Flexible entry options

If you don’t meet our admission criteria, there are still plenty of ways to gain entry to Curtin.

Portfolio entry

Alternative entry is available for selected courses for those who can demonstrate equivalence to Curtin’s ATAR entry through the submission of a portfolio that demonstrates evidence of your academic achievements, qualifications and ability.

Please submit your portfolio to gain entry.

StepUp to Curtin Scheme

StepUp to Curtin is a collaboration of two Alternative Access Schemes, StepUp Entry and StepUp Bonus. Both schemes grant bonus ATAR points based on your circumstances or location, and could help make you eligible for admission into Curtin courses.

Special consideration

We recognise that preparation for tertiary study isn’t always smooth. Special consideration allows applicants whose educational achievements have been compromised or disadvantaged by external factors to have their admission considered in light of those factors.

Enabling programs

If you have not met Curtin’s admission criteria, Curtin also offers a range of enabling programs which are tailored to suit specific types of students.

Curtin College

Based on the main Bentley campus, Curtin College provides qualifications ranging from pre-university to diploma programs. These qualifications guarantee a place in the second year of the related bachelor degree, subject to meeting progression rules and admission criteria.

TAFE and other AQF qualifications

With qualifications from TAFE or another Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) recognised institution, you may meet Curtin’s minimum academic admission criteria, enabling you to get into university. You may also be eligible for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) which enables you to be exempt from completing some units, and you may be able to finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

Have any questions about courses, admission criteria, bridging and enabling courses or anything else Curtin related? We can answer it.