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.

Please note: The information below is correct at the time of publication. If the proposed Higher Education Reform Package is approved by the Australian Government, there may be changes to eligibility, application processes, and fees for UniReady.

About UniReady

About UniReady Enabling Program

UniReady is 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 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
TOTAL 100
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)

Humanities

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

Applying for Semester One, 2018

Applications for Semester One, 2018 are taken via TISC, but applicants may also be required to submit additional documentation directly to UniReady. Please read the information below before applying.

Important dates

  • Applications open: 7 August 2017
  • Applications close: 22 January 2018*

*It is strongly recommended you apply as early as possible as we are anticipating a large number of applications and places are limited.

Note: applications received via TISC after 29 September will attract a late fee.

  • Orientation Week: 19 – 23 February 2018
  • Semester One commences: 26 February 2018

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

Eligibility

UniReady has a restricted number of commonwealth supported places for Semester One, 2018. It is a popular program and there is typically greater demand than available commonwealth supported places. Applications will be assessed based on student equity and needs. Applicants who have been disadvantaged in their previous studies due to circumstances beyond their control, or who are part of an equity group, will be more likely to receive an offer of a place in the commonwealth supported program.

If you do not meet any of the educational disadvantage or equity criteria below you can still apply for UniReady. Depending on the number of applicants and places available, commonwealth supported places in the program may still be available to students who do not meet the criteria.

Information based on the list below will be captured in your TISC application and will be considered.

  • Socio-economic (SES) background
  • Rural and isolated background
  • Mature-age (20 years and over)
  • Indigenous Australians*

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

The following three circumstances will be also considered. If any of these apply to you, you will need to complete and submit the educational disadvantage form [.pdf – 129kB] with the required supporting documentation.

  • Medical issues and disability
  • Financial hardship
  • Home environment and responsibilities

Steps to apply

  1. Apply for UniReady via the TISC website

    1. If you experience issues with your application, contact TISC directly
    2. For closing dates and application fees, view the TISC calendar
    3. Ensure you make a note of your TISC ID number
  2. Consider if you have experienced any of the circumstances that require extra documentation (as per the second list above). If so, you must complete the educational disadvantage form [.pdf – 129 kB] and email it to equity.uniready@curtin.edu.au along with the required supporting documentation.
    1. We recommend you apply via TISC as early as possible. You do not need to wait until you have arranged your form and supporting documentation. After you have submitted your TISC application, email your completed form and documentation to equity.uniready@curtin.edu.au prior to the TISC application closing dates.
    2. Ensure you clearly write your TISC ID number on your form. Your TISC ID must be correct or we cannot match your form to your TISC application. If you do not know your TISC ID, contact TISC.
  1. Wait to find out if we are able to offer you a commonwealth supported place in UniReady. Please refer to the TISC Calendar for offer dates.

Important note about potential fees

The recent Government Higher Education Reform Package [.pdf – 982 kB] includes proposed changes to enabling programs throughout Australia. View FAQs around the proposed changes.

These proposals include the possibility of students paying fees for an enabling course as written in the FAQ document:

From 1 January 2018, if you start or continue your enabling course in a CSP you may be charged the student contribution amount of up to $3,271 (per EFTSL in 2018). You may be able to cover the cost of your student contributions through a HECS-HELP loan.

This means, if the proposed changes are approved by the government, the four unit UniReady course may attract a deferrable fee of $1,635.50. The final government decision is yet to be made. We will update this section on our website as soon as we know.

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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