Resources & support
Whether you’re moving to Perth from another country or somewhere else in Australia, it helps to be prepared. There are plenty of resources and support on campus to help you settle into life at Curtin and in Perth.
Curtin Housing Services can provide self-catered and fully furnished accommodation for students, on or off the Bentley campus, however on-campus places are limited. You can also find accommodation through local real estate agents or websites.
Many students find part-time work at local businesses and manage to fit this around their studies, however you may not find a job that suits your strengths or your schedule, so make sure you arrive here with enough money to cover your expenses.
If you’re coming from overseas and plan to get a part-time job, you must apply for a Permission to Work Visa. You can only apply once you have commenced your studies. Obtaining a working visa will allow you to work up to 20 hours per week during semester and full-time during semester breaks.
Perth’s multicultural society means that many different religions are practised here. The most common religions are Christian, Catholic, Buddhist, Baptist and Jewish Orthodox but places of worship exist for several other religions. Human rights legislation guarantees freedom from discrimination on the basis of religion, which is seen as a matter of personal choice.
Apart from national legislation, Curtin has its own Cultural Diversity Policy, which aims to promote the cultural diversity of our staff and students through ensuring that everyone at Curtin, regardless of religion, receives fair and ethical treatment. Our faith services and facilities are available to support the diversity of faiths and beliefs on-campus.
The Curtin University Early Childhood Centre is a purpose-built centre at Curtin’s main campus for children under the age of five. The centre provides a caring and stimulating environment for children aged from six weeks to five years, with the capacity to cater for up to 133 children, providing meals and a nappy service.