Getting ready for the start of semester
Now that you have completed your enrolment, there is some other activities for you to do to ensure that you are ready to go on the first day of semester.
Find out if your course is having an orientation session
Most courses hold orientation sessions to begin the semester. If your course is having an orientation, it's vital that you attend. You will find out all the information you need to know to begin your course. It's also a chance to meet other students and your lecturers.
View orientation details for semester 1
Set up your email account
You will be allocated your own email account when you enrol. It is through this account that we will communicate important information to you while you are studying with us
Find out about setting up your email
Other useful information
The following information is important for you to know. It will assist you during your first weeks at Central.
We suggest you download and take a look through the Essentials Guide, our handbook for students. This guide gives a comprehensive overview of information to help you get started at Central and navigate the 'ins and outs' of the College throughout your time with us.
Download Essentials Guide (PDF)
Student ID cards and SmartRider information
Student ID cards are available from the Bookshop at Perth campus and the Library at all other campuses. They are available in the first week of semester. You will need to show your enrolment summary as proof of enrolment to get your ID card.
As a full-time Central student, you are entitled to travel concessions on Transperth services. You can pick up an application form for the Tertiary SmartRider from Student Services when you enrol.
Your Student ID will not be accepted by Transperth as proof that you are entitled to a concession on public transport.
Current Students section of the website
Students have their own section of the website. Click on Current Students on the top menu bar of this site to view. You can access this when you are on campus or wherever you can access the internet. You should check this regularly when you are studying with us.
The current students section allows you to view the latest student news, offers, competitions, important information about your studies and services Central offers including the Library, Bookshop, Career Services, Blackboard: our online training tool plus more.
You will also be able to access the Student Portal from Current Students where you can securely look at your results and course information, access eCounselling plus more.
Visit Current Students
You will be able to view and print your timetable from the Student Portal once you enrol and make a payment. You should refer to your timetable to find out when your first day of class is.
Bookshop and library
You will be advised of any texts and additional resources you may require during the first week of your study.
Books and resources can be purchased online through the Bookweb: The online bookshop and mailed to your home or collected from your preferred campus.
Central has a Bookshop at Perth Campus which stocks resources for all courses.
Libraries are located at Perth, Mt Lawley, Leederville and East Perth Campuses. The bookshop and libraries will not be open during enrolments.