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Orientation is all about the community, tools and resources you'll need to succeed.
Whether you study online or on-campus, this week is an important rite of
passage for new students. Don't miss out.

On-campus Orientation

What you'll learn during O-Week

On-campus Orientation will give you everything you need to succeed in your first trimester of study. Here's what you'll get out of it:

  • meet your lecturers and classmates
  • familiarise yourself with campus facilities
  • learn about campus safety
  • get to know your student support teams
  • get to know later year students
  • learn all about the Library 
  • log in to your portals
  • pick up your student ID card (email us now)
  • ask questions, eat food and have fun!

By attending Orientation, you'll be able to find your classroom easily in Week 1, know your way around the Library and sit next to a friend in class. It's a great way to start!

Your On-campus Orientation dates

How do you study?

Need to attend?

Dates and times

Your O-Week schedule


On-campus domestic students
I'm studying some or all
subjects on-campus


Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Register here

I'm an international student


Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Register here

Register now for Orientation

Registration helps us to cater for everyone and will ensure that your goody bag is full.

Register for Orientation

How to get to campus

Your Brisbane campus is located at 90 Bowen Terrace, Fortitude Valley. 

How to get here

Once you've registered for On-campus Orientation, take three important steps

It's time to get ready for life on campus; these three steps will help you do just that:

  1. Send us your photo 
  2. Get your study materials 
  3. Book in for Study Skills Bootcamp

International Student Orientation

As an international student, you'll need to attend a special Orientation as part of your visa requirements.

It's a fun and informative session and we'll teach you a little bit about Australian culture at the same time!

Once the session is finished, you will join on-campus Orientation with all of your Aussie classmates. Put the date in your diary now and don't miss it! We can't wait to meet you.

Don't forget to register

Study Skills Bootcamp

Your Learning Support Team invite you to our most popular student learning workshops at Study Skills Bootcamp.

Bootcamp is a series of informative workshops that will enhance the study skills you already have and give you confidence in academic areas you're unfamiliar with.

Sessions include time management and research skills, referencing and writing for your study area, plus more. Sessions are designed to give you the key skills you need for study success in your discipline. Register for your dates below.




Topics Covered

Extra Details

Day 1 -
All Students

1 June,

9.00am - 1.00pm

  • Time management
  • Getting started on assignments
  • Research skills and database searching
  • Referencing and plagiarism

For everyone!

Free morning tea/lunch provided (yum)

(Book in below as places are limited)

Day 2 - 
Health & Business Students

1 June,

2.00pm - 3.30pm

  • Intro to academic writing skills for Health and Business disciplines
  • Intro to writing genres (essay, report, literature review, reflective writing)

Health & Business students only

(Book in below as places are limited)

Day 2 - 

2 June, Friday

10.00am - 11.30am

  • Intro to writing skills for Design 
  • Intro to writing genres (specific to Design)

(Book in below as places are limited)

Click below to book and save to your calendar:

Book in for Bootcamp

And don't forget to register for Orientation too!

New to science subjects?

Come to our Science Success workshops to get equipped with science and maths basics.

Friday 2 June, 2017

  • 9.00am - 12pm: Chemistry and Maths
  • 12.00pm - 12:30pm: Lunch
  • 12.30pm - 1.00pm: Understanding Flipped Classes
  • 1.00pm - 4.00pm: Human Biology & Medical Terminology

Register for Science Success

Online Orientation

Online Orientation (O-Orientation) is a dedicated resource to help new students navigate study life online. It is open to all new students but is especially useful for those who will study some subjects remotely.

At O-Orientation you'll learn about:

  • creating a study space at home (or at the office, or at a friend's house!)
  • your IT requirements
  • Library and learning resources
  • the skills you already have (and how they'll help you to succeed)
  • support services just for you
  • plus more

And, you'll get to meet lots of other students in the forums who are studying in your faculty.

Your Online Orientation 

But don't forget...

All online students are invited to attend an On-campus Orientation closest to them! Come along to meet your academic and student community, and get prepared for the road ahead.

Get in touch with Student Services to discuss which campus will be best for you to visit, and to register your attendance.