Student and campus services

Accommodation

There are two options when it comes to student accommodation. You can live within our on-campus residences that are on or next to our campus, or you can choose an off-campus option to rent a whole property, rent a room in a shared house, or homestay with a local family and have meals provided. Contact the Housing Services team to find the right accommodation option for you.

Careers

The Curtin Careers, Employment and Leadership centre can assist you with course and career planning, job application support and improving your skills to access a range of employment opportunities.

Faith communities, multi-faith services and chaplains

Curtin University acknowledges and respects the diversity of religious beliefs represented among student and offer multi-faith services to answer questions, provide assistance, refer you to religious representatives or connect you with a student group or faith community of your choice.

Our Bentley campus has three faith facilities, and our Bentley, Perth City and Kalgoorlie campuses have chaplains from a range of religions. You can contact Student Assist for any questions, support or information regarding our chaplains and faith communities.

Childcare

Full-time and part-time care is available for children aged 0-5 years at our Early Childhood Centre located at our Bentley campus. Or if you have children aged between 5 and 13 years old and need a helping hand during school holidays, you can register for the Carnaby Kids Sports Program.

Counselling

Our experienced counselling staff can help you address any issues affecting your work or study. This is a free and confidential service for on-campus, online and regional students. Contact the counselling service or make an appointment online to get assistance.

Emergency services

In an emergency at our Bentley campus, please call 000 to reach the Police, Fire or Ambulance services. Alternatively, you can call the Safer Community Team at +61 8 9266 4444 or download the free Safezone Security App to alert the Safer Community Team of your exact location on campus in an emergency situation.

Exchange programs

Take the opportunity to experience other cultures and add a unique edge to your Curtin degree by joining a student exchange program at one of our international campuses or partner institutions across 20 countries. To apply, all you need to do is attend an information session (held every Wednesday at our Bentley campus), submit your application, apply to your host university and complete your pre-departure checklist.

If you wish to study at an institution that we do not have a partnership with, this is called Study Abroad. If you are studying within Health Sciences, don’t miss the opportunity to participate in a fieldwork placement at our partner organisations in Asia with our Go Global program.

Medical, health and wellbeing services

Our Health Services can assist you with a wide range of medical assistance such as the management of health issues, lifestyle advice including stress management, nutritional advice and pregnancy-related care at our Bentley campus. You can book an appointment online, in person or over the phone.

Library and computing services

With four libraries located across our campuses in Western Australia, you will gain access to a large number of resources, facilities and support to assist with your studies.

The Robertson Library at our Bentley campus contains both group and individual study spaces, free WI-FI, a large number of computers, print and copy facilities, study and research support, and of course access to find books and resources via a range of online and on-campus databases.

The WA School of Mines Library located at the Kalgoorlie campus houses a unique collection of mining and related resources. It also has a print collection to support other Curtin higher education students.

Our Curtin Graduate School of Business Library located at the Perth City campus has a small specialised not-for-loan collection of books, journals and audiovisual items covering business and management. Library skills, EndNote and database classes are also available to students alongside access to a wealth of online resources to support to your study or research.

Learning assistance

Whether you are studying on campus or online, The Learning Centre can help you to improve your skills using their range of free online programsmentoring sessions and grant access to study facilities or equipment.

Personal safety and security on campus and online

Our Safer Community Team are available 24/7 to assist you with general safety, security, and personal crisis issues such as physical or sexual assault both on-campus and online. You can report an incident or concern, request help anytime, download the Safezone Security App or get information about swipe cards and door keys all through the Safety at Curtin website.

Sports and recreation

Join a Social Sports team, take part in University Games, or join a sports club to stay active and have fun during your degree. Court and Field hire is also available to Curtin students.

If you’re looking for new experiences and like trying new things, our Curtin Experiences team offer classes from Kickboxing to Bollywood Dancing, and programs such as surf camps, martial arts and self defence.

Student organisations

The Curtin Student Guild is an organisation run by the Guild Council made up of current students who can assist you with any personal, financial or academic issues via their Student Assist Officers. The Guild work with more than 130 students clubs throughout the year, to organise events for you to get you involved with.

Services and support for students with disabilities

Confidential and free disability services are available for both prospective and enrolled students. If you are not able to meet Curtin’s entry requirements due to a disability or medical condition, you may be eligible for special consideration entry. Once you are enrolled, you may apply for assistance with study needs, access and parking and alternative examination arrangements. To discuss your specific needs and requirements, please contact our Disability Services team.

Support services for LGBTIQ+ students

We are committed to our online and campus environment being free from discrimination and harassment. To support our LGBTIQ+ students, the University works alongside the Guild’s Queer Department, to ensure that LGBTIQ+ students are well represented within the University and to ensure Curtin remains a safe place for all students. There are a range of services available to sexually and gender-diverse members of the Curtin Community, including confidential counselling and health services.

Transport

There are a number of easy, safe and affordable ways to get to and around our Bentley campus. A free bus service is available to students living in nearby suburbs, or public transport using Transperth’s services are available to students living outside of the free bus service area. Alternatively, you can ride your bike or drive your car to campus.

Welfare services

Our Student Wellbeing Advisory service can assist you with a personal or study issue. Their phone, email and appointment service is completely free and confidential for all on-campus and online students.

Academic governance policies on all aspects of admissions

Please refer to our Admission and Enrolment [.pdf – 565kB] and Credit for Recognised Learning [.pdf – 242kB] manuals for a compilation of policies and procedures surrounding all aspects of admissions at Curtin University.

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