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UniReady Enabling Program

Successfully completing this short program can qualify you for entry into a range of undergraduate degrees at Curtin - and you can study it on campus, fully online, or a combination of both.

About UniReady Enabling Program

UniReady is free to Australian and New Zealand citizens, and Australian permanent residents. It's designed to help you gain entry into a range of Health Sciences, Humanities or Curtin Business School undergraduate courses.

UniReady is for you if you:

  • missed out on Curtin's minimum ATAR; or
  • completed year 12 but did not take WACE exams or equivalent; or
  • are undertaking or completed vocational studies and now want to come to University; or
  • are a mature age student (20 years or older).

UniReady Intensive

UniReady Intensive is a five week (plus orientation and exam week) program offered at the Bentley campus during January and February. It can help you gain entry into your chosen course in time for first semester.

Please note that the Australia Day public holiday on Monday 26 January 2015 will not be observed - classes will run as normal on that day.

UniReady Semester One and Two

UniReady is a one-semester (12 weeks, plus orientation and exam week) program offered in first and second semester, either on campus at Bentley, fully online, or a combination of both.

Please note:

  • Applicants must be past the compulsory school age as defined by the Western Australian School Education Act 1999 in the year they wish to study in the UniReady Enabling Program.
  • Australian and New Zealand students must be resident in Australia for the duration of at least one unit.

Study through UniReady

The UniReady Enabling Program aims to develop your independent learning skills and prepare you for university study. The program incorporates a high degree of flexibility and responsiveness that caters to students with a wide range of educational backgrounds, ages and experiences.

How will this program help me get into Curtin?

When you complete the program successfully, you'll be able to apply for entry to certain undergraduate courses at Curtin. When you apply, a 'notional' ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) will be calculated from your final grades. This means you'll fulfil Curtin's minimum entrance requirements of an ATAR of 70 and English competency.

Your score isn't considered an official ATAR because it's not awarded through WACE, but it's recognised by Curtin and TISC as meeting the University's minimum entry requirements.

How much will it cost?

There are no course fees for UniReady and you won't be charged per unit. But you are expected to buy essential study materials such as stationery and a calculator, and have access to a reliable internet connection.

How do I complete the program?

The program consists of four units (100 credits) and you must pass each unit to successfully complete the program. You need to enrol in two core units and choose two units from the five optional units:

Unit code Unit name Credits
PWRP0001 Fundamentals of Academic Writing 25
COMS0002 Foundations of Communication 25
SELECT TWO OPTIONS (see below) 50
Optional units to select from
HUMN0001 Introduction to Humanities 25
MGMT0001 Introduction to Commerce 25
BIOL0001 Introduction to Health Sciences 25
MATH0003 Applying Mathematics 25
INDS0002 Indigenous Australian Studies 25

Your optional unit should relate to your preferred undergraduate course. For example, if you want to study a degree from the Health Sciences faculty, you should complete the Introduction to Health Sciences unit.

Students studying UniReady in Semester 2, 2014 have a slightly different program. Students complete three core units and one unit from the three optional units:

Unit code Unit name Credits
300443 Academic Writing 013 25
300447 Communication 013 25
313974 Applying Mathematics 013 25
SELECT 1 OPTION (see below) 25
Optional units to select from
300453 Introduction to Humanities 013 25
300458 Introduction to Commerce 013 25
313973 Introduction to Health Sciences 013 25

See the Courses Handbook for the full course structure.

Courses UniReady can lead to

The UniReady Enabling Program may help you qualify for entry into some Curtin undergraduate courses - see the list below.

If you're not sure if UniReady will qualify you for a particular course as it's not listed, contact the course's faculty to determine the requirements.

If you're interested in studying science at Curtin (other than a Health Sciences course), contact the Faculty of Science and Engineering for information about their enabling programs. See Science and Engineering Alternative Pathways or phone (08) 9266 1000.

