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 designed to help you gain entry into a range of Health Sciences, Humanities or Business and Law undergraduate courses.

UniReady is for you if you meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • missed out on Curtin’s indicative ATAR; or
  • Australian and New Zealand students must be resident in Australia for the duration of at least one unit.
  • 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 weeks) 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 admission criteria of an ATAR of 70 and English language proficiency.

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 admission criteria.

How much will it cost?

If you are in a commonwealth supported place there are currently no course fees for UniReady and you won’t be charged per unit. Students 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 +61 8 9266 1000.

Business and Law

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-ANIGDAnimation and Game 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

Applications for the Semester One, 2018 Commonwealth Supported UniReady are now closed. Applications for the Semester One, 2018 Domestic Fee-Paying UniReady are open, and you can find out how to apply below.

Applying for Semester One, 2018 Fee-Paying UniReady

Applications open: 23 January 2018
Applications close:  7 February 2018

Orientation Week: 19 – 23 February 2018
Semester 1 commences: 26 February 2018

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

To meet the high demand for UniReady, Domestic Fee-Paying places are now available. To apply for a domestic Fee-Paying place in the course, please visit the apply now site.

How much will it cost?

If your letter of offer states ‘Contribution exempt’ you do not have to pay any fees. If your letter of offer states ‘Domestic fee- paying’ you will be charged fees for the course. Students are expected to buy essential study materials such as stationery and a calculator for some units. Students also need access to a reliable internet connection.

For Domestic –fee paying students, indicative fees for the course are below. Eligible students can apply for FEE-HELP loan for their enabling course. Note: ‘Contribution exempt’ students do not pay fees. Check your letter of offer for the liability category if you are not sure.

YearStudent typeCost
2018Domestic Fee-Paying$7,500*

The fees are set at $75 per credit point. The total fee payable for each semester of study depends on how many units you enrol into for the semester. See the table below for examples.

Number of enrolled unitsTotal credit pointsIndicative fees*

*This fee is a guide only and does not include incidental fees such as the cost of stationary and study supplies. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for FEE-HELP, please visit Curtin Fees or the Study Assist website

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 have moved onto the main Curtin Bentley Campus and are now located in the Curtin Learning and Teaching in Building 105 (Level 1). The main entrance can be found underneath the Library entrance. Please note, you will need to call us from the video phone within the entrance as the area is secured.

UniReady opening hours are from 9:00am to 4:30pm.

Postal address

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

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