take your photo and then print and activate the Student ID Card for UNSW Canberra building access.

If you are not located on campus and would like to order and receive your Student ID Card Via Mail

Please send an email from your UNSW Canberra Student email address to with the following information and attachments:

  • Student number
  • Mailing address
  • Copy of a valid photo ID (Driver’s License or Passport)
  • Passport size photo that meets the below requirements 

Passport Size Photo Requirements:

The JPEG file that you submit to ICTS needs the following:

  • Dimension: Minimum specifications: 328 pixels wide x 370 pixels high in true colour.
  • Taken within the last 6 months to reflect your current appearance.
  • Taken in full-face view directly facing the camera with a neutral background.
  • You must be in appropriate clothing.
  1. Do not wear a hat or head covering that obscures the hair or hairline, unless worn daily for a religious purpose. Your full face must be visible, and the head covering must not cast any shadows on your face.
  2. Headphones, wireless hands-free devices, or similar items are not acceptable in your photo.
  3. If you normally wear prescription glasses, a hearing device, or similar articles, they may be worn for your photo.
  4. Dark glasses or non-prescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable. 

In all instances your Student ID Card will be mailed to you unless you advise the ICTS Helpdesk that you wish to collect it in person on campus.


Undergraduate and Postgraduate Coursework: A Student ID Card can only be printed if you are enrolled in at least one subject in the current semester and cannot be printed more than 4 weeks prior to that semester commencing.

T: +61 2 5114 5678

Not sure if you have accepted your offer or need assistance?
T: +61 2 5114 5000

Location: Ground Floor, Adams Auditorium, Building 111

Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday – 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • Friday* - 8.30amto 4pm 

* On the first Friday of each month Student Administrative Services closes at 1pm.