Admission pathways

There’s more than one way to get to university. Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? Don’t worry – we have several pathways available to help you start your university experience.

Use our pathways finder to explore your options based on your personal situation.

If the personal situations above do not apply to you, please browse our admission pathways below.

Portfolio entry Submit a portfolio

Demonstrate the equivalence to our ATAR entry by submitting a portfolio that demonstrates evidence of your academic achievements, qualifications and ability.

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StepUp to Curtin Scheme Receive an ATAR adjustment

Receive an ATAR adjustment factor based on your circumstances or location to help make you eligible for admission into Curtin courses.

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Special consideration Gain entry via special consideration

If your ability to study or sit exams has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you may be eligible to gain entry via special consideration.

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Enabling programs

Enabling programs are tailored to suit specific types of students.

UniReady Enabling Program Complete a free 12 week program

Qualify for entry into a selected number of undergraduate courses by completing the free 12-week program either online, on-campus or both.

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Multidisciplinary science Meet the requirements for a degree in science

Design a major that suits your background and career goals to meet the requirements for a degree in science.

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Higher education diploma programs

Study a diploma to gain entry into university.

Curtin College

Based on the main Perth campus, Curtin College provides qualifications ranging from pre-university to diploma programs. These qualifications guarantee a place in the second year of the related bachelor degree, subject to meeting progression rules and admission criteria.

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North Metropolitan TAFE

Transition into university by studying the units of the Higher Education Diploma of Commerce at North Metropolitan TAFE. You’ll then be able to confidently enter into the second year of our Bachelor of Commerce armed with the required academic skills.

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TAFE (VET) and other AQF qualifications

With qualifications from TAFE or another Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) recognised institution, you may meet Curtin’s minimum academic admission criteria, enabling you to get into university. You may also be eligible for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) which enables you to be exempt from completing some units, and you may be able to finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

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