Apply through TISC

If you are new to studying at Curtin, you will need to apply through the Tertiary Institutions Services Centre (TISC). Find out how to prepare your TISC application by following the steps below.

Step 1: Login to the TISC website

If you studied your year 12 WACE courses at a WA high school, you will already be registered with TISC.

Step 2: Submit your course preferences as part of your TISC application

Enter your TISC preference codes in order of which course you most want to apply for, followed by your second preference and so on. You can either use the course search on the TISC website or the TISC Guide to get the codes you need.

Step 3: Lodge your application

Follow the instructions, answer the few remaining questions and declare your application. You’ll be asked to declare that all the information you have provided is correct and to pay a fee to submit your TISC application.

Your online TISC application is only activated once payment has been made.


Please ensure that any official documentation you attach to your application follows our scanned documents requirements and guidelines.

How do I know whether I need to apply through TISC?

You’ll need to apply through the Tertiary Institutions Services Centre, if you:

  • deferred an offer for a Curtin course, and now wish to apply for entry to a different course (not the course you deferred from), either at Curtin or another WA University; or
  • have been/are enrolled in Open Universities Australia (formerly Open Learning Australia), and are now seeking admission into an undergraduate degree course; or
  • have been/are enrolled in the Health Sciences Graduate Entry Foundation Course and are seeking admission into an undergraduate degree course; or
  • want to apply for medicine at Curtin; or
  • don’t meet the course switcher criteria.

What happens next?

Once ATAR results have been released in December, you may wish to revisit your TISC preferences to reflect your ATAR. Then you will need to wait until first round offers are released in January.

If you do receive an offer of admission into a Curtin course in the main round, you can either accept or defer the offer. If you’ve been offered your second to sixth preference you can wait for the second round to see if you get your first preference.

Find out more about the offers process

Coming from another university?

If you’re switching from another university to study at Curtin, the application process is the same as above. Depending on your previous study or work experience, and the course you want to apply for, we may award you with credit for previous study or work experience towards the completion of your degree.

Visit our online support centre for questions on offerings, admission criteria, bridging and enabling courses. Anything Curtin course related, we can answer it.