Changing your name

Change your name in My Enrolment

To change your official name recorded with Southern Cross University please submit an eForm through My Enrolment. In the eForm there is a section to upload supporting documentation. All supporting documentation uploaded via your eForm must be scanned certified copies of the original documents.

You may also submit your supporting documentation in-person to your closest campus or via mail. Please be aware that documents received will not be returned, so please do not post original documents. Southern Cross University will not process documents that are just photocopies/photographs, or documents that have not been correctly certified.

We recommend uploading your supporting documentation with your eForm for the fastest service.

Evidence of name change — submit one of the following (certified or original)

Australian Citizens (domestic students)

  • Australian Passport (current)
  • Full Australian birth certificate — an extract is not acceptable
  • Australian citizenship certificate
  • Your registered name as recorded by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (Australian State and Territory) on a Change of Name Certificate
  • Deed Poll registered with the relevant Australian authority

Non-Australian Citizens (international students)

  • Current Passport
  • Government issued national identity papers (offshore international student only)

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Document certification

The person who certifies your documents must be contactable by telephone during normal working hours. They must write on each copy “This is a true copy of the document sighted by me” and include their name, contact telephone number, address and profession. It must be then signed, date certified and stamped with the official stamp or seal of their organisation. The following is a list of professions who may certify your document/s.

An authorised officer in:

  • Any student administration office at any Australian university
  • The administration office at any TAFE college

Anyone who is currently employed as:

  • A Justice of the Peace (JP), registration number must be provided
  • A bank or building society manager, but not a manager of a bank travel centre
  • A police officer of a police station, of the rank of sergeant or above
  • A Principal of an Australian secondary college, high school or primary school
  • A credit union manager
  • A barrister, solicitor or patent attorney
  • A postal manager
  • A commissioner for declarations
  • A registered accountant

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