Resources and support
Curtin provides a range of resources and support services to help you stay on top of your studies and make the most of your time at university.
Located in building 102, Curtin Connect brings together a range of services for future students and current Curtin students. Head to Curtin Connect for services related to your enrolment such as getting your
student ID card and organising your timetable.
Get advice on Curtin’s courses and the application process, and find answers to all your questions about uni life.
O-Week is your first week at university and you’ll have lots of support from CurtinConnect and student advisors, including a mentorship program to help you settle in.
The Learning Centre provides free workshops and online programs to help you improve your study skills. There are programs to develop your academic writing, including how to improve your grammar, sentence structure and how to write better essays. There are workshops on referencing and how to avoid plagiarism, as well as programs on time management and critical thinking.
UniPass is a voluntary, peer-facilitated academic assistance program that can help you get through some of our tougher courses.
English language support is available for students who have English as an additional language, or for those who want to improve their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
The Curtin Leadership Centre can help you develop your skills in public speaking, project management and self-awareness through a combination of workshops, online training and practical experiences. You can learn how to apply your new skills through volunteering and community projects.
Add to your Curtin education with practical work experience and community projects. No matter what course you are enrolled in, Work Integrated Learning provides opportunities for you to apply what you have learnt to a real-world environment.
Curtin Careers, Employment & Leadership can assist you to find employment or undertake further career development. Our career counsellors offer a confidential service to help you with selecting classes, identifying development opportunities and prepare for job search.
Find the academic help and support you need at any stage of your degree. Curtin runs a variety of mentoring programs to assist university students at any stage of their enrolment, with programs including support for new students, postgraduates and students with a disability or health condition. You can also become involved as a mentor.
AIME (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience)
AIME is a community mentoring program, where Curtin students provide support to indigenous high school students. From hip-hop to resume writing, public speaking to study skills, local indigenous students are enjoying the benefits of this one-on-one program.
The UniPASS program at Curtin is a voluntary academic assistance program that targets historically difficult units. It can assist in the transition and retention of first and/or second year students.
Staff, students and visitors can feel safe on-campus with our safety initiatives and easy to access security services.
Security & personal safety
Curtin’s Safer Community Team makes sure the campus remains a safe and friendly place for all students and provides safety assistance to staff and students on campus. The team conducts 24/7 security patrols and provides after-hours security escorts.We provide a 24-hour support service every day of the year to the Bentley, Technology Park, Shenton Park, Murray Street and Kalgoorlie campuses. The service comprises a combination of preventative patrols, CCTV surveillance, response to calls, shuttle bus services and security escorts.
There are also emergency telephone stations throughout the campus along with well-lit, safe pathways and secure-card building access.
Use one of our courtesy buses to safely and easily travel around campus. We operate a campus courtesy bus service to help staff and students travel around campus safely in the evenings during semester.
You can also get to and from campus on CABS (Curtin Access Bus Service). The service operates each weekday and services Bentley and surrounding suburbs including Waterford, South Perth and Victoria Park.
Safezone security app
There are comprehensive staff support services available on-campus to assist with personal or work-related issues, as well as resources to provide advice and direction to students needing support.
Personal support services
Curtin support services for staff includes access to counselling, career advice and guidance and health services.
Resources to help students
START have several programs and resources to assist with student retention and transition. Students needing assistance can be referred to a Student Wellbeing Advisor at START for individual help.
Some staff may be approached by students for help and direction about issues outside their expertise. The Student Referral Chart can help you direct students to the right resource if they come to you for advice or assistance.