UniReady Enabling Program
Course code: 312161
New for 2014: on campus OR online. You choose!
UniReady Scholarship for regional students
If you're a regional student and want to move to Perth for UniReady, you'll need to pay for travel and accommodation. This is now easier with a little help from the UniReady scholarship for regional Western Australian students.
About UniReady Enabling Program
If you want to meet the entry requirements for a bachelor degree at Curtin, this short program can help.
UniReady is free to Australian and New Zealand citizens, and Australian permanent residents. It's designed to help you gain entry into some 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
- completed TAFE studies at a certificate IV level; or
- are a mature age student.
Semester one and two
UniReady is a one-semester program (13 weeks, plus orientation and exam week) offered at the Bentley campus in first semester and fully online in both first and second semester. This means that in first semester you can do some units online and some units in a class on campus, or all your classes at Bentley or all your units online. In second semester UniReady does not have on-campus classes, but is available fully online for maximum convenience.
UniReady Summer Program
UniReady Summer is a five week intensive program offered at the Bentley campus during the summer break. It can help you gain entry into your chosen course in time for Semester 1, 2014.
The free five-week program starts with a compulsory Orientation/Enrolment Day on 3 January 2014. Classes commence on 6 January 2014 and finish on 7 February 2014.
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.
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.
You will be required to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF). Learn more about the SSAF.
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 three core units and choose one unit from the three optional units:
|Unit code||Unit name||Credits|
|300443||Academic Writing 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|
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.
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|
|130110||Business Administration (Bachelor of Business Administration)|
|130099||Commerce (Bachelor of Commerce)|
How to apply for UniReady
You'll need to apply directly to UniReady for entry to the Summer program. Applications are submitted online via an eApplication. Visit the online applications page to learn more and apply.
Applications open: 9 September 2013
Applications close: 2 January 2014
To apply for first semester entry for UniReady, you'll need to lodge your application through the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC). TISC operates on behalf of the four public universities in Western Australia, processing applications for admission.
When applying through TISC, you may only apply once. You can choose up to six courses in order of preference. List the UniReady Enabling Program as one of your preferences. Learn how to apply through TISC.
On-time applications for 2014 close 27 September 2013 - if you apply after this date you'll have to pay extra. See the TISC calendar for all dates.
Fees apply - see the TISC website for more.
You'll need to apply directly to UniReady for mid-year entry. Applications are submitted online via an eApplication. Applications for Semester 2, 2013 have closed.
UniReady Enabling Program
Phone: +61 8 9266 7632
Fax: +61 8 9266 1734
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.
UniReady opening hours are 9.00 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.
UniReady Enabling Program
Curtin Teaching and Learning
GPO Box U1987
Perth Western Australia 6845