UniReady Enabling Program

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

About UniReady

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 meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • missed out on Curtin’s minimum ATAR; or
  • completed year 12 but did not take WACE exams or equivalent; or
  • did not successfully complete your high school studies; 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 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

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 four optional units:

Unit codeUnit nameCredits
PWRP0001Fundamentals of Academic Writing25
COMS0002Foundations of Communication25
SELECT TWO OPTIONS (see below)50
Optional units to select from
HUMN0001Introduction to Humanities25
MGMT0001Introduction to Commerce25
BIOL0001Introduction to Health Sciences25
MATH0003Applying Mathematics25

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.

Courses this can lead to

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

Health Sciences

Course codeCourse name
B-HLPROMHealth Promotion (Bachelor of Science)
BB-HPRHSFHealth Promotion and Health and Safety Double Degree (Bachelor of Science)
B-HLTHSCHealth Sciences (Bachelor of Science)
B-HLSFENVHealth, Safety and Environment (Bachelor of Science)
B-HUMBPCHuman Biology Preclinical (Bachelor of Science)
B-MOLGENMolecular Genetics and Biotechnology (Bachelor of Science)
B-NURSNursing (Bachelor of Science)
Please note: admission to the Nursing course is subject to a quota. Only a few UniReady students may be accepted directly into Nursing each semester. To be considered for Nursing after UniReady you must meet certain requirements, such as achieving an average of at least 70% in the Introduction to Health Sciences unit. These requirements may change. If you are interested in Nursing please email UniReady for detailed information about the requirements and your options if you do not meet them.
B-PSYCHPsychology (Bachelor of Psychology)
B-PSYCHRMPsychology and Human Resource Management Double Degree (Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Commerce)
B-SCWKSocial Work (Bachelor of Social Work)


Course codeCourse name
MJRU-THRDEProduct, Furniture and Jewellery Design (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-ANTSOAnthropology and Sociology (Bachelor of Arts)
B-ARCHArchitecture (Bachelor of Applied Science)
BB-ARTCOMArts and Commerce Double Degree (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce)
MJRU-CHNSEChinese (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-CRAGDCreative Advertising and Graphic Design (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-CRWRICreative Writing (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-DIGDEDigital Design (Bachelor of Arts)
B-EDECEarly Childhood Education (Bachelor of Education)
MJRU-FASHNFashion (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-FNARTFine Art (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-GEOGRGeography (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-HISTRHistory (Bachelor of Arts)
B-INTARCHInterior Architecture (Bachelor of Arts) - (an interview may be required as part of your application - learn more)
MJRU-INTRLInternational Relations (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-NETCMInternet Communications (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-JAPANJapanese (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-JOURNJournalism (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-LIBSHLibrarianship and Corporate Information Management (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-LITCULiterary and Cultural Studies (Bachelor of Arts)
B-MASCOMSMass Communication (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-PERFSTheatre Arts (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-PHILLPhotography and Illustration Design (Bachelor of Arts)
B-EDPRPrimary Education (Bachelor of Education)
MJRU-PRWRPProfessional Writing and Publishing (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-SCARTScreen Arts (Bachelor of Arts)
B-EDSCSecondary Education (Bachelor of Education)
B-URPLANUrban and Regional Planning (Bachelor of Arts)
MJRU-VISTCVisualisation Interactive Media (Bachelor of Arts)

How to apply

Applying for Semester Two, 2017

Applications open: 8 May 2017
Applications close: 2 June 2017

Orientation Week: 24 – 28 July 2017
Semester 2 commences: 31 July 2017

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

UniReady has a limited number of fully Government-funded places which allows Curtin University to offer the program free to eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. As it is a very popular program, many students want to enrol in it but there is more demand than available places. A small number of free places for second semester will be available to students who fulfill equity eligibility requirements as listed below.

Application Process

  1. All available Government-funded places will be offered to eligible equity students.
  2. If Government-funded places remain, these will be offered to non-equity students based on application date.

What are the eligibility requirements?

Applications will be assessed based on student equity and needs. Students who have been disadvantaged in their studies as they have faced circumstances beyond their control that severely impacted their high-school studies, or are part of an equity group, will be more likely to be offered a place in the government supported program.

The following circumstances will be considered:

  • Socio-economic (SES) background
  • Rural and isolated background
  • Mature-age (20 years and over)
  • Indigenous Australians*
  • Humanitarian Visa Holder
  • High school attended

This information to support the above circumstances will be captured in the initial eApplication process.

The following circumstances will also be considered:

  • Medical issues and disability
  • Financial situation
  • Home environment and responsibilities
  • Educational disruption
  • English language background

You will be required to complete separate documentation for the above circumstances if they apply to you.

* Note: Indigenous Australians should also consider applying for Curtin’s Indigenous Tertiary Enabling Course, as this course is specifically designed for students of Indigenous Background.

Steps to apply

It is advised that you start the application process as soon as possible. You can gather necessary documentation and then upload this any time before the application closing deadline. This will not affect your initial application date.

  1. Consider if you may be eligible for a Government-funded position based on your circumstances. (If you do not think you are eligible you can go to Step 3).
  2. Download and complete the relevant form (or forms) below that apply to your circumstances. The forms will indicate what supporting documents you need to supply. For scanned document information and guidlines, please click here.

3. Access the application form via the link below to complete your UniReady application. If you have completed any         equity forms you will be able to upload these and the necessary supporting documents during the application             process.

Click here to access the UniReady Semester 2 2017 eApplication

What happens next?

Your application will be assessed and if you are successful in your application, a Letter of Offer will be sent to your nominated email account.

Please be aware that you will not be advised on the result of your application until after the closing date of application and all applications have been assessed.

It is important that you check your email (and junk folder) frequently as failure to respond to requests for further information, or formally accept an offer to the course in time, will most likely result in your application being withdrawn.


Contact us

Contact us

UniReady Enabling Program
Phone: +61 8 9266 7632
Fax: +61 8 9266 1734
Email: uniready@curtin.edu.au

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.

The Curtin Access Bus Service (CABS) is available during semester. CABS is free and is restricted to Curtin students and staff. This service operates on Monday to Friday during the normal semester weeks.

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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