New students - enrolment instructions


Have you accepted your offer?

After you apply for the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice or the Master of Legal Practice you will be sent an offer to your nominated personal email address. You will need to follow the instructions in your offer in order to accept it, after which you will be sent your student ID and password details.


When to enrol

Enrolment is open as soon as you receive your Welcome Email with your password and student ID number.

You must enrol before the first teaching day of your first course. 


Before you start

Please read the ANU student system guide for new students (PDF, 1MB) which provides information about using the ANU Student Systems, such as ISIS, WATTLE and your ANU Email.


Step 1 - Choose your courses

Please go to the GDLP course timetable for a list of courses on offer.

To enrol successfully, you will need to know:

  • Which session to enrol in first. If you are unsure which session you should enrol in please check your Offer Letter. The commencing session in your offer will indicate the first session for which you can enrol in your first course (BAP).
  • The class number of the course(s) you wish to enrol in. Courses have different class numbers for each session.

Admission to Practice Courses

  • LEGW8141 – Becoming a Practitioner (must be completed first)
  • LEGW8142 – Professional Practice Core
  • Elective courses – you will need to enrol in two, three, or four elective courses – the number of electives you complete is determined by the number of days of your LPE placement. See the GDLP Course Timetable for when electives are offered.
  • LEGW8152 – Ready for Practice (you do not enrol in this until you have completed your other courses - you will apply for a permission code)
  • Legal Practice Experience (you do not enrol in this until your LPE is completed - the LPE convener will then send you a permission code.

Masters completion courses

If you are undertaking an MLP you may enrol in a Masters completion courses at any time - otherwise you can complete the Admission to Practice courses first.

Please see the MLP courses page for more information.


Step 2 - Enrol in ISIS

Once you have identified the courses you need to enrol in, login to the Interactive Student Information System (ISIS).

You need to complete the Task Wizard in ISIS before progressing to enrolment. Then go to Main Menu > ISIS > Enrolment > Enrolment to add your courses.

Read the following guide for assistance:

Please note: attending, talking or thinking about a course does not mean you are enrolled.

Should any message appear during your ISIS enrolment process please contact us on 


Step 3 - Commonwealth Assistance

In order to apply for FEE-HELP, eligible domestic students can complete the electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF) while logged in to ISIS. YOU MUST DO THIS BEFORE THE CENSUS DATE OF YOUR FIRST COURSE.

Submit your eCAF to officially apply for FEE-HELP and access tuition fee support.

  • To complete this in ISIS, go to Main Menu> ISIS > Account details > eCAF and complete the form.
  • You should ensure that you have a tax file number in order to complete your electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF).  
  • To check that you have successfully deferred your fees to FEE-HELP please go to Main Menu >ISIS >Account Details >eCAF Print History.

After you've enrolled

You can access ISIS any time to check your fees as well as obtain final results and transcripts. Your course fees will be invoiced via ISIS at the start of each session. You will receive an invoice notification via email. Find out more about fee requirements for new students



Wattle is the teaching and learning site for your online course. You will gain access to WATTLE sites 24-48 hours after enrolment. Each Wattle course site is usually opened on or slightly before the course start date. The course sites contain information on course content, readings and assessment, convenor liaison and student forums etc.

You will also gain access to the Wattle GDLP Program Site - please check this regularly. It contains specific information about the program such as the LPE and court admission process.


University email

All students must access their ANU email account regularly - correspondence from the University will only be sent to an ANU email address. You can arrange to have your ANU email forwarded to another email account which you access daily. Please go to IT Services for information on how to set this up.


Full-Time Enrolment

In order to be considered a full time student you must be enrolled in 18 or more units in a study period.

  • Summer, Semester 1, and Autumn = first half of year study period
  • Winter, Semester 2 and Spring = second half of year study period.

Time limits for completion of program

As the GDLP and MLP programs are in a current teach out phase, all current students must complete their respective program by no later than the end of 2021.


Admission to Practice

For information about Court Admission please go to Admission to Practice.

Updated:  10 August 2015/Responsible Officer:  Director, GDLP/Page Contact:  Program Coordinator, GDLP