Curtin Business School

Course code Course name
B-BUSADM Business Administration (Bachelor of Business Administration)
B-COMM Commerce (Bachelor of Commerce)

Health Sciences

Course code Course name
B-FOODSCT Food Science and Technology (Bachelor of Science)
MJRU-HIMGT Health Information Management (Bachelor of Science)
B-HLPROM Health Promotion (Bachelor of Science)
BB-HPRHSF Health Promotion and Health and Safety Double Degree (Bachelor of Science)
B-HLTHSC Health Sciences (Bachelor of Science)
B-HLSFENV Health, Safety and Environment (Bachelor of Science)
B-HUMBPC Human Biology Preclinical (Bachelor of Science)
B-LABMED Laboratory Medicine (Bachelor of Science)
B-MOLGEN Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology (Bachelor of Science)
B-NURS Nursing (Bachelor of Science) (subject to quota)
B-PSYCH Psychology (Bachelor of Psychology)
B-PSYCHRM Psychology and Commerce Double Degree (Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Commerce)
B-SCWK Social Work (Bachelor of Social Work)


Course code Course name
MJRU-THRDE 3D Design (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-ANTSO Anthropology and Sociology (Bachelor of Arts)
B-ARCH Architecture (Bachelor of Applied Science)
BB-ARTCOM Arts and Commerce Double Degree (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce)
MJRU-CHNSE Chinese (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-CRAGD Creative Advertising and Graphic Design (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-CRWRI Creative Writing (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-DIGDE Digital Design (Bachelor of Arts)
B-EDEC Early Childhood Education (Bachelor of Education)
MJRU-FASHN Fashion (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-FNART Fine Art (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-GEOGR Geography (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-HISTR History (Bachelor of Arts)
B-INTARCH Interior Architecture (Bachelor of Arts) (an interview may be required as part of your application - learn more)
MJRU-INTRL International Relations (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-NETCM Internet Communications (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-JAPAN Japanese (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-JOURN Journalism (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-LIBSH Librarianship and Corporate Information Management (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-LITCU Literary and Cultural Studies (Bachelor of Arts)
B-MASCOMS Mass Communication (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-PERFS Performance Studies (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-PHILL Photography and Illustration Design (Bachelor of Arts)
B-EDPR Primary Education (Bachelor of Education)
MJRU-PRWRP Professional Writing and Publishing (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-SCART Screen Arts (Bachelor of Arts)
B-EDSC Secondary Education (Bachelor of Education)
B-URPLAN Urban and Regional Planning (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-VISTC Visualisation Technologies (Bachelor of Arts)

How to apply for UniReady

Units for Semester 1 2015

Please note: the Internal version of our course is reaching capacity, so we can't guarantee you'll be able to enrol into the Internal version of all units. If you can't enrol Internally you're welcome to enrol into the units Fully Online instead. You can be enrolled in some units Internally and some units Fully Online.

UniReady Semester 1 2015

You'll need to apply directly to UniReady for entry to Semester 1 2015.

Applications are submitted online via an eApplication. Visit the online applications page to learn more and apply.

Applications open: 22 January 2015
Applications close: 23 February 2015

On-campus orientation commences: 24 February 2015
Online orientation sessions: 24 and 25 February 2015
Semester 1 commences: 2 March 2015

For more information about semester dates please refer to the Academic Calendar.

Contact us

UniReady Enabling Program
Phone: +61 8 9266 7632
Fax: +61 8 9266 1734

Visit us

We're located in Building 603, 6 Sarich Way, Technology Park, Bentley - see Google map. You can also download the Lost On Campus app for your phone. This can be downloaded from your phone's app store; just search for 'lost on campus'. Follow the prompts to register.

Curtin's free hail and ride shuttle bus is available during semester.

UniReady opening hours are 9.00 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Postal address

UniReady Enabling Program
Curtin Teaching and Learning
GPO Box U1987
Perth Western Australia 6845

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