Student Resources

UNSW Student Account Information - User ID (zID) and zPass

All UNSW students will be required to access online services with your User ID and zPass.

Your User ID is your UNSW student number which is in the form of z1234567

Your zPass is the password you will use to access the following UNSW services:


Moodle is the online learning environment that UNSW uses to support its teaching. All courses at UNSW will have a Moodle page. All relevant information related to your course will be available on the Moodle page. This will include the course outline, readings, additional course materials, recorded and filmed lectures, contact information for your lecturers and discussion forums. Please note some courses will have more content than others depending on how the course is delivered (ie online, face to face or blended).

You will also submit all your assessment via Moodle and Turnitin. Further instructions on how to do this can be found on the UNSW Moodle Support.

Moodle course pages are released to students approximately 1 week before commencement of classes. We highly recommend you watch the Moodle support videos and become familiar with how Moodle works at the beginning of semester.


New students are highly recommended to use software to manage references and citations (which will make your life easier when writing your assignments). UNSW provides EndNote FREE to all students with further information on how to download EndNote available on UNSW IT services.

Holly Seale from the School of Public Health and Community Medicine provides an overview of using EndNote to manage references and citations.

The UNSW Library provides all kinds of support to UNSW students. They also provide specific support for Postgraduate students and those who are studying by distance. Visit the following links to find out more.

Research Consultations

Postgraduate students are able to have a research consultation with a librarian if you are looking for scholarly information related to your research topic or area of research, unsure whether you have located all relevant resources or wanting assistance to identify and search the Library's specialist databases. Fill in the Research Consultation Online Booking Form to book an appointment. Appointments are available in person or online during business hours 9am - 6pm (last available appointment at 5pm). Distance Students can participate in a research consultation online with screen sharing software. Please book your research consultation well in advance. 

Postgraduate Study Space

The library has a dedicated space for Postgraduate students only on Level 4 of main library. The space is open during Main Library opening hours. Study desks, computers and printers are available. Study Rooms are also available but need to be booked online.

Services for Distance Students

The UNSW Library provides a service for distance students in providing assistance with accessing and obtaining library resources in a timely manner. Please complete the Off-campus Registration Form to be eligible for this service. If resources are not available online this could involve the library sending you books in the mail or emailing you a journal article. More information can be found on the Off-Campus Borrowers website.

Library Subject Guides

The Learning Centre provides academic skills support to all UNSW students. They offer individual consultations for students, academic skills workshops, the Postgraduate Coursework Day and online academic skills resources. As a new student it would be good for you to look at the information below so you are aware of the support services available should you need it.

Online Academic Skills Resources

The Learning Centre also provides a lot of information and resources online to assist students in developing the wide variety of academic and communication skills required for successful study.

Individual Consultations

The Learning Centre provides individual consultations to students that run for 50 minutes and must be booked in advance online.

Academic Skills Workshops

The Learning Centre runs academic skills workshops on campus throughout Semester 1 and 2 on a wide variety of academic skills including:

  • Essay writing
  • Oral presentations
  • Writing reports
  • Referencing
  • Critical Thinking

Postgraduate Coursework Day

The Learning Centre runs a Postgraduate Coursework Day specifically for Postgraduate Coursework students in Semester 1. It usually runs on a Saturday and comprises a number of short workshops on academic skills. This is a highly recommended workshop for those students who have returned to Postgraduate Study after a long break between study.

Below are the key contacts for your Postgraduate Program at UNSW. Should you have any further enquiries regarding your degree please feel free to reach out to them.

School of Public Health and Community Medicine

  • Public Health
  • Health Management
  • International Public Health
  • Infectious Diseases Intelligence
 (02) 9385 1699

School of Women’s and Children’s Health

  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Women's Health Medicine
(02) 9382 6730

Pharmaceutical Medicine
(02) 9385 2528

Forensic Mental Health
(02) 9385 4519

Health Data Science
(02) 9385 9064