What is non-award study?

You may apply to enrol in one or more topics as a non-award student if you do not want to be admitted to a full course of study.

See also the University Policy on Non-award Studies.

What will non-award study cost?

Students permitted to study one or more single topics will pay a fee for enrolment which is at least equal to the highest student contribution amount rate (for undergraduate topics) or the Postgraduate Coursework Tuition Fee rate (for postgraduate topics) for each topic.

Check the student contribution amounts for your topics by entering the subject area (e.g. ENGL) in the box:

Does the student services and amenities fee apply to me?

As a general principle it is expected that all students will pay this fee irrespective of course or course level.  However some exceptions may apply, please refer to the student services and amenities fees page for additional details.

Note that under government legislation, as a non-award student, you are ineligible to obtain a SA-HELP loan for your student services and amenities fee (SSAF) and these fees must be paid upfront.

How do I apply & enrol as a non-award student?

  1. Select your subjects (called topics at Flinders) by searching the Flinders Topics page.
  2. Select your 'Subject Area' and click 'Display Topics' for each topic to check the timetable details.
  3. Enrol in your other subjects at your university and obtain approval to undertake the required topic(s) toward your course (as per your own university's procedures, or via authorisation on the Flinders cross-institutional/Non-award enrolment form described below).
  4. Download and complete the required [missing FMS file] and attach the relevant supporting documents.
  5. Either email, fax or post the form to Enrolment Services:

    Email: askflinders@flinders.edu.au
    Fax: 8201 2580
    Mail: Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001

  6. Your application will be provided to the appropriate School/Faculty for approval.  Once your approval has been received Enrolment Services will process your application into the appriopriate non-award course.
  7. Enrolment Services will notify you of the decision and advise you of your Student ID No (if you are a new student).  You will then be required to activate your FAN (Flinders Authentication Name) by creating a secure password and enrolling online in your topic(s) via the Student Information System.  See Step 2 - Access the Student Information System for detailed instructions.
  8. Within the Student Information System you will be able to access your Confirmation of Enrolment and Fee Account in order to make tuition fee and student services and amenities fee payments.  Your Fee Account will contain your payment due dates as well as details of the available methods of payment.

You must ensure you are enrolled by the census date, Flinders University cannot accept an enrolment after the census date.


How do I obtain access to Flinders University systems as a non-award student?

Once you have been enrolled at Flinders, you will be able to obtain and activate your Flinders Authentication Name (FAN) and set your secure password.

Log on to Flinders Learning Online (FLO)  to access your email, the Student Information System, an electronic diary and Library services.

Once you have logged in to FLO, use your Flinders Student ID and your secure password to access the Student Information System. The Student Information System will enable you to make changes such as registering for classes, withdrawing from topics, viewing results, viewing financial transactions, making on-line fee payments etc.

Use your FAN and password to access the Ask Flinders website and to record requests for support for any enrolment-related problems.

Use your FAN and password to access your Flinders course materials via the Flinders Learning Online site.