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.
Demonstrate the equivalence to our ATAR entry by submitting a portfolio that demonstrates evidence of your academic achievements, qualifications and ability.
Receive an ATAR adjustment factor based on your circumstances or location to help make you eligible for admission into Curtin courses.
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.
Enabling programs are tailored to suit specific types of students.
Qualify for entry into a selected number of undergraduate courses by completing the free 12-week program either online, on-campus or both.
Design a major that suits your background and career goals to meet the requirements for a degree in science.
Complete a short Indigenous enabling course to help you meet the requirements for your chosen course.
Higher education diploma programs
Study a diploma to gain entry into university.
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.
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.
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